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Monday, November 14, 2011

#1566 #S926 - Via Tribunali (Belltown), Seattle - 5/13/2011

Many of us will miss the dirty foam and neon sheep and the divey atmosphere of the back bar in the original Crocodile.  But the remodel included many things done right, including the dark and swanky Via Tribulani in the back portion.  This was Mike McConnell's fifth and most romantic of his AVPN-certified Neapolitan pizza restaurants, with a bar that seemed like a central point instead of squeezed in.  The most striking features where the very high-backed black vinyl seats and the gorgeous paintings of Mt. Vesuvius, emphasized with carefully positioned Rembrandt lighting.

 When it closed after approximately one year, Via Tribunali left the wood-fired pizza oven made from ash from Mt. Vesuvius and the mahogany bar to the owners of the Crocodile.  They continue to sell very similar pizza and fairly decent cocktails, though no longer under the volcano paintings.



2200 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 - (206) 441-4618
Est. April 16, 2009 - Closed 2010 - Building constructed: 1924
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