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***GODFATHER FAMILY STYLE****PART 6

This is the restaurant your fellow foodies have raved about. There is a slice of Italy deep in Rainier Valley. I have received many special requests for family style dining. So back to one of my favorite places. Please join us for a wonderful evening of food and company.

I will be taking you to Lucca, Italy. Its food is among Italy’s most compelling — almost certainly the best in all of Tuscany.

Hidden right off of Rainier Ave, it's in an unsuspecting location--but perfect in every way. This is a one of kind spots... I love that its a small owned family business, cute "hole in the wall", great food, and friendly authentic service.

Sandro the owner.. did a good job with a full restaurant the last time we dined there. Got to give him credit. He made you feel you were like in Tuscany or Lucca where he is actually from.

Sandro and his wife Nancy (The owners) will offer all there signature dishes for our dinner menu. They will have to special order a lot of the ingredients. He will also super size the dishes because of our larger party. We will be having bottles of wine with dinner.

This place is such a neighborhood gem, it's time for you to come over to the burbs and check it out.

We will be dining FAMILY Style. As to try variety's of dishes they will be preparing for us. Cafe Vignole is indeed a culinary oasis South of Raineer. Since 2006, they have served host to Seattle for over 7 years. Their beautifully presented dishes do not contain MSG and are prepared individually to ensure freshness and the highest quality our diners expect.

Cafe Vignole, located in the South Lake neighborhood, is one of south Seattle's best kept secrets. Come dine and unwind in a wonderful lilttle place.

Bring CASH please!! :) CASHOLA:)

FREE PARKING ON THE STREET!!!

**Price will be fixed ($60) and includes gratuity making it easy for everyone involved. We will have name tags for all my events. So I get to know your name and makes it easy to mingle. Two no show policy will be applied. If you do not adhere to any of this please do not attend.

***RSVP ETIQUETTE: Since we have limited space I ask that you (and your guest) be considerate of others and commit to your RSVP. Your no-show may prevent someone else from attending and you from attending other limited dinner events like this.

***Reviews from your fellow foodies...

keoni

Assistant Organizer Fifteen joyous and happy foodies congregated in a little hole in the wall in Raineer Valley. We enjoyed the company of a wonderful chef named Sandro from Lucca Italy. He graced us with recipes from his mothers and grandmothers kitchen. A wonderful feast that lasted for 4 glorious hours. The wine was flowing, the food was fabulous, and the company was great. Thank you for sharing a wonderful evening with me. Till the next time

marsha conn *This is a restaurant I would go back to. Even though we had a long table , we were able to talk and everyone was so nice and fun to be with. Then there's the food! Nicely seasoned, imaginative menu and plenty of it! My favorite dish was the calamari.

Mike This was real treat: great Food, Wine and Friends. Had lovely time transporting myself back to Italy with some delicious culinary treats from Lucca, Italy. Thanks Sandro for having us and thanks Keoni for organizing.

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  • Rita W.

    terrific evening with great food and great company. thanks keoni!

    March 30, 2013

  • kyoni

    Thank you all for coming to Cafe Vignole for a late night dinner.
    As always Sandro never disappoints us. Except for the fight over tiramisu...lol...Please frequent his establishment if your in the area. He would appreciate seeing you again. 4 hours of feasting..I am stuffed .. Till the next foodie adventure..

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running late. Will be there in 15min

    March 29, 2013

  • kyoni

    Ok Foodies...Arrival 7:10 to 7:25...Have a glass of wine..Mingle..We eat at 7.30 Prompt o..

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry. Last minute hiccup. I can't make it

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Come hungry, folks! K will make special arrangement for our group w/ Sandro and the meals here are always savory and plentiful. I will work out for 3 hours tom morning just for this event lol

    March 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Naughty girl....just for that - I'm bringing rope to tie you to that chair and have you watch me eat all your food >:)

      1 · March 29, 2013

    • Rita W.

      my stomach as been sufficiently expanded during the winter training months. :-)

      1 · March 29, 2013

  • Robc

    Is this family style dining Vegetarian friendly?

    March 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Rob - Sandro mixes it up. This is a 5-6 course meal and he will have at least one or two meat entrees for the course. He sometimes prepares fish, but expect there to be meat. From what I understand, K will have Sandro offer some Vegetarian dishes as well tonight. K?

      1 · March 29, 2013

    • kyoni

      Hannah..you know how he cooks...He always makes something different. And also does his award winning dishes. He is making something special just for you out of his grand mothers recipe book. I told him something vegetarian. I hope it blows you away.

      March 29, 2013

  • Yoshie P

    Sorry, I got last minutes appointment.

    March 28, 2013

  • Kishari

    Now I can't make this, I'll try some other time, thanks Kyoni.

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm Rita's +1 :)
    And may I say - I'm very excited about this dinner. THANKS K!!!!

    March 14, 2013

    • Rita W.

      can't wait!

      1 · March 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sandro LOVES me. >:)

      March 15, 2013

  • Bubble

    Love to go but check my cal and I have tickets for a show that night... next time ?

    March 14, 2013

    • kyoni

      your working to much ...

      March 14, 2013

  • J

    Fantastic place. Love the gnocchi in gorgonzola sauce. and the provolone stuffed Portobello was insane!!!!

    March 14, 2013

    • kyoni

      Note..J has lived in Italy and makes a MEAN cioppino.

      March 14, 2013

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