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:)


**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...


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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  • Steve

    Great place. Kind of leaves you feeling a little hungry though. Only kidding of course. It was non-stop dish after savory dish for close to three hours. This was indeed a great time. Fun group. Thanks Kyoni!

    May 18, 2013

  • kyoni

    Every Dinner here has been a unique experience. A totally different menu every time that just knocks us off our feet. From all the Antipasto, Primo, Secondo, Contorno, and Dolce. Was stupendous... bruschetta heavenly, chicken pate, all the pasta dishes, snapper w/ white sauce, that pork chop prosciutto entree, ohh so good. When this comes out again in summer you all need to attend. Because you really have not dined till you go to Sandro's Cafe Vignole... A repeat indeed ..

    May 18, 2013

  • Leah

    Great fun.

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good food, good people.

    May 17, 2013

  • kyoni

    Do not eat today...you will feast tonight !! Arrival 7.10 to 7.25. We begin dinner at 7.30pm... It's going to be wonderful !!

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Business trip was extended and I will not be back in town on time. Sorry!

    May 16, 2013

  • Pam M

    On WW right now have to limit my eating out :(

    May 14, 2013

    • kyoni

      But it's fabulous Italian !!

      May 15, 2013

    • Pam M

      I know but expense accounts and living on the road are making me fat! Ha!

      May 15, 2013

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