Cafe Juanita | Restaurant | Kirkland | Seattle | Washington Restaurants, Wine, Travel, Opinions

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Restaurants and bars
Open: Dinner Tue - Sat
Price: Expensive

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Phone Number: +1 425 823 1505
Address: 9702 NE 120th Place
Kirkland, Washington
Country: United States
Food Style: Italian inspired

Café Juanita is a quiet and relaxing venue serving some wonderful Italian-influenced food in suburban Kirkland, Seattle.
If you are in Seattle it's worth travelling over Lake Washington to the quiet and relaxing Café Juanita just for chef Holly Smith's Parmesan rind-simmered soup with house-made corzetti. We thought it was one of the best soups we have tried in a long time!
However all of the Italian-inspired dishes will tempt you. Rabbit braised in Arneis with pickled dwarf peaches and scallops with zolfini beans are both brilliantly executed dishes. The service is relaxed but professional and the wine selection extensive. And desserts such as Marsala macerated figs with tegola D'Aosta and vanilla mascarpone will be sure to tempt you.
We are interested in the fact that they dedicate a special section of their wine list to "Grower Champagnes" - that is those makers who grow their own grapes and make their own Champagne. Usually these growers will tend their vines organically or biodynamically and will eschew additives in their wine.
They also have some naturlly fermented wines such as those from Gravner and Radikon.
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