Rione XIII – Seattle, WA

Ethan Stowell opened his fifth restaurant recently called Rione XIII. Since we love all his restaurants — namely, his fresh house-made pastas cooked perfectly al dente — we were excited to try this one. Rione’s concept is a more rustic, “street-style” fare found in Rome. We waited for our table outside with beverages in the warm setting sun, which made the wait time just fly by.

Of course we had to start with Arancini, which are fried risotto balls filled with mozzarella in ragu. This brought me back to memories of when I was in Italy and I would get a couple of these at a random market as midday refueling snacks or if I was on the go.

Chantrelle mushroom, roasted garlic, thyme, and pecorino romano Roman street style pizza.

Beasting on some pizza.

Tonnarelli carbonara with guanciale, egg yolk, and pecorino romano. The pasta never disappoints!

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  1. September 20, 2012 / 2:00 am

    i just discovered your blog and i'm loving it!! you are too gorgeous and have amazing style =)

  2. September 20, 2012 / 2:10 am

    Ah, it all looks SO delicious! Those cheesey balls in particular… yum!

    xo, alison*elle

  3. September 20, 2012 / 2:56 am

    This place looks awesome! I'm actually going to visit Seattle soon! So hopefully I get to try this place out!!

  4. September 20, 2012 / 3:10 am

    Looks so good! Love Italian food! You look so cute eating that pizza haha

  5. September 20, 2012 / 6:11 am

    Looks great! I love trying new restaurants! Too bad I still need to try Ethan Stowell's other restaurant.. How to Cook a Wolf.. I heard great things about it too! 🙂

    xo – Sheila

  6. September 20, 2012 / 12:18 pm

    These look delicious! And you look so cute even when eating haha

  7. September 21, 2012 / 4:39 pm

    hi Carolyn! i love these food posts of yours! i live in seattle too and it's fun to see the places other people are eating at! 😉

  8. September 21, 2012 / 8:31 pm

    I want to eat everything in this post – how delicious!

  9. September 22, 2012 / 9:11 am

    Aw yum!! I love food posts, but now im so hunGARY!

  10. September 23, 2012 / 2:27 am

    This is food porn…lol everythig looks delish!

  11. September 23, 2012 / 1:06 pm

    The beasting photo cracked me up!

  12. September 25, 2012 / 2:14 am

    Looks yumma!

  13. September 25, 2012 / 8:09 pm

    What a drool worthy post. I would totally visit Seattle just to eat here. lol


  14. Anonymous
    September 26, 2012 / 6:51 am

    Those aren't arancini. They are suppli. I wish people would stop talking about them as if they are interchangeable. Arancini (meaning "little oranges") are Sicilian, suppli are Roman (and a key part of my childhood…). Suppli are larger, made with a meat ragú, and always cheese filled. They are classic Roman street food. Somehow, arancini made their name in the States first, and now people are constantly talking about the two as if they're the same when they are not. In this case, the menu actually CALLS them suppli (actually "suppli al telefono," because the stretched melty cheese resembles a phone cord). Why would you change the name for your review?

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