Italian Food

This week, Old Spaghetti Factory, that brick bastion of Italian(ish) cuisine, will end its nearly 50-year run downtown on Dec. 23, two years after the building was sold to developers.

Storied Italian women are said to sit on old stools set on cobblestone streets, rolling gnocchi off forks, pinching pasta into hankie shapes or cutting it into short tubes.

It’s the crown jewel of Tom Douglas’ trio of restaurants in his refurbished South Lake Union brick warehouse tucked beneath the shiny new Amazon buildings (it’s also home to Brave Horse Tavern’s tasty pub food and Ting Momo’s hit-or-miss Tibetan d