7. Cafe Veloce – Kirkland, Washington


Okay, so it’s a Series 1 Jaguar XJ6 with whitewalls, but that strongly suggests its owner has several alternative means of transportation, at least one of which is probably a motorcycle. Inside, there are quite a few vintage Ducatis and Parillas and things on display. In the winter, they snuggle by the big fireplace. In the summer, it all moves outside to bask under the golden, soggy, Kirkland sunshine (Seattle-ish, to you and me). Either way, it’s all about the fine Italian cuisine and pizzas, made with the finest fresh local ingredients. Wait, does every restaurant say that? Highly recommended by several Seattle-area Facebook friends.