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Lindsay Peyton
Chef Brian Clevenger works his magic at Raccolto on California Ave.

A chef with a vision, Brian Clevenger serves up fresh pasta, seafood, veggies and more at new spot in West Seattle

By Lindsay Peyton

West Seattle chef Brian Clevenger has a vision.

He wants every neighborhood to have a top-notch restaurant that serves homemade pasta and fresh seafood – and he’s ready to do his part in making that dream a reality.

Clevenger has already achieved success with Vendemmia and East Anchor Seafood in Madrona and about a month ago, opened the doors to his new place in his own neighborhood, Raccolto, 4147 California Ave SW.

“I want people to have the most simplistic approach to pasta, meat, seafood and have a beautiful product,” he said. “It’s healthy, it’s sustainable and it’s at a price point where people can go more than a couple times a year.”

In fact, the plates of pasta and dinners served up at Raccolto are reasonably priced by most standards and the restaurant is already bringing in a crowd to the contemporary, cozy spot with an open kitchen, located just past the Junction.

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