In the heart of Pioneer Square, Mitchelli's serves good, basic Italian food in a cozy spot with a friendly, old-world atmosphere. The vintage wooden-topped lunch counter in a room with classic hexagonal-tile floors is a popular after-work and late-night gathering spot, and the conversation is lively. You can't go wrong with the lasagna or pizza from the wood-fired oven. Better yet, build your own custom pasta dish with your choice of seafood or meat to go on top of the pasta. For a rich dessert, dig into a caramello--creamy caramel with toasted walnuts and whipped cream. If you're a night owl, keep Mitchelli's in mind -- full meals are served until 4am Friday and Saturday nights, catering to the starving hordes who pour out of the area's many bars after last call. If you're traveling with kids, note that Mitchelli's lets up to two kids eat free off the children's menu when you order an adult entree.
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