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Tue-Thu: 17:00 - 21:00
Fri,Sat: 17:00 - 22:00
- Good For Groups
- Outdoor Seating
- Takes Reservations
- Take Out
- Waiter Service
- Walk-Ins Welcome
Parking Lot parking, Street parking
Chef Holly Smith, James Beard Award winner 2008: Best Chef Northwest,
Nominated Best Restaurant Service - 2009 and 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards, Nominated Outstanding Restaurant 2011, Nominated Outstanding Chef US 2011 and 2012 James Beard Foundation
Sous Chef - Jonah Amodt
Jr. Sous Chef - David Solis
Pasta - Susan Raunig,
Cooks - Elizabeth Blacker, Mark Riggs, J.P. Taylor, James Huffman
Pastry Chef/Bread Baker - Anna Ivers
Chief Expediter- Jim Marriot
Servers - Kristin McCauley, Karin Davidson, David Chou, Elizabeth Wolf, David Johnson, Jenny Boomershine.
Server Assistants- Devin Blaser, Emma McCann
Wine Director - Kyle Brierley
Cafe Juanita has been a labor of love, allowing Holly to express her passion for Northern Italian food and wine; a commitment to organics and sustainability and a holistic approach to the dining experience.
Chef Holly Smith opened Cafe Juanita in April of 2000, driven by her interest to have creative control in her own restaurant and a strong passion for the foods of Northern Italy. Her hallmark rests with the special care she takes to cook seasonally with the finest local produce and artisan products available from Italy and the Pacific Northwest.
The menu at Cafe Juanita changes frequently, but always includes an eclectic mix of meats and seafood, illustrating the commitment to fresh, bold dishes that most often utilize organic products. As a member of the food community, Holly believes in sustainable agriculture, supporting growers whose outstanding quality is tantamount to their long-term commitment to the land. In addition to nurturing the farm industry, Cafe Juanita is committed to offering great wine. The menu is complimented by an award-winning wine list with primary focus on Northern Italian producers and rounded-out with outstanding Northwest wines.
A superior dining experience is marked by excellent service with great attention to detail. Cafe Juanita's staff receives consistent recognition by dining guests and media alike with acknowledgements including: Best Service by Seattle Magazine in their 2006 Restaurant Awards, Gourmet Magazine Top 50 restaurants and 4 stars (out of 4) from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 2008. In 2011 Cafe Juanita was nominated for the James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant and Outstanding Chef in the US. In 2012 Holly was nominated a second time for Outstanding Chef in the US.