Tukwila, WA – Galliano’s Cucina

Out with some business colleagues for lunch the other day, this is a regular haunt of said colleagues, close to their office.  Galliano’s  in the “fast casual’ category with table service, counter ordering.

They offer a fairly full-line Italian style menu, with sandwiches, pizza, salads, pasta and selected entrees.

A large menu board, replete with misspellings (“avacado”, “muscles”) is behind the counter, place your order, pay, and in short order, your food will be brought to your table.

Our party of five managed to sample a broad selection of the foods,  two of us had meatball sandwiches, one a pizza, another the chopped salad.

All of the food was aesthetically and palate pleasing.  I was one of the meatball sammie guys, something I would ordinarily never order (for no particular reason), and it was delicious.   Wedges of flavorful meatballs, red sauce, cheese,  on a very high quality roll.  The meatballs were (I am guessing) a blend of veal and pork, with Italian herbs, slight fennel.   Side choices were soup, salad, or waffle fries (not sure I have ever had the latter in Italy, but probably a normal add-on for American tastes.)

The colleague immediately to my left went with the small (11″ ) Supreme pizza, and I was drooling over (but not offered any) the obviously hand-pulled Italian sausage, and thin crusts.

Verdict?  I liked it.   I’m in the area on occasion, and will hog a large pizza for myself next time I am in Tukwila.  They have a 2nd location near Sea-Tac, as well.

Galliano's Cucina, Tukwila Washington


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