Branzino is a Seattle neighborhood restaurant with Italian influences. Pasta, pizza, cheeses, breads, cured meats, and all desserts are made by hand in-house each day.
An affordable global wine list with an emphasis on Italy and the Northwest, an attractive and attentive staff, a warm well lit space are features of Branzino's personal experience.
Born and raised in the Northwest, Chef Leroy offers a simple representation of local Italian cuisine. Uncomplicated dishes focused around fresh and local ingredients are the driving force behind the menu at Branzino. By using local vendors such as Corfini Gourmet meats and Pike Place Market’s Frank's Produce, he is able to bring fresh wild-caught fish from local tribal fisheries, as well as Washington-grown produce.
Although Branzino is Chef Leroy’s first head chef position, he has spent his entire working career in the kitchen: from the state's capital, Olympia, Washington, where he spent three years as sous chef for Executive Chef Taylor Vroman at Mercato, to the shores of Maui, Hawaii, where he worked in open air kitchens, exploring the tropical flavors of the Pacific. Leroy is proud to experience, for the first time in his career, the responsibilities as head chef.