Villa Cosenza, housed in an old brick mansion in Bothell, features the Italian fare of longtime Seattle-area chef Gianfranco Bafaro.
...If you remember Gianfranco Bafaro, the Calabrian chef who made his mark at Il Paesano in the U District, Calabria in Kirkland, Il Monello in Issaquah and Gianfranco in Snoqualmie, perhaps you've been wondering what he's been up to lately.
The answer is "his
elbows, in gorgonzola cream sauce" in the kitchen at Villa Cosenza
, the latest in a succession of restaurants to do business at this landmark address. As Cosenza's executive chef, Bafaro is now ensconced in south Bothell, preparing a lengthy lineup of Southern Italy's greatest hits , hold the pizza.
efforts get a fine-dining spin courtesy of this dusted-up venue: an old brick mansion whose stately dining rooms, Frenchified furnishings and '70s-style elegance continue to channel the gourmet ghost of Gerard's Relais de Lyon.