To Seattle's map of well-loved Euro-outposts, like the George and Dragon and Cafe Presse, can now be added Azzurri Vino Bar , which recently opened

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Best Place to be a Rabid Soccer Fan in an Authentic Atmosphere

Azzurri Vino Bar

To Seattle's map of well-loved Euro-outposts, like the George and Dragon and Cafe Presse, can now be added Azzurri Vino Bar, which recently opened in Fremont. The spot is small, but boasts three flat screens perpetually tuned to Italian soccer (or the Sounders, if they're playing), an affordable menu that consists mainly of panini (all named after soccer teams), and a guarantee that you'll be surrounded by fellow futbol fans, including the owner, Michele Zacco. He closed his upscale eatery Pontevecchio in order to create the more laid-back Azzurri, and when you walk in you can almost feel the sigh he must have felt. Order a glass of prosecco, enjoy Zacco's occasional cries of "Mamma mia!" in response to the game, and let the afternoon float by you like a mis-delivered corner kick.—Suzie Rugh

 
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