Ciao.
We would like to introduce ourselves.

We are Kevin and Maria Downey, two owners who are passionate about conveying our vision for an authentic Italian experience.

We have traveled to Italy over thirty times over the last thirty years,
also taking many of our employees to help us communicate our vision of sharing with you delicious Italian food. We have gotten to know many of the wine producers that we support to introduce their wines and their stories to our customers. You will find everyone at Grazie Ristorante – both the Southcenter and Canyon Park locations – to be friendly and welcoming, with the most knowledgeable staff anywhere. You’ll experience Italian food made with authentic recipes and ingredients just like you were dining in Italy. Only at Grazie Ristorante will you receive five-star service at family prices.
Grazie Ristorante was born in November of 1987.  Owner Kevin Downey, with years of experience working in the restaurant industry, took his love of the business and created a unique Italian dining experience, more authentic than any in the Puget Sound area.

The first Grazie Ristorante was located in a beautiful 2-story building built in the early 1900’s. Overlooking Commencement Bay in Tacoma, it featured spectacular views and was an instant hit.

Grazie at Southcenter opened in mid-1988, and in 1995 together with Maria Downey, the Canyon Park location in Bothell was opened.  In 1997, we sold the Tacoma location.

It has been a fantastic journey, filled with joy and tears, hard work and happiness. Most of all, it has been a labor of love to serve tens of thousands of Grazie Ristorante’s loyal customers through the years.

We look forward to serving you soon!

Grazie Ristorante also enjoys being part of the community we serve:

  • Member of the Washington Restaurant Association.
  • Charity dinners are hosted each year in which 100% of the proceeds go to the selected charity.
  • Dinner certificates are occasionally donated for schools, golf tournaments, United Way, and other charities.

GRAZIE BY THE NUMBERS 2012

What sets us apart!

SOUTHCENTER GRAZIE OPENED 1988
STAFF TRIPS TO ITALY 9
KITCHEN EMPLOYMENT AVERAGE 12 years
CHEF/C00K WORKED LONGEST AT GRAZIE 19 years
SERVER EMPLOYMENT AVERAGE 6 years
SERVER WORKED LONGEST AT GRAZIE 12 years
YEARS WORKED AT GRAZIE – MANAGER AVERAGE 16 years
MANAGER WORKED LONGEST AT GRAZIE 21 years
YEARS WORKED AT GRAZIE Manger Average 19 years
COMBINED EDUCATIONAL VISITS TO ITALY- CURRENT STAFF 66
KITCHEN EMPLOYMENT AVERAGE 15 years
OVER 1/3 OF OUR STAFF HAS BEEN WITH GRAZIE 10+ years