Grazie Ristorante Southcenter in Tukwila was the second restaurant we opened, in 1988. It’s located in the bustling Southcenter commercial complex. From the beginning, our aim has been to make dining at Grazie an unparalleled experience in Italian cuisine, in a warm, welcoming atmosphere that will bring you back week after week, year after year.
To help achieve that end, Grazie’s proprietors began in 1991 taking their employees to Italy as a means of experiencing the food and culture firsthand. In turn, the staff is able to share that experience with Grazie Ristorante patrons in a uniquely authentic way. Trips are taken every two years, during which Grazie employees and friends visit restauranteurs, winemakers, and ordinary, everyday Italians for an intimately educational cultural experience.
The Grazie Ristorante wait staff and managers that serve you can provide a dining experience that you simply won’t find at other restaurants. Not only because the marvelous food and wine will be served by uncommonly knowledgeable people, but also because our staff turnover is one of the lowest in the industry. After all, who wouldn’t want to work at an Italian restaurant that includes a round-trip plane ticket with its employee handbook? You’ll be served by people who you’ll get to know on a first-name basis, people who thoroughly enjoy what they do, people who add a unique dimension to your Grazie experience. That includes the restaurant owners, who regularly work in the restaurants, making sure their vision for the establishment is realized every day.