Seattle is not a mecca for good Italian food, let's face it. In fact, the pickin's are slim as some would say. La Spiga is one of the exceptions. They make their own pasta from scratch and it shows. Great fresh seasonal choices, like the asparagus ravioli with a light lemon-infused sauce or caprese salad with whatever tomatoes are best at the time. Delicious. My favorite is spinach lasagna with meat sauce and bechamel. It is not as hearty and heavy-handed as it sounds, trust me. The menu is small and the portions are just right. It's not cheap food, which also depends on what you consider expenisve, but we've paid a similar price for considerably less tasty food elsewhere so I think it's worth every penny. Great wines and great "house" wines too. I hear they are moving to a new cool space on 12th Avenue E. and Pike, with a huge open kitchen. It will be interesting to watch if prices go up due to the new hipster locale, and I'm sure it can only help them to get away from the current place tucked under the QFC! Note, for those of you like me who like to take their kids out to dine, there is only one high chair for the whole place and they don't really do sides for kids (or anyone, really).