Next door to his restaurant Anchovies & Olives, Ethan Stowell's smallish, windowed Bar Cotto serves salumi (including culatello, porchetta, and three kinds of prosciutto), small plates, bruschetta, and pizzas with various fancy toppings—and, of course, cocktails (some barrel-aged). Meats are $7 each or five for $25, and other stuff ranges from $7 to $16; seems like it might add up, but for the penurious, there's happy hour every day from 4 to 6 p.m. The name, they say, “basically just means ‘cooked’ in Italian.”
1546 15th Ave,
Hours: Sun-Thu 5 pm-10 pm, Fri-Sat 4 pm-11 pm
Bar/Happy Hour, Dinner, Family Friendly, Good for Groups, Outdoor Seating, Takes Reservations
Full Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Outdoor Seating
Wine Bar, Cocktail Lounge
Mon-Thu, Sun 5-7 pm; Sat 4-7 pm (food and drink specials, [Friday and Saturday bar only]).