Meet Sabrina Tinsley, the co-owner of Osteria La Spiga in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Chef Sabrina and her husband Pietro Borghesi share a passion for the cuisine of the Northern-Italian region Emilia-Romagna. At Osteria La Spiga, they have created a neighborhood restaurant where friends can come together around a fresh, seasonal meal.

Bonus: Osteria La Spiga is participating in Seattle Restaurant Week – #SpendLikeItMatters and then be sure to upload your receipt for the chance to win prizes including a $200 Osteria La Spiga gift certificate!

Get to know more about Sabrina and Osteria La Spiga in this week’s Business Spotlight Q&A.

What’s something your customers may not know about you or your business?
Since I feel like I talk a lot about Osteria la Spiga, I’ll tell you something about myself. What people may not know about me is that I love to dance and I love to sing. In fact it does not take much for me to get on the dance floor or sing Karaoke. I am a much better dancer than I am a singer but what I lack in vocal skills I make up for in spirit. In my mind I am no different than Beyonce. 

What’s your favorite part about the neighborhood your business is in and why?
Capitol Hill is a major destination neighborhood for Seattle. It is a safe space for individualism, BIPOC, and the LGBTQ community. There is a strong pulse in this neighborhood and there are endless opportunities for fun and world class dining; we have thrived because of it. It is a major hub for change, and it is no surprise that protestors chose Capitol Hill to freely express their demands for change during CHOP. I’m so fortunate to have been a part of this neighborhood for 23 years and to see it grow and thrive around us. 

What are some of your favorite local businesses and why?
Umami Kushi — Harold Fields is a brilliant business owner with a strong concept and high quality products. By the way, I do not use the term “brilliant” that often so I have a lot of respect for Fields. He has integrity, he is forward thinking, and he gives back to the community. These values are not easy to maintain in any field. If you do not know Harold Fields, check him out immediately.

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