Jessica Robertiello started working in the restaurant
business at age 16. Derek Gaston Schaubroeck moved to the Seattle area in
1989 from Arizona and gained experience of his own culminating in a
co-ownership of a Tempe, Ariz., nightclub.
It was at an Eastside Italian restaurant in 1991 where the two met. They
married in 1994. Eventually Robertiello found her way to Nicolino, an
Italian bistro in Issaquah. While the two continued employment at various
local businesses, discussions of ownership were frequent. Then in 1998 the
opportunity to purchase Nicolino arose. Even though they had a lot of
ideas, they didn¹t change much from Nicolino¹s successful recipe for food
and hospitality. "We only added a couple of our own touches," Robertiello
said. "We really wanted to keep up the tradition they already had."
Nicolino's menu features a wide variety of items that include pasta
dishes, fresh seafood, meats and poultry, with unique daily specials also
available. The owners said they believe there is something to suit
Specialty items, including the Pollo alla Amarene (a boneless breast of
chicken sautéed in a sweet vermouth cream sauce with wild Italian
cherries) and fettuccine or Cioppino del Giorno (Nicolino's choice of
seafood served in a spicy saffron tomato broth with fresh leeks, garlic
and chili flakes.
summertime guests can relax while dining
al fresco on Nicolino's flower-laden patio.
Hours: Lunch Monday-Friday 11:30am-2pm
317 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA 98027