Rifugio's Country Italian Cuisine

A Farm to Table Culinary Destination

 Rifugio's Country Italian Cuisine is an Eclectic Italian Restorante well worth the drive into the countryside. Just fifteen minutes outside of Bellingham in beautiful Deming, Washington. We source local ingredients use the highest quality products able. It takes time to have a great experience. So sit down relax and enjoy. Our site will lead you through our menu, venues, specials, local events, peoples experiences and stories of food, love and life.

Note: eclectic - deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources. 

Warmth & Love to all.............. Mr. Rifugio

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Joel Rici & Michael Iris of The Autumn Leaves play il caffe rifugio Restaurante Saturday the 1st of November

Joel having a moment to visit in Bellingham will play with good friend Michael Iris @ Il Caffe Rifugio Restaurante soft deep complex music sure to keep anyone's interest. They are both one of my favorite people to spend time with. 


Joel and Michael 


Geoffrey Castle a Not to be missed show at Il Caffe Rifugio Restaurante

Geoffrey will be joining us this evening for Dinner and Music. A surf and turf dinner of New York Strip and Yellow Fin Tuna and Geoffrey for only $60.00 per person. Call or just stop by. Show starts at 6:00pm

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Geoffrey Castle and Swil Kanim at il caffe rifugio. Swil tuning my daughters violin a true testament to what these two are doing with children and instruments and "desire" to play. We are very great full to both. 


Geoffrey Castle and Swil Kanim at il caffe rifugio. Swil tuning my daughters violin a true testament to what these two are doing with children and instruments and "desire" to play. We are very great full to both. 


Alone Together a Guitar Duo - Joshua Jacobson & todd Smith Friday 21 @ 6PM

Alone Together is looking forward to playing at your place this coming Friday!  Attached is word document that contains their bio. and a picture of them at your restaurant.  


Alone Together is a meeting of two guitarists. A meeting of two open minded individuals who share a huge amount of love for music. We are learning and growing every time we play together. We play songs from the standards repertoire, old American tunes, and tunes from our idols. We aim to share whatever inspires us and hopefully create an experience for the listener that is also inspiring for them.

Todd Smith grew up in the Bellingham, WA area and attended Western Washington University. While there he studied classical guitar with Prof. David Feingold and composition with Drs. Roger Briggs, Bruce Hamilton, and Lesley Sommer. He now works as a music instructor at WWU. Todd was also part of a successful group known as Savage Henry during his early years.

Joshua Jacobson grew up in New York (Upstate) where he studied music in college there at SUNY Plattsburgh. While attending SUNY Plattsburgh he studied privately with Trombonist Rick Davies, Trumpeter Herm Matlock, Guitarist Michael Fratino and also performed in the jazz ensembles there. He relocated west in 2008 and since then has continued studies with Seattle Bassist Steve Kim, Seattle guitarist Ron Peters and performed at The Mix in South Seattle with the Shoreline Community College Jazz Ensemble.

Il Caffe Rifugio Restaurante Weekly Menu


16oz Veal Chop Bone In
lightly breaded seared 16oz veal chop bone in + creamy polenta + vegetable
12oz Seared Steak
steak + creamy risotto + vegetable

Cioppino & Italian Sausage  
a seafood stew + Italian sausage + garlic red sauce + linguini

Wild Sockeye Salmon (Alaska Wildsides Fish)
spicy cumin + creamy garlic polenta + vegetable

Tortellini Alfredo
cheese tortellini + Parmesan + cream
+ add chicken or spicy Italian sausage $3.95

Curried Langostino Lobster  
curry + Langostino + roasted beets + pickled red onions

Baby Scallops & pasta
baby sea scallops + pasta + creamy alfredo sauce + garlic

Wild Yellow Fin Tuna
wild yellow fin tuna seared + vegetable + creamy polenta

Spaghetti & Meatballs