Il Terrazzo Carmine
Il Terrazzo Carmine is located in historic Pioneer Square - nestled in an urban-renewed alley with entrances through the vintage lobby on First Avenue or through the delightful courtyard in the back. Since 1984, Carmine Smeraldo's classic Italian restaurant has been where the locals have chosen to return over and over again. From the Carpaccio Di Bue and Spaghettini Dell 'Ortolano for lunch to the Suprema Di Pollo Farcita and Zuppa Di Pesce for dinner you will know you have gone to a place where excellence is a way of life. Arguably the best Italian restaurant in Seattle, Il Terrazzo serves classical Italian cuisine with an atmosphere you may want to call home and never leave
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Mon - Thu 8:30PM - 10:00PM
We loved our Hostesses and food server as they were so friendly, real and so attentive. The food was good and I would go back and try other things. I loved the atmosphere and it make a fantastic celebration spot !
The tiramisu was incredible and I am craving to taste it again! Thank you for a delightful night!
One of our favorites. Bartender is great, quite enough for a conversation and the food was excellant😋😋😋
What a fantastic experience. From the moment you enter you receive excellent service. The layout of the restaurant feels busy but not over crowded. The food was spectacular, I highly recommend the pennette con salmone and to finish things off with the classic pistachio cannoli. Very pleased with the entire Italian adventure!
The food was delicious and the service was friendly and attentive. My only hang up were the shoestring potatoes served with the bisteca meals. These are hard to scoop and eat as they simply fall off the fork. I tried to pour some of the sauce from the steak onto the shoestring potatoes hoping they would soften up for me to pick up with the fork but that did not work. My wife gave up after the third attempt at picking them up with a fork but eventually gave up and ignored the shoestring potatoes all together. I had the bisteca al Pepe verde and my wife had the bisteca alla harrelson arrabiatta. Both were delicious and made to our desired doneness. If they continue with shoestring potatoes I highly recommend you order a pasta or risotto dish to go with your main dish. Hopefully one day they will remove the shoestring potatoes in place of pasta or a different starch preparation such as mashed potatoes or a whole baked potato.
Carmines is a very romantic Italian restaurant. Formal, but not stuffy. Try the duck or venison ravioli. The prawn pasta is also delicious. Excellent wine and cocktail list
Best restaurant in Seattle, our favorite! We go there for all special occasions and just because.
Great location and atmosphere. The food was delicious and they had a diverse menu offering. Best Italian food I have had since I was in Rome two years ago. Highly recommend.
I love Il Terrazzo Carmine, however, this last time I went things were just off. One of the soup appetizers came out cool and barely warm, the waiter kept forgetting small details such as an additional request for bread and we had to remind him to bring second glasses of wine we had ordered. Two of us ordered the gnocchi and mine arrived obviously over sauced, which was odd. The table next to us had crazy guests that were watching something on a phone at FULL VOLUME to the point where all of the other tables (including ours) were gawking in aww at how gauche, trashy, and simply rude it was. Servers heard and saw too but, disappointingly, none of them asked the table to quiet down. I understand customer service, and this place needs to tighten it up!
You will always the best food and service in Seattle!
Hostess took adorable pictures of us on the terrace
Great food , great service
We enjoyed a beautiful dinner with my family for my son’s birthday. Will definitely be back soon .
Food was exceptional and the service was top notch!
I had not been prepared for the restaurant to be tucked away in the back of a modern office building lobby. However, once entering the restaurant with its warm ambiance, Il Terrazzo delivered according to the reviews: lovely food and gracious service. Especially on a rainy night, jet-lagged, it was perfect for an important business dinner.
Always outstanding. Nothing more can be said.
One of the best meals/ dining experiences I have ever had. The food, staff and atmosphere were all exceptional!
Fantastic, our favorite restaurant in Seattle. We eat there often and everything on the menu is great.
Fabulous service and quality food!
Service was outstanding. Great food.
Really lovely birthday celebration dinner. They fully respected by beau's wish to not have any fuss, very kindly bringing an unlit candle in his dessert. The note on the table was nice. Only glitch is the wine bottle was whisked away once decanted and I would have liked to have read the bottle.
We had a really good time on Saturday. Our waiter was awesome, and the food was fantastic! The pasta melts in your mouth! Can’t wait to go back!
Husband and wife date night! It was a wonderful experience! The staff was so thoughtful and personable. The food was outstanding! I had the raviolis stuffed with crab with a lobster sauce which I loved!! I would definitely recommend this for a special occasion!!
Had a wonderful time as always...food was fantastic ...our server Eric was personable...food...so good!
Great server, delicious food in lovely setting! One of my favorite restaurants both Seattle and Bellevue.
Great restaurant! My favorite in Seattle. Food quality is always excellent, but the staff are what I appreciate the most, professional, personable, and always fun.
always the very best, culinary experience, and the service is impeccable
Excellent service and attentive staff. The food was excellent.
Great menu and great atmosphere.Friendly and knowledgeable staff. I’ll be back!
love the place and the staff and the manager Joel is excellent
Having lived in Seattle most of my life, I was unaware of this restaurant, largely because of never wanting to venture into Pioneer Square in the evening unless it was to attend a baseball game. But with the revitalization in the area, the removal of the Viaduct, and seeing the website for this restaurant, I decided it was worth trying. It was fantastic! Took me 35 years (the approximate age of this establishment) but I plan on going back as often as possible in the coming years. Thank you.
One of the best Italian food we have had in a while and Great service made this a perfect dining experience.
always great in every catagory. Outstanding service and food
Great date night away from the baby. Service was outstanding, very authentic. Definitely will make this a regular occasion
Always the highest quality of food, drink, and service, and one my most favorite in Seattle.
We've already recommended I'll Terrazzo Carmine to nearly everyone we've spoken with since our lovely dinner! Such a special evening!
One of my favorite restaurants. It never disappoints.
My Wife took me here for my birthday Dec. 30 2019.
We both have dined at many resturants all over the World and would place this restaurant at the top.
Everything could not have been better from our waiter , food quality and ambiance.
We would fly from SF to Seattle just to have dinner here.
A dinner out that we will never forget!
Thank you all for making it all so special.
We returned again for our annual lunch date and we were, yet again, thrilled that we did. This wonderful restaurant maintains a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, the services is outstanding and the food consistently excellent. We started with the calamari (not breaded and in a very tasty puttanesca flavored sauce) that we thoroughly enjoyed. The crab and shrimp ravioli in lobster sauce was outstanding as was my husbands clam linguine. We will be back for our holiday date again next year!
The fresh pasta, the wonderful sauces, the perfectly done clams, mussels and prawns, and the good natured and impeccable service make this place a really class act to enjoy again and again. The lobster sauce on the ravioli stuffed with crab and shrimp was, said my dining partner, to die for -- but she lived! We had a great time.