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
It was my wife’s and my 29th anniversary and we went for special. And special was what we got. The Terazzo is very hard to find (bigger sign and street address, please!). But once we were in, stress vanished. The service was superb and the food excellent. Yes, the wine prices are too high; almost nothing under $50 - absurd. But everything else was delightful and delicious. Go ahead and splurge.
Lovely place for a first date. The service is fantastic and the food is phenomenal.
I had to come right home and review this restaurant.
Christina our waitress was pleasant and attentive
My husband and I both had catch of the day;which was Halibut. It was served with black rice;grilled so outside was crisp but inside flaky. Best we’ve ever tasted! It’s a must go to while in Seattle. It’s tucked back behind the main building on 411 1st ave south but it’s it’s own little oasis.
We highly recommend it and we will definitely return
Next time we are in Seattle
As with the many other meals we have enjoyed at Carmine’s, tonight’s was excellent, along with the service and atmosphere.
Great upscale Italian fine dining near Pioneer Square. Very competent kitchen and wait staff. Classy seating areas inside and outside. Had a good Brunello with my meal, after a tasty and refreshing Manhattan cocktail. Then veggie antipasto, followed by veal. Had cannoli for desert; a little dry but ok.
Il Terrazzo Carmine has long been our favorite restaurant in Seattle. If it were not, our experience on Thursday would make it so. The staff went out of their way to accommodate our party of six, service was warm and attentive, food was wonderful, as in our experience it has always been. My only regret is that I could not have managed two or three first dishes, and three or four others as a main course. And the ambience is deligtful, delightful. Grant Hildebrand
Okay place for business meetings, but I would not go there for the food only. The atmosphere is a bit dated in comparison to somewhere more modern e.g. Palomino, or Red Door. Pasta itself is not as good as Il Corvo though this is a totally different dining expreience.
Probably the best Italian restaurant in downtown Seattle. The food really is excellent. Great pastas, meats and seafood. Staff are professional and provide attentive service without interrupting conversations or leaving you feeling hurried. Some nice Italian wines that won’t break the bank.
Only knock on this place - and it’s a big one, but not in the owner’s control - are the street urchins and junkies that blight the surrounding blocks. I wouldn’t let my wife walk alone to/from this restaurant after dark.
Brought my nephew there for birthday lunch. Absolutely delicious!! Lived my whole life in Seattle and can’t believe I missed this place. Service, ambiance and food some of the best I have ever had. Highly recommend and will definitely be back.
Great place! Gave us an anniversary desert . Great fresh pasta.
Once again, we had a wonderful Dinner at Il Terrazzo. It is my parents' favorite restaurant in Seattle. The food is always perfectly prepared and the ambiance is wonderful. We always have excellent service as well!
Meal and service were outstanding as usual. One of my all-time favorites.
This restaurant is 1/2 mile from my home and is my favorite in the city. Go here all the time. Food, service and ambiance are always impeccable. Love this place
Paul, Ryan and the entire team at ITC alway deliver with excellence. Food is outstanding and service is friendly and professional. Best Italian restaurant in Seattle.
Out of town family visiting
Great atmosphere, friendly service. The food is always consistently good. Loved the antipasto.
Great Italian food and consistent attention to detail. All in a comfortable setting and not exorbitant prices. A favorite.
Beautiful experience all around. Caring staff, excellent food and the outside terrace was the icing on the cake.
Il Terrazo continues to be one of the best restaurants in Seattle. Wonderful food and service. Highly recommended. Classy and comfortable.
Il Terrazzo remains one of the finest restaurants in Seattle. We have been going there for over 25 years and it is always wonderful. The service, ambience and food are all outstanding. It also is one of the few restaurants in Seattle where you can have a conversation without having to shout!
Excellent restaurant. Pasta was delicious.
Our waiter Joe W. Was outstanding!
Every detail was masterly executed and we appreciated his non intrusive care of us for the evening.
Food was delicious and as always of the highest standard
We were seated on time of the made reservation. The service was great and so was the food. Our party had four and everyone loved the food! we would go back!
Wonderful pasta, great ambiance. Will definitely go again. Service was perfect, I went for a business meal.
Second time with Brian as our waiter. So friendly, professional,funny and knowledgeable. A great time. Our go to spot when we are in town!
It's simple. Il Terrazzo is the best Italian restaurant in Seattle. If you want an elegant lunch, it's the place to go. If you want a romantic dinner, it's the place to go. If you want a classy restaurant for an important business meeting, it's the place to go. In short, you can't go wrong by going to Il Terrazzo!
Loved dining on the outdoor terrace, much less noise than inside. We had great food and a wonderful wait person.
Great restaurant for a special occasion, lunch, dinner or just anytime! The food is the best in Seattle.
My wife and I had never been but recently dined here for our anniversary. We've been searching for that mind-blowing Italian restaurant for a long time and were hoping this would be it. There's a lot to like - great location in Pioneer Square, beautiful dining room, great service and a very pleasant ambiance. The food was good but fell slightly short of our expectations. Our waiter oversold my wife on the Wagyu Sirloin special and it was a disappointment. The lamb was extremely good. Overall the experience was good enough that we'd try it again but both of us were hoping for a little bit more. Hopefully it will live up to our full expectations next time.
Elegant, lovely setting with excellent food and service. Nice menu with reasonable prices. Pretty and charming inside with a peaceful patio with fireplace.
Awesome food with a great staff. Definitely will return
We had a family get together.
Delicious food, beautiful setting, excellent service
The server was awesome and the specials all explained succulently. Good fast lunch service. Il Terrazzzo is one of my go to places for lunch and dinner. Love the white jackets and table cloths too.
Fabulous choice when want to celebrate something special. Exceptional ambiance, attentive professional service, interesting menu choices. I can’t wait to go again.
We enjoyed a birthday and all the staff helped make it an excellent celebration
Maybe our favorite Seattle restaurant. We have been there at least 10 times over the last 20 years. Just seems to get better and better. Our meal this time was perfect and so was the service. Great variety on the menu, all the Italian classics plus many creative dishes.
Our favorite downtown restaurant. Always impeccable food and service.
Great for a special occasion. Prices on restaurant and open table sites less than actual.
Great in every respect. From the parking to the dessert there is a wonderful ambience to Il Terrazzo