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
Fabulous dinner! The meal was exquisite and the service was impeccable.
Top notch service experience from our waiter (don’t know the name but he was Czech). Awesome evening out
Excellent food and service as always.
Excellent service and great food
Awesome as usual. Best restaurant in the City in my judgement...Helps that I love Italian food.
Food is great every time and the service is top notch
We had a wonderful birthday celebration. Thank you very much.
Great lunch. The sea bass and special salad were excellent.
Great wine list , cocktails are well made. Serbia excellent! Nice ambiance. Food is authentic Italian! We shall return!
The Server was exemplary, The food was well prepared, presentation was flawless, The wine list was excellent.
Fly from vegas just for this restaurant amazing food.
Michael gave suggestions and was very knowledgeable about the menu, answering all our questions. The service was spectacular. We never felt rushed to make selections and order,allowing us plenty of time to enjoy our time around the table. The chef allowed a special request for a veal dish not on the menu and it was fabulous. Il Terrazzo Carmine has been and continues to be my favorite Italian restaurant. Oh and the Tiramisu is to die for!!
Always an outstanding experience - and wonderful people
Fabulous memorable evening xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Food was fabulous, service great! All staff was very attentive yet not annoying.
Our go-to for family celebrations! We always leave feeling special - and well-fed.
Always outstanding but I would comment that the steak with peppercorn sauce is in need of an overhaul. Weak sauce, as they say.
Very nice, traditional Italian food. Excellent choice of dishes including for vegans.
My friends and I had a wonderful dining experience at Il Terrazzo. The food was perfectly prepared, service was professional and accommodating, and the ambiance was lovely. Upon arrival, seeing the busyness and hustle and bustle we just knew we’d made the right choice and we were not disappointed.
My husband and I chose Il Terrazzo for a special birthday dinner, and it was amazing and perfect. The food was delicious, and our server was amazing. My only tiny complaint was the noise level in the restaurant, but it was an insanely busy service so that is understandable. We will definitely be going back!
As always everything was great
Spectacular as always!!
The food was exquisite! I had the Filetto. I suspect this was a filet châteaubriant cut, which is the most tender cut of beef one could ever be served. I ordered it medium rare and I must admit, it was wonderfully executed. Everything was perfect, the sauce, the doneness, the texture, the added pine nuts for just the right amount of crunchiness, along with those shoestring potatoes on the side. It was well worth the price.
The parmigiana was one of the best I’ve had thus far. The aubergine was cooked to perfection and covered in oozing pomodoro/mozzarella in the most luscious fashion, all of which comes into an unequivocal whirl of awe after the first bite.
What a great place! Service was impeccable, great menu that was delicious. Definitely a bit of a hidden gem. I will be back.
Despite of the location of the restaurant this is a must go restaurant. Beside the extremely pleasant staff the food was outstanding.
Food and service were excellent. Seemed quite pricey though for two people with one cocktail each coming to $160. But it was very nice and I would save it next time for a special occasion.
Fantastic. One of the best experiences of the year
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.