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
Tender squid, simmered with garlic, tomatoes, olives and capers
Potato dumplings tossed with mozzarella, basil and tomato sauce
The traditional meat sauce of Italy
I understand we’re in unique times with the obvious, and know all too well of the impact and many changes some of our favorite restaurants have experienced with staff, menu changes etc.
That said, we were the first to arrive upon open for our dinner Res. Aside from being rushed and constantly watched by our servers from start to finish… the table, bolognese and atmosphere were fantastic.
Not worth the cost, food was ok, not great, service was good.
The food and service were 1st rate! highly recommend without reservation(but you will definitely need a reservation to eat here:) )
A most exquisite dining experience! Delicious, beautifully presented food in a lovely atmosphere. The staff are exceptional in every regard. I could not imagine a more perfect dining experience. I’m most grateful.
Great experience! Mike did a great job! The food was real good!
For over 20 years Carmine's Il Terrazzo has been our 'go to' restaurant for special occasions, festive nights out and before an event dinner. Each meal has been terrific to outstanding . . . however, last night's meal, wine and service reached that rarified level of a truly exceptional dining experience.
I’d like to see another restaurant try to come close to the perfection that is Il Terrazzo !! Love the front of house tall gentleman who walked us to our table.
Great services. Waiter was very helpful. He took time to answer our questions and we never had to ask for refills on water or anything else. Restaurant was a bit noisy and the tables could have been separated a bit more. Food was great and came out hot. Overall I would highly recommend this restaurant.
our server was fantastic and the food was incredible. They had a small note on our table welcoming us for our anniversary and gifted us an extra dessert because we couldnt decide which we wanted to try. We will be back for sure!
I took my friend to lunch for for her birthday and as usual our food was fantastic as well as the service. My only complaint was we thought we had valet parking in the garage ( the waiter we thought validated our tickets). Unfortunately we were both charged $22.00 for parking as we excited the garage—-yikes!
Consistency is critical to a restaurant’s sustainability. Carmine’s never disappoints and I can always count on dining well there.
Was really great!
Excellently prepared main dishes as well as sides of fresh vegetables. Great wine selection by the glass. Wait staff really attentive and knowledgeable.
Great food and exceptional service
I really love this place. Perfect for a date, family or special occasion.
Food & service was amazing! We will be back!
Fabricio was incredible! Great wine recommendation, perfectly paced the meal and was very attentive. Best service we have ever had!
We had heard for years that this restaurant is amazing so our expectations were high. The ambience and service were very good but two out of the four courses we ordered and tasted were very bad. We won’t be back.
This is my favorite restaurant in Seattle, elegant but cozy and busy. It oozes vibrancy. Best veal anywhere. HIghly recommend
For a birthday. Great experience. Friendly staff and good food.
Our favorite Italian restaurant in Seattle. Just a classy place with outstanding food. Highly recommend and will be returning often.
Our family’s favorite New Years Eve tradition is dinner at Carmine’s Il Terrazzo! We been taking our daughter’s since they were young and this year our oldest, who’s now 21, was officially able to enjoy a kir royals toast. The food and service are always excellent
Exceptional service with delicious food!
Wonderful food, service and ambiance as usual! They are so consistent with quality.
Had a great time celebrating my wife’s birthday. Server was very nice and gave options for our vegetarian needs. They even bought out the cake even before we ordered. Very easy to reserve through open table and our table was ready an hour before
This was a great meal. Prices are high, but worth the high quality food and exceptional service.
This is a very charming restaurant. It feels intimate. Very good food. Service is very professional. It is a also a remarkably good value. We will be back.
I am sadly disappointed in the service from a restaurant that has always been a favorite of ours. Our waitress accidentally spilled wine on the table (missed the glass) and all over my soon to be daughter-in-laws very expensive dress. We were celebrating her engagement to our son. We understand that accidents happen and did not want to make a big deal out of it as the waitress already felt awful. About a half a glass of wine spilled from an over $200 bottle - no accommodation was made.
Also we felt ignored by the wine steward who never came back to check on us. I have never been so disappointed in the service of this establishment. At the very least an apology from the head of the house and taking care of cleaning her wine soaked dress would have been appreciated. Diana
Excellent! Thank you for making our anniversary dinner special.
It was good, but not awesome! It was pretty full, so orders took quite a while. Less than what I was expecting. Had to try it but probably won’t repeat.
This has been our favorite Seattle restaurant for a long time. Consistently excellent food and service and lovely atmosphere. The rack of lamb is fantastic.
We had a really fantastic waiter. Best part of our meal. Wish I remembered his. Are.
Wonderful dinner with family from out of town. So glad I suggested this restaurant - service was fantastic.
Our waiter Ryan was superb; timely, efficient, knowledgeable, and gracious.
The food was wonderful. Overall, a great experience - we’ll definitely return.
Hubby and I wanted a wonderful holiday lunch. We enjoyed every bite and every minute of our afternoon! Thank you!
Holiday celebration with friends we haven’t seen since CoVid
Annual family Christmas lunch
This has for many many years been one of my favorite restaurants and normally I have no complaints.
This experience was less satisfying than pretty much ever before …the food, not quite as good. The noise was horrific- but good to see the crowd - it was so loud that it was hard to hear the server recite the specials and impossible to actually communicate.
I will try again and just hope it was the holiday crush and isn’t a systemic problem ..
great atmosphere, wither for lunch or dinner. excellent tasting and presented food.
Il Terrazzo Carmine is rated 4.8 stars by 2788 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.