Il Terrazzo Carmine

4.8
1676 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Il Terrazzo Carmine, owned and operated by Carmine Smeraldo, is one of Seattle's true dining anomalies - a highly successful restaurant with unfailingly high standards and a loyal, sophisticated clientele. The cuisine has been acclaimed as Seattle's best by the media and more importantly, by local diners.
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 4:00PM

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
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Phone number
(206) 467-7797
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Juan Vega
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Catering
Please contact us a 206-467-7797 for your catering needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Jackson and King on 1st Ave S.
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Parking details
Beginning December 11th, parking services will be relocated to the 450 King Street parking garage. The entrance is located near the corner of King Street & Alaskan Way. This will NOT be a curbside service, and guests can drop off their vehicles at the valet station on the first floor of the parking garage.
Valet service for our dinner guests will begin at 4:30 and is complimentary for up to 4 hours with validation. Guests parking before this time will be subject to public parking rates.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1676 People Are Saying
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l
London
5 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very knowledgeable server, polite staff, great ambiance and excellent food for a fair price. A gem for Italian food in Seattle.

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J
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kenneth is the best.

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E
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is perfect from the minute you walk in the door to the server and......the food is delicious! They are always accommodating and happy to help with selections

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SD
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!

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C
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as usual!!!

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TB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been a fan of Carmine's for 32 years...no other restaurant in Seattle puts all the elements together so well: Food, ambiance, service. Even a casual lunch becomes a special occasion and dinner is always a great event...the servers just seem to know how to pace the courses, and when you need them for something. When Carmine himself passed away a few years ago, I was worried that this great restaurant might slip, but it has not...I would say the standards now are as high as when Carmine himself was running the show, which he did with a great combination of steel and velvet! If he came back today, he would be proud of his family and how they have maintained his high standards. Carmine's forever!

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VI
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! One of the few restaurants where one feels special while dining out.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was absolutely fantastic!!!! Mido was a phenomenal waiter. I will definitely visit this place again.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. The best Italian food in Seattle.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful experience, I would highly recommend.

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PF
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening, great food! We had 4 in our party and everyone loved their meal. I had my favorite clams linguine and it was the best I’ve ever had, including in Italy. The service was amazing, our waiter was always there at the right time and with the right attention. The wine list was a little overwhelming and very overpriced, but we still enjoyed a lovely bottle that was 3x’s the price of buying it directly. Most of the wine averaged $100 a bottle. Would highly recommend if you are staying on Pioneer Square, easy walk from the Courtyard Marriott.

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C
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Love the service, ambiance and fabulous food! Even accommodated requests that were not in the menu.
Can’t wait to go back!

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and excellent service.

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KB
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time having dinner here. Food is good as is the ambiance.

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GW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is genuinely good. The sweetbreads are great. The ambience is great.

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most consistent restaurants with regard to kitchen performance, staff professionalism, and overall high level of service.

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MA
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a business lunch, well prepared food, reasonable pricing for seasonal or market rate specials. Wine list is great as well.

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DB
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and outstanding service from our waiter-best veal I have ever had !!!

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JM
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great dining experience start to finish. Excellent food and service.

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MB
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable dinner and our waiter was THE BEST. I can't remember his name but he was born in France.

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DG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went here ahead of Seahawks and Packers football game for lunch then over to the stadium. Great ambience, bar area and highly attentive service. Solid Italian food choices which were tasty and satisfying. We had several appetizers along with wine and main courses which were excellent. Dessert selection was also nice with both Italian and non-Italian style. Highly recommend this for any business meal and would be good to go back for an evening dinner with my wife...

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p
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never had anything but the most delicious food and fabulous service. It’s spendy, but we’ll worth it. Love this restaurant!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Slow service and over priced wine list

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience, great atmosphere and generous food portions. Food is really amazing too and wonderful service.

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DP
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! Everyone was very nice and accommodating and the food was reasonably priced! We had a great time!

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OT
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite. My favorite restaurant in Seattle.

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o
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

what an absolute pleasure .The food and service is beyond what one will find anywhere in Seattle.
We enjoyed our waiter and the unobtrusive manner of serving he delivered .

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j
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Terazzo did not disappoint! I have not benn here for awhile and thoroughly enjoyed everything. I will be back soon than later.

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B
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great pasta and salads for lunch, but the Red Velvet cake yesterday was a bit of a disappointment. Not their usual high quality. Not sure what happened, but it seemed to be refrigerated for some time and was a bit under cooked. I'm sure that will not happen again.

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LC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still one of the best Seattle restaurants - never disappointed

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MS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We went to celebrate our 25th anniversary . Our time in the bar before dinner was spectacular . The bartender was wonderful and the drinks were great . Our table was not what I expected for anniversary celebration. It was right on top of another table right by the door and it was very noisy . I expected something a little better for this special anniversary . Our food was also delayed for some reason . Everyone apologized and the food was very delicious , but I wouldn’t go back for such a special occasion.

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SS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our Anniversary they made it extra special.
Would be Great for any occasion.

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CJ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious Italian food. Also, I ordered the halibut and I’ve never had a halibut cooked so perfectly! Highly recommend this place and will definitely be going back.

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R
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food anywhere. Innovative menu, great service, and fabulous place to have dinner with friends.

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MA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined here at the recommendation of our hotel bartender. It was definitely a great choice. One of the specials was a filet with a mushroom sauce and asparagus risotto - to die for!! The service was awesome and the food superbly delicious. A memorable experience for sure.

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Cincinnati
130 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant was excellent. The food, the service and the decor was first class. We had a memorable dinner.

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Z
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very, very best. Our dinners were excellent. We were so satisfied that we took a duplicate order to reheat for leftovers. Compliments to your Chef and your entire kitchen staff.

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I
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Terrazzo is always wonderful - food, service and ambiance - we always love it and come back. Thanks for being a consistent and lovely restaurant.

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f
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to restaurant for special occasion's -
The food and service are both always exceptional!

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DA
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, good service and not overly crowded on a Saturday night.

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