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Il Terrazzo Carmine

4.8
4.8
3249 Reviews
$31 to $50
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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 467-7797

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Juan Vega

  • Catering

    Please contact us a 206-467-7797 for your catering needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Il Terrazzo Carmine can accommodate up to 24 guests in our intimate, private dining room.

  • Private party contact

    Ian King: (206) 467-7797

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Between Jackson and King on 1st Ave S.

  • Parking details

    Our parking garage is located at 450 Alaskan Way. Guests can drop off their vehicles at the valet station on the 1st floor of the garage. Valet service for our guests will begin at 4:30 and is complimentary for up to 4 hours with validation at the front desk. Guests parking before 4:30 or over the 4 hour will be subject to public parking rates.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,249 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Italian

  • Seattle

    Best Ambiance

  • Seattle

    Italian

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  1. GG

    GrahamG

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delight!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome 🤩
  3. MM

    MMynwa

    Denver

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Crab risotto was good not great. Overly seasoned as well as the chicken. Overall average... was expecting more.
  4. l

    luv2eat

    Seattle

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful server great food lovely ambiance…one of our most favorite restaurant in Seattle.
  5. AF

    AllenF

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food and service was excellent. We were there for our 53rd Wedding Anniversary and wanted some place special and this was definitely the place to go.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and great service
  7. R

    Rachel1

    Los Angeles

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good. Buyer beware that Open Table may indicate the bar for restaurant seating so you have to read the fine print. Overall quality and price are very even. Ambience is warm and inviting. Service is top notch. I will be back
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience2
    Restaurant has gone a little downhill; in the past (years ago) it was really good. This time, not so much. Steak wasn’t good, rack of lamb was meh, bread was cold, order was wrong, food presentation looked like my kids did it. Server was maybe new; very nice, but not what I’m used to there or expect as far as basic level of service. Really disappointing since this used to be one of my favorite places.
  9. CJ

    CaroleJ

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Calimari was tough,overcooked and not much flavor. My prawns with angel hair pasta was just OK. Prawns tough and fisht, angel hair was not that. Linguine instead. Terribly disappointed except for ambience and service.
  10. RC

    ReneC

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a late dinner that did not disappoint. Service was great and food portions and quality were perfect. We started with the Dungeness crab bruschetta and both pasta dishes. Highly recommend the ravioli pesce and the penne with king salmon and asparagus. Would def recommend for a casual dinner date or a business dinner.
  11. F

    Foodie1

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch birthday dinner with friends. All the food and drinks were outstanding. Loved the ciabatta made specially for Carmines, the romaine salad, our main courses and desserts. Service friendly, attentive. Lovely dining room. We enjoyed it and will return.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Service was slow but food was delicious
  13. MS

    MikeS

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an enjoyable experience here. Thank you.
  14. G

    Goldie

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff is the very best at ilTerrazzo. The food is always delicious. One of the best restaurants in Seattle. Love the cozy atmosphere.
  15. D

    Delicious

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious Italian cuisine. Unique offerings. Fantastic attentive service.
  16. H

    Helen

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice night out. We celebrated our anniversary and it was a festive evening. Food is good.
  17. AK

    AKBryan

    Anchorage

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful dinner experience! We will be back.
  18. m

    marcusv

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Authentic Italian cuisine- wine list second to none. Service was impeccable- highly recommend this outstanding restaurant to everyone. Chef Marcus VonAlbrecht
  19. n

    nwtraveler

    Seattle

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We have been going to Carmine's for many years but this was our first visit since the pandemic. The quality of the food is as good as ever, we enjoyed everything we ordered. Our only complaint was the kitchen was slow as it is now in many restaurants. The friends we were with ordered warm appetizers and we ordered salads. Theirs came at least ten minutes before ours so they were no longer warm by the time ours arrived. Our server had not noticed. Entrees took a very long time to be served but were worth the wait. We will certainly return before too long.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a birthday dinner and they surprise us with a dessert and candle. They made it special.
  21. S

    Shelly

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is one of the best Italian Restaurants in town. The food is consistently superb. The waitstaff is very knowledgeable, efficient, and engaging. The outside dining, when available, is a particular treat. I strongly recommend Il Terrazzo Carmine for any occasion when you want great food and great service and an all round great experience!
  22. D

    Deya

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband surprised me for our anniversary dinner here and I loved it ! The food is amazing, they surprised us at the end with a piece of there tiramisu and it was delicious.
  23. CS

    CameronS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    As always, dining at Il Terrazzo Carmine is a wonderful experience. My only constructive feedback would be our waiter should have been more attentive to pouring wine throughout the meal.
  24. BP

    BrianP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A solid local Italian eatery that is consistently good and a favorite of mine for business lunches in the city! You can't go wrong as there are many choices featuring seafood, salads, rotating specials and vegetarian options.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic in every regard
  26. j

    james

    Seattle

    180 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    180 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good. Service excellent. Venue is very comfortable and quiet. Continues to be among the best restaurants in Seattle.
  27. JC

    JimC

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great food and service. Always a treat.
  28. B

    calB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the. Same wonderful experience!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner!
  30. JS

    JulieS

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It it a beautiful place. The service just isn’t all that friendly. Efficient, yes, but seemed put out. Food is good but damn expensive. We’ve been before, of course, but doubt we shall return.
  31. MC

    MarileeC

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful dinner and great service. I love the appetizer assortment and pretty much anything on the menu. They always have great specials and I've always been impressed by the amazing service.
  32. c

    chocolate

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Assortivo plate of appetizer s was ridiculously skimpy. In the past it has been one of our favorites. Oso buco did not fall off the bone with a fork and was not very tasty. Love the decor but this place is so noisy and hard to talk. Maybe time to do some steps toward soundproofing. Why doesn’t the website tell where the parking is?? Overall a nice evening but not great. The bread was excellent.
  33. A

    Arthurstone

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent as always. Reliable. Delicious. Hospitable.
  34. D

    David

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrated a birthday. Fantastic food professionally delivered. Always a good choice.
  35. JL

    JadeL

    West Palm Beach

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bread and butter was great! Service was fast. Ravioli Pesce was delicious!
  36. S

    Sheri

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful from start to finish. Great food, Great service! We will be back!
  37. DS

    DebraS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An old favorite of ours that delivered again! We love the food and atmosphere.
  38. K

    Karen

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The last time we went to Il Terrazzo, we has a memorable meal and experience. The service and atmosphere was still charming, but the food was disappointing. The lobster in the the lobster risotto was dry and tasteless. The Bolognese was disappointing. The misto salad was fresh, but a bit too acidic and boring. Profiteroles lacked a crisp pastry crust and had too much sweet topping for my taste. We will go back, hoping we just got a bad night!
  39. RL

    RosanneL

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought our special friends from LA, first time dining here. It as a fabulous experience all around!
  40. KA

    KurtA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the food was uniformly excellent.

FAQs

Il Terrazzo Carmine is rated 4.8 stars by 3249 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today
Google Map for Il Terrazzo Carmine

411 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Jackson and King on 1st Ave S.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Our parking garage is located at 450 Alaskan Way. Guests can drop off their vehicles at the valet station on the 1st floor of the garage. Valet service for our guests will begin at 4:30 and is complimentary for up to 4 hours with validation at the front desk. Guests parking before 4:30 or over the 4 hour will be subject to public parking rates.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Juan Vega

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 467-7797

  • Catering

    Please contact us a 206-467-7797 for your catering needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Il Terrazzo Carmine can accommodate up to 24 guests in our intimate, private dining room.

  • Private party contact

    Ian King: (206) 467-7797

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