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
Ravioli Di Capriolo
Filled with venison, spinach and mushroom veal sauce
The traditional meat sauce of Italy
Wonderful dining experience at IL Terrazzo Carmine. My 4th visit but daughter's 1st. We were seated immediately. The atmosphere was vibrant. Waiter arrived promptly and was attentive - perhaps a bit too attentive - but within reason. We had crab bruschetta, venison ravioli, and t-bone steak. The steak was thin cut but surprisingly flavorful. Ravioli came in a yummy dark sauce, and the bruschetta started us off on a high note. It may have been the best of 4 meals I've had at IL Terrazzo. For reference, I've eaten at 48 different Seattle restaurants in the last 6 years and have NOT repeated many of those experiences, so...
The food was amazing and our server, Fabrizio (apologies for spelling) was incredible. It was a bit more noisy than we were anticipating and it did not appear that the 25% capacity limits were being met as every table was seated (though most tables were an adequate distance from one another). In nice weather the patio would be lovely for lunch or a nice dinner (and likely a bit quieter). The tiramisu was perfect and a lovely finish to a delicious birthday dinner.
This is one of my top favorite places in Seattle for a date night with the wife. They have absolutely amazing food and the staff are always so kind and accommodating. We’ve celebrated our anniversary here twice now and they always provide a hand written card congratulating us, as well as a complimentary tiramisu. I cannot recommend this place enough!
Excellent food, service - a classic restaurant that has not lost its touch
Wonderful service and wonderful dinner as always! My favorite restaurant.
It was wonderful in all ways. Will be my go-to restaurant in Seattle from here on out!
Fabulous atmosphere and service. Love it.
Service is great! Had a very nice birthday dinner !
Food was great! So was the ambience. We were dining out after a long time and this was just the right spot!
We went out for dinner last Friday and the food and service were great but if you’re still weary about going out to eat, you probably should go to a place that is less crowded. Every table was occupied and the distance between tables was very very close.
One of the best restaurants in Seattle, or what's left of best service is great, staff is great
Wonderful service and amazing food!
A hidden gem in Seattle. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for amazing food & ambience. Can’t recommend Il Terrazzo enough.
Lovely service and ambiance. We had an issue where the wine wasn't perfect and the manager/server were very quick to correct it and offer a new bottle that perfectly matched what we were expecting. They didn't need to do that and it showed how great the service is.
Drinks, ambiance and service was really good. Steak was terrific, the halibut “special” was absolutely disgusting. Unusually fishy, dry, small portion for a pretty significant price. The server was really nice and friendly so it felt rude to send it back. Remove it from the menu.
The whole experience is so first class from the warm glow in atmosphere, to the attentive wait staff. Their foods are signature high quality Italian, with an extensive wine list with much to offer any guest.
We will be back soon!
The Service was really good and showed he cared about his clients!
Birthday. Quarantine in place. Felt very safe while dining with exceptional food and service
As good as always. Comforting to see civilization returning after the plague
Never fails to be a great dinner. Ill be back again soon!
Always a treat! Impeccable service and wonderful food.
After being closed due to Covid for three months, Terrazzo has roared back to life with another world-class performance of amazing food and service. The best restaurant in Seattle.
Il Terrazzo Carmine is one of our favorite restaurants. My parents love it too; they literally dined there on back-to-back nights, the second time with us. As always, the food and service were excellent. However, I don't know how they could possibly have complied with the 25% seating max, per the Governor's COVID restrictions. When we left, the place was packed. I did not see an empty table, and it's not as if the tables were spaced far apart. My father had other diners sitting right behind him (within 2'). We made a reservation to ensure we would get a table, and I anticipated high demand. I have not idea what Il Terrazzo Carmine's seating policy is, but it was far too crowded.
We had a wonderful meal coming back the week they opened after another Covid closing. The crab and spinach risotto was absolutely fantastic and the filet and salad great too. Good service and beautiful ambiance.
The food is just as amazing as always.
Birthday celebration for a good friend, our server made it extra special!
Servers were great especially (Saucité) spelling. She was knowledgeable about the menu and told us the specials with enthusiasm. She was sweet and friendly. We had a great time and LOVED the food especially the tiramisu 😍😍 omggggg! It was so good!
Ty for an amazing experience
Everything was great. I love their food.
Our go-to place for special occasions (we weren't the only ones celebrating a birthday that night). The expansive menu features exquisitely prepared dishes. We look forward to returning.
Great experience overall.
Food was delicious.
We are food snobs especially for Italian so four stars is a high praise. I would return there.
I had the duck with risotto and was prepared as expected. Very tender. I personally would have liked it medium well not medium on the breast. Duck leg was well done and very tender.
Love the ambience.
One of the best Italian restaurants in the country. Food is exceptional. I felt safe with their COVID precautions.
We celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary and the food, service and ambiance were excellent.
Best dinner experience that I’ve ever had. I don’t say that lightly. The food and the service was excellent.
Really enjoyed the food
Simply an outstanding dining experience. Superb food and ambiance.
We had a great meal at a private table. Service from Brian was excellent and food well prepared. Had the filet which is a delicious preparation and finished off with flourless chocolate tort.
Always a true pleasure!
Il Terrazzo Carmine is rated 4.9 stars by 2308 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.