Il Terrazzo Carmine

4.8
1800 reviews
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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

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always been one of my favorites. I have moved up North so I don't frequent it as much, however I plan on trying to go at least once a month. Thank you

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M
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for our anniversary and I’ll Terrazzo made our night amazing! Our waiter was fantastic, they made it very special for us. Loved every moment!

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KP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience at IlTerrazzo Carmine was amazing. The decor is beautiful and welcoming. Our food was delicious. I ordered the small pasta with tomatoes, spinach, goat cheese and pine nuts and it was the best pasta I think I have ever had in my life. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Seattle!

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MM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining at Il Terrazzo for 25+ years and it never disappoints. The pasta is just excellent. We had the squid appetizer and then the seafood ravioli and linguine with clams for dinner. Amazing as always. It is also the prettiest restaurant in Seattle, wonderful ambiance.

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JN
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went to the sister bar and small plate restaurant and really enjoyed it, but the flagship restaurant itself was a disappointment. The Cioppino and angel hair pasta were extremely similar with the exact same seafood, but were also extremely bland. The appetizers of mushrooms and egglpant were nothing special. The dessert was the highlight...the tiramisu was some of the best I've ever had and the cheesecake was really good.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

BIRTHDAY. BUT NOTHING WAS ACKNOWLEDGED.

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RC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have a special fondness for this restaurant. Carmine for 10 years, once a month following my Art Garreries Show created a beautiful spread for my VIP’s. We ate a surprise delicious spread and wines that were paired for an incredible evening celebrating those who purchased the featured Artist works. I hadn’t been back in years since retiring and a surge of nastalgia hit me Thursday night when I arrived to meet a client and friends to hand deliver her ring I created for her. The paintings still there, the decor so lovely, the service like the best ever, the drinks fabulous and the food over the top delicious! I love how people were dressed up or casual because the ambience lets you feel comfortable however you want to experience this truly wonderful restaurant. I will not stay away now and planning a group dinner to share this special restaurant with my closest friends!

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RG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never less than an excellent meal in the dozens of times I have gone

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KK
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, it was delightful! The small plates were just the right size.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian in the city!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! This was the best Italian food I have had since being in Italy. Beyond the flavors, the service was outstanding!! I wish I remembered our waiters name because he truly made our night special. HIGHLY recommend! We will be back :)

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great time

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S
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner, but our table didn’t have enough space for chairs. However, our server kindly move our table a little bit to make more space. Food and service were excellent.

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KA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is always great. I enjoy food, service and atmosphere. If you want to eat good Italian in Seattle, this is the place to go.

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M
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a top notch dining experience! Perfect for family celebrations and commemorating big life events. Excellent balance of upscale dining and an accessible family centered environment. My number 1 recommendation for anyone visiting or looking for a dining option in Seattle!

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L
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Seattle for consistently great food and service

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AP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Terrazzo is a Seattle classic. Great, traditional Italian food; finest-quality ingredients; efficient, professional service in a comfortable, non-noisy dining room. Nothing trendy, showy, or pretentious--thank God. Consistent, reliable, and super yummy.

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R
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent; we have been there many times and it is always a pleasure.

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MA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have gone infrequently to II Terrazo Carmine over the last dozen years. Always a great experience - food, setting, service always outstanding. Parking is easy and remodeled entrance is impressive.
Continues to be our favorite destination for a special event Italian dinner.

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LH
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I've been there many times but this day was different. The waiter was not very attentive (which is not typical) and I ordered the steak salad but the steak was whole on the side of the plate. It's my favorite and every time I've ordered it, the steak was tender and sliced up on top of the salad. Must be a new chef or something. So, this experience was just okay. I really enjoy the restaurant and the bread is outstanding! I would try it again but hope the experience is different.

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p
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great service for a large party pre Opening Day Mariners. Food very good as usual.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed whole experience

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BK
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my birthday with friends. The waiter was over the top. He was knowledgeable, friendly and offered great wine selections. He even gave me two half glasses of different wines to see which one I liked better. A complimentary dessert was brought to the table and shared by all. This is one of my favorite restaurants and we will definitely go back.

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SS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is where I bring clients and visiting friends and family. We always have a wonderful time. Delicious specials, wonderful staff, beautiful setting.

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BC
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat!

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LB
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I had been there many years before and it is still lovely with good if somewhat imperious service. The food, however, was not as I remembered it. Perhaps too rich and this dish was overcooked, but I didn't feel well afterwards until 24 hours later. The wine list is extensive and wonderful. Not sure I will go again even though parking is easy and free.

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TA
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Best Italian food and ambience in Seattle! I ordered the Ravioli Pesce. The most wonderful I've ever had. Grazie.

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SC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambience and excellent food. We had a large group and service was outstanding. This was such a wonderful dining experience. Can't wait to return.

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SV
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want a great Italian Dinner and be assured of great service and food you can't go wrong with IlTerrazzo Carmine. It has become my go to for out of town guests.

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TW
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE have been going to this place for years. When ever there is a birthday we try and go to this place to eat.

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CR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn't been in a while and we were blown away by the entire experience. The dining room was beautifully lit and decorated.very romantic and festive. Every dish was excellent. One of our party had the duck, which he said was the best dinner he had had in years. We all raved. Our server, Cathy, was attentive. She appeared as if magic, anticipating our need, and just as magically disappeared. We plan to go back for an upcoming celebration.

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GL
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely decor, fabulous food, impeccable service. New favorite restaurant!

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DK
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening. The food was delicious. Our server, John, was perfectly attentive and delightfully personable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner for the first time tonight as a birthday dinner with my wife. We both agreed that everything about the entire experience was elegantly outstanding. I'd go into details but effusiveness would help without pictures. We will definitely be coming back for our special romantic occasions.

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SL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance. Excellent service. Delicious food!

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f
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch !

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AL
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited this restaurant on a date night while away and loved it! I had a delicious bolognese with rigatoni and amazing Caesar salad. The other food was also amazing and service fantastic. Looking forward to visiting again when we’re back in town. Highly recommend.

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BB
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was a beautiful evening. The ambiance, decor, servie and food was five star!

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OT
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For years, our favorite Italian dining experience in Seattle. Excellent menu choices, knowledgable wait staff, and well chosen wine selections.

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W
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming Italian restaurant with delicious food, attentive service, and lovely ambiance.

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