Il Terrazzo Carmine

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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

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Mon - Thu 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute decor, food tasted great, and service was friendly.

K
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to go to IlTerrazo Carmine because they are consistently good with their service, food quality and the ambiance, which is perfect!
Thanks for another wonderful dinner experience.

AW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming to Il Terrazzo Carmine for 25 years now, and it is consistently excellent. The service was so thoughtful, they placed us in a perfect place for my 95 year old mother who is hard of hearing, we had an amazing time together. I LOVE this restaurant.

M
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 38th wedding anniversary and Il Terrazzo was a splendid choice. Great attentive service from the moment we walked in. I think this is easily one of the best restaurants in town. I had a perfect osso bucco and my wife had some small plates of Caesar salad, sautéed spinach and some crab brochettes. Always a great experience here.

HH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great atmosphere, beautiful place to dine in. The patio is gorgeous, the food of course is amazing. The service was lovely, my friend got a free tiramisu cake for her birthday! Overall, great place!!

t
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

hard to find but oh so worth it--great meal great staff will be back--

C
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best girlfriend and I had a “girls” weekend. This is our favorite restaurant. Our server, Chester, was the absolute best, especially when it came to the wine selections!! I feel we received 5/5 star treatment!

b
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner and total experience at ITC. The food and service was outstanding once again. Special thanks to Alesha and Ryan for making us feel welcomed and like family.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant ambiance was really nice. They gave us free dessert for our anniversary. The food was top notch as well!

S
Tampa
38 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb all the way around. Our server was very helpful in exploring both the menu and wine list. We enjoyed every minute. Kudo's to the server from friends in St. Petersburg, FL!

RK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place
Great food

B
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This wonderful restaurant is a Seattle Classic. Don't miss it.

m
Seattle
134 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience5

When we lived in Seattle we dined here as often as weekly most months. We returned excited to visit our top favorite places. The server could not be more pushy in rushing us from ordering to up charging us to acting snotty. This was not the Il Terrazo of a few years ago.

c
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing and Chester our server was great!
The food Is always fantastic and the bread doesn’t get any better!!!!

r
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great food and a wonderful experience everytime we go.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food

CL
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed here. Excellent menu. Superb chef. Mangiamo!

LC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was charming and the ambiance was lovely

MK
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful! Consistently terrific - yummy food, attentive service - every time!

LC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently the best seafood in town, halibut and salmon are perfect

SR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at Il Terrazzo Carmine. The food, service, and ambiance was as wonderful as always. I hosted four people, three of whom were in from out of town, who did not stop raving.

GM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience5

The only difficulty of the entire night was finding the place. There is no exterior building confirmation of the address. There is no signage that announces Il Terrazo and the entrance is inside a lobby with a very small plaque that identifies the restaurant. While we were looking on the street we met 3 other couples looking for the same place and grousing about the absence of signage or directions. It is a area of downtown that has recently had some bad press, loitering and wandering the street looking for the entrance was uncomfortable. a sign would be a great help.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time. Very romantic setting, excellent food and service. It made for a very special anniversary dinner.

w
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall we had a wonderful time. The service was great. The atmosphere was welcoming. Our appetizers were very good. The only reason I am giving 4 stars is a couple of our main courses were good but not great. My wife ordered the Osso Buco. The taste was there but it wasn't as tender as it could be. I ordered a veal chop. Again the flavor was there but it was a little overcooked.

If you are looking for a classic Italian restaurant I would still recommend Il Terrazzo Carmin.

HA
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were exellent. The ambiance was lively.

NP
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received a gift card from a friend who is a chef. We always trust his judgement and he was right again! The restaurant was warm and inviting and the service was attentive and not at all overbearing. We enjoyed the food and wine selection. It is expensive, but very high quality dining!

JJ
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out waiter was great. He anticipated our needs before we needed to ask and also paid attention to our time constraint. We were so caught up in our company and sinner! We will be back!

RR
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We started with the calamari appetizer which was fresh, light and very good. I had the Capellini Di Mare which had plenty of seafood, however the shrimp in it was overcooked and rubbery. My husband had the Osso Bucco which he very much enjoyed. The service was impeccable. While they have an excellent wine list, the wine was ridiculously overpriced. Enjoyed the evening but probably won’t return because while good, the quality didn’t justify the price.

a
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The calamari tasted precooked rinsed and added to sauce. Unsalted and watery.
Cesaer salad good and
Pennette with salmon was marvelous and al dente.
Ricardo was cool

c
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always fabulous food! Prices high for lunch. Service good and ambiance wonderful!

AC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant, we’ve only been one time before but both times it’s been a special experience with delicious food.

KP
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food in great ambience and outstanding service - professional and friendly

R
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good on all fronts; food, service and atmosphere.

JH
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant! Hope to dine here again, soon!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine, amazing service, & the best Italian food!

m
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. The food and service were both off. Wrong salad came out, fish was undercooked, dessert tasted store bought.

DH
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like eating In Milan.

NE
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food but far too noisy - woman at next table just shouted all evening, we couldn’t even talk to each other as we couldn’t hear!!

B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a stop when we are in town. Food is amazing friendly wait staff and great wine selection.

NG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was lovely but our favorite part was the service. Our waiter was very attentive personable and kind. We would go back just because of him!