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
Bruschetta con Granchio
Dungeness crab, Vine marinated tomatoes with basil oil
Risotto of the Day
Specialty risotto of the day
Potato dumplings tossed with mozzarella, basil and tomato sauce
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!
Amazing dinner! Best halibut ever! Great service too!
A downtown Italian favorite!! Lovely ambiance!! Indoor and gorgeous outdoor dining space with fire pit and heat lamps to keep one cozy warm.
We have been dining here for several years and it is always so enjoyable. Delicious food, wine and exceptional service!!
Wonderful place to eat. My boyfriend and I were there for our 2 year anniversary. Would absolutely recommend.
One of the best restaurants in Seattle.
Food is delicious, but the service level is even better.
I highly the ravioli.
Our first time there. Great service. Sat outside on heated and beautifully decorated deck.
Very best service. Excellent cocktails and food. Enjoyed atmosphere as well
Its too bad the area this is in is a bit sketchy. Everything else was fantastic!
We always choose Carmine for special occasions. This time we got engaged! The service and food were great as always.
Five family members gathered at Carmine for a celebratory dinner. We dined at the heated outdoor pavilion, socially distancing from other diners. Despite the challenges of operating a restaurant in the era of COVID-19, the food and service quality at Carmine's was as excellent as ever. Terrazzo Carmine has been and remains the best restaurant in Seattle.
Server was great, food was amazing! Didn't have have the charcuterie anymore but the server recommended something instead and it was amazing!
The food was amazing and the service very attentive. Would definitely return again
Recommend the bar for quiet dining. The main dining room is too loud. Always appreciate the free garage/valet parking.
We ate her 4 weeks ago and were happy with the distance between diners. This time the dining room (we asked for but couldn't get outdoor table) was too crowded. We and our guests did not feel comfortable. So not a great experience. We would not come back unless we could be accommodated outside.
Great service, and great food!
Old school, and amazing hospitality!
Il Terrazzo Carmine has long been one of Seattle's best Italian restaurants, and it is a go-to spot (with Tulio) for a classically nice dinner. In these CoVid times, they have a nice heated outdoor patio that you can dine at.
In these Covid times, tables must be 6 feet apart from the back of the chair to the back of the chair. This was not the case in this restaurant and tables were not removed or sat appropriately for this. This was the only uncomfortable thing there. Everything was awesome. If demiglase is used on a pasta, cut it with cream and an alcohol please.
Il Terrazzo Carmine's staff was so sweet and thoughtful! They wrote a nice card that said "happy anniversary" for my boyfriend and I, and they also gave us an amazing dessert to celebrate. The food was spectacular and the drinks were delicious. I'd definitely visit them again!
Excellent food. Excellent wine. Service was impeccable. Very busy.
I think all they were missing was some music in the patio.
great food, perfectly well cooked and seasoned, nothing out of the ordinary or "wow". Service was professional and kind. Loved the outdoor patio - lots of space and warm enough even on a cold fall night.
Had a wonderful meal that was served well with Covid restrictions. Great service and good.
Wife’s 50th birthday
A wonderful dinner. Service , food, wine all top notch.
Quick service, great location, food came right away, highly recommend
It was our first time visiting, but certainly will not be the last. Attentive, knowledgeable service made our anniversary dinner all the more special.
Overall a great experience. The service was wonderful, we had a very tasty and affordable bottle of wine. After an appetizer (prosciutto and melon), Cesar salad and pasta (rigatoni bolognese), the star of the night was the Veal Chop. It was incredible! Finished the night off with two espressos and a tiramisu. Was a wonderful anniversary dinner.
Il Terrazzo Carmine is a Seattle classic for a reason. Our dinner did not disappoint! My rack of lamb was incredible, and cooked perfectly. M husband had the venison ravioli, because how do you not have it when you go there? His cauliflower soup was amazing as always. And we both love the key lime dessert. Service was unsurprisingly impeccable: attentive without being intrusive, and very knowledgeable.
Really, you can’t go wrong. One of our favorite restaurants, always worth it. Love, love, love!
Food was quite good. front desk staff most pleasant. Service good. Need to have a less pricey cabernet by the glass...$25 and not nearly worth the price!
It has been a long time, but our anniversary dinner (first restaurant inside meal since February) had to be at one of our favorites, Il Terrazzo Carmine. Definitely not disappointed! Perfect evening, graceful and professional service, with food and wine presented perfectly. Felt safe throughout (not an easy task during these times) and although staff was, of course, in masks, the care and smiles were evident all evening. Almost forgot to mention that every bite was exquisite... The spirit of Carmine was evident - Bravo!
A&A (celebrating 12 glorious years!)
Carmine's is authentic Italian and always amazing.
The best place in seattle
The Best Italian Restaurant in Town
Keep up the good work
Great food and great service as always 👍
We celebrated a big anniversary and were not disappointed. The food was perhaps the best we've ever had at this fave spot. Thank you for making 2020 a little less sad and my stomach a lot happier.
One of the best restaurants in Seattle. Everything is fresh and the quality is outstanding.
Everything - service, food and atmosphere- was perfect. In these COVID times, we all need to feel the experience of being well cared for. Il Terrazo Carmine’s staff always delivers.
Fabulous place for a special occasion. Everything was delicious, service was efficient, and friendly. The patio was beautiful. Expensive, but lovely. Absolutely no complaints. The food was delicious, great wine selection and our server knew her stuff. Enjoyed a lovely anniversary dinner.
Ambiance and service were good. Food was below average. Crab cakes were chewy, pasta sauce was runny. The bread before dinner and cheesecake were the best parts of the evening.
Il Terrazzo Carmine is rated 4.8 stars by 2271 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.