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Il Terrazzo Carmine, Seattle, WA

Il Terrazzo Carmine

4.9
4.9
3821 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 49 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

Experiences

  • Mother's Day

    May 12, 2024 only
    We will be open Sunday, May 12th for Mother's Day dinners service. We look forward to hosting you and yours as you gather to celebrate the special mother in your life.

Offers

  • Did you know we have another location?

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 11:30 AM - 2:45 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM,Sat - 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Make sure to check out our Bellevue restaurant Carmine's Bellevue next time you are on the Eastside!

What 3,821 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Good for business meals

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Italian

  • Seattle

    Best Overall

  • Seattle

    Best Food

  • Seattle

    Best Ambiance

  • Seattle

    Good for business meals

  • Seattle

    Great for fine wines

  • Seattle

    Good for special occasions

  • Seattle

    Italian

3,821 Reviews
  1. Jacf

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bar seating was perfect, not too loud. Don’t order all of your food at once as it comes out very quickly. We waited to order our entrees until we were finished with salads. Excellent service from all staff.

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  2. ChrisT

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it. As always. Will be back - as always. My favorite.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were decent was not impressed with eggplant apetizer, it was over served with cheese and not enough eggplant. Very expensive wine list. They could do better with the list more value oriented list.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food. Top shelf service. A bit formal but we just infused our fun into the space! Great wine list. Spendy splurge.

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  5. KKRP

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Patricia our amazing server took great care of us for our 14th Anniversary! Best table ever, this is our 3rd time coming to Carmines for an Anniversary but have been coming for over 23 years!

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  6. shirlenek

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and delicious food! The gnocchi was divine!! Beautiful ambience!

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  7. Skip

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing....and so many incredible choices! The service is outstanding at all levels, from the hostess stand to the waiters to the kitchen staff!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and delicious food. Couldn’t ask for anything more!

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  9. DavidS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great lunch menu with tasty food. The tables were too close together near the bar when the restaurant was fairly empty. It was hard to have a conversation with the next table all talking at the same time. I wish they would seat people further apart when the space is clearly available.

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  10. Robert

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is very close to my work. I have been there for several business lunches over the years and for dinner on one occasion. The food quality is very good, and service is exceptional. Very close to a restaurant with no chance of poor service or food. I always enjoy Carmine's.

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  11. JonR

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully relaxed atmosphere with consistently elevated food and drinks. Love this place!

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  12. NatalieS

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A timeless, classic, first class Italian restaurant. Consistently wonderful experience. Never disappoints.

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  13. Scott

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was wonderful but waiter was making us anxious. He was not letting us think when deciding what we wanted. Felt rushed.

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  14. MarJ

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last night was another wonderful delicious experience at this beautiful restaurant. It was a last-minute birthday dinner for myself with my partner, and from the moment we stepped in it was a very pleasant experience. The host was really nice. Our waiters were very attentive, very detailed and I am ecstatic to confirm that the recommendations And descriptions used for the dishes were to My experienced pallete right on point. I ordered the veal-sobocco? (it truly did fall off the bone. It included a bone marrow seasoning. The sauce that it came lathered in was rich and it was served with a delicate, seasoned fettuccine that did not overpower, but simply complement the veal)And a side of the risotto of the day ( saffron, asparagus, pesto) and a beautiful local red Cabernet. For my birthday they blessed us with a tiramisu and cheesecake. Thank you for the wonderful evening and I recommend this soft lit romantic restaurant to everyone u come across. Thank you for another wonderful dinner.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome. Delicious and great service 👏. Will be back soon!! Thanks

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  16. GreggR

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress, Jasmine was terrific. ! Great service, advice, and very attentive. We had a great meal. Thanks

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  17. JulieW

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and excellent service. Our first time and we’ll definitely be back.

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  18. Argosini16

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Faultless service and delicious food . Attentive waitstaff and excellent location

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  19. RobC

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A quite traditional Italian menu, but the food was excellent. What I most appreciated was the service. The party I was meeting for dinner arrived over an hour late but my server and the other staff accommodated me cheerfully. It could have been very different.

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  20. downtownfoodlover

    Seattle

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always our favorite Seattle place. The seabass never disappoints. Also you must try the venison ravioli. We had an amazing late lunch. Our server Athina is so nice and attentive. We need to come more often.

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  21. Ballardfoodie03

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, food, and I mean absolutely fantastic food- every bite, every dish ! We felt pampered and spoiled- better than Canlis!

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  22. MichaelC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All facets of the experience are excellent. I love dining here.

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  23. Battitato1981

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Consistently good preparation, attentive service and timeless ambiance.

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  24. MelissaK

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing dinner with friends! We were treated so well and it was a perfect evening!

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  25. KARPEG

    Seattle

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat to visit Il terrazzo. Great service ,amazing food and vibrant atmosphere.

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  26. BillL01

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great place for nice dinners for special occation. Weekdays maybe a lot of business people having large group dinners, and the noise level maybe too high for intimate dinners such as for birthday or anniversary. But the food is just fantastic!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and consistent in quality for traditional Italian fare. Excellent libations and robust wine curation.

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  28. Paul

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good, so consistent, exceptional service. Our favorite restaurant in Seattle.

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  29. Loriwalters

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous venue. Really nice touch of a birthday card on my table. Waiter recommended a great bottle of wine. The only disappointment was there was far too much time with food delivery & then a long wait after our appetizer to receive our meal. But everyone was lovely.

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  30. CHrisH

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our third time eating here and it has never disappointed us! Cocktails and Caesar salad were superb. Their Caesar is the standard we measure all others by FYI. Our Entrees were enjoyed by all. Fish and veal picatta with capers. The wait staff and server were professional and never ‘snobby’ even though it’s a great restaurant. Also gave us a very nice wine recommendation. And several recognized our birthday girl! Only critique is slightly louder than I prefer but not the worst I’ve experienced. It’s a great dining experience!

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  31. Michaeld

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Petrale Sole w/lemon buttter suace w/capers was unforgettable

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  32. Foodie

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was amazing as always and our server Gary was terrific. We will be back next time we come to Seattle.

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  33. RayW

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabrizio is an excellent waiter. Food was great. Would definitely go back.

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  34. MikeyS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice decor. Attentive service. Excellent food. Prices quite reasonable considering the service and quality of the cuisine. I'd be most happy to dine there again.

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  35. Peter

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party of four wanted to have lunch in a quiet setting. We made a reservation at Il Terrazzo for lunch at 1:45, after the mid-day rush. We enjoyed a lovely lunch.

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  36. Mike

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All our dishes were exceptional. Our waiter Eric Reid was one of a kind, attentive without being intrusive, personable and helpful, especially in recommending wines to complement our dishes. We are definitely going back, and will ask for Eric again. It was a truly memorable meal and was a great choice for my wife’s birthday celebration!

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  37. KrisK

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and unhurried service. Great for a business lunch or to catch up with friends.

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  38. HannahH

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointed. Travel from Tucson just to have dinner at my all time favorite Restraunt.

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  39. MelissaM

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far the best restaurant in Seattle! Love the atmosphere, the staff, and the food is superb! Mike, bartender, is the best mixologist. We'll definitely be back for more!

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  40. OrindaJoe

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous dinner where everything came together perfectly - service, food and ambiance were all top notch. We enjoyed every dish (calamari appetizer, Caesar salad, fettuccine with pesto & scampi and veal scallopini). I seldom order Caesar because I'm always disappointed, but the photos of this dish looked so appealing I decided to take a chance and it was the highlight of the meal for me - spectacular.

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FAQs

Il Terrazzo Carmine is rated 4.9 stars by 3821 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 49 times today
Experiences are available.
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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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