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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vipWineanddine31
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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MelanieS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to eat. My boyfriend and I were there for our 2 year anniversary. Would absolutely recommend.

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DaphF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Seattle.
Food is delicious, but the service level is even better.
I highly the ravioli.

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TanishaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there. Great service. Sat outside on heated and beautifully decorated deck.

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Candy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very best service. Excellent cocktails and food. Enjoyed atmosphere as well

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its too bad the area this is in is a bit sketchy. Everything else was fantastic!

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Julia
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always choose Carmine for special occasions. This time we got engaged! The service and food were great as always.

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vipDiscriminatingDiner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Josh
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great, food was amazing! Didn't have have the charcuterie anymore but the server recommended something instead and it was amazing!

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SandyW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service very attentive. Would definitely return again

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RandyR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Recommend the bar for quiet dining. The main dining room is too loud. Always appreciate the free garage/valet parking.

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Thomas
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience1

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.

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danm
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, and great food!
Old school, and amazing hospitality!

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MarkG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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RestMan42
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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katcameron91
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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TerrenceP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent wine. Service was impeccable. Very busy.

I think all they were missing was some music in the patio.

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SewaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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vipSeattlefoodie
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal that was served well with Covid restrictions. Great service and good.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s 50th birthday

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vipAntonio
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner. Service , food, wine all top notch.

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Nahh
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service, great location, food came right away, highly recommend

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vipBearatoneSEA
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time visiting, but certainly will not be the last. Attentive, knowledgeable service made our anniversary dinner all the more special.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipKellyM
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipTucker
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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!

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NDeatswell
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!)

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CarmenA
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmine's is authentic Italian and always amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place in seattle

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RoyR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Best Italian Restaurant in Town
Keep up the good work

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service as always 👍

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Babe
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipWineo
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Seattle. Everything is fresh and the quality is outstanding.

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Erik
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LisaP
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Victoria
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

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.

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vipPamelaZ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic outdoor patio! Very elegant. Brings the white tablecloth and fine dining experience of dining indoors out into the air. Perfect for these times. Highly recommend!

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StephenC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Wonderful service.

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Cath
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a memorable experience. The ambiance is magical, the food outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Tables are too close and it was crowded. Very slow service and the pasta was overcooked. Gnocchis were a mush.

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Il Terrazzo Carmine is rated 4.8 stars by 2267 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.