Il Terrazzo Carmine

4.8
2710 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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Fatimat
Seattle
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Seattle and I bring my friends when I can. It never disappoints and my friends are also putting it at the top of their list. Fatima

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vipDowntowner
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a place we enjoy going to - and coming back to. Mainly it's a great experience, pleasant surroundings, attentive service etc.

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JohnS
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel this is the best resultant in Seattle… in WA for that matter. From start to finish, nothing but class. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, place and food.
Getting there at night walking is a little bit sketchy but interior plaza is a great place.
Definitively if going at nite Uber/Lyft is a must if you have no car available

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junn
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent ambience! Service was outstanding and the food was pretty good. Wish they had more vegetarian options, but other than that I'd give 2 thumbs up!!

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PleasantBeachGuy
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Terrazzo Carmine has been delighting legions of celebrants for decades in its lovely, atmospheric location in Pioneer Square. It worked its usual magic last evening for our important family meeting, where my North Carolina daughter introduced us to her year-long beau for the first time. Il Terrazzo proved the perfect setting for this signal get-together with fine food, good drinks and helpful, attentive service. Bravo!

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Scout
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wait staff. Food was incredible, loved the Halibut special.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent- enjoyed the whole meal.

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DIANE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful restaurant with great service. We had a reservation snd we were promptly seated. Prices are pretty high but for a special evening it was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely celebration dinner for our daughter’s birthday. Pasta was outstanding. Service fabulous.

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Brntoeat
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great evening at one of my favorites. Big celebration vibe but also great for any of your dining needs. Our waiter was excellent and assisted with wine selection. The specials-mushrooms/quail/boar-all excellent. Lamb chops-were excellent.

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CurtisD
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!

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PatL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate my friend’s birthday!
I love this place. Thanks

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TJinSeattle
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place. A bit pricey but we'll worth it.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I have had many fantastic meals at this restaurant in the past. Last night was not one of those. All three diners had the special of the night. Chilean Seabass one of my favorites. Unfortunately, it was very bland as was the risotto.

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null
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Veal was on tough side. Risotto was terrible. Meal was not up to usual standards. Tomatoes not good

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vipPeter
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food, the service and the atmosphere were all outstanding at our lunch last week. The one downside for our party was that we were not asked for proof of vaccination. This may have been an isolated oversight, or it may be that other patrons were also not asked.

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vipDavid
Montana
60 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful lunch yesterday with my 99 year old father. We had the perfect table off to a corner by a window. With the sun shining in it was a perfect lunch!
The food was delicious as always and the service impeccable. Thank you to our waitperson, Joshua, for taking such good care of us and being so attentive!

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Pleasurefoodie
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Reliably wonderful food accompanied by good, affordable wine, and gracious service. The big party next to us was quite loud and boisterous….it would be nice if groups this large could be in a private room!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience here was wonderful! We celebrated my fiancé’s birthday and had a marvelous time. The service, ambiance, and food were all spectacular. We’d come back for the Tiramisu alone. 5 star night!

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Mike
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visiting for special occasions (birthday, anniversary) never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is a gem. Service and entire staff was outstanding. Food was beautiful and amazing. Highly recommend.

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vipSeattlefoodie
San Francisco
100 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent lunch with salmon and pasta. New server was a little slow and hard to understand through mask. Otherwise a delightful lunch!

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A disappearing breed of restaurant, where the feeling is of a warm, family feeling but pure high end dining experience. Thankfully they did not fall into the trap of many post-‘99’s restaurants that bought into the notion that a really loud restaurant is successful restaurant. The ambience is just right, quietly alive and the food is simply outstanding, each meal perfectly prepared. Bravo!

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MoltoBene
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It only gets better with age.

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LeslieH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My all time favorite restaurant in Seattle. This legendary gem continues to deliver the finest quality Italian cuisine and amazing service. I have been going to this restaurant... for decades and it is as remarkable today as it was when I first went. Treat yourself to a little delicious luxury.

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seattlenative
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good selection of pastas and meat dishes. We all ordered differ things and it was all delicious. Our server was great and provided just the right amount of attention.

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Rusty
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant anywhere is Il Terrazzo Carmine and we try to eat there whenever we're in Seattle. It is like stepping into another era of fine dining with the linen service and elegant atmosphere. The food is consistently outstanding and the wait staff is attentive without being overbearing. And our visit this past week for our anniversary did not disappoint. I almost always order the ossobuco, which is perfectly done, but this time I tried the stuffed double-bone in pork chop. It is beyond heavenly; the most delicious pork chop I’ve ever had with the apple and pancetta stuffing and mustard demi-glaze. I already know I’ll be tortured trying to decide between the two dishes on our next trip. For a most memorable night out, there is no better restaurant destination than this venerable treasure in Seattle.

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vipDanMag
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed at Il Terrazzo! Had the Steak “Harrelson” and it was AWESOME.

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KareemS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place. Great service. The whole staff was very welcoming.

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Jordan
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a special occasion, I will definitely be back

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vipfoodie
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, atmosphere all made our evening amazing. Top notch in all categories. Consider this a rave review in all categories. Can’t wait to go back.

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GayleG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmine’s is one of our all time favorite restaurants. We haven’t been in some time but as usual, it did not disappointment. On a dreary, cold, wet night we found ourselves transported to a warm, friendly, beautiful space. The cocktails were perfectly crafted, the food beyond compare, the service impeccable. This restaurant is always consistent in everything it offers, thank you!

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TonyM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food as usual. Service was good, but could’ve been more attentive

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vipJohnS
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best Italian Restaurant I have been to.

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JohnS
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food quality was not up to usual standards especially the Veal. Also very noisy, could not hear conversation at our table

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KathleenL
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect for any occasion and always look forward to returning with friends and family.

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vipCharleneK
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that Il Terrazzo Carmine's staff always goes the extra mile to make your lunch special.

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TriciaL
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and the menu is amazing. Definitely a special occasion restaurant!

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vipRobert
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of the best restaurants in Seattle and the Eastside. Great food and first class service. The ambience helps create a special meal. Never disappoints.

FAQs

Il Terrazzo Carmine is rated 4.8 stars by 2710 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.