Il Terrazzo Carmine

4.7
1563 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 4:00PM

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
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Phone number
(206) 467-7797
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Juan Vega
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Catering
Please contact us a 206-467-7797 for your catering needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Jackson and King on 1st Ave S.
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Parking details
Beginning December 11th, parking services will be relocated to the 450 King Street parking garage. The entrance is located near the corner of King Street & Alaskan Way. This will NOT be a curbside service, and guests can drop off their vehicles at the valet station on the first floor of the parking garage.
Valet service for our dinner guests will begin at 4:30 and is complimentary for up to 4 hours with validation. Guests parking before this time will be subject to public parking rates.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

My favorite in all of Seattle and the environs !!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We have never had a bad experience at Il Terrazzo Carmine. The atmosphere is great (I recommend sitting on the “terrazzo”), and the food is world class. I love duck, and they do a “two ways” preparation that is wonderful. Paired with a nice Barbera d’ Alba, and you’re in your Happy Place. We’ll be back!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Definitely not up to the usual high standard that we have come to expect at this restuarant.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

30 anniversary

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I celebrate our anniversary here when possible and our last visit validates the preference. We notified staff for reason to dine, had a graet balcony table, terrific server (Ryan) and enjoyed favorite dishes - vension raviolis (sp), sweetbreads and as good a New York steak in recent memory - prime, of course. Corkage is higher then elsewhere but they have a wide range of prices and selections. Complimentary dessert with a candle not expected but appreciated. Great parking arrangement next door, 4 hours of comp parking for dinner. Didn't expect the ease of parking on a Seahawks game night but we arrived at adjacent garage 2 minutes before reservation after very busy traffic on I-90 and neighborhood.
Highly reccomended.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The service is always excellent and friendly. The food is always fresh and cooked correctly. I would recommend the restaurant to everyone!

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Delicious food with outstanding service! I highly recommend the fresh pasta and seasonal fish.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

We love Carmine! Delicious, special, great service and a wonderful overall dinning experience.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Every time we eat at Carmine's, it seems like a special treat! Wonderful food, impeccable service and a relaxed (read: not stuffy) atmosphere -- they all make a dinner out at Carmine's live up to that one word: perfecto!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

I'd recommend this for the warm and welcoming service, the casual elegance, the delicious and perfectly prepared food and a super yummy wine list! It's the perfect place to share out of town guests what comfortable and gracious elegance in Seattle is all about.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

This is our second birthday dinner for us. Last year and then this year. It’s a delightfully beautiful place, service was great as was the food choices and, of course, the food we actually chose. I wanted to back the next evening but my wife had other ideas. If we’re in Seattle again next birthday we’ll do it again, I’m sure.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Always a fine restaurant, including excellent professional service !

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Me and my girlfriend had a very good time at Il Terrazzo Carmine.

The food was very good and not too pricey.
We had a very good Waiter.

thank you for the wonderful evening

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The best Italian food we had in Seattle. Being used to NYC Italian I was stunned by the expertise in menu offerings and the outstanding quality of the food!

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Terrific Food and Customer Care
We happened to pick a very busy night, but were promptly seated in a very private corner yet still part of the scene. Our server was attentive, professional, and personable. Our Classic Caesar salad and Calamari in garlic, tomatoes, olives and capers were the perfect start. But there was none of their great crusty bread--they ran out. In spite of that we muddle through a very enjoyable meal. My wife's Ravioloni De Pesce--ravioli stuffed with crab, shrimp, and spinach coupled with a wonderful primavera sauce was exquisite. Fortunatley, she let me have a bite. I enjoyed perfectly al dente Rigatoni with a luscious Bolognese sauce. The customer care part enters when we receive our check. Because of the bread fiasco, Carmine bought our salad and calamari. As out-of-towners we don't get here often enough. We will be back to continue exploring the menu.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Venison ravioli was one of the best things I have ever eaten. Service was slow. Will definitely go many times more.

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1.0Dined on August 3, 2018

An hour after our appetizers came, we still hadn’t received our main courses. The waitress finally came by and told us she ran out of one of our main courses (why couldn’t she have told us an hour earlier?!) and then said the other three mains would be ready in 4 minutes. We waited another 10, still didn’t receive our dishes, so ended up leaving without eating. (We also had my 2-month old daughter with us, so waiting was extra frustrating). One of the worst restaurant experiences I’ve ever had.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Second time dining here after several years. We recognized it as soon as we walked in. Beautiful restaurant, but not pretentious. Appetizer sampler plate was great. Waitress split our salad and pasta orders.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Amazing dinner on the patio. Our server (Libor?) provided excellent recommendations.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Been there before. Will go again. Consistently outstanding

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

This is probably my third time at Il Terrazzo have had dinner, this was my second time for lunch. Service is always excellent and the food is delicious. Though my go to always seems to be the spaghettini ortolano which is olive oil based, arugula, tomatoes, pine nuts and goat cheese. The perfect summer pasta dish not to heavy. The meal is consistently perfect from beginning to end starting with the crusty bread.

It's old school Italian perfectly done. White table cloths, more formal but still comfortable and welcoming. Had been about three years since I'd been here last a new building was built behind the fountain in the courtyard gone but they revamped the outside seating. We dined inside but had a nice table near the window.

Dessert is always better shared I say. My friend's mom selected the red velvet cake to share. Hopefully it's not another three years before I return again!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

The Servers were all amazing! We lingered for hours after finishing our lunch and they absolutely accommodated us! Food was absolutely delish!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

I usually enjoy veal and halibut preparations here. On this occasion it was veal scallopini and it was real veal not pork like some other places. Seasoned wait staff is always excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Enjoyed a fabulous meal al fresco. They have one of the prettiest outdoor patio in Seattle. Service is top notch as always. The Halibut was unbelievably awesome!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

It was awesome! My girlfriend and I were celebrating our 6th anniversary and we ended up getting the same waiter as our 1st anniversary we celebrated there. It was a great familiar feeling and the food was great.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Our waiter Mido was an excellent host. The wine, dinner & dessert were all delicious. So grateful this restaurant continues to thrive. Ciao!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Seattle. Excellent food, service and ambience. Very consistent. Always a lovely experience.

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3.0Dined on July 25, 2018

the bread was like tree bark, when I asked about the hard crusted bread the wait server did not offer other bread, the rissoto was missing most of the sausage, tasted like a cheesy rice dish, we order the special that took 30 minutes to get, disappointing

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

My favorite Seattle restaurant. Always a pleasure to dine there.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

amazing event out on the patio...food and service unlike anywhere else in the city...

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Superb Italian restaurant... my favorite in Seattle. Beautiful ambience with outstanding food and service. I have never had a bad meal there.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Excellent soups and pasta. Cooked perfectly. Halibut good

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

The veal was amazing and the service is really great as well.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Great service, the Halibut cheeks were excellent

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We were greeted with a smile and a very welcoming hostess right away. Our table was very nicely presented and our server was friendly and knowledgeable. I was a bit disappointed not to hear about any specials but was very pleased with my sweetbreads regardless. My wife enjoyed her meal as well and we left very happy and enjoyed our first experience. I've already told a handful of people about Carmine! We live in Snohomish so we don't venture downtown very often. Glad we chose to come here!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

This is a proper restaurant..highly trained staff, large and varied menu. Everything executed perfectly.
We sat outside on the Terrazzo and had the most romantic evening. The only worry we had is what to choose to eat, and Carmines took care of the rest.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Excellent food and service. Eggplant parmigiana was the best we ever had. Very pretty restaurant. We don’t live in Seattle, but if we did we’d be back often.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Absolutely fabulous meal!
Everyone majes you feel elcome.
Great wine list

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Carmines is my go-to place for friend events as well as business events. I've been coming to Carmines for 25+ years - and always recommend it to out of town guests - I love it! Nick and his crew are amazing. The new patio is amazing - charming, warm, inviting. A must place to dine or lunch in Seattle. And, dress up a little - it's wonderful!

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Great food and service. The back patio is very comfortable

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