Il Terrazzo Carmine

4.8
1656 reviews
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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
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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What 1656 People Are Saying
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DG
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went here ahead of Seahawks and Packers football game for lunch then over to the stadium. Great ambience, bar area and highly attentive service. Solid Italian food choices which were tasty and satisfying. We had several appetizers along with wine and main courses which were excellent. Dessert selection was also nice with both Italian and non-Italian style. Highly recommend this for any business meal and would be good to go back for an evening dinner with my wife...

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p
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never had anything but the most delicious food and fabulous service. It’s spendy, but we’ll worth it. Love this restaurant!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Slow service and over priced wine list

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience, great atmosphere and generous food portions. Food is really amazing too and wonderful service.

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DP
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! Everyone was very nice and accommodating and the food was reasonably priced! We had a great time!

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OT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite. My favorite restaurant in Seattle.

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o
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

what an absolute pleasure .The food and service is beyond what one will find anywhere in Seattle.
We enjoyed our waiter and the unobtrusive manner of serving he delivered .

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j
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Terazzo did not disappoint! I have not benn here for awhile and thoroughly enjoyed everything. I will be back soon than later.

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B
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great pasta and salads for lunch, but the Red Velvet cake yesterday was a bit of a disappointment. Not their usual high quality. Not sure what happened, but it seemed to be refrigerated for some time and was a bit under cooked. I'm sure that will not happen again.

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LC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still one of the best Seattle restaurants - never disappointed

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MS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We went to celebrate our 25th anniversary . Our time in the bar before dinner was spectacular . The bartender was wonderful and the drinks were great . Our table was not what I expected for anniversary celebration. It was right on top of another table right by the door and it was very noisy . I expected something a little better for this special anniversary . Our food was also delayed for some reason . Everyone apologized and the food was very delicious , but I wouldn’t go back for such a special occasion.

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SS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our Anniversary they made it extra special.
Would be Great for any occasion.

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CJ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious Italian food. Also, I ordered the halibut and I’ve never had a halibut cooked so perfectly! Highly recommend this place and will definitely be going back.

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R
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food anywhere. Innovative menu, great service, and fabulous place to have dinner with friends.

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MA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined here at the recommendation of our hotel bartender. It was definitely a great choice. One of the specials was a filet with a mushroom sauce and asparagus risotto - to die for!! The service was awesome and the food superbly delicious. A memorable experience for sure.

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OT
Cincinnati
129 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant was excellent. The food, the service and the decor was first class. We had a memorable dinner.

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Z
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very, very best. Our dinners were excellent. We were so satisfied that we took a duplicate order to reheat for leftovers. Compliments to your Chef and your entire kitchen staff.

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I
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Terrazzo is always wonderful - food, service and ambiance - we always love it and come back. Thanks for being a consistent and lovely restaurant.

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f
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to restaurant for special occasion's -
The food and service are both always exceptional!

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DA
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, good service and not overly crowded on a Saturday night.

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t
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had eaten at Il Terrazzo Carmine for a business lunch and had wanted to go for my birthday with family and friends. The restaurant has a really nice vibe with some noise but, low enough to be able to carry on a conversation. I am a picky Italian cook who is often disappointed with food at Italian restaurants in Seattle. We had a lovely evening, wonderful food and exceptional service by our server, Ryan.

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EM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I have been here twice while enjoying girls weekends. It’s great!! The bar on the way in is great too. We will back for sure.

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Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

A large party was seated in the center of main dining room and was so loud it felt more like a sports bar than a fine dining establishment. The food and service were wonderful as usual but the decision to seat this boisterous party and to not ask them to be more discrete were unfortunate.

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KL
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never had a bad meal here and the service is amazing.

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TE
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! Our food was awesome. I had the pork chop and it was the best. Our server and the staff there really made my girlfriend feel special for her birthday!

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p
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been here a number of times over the years, but it had been several years since our last visit. We were delighted that the quality of the food has only increased with time. The risotto was expertly crafted, and the duck and veal scallopine were phenomenal. Service was perfect and on point. A lovely evening out!

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S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

No tables were available after 5:15 and before 8:45 when making the reservation so we picked 5:15. The place was empty until 6:00 when it became about half full.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent for a romantic dinner. Delicious food well prepared and presented. Attentive and knowledgeable staff.

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TJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Italian food. The veal chop was juicy and delicious and the stuffed cannelloni superb.

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E
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the restaurant was terrific, except you had to enter an office building and go to the back. We had to call to find out where to enter the restaurant. Also, the OpenTable app, when I clicked on get directions, it took me to someplace in Bellevue, WA and not Seattle. I knew that was wrong and just put the address into my phone to find the actual location.

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JF
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat and a special occasion! Thanks for the wonderful birthday dinner!

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SR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Food was wonderful and the service the best I’ve had in Seattle.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food. Impeccable service.

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I
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always amazing at Il Terrazzo! Plus, they have a great selection for wines. It's a great restaurant for a business lunch or a romantic dinner.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food, service and ambiance! There is no better restaurant in the city!

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C
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very high quality restaurant with great service. Would recommend to almost anyone who loves Italian.

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MG
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been coming to Il Terrazzo Carmine since Carmine opened in the early 80’s. The experience has always been first rate and that standard continues after Carmine’s passing.

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MM
Munich
34 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Often grab a quick bite at Carmine's prior to the Sounders match. Very convenient. The food is always great - great quality and selection. The staff is very accommodating and will go out of their way to ensure you have an enjoyable evening.

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OT
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for fabulous food and good wine. Dietary concerns are graciously accommodated by a knowledgeable staff and kitchen.

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F
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. One server even got down on the floor to even out a table leg on a customer’s wobbly table!

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