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Il Terrazzo Carmine

4.8
1484 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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What 1484 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.7
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4.3
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Il Terrazzo strikes the perfect balance between clean, sophisticated flavors and relaxed, classy atmosphere. The staff brings a friendly professionalism with each encounter. The lunch made for an excellent business meeting. I look forward to a romantic evening.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our go to restaurant for any special occasion, Birthday, Anniversary or special place to go with friends.
Been a favorite for two plus decades and it remains excellent after all this time.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

This was a very lovely place with amazing service. The presentation of the dishes and the flavors of the food were mouth watering. I would like to go back there in very near future and try more things on the menu which look amazing.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

A classic Seattle establishment.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

We have been to Il Terrazzo Carmine several times over several years, always before Mariners evening games. It's a very nice restaurant within walking distance of both Safeco Field and Centurylink Field. The garage next door offers a special rate for leaving your car during the sports event. The food is very good, and so is the service. I recommend it very highly.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

We sat on the gorgeous patio, with crystal chandeliers! Service was gracious. We said we were in a hurry and they accommodated us beautifully.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Exceptional
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Best Italian restaurant in Seattle by far!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Overall wonderful dining experience. We went with another couple and sat at a beautiful round table near the window. Excellent food!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Fantastic pasta and the bread is so good! Try to visit here whenever in Seattle.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

TOP OF MY LIST RESTAURANT IN SEATTLE!his is an iconic classic Italian restaurant in Seattle - one whose ambience and style is so delightfully Europe - and so elegantly special. The food is true to style, great wine list, fabulous service. In fact, our first server seemed so out of sorts and almost dismissive (have never had that happen here), and when I mentioned it to the host as I went to the restroom, they replaced him with one more ready to engage us. Additionally, all the staff stepped up to provide the special night with great service, food, conversation and recommendations. Truly responsive - and truly excellent. Beware the corkage here is steep for the city - but otherwise a perfect evening!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

I haven't been here for along time and I was stunned by how great it was. I had one of the best salads of my life followed by homemade seafood ravioli excellent. We finished with delicious tiramisu. don't get me started on how cute the Czech waiter was.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Overall an amazing experience celebrating Mother’s Day! Super attentive service and tasty wide menu selection is why I would recommend Il Terrazzo Carmine to family and friends looking for an authentic Italian fine dining experience in the Seattle area. Favorite was the pesto fettuccine w/Gulf prawns!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

What a wonderful restaurant. Classy and formal enough for a special occasion yet friendly and unpretentious. Purely professional service. We had the spring pea and prawn risotto, halibut with ramps and morels, and duck with raspberry and rosemary (all specials) and could not have been more impressed. And oh my, leave room for the tiramusu!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Seattle due to consistent excellence: outstanding fresh authentic Italian food, thoughtfully selected wine list, impeccable service, and old world. ambience. Whether we are on our way to a big game downtown or a special occasion dinner, we love coming here. For the excellence you can expect, this is worth every penny!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

It is a great older Seattle restaurant with outstanding food and service. And it is quiet enough to have conversations even though there was a full house. Very nice.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

A classic that never gets old. In a city where there is such a void in fine dining options, Il Terrazzo provides a comfortable and special place to enjoy beautifully prepared food and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Superb from arrival to departure. Best kept dining secret in Seattle. Never change, please!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Food was excellent. Charming setting with real china.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Ate at Carmine for the first time a three months ago. Had such a wonderful, delicious dinner we decided to take our daughter and son-in-law when they visited. This time food was just okay - something was off. And our waiter was in a hurry for us to order everything quickly which we did not otherwise all the food comes so very quickly. Once the waiter realized we like to enjoy our meal slowly with good wine, he calmed down. After that service was great but we'll definitely stick to Barolo where we've been going for many years and have always experienced consistency.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We loved the food and the great service! This is our second visit and we will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Wonderful service with good food.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Always excellent. Parking a little more difficult now but we managed.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Everything about this experience was excellent. Caesar salad was tasty. Antipasto was amazing. Grilled eggplant, ossobucco to die for etc. Come here, you'll love it.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Favorite restaurant in Seattle for its food, service and ambience

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Well balanced flavors overall, and perfectly cooked halibut. Best meal we have enjoyed in Seattle

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Party of four - 50% success
The ravioli stuffed with several types of seafood had more spinach than seafood.
The tenderloin did not have much flavor :-(
The other two guests enjoyed their dishes.
Service was incredible!
The bar associated with the restaurant is brilliant - creative drinks and friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Another wonderful experience at Terrazzo Carmine. Our server Ryan was outstanding and an great compliment to the amazing food.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Dinner fir four. Had great wine list food was excellent. Two had their special halibut, one had venison ravioli, I had vile cscalopinni. Every meal was wonderful..one person did not like the shrimp bisque. My mozzarella was great. Good wine list would have liked it more if the restaurant was a bit quieter. Overall a great experience with great food and great service.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Once again the food was a ten. The four seasons of Italian eateries in Seattle.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent food including the daily specials which are superb. The staff is very friendly and could adjust the size - for example, a salad - as requested. The coffee was also very good. When we arrived, the greeting was friendly and we were seated in a very comfortable, quiet, and private area of the restaurant. We will return regularly.

Parking was a challenge and there was quite a bit of road construction that made reaching the restaurant a hassle. Fortunately, once we arrived, it was an excellent time.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Love Carmine’s Best in Seattle according to a native NEw Yorker

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Always a great experience at Carmine. Staff is educated, attentive, and always ensures you leave satisfied.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I have been to this restaurant often over the years and it never fails to delight.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food and superb service. They didn't rush us and made us feel welcomed. All-round wonderful experience.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I have eaten both lunches and dinners at ITC since about 1990. Obviously I return because it is a great restaurant. So, I was extremely disappointed on my last dinner visit to encounter a child under the age of two years with his mother seated within 6 feet of my table. This is a fine dining ADULT restaurant. Children should not only be strongly discouraged, they should not be allowed. This was at 7:00 PM in the evening, also bedtime for a toddler. You can image he did not behave as an adult. Please don't be kid/family friendly.

Otherwise my dining experience was at the very high level I have always experienced at ITC and expect.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Absolute perfection. From the minute we entered to when we finished the meal, the service was top class. We were a group of 5. Our waiter was very polite in explaining all the dishes that we considered, made good suggestions on the drinks and desserts. The service was very good , nothing was rushed or too slow, everything was running on time. We didn't get to say thanks to our waiter before we left, but he actually met us after we exit the building to thank us for choosing to dine with them, which was quite sweet.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Came here twice in 2 weeks, everything is good here. Will definitely come back again.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We received a warm reception from the staff upon arriving at our dinner time. The service was excellent, food was delicious and ambience lovely. We enjoyed celebrating our daughter and son-in-laws anniversary and restaurant met our needs perfectly. Having our parking validated is especially nice when dining in Seattle where parking can be expensive. We enjoyed a glass of wine at The Browne Family tasting room right next door before dinner. Very pleased and we will return again soon.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Always great service, very good wine list, great dinner specials. It is my favorite restaurant in the city of Seattle.

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