Il Terrazzo Carmine

4.8
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2096 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

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Mon - Thu 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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BH
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and attentive staff. The food was excellent.

G
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and great atmosphere.Friendly and knowledgeable staff. I’ll be back!

JR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love the place and the staff and the manager Joel is excellent

T
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having lived in Seattle most of my life, I was unaware of this restaurant, largely because of never wanting to venture into Pioneer Square in the evening unless it was to attend a baseball game. But with the revitalization in the area, the removal of the Viaduct, and seeing the website for this restaurant, I decided it was worth trying. It was fantastic! Took me 35 years (the approximate age of this establishment) but I plan on going back as often as possible in the coming years. Thank you.

D
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian food we have had in a while and Great service made this a perfect dining experience.

L
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always great in every catagory. Outstanding service and food

A
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night away from the baby. Service was outstanding, very authentic. Definitely will make this a regular occasion

MM
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always the highest quality of food, drink, and service, and one my most favorite in Seattle.

RM
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

KG
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've already recommended I'll Terrazzo Carmine to nearly everyone we've spoken with since our lovely dinner! Such a special evening!

CA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. It never disappoints.

A
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Wife took me here for my birthday Dec. 30 2019.
We both have dined at many resturants all over the World and would place this restaurant at the top.
Everything could not have been better from our waiter , food quality and ambiance.
We would fly from SF to Seattle just to have dinner here.
A dinner out that we will never forget!
Thank you all for making it all so special.

K
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We returned again for our annual lunch date and we were, yet again, thrilled that we did. This wonderful restaurant maintains a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, the services is outstanding and the food consistently excellent. We started with the calamari (not breaded and in a very tasty puttanesca flavored sauce) that we thoroughly enjoyed. The crab and shrimp ravioli in lobster sauce was outstanding as was my husbands clam linguine. We will be back for our holiday date again next year!

MK
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fresh pasta, the wonderful sauces, the perfectly done clams, mussels and prawns, and the good natured and impeccable service make this place a really class act to enjoy again and again. The lobster sauce on the ravioli stuffed with crab and shrimp was, said my dining partner, to die for -- but she lived! We had a great time.

AK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fine but it was too pricey. Particularly the wine was very expensive for what he got

J
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Very special place. Don't get there often enough.

JY
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! It’s as good as it’s always been.

C
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it is a treat to go to Il Terrazzo. The antipasto is amazing and the wine recommendation was nothing less than perfect.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Terrazzo is excellent. Enjoy a warm & inviting ambiance with friends while you experience beautifully prepared Italian cuisine, fine wines, and delicious desserts.

NP
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Our clam pasta was full of sand and very bland. The waiter seem to just want to upsell dishes. It just wasn't as same experience as other visits.

KE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best Italian in Seattle. Have been going to Terrazzo since the ‘80s. An absolutely terrific spot!

CO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Our waiter was kinda about himself, it was a little weird. But food was excellent and great location. Thank you

C
New England
23 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Italian restaurant in Seattle! Food is always delectable and the service is top notch!

b
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely business lunch here with 4 people. The food and the service was wonderful. It is a little loud for good conversation (even though we were in the front corner). My only complaint is that they do you validate parking for lunch reservations. The prices for lunch (in my opinion) warrant the parking validation. Since it's down on 1st and really your only decent parking option is their garage, it would be a nice touch to validate for lunch if your total bill is over a certain amount.

A
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Been coming here for years and they never disappoint.

B
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around, but noisier than I would like.

OT
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Still outstanding.

q
Palm Springs
65 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Still a top place to enjoy fine dining in Seattle

JB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect holiday meal with an old friend.. Table #6 was the perfect corner for catching up & celebrating the season. Such a Seattle dining treasure. Cheers!

BC
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always meets expectations of excellence.

BT
Seattle
42 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always try to celebrate my birthday with sweetbreads at Carmines. Outstanding venison-stuffed raviolis as a starter and then the sweetbreads. Great presentation, outstanding table on the balcony and superb service by Paul P. Will return

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight; patron for 12+ years.

G
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My go to place when visiting Seattle, it never disappoints from the moment you walk in....

BH
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the service was excellent. A very comfortable restaurant to enjoy a meal

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service. The pasta was so-so for the money.

TM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Way to noisy not a romantic spot for a celebration.

BN
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We arrived just before 8. We were seated next to a long table with ~16 people, and extended family(?), and so it was very loud. Food was competent if not sparkling. Free valet parking is nice, but hard to discover.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All right here is excellent

NS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, the service, the setting was fantastic. A great way to kick off the holidays with special friends.