Il Terrazzo Carmine
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
Tender squid, simmered with garlic, tomatoes, olives and capers
Grilled King Salmon Battuto
Fresh herbs and extra virgin olive oil with asparagus risotto
Ravioli Di Capriolo
Filled with venison, spinach and mushroom veal sauce
Beautiful setting but food did not meet expectations based on reputation and previous reviews of this establishment. Extensive wine list. Seafood ravioli and halibut special were bland along with red velvet cake. Filet steak and egg plant appetizer were good but not memorable. Great ambience in outdoor seating patio.
Food and service were good. However I was served meat, even though I asked the server a couple of times to check if I was being served a vegetarian option. I hope the restaurant is more diligent about such things. Ambience was great and so was the wine.
Great experience and delicious food patio was ideal.
We're fans of Carmine's and always look for an excuse to eat there or celebrate an event there. We're never disappointed.
Post COVID EXCAPE
Everything about this Mother's Day visit was first class. The entire team were superb, with many wishing my wife a happy Mother's Day. Obviously, it was very busy and as we were taking our time savoring the experience, we were very politely asked if would be ok to move tables to make way for a large party. Joel, the manager, and Sossity, our server, made this visit a real experience for us. The food was superb, the team and the service were excellent. No question we'll be repeat visitors after this...
Thumbs up..highly recommend
I have been a customer and fan for over 20 years. My honey and I decided to eat in the bar for a change from the main dining room. It was lively and fun! The food and service are always top-notch. It always feels elegant, celebratory, and warm. It is a perennial favorite. We had the calamari, veal scallopine, and bone-in pork chop. Everything was perfect. Looking forward to dining on the outdoor terrace soon. Simply divine!
Loved being there and fine dining again!
Risotto with scallops were better than excellent. Flavorful and tasty. It was the best scallops I have ever had. However duck dish I had as main was too raw for me. Drumsticks were cooked right and tasted excellent, but breast was too rare for me. I was not asked how the duck cooked. It was almost raw meat. Other than this, all good were great.
Always amazing!! Service and food were top notch.
Great restaurant with tablecloths and napkins. Very quiet-and can hear the people at your table.
Very friendly staff and the specials are always interesting. All the pasta dishes are prepared perfectly-it just depends on what you like.
I can's say enough about the wine list-but I LOVE Italian wines-so I almost always stick with those.
Had a great meal and excellent service from the waiter.
Really good ambience perfect for special days like birthday, anniversary etc. Food was good, drinks were great too. Appetizers/Entree portion size felt like it was smaller for the cost but food was good
Always one of my favorite restaurants in the city. The only thing that is missing is Carmine himself.
Lovely experience with servers who are knowledgeable and really care about their service experience. Food and drinks were delicious.
Nice place, but pricey. Seafood ravioli was good. Service was excellent.
It was great to back to Carmine's and they did not disappoint. Food was perfect, just as I remembered it almost a year ago now. A must do.
I'm so happy I found this place!
My brother and I came here to celebrate his birthday and the experience was absolutely wonderful.
We arrived at the entrance opposite of the front desk and were skeptical where to proceed, however the hostess was quick to spot us and kindly guided us over.
Our server was attentive and knowledgeable of the menu and was able to answer all of our questions.
The food was AMAZING. We started with calamari and Caesar salad. YUM. For the main course I had the pesto and prawns. YUM. My brother had the king salmon pasta. YUM.
We ended with their Tiramisu, which was delightful.
I can't wait to come back here!
We kept the meal simple but it was great. Service was great and nice to have someone cheerful serving. Table for 2 seemed placed to avoid contact with other diners.
Excellent service and great experience throughout the evening.
Service was very good. The food was excellent, especially the cauliflower soap. Pricey, but worth the price.
Amazing experience from start to finish. Great place to share multiple dishes with friends and family.
Great food and service!
Carmines is always great and this was no exception. I rated the ambience less than perfect because we were stuck away in a corner/nook remote from the "ambience". A little disappointing when reservations were made several weeks ago and it was a special occasion.
Best experience! I loved the valet parking and everyone was extremely nice and welcoming. We came to celebrate a birthday and even the simplicity of a card was all we needed for a lovely evening. 10/10 would recommend it to anyone in the area!
Very attractive restaurant, well-rounded menu, excellent wine list and very good service. I had the lamb and my wife had veal, and we were both very pleased and would return in a heartbeat.
Joel, the waiter was amazing. He is one of the best servers we’ve had and a great way overall to celebrate my dad’s birthday.
Fresh halibut with a salad; excellent wine selection
Perfect atmosphere for a cozy birthday dinner. A small pocket of Seattle dining where service and space are elevated with food to match. My mother was very pleased with having spent the evening of her birthday here and the special touches from the staff made it even more memorable.
Excellent service from the bartender --
One guest was obnoxiously loud and in the bar area that's a drag
But overall, a delicious meal
Food was horrible. Took two bites, just to be sure it was bad the second time as it was the first, and it was even worse. My wifes experience was the same. Server was real nice, but inconsistent. Overall would not recommend, but that’s just my opinion. Just don’t have high hopes
I went with someone who is Italian and she said it was an authentic experience. She felt at home.
This was my first time back since they re-opened for lunch and I found many old favorites on the menu. I had the Veal Scalopinni and their Caesar Salaad both of which are my favorites. They were served expertly by their very very fine wait staff, The dining room was about\ one third full while downtown offices are mostly operating remotely. This is my most favorite place for lunch. So grateful they survived COVID-19.
Great ambiance, delicious food! Great for a date night or even just a nice dinner.
Your website needs a bit of an update. You say Fridays are lunch only and still keep timings open for reservation. Not a great design and not a great customer experience. I was hoping for better since it was a very special day that I had made the reservation for.
Appetiser was antipasta plate. Great colourful selection.
Capellini with seafood. Excellent
Service best I've experienced in a couple of years.
The service was a little slower than I would have liked, but the meal was well worth waiting for.
Great food. Great service!
A classic always a treat great they are open with distance!
Il Terrazzo Carmine is rated 4.9 stars by 2386 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.