Il Terrazzo Carmine

4.9
2281 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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DougW
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for a good friend, our server made it extra special!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were great especially (Saucité) spelling. She was knowledgeable about the menu and told us the specials with enthusiasm. She was sweet and friendly. We had a great time and LOVED the food especially the tiramisu 😍😍 omggggg! It was so good!

Ty for an amazing experience

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. I love their food.

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vipBearatoneSEA
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our go-to place for special occasions (we weren't the only ones celebrating a birthday that night). The expansive menu features exquisitely prepared dishes. We look forward to returning.

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Yumyum
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great experience overall.
Food was delicious.
We are food snobs especially for Italian so four stars is a high praise. I would return there.
I had the duck with risotto and was prepared as expected. Very tender. I personally would have liked it medium well not medium on the breast. Duck leg was well done and very tender.
Love the ambience.

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vipChaineMember
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants in the country. Food is exceptional. I felt safe with their COVID precautions.

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JEJE
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary and the food, service and ambiance were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner experience that I’ve ever had. I don’t say that lightly. The food and the service was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed the food

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RobertH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply an outstanding dining experience. Superb food and ambiance.

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vipTracyB
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night..

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vipSeattlefoodie
San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at a private table. Service from Brian was excellent and food well prepared. Had the filet which is a delicious preparation and finished off with flourless chocolate tort.

SM
SusanM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a true pleasure!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner! Best halibut ever! Great service too!

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vipWineanddine31
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A downtown Italian favorite!! Lovely ambiance!! Indoor and gorgeous outdoor dining space with fire pit and heat lamps to keep one cozy warm.
We have been dining here for several years and it is always so enjoyable. Delicious food, wine and exceptional service!!

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MelanieS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to eat. My boyfriend and I were there for our 2 year anniversary. Would absolutely recommend.

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DaphF
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Seattle.
Food is delicious, but the service level is even better.
I highly the ravioli.

TM
TanishaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there. Great service. Sat outside on heated and beautifully decorated deck.

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Candy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very best service. Excellent cocktails and food. Enjoyed atmosphere as well

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its too bad the area this is in is a bit sketchy. Everything else was fantastic!

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Julia
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always choose Carmine for special occasions. This time we got engaged! The service and food were great as always.

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vipDiscriminatingDiner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five family members gathered at Carmine for a celebratory dinner. We dined at the heated outdoor pavilion, socially distancing from other diners. Despite the challenges of operating a restaurant in the era of COVID-19, the food and service quality at Carmine's was as excellent as ever. Terrazzo Carmine has been and remains the best restaurant in Seattle.

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Josh
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great, food was amazing! Didn't have have the charcuterie anymore but the server recommended something instead and it was amazing!

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SandyW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service very attentive. Would definitely return again

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RandyR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Recommend the bar for quiet dining. The main dining room is too loud. Always appreciate the free garage/valet parking.

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Thomas
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience1

We ate her 4 weeks ago and were happy with the distance between diners. This time the dining room (we asked for but couldn't get outdoor table) was too crowded. We and our guests did not feel comfortable. So not a great experience. We would not come back unless we could be accommodated outside.

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danm
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, and great food!
Old school, and amazing hospitality!

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MarkG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Il Terrazzo Carmine has long been one of Seattle's best Italian restaurants, and it is a go-to spot (with Tulio) for a classically nice dinner. In these CoVid times, they have a nice heated outdoor patio that you can dine at.

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RestMan42
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In these Covid times, tables must be 6 feet apart from the back of the chair to the back of the chair. This was not the case in this restaurant and tables were not removed or sat appropriately for this. This was the only uncomfortable thing there. Everything was awesome. If demiglase is used on a pasta, cut it with cream and an alcohol please.

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katcameron91
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Terrazzo Carmine's staff was so sweet and thoughtful! They wrote a nice card that said "happy anniversary" for my boyfriend and I, and they also gave us an amazing dessert to celebrate. The food was spectacular and the drinks were delicious. I'd definitely visit them again!

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TerrenceP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent wine. Service was impeccable. Very busy.

I think all they were missing was some music in the patio.

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SewaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

great food, perfectly well cooked and seasoned, nothing out of the ordinary or "wow". Service was professional and kind. Loved the outdoor patio - lots of space and warm enough even on a cold fall night.

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vipSeattlefoodie
San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal that was served well with Covid restrictions. Great service and good.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s 50th birthday

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vipAntonio
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner. Service , food, wine all top notch.

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Nahh
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service, great location, food came right away, highly recommend

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vipBearatoneSEA
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time visiting, but certainly will not be the last. Attentive, knowledgeable service made our anniversary dinner all the more special.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a great experience. The service was wonderful, we had a very tasty and affordable bottle of wine. After an appetizer (prosciutto and melon), Cesar salad and pasta (rigatoni bolognese), the star of the night was the Veal Chop. It was incredible! Finished the night off with two espressos and a tiramisu. Was a wonderful anniversary dinner.

KM
vipKellyM
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Terrazzo Carmine is a Seattle classic for a reason. Our dinner did not disappoint! My rack of lamb was incredible, and cooked perfectly. M husband had the venison ravioli, because how do you not have it when you go there? His cauliflower soup was amazing as always. And we both love the key lime dessert. Service was unsurprisingly impeccable: attentive without being intrusive, and very knowledgeable.
Really, you can’t go wrong. One of our favorite restaurants, always worth it. Love, love, love!

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vipTucker
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was quite good. front desk staff most pleasant. Service good. Need to have a less pricey cabernet by the glass...$25 and not nearly worth the price!

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Il Terrazzo Carmine is rated 4.9 stars by 2281 OpenTable diners.

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