Il Terrazzo Carmine

4.9
2318 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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vipmario
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I discovered a new table location. Table 21, I liked it and my server Ryan was very nice and good.

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AbigailH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my experience there; it was my boyfriend's birthday and we were able to celebrate very nicely at Il Terrazzo Carmine. The food, wine, and birthday tiramisu (which was on the house) were very enjoyable! However, and mind you, I do understand it's a classy and expensive restaurant, but our portions were WAY smaller than we expected, considering what we paid for them.

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vipKevinB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time, giving us a wonderful experience. A truly wonderful evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff is always great. Sosita was marvelous. Great food, ambiance and consistently good.

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Ranfoodie
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG the food was so wonderful. Service was excellent as well.

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Lijia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service are both impeccable. The amount of guests were in the dining room made me a little nervous honestly.

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vipIshmael
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding Service, Great food and authentic flavors.
My family and I celebrated my son’s birthday and we all have a great time. Ample wine selection, good appetizers, phenomenal pasta, great main dishes.
I tried the Bistecca allá Harleston Arrabiata and it was out of this world!
Desserts were really good as well.
Our waiter Fabrizio and Rodrigo, provided outstanding service.

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JessicaR
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fabulous, warm and lovely atmosphere! Great food, wonderful service and incredible staff!

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Sarah
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Il Terrazzo Carmine was amazing! The service impeccable, she was friendly and provided some great suggestions. Our water glasses were always filled. The food was world class and matched perfectly with the Vino de Montepulciano. The wine list provided on OpenTable is not the wine list at the restaurant as their are so many more and the price points are not close.

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CrissyQ
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday. My entire experience was better than I expected. The service was exceptional. Food was fantastic.

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JosephC
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful dining experience at IL Terrazzo Carmine. My 4th visit but daughter's 1st. We were seated immediately. The atmosphere was vibrant. Waiter arrived promptly and was attentive - perhaps a bit too attentive - but within reason. We had crab bruschetta, venison ravioli, and t-bone steak. The steak was thin cut but surprisingly flavorful. Ravioli came in a yummy dark sauce, and the bruschetta started us off on a high note. It may have been the best of 4 meals I've had at IL Terrazzo. For reference, I've eaten at 48 different Seattle restaurants in the last 6 years and have NOT repeated many of those experiences, so...

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Megan
Wilmington
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and our server, Fabrizio (apologies for spelling) was incredible. It was a bit more noisy than we were anticipating and it did not appear that the 25% capacity limits were being met as every table was seated (though most tables were an adequate distance from one another). In nice weather the patio would be lovely for lunch or a nice dinner (and likely a bit quieter). The tiramisu was perfect and a lovely finish to a delicious birthday dinner.

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TylerH
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my top favorite places in Seattle for a date night with the wife. They have absolutely amazing food and the staff are always so kind and accommodating. We’ve celebrated our anniversary here twice now and they always provide a hand written card congratulating us, as well as a complimentary tiramisu. I cannot recommend this place enough!

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barmargo
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service - a classic restaurant that has not lost its touch

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LaurenThompson
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and wonderful dinner as always! My favorite restaurant.

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vipanonymous
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful in all ways. Will be my go-to restaurant in Seattle from here on out!

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MickeyP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous atmosphere and service. Love it.

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FnuC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is great! Had a very nice birthday dinner !

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! So was the ambience. We were dining out after a long time and this was just the right spot!

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vipErinM
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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Lalaladiner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We went out for dinner last Friday and the food and service were great but if you’re still weary about going out to eat, you probably should go to a place that is less crowded. Every table was occupied and the distance between tables was very very close.

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vipJulieR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Seattle, or what's left of best service is great, staff is great

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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AniK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem in Seattle. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for amazing food & ambience. Can’t recommend Il Terrazzo enough.

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DylanC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service and ambiance. We had an issue where the wine wasn't perfect and the manager/server were very quick to correct it and offer a new bottle that perfectly matched what we were expecting. They didn't need to do that and it showed how great the service is.

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Harman
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Drinks, ambiance and service was really good. Steak was terrific, the halibut “special” was absolutely disgusting. Unusually fishy, dry, small portion for a pretty significant price. The server was really nice and friendly so it felt rude to send it back. Remove it from the menu.

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vipBillymc
Seattle
84 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience is so first class from the warm glow in atmosphere, to the attentive wait staff. Their foods are signature high quality Italian, with an extensive wine list with much to offer any guest.
We will be back soon!

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BrianW
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Service was really good and showed he cared about his clients!

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vipSusanC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Quarantine in place. Felt very safe while dining with exceptional food and service

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Demanding
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as always. Comforting to see civilization returning after the plague

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EllieH
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to be a great dinner. Ill be back again soon!

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KristineE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat! Impeccable service and wonderful food.

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vipbnp4food
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After being closed due to Covid for three months, Terrazzo has roared back to life with another world-class performance of amazing food and service. The best restaurant in Seattle.

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AnthonyL
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Il Terrazzo Carmine is one of our favorite restaurants. My parents love it too; they literally dined there on back-to-back nights, the second time with us. As always, the food and service were excellent. However, I don't know how they could possibly have complied with the 25% seating max, per the Governor's COVID restrictions. When we left, the place was packed. I did not see an empty table, and it's not as if the tables were spaced far apart. My father had other diners sitting right behind him (within 2'). We made a reservation to ensure we would get a table, and I anticipated high demand. I have not idea what Il Terrazzo Carmine's seating policy is, but it was far too crowded.

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vipSeattlefoodie
San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal coming back the week they opened after another Covid closing. The crab and spinach risotto was absolutely fantastic and the filet and salad great too. Good service and beautiful ambiance.

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vipFoodforthought
Seattle
88 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is just as amazing as always.

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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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Il Terrazzo Carmine is rated 4.9 stars by 2318 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.