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Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at IL BISTRO.
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Booked 7 times today


1473 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Romantic (31)
  • Good for a Date (24)
  • Good for Anniversaries (20)
Picture a cozy restaurant nestled in a cavern in the rolling hills of Tuscany. Imagine the freshest local ingredients, authentically prepared, an extensive wine list featuring the best of Italy, the Northwest and California and a classy candlelit bar specializing in hand-made cocktails, single-malt scotches, ports and grappas. Sound like a special evening? Visit Il Bistro and Spend a Night in Italy. For over 30 years, Il Bistro, tucked away down a narrow cobblestone alley in the Pike Place Market, has offered Seattle romantic, fine dining, featuring regional Italian fare. Market fresh Meats, Seafood and Produce are always our priority. Please make a reservation to join us!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Northwest, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Happy Hour: Every Day 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm Late Night Happy Hour: Sunday through Thursday 10:00 pm until Midnight, Friday and Saturday 11:00 pm until 1:00 am.
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Phone number
(206) 682-3049
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Nathan Louma
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Il Bistro offers a variety of custom menus tailored to your specific needs. Prior to your event our Chef can work with you to customize a menu to reflect your individual tastes. Menus are available at 4 different levels: 3 Course Menu - $39.00/Person 4 Course Menu - $48.00/Person 5 Course Menu - $56.00/Person 5 Course Premiere Menu - $64.00/Person For large groups the entire restaurant can be reserved for a pre-set minimum. A large selection of Platters and Tray Passed Appetizers are also available. To arrange your event please contact: Nick Wiltz - - (206) 682-3049
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Cross street
First Avenue
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Parking details
Valet Parking offered Thursday, Friday, and Saturday only. Located at Market entrance at First Avenue and Pike Street. Street parking is also available. In addition, there is a Public Garage one block East at 2nd Avenue Between Pike and Pine Street.
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Special events & promotions
Come join us on Valentines Day! Chef Luoma will be preparing a wonderful four-course prix-fixe menu with many choices on each course. Enjoy the Mike Stafford Jazz trio Live!! $95 dollars per person.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1473 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
2.0  Dined 13 hours ago

Food was extremely salty. Our server brought a replacement and it was not much better. Have had great meals here prior...very disappointed.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great food great service

1.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

I wouldn’t recommend this place. The place was loud. Poor seating. Had to yell across the small table to my wife.

OpenTable Diner (Boise)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food and wonderful waite staff ...would recommend to anyone staying in or near Seattle

SaturdayNight (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Very limited vegetarian options. They brought our bread to the table after our first appetizer was served. Service was functional, or as my 13 year old daughter said, ‘the server seemed passive aggressive!’

We could not here the other side of our five person table talk.

The bruschetta and gnocchi that we ordered was just ok. The drinks and the salad were good. Desserts were good to. Don’t see myself going back anytime soon.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Service was slow and poor. Food was nothing special. Disappointing. Will not go again.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Had a great dinner at Il Bistro. The gnocchi was the best I have ever had. Our waitress was great; attentive and professional. Highly recommend this spot.

GloriL (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Recommend by a friend. My husband and I agree it’s our new favorite restaurant. High end services without the high cost. Excellent food. We can’t wait to go back.

JMich (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I have been to Il Bistro 3-4 times now and have always been satisfied. I only have positive comments... the location is convenient, the food, service, and ambiance are consistently great! My favorites are the carpaccio and lasagna, and I rave about the risotto special each time I go (they change it up but it has always been SO yummy!). Definitely a must for me when I am in town.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Group of 6 for casual dinner
Everything was mediocre.
We’ve enjoyed the Bistro many times in the past but this experience seemed tired.
I don’t think we’ll return soon.

LyndaS (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

My boyfriend and I have been to Il Bistro on more than one occasion whether it’s HH or celebrating Valentine’s before the ballet as we did this past Saturday. The food is exceptional and the staff more than welcoming. One of our favorite things about dining out is going back to a place we’ve been and having one or more of the staff remembering us.
I always tell people about our experiences there and would highly recommend Il Bistro for any occasion.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

As it was super bowl evening it was pretty empty. We have been here many times and keep coming back so we must like it. My back was hurting and my server found a pillow for me!

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Grate food. Great atmosphere. Great evening.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Ahemd was gracious and pleasant while covering for someone, so they could celebrate their birthday.

Kittyhawk (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Classic setting for great Italian cuisine. I had an amazingly fresh antipasto and cioppino. Others dining with me had sauteed calamari which was excellent and lasagna that was tasty, but not served warmed enough. Our server provided exceptional service, attentive and efficient.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was excellent, as was the ambiance. The service was also very good and prices were reasonable. Hard to ask for more.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Always a great meal and good service at Il Bistro.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

From the guy who answered the phone to give us directions, to the fantastic waitress who cared for us all evening - Il Bistro is a fabulous experience from beginning to end. This was our first (and not last) visit. We brought our friend to celebrate her birthday and they made us ALL feel special. OH! And the FOOD!!! SO DELICIOUS!!!! Thanks, Il Bistro!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Amazing food! Way better than I expected and happy to report was nothing close to a tourist trap. The service was impeccable and it was super romantic. Perfect date night!

Gace (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

A Seattle classic. Great food, only downside is the noise level is high.