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Il Terrazzo Carmine

4.8
4.8
3329 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 71 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 467-7797

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Juan Vega

  • Catering

    Please contact us a 206-467-7797 for your catering needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Il Terrazzo Carmine can accommodate up to 24 guests in our intimate, private dining room.

  • Private party contact

    Ian King: (206) 467-7797

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Between Jackson and King on 1st Ave S.

  • Parking details

    Our parking garage is located at 450 Alaskan Way. Guests can drop off their vehicles at the valet station on the 1st floor of the garage. Valet service for our guests will begin at 4:30 and is complimentary for up to 4 hours with validation at the front desk. Guests parking before 4:30 or over the 4 hour will be subject to public parking rates.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,329 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Good for business meals

  • Seattle

    Best Ambiance

  • Seattle

    Good for business meals

  • Seattle

    Great for fine wines

  • Seattle

    Italian

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  1. LD

    LaurenD

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were at Il Terazzo Carmine to celebrate a birthday. Everything was perfect - the food, the service, the ambiance. I would go back tonight!
  2. K

    Katies

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was phenomenal! I would definitely eat here again.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service!!!!wonderful ambience!!!
  4. AE

    AlbertE

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service in a relaxed pace. Plenty of time to visit with your table mates
  5. NF

    NickFerri

    San Joaquin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing!
  6. BE

    BrianE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Bread was hard food was ok but wine was the best by far
  7. R

    Rmct

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a first rate dining experience.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bday celebration
  9. AB

    AlejandroB

    St. Louis

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing meal, great service, will return
  10. GC

    GraceC

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ryan, our waiter, was superb! Excellent wine pairing recommendation with dinner. Food was scrumptious! We had a lovely, cozy corner table and the ambiance was unforgettable 🥰
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ryan was attentive, friendly, and very educated on the menu. He made our evening so perfect! Everyone who tended to us were exceptional! We will definitely be back!
  12. LS

    LeeS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is beautiful, elegant. Parking is almost nonexistent because of construction, especially for lunch. After driving around the block a few ties, we got lucky and grabbed a street spot. I enjoyed the eggplant, but it was served with no pasta side. Just a plate of eggplant. Luckily we had the spinach appetizer, and it was wonderful. The Pinot Noir was perfect.
  13. RS

    RheaganS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best. Consistent, delicious, classy. You can't go wrong with anything they serve.
  14. WJ

    WhiskyJJ

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While all the food here is terrific, the chicken is crave-worthy. I appreciated the excellent service, especially since I was dining alone.
  15. PL

    PiyushL

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 26th wedding anniversary and I was looking for something nice but different from the places we have already frequented in our 20 odd years in Seattle! This was a great find. Awesome food, great ambience and service.
  16. l

    lava

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was tasty and delicious and the service was excellent. Felt like a 5 star experience all around. Thank you.
  17. Z

    Zcouple

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful and Heather our server was first class.
  18. P

    Phillip

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Nobody seemed happy when greeting us…I guess our company wasn’t welcome. Had to shout across the table to speak 1 on 1 because the restaurant was so noisy by the bar. They forgot the salmon on my friend’s salmon pasta. On a positive note, they were kind enough to swap out the penne pasta for linguine. Overall not worth the $150 meal.
  19. m

    mlk711

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The ambiance was beautiful, and the food was decadent and delicious. Not a lot of space when waiting for your table, but they seated us on time. Energetic place.
  20. TF

    TeresaF

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    Our table was in corner of the room away from the main dining area, this was absolutely unacceptable. This is a place for artwork not a table for customers, I have been to Carmine's in Seattle and Bellevue over 100 times this was extremely disappointing, additionally, the shoestring fries were cold and dry ......
  21. BP

    BrainofPooh

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Seattle classic that remains remarkably consistent — great food, service and space.
  22. l

    lucyw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Modern/rustic atmosphere gives a chic vibe. Food and service were out of this world. Terrific!
  23. S

    Samona

    Seattle

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was excellent! Of course, a bit pricey!
  24. PB

    PaulB

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dining experience was absolutely sublime, as it is every single time we visit this wonderful restaurant. Everything about the dining experience here is impeccable. My wife’s veal scallopini dish and my veal tenderloin dish were to die for. This is our favorite restaurant in Seattle and I highly, highly recommend it.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service as always.
  26. B

    Bobmac

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to eat. After spending over $100 on lunch what a disappointment to find that you no longer comp parking.
  27. m

    mitch

    Los Angeles

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything- food, service, ambience was superb.
  28. A

    Arndo

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Have always enjoyed our dinners at Il Terrazo. Think our recent trip to Italy shaded our experience this time.
  29. t

    tjn75

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are never disappointed with Il Terrazzo, we love everything about the place. Diego, the bar manager is friendly and makes great drinks and Joel, the manager always makes us feel special. We both had the veal last night and were delighted with the taste. Highly recommend!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff, seamless check-in and great food.
  31. BT

    BruceT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the Best! Service, food quality, ambience, and easy parking and access. Our Go To favorite.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good Italian fare and good desserts. Will definitely be back to try more dishes.
  33. TD

    TDelgado

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Ciopinno, the bolognese, and the creme brulee were delicious. Service and the ambiance were great.
  34. M

    Maddycarol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The ambience was absolutely beautiful. I wish they had had more non-fish options, I thought it would have more classic Italian dishes as an Italian restaurant. It's also pricey for size of dishes. But that's common for fancy restaurants. We love how nice they were about our anniversary!! Loved the Caesar salad and the caprese.
  35. M

    Mike

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was a little hard to find at the beginning because we parked on the street. Food was very good.
  36. AK

    AmyliaK

    Seattle

    92 reviews

    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Came for birthday and New Year's Eve celebration. Food was good but not amazing. Service was very attentive, and the dining room festive and lively. They offered a 2006 Brunello di Montalcino by the glass at a good value. It was delicious! Highly recommend this restaurant for excellent old school service and food prepared to high standards. You won't find anything new or creative on the menu, but you know what you're getting.
  37. M

    Murphy22

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Il Terrazzo Carmine is our "go to" place for special occasions and it never disappoints... Great food, service (thanks Joshua) and atmosphere. Another plus is the garage parking with security. We'd go more often if we lived closer.
  38. k

    kittys

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delight to celebrate at Il Terrazzo. The food is consistently delicious and beautiful and the service is top-notch.
  39. TS

    TeresaS

    Seattle

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating signing of the sale of our construction company!
  40. LD

    LyndaD

    Portland

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pleasant service and yummy food.

FAQs

Il Terrazzo Carmine is rated 4.8 stars by 3329 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 71 times today
Google Map for Il Terrazzo Carmine

411 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Jackson and King on 1st Ave S.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Our parking garage is located at 450 Alaskan Way. Guests can drop off their vehicles at the valet station on the 1st floor of the garage. Valet service for our guests will begin at 4:30 and is complimentary for up to 4 hours with validation at the front desk. Guests parking before 4:30 or over the 4 hour will be subject to public parking rates.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Juan Vega

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 467-7797

  • Catering

    Please contact us a 206-467-7797 for your catering needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Il Terrazzo Carmine can accommodate up to 24 guests in our intimate, private dining room.

  • Private party contact

    Ian King: (206) 467-7797

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