About Il Terrazzo Carmine
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
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 4:00PM
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Between Jackson and King on 1st Ave S.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please contact us a 206-467-7797 for your catering needs.
Valet parking is available on Jackson Street between 1st Avenue S and Alaskan Way.
Private Party Facilities:
Il Terrazzo Carmine can accommodate up to 30 guests in our intimate, private dining room.
Private Party Contact:
Ian King: 2064677797x
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Il Terrazzo Carmine Ratings and Reviews
We have been long-time diners at Il Terr ...
We have been long-time diners at Il Terrazzo. Over the years, it has proven itself to be consistently great, with service that is excellent. Our last two visits, in a 4 month period, were very disappointing. The menu is basically the same, but the preparation is far inferior to how we remember it. One favorite dish was almost unrecognizable to us. The service staff seems to be the same, and they are still trying to provide top-notch service, but they all seemed to be much busier than normal.
Delightful restaurant with nice ambience ...
Delightful restaurant with nice ambience. All of the food was wonderful. Two of us had daily specials - halibut and veal rib. The other had the duck. The sides were nicely paired with meat/fish. Badiola house wine was excellent for the price. Ryan was attentive and gave great suggestions. I have already recommendation the restaurant to others.
This was a sentimental dinner. We are ol ...
This was a sentimental dinner. We are older, and I remember Carmine's from the old days on Post Alley...spacious, quiet, serene, impeccable service and the food!!! Sadly, those days are long gone, except for the competent staff, though they are rushed dealing with overcrowded tables, and a vey high level of noise from a young crowd, mostly, dressed for a street scene, rhough there was no game in the area that day or evening. The veal was perfect, at least.
So, if you are 20- or 30-something and used to yelling at a dinner out, go...
My husband and I met at Il Terrazzo Carm ...
My husband and I met at Il Terrazzo Carmine for our anniversary dinner and it was our first time eating there. We had the perfect italian mobster type table - with our back to the wall - able to see the front entrance. There was a sweet hand-written card on the table wishing us a Happy Anniversary. When my husband opened the present that I got him right away - our waiter was there to grab the box and wrapping in perfect timing.
Oh the meal---the wine was divine, the sauteed spinach I chose for a starter - perfection. I had the Linguine a la Vongole and being italian, I can tell you, this was the real deal. Simply beautiful.
They even threw in the best Tiramisu on them. What a meal! We'll be back!
ITC never fails to be outstanding in eve ...
ITC never fails to be outstanding in every aspect. The cuisine is superb; the wait staff is professional, helpful, and gracious; the décor and ambiance are the best in Seattle. Usually the noise is moderate- but this time, even on a Tuesday night, the waiter described it as "robust." Is there any restaurant in Seattle where diners can talk - or do we all need simply to bring our phones and give up on that amenity?
Il Terrazzo Carmine is one of our favori ...
Il Terrazzo Carmine is one of our favorite restaurants. We always have a wonderful dining experience here. We enjoyed the eggplant appetizer, the Insalata Mista, Cioppino, Osso Bucco and the New York Steak for dinner. Everything was delicious. Our server, Kathy, provided us with exceptional service.
Overall, the food was pretty good but no ...
Overall, the food was pretty good but not worth the price. We shared eggplant parmesan as an appetizer. The eggplant was good, but there were too many globs of cheese with it (coming from someone who loves cheese). It just wasn't well-balanced. I got the crab ravioli with lobster sauce and it was delicious. My boyfriend got risotto with giant scallops. The scallops were cooked beautifully, but the risotto itself was nothing exciting. We got creme brulee for dessert, which took forever to come and was burnt. We couldn't eat the crystalized top part because the burnt flavor was too strong. I didn't want to send it back and ask for another since the first one took so long to arrive and they were closing. I really wanted to like this place. Some things were good, but it's just not worth so much money.
This should be a 6-star review. Class fr ...
This should be a 6-star review. Class from beginning to end. Fabulous wine list in a leather binder, incredible salads and delicious entrees (pesto fettuccine with prawns, local cioppino). No room for dessert but I'm sure they are wonderful, as well. Service was so professional and courteous. Ask for Kristina. Highest of recommendations.
We are in Seattle once a year for a week ...
We are in Seattle once a year for a week to attend Mariner's baseball. One evening meal is always at Il Terrazzo. My husband and I love Italian food and the quality and selection at Il Terrazzo's is excellent. Although I have a number of food allergies and intolerances, the wait staff are always helpful and accommodating. I am always served an excellent meal.
We appreciate the professionalism of the wait staff. It is a please to be served by a staff who are well trained.
There were some 'unique' entrees on the ...
There were some 'unique' entrees on the menu which were terrific: crab and spinach ravioli in lobster sauce and pasta with Salmon. Both were very well done. We were on time for our reservation and we were seated immediately.
This was our second visit to this restau ...
This was our second visit to this restaurant and I had one of the best meals that I have had out at any restaurant. I had the halibut and my husband had a pasta dish that he also loved. Needless to say, we look forward to our next visit.
The food was wonderful and the service w ...
The food was wonderful and the service was perfect. The wait staff was friendly and helpful and very genuine. Provided appetizers for six when normally for four. Made great menu recommendations. Everything was first class with no pretentiousness. Just a great restaurant with a great setting, great food, and great service.
We were given a cramped table for 4 bett ...
We were given a cramped table for 4 better suited for 2 people. it was located near a very loud group of screeching women and not far from a table of 8 very loud young folks who believed that yelling was the way to communicate.
The food was superb and our waiter was quite attentive.
Not our best experience at Carmine's but adequate.
Excellent lunch at an old time favorite. ...
Excellent lunch at an old time favorite. Food was superb and the service excellent. Table for two was a tad small but we made it work. A bustling clientele but the noise level was not so bad that we could not carry on a conversation. Waiter was extremely good and took the time to help with dietary needs (lactose intolerant). All in all a terrific restaurant experience. Will definitely return.
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