Il Terrazzo Carmine
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
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 4:00PM
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Valet service for our dinner guests will begin at 4:30 and is complimentary for up to 4 hours with validation. Guests parking before this time will be subject to public parking rates.
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If you're looking for the perfect restaurant, Carmine's is it.
As always, the food was exquisite and the service perfect.
Food always of highest quality standards and can’t say enough about our waiter Modi
Will request his section all all future reservations .
Valued employee and hope he is well compensated .
Bob and Bonnie Hughes
Excellent food and service as usual!
Always reliable as one of the pillars of Seattle fine dining.
Outstanding as always. The benchmark to which others are compared and mostly fail.
expensive but worth it. back corner was loud. wonderful atmosphere though, delicious food, everything ordered was excellent.
Outstanding as usual for over 20 years. Plus they forgot to put the tip on the card. Winner, winner great Italian Veal dinner on my Birthday.
Business trip. Very nice experience. Short on vegetarian options on the menu, so may not bring vegetarian wife. Negotiating changes in recipes with waiters is not always a pleasant experience. But great location decor and service.
Birthday dinner was wonderful
Our server was very attentive and helpful. My husband's meal was better than mine, but overall, food was good. I really enjoyed my salad (grilled romaine).
We went for my wife's birthday and had a spectacular time. The only thing better than the food was the service. Plus, we made friends with the table next to us (celebrating their anniversary). A romantic and fun evening all around lubricated by discrete service and quality food in a delightful ambiance.
I've been coming to Carmine's since it first opened. It never disappoints!
30th anniversary. They were gracious and made an effort to help us celebrate. Great service. Beautiful dining room
The waitress was in a hurry. They should not accept late reservations if they are going to rush us out. We left saying goodbye to the kitchen staff. After paying $500 for a meal.
An exceptional true Italian evening. This is not the omnipresent pasta house, but rAther a wonderful fine dining experience. This features wonderful cuisine at every course. Highly recommended.
We had the king salmon with risotto with a side of spinach. Kathy was our server and she gave to us exemplary service. We loved the whole experience. Thank you.
Friend gave us a gift card otherwise I may have never discovered this treasure of a restaurant! We loved it! We loved our server and food. Definitely going back.
One of our favorites in Seattle. Great everything!
Second time here. Food is wonderful Italian gourmet. Superb wine list. Pricey, but not not more than comparable restraunts (El Gaucho, Canlis, etc).
Best meal I’ve had.
Consistently Excellent! Wild Salmon entree is one of the best in the nation!
The food, staff ,and ambiance was amazing! We left completely satisfied.
Il Terrazzo strikes the perfect balance between clean, sophisticated flavors and relaxed, classy atmosphere. The staff brings a friendly professionalism with each encounter. The lunch made for an excellent business meeting. I look forward to a romantic evening.
Our go to restaurant for any special occasion, Birthday, Anniversary or special place to go with friends.
Been a favorite for two plus decades and it remains excellent after all this time.
This was a very lovely place with amazing service. The presentation of the dishes and the flavors of the food were mouth watering. I would like to go back there in very near future and try more things on the menu which look amazing.
A classic Seattle establishment.
We have been to Il Terrazzo Carmine several times over several years, always before Mariners evening games. It's a very nice restaurant within walking distance of both Safeco Field and Centurylink Field. The garage next door offers a special rate for leaving your car during the sports event. The food is very good, and so is the service. I recommend it very highly.
We sat on the gorgeous patio, with crystal chandeliers! Service was gracious. We said we were in a hurry and they accommodated us beautifully.
Best Italian restaurant in Seattle by far!
Overall wonderful dining experience. We went with another couple and sat at a beautiful round table near the window. Excellent food!
Fantastic pasta and the bread is so good! Try to visit here whenever in Seattle.
As always, a great meal with outstanding service.
TOP OF MY LIST RESTAURANT IN SEATTLE!his is an iconic classic Italian restaurant in Seattle - one whose ambience and style is so delightfully Europe - and so elegantly special. The food is true to style, great wine list, fabulous service. In fact, our first server seemed so out of sorts and almost dismissive (have never had that happen here), and when I mentioned it to the host as I went to the restroom, they replaced him with one more ready to engage us. Additionally, all the staff stepped up to provide the special night with great service, food, conversation and recommendations. Truly responsive - and truly excellent. Beware the corkage here is steep for the city - but otherwise a perfect evening!
I haven't been here for along time and I was stunned by how great it was. I had one of the best salads of my life followed by homemade seafood ravioli excellent. We finished with delicious tiramisu. don't get me started on how cute the Czech waiter was.
Overall an amazing experience celebrating Mother’s Day! Super attentive service and tasty wide menu selection is why I would recommend Il Terrazzo Carmine to family and friends looking for an authentic Italian fine dining experience in the Seattle area. Favorite was the pesto fettuccine w/Gulf prawns!
What a wonderful restaurant. Classy and formal enough for a special occasion yet friendly and unpretentious. Purely professional service. We had the spring pea and prawn risotto, halibut with ramps and morels, and duck with raspberry and rosemary (all specials) and could not have been more impressed. And oh my, leave room for the tiramusu!
This is one of our favorite restaurants in Seattle due to consistent excellence: outstanding fresh authentic Italian food, thoughtfully selected wine list, impeccable service, and old world. ambience. Whether we are on our way to a big game downtown or a special occasion dinner, we love coming here. For the excellence you can expect, this is worth every penny!
It is a great older Seattle restaurant with outstanding food and service. And it is quiet enough to have conversations even though there was a full house. Very nice.
A classic that never gets old. In a city where there is such a void in fine dining options, Il Terrazzo provides a comfortable and special place to enjoy beautifully prepared food and excellent service.