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Il Terrazzo Carmine

4.8
4.8
3005 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

11:30 PM


Booked 34 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 3,005 people are saying

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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

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  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Italian

  • Seattle

    Best Ambiance

  • Seattle

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  • Seattle

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  1. RW

    RichardW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A great anniversary night out. Wasn't blown away by the food - a seafood pasta and my wife's marinara pasta. Expected to be blown away. But the rest of the evening was great. Location, ambiance, noise level, service was dynomite.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful and delicious!!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday with friends! Happy birthday note at our table and tiramisu with a candle! Service was amazing!!
  4. TC

    TC11

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another outstanding dinner! Service, food, dining experience - all great!
  5. C

    Chris

    Oklahoma City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is on par with the best Italian restaurants of NYC or Boston. My wife’s reaction to her first bite of the seafood ravioli, “This is the best I’ve ever had.” The service was attentive yet unobtrusive. Highly recommend!
  6. LS

    LisaS

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner at Il Terrazzo Carmine's was perfect from beginning to end. Service was outstanding, sat outside on a perfect evening, and the food was amazing. I had the Ahi tuna over Risotto, it was the best Ahi Tuna dish I have had.
  7. C

    Connie

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite spot. It was fantastic!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ll Terrazzo was packed with diners, but the staff did a wonderful job of keeping up in spite of the crowd. And the food was great, as always!
  9. b

    bruceb

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    always good food but they clearly overbooked or understaffed. we were seated after our reservation time and it took over 30 minutes to get the attention of a waiter after we sat down. the worst part is that this restaurant that used to be a quiet gracious place was so loud that it was impossible to carry on a conversation. used to be my favorite--now no longer .
  10. M

    Mackenzie

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal. The food was delicious, the service was top tier. Slight delay in the food but that’s bc the chef wasn’t happy with how he cooked my lamb, so he wanted to remake it. Never had service like that. It’s was my boyfriend’s birthday and he had a cute little handwritten note for him for the table. We both got cocktails, and I’m not a fan of wine but I did get the sangria whatcha was good. He got the stanhatten that he enjoyed a lot. The bread was soft and chewy w a nice crusty crust. We split the caprese and a small pesto fettuccine with gulf prawns. Boyfriend got the special risotto that had veal and morel mushrooms and he loved it. My lamb rack was perfect. Most incredible crust and sauce. Never had a better price of meat. For dessert, he was brought out the house made tiramisu, and I was brought out the key lime cheesecake, even though we were so full, we ate both of those. It’s pricy, more so than we expected, but for a nice date night once in a blue moon, highly recommend.
  11. GL

    GrahamL

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a great birthday dinner for my girlfriend!
  12. JN

    JennieN

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated Father’s Day Saturday at II Terrazzo. I took our server’s suggestion and ordered the Duck, delicious and was done perfectly. My husband decided on one of the specials that evening, Truffle Mushroom Risotto top with seared Scallops, outstanding dish. I will definitely have dinner here again when in Seattle.
  13. JR

    JoeR

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect experience from start to finish. Highly recommend for any special occasion!
  14. BP

    BiljanaP

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Beautiful atmosphere.
  15. RT

    RobertT

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Longtime customers of Il Terrazzo, have not been there since before Covid. Still a great place to enjoy high quality food in a lovely ambience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Noted special occasion, but they ignored it. Besides that, service is great. Food is mostly good, except for their “daily special”. It might be better if they have a bit larger table and wider distance between tables.
  17. B

    calB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience
  18. J

    Joseph

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    All was fine excepting for excessive pricing even since last year.
  19. g

    gfoodie

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! Food was delicious, drinks were spectacular, service was outstanding! Sergio was such a professional and caring waiter! Also, my partner has accidentally left his backpack at the table when we left and one of the waitresses literally SPRINTED to us to return it - that is SOOOOO appreciated!! Loved this place!
  20. AL

    ArthurL

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always exceptional!
  21. JM

    JuanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. The food server Sergio was excellent. He was attentive and helpful. He did a great job. His efforts were much appreciated. Will definitely recommend to others.
  22. L

    Luncher

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always a great place to have lunch or dinner if you want an authentic Italian meal
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday for the girlfriend . Service and food fantastic as always. We’ve been there many times.
  24. AS

    AmandaS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for a birthday lunch. It was lovely!
  25. N

    Nate

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service, and very friendly staff!
  26. ES

    ES22

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing! We went to celebrate my partner’s bday and they help us do it very well! Tiramisu was exquisite!! Their wine selections was brilliant as well!
  27. MR

    MoniqueRL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    There should be a dress code. Clients look like slobs. In addition, the wait staff is very rushed and too eager to remove your plates before you’ve finished. Staff interrupts conversation constantly. Too much unproductive hovering !!
  28. e

    eddan

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the nicest meal we had in Seattle; pricey but worth it. Entry is a little hard to find as the primary entry is around back. If you go to their address you end up in a lobby and can eventually can get in, but trust the google map directions. Food was inventive and well-prepared. if we were in Seattle again we would make it a point to visit.
  29. K

    Kitty

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    I ordered the veal scaloppini. For $39, I would expect white milk fed veal. It was not
  30. K

    Kevin

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service and fabulous food
  31. e

    eatsoutoften

    Seattle

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service was outstanding. Food was great. Tables are very close together making it hard to get in and out of your seat. It was very crowded so noise level was high.
  32. SS

    SueS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was definitely energetic and frankly hard to hear among our 4 diners. Patricia, our server, was fabulous. Despite the noise, I will go to this restaurant again -- the food was outstanding.
  33. TF

    ThomasF

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Out of town guests loved the place. Food was great as was the service. Restaurant was beautiful.
  34. k

    kl2022

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was spectacular! She really made the experience wonderful. Best calamari I’ve ever had.
  35. L

    Longo

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I need to explain the 4/5 for service. Our waitress was a young lady and she deserves 5/5 stars. The "4" comes in bc they have some rather dopey employees walking around with subpar English, and restaurant service intuition. We were celebrating a birthday, and somebody brought a magnificent LARGE bouquet of flowers. The dopey service people did not seem to understand a guest could not eat while holding onto a large bouquet of flowers, and could not figure out what to do with the flowers. They stood around our table stoopified by the floral challenge that laid before them. This service performance is a 4 at best at a restaurant of this magnitude. Finally, a well-dressed and very professional hostess appeared. The nincompoops scattered like flies. The hostess swept the bouquet out of our hands and professionally installed it in delightful Italian vase until dinner was over. 4/5 for unnecessary nincompoopery. Otherwise, 5/5.
  36. RW

    RichardW

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our favorite special occasion (or any occasion) restaurant. Last night if anything exceeded our usual expectations. Great and friendly staff who are very easy to interact with.
  37. R

    Robert

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!!
  38. KO

    KristiO

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food in a lovely outdoor setting. The only drawback to a lunch setting was construction noise from the next block, likely not a problem with dinner.
  39. C

    Cheriedh

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in Seattle. The food is always delectable and the service is awesome!
  40. MF

    MaryF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was very nice and even gave us a piece of cake as a graduation celebration and we didn’t even ask!! He was super nice, the food was delicious, and the ambiance was great. Definitely recommend!!

FAQs

Il Terrazzo Carmine is rated 4.8 stars by 3005 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 34 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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