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Il Bistro

#118 of 3,047 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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93 Pike St, Ste A, Seattle, WA 98101 (First Avenue)
+1 206-682-3049
17:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bar service is cold....they just opened so maybe a grace period needs to be extended? Being a huge champagne drinker, options lacked in color to match the bar tenders enthusiasm for his job. Ambience is romantic, with a sultry sexy feel. Best bruschetta I have ever had! Carpaccio is supreme! Just a preview of the dinner menu options offered. Definitely... More 

Thank Lindsey T
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I mean, it was kind of underwhelming. I had called a few times before hand and each time it seemed like I was a bother to them...then when I actually arrived, we still had to wait ten minutes outside in the cold. The food was good and the drinks were strong, but there's something off about the atmosphere. Maybe it's... More 

Thank TyNeub
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here the first week of January during a real quiet time in the market area. Nice atmosphere and would be a great place for date night. Restaurant was not at all busy so we could not understand why it took so long to get a drink at our table and why the timing between courses was painfully slow. Food... More 

Thank iluvpnw
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is my second time at Il Bistro and it will not be my last! Both times I came here on a date, which it is the perfect ambiance for a date. Cozy, the restaurant is split into 'rooms' so it feels intimate and romantic. My water glad was never empty, and our dishes were coursed out perfectly! The food... More 

Thank Laura A
McDonough, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Visited this establishment on the recommendation from the Concierge at the hotel we were staying at. He highly recommended this place. He got this wrong. I am not a complainer but I feel the need to complain so maybe management can address the issue. The food was mediocre, nothing special. Not bad but not just middle of the road. I... More 

Thank Derek S
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This place exudes old world romantic atmosphere, right down to the locks on the bathroom door. Low, warm lighting, candle light, tiny tables, arched doorways, a sunken bar, a single rose on each table. I hope this is what Italy actually looks like. It was exactly the type of Romantic and intimate atmosphere I was craving. It's a bit hard... More 

Thank Kristen S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Always a wonderful experience when visiting Seattle. The bartenders are the best in town. Great food and super atmosphere. All the dishes are exceptional. Highly recommended and right at Pike's Place Market.

Thank Bill F
Los Gatos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It was raining, I was tired, it was a Saturday night, and I asked concierge at Inn at the Market to recommend a nice restaurant I could walk to. Concierge called the restaurant and they greeted me and seated me immediately. Very friendly. The place was hopping and I sensed a lot of locals go here. I had a great... More 

Thank carmelwish
Renton, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

So worth the trip for the quaint food experience! Great for that special occasion or just not the same old Italian dish!

Thank debbiebuffelen
Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Having just dined at Assaggio the night before, we couldn't help but compare the food and overall experience. Il Bistro is good, but for the quality of food, service and ambiance, it wasn't more than average. (I would have given it 3.5 stars if yhat was an option.) I only wish our visit to downtown Seattle was a bit longer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 38
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Pike St, Ste A, Seattle, WA 98101
    (First Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-682-3049
For 40 years, IL Bistro, in the Heart of the Pike Place Market, has offered visitors Classic Italian Cuisine with the freshest Market Seafood, Meats and Produce. IL Bistro has frequently been voted "Seattle's Most Romantic Dining Room" by readers of various publications. The IL Bistro menu is complimented by an extensive list of Italian, California and Northwest wines. Fans love the "underground and intimate", historic bar which is open every night until 2 and offers an excellent late night menu.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?