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Il Corvo

#164 of 3,094 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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217 James St, Seattle, WA 98104-2211
+1 206-538-0999
11:00 - 15:00
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Bellevue, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually serves 3 types of freshly, daily made pasta dishes. Usually will post on-line the options available the night before. They only make a limited amount of pasta dishes each day and once they run out will close up shop for the day. Other items on the menu, but the 3 pasta dishes are the main reason why people come... More 

Thank Todd2rip
Seattle, Washington
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We joined the line about 25 minutes before opening. Once the restaurant opened the line moved quickly - a combination of a small menu and excellent organization. The menu was small - 3 pasta dishes, some antipasto, and drinks. We ordered something of almost everything and then found a table. The pasta was brought out quickly and we devoured the... More 

Thank Charles T
Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a couple of iconic lunch spots in Seattle. And this is one of them. Most big cities have some great pasta restaurants - Seattle certainly does (Cascina Spinasse, il Terrazzo Carmine). One of ours, maybe our best, caters exclusively to the lunch crowd. The pasta is made daily - and there are three dishes on each daily menu.... More 

Thank DavetheNon-Texan
Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have been meaning to try this place for a while. We arrived at 11:30 and expected a line. Our TOTAL time waiting in line to finishing our meal was 1hr, 10 minutes. Everything moves at a nice pace and there were plenty of tables to sit at when we got our fabulous pappardelle, kale salad and... More 

Thank Susie P
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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335 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

My son took me here, knowing I would appreciate the quality of the food and how different it is from other restaurants. I am glad he clued me into the proper way to get a table. He said we needed to be there before the restaurant opened to stand in line, and he was right. We didn't have to wait... More 

Thank ReaderPat
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649 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Il Corvo has lots to crow about. Three pastas are prepared for lunch daily, and they are fabulous. This is a small space with minimal service, but the pasta is fresh, creative and tasty.

Thank AngusDad
Tokyo, Japan
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126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Was visiting Seattle on a rainy February afternoon and my friends took me to this place. We waited about 20mins outside and then another 20mins once we got inside the restaurant. But I would do it all over again(in the snow even). The restaurant is cozy and small with the line to the order counter splitting the restaurant in half.... More 

Thank Joe M
New England
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123 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Lucky we were in line 10 minutes before it opened. Within 7 minutes of arrival we were ordering at the counter, paid and were sent to share a table. Food was delivered within about 10 minutes. Both pasta dishes were excellent. Be prepared though for a continuous line through the middle of the narrow room, a loud environment with so... More 

Thank AlwaysReadyToRoam
Tallahassee, Florida
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Just your basics done to perfection with none of the frills. Unusual flavor combonations and perfect homemade pasta explain the 45 minute line hanging out the door in a cold rain. Im glad I waited, we enjoyed meeting the other diners as we waited. Expect tight quarters and follow the house etiquette, order at the back counter, select your seat... More 

Thank Sungirl2591
Jakarta, Indonesia
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

divine pasta dishes on earth. i would queue another 45 minutes to get a plate full of il corvo pasta. the appetizer is surprisingly and unexpectedly great. prepare to leave with satisfyingly full stomach.

Thank Airinnnn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 James St, Seattle, WA 98104-2211
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-538-0999

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