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Il Bistro

#114 of 3,038 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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93 Pike St, Ste A, Seattle, WA 98101-2052 (First Avenue)
+1 206-682-3049
17:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 26 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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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Thank Hovinge
Manchester, NH
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

My husband and I went to Il Bistro after passing by while visiting Pike Place. (Its right next to the gun wall.) Though much more sophisticated than that... LOL. It was a very romantic environment....low lighting...candles...etc. Moving on....I love Italian food, and this was, by far, the best Lasagna I have ever put in my mouth. I have no earthly... More 

Thank Lori H
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Enjoyed the lively atmosphere at a table in open seating near the bar. The fresh rigatoni pasta with Bolognese was just right. The warm crusty fresh bread came with a lovely plain butter. Washed down with a Washington Merlot it was an enjoyable meal. Finished off with a delicious Affogato, 2 scoops of vanilla gelato drowned in good strong coffee.

Thank katalinzs
Ridgewood, NJ
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful menu and very good service. We split a very fresh Caesar salad. My wife really enjoyed her rigatoni bolognese. I had a delicious marsala, which is a pork loin scaloppini. I have to warn you if you don't enjoy pasta with a kick tell the waiter not to add any red pepper. I enjoyed it but know some diners... 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
US$12 - US$38
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 98101-2052
    (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?