Il Terrazzo Carmine, established by the late Carmine Smeraldo has become a local institution and continues to be one of Seattle’s true dining anomalies. A highly successful restaurant, “Carmines” sets the bar with unfailingly high standards that have garnered a loyal and refined clientele since it opened its doors in 1984. 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 South or through the enchanting courtyard in the rear of the building. Mr. Smeraldo’s classic Italian restaurant has been where locals have chosen to return again and again. Arguably the best Italian restaurant in Seattle, Carmines serves classical, authentic Italian cuisine with an uncompromising commitment to unsurpassed excellence of product and service.