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1 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104 (Pioneer Square)
(206) 622-7688
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Ranked #1,384 of 3,508 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Pioneer Square
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Western
Transit: We are close to the light rail and the bus stops.
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English first
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Yikes! I haven't had a meal this bad in forever! Started with an appetizer of one type of cured meat-ok, that's fine. The next course was an overdressed salad. After that there was pasta with olive oil, artichokes and scallops. If I didn't know better (and I don't), I would think the pasta was from the night before. The scallops... More 

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Moscow, Idaho, USA!
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We ate here because of the reviews and because it was two doors down from the hotel we were staying in. The food was good, the atmosphere very nice, but we both felt a bit pressured to order a larger meal. That is the only thing that cost an upgrade from average to very good.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

So the menu on line do not reflect the restaurant menu. We were done in after a funeral, and were happy to have the matire d' choose the three courses for the three of us (there was a $25 pre-fix 3 course). When we got the bill we were charged $40/pp. It was good, but we were taken, and honestly... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I wanted Italian my only night in Seattle so my brother suggested Al Boccalino and we are all so glad he did. We had a large group (of 12) including kids. It is the only place I have ever eaten where I didn't look at a menu - we were asked how much $ did we want to spend per... More 

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Temecula, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Enjoyed a delicious meal here. It's a cozy, unpretentious little restaurant, tucked away on a quiet street. If you plan to eat after 6 pm, make reservations. The menu is simple and unfussy and they have a very nice winelist as well as a few cocktails on offer. Al Boccalino also offers a $25 a prix fixe menu, but we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Came for the cooking class they advertised at groupon. They said there's no more than 10 people in a class but there were 12 of us and there wasn't enough food prepared for us to eat.they could've increased the food they prepared for us to cook since the ingredients are not really that expensive. - the 36 dollars they advertised... More 

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Seattle, Washington
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

You can customize the set price $25pp dinner menu - which is to upgrade from the house wine. Can ask for options at 30pp price point, and beyond - your choice. The food! Yum on pasta, bean soup really good (slightly over-salted), bruschetta flavors divine. The chicken with goat cheese was beyond what was expected. Will be back, happy to... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Tucked away in a small corner of downtown Seattle you find Al Boccalino or little Italy as it has been deemed. After being seated we were greeted by the owner, a bubbly, friendly Italian man (who slightly resembles a grey Mario or luigi) who spent the evening going from table to table and making sure everyone was enjoying their experience.... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I've gone to Al Boccalino on several occasions. Once for a fun evening cooking class, once with friends for a significant milestone birthday and several times just because I like a good Italian meal that is closer to what my Nonna served than the typical restaurant version of Italian food. The restaurant owner, Luigi, has been a fixture in Seattle... More 

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Seattle WA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We went with a coupon from Groupon.. sounded good but that Menu were obviously the cheapest things on the menu, small portions AND the price for a second cafe of wine was HIGH for cheap stuff. FULL price menu and other customers plates looked MUCH better.. Entrees were pricey even then.. Check menu carefully and don't think it will be... More 

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Additional Information about Al Boccalino

Address: 1 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: (206) 622-7688
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Pioneer Square
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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