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Al Boccalino

1 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)
(206) 622-7688
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Ranked #1,424 of 3,431 restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Western
Transit: We are close to the light rail and the bus stops.
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English first
Seattle
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My husband and I found this place while looking for a romantic dinner for our last night while visiting Seattle. We knew they had a three course meal option with wine. The building is brick front and does look quant and romantic inside and out. We were greeted by two servers one of which asked us what promotion we wanted... More

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Tacoma, Washington
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We went on a three course deal and received a delicious meal. Limited, due to the three course plan, I was at first disappointed at the range. My dinner companion pointed out the problem of keeping the three course menu simple. Other friends had gone for lunch and found it delicious and with a broader menu. I had a great... More

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Akron, OH
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

For starters, this restaurant is vastly underrated on TripAdvisor from my experience! The food, atmosphere and staff are outstanding! My family of 8 adults (two are college students) dined here on December 20th at 7:00 PM, as we had a last minute change of plans and all of the "top" restaurants in Seattle were booked solid unless we wanted to... More

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Seattle, WA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Ever read reviews of a restaurant you just went to and wonder if you went to the same place? We (two couples) had the cooking class at Al Boccalino and had a great time. It was a class of 14 and we prepared a simple Tuscan meal of polenta, pasta, etc... The instructor was more than competent and (though an... More

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washington state
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We were part of a cooking class/5 course dinner group. I paid $69.00 for what was supposedly a $240.00 value. The voucher I purchased said that there was a limit of 10 people for the class. The voucher said the amount did not cover tax but said nothing about an 18% tip being automatically added. Our experience was as follows:... More

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Friday Harbor, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I am shocked reading the reviews of other folks who have attended the cooking class here. I took my sister to the class as a birthday gift. We were greeted at the door by Luigi who told us to go on in (we were about 10 minutes early) and then greeted again by our hostess/server "E" (can't remember her full... More

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California
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144 reviews 144 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We were literally about 100 ft away from the restaurant, looking for a place to eat, when some other tourists asked us if we needed help. When we said we were looking for a place to eat, they recommended Al Boccalino. It was excellent...very fresh, very tasty and has a charm all its own. I had one of the best... More

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Seattle
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

My husband took myself and out three daughters to the restaurant for a night of cooking, wine, and fun. When we tried to have fun we got yelled at by Luigi. We had paid $35 a person for the class. We were assured no more than 10 per cooking class. Imagine our surprise when 19 was supposed to show up.... More

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