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Al Boccalino

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1 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104 (Western)
We are close to the light rail and the bus stops.
(206) 622-7688
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Last minute visit

I'm disappointed to read the poor reviews which have recently come out for this Restaurant. I dined here with my partner in February 2013 (fair enough its taken me a while to write the review) and found it to be a lovely little authentic Italian. We were staying at the Best Western next door... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
katek1234
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Derby
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Shiloh, Illinois
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for a dining experience rather than just dinner, this is a great choice. It's clear this is an Italian restaurant owned by Italians. The warm hospitality was reminiscent of our experiences in Italy. Rather than ordering from our menu, our server suggested the Chef's Choice based on how much we wanted to spend. What a novel approach.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Just had a splendid meal conjured up by Luigi. I believe we had what was described as the house table menu & Luigui just kept the plates coming! So choose from $15-$30/head and be surprised and delighted by what arrives. Washed down by a few bottles of Peroni and an expresso; you won't be disappointed.

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Seattle, WA
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249 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had dined at Al Boccalino several years ago and recalled having enjoyed our experience. So when we saw a Groupon for the restaurant, we purchased it. Although it was supposed to be for only two people, they graciously extended the same offer to the other couple who had joined us. Although the waiter proclaimed that the chef could put... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Decided to try the “pick a price” style – pick a price between $15 to $30 per person and let the chef choose your meal. Hubby and I were here for a late lunch on our last day of a week vacation in Seattle. Here’s what we had ($25 per person): bruschetta with a puree of borlotti, topped with pieces... More 

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Derby
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I'm disappointed to read the poor reviews which have recently come out for this Restaurant. I dined here with my partner in February 2013 (fair enough its taken me a while to write the review) and found it to be a lovely little authentic Italian. We were staying at the Best Western next door and after a day of site... More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

For this past Christmas, I was given 2 Groupons for a 5 Course Interactive cooking class for Two to Al Boccalino. 1 of the Groupon tickets was for my parents and the other was for me and my Girlfiend. This past Saturday we all went to our appointment at 7pm. We dressed up for the occasion, paid for the parking... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Never been to this place so figure I'd try it with a Groupon certificate. People who owns the place (Luigi and jeremy) are colorful and friendly. Waiter didn't know what he was doing and said he didn't know what to recommend cos he was new. Very limited menu and food was not good. the 12 oz NY Steak was not... More 

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Huntsville
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44 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I wish I had checked out the reviews here before going there. I wasn't even shown a menu. As soon as I sat down, the waiter asked if we had any food allergy. I told him that my wife had allergy to some food. Note taken. I thought it was good. The appetizer was served with one of the two... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Couldn't believe the inadequate service. Server couldn't answer questions about the dishes (for allergy info), brought wrong items and had to take them back, etc. The food was nowhere near good enough to overcome the poor service.

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Surrey, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This was one of the worst experiences, we were seating in a near empty restaurant on a Monday night. When we showed our Groupon voucher any level of service totally disappeared. We were treated impatiently and pressured to order as quickly as possible. The Groupon stated that there would be extra changes for premium items but there were no premium... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104
    (Western)
  • Public Transportation: We are close to the light rail and the bus stops.
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Pioneer Square
  • Neighborhood: Pioneer Square
  • Phone Number: (206) 622-7688

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic
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

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