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Al Boccalino

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Pioneer Square
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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
Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Window Dressing without Good Manners

Wish we had a chance to eat there last night. We politely asked if we could use my friend's Entertainment Coupon, which said "Valid Anytime" and the manager said that he could not honor it on a Sunday night. I sat at the bar while he called his parents to ask for permission and was asked to leave... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
BonVivant25
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San Diego
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Reservations
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Diego
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Wish we had a chance to eat there last night. We politely asked if we could use my friend's Entertainment Coupon, which said "Valid Anytime" and the manager said that he could not honor it on a Sunday night. I sat at the bar while he called his parents to ask for permission and was asked to leave the bar... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Worst dining experience I can remember EVER! My wife and I purchased the Groupon, and were upon telling our server we had a Groupon were immediately treated like second class customers. The staff was rude, and gave us a "special" menu for Groupon customers that had exactly 3 entrée choices. About halfway through our somewhat bland dinner, another Groupon couple... More 

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Prosser, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We paid $55 for what was supposed to be $109 worth of food. We got there and had to choose 1 of 3 items from a menu that CLEARLY states it was $25 per person. There was no deal here and sadly, we left hungry. The food was meh. It's a very dark, cramped restaurant. I wish we had known... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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!
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 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
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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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seattle,washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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
Contributor
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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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: Romance
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?