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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
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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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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 11 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 20 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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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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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San Diego
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Richland, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?