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Al Boccalino

1 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)
(206) 622-7688
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Ranked #1,415 of 3,387 restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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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 WA
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Mill Creek, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We had the misfortune to opt for a "delicious" combination cooking class/dinner at this restaurant. Eighteen people crowded around the preparation area, and were subjected to a lengthy, frequently inaccurate lecture on how to cook a classic Italian meal. Each prep step was farmed out to individual participants, with predictably dreary results. The worst single thing? After lecturing us about... More

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