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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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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 12
    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
DON'T order thru Groupon!!

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
jewlz2963
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Prosser, Washington
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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
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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San Diego
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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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!
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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