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Il Bistro

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93 Pike St, Ste A, Seattle, WA 98101 (First Avenue)
+1 206-682-3049
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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: For 40 years, IL Bistro, in the Heart of the Pike Place Market, has...
For 40 years, IL Bistro, in the Heart of the Pike Place Market, has offered visitors Classic Italian Cuisine with the freshest Market Seafood, Meats and Produce. IL Bistro has frequently been voted "Seattle's Most Romantic Dining Room" by readers of various publications. The IL Bistro menu is complimented by an extensive list of Italian, California and Northwest wines. Fans love the "underground and intimate", historic bar which is open every night until 2 and offers an excellent late night menu.
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    Very good
  • 17
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very nice restaurant

This was a nice surprise. The food was Italian and very well prepared and presented. Adequate portions. The wine list was relatively small but a good selection and not overpriced. Service was attentive with out being overbearing. We recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Greybrit
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Springfield, Missouri
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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Santa Barbara, California
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Difficult to find, but actually right before you enter Pike's Market in front of the "BRONZE" pig. We loved our evening there, relatively quiet and romantic....even amidst the June family season! Fine Italian food where everything we ate was delicious.

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Springfield, Missouri
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This was a nice surprise. The food was Italian and very well prepared and presented. Adequate portions. The wine list was relatively small but a good selection and not overpriced. Service was attentive with out being overbearing. We recommend.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We had a lovely evening at Il Bistro. Perfect location, the subtle lighting set a lovely mood. The sommelier gave helpful advice on wine pairings. The menu is a terrific one page selection, with a variety of antipasti, salads and entrées. The seafood linguine was delicious and Nutella and Pistachio Gelato for dessert was a fun indulgence. Thank you very... More 

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Prescott, WA
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I've been to Pike Street Market several times, but had never been to IL Bistro before. We were walking along and almost didn't notice it, but I'm sure glad we did. It was happy hour, so we tried several things on the menu-pizza, grilled shrimp and another appetizer. All were wonderful but the best thing was their Tiramisu, it was... More 

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

At Pike Place Market with a wonderful menu and wine list. The staff was very friendly and helpful in selecting wine and dinner. Make a reservation as it is small and easier to get into with a reservation.

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Billings, Montana
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Went in late last night, had an excellent Caesar salad and a Four cheese pizza. Atmosphere is great, very comfortable and cozy. Bar servers were all very friendly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

This was one of the best Italian restaurants we have eaten in, and we have eaten in many, all over the world. We had a delicious plate of clams, a fresh rocket salad, linguini pescatore and rigatoni bolognese ..Classic Italian fair cooked to absolute perfection. The wine was also excellent, and the staff friendly and helpful - especially the somalier,... More 

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Se Qld
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98 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

After a late lunch out of town, we returned to Seattle looking for a tasty evening meal. We chose this restaurant for convenience to our hotel, also based on reviews we had read, and our evening was very pleasant. The attentive wait staff, the quality and flavours of the rigatoni and ravioli ordered were most enjoyable.

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Vancouver
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The best part of eating at Il Bistro was certainly the food. The appetizer sampler plate and a bottle of prosecco got us off to a great start, and set the stage for delicious entrees. The staff were very friendly and we also enjoyed sitting outside on their patio. All in all, a great experience which we hope to repeat!

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London
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191 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Our hotel has given us superb recommendations of where to eat and this is a truly fabulous restaurant. We booked a table in advance which is recommended as this appears to be a highly popular haunt in Seattle. Loved the atmosphere. The waiters were informative and professional. Loved hearing their recommendations on what to order. Each of our courses were... More 

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Additional Information about Il Bistro

Address: 93 Pike St, Ste A, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone Number: +1 206-682-3049
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 12 - 38
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 93 Pike St, Ste A, Seattle, WA 98101
    (First Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-682-3049

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 38
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Entertaining clients

Description

For 40 years, IL Bistro, in the Heart of the Pike Place Market, has offered visitors Classic Italian Cuisine with the freshest Market Seafood, Meats and Produce. IL Bistro has frequently been voted "Seattle's Most Romantic Dining Room" by readers of various publications. The IL Bistro menu is complimented by an extensive list of Italian, California and Northwest wines. Fans love the "underground and intimate", historic bar which is open every night until 2 and offers an excellent late night menu.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?