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Al Boccalino

$$ - $$$
Pioneer Square
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1 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104-3466 (Western)
(206) 622-7688
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hornby Island, Canada
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since we had had a wonderful meal at AL Boccalino's when it was on Yesler near Pioneer Best Western Hotel, we were looking forward to a similar experience. This was an odd experience. First an older man, maybe AL Boccalino?, sat at a large table in the middle of the room working on a computer the entire time we ere... More 

Thank Jeanette E
Geneseo NY
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

The staff was very friendly and really wanted us to have a good time. They offered our kids pizza from their pizzeria across the street--the four of us could have easily dined on the two pizzas. The pasta we ordered was pretty underwhelming--just pasta, nothing more--no side greens or veg, no bread, nothing. It was fairly inexpensive ($12),but still--that's it,... More 

Thank Deb A
Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

We had a poor experience at their cooking class. I would not recommend attending. The food was scant and not high quality. For a $35 per person plus a mandatory 20% gratiuity - you should spending you time elsewhere.

Thank stephanieericflake
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

Alert! - The directions to get to the restaurant were wrong. Nobody answered the phone to help us find the place. The cooking class was held in a dimlit back room and the cooking equipment didn't work to keep things cooking so the food got cold. There wasn't enough food for the 12 of us that attend so the 5... More 

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Bremerton, Washington
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

6 top dinner, we got served 1 piece of salami each, 2 mozzarella balls feeds 4, 1 salad feeds maybe 1-2 people, a sausage and chicken plate for 2 not 6, they charged us $270.00 for 4 people and 2 of the table had a groupon for a $104.00 dollar meal that they paid $58.00 for prior that night, they... More 

Thank bradsalley
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

As we were walking into the restaurant, I passed a gentlemen walking out. I could hear him mumbling "I love Italians, but I don't think I'd ever eat here." Not the best intro for a first time visitor. Boy, did he miss out! This is not your typical dining experience. It's family style. There's no menu. The waiter asked us... More 

Thank ChipOffTheBlock
Bonney Lake, Washington
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588 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

We had eaten at Al Boccalino many years ago and loved the food. This time we returned with an Italian food tour group hosted by the owners of Al Boccalino and still enjoyed the food but the restaurant has seen better days and could use a little sprucing up. The owners were interesting and they do offer cooking classes, which... More 

Thank Sandra S
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is home to beautifully and deliciously made meals, fantastic service, a wonderful ambiance and so much more. They do a great Italian Table meal, where you give them the guidelines and the budget, and they crate a full meal for your table. They have a wine club for imported Italian wines and cooking classes, as well.

Thank mrgale79
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96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Cooking Class was fun, the instructor focused on teaching basic skills, with a simple way to use whatever you have in your pantry without breaking the budget. My only low point is that the room was too cold for me....

Thank Claudia C
Portland, Oregon
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264 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

We did a prixe fixe menu but for our group of 15 and were charged $25.00. We were served salad (chilled well and tasty), fettucine alfredo (no meat) and a penne pasta with meat sauce (average taste) family style. Dessert included were two small cream puffs per person. Staff was friendly and I appreciated them taking our reservation for our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104-3466
  • 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?