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Al Boccalino

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Pioneer Square
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1 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104-3466 (Western)
+1 206-622-7688
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Thank Caspar H
Seattle, Washington, United States
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Thank Matthew C
Huntsville
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 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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1 Thank damiandagger
Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank DKL317
Surrey, Canada
1 review
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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Thank Jacquie C
San Diego
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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1 Thank BonVivant25
Puyallup, Washington
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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1 Thank patric132
Richland, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 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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2 Thank jewlz2963
Seattle, Washington
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206 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
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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1 Thank greatcats
Moscow, Idaho, USA!
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104-3466
    (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: +1 206-622-7688

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?