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Il Bistro

#116 of 3,031 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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93 Pike St, Ste A, Seattle, WA 98101-2052 (First Avenue)
+1 206-682-3049
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Always a wonderful experience when visiting Seattle. The bartenders are the best in town. Great food and super atmosphere. All the dishes are exceptional. Highly recommended and right at Pike's Place Market.

Thank Bill F
Los Gatos
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93 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was raining, I was tired, it was a Saturday night, and I asked concierge at Inn at the Market to recommend a nice restaurant I could walk to. Concierge called the restaurant and they greeted me and seated me immediately. Very friendly. The place was hopping and I sensed a lot of locals go here. I had a great... More 

Thank carmelwish
Renton, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So worth the trip for the quaint food experience! Great for that special occasion or just not the same old Italian dish!

Thank debbiebuffelen
Tampa, Florida
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having just dined at Assaggio the night before, we couldn't help but compare the food and overall experience. Il Bistro is good, but for the quality of food, service and ambiance, it wasn't more than average. (I would have given it 3.5 stars if yhat was an option.) I only wish our visit to downtown Seattle was a bit longer... More 

Thank Hovinge
Manchester, NH
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

My husband and I went to Il Bistro after passing by while visiting Pike Place. (Its right next to the gun wall.) Though much more sophisticated than that... LOL. It was a very romantic environment....low lighting...candles...etc. Moving on....I love Italian food, and this was, by far, the best Lasagna I have ever put in my mouth. I have no earthly... More 

Thank Lori H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Enjoyed the lively atmosphere at a table in open seating near the bar. The fresh rigatoni pasta with Bolognese was just right. The warm crusty fresh bread came with a lovely plain butter. Washed down with a Washington Merlot it was an enjoyable meal. Finished off with a delicious Affogato, 2 scoops of vanilla gelato drowned in good strong coffee.

Thank katalinzs
Ridgewood, NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful menu and very good service. We split a very fresh Caesar salad. My wife really enjoyed her rigatoni bolognese. I had a delicious marsala, which is a pork loin scaloppini. I have to warn you if you don't enjoy pasta with a kick tell the waiter not to add any red pepper. I enjoyed it but know some diners... More 

Thank theokodjak
North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

This place is a gem, quaint, not too big and filled with caring devoted people. We had an incredible evening filled with great wine and fabulous food. Attention to detail was never too much. Upon learning I had an allergy to lobster, our waiter was diligent that all my food was lobster free. My entree was the night special of... More 

Thank Condocat
Sylvan Lake, Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Highly recommend the charcuterie antipasto platter. Lasagna was bar none the best I've ever had. The location is just to the left of the main entrance to Pike Place Market and the restaurant is very atmospheric. Nice bar.

1 Thank SylvanLakeGirl
Detroit, Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Came here on vacation with my family. We had just flown in from the East coast and were starving! From my count, our waiter had 7 tables and did not seem to care that we were wanting quicker service. I got the impression that they don't change their style here for anyone! You will get laid back, slow service NOMATTER... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $38
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Pike St, Ste A, Seattle, WA 98101-2052
    (First Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-682-3049
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?