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Il Bistro

) #123 of 3,099 Restaurants in Seattle ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian
93 Pike St, Ste A, Seattle, WA 98101-2052
+1 206-682-3049
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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93 Pike St, Ste A, Seattle, WA 98101-2052
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Il Bistro is one of the classic Italian joints in Seattle. Honestly, it's not the best, but they it's never really a bad choice. Service is decent and they have a good wine selection. I like getting the rigatoni. Their ragu is cooked for a...More

Thank liquidmj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Seattle for 4 days working before flying to San Francisco. At the end of the market we found Il Bistro, went in and OMG, first of all i drank a cocktail never tasted nicer. And the food, everything full flavours, perfecly cooked,...More

1  Thank EdM69
Reviewed 1 week ago

Man, this place is disappointing. My fiancé and I went here for our engagement dinner and never again. The salmon was raw and in a tomato based sauce?? (tomato and salmon aren't great friends guys) that tasted like it was from a can, the mushrooms...More

Thank pastabixch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To find Il Bistro, head down the alley toward the Gum Wall. It is on your left right before you turn left to the Gum Wall. In fact, it has been here for over 40 years occupying the same spot....that says a lot about a...More

Thank busconi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Among the many restaurant choices near the public market, this is a sleeper--and a very fine one. It's Italian. The lasagna is off-the-charts superb. The real thing, not the leaden stuff with tasteless ragu. Modestly priced, with superb servers. We had Nadia.

Thank cruff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked under the market is this great Italian restaurant called Il Bistro. From a bartender who knows how to make a cocktail to dishes that are consistently very good we have always enjoyed a trip to Il Bistro. Over the last 30 years we've probably...More

Thank Shaun H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food. I had the seasonal risotto, asparagus and shiitake mushroom, it was cooked perfectly. My husband had the salmon which was very fresh. The mussel appetizer was delicious, but the panna cotta was the star of the show. It was smooth and creamy and...More

Thank Wildlyemily
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We opted for an early dinner at this restaurant. Since we didn't have a reservation, the host offered to seat us in the bar area with other patrons who were eating, assuring us that we could access the full menu there. No problem. The problem...More

Reviewed 31 March 2017

We stopped for dessert and a drink one night. The restaurant is nice, dessert was good, and the other dishes we saw looked very good. We enjoyed having a quiet drink in the bar area along with dessert.

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I really should give this 5 stars as the service was awesome. I gave it 4 as the Bruchetta was just ok and that's why we went. My Ciopino was amazing. The wine and mixed drinks were good as was happy hour. Right in pikes...More

Thank Corby W
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What beverages is there? Also what is the pricing.
2 June 2016|
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Response from Allison S | Reviewed this property |
They have a full bar with a good selection of beers and wines. Full menus are available on the website, illbistro net (the TripAdvisor site will not let me include the link).
Sharon C
I still dream about your cioppino - it was simply the best I've ever had! Is there any way to get the recipe?
23 January 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 38
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Pike St, Ste A, Seattle, WA 98101-2052
    (First Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-682-3049
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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.