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“Slow service & bland seafood w/ pasta”
Review of Il Bistro

Il Bistro
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Ranked #125 of 4,217 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$38
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Cross street: First Avenue
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.
Reviewed 8 January 2012

We waited a long time for our dinners after the salad was served. When it did arrive, I asked for a 2nd glass of wine that was forgotten by the waitress. I had to go up to the bar & ask someone to bring it to the table. The seafood w/ pasta was very bland & I kept putting salt & pepper on it. I thought it would be a tomato based sauce w/ a lot of flavor & it was just very watery. The lasagna & cannolini was in favor of the other members @ our table. Food items on the menu were out & we just did not have a positive experience.

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Thank amandamaeSeattle
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

From the appetizers at the bar, to the dinner itself - everything at Il Bistro was perfect. While the food was incredible, our server Paris made the evening for us. Not only was he incredibly pleasant, attentive and knowledgable about his own menu - he was even able to give us restaurant recommendations on our next stop in British Columbia. We will definitely be back the next time we are in Seattle.

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Thank soulbobjr
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Reviewed 25 December 2011

Five of us had dinner here on 12/23. Service was great, food was good, but these guys are very proud of their place.....and the prices show!

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Thank 82-ag
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

Liked the scallop special served with white beans. Average value.

Thank hereford
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Reviewed 12 December 2011

We enjoyed a lovely meal on a busy Saturday night! Creative menu, romantic lighting, and attentive service added up to a great value! The kitchen was willing to split both salad and pasta courses so we could each order an entree - much more fun that way. Highly recommended after a day of Seattle shopping!

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Thank bkkesler
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