Il Bistro is located on
93A Pike Street -
Seattle WA 98101
For reservation call: 206.682.3049
For over 25 years Il Bistro, tucked away underneath the Pike Place Market, has offered Seattle a romantic and fine dinning classic Italian fare. The romantic and warm atmosphere that started in 1977 still resonates within its walls today.
Picture a dimly lit restaurant nestled in a cavern in the foothills of Tuscany. Provide it with the freshest local ingredients authentically prepared. An extensive wine list features the best of Italy, the Northwest and California. A cozy bar specialized in single-malt scotches, bourbons ports and grappas.
White linen, Fresh Flowers and Candlelit tables, it's no wonder Il Bistro is voted Seattle's "Most Romantic" restaurant located in the Pike Place Market. For late nighters Il Bistro's bar is the place to be.
The “food lives up to” the “wonderful”, “romantic” candlelit ambiance at this Pike Place Market Italian “classic”, a famously “fabulous date restaurant” that also sets hearts aflutter with its “terrific” “hearty” cuisine (“great rack of lamb”, “excellent risottos”); its “fun bar” is known as the “perfect martini destination”, with a great “single-malt scotch” selection to boot, ideal for “cuddling and quaffing the night away.”
a quarter-century, Il Bistro has been a cherished refuge down a narrow
cobblestone street in Pike Place Market. It's an intimate grotto, like a
room from the set of Casablanca: low-ceilinged, rounded arches, whitewashed
walls. A step-down bar draws a lively crowd of regulars - and smokers - who
dispatch clouds and conversation to engulf the nearest dining-room tables.
Though chefs come and go, Il Bistro still serves Seattle's best rack of
lamb, six ribs of surpassing texture and flavor. The menu three-steps
through the classic Italian dinner journey: appetizer, pasta, and main
course. Sign up for the full trip, and the knowledgeable staff will offer a
half-portion of the pasta - or gnocchi or polenta. The fare also follows
Italian culinary tradition by celebrating straightforward flavors of
Best Places Seattle, 8th edition - rating: 3 Stars