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Il Corvo

#218 of 3,065 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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217 James St., Seattle, WA 98104
+1 206-538-0999
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
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New England
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99 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lucky we were in line 10 minutes before it opened. Within 7 minutes of arrival we were ordering at the counter, paid and were sent to share a table. Food was delivered within about 10 minutes. Both pasta dishes were excellent. Be prepared though for a continuous line through the middle of the narrow room, a loud environment with so... More 

Thank AlwaysReadyToRoam
Tallahassee, Florida
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just your basics done to perfection with none of the frills. Unusual flavor combonations and perfect homemade pasta explain the 45 minute line hanging out the door in a cold rain. Im glad I waited, we enjoyed meeting the other diners as we waited. Expect tight quarters and follow the house etiquette, order at the back counter, select your seat... More 

Thank Sungirl2591
Jakarta, Indonesia
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

divine pasta dishes on earth. i would queue another 45 minutes to get a plate full of il corvo pasta. the appetizer is surprisingly and unexpectedly great. prepare to leave with satisfyingly full stomach.

Thank Airinnnn
Sitka, Alaska
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

At first glance Il Corvo would not seem the place to eat with a line running out the door and not much seating inside but they have the ordering, table management and serving down to a science. We were seated within 15 minutes and the time in line gave us a chance to see what everyone was eating. We tried... More 

Thank Chris W
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217 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This place is exquisite but you have to get there early and to be honest, it's not all that relaxing eating with a line going past your table. But it is the best Italian around, no question.

Thank Degan W
Bengaluru, India
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Delicious, fresh food. Reasonably priced. The house wine is excellent. Well worth the wait in the line. The staff is friendly, but you really go there for the food.

Thank just_me1250
San Francisco, California
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Il Corvo is no secret to foodies, so I will simply add my personal affirmation to what many already know: this place has the best pasta preparations this side of Italy. Diners were lined up out the door to order at the counter when we arrived at around 11:30; we were sitting down to eat just before noon (a typical... More 

Thank George B
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253 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This place is all about the food and the food is great. The restaurant itself is small and cramped and there always seems to be a line. That said, the line moves fairy quickly and once you get the pasta it really is worth the wait. Also, given how reasonably priced everything is you can also excuse the rather basic... More 

Thank LondonBurl
Bellingham, Washington
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Really quite average. This place is famous in Seattle, and the bar was set high, but I thought it was ho-hum. I can say they adhere to al dente, with good texture and firmness. The menu changes daily, so maybe I caught it on an off day.

Thank Chazzzzzzz
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This place has house made pasta that is very tasty. Their menu changes every day. For a party of two, you can easily order all three of the day pastas and finish them all. There's always a long wait so go there early.

Thank lOOOOOOvetOtRavel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 James St., Seattle, WA 98104
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-538-0999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?