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Il Bistro

#101 of 3,095 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
17:00 - 02:00
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 just wonderful. I will say the restaurant is quite dark in some areas. The staff... More 

Thank Wildlyemily
South Kingstown
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 became evident when 2 hours passed and we still hadn't received our meals. When we... More 

Colleyville, Texas
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332 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 market place so it was convenient. Don't hesitate to go.

Thank Corby W
Charleston, West Virginia
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I made reservations here from out of town for my husband's 30th Birthday dinner this past Tuesday. I made the reservation online and noted that it was for his birthday. Upon arrival, we had to wait for our table (with an 8pm reservation for two people). When we were eventually seated, it took forever for someone to come take our... More 

Thank Kristin S
Kirkland, Washington
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Located right in the market. Great food and prices for happy hour. But a very popular bar so get there at 5:00 when they open. We felt our selections were good indication of quality of food served in the restaurant.

Thank crystaltwo2014
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Went there for a Saturday night dinner with my wife which I had reservations for. The food was actually good – I wouldn't say it was excellent, but it was good food. We ordered the blackened salmon as well as their fresh scallop special. The scallops were actually very well done. Two issues: Service was just a bit peculiar. For... More 

Thank Stupakis
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed this classic Italian restaurant for a birthday evening out. Wonderful service, intimate setting, fun location in Pike Place Market, and fabulous house made pasta. We tried the bruschetta, cannelloni and lasagna. Everything was excellent! We will visit again!

Thank lattenee
San Diego, California
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31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Lovely , good service, good food and a pleasant evening. Menu limited but good. No view but comfortable and cozy.

Thank Maurine S
Seattle, Washington
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Excellent and cheap (yes cheap) late night menu. This Seattle icon in the Market is not known to bargain hunters but the late night menu features small plates from Il Bistro's stellar kitchen from 11:00PM to 1:00Am on Fridays and Saturdays. Great bar and good service.

Thank JPRamsey

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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
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
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?