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Il Bistro

Map & Directions 93A Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98101
  • Italian
  • Sun-Thu 5pm-12am, Fri-Sat 5pm-1am
  • MasterCard, Visa, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Catering, Coat Check, Family Style, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Accepted, Recommended for Large Parties
  • Street


Seattle Weekly's Description

Il Bistro, the longtime resident of the surprisingly spacious grotto under the Pike Place stairs, positions itself as a romantic destination: The red sauce joint's staffers have seen their share of teary wedding proposal scenes at candlelit tables. But the food sometimes threatens to interfere with the mood, since it's nearly impossible to feel amorous after downing mounds of rustic rigatoni bolognese laden with veal, or a portion of lasagna so hefty that a burly server warned: "I can only finish it when I'm hungover." Still, the restaurant does right by classic Italian dishes and makes good use of fresh fish and seafood from the market overhead. Complete the seduction with an excellent martini.

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  • The Seattle Times on 05/19/10

    One of the Market's best and most underappreciated happy-hours. Has an expanded and discounted menu of crostini, ravioli and seafood-style tapas, all under $5. Happy hour 5-6:30, 10-12 S-Th, 11-1 F-Sa

  • Seattle Happy Hour on 03/25/12

    Il Bistro has #hh 5-6:30 p.m. nightly; 10-midnight, Sun-Thurs; 11 p.m.-1 a.m., Fri-Sat http://www.ilbistro.net/bar/happyhour.html #pikeplace

  • Seattle Met on 03/09/11

    This twinkly Italian restaurant first made it onto the cocktail map during Murray Stenson’s long tenure behind the bar...

  • zachary h. on 10/25/11

    David Nelson is the best bartender in the city.

  • Eric R. on 06/02/13

    Be sure to ask for Gabe...best server there!

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