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[NOW OPEN] Closed Temporarily for Renovations


Bar is now open! Dining room will open for dinner on Friday, February 8th.

IL Bistro will be closed temporarily for some necessary renovations. The primary areas of renovation are our windows and facade, our kitchen equipment, plus plumbing and electrical. IL Bistro opened in 1975 and has had very few changes since that time. If You Love the Feel of IL Bistro, please don’t be worried.

We plan to keep her sexy vibe the same. The Grand Marnier colored lighting will be staying, along with the feeling of being transported to the Old World. We love IL Bistro just the way she is but after 44 years of delighting locals, industry folk and wayward travelers it’s time to give her some nice new things.

We are looking forward to serving our fans with our new, state of the art kitchen and a few subtle upgrades in our dining area and bar in the first week of February. We hope you will join us then!


Holiday Hours

IL Bistro will be closed on:

Thanksgiving – November 22nd
Christmas Eve – December 24th
New Year’s Day – January 1st

Seattle Restaurant Week Fall 2018

Seattle Restaurant Week Fall 2018

Join us for Seattle Restaurant Week at IL Bistro!

Please note when making reservations that Seattle Restaurant Week menus are not available Fridays, Saturdays or for Sunday brunch.

Make your online reservations today >




Prosciutto E Mozz
Aged San Daniele Prosciutto, Bresaola, Fresh Mozzarella

Insalata Verde
Organic Baby Greens, Heirloom Tomato Wedge, Pecorino, Red Wine Vinaigrette

Romaine Hearts, IL Bistro Classic Dressing, Garlic Croutons, Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano

Crostini Di Fichi E Caprini
Goat Cheese Crostini, Balsamic Roasted Mission Figs, Sage, Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Conchiglia Piccanti
House Made Sea Shell Pasta, Vodka Cream Sauce, Calabrian Chili

Rigatoni Bolognese
House Made Rigatoni Pasta, Ground Veal & Lamb Ragu, Red Wine, Rosemary, Pecorino-Romano

Risotto Con Funghi Selvatici
Wild Mushrooms Risotto, Mascarpone, Parmigiano

Merluzzo Nero Con Stufato Di Fagioli
Seared Ling Cod, Tuscan Bean Stew, Sofrito

Filetto Arrosto Con Ragu Di Zucca
Fall Spice Roasted Bistro Beef Filet, Red Wine Glaze, Fall Squash Ragu


Lady Fingers, Sweet Mascarpone, Madeira, Espresso & Cocoa

Panna Cotta
Vanilla Panna Cotta, Seasonal Fruit compote

Choice of Raspberry or Lemon