Planning a date on the swankier side? Head to Intermezzo Carmine in Pioneer Square for craft cocktails and small plates like sausage-stuffed olives, salumi, lamb chops, and squid ink pasta. Sibling to Il Terrazzo Carmine, it is also owned by the Smeraldo family. If you just want dessert, sidle up to the bar for a glass of wine with your tiramisu.
Bonus: There’s an outdoor fireplace, perfect for chillier evenings.
|Maria, CJ and Philip Smeraldo|