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Il Bistro Restaurant Review: A broad selection of amaro and a well-curated cocktail list are just the things to get you in the mood for dinner at this Pike Place Market spot, with its cozy tables and a menu of classic Italian dishes prepared with fresh Northwest ingredients. Choices include house-made gnocchi tossed in sweet tomato sauce; tortellini with a tangy lemon butter sauce, Dungeness crab and local asparagus; and grilled salmon paired with an English pea/mascarpone risotto. Meat lovers will enjoy the grilled pork chop paired with Yukon potato gratin, or the roasted beef tenderloin. For a seafood bonanza, dip a spoon into the cioppino brimming with Dungeness crab, prawns, mussels, clams, salmon and calamari. Desserts include vanilla bean crème caramel and Italian cheesecake with an almond biscotti crust. The notable wine list focuses on Italy, California and the Northwest. Servers are professional, as are the folks behind the bar. If you're seeking a quiet, late-night dinner, Il Bistro serves until 1 a.m.