Step through the antique revolving doors of Tulio Ristorante and it's as if you've entered a bustling Italian trattoria in the heart of downtown Seattle. Chef Walter Pisano clearly puts his heart into this longstanding favorite, continuing to impress diners and critics alike. His boldly flavored dishes are both simple and sophisticated, combining rustic Italian preparations with fresh Pacific Northwest ingredients. Add to this our great location in downtown Seattle, our warm, intimate atmosphere and outstanding service and it's easy to understand why Tulio is widely regarded as one of the city's best restaurants.
Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am;
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm;
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Everyday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - Close;
Saturday -Sunday: 5:00pm - Close;
Bistro Menu available during Bar Service
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Let us arrange your next special event in one of our spaces; completely private, semi-private or even our outdoor patio! At Tulio, we strive to make each event special. Solaio, our upstairs dining room, is a charming and beautifully decorated venue with a wine-cellar motif. There is no room rental fee charged for using Solaio and we offer customized menus, candles for the tables and background music - all complimentary.
Valet offered at Hotel Vintage Park with reduced rate for Tulio diners. Discount available for Olympic Garage Parking located across street to the west
4th and Seneca BUS and 3rd and Union LIGHT RAIL
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Tulio offers one of the best Grappa selections in Town! Enjoy Flights of selected Grappas for $20!
Join us for our Grappa Happy Hour in our bar daily from 8pm-10pm. Flights of selected Grappas for $20 with traditional accompaniment.
Step through the antique revolving doors of Tulio Ristorante and it's as if you've entered a bustling Italian trattoria. Chef Walter Pisano clearly puts his heart into this longstanding downtown Seattle favorite, continuing to impress diners and critics alike.
Tulio Ratings and Reviews
First time back in a number of years. N ...
First time back in a number of years. Nice place to meet people staying in downtown hotels for dinner - Food very good and acceptable if not terribly creative menu. Excellent quality. Service was very good. Prices are moderately expensive but reasonable for the quality.
I love Tulio's, have been going there fo ...
I love Tulio's, have been going there for 20 years or so, the food is excellent, the waiters are excellent, on the ball and so friendly and polite, the atmosphere is all I want for a dining experience. Many work breakfasts, lunches and dinners over the years, never disappointed. Treated my daughter to pre-theatre dinner on Nov 23 and she loved it too.
Unfortunately this gem has gone down hil ...
Unfortunately this gem has gone down hill. Two years ago, this was the best in town for Italian. Now, salads were bland, mussels were average in flavor, pasta was overcooked and accompanying sauce was underseasoned and monotonous. Only saving grace was a decent chicken dish.
At first they could not find my Open Tab ...
At first they could not find my Open Table reservation and said I would have to take it up with Open Table. When I was leaving the restaurant I spoke the the manager, he found my reservations, but said it was for the prior day which I cancelled the day before. After checking further he found my reservation, but said it was for 4 people. Again he tried to blame Open Table, but I feel its their system since I've never had problems prior to this. It also took a long time to get our drinks; however, the food was excellent and made up for the wait.
Although the food was cooked to perfecti ...
Although the food was cooked to perfection it was a bit too salty. The wine we ordered was great as well. Ricardo provided excellent service and great advice on menu items. The tables were very close together so the wait staff had to squeeze past our booth each time. We will definitely return on future visits to Seattle.
The food was amazing. In town for busine ...
The food was amazing. In town for business and we all tried something different, but everyone was pleased with their meal. We arrived 45 minutes early and had planned to get drinks at the bar, but the staff graciously seated us early even though our party was not complete. Highly recommend. Great wine selection too!
The food was excellent and the service s ...
The food was excellent and the service solid, but there was an aggressively loud and obnoxious table in the back that ruined the whole experience. We were there to quietly celebrate a birthday, and this group, who were starting dessert when we sat down, were so loud we couldn't hear the waiter talk about the fish special, and couldn't really have much of a conversation between us. The group left just ahead of us; their dessert and lingering took as much time as our entire (three course) meal.
I really, really liked the food - the menu is interesting and well executed - and would have liked the atmosphere a great deal under other circumstances. But the final experience was bad enough I want to give my partner a do-over on their birthday.
We love Tulios. We stay at the Kimpton H ...
We love Tulios. We stay at the Kimpton Hotel Vintage once a year and make sure we dine at Tulios several times during our stay. The wait staff is always friendly, attentive and knowledgeable, and we are never rushed. And best of all, the food is always delicious!
I like Tulio's because it has a nice coz ...
I like Tulio's because it has a nice cozy feel to it. That said, when at capacity, it is very noisy and if you are sitting across from a soft-spoken companion, it might be difficult to follow the conversation. Lunch portions seemed on the small side, perhaps because they are presented in large sized plates!
food cold and terrible waiter. never ag ...
food cold and terrible waiter. never again. the waiter kept living without our ordering. When he finally came he thought he was doing us a favor. The swordfish and the veal chop were both cold, we didn't have time to send them back because it took so long to get our food.
as always, Tulio always is our mainstay ...
as always, Tulio always is our mainstay for a great consistent meal. Love the atmosphere, especially when the cold weather arrives. The dark woods and ambience is a reminder of New York. Its always a pleasure to see Walter (owner/chef) mingling; he is a delight.
This is a usual dining place for us when ...
This is a usual dining place for us when visiting Seattle. Our server, Leah, was wonderful and we have had excellent servers in the past as well. Tonight's food was, sadly, sub-par. Everything else about the experience was great, but the food did not meet normal expectations. The clam linguine was flavorless and the clams were so over cooked they were shriveled. The duck was extremely salty and a very, very tiny portion. Kale salad and Butternut Squash soup were excellent.
We will try again, but left hungry on this visit and went to another place.
We were dining with our son in celebrati ...
We were dining with our son in celebration of our 10th wedding anniversary. We were married at Tulio! They made us feel welcome and special from the minute we walked through the door. Special table, roses waiting, and welcome flutes of Prosecco. Food was fabulous as always and wine list continues to impress. Tulio remains a Seattle gem and we hope to continue to celebrate happy family occasions there for many years to come.
We visit Tulio's for dinner about 4-5 ti ...
We visit Tulio's for dinner about 4-5 times a year when we are going to an event at the 5th Ave Theatre. The food is flawless and the service is always attentive, even with a full house of theatre-goers who need to be out by a specific time. Well done Tulio's! We'll be back
Tulio is a beautiful restaurant serving ...
Tulio is a beautiful restaurant serving quality Italian dishes. The gnocchi was maybe the best thing I've ever eaten. Our server was attentive but not overbearing, and the wine selection was also top-notch. Eat at Tulio if you have the chance.
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