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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.
Seattle, WA 98101
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
I was looking for something close to my hotel. It was easy to make the reservation via Open Table. The online menu looked appealing and the reviews were great. I was seated promptly after checking in. When presented the drink menu, I was disappointed that there weren't any glasses of wine offered. Since I was dining alone, I didn't want to pay for a full bottle. I selected the tomato soup, and it was really good. I wish the portion size was bigger though. For the main course, I chose the chicken. The portion size was a little smaller than I expected especially for the price. However, it tasted really good. It had been roasted with garlic and herbs stuffed under the skin so the flavors were infused throughout the meat. I ordered tiramisu and cappuccino for dessert. The tiramisu was a little dry, but the cappuccino was excellent. The servers were attentive. The cost for lunch including tip was $61. A bit expensive for lunch.
The overall experience was great. Extremely satisfied by the service at the table. I had lamb sirloin and loved it. My friend had Halibut and thought was a little dry but that's how she likes her fish. I would definitely try them again and also recommend this place to my friends.
The service was excellent. Our server timed our dishes perfectly and was attentive but not intrusive. He made sure we had a relaxed meal but were out the door in time for our show at the 5th Avenue. The food was very good as well. Also loved the pomegranate martinis.
Had dinner here our last night in Seattle, on the recommendation of staff at our hotel. We didn't realize it was part of another hotel until I looked it up - but it was certainly not a typical hotel restaurant. . Everything was delicious - from the sweet potato gnocchi and the ribboletta to the pasta with sausage and the lamb. Good service, cozy atmosphere.
Tulio's provides great meals, and even better customer service. Our waiter Jimmy was exceptional and made us feel very welcome. A dear friend joined us and Tulio's was able to accommodate her needs in the most appreciated ways. Our friend loved Tulio's, thank you.
Tulio was rated well but was even better than expected. The food was Italian cuisine of the highest quality. The wine list offered a great selection at various prices. Our waiter was attentive and offered suggestions that were most helpful, both food and wine. We had asparagus soup and mussels as starters, a half order of ravioli to share, and halibut and duckbreast. A most enjoyable dinner.
Delicious! Decent gluten free options. We shared the Orrichette pasta with spicy Italian sausage, excellent. Then we shared the Watercress and Beet salad; the feta crema was so tasty and the beets were super tasty. We then shared the Lamb Sirloin, wow! And finally, a lemon-honey sorbet, so dreamy.
I enjoyed a lovely dinner at Tulio. The service was very good ~ attentive but not hovering. The waiter suggested a red wine to accompany my lamb and he was right on target. Speaking of the lamb! It was one of the best dishes I've every eaten: the lamb was cooked perfectly and it was combined with fregola sarda, mint, basil, and currants. A lovely homage to flavors you will find combined in Sicily. I prefaced it with the organic field green salad which was very light and fresh. I highly recommend Tulio.
Absolutely horrible service. We made a reservation only 2 weeks before. We arrived and found that the kitchen was closing early, so we were told we had to get our order in quickly, and that construction would be starting in 30 minutes, so there would be some noise. They said they tried to contact us, but I received no notification. They offered no inducement for us to stay (e.g., free appetizer or drink, something off of our check), nada. So we left. Would never come back.
Absolutely loved my experience at this fine restaurant. Service by Nate is outstanding. The menu has some worthy and mouthwatering items. Loved the roasted chicken with Risotto and the Caesar and beet salads are amazing. The desserts - this time the gelato was 'to die for'. Top it off with a cappuccino and latte and you're in heaven. Again, the food, the service and the classiness of this place is truly noteworthy and well worth you time to dine here and enjoy. A true Seattle treasure.
Excellent food and even better service. Our waiter allowed us to linger and timed the service of drinks, appetizers, main course, and dessert perfectly. We were seated next to a large party for the second half of our meal, so it was not as quiet as I have found in the past, but I suspect that is an anomaly. The valet parking is also very convenient and inexpensive--a real advantage for downtown Seattle.
Tulio exceeded my expectations! Why a gem it still is after all these years! It's nice to see there is still good service food and atmosphere out there! We went to celebrate my nieces grad school graduation and we're going to the 5th avenue theater afterwards. They paced our meal perfectly, helped with our food allergies and requests, They even sent out champagne & dessert on the house! We were treated very special and will remember the experience with fond memories!
As a vegetarian, I am always looking for choices, as opposed to settling for whatever might be there. Tulio had several appetizer options and at least one pasta option that fit the bill (vegetarian). I suspect a vegan would struggle a bit. The agnolotti with mushrooms was terrific, as was the pinot noir. My companions had the burrata app and salad, respectively, followed by the chicken/risotto dish and a meat dish that I didn't pay attention to. Everyone enjoyed the food. The waiter was ok and my companion did not get her "take home" box, but shrugged it off. I'll definitely go again when in Seattle. My companions were local and will be back.
It is our second time at Tulio. Each time we found the service wanting; wait staff seemed too busy for us while half of the restaurant was empty. This time, it took the server a long time to appear to take the order, and when questions are asked answers were terse and dismissive. Food is not bad and ambience is decent.
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