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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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
Food was delicious. The sweet potato gno ...
Food was delicious. The sweet potato gnocchi was so good we ordered another one. Chicken with lemon orzo was also very good. We accidentally made reservations to this restaurant thinking it was another one. So glad we made that mistake. Desserts were also very good.
First time here to have dinner with out ...
First time here to have dinner with out of town family. A very nice hotel based restaurant in downtown Seattle. Small but cozy bar where we started with drinks.
Once seated the service was quite good, very prompt, courteous and friendly.
We started with the mussels as well as the mozzarella/tomatoes. Both were very good...the broth for the mussels was outstanding and made for great bread dipping.
Dinner: I had the pork shank which is served with kale and mashed potatoes. I really enjoyed this, the pork shank was generous sized, the meat perfectly tender and the flavor excellent. Not sure how they prepped it but almost had a bit of an Asian flavor.
I also got to try the sweet potato gnocchi which I found unique. I did like this as well.
I would definitely come again for dinner.
The pork shank dinner was out of this wo ...
The pork shank dinner was out of this world! It was cooked to perfection with a wonderful dried fruit and mustard sauce that took it to one of the top meals I'ver ever ordered. My husband enjoyed the halibut special but ended up eating some of my generous portion of pork. He said I was the winner of the night. Wine was fresh with a generous pour in correct wine glasses. The service was helpful and impeccable. We visited Tulio nine years ago and never forgot what a great meal we had. Nine years later.....still the best.
Fabulous food and great atmosphere with ...
Fabulous food and great atmosphere with convenient parking. Server seemed un-knowledgeable of the drink menu and specials, and overall seemed indifferent - and at times perturbed - by our presence. Attention and service was relatively slow for post-dinner rush hours.
If you're staying at the hotel or in the ...
If you're staying at the hotel or in the area it's a good, convenient, restaurant. Better than most hotel restaurants by far. However, an apparently overworked kitchen, full restaurant, and busy bar made for a slow meal. Also, the veal, recommended by our server, was tough. I've never had tough veal before. The rib-eye, however, was excellent, as was the asparagus soup. Not a "destination restaurant" but, if you need to eat, and you need convenience, it's good. Better than the restaurant in our hotel, not half as good as others in Seattle, such as the Whale Wins.
Tulio's was fabulous as always. Went th ...
Tulio's was fabulous as always. Went there for lunch and sat outside. It is a little noisy but fun for neighborhood (downtown) dining. I enjoy taking folks there for lunch. The wine list is a little pricey for the selection so we ended up having glasses of a "house" Montelpulciano which was really great value.
It was ok overall. My linguini vongole ...
It was ok overall. My linguini vongole was swimming in watery clam broth and I returned it. It was tasteless. Restaurant was gracious about it and offer another dish. I then ordered the mussel appetizer. They were ok, but very small and over cooked. The meals of the 3 other personsin our part were ok but no special enough to go back to this restaurant. Service was very good. Excellent focaccia bread and olive oil.
Two things made Tulio worth visiting...t ...
Two things made Tulio worth visiting...the food was excellent and the entire waitstaff was friendly, knowedgeable and helpful. The manager on duty and the hostess were not helpful and the noise level was deafening. But we would probably go again for the food and adamantly insist on being seated in a different place.
This place is a no go We had a dinner r ...
This place is a no go
We had a dinner reservation at 8 pm.
Got told that 80% of the main course are allredy gone. one of there specials the pork shank was left and the waiter promised that we have it. 30 minutes later he came with of course bad news that it was taken.
Do we had to order the steak and veal chops witch where everything else then perfect....
Our waiter was not even paying attention to us.
It was on of the worst dinner we ever had .
Great location for pre-theatre dining (5 ...
Great location for pre-theatre dining (5th Avenue). Our server made sure that we were served in a timely manner without feeling rushed. She recommended some options which left us satisfied but not stuffed and we loved the beet sorbet and fresh peach cocktail. Delicious!
Tulio's has been a favorite for a long t ...
Tulio's has been a favorite for a long time. The service is unmatchable. My boyfriend's pork entre was delicious as was the Caesar Salad that we shared. My lamb was cooked to the doneness I had requested but unfortunately was burned on the outside enough that it really affected the taste of the lamb. I should have sent it back but we had time constraints as we had theater tickets. Regardless I would still recommend this restaurant based on all the other meals I have enjoyed at Tulio's
The food was excellent but our waiter, P ...
The food was excellent but our waiter, Paulo, who made the evening memorable. He was extremely friendly and outgoing, giving us a true Italian family ambiance for our dinner. The portions shareable and the prices very reasonable for the quality of service and selection provided.
The food and service were excellent. A m ...
The food and service were excellent. A mixup in the whiskey served our companion was rectified quickly. The noise level was perfect for the private conversations we were having. The bone-rib steak was delicious, as were the lamb and lemon risotto with chicken. Tulios is always a great place for a business dinner.
My wife and I had tickets for the 5th Av ...
My wife and I had tickets for the 5th Avenue Theater and wanted to be close by the theater so we could park once and walk. Tulio's is VERY convenient. We had a great dinner and were able to relax and not worry about rushing. The service was great and very attentive. No complaints!
Loved the atmosphere- it felt like an ol ...
Loved the atmosphere- it felt like an old elegant restaurant in Italy. The food was ok but not something I'd revisit. We had a much better Italian dinner the night before with amazing food for way less money. Our waitress was attentive and professional.
We could not have been treated better or ...
We could not have been treated better or had a more memorable and wonderful evening than at Tulio on July 10th in celebration of our 40th Wedding Anniversary. Fron the moment we arrived and received an unexpected warm reception specifically welcoming us by name and congratulating us on our special day, we were continually impressed and pleasantly surprised. We were escorted to a wonderful booth where two long stemmed roses adorned the table and without asking, were served two complimetary glasses of celebratory bubbly and desserts. The halibut main course and starter pasta and salad were perfection. Service was impecabble. Thank so much Tulio!
On my online reservation I indicated a p ...
On my online reservation I indicated a preference for a round table for 6 if they had this option - and it was ready and waiting when we arrived.
Excellent food and service. Would come back in a heartbeat. The pastas we had were to die for. Good wine selection - our bottle was delicious.
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