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, 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
Great atmosphere for a special occasion ...
Great atmosphere for a special occasion or friends' night out in both the bar and the restaurant. You can dress up or go casual - both fit in perfectly. The food is absolutely fabulous and they have a very nice wine list. The service is wonderful. Cannot say enough good about this restaurant.
This review is specific to Breakfast, as ...
This review is specific to Breakfast, as our server was odd, the service given was strange, some of our food was terrible, and the rest just eehhh. We dined here about 5-6 times in our 5 day stay in Seattle. I made a reservation for the evening of our arrival, because I knew we'd be hungry and the restaurant was conveniently located in our lovely hotel. Our food was delicious, and the service was fantastic every time except this day for Breakfast. When our server would refill our coffee or water, he would spill all over the table. I ordered fennel sausage as a side to my meal, it was so disgusting, it fell completely apart, into crumbs when you cut into it, and tasted worse than it looked. My husband ordered a side of bacon with his meal, and there was nothing but fat on the plate, there wasn't a strand of meat on any slice of bacon. My meal was ok, I had grilled bread with tomato/mushroom ragu, topped with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. The bread was burnt, the rest was just ok. My suggestion, Tulio is great, has great food, just avoid it on a Sunday morning!
Thanks to all the staff at Tulio for mak ...
Thanks to all the staff at Tulio for making our 27th wedding anniversary celebration so special. The 2 roses on the table, the complimentary Prosecco and the fantastic meal really made for a wonderful evening. I have recommended your lovely restaurant to our friends.
Laurie from South Surrey, BC
Very nice restaurant for my anniversary ...
Very nice restaurant for my anniversary dinner with my husband. I made reservations on open table in the afternoon for what I thought was that night! Which was actually the next night! Well thank god the host was able to accommodate us right away.
The only complaint I have is this : I ordered a split champagne from the bar and when bill came it cost $64.00! I could buy a case for that!!😡😡😡
This establishment is outstanding in eve ...
This establishment is outstanding in every way, shape and form. You are greeted warmly by the manager and every aspect of our dining experience was superior. Service is outstanding and the cuisine is par excellence - our chicken was cooked to perfection, salad and tomato soup is mouthwatering and the dessert is to die for. As mentioned earlier, the attention to detail and the outstanding service was truly remarkable. Our new go-to restaurant. Nicely done.
We chose Tulio for our weekly date nite. ...
We chose Tulio for our weekly date nite. We'd never been but were impressed and completely happy.
Antonio was a great and personable host / waiter and he was warm and friendly. The food was terrific as was the desserts.
We will most likely enjoy Tulio again sometime!
Very disappointed in the food. Gnocchi w ...
Very disappointed in the food. Gnocchi was overcooked and nearly burned; tomatoes with burrata were mealy and grocery store quality (so disappointing given how delicious farm fresh tomatoes are this time of year); and feta cherry risotto was unappetizing. I have had some very good meals at Tulio's before, so hopefully this was just a fluke.
Atmosphere made an impression. Dark wain ...
Atmosphere made an impression. Dark wainscoated walls, linens, central stair case with staff in dresses and ties. Our food order could not be considered the best measuring stick but an appetizer of Burrata with entrees of Chicken and Orecchiette were well prepared and presented. Wine list was strong with Washington State and many others represented, something for all pallets.
Thanks to the staff for a great evening, worth a return visit.
Wow, what a treasure this restaurant is! ...
Wow, what a treasure this restaurant is! I had heard of Tulio when I was working in the wine industry but really knew nothing about it. My son likes to try new places and we had an out of town relative with us so we gave it a try. When we arrived, they didn't have a booth and we waited a little while for one, but they didn't turn fast enough.
We were seated behind a pillar which gave us some privacy. Our waiter was Juan, who was fabulous. Knowledgeable about the food, friendly, interesting and interested in us. We each ordered something different and enjoyed it all.
The decor in the restaurant is classic and a bit old world, and very inviting.
I would definitely come back, particularly for a special occasion because this is a bit out of our price range. A great evening!
Been here several times when we travel t ...
Been here several times when we travel to Seattle.
Very curt and dismissive host seated us. We did not receive a very inviting welcome. He was downright snobby!
Food was pretty good. Mussels and halibut dinners good.
Our friends enjoyed their pasta. Felt like we were rushed. Waiter cried the blues about them being short staffed.
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.
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