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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
We were there on a Sunday evening for 7:00 theater. The waiter paced our meal perfectly and was a lovely representative of Tulio's name and reputation. Food was excellent, we had: the chicken, the duck, and the angliotti. Portion size was perfect and, the food arrived hot. Oh, and the bread and fabulous fruity olive oil were excellent before dinner eating. We would return again.
I was in town on business and the ambiance was amazing for after a long day! The atmosphere was not overwhelming, and I found the size to perfect. Our waiter was knowledgeable and made great recommendations towards the diet restrictions of one of my counterparts. I ordered the pork shank and tiramisu, and it was flavorful, and the portion size of both was enough to share.
Server started off great. Then disappeared. Would have liked another glass of wine but no one asked. We asked for dessert menu. Received it. But never returned for us to place the order. Food was great. Highly recommend for food quality. Very comfortable setting.
The resteraunt has a very nice ambiance. Our server was wonderful and willing to make suggestions freely. Our dinners were very good. However my steak, while a very nice cut of ribeye, has little seasoning. In fact, I had to break out the salt shaker. My wife had linguini with clams. It was very nicely prepared as we're the mussels we had as an appetizer. Overall, a very nice resteraunt. The only con is that it is a bit overpriced.
Our waiter Oden was fantastic! Tomato soup delish, pasta with red sauce and sausage was boring, gnocchi ok. Tiramisu had too much of a salty cookie crumble on top. Wine however, made up for the meal. I guess I expected more excitement for my palate and the cost. The presentation is nice, salads looked pretty that other diners ordered. I would come back for wine and maybe try the cheese plate and a salad.
We went to Tulio at the recommendation of a friend, but we were disappointed. The service was erratic and the food uneven. The wine glass of one member of our party smelled of sulfur, we were given the wrong dishes, and the dessert we ordered was a meager portion. Though we dined in many fine restaurants while vacationing in Seattle, this was the most expensive and the least satisfying.
I have always liked Tulio's food and service. But Tuesday evening was a disappointment. The special fish dish was very dry and over cooked. Service was totally lacking. We requested twice for time to enjoy our cocktail before ordering and when we did order we asked that they would not rush. The food was delivered with in minutes. They did not check in to see if we wished additional wine or water. Sad. Usually it is top in both food and service.
After leaving a waterfront restaurant after the appetizer because it wasn't very good we were still hungry and just wanted pasta. We randomly found Tulio on Open Table. Lucky for us it was excellent! The service was friendly and the food came fast. We both ordered pasta and it was amazing. It was very fresh and light. We loved the cozy atmosphere as well. Next time we are in Seattle we will definitely go back!
Reminded us of favorite NYC restaurants especially atmosphere and professional grade service staff. Also, staff was very accommodating to our style of dining which includes sharing everything - extra plates were provided and no questions were asked. Classicsly casual and excellent food served professionally.
A gem. Solid service - waiter made good wine pairing recommendations. Food was excellent. I had orricchiette with house-made fennel sausage and my wife had halibut with arugula and white beans - everything was outstanding in a fairly small and cozy setting.
I was hoping to love Tulio but frankly, it's a poor value experience. We made reservations via Open Table but were seated at a tight table for 4 in the bar area. Lots of background conversation so it was hard to hear each other. Food portions are poor, although the quality of the food is terrific. I just can't justify the high prices for the amount of food. High quality presentation, however. Service was outstanding. Finally, they add a 5% surcharge for who knows what service related activity....but it's not a substitute for the tip. I've never seen that in any other Seattle restaurant. Not a good idea.
A very good restaurant with a unique menu, convenient location and excellent service. But, unless you sit in the bar it has become very noisy and is not the ideal lunch place it used to be. Still, a good choice off hour or if you really don't have special talks to conduct.
Tulios has excellent service and food, but you are paying for it. Their menu can accommodate a wide variety of tastes and needs, but is primarily Italian / Mediterranean base. They have a good selection of wines from Italy and around the world. I especially appreciate their ports and the century of port flight (10yr, 20yr, 30yr, 40yr)
Tulio was convenient to our downtown hotel -- just around the corner. It was the start of a week-long vacation and decided to give the restaurant a try based on reviews on Open Table. We were not disappointed. Everything was excellent. I had the halibut special -- perfectly cooked over a bed of watercress, corn, and cherry tomatoes. Delicious without being overly filling. The ambiance of the restaurant was excellent -- lots of wood with a cozy, almost British feel. Definitely recommend to others.
We really enjoyed this place. Pretty cool old school atmosphere. Super friendly service from our waiter who also gave us some great pointers on local attractions. Reasonably priced food was awesome! Highlights: house-made pasta, tomato bread soup, Burrata appetizer, pork belly spaghetti, and halibut (chef's seasonal special that night). Desserts were superb also, especially the pecan tart and tiramisu. I highly recommend. Make a reservation or get there early as the place appeared to fill up by 7pm.
Food was average to good with some surprises--the gnocchi was delicious as was the tuscan kale salad and the agnolotti. Some great wine choices too. Portion sizes were huge though--great for those looking for a large, hearty meal but a bit much for many of us. Would suggest getting a few main dishes to share instead of ordering individually. Service was warm and friendly--only complaint is that one server kept removing plates as we finished, which is a big no-no. Left the last person to finish eating awkwardly while the rest of our plates had been cleared. Still, a great restaurant--we had a very pleasant meal.
My wife and I have been there before, but they were spectacular for our anniversary. I requested a certain table, and not only was it ready for us when we arrived, but they put two rose stems on it for my wife. We were both very impressed with our waiter Jimmy's service, as he was attentive, gave great suggestions, and knew to leave us alone at the right times. I cannot say enough about Tulio, it is the best.
This is a great restaurant! My Italian wife (who is pretty hard to please when it comes to pasta) loved it. The sweet potato gnocchi was especially delicious. The restaurant itself is very nice, with a cool vintage looking bar and a great wine selection. I did find it a bit odd that when my wife and I (both late 20s) asked for a wine bottle pairing, our waiter's only recommendation was a $400 bottle. Other than that, I very much enjoyed our meal. I will definitely go back!
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