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
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.
Waited over an hour for our food, but th ...
Waited over an hour for our food, but the actual food was very delicious. The asparagus soup was good, and I liked the spinach & cheese calzone, it was very good also. You won't walk out paying less than $25/person, more realistically it will $35/person & up, so plan for that. For me, I would choose this place for "special occasion" dining:)
We were seated in a lovely little booth, ...
We were seated in a lovely little booth, so that we could see the lovely open kitchen, but that was where it all ended. The waitress did not tell us about the specials, it was only after over hearing a group seated next to us being told about them next to us did I realize there were any at all. I ordered the asparagus soup, it was so salty that I sent it back. This is only the second time that I have ever sent anything back in my life. The sweet potato gnocchi was very heavy and the pasta we ordered was very spicy, although is was not noted on the menu. My husband enjoyed it but commented that is was nothing special and could easily be made at home. The cocktails were nice, but that was about it. We left without dessert, as I didn't want to waste anymore money and time on the place and went down the street for Gelato. Very disappointing, it left me wondering how it could possibly be so highly rated on trip advisor.
Had very high hopes for our meal here, b ...
Had very high hopes for our meal here, based on past reviews and nice menu selection. Our appetizer came (mussels) and it was delicious - very fresh, flavorful. Wine recommendations on point and extremely good service from our waitress. The main courses came (gnocchi and ribeye steak), and nothing was cooked correctly - pasta overcooked, practically burnt to a crisp and ribeye pounded so thin and cooked to grey. Our waitress was very apologetic but did not seem surprised that the food was not cooked to our liking. The manager came over right away to apologize and remove entrees from our bill. It was very unfortunate, as we were there to celebrate a birthday. With all the great restaurants in Seattle, we are disappointed that we waisted an evening here. I'm sure we may gave caught it on a bad night, we'll definitely avoid during our next visit to the area.
Tulio's is an institution in downtown Se ...
Tulio's is an institution in downtown Seattle and is in the Kimpton Hotel tradition of housing excellent restaurants that serve their guests as well as residents of the area. The food has never failed me in its quality and its a great spot for individuals who love Italian food. Service is always gracious and accommodating to individuals who have all the time in the world or conversely, need to get in and out on a schedule. Wine choices are very good. Just a great place to dine in Seattle.
Tulio's is simply the best Italian resta ...
Tulio's is simply the best Italian restaurant Seattle has to offer. The chef is personable and puts out delicious meals. The service is first class, and the ambiance can't be beat. Splurge and treat yourself to a dinner at Tulio's.
Traffic was abominable and I called ahea ...
Traffic was abominable and I called ahead to say we would be late. We were . . . 35 minutes! The staff understood that we had symphony tickets and our salads arrived in just a few minutes and our entree's were also rushed. We made it to the symphony before it started. FANTASTIC service!
Highlights of Sunday brunch at Tulio inc ...
Highlights of Sunday brunch at Tulio included a very mushroomy agnolotti, a pastry which showed off its nutella core to great advantage, a homemade sausage packed with flavor, bread you could happily build a meal around and attentive service. Wine selections are plentiful and I would be delighted to sample more of them at dinner. (For brunch, a prosecco mimosa was just right). The dark wood paneled room with big windows was a pleasant daytime venue and would serve well for an elegant romantic dinner. Less than two blocks from Fifth Avenue Theater, this is a terrific place to convene before or after a show. None of the food takes chances, so if you're looking for a place to be thrilled and astonished by unexpected combinations I don't think this is it; nor does it offer any bargain prices. But for fulfilling and exceeding your expectations of fine classical flavors with attention to detail and supportive service, this is an excellent choice. We enjoyed it and will look forward to returning.
Delicious food, wonderful waiter. We we ...
Delicious food, wonderful waiter. We were three friends coming together after five years and we wanted to take our time and the waiter was very good about that. We had later reservations but got there early and they were able to get us seated right away. We were treated wonderfully. Impressed my out-of-town friends very much. Thank you.
This was my first time at Tulio. From t ...
This was my first time at Tulio. From the minute we walked in the service was amazing. We were early and wanted to have a glass of wine. The transition from bar to dining room was seamless. Our server knew what we were drinking and suggested wines to accompany our meal choices. The escarole salad was one of the best salads I've ever had. I would go back just to have that. I ordered the pork shank for my main course. It was tender, and tasty. My companion ordered the halibut. It was perfectly seared and moist.
We will definitely be back. This time I won't share my salad though!
Good food , although they had only a few vegetarian options. The Gnocchi was amazing. I would have preferred the vegetarian pizza to have tasted better, I have tasted better pizzas out side even in a mom and pop shop. The seating arrangement was a bit tight and would have liked a more spaced layout.
Tulio has a beautiful atmosphere, mouth- ...
Tulio has a beautiful atmosphere, mouth-watering food and they were very professional and took good care of us. Would definitely visit again for a special occasion. They even gifted us with two roses for our anniversary!
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