Tulio
Tulio

Tulio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tulio.com/
  • Phone: 2066245500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast:
    Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am;
    Brunch:
    Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm;
    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
    Bar:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - Close;
    Saturday -Sunday: 5:00pm - Close;
    Bistro Menu available during Bar Service
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Walter Pisano
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • Catering: Solaio, our upstairs dining room, is a charming and beautifully decorated venue with a wine-cellar motif. At Tulio, we strive to make each event special. There is no room rental fee charged for using Solaio and customized menus, candles for the tables and background music are complimentary. In addition, we are happy to help with floral arrangements, musical groups and any other details to make your event unique.
  • Special Events: 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.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spring
  • Public Transit: 4th and Seneca BUS and 3rd and Union LIGHT RAIL
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet offered at Hotel Vintage Park with reduced rate for Tulio diners. Discount available for Olympic Garage Parking located across street to the west
A word from Tulio
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.

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Tulio reviews from OpenTable diners
199 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (104)fit for foodies (96)romantic (77)neighborhood gem (66)notable wine list (63)great for lunch (36)good for groups (36)late-night find (16)hot spot (16)great for brunch (11)great for outdoor dining (9)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Would have like other than
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Would have like other than just breakfast items on the lunch menu on a Saturday - some of us are up early and going strong and eat regular lunches.
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  • Though it comes in the list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    Though it comes in the list of expensive dining places for me but this is one fine restuarant where you always think after paying the bill that this was money well spent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waiter and the GM provided
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    Our waiter and the GM provided excellent food and absolutely outstanding service- I can't recall the last time I received such attentive service in a restaurant! It was our first visit, but we'll definitely back again and have already recommended Tulio to all of our friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It might have been unusual,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    It might have been unusual, but, the place was so noisy that we could not carry on a conversation. I've enjoyed lunch at Tulio's and it was great.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best restaurant's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/21/2008
    One of the best restaurant's in the city, always a joy to spend time at Tulio's. Excellent menu; excellent selection and quality. Friendly, outgoing service. Don't change a thing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • There was a very loud group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    There was a very loud group of customers at a near by table. They were yelling and carrying on including jeering other customers about their loudness. The staff at Tulios did nothing. A couple near us left without eating. My dates meal was too spicy and not edible, we were not asked why she did not eat it. Overall the experience and food for not good. We are from Seattle and have been wanting to try a nice evening out at Tulios but with so many other restaruants to try we will most likely not come back. Scott Dean
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  • Excellent Italian food. Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    Excellent Italian food. Good portions. Love the old feel to the resaturant (part of a historic hotel in Seattle).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service were very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Food and service were very good, scallops were a tiny bit gritty (not worth mentioning at the time) but otherwise the food was top-notch. I'd go back in a heartbeat and be sure I'd enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Due to patrons lingering after
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Due to patrons lingering after their meals were completed we had to wait a bit for our table. We were offered complimentary beverages and kept updated as to the status of our table. The service was excellent and the food even better. I'd recommend Tulio's for any occasion. It would be equally enjoyable for a romantic meal or a family celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great time and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    We had a great time and the people at Tulio took very good care of us. Food and ambiance were great--service was satisfactory. Entrees were dragging after we finished the appetizers, but overall we were pleased.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were there for a special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    We were there for a special occason, and they truly made it special. Food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I had not eaten
    LesmalchatgrisVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    My wife and I had not eaten at Tulio's for several years as we have been living in the midwest. The memories of our first meal there almost 16 years ago still prevail. As Walter, chef extraordinaire,greets his guests as they arrive. The veal chop has not changed one bit in all those years. What a treat. Would highly recommened to anyone who wishes a great meal, exceptional wine list and some of the best service tableside. Thanks you Tulio.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • We had a fabulous lunch! Our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    We had a fabulous lunch! Our server Martin even went down the hill to Sazerac to get a drink for me (twice!)because the Tulio bar was out of Rye! He put a candle in my dessert and made our overall visit great! We were seated right away and well taken care of. The servers were terrific and the food was very good. I particularly enjoyed the Sweet Potato Gnocchi and Chocolate Pudding Cake for dessert. The dungeness crab ravioli was outstanding as well and we noticed that all the salads were HUGE and fresh! We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There were several large groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/14/2008
    There were several large groups of diners in a relatively small restaurant - made for very loud dining to the point that we almost left. However, once the groups left, the noise level retreated to a bearable level and our meal was wonderful. I would definitely dine here again, the food was excellent, but I would check to see who else was there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I suggest the Branzino, it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    I suggest the Branzino, it was a great dish. The prices at Tulio are well in line with the food quality, maybe a bit low for the downtown area. The only thing that bothered me about the restaurant was the dusting. All the wine racks on the second floor need a good cleaning, they have obviously been neglected for a while.
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  • cocktails and appetizers were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    cocktails and appetizers were okay - nothing special. main course was wonderful.
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  • Very overrated. Food was
    DiningduoVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    Very overrated. Food was average at best. My favorite leather jacket was ruined while it was hanging up on one of their hooks. I had wanted to give it a second chance after being disappointed a few years ago. I was still not happy with this very overrated restaurant. I will never go back.
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  • The menu had good variety
    RainCityLady
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    The menu had good variety to accomodate many tastes. Staff is very friendly and efficient. I will be back. It is also likely that my parents who dined with me will be back there as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very enjoyable evening.I tried
    RickVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    Very enjoyable evening.I tried the Scallops and Veal Chop. Both were great!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was great but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    Service was great but the menu needs help! I probably will not be returning.
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  • The on-line reservation and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    The on-line reservation and my request for a birthday candle exceeded my expectations. I did not need to remind anyone and the candle came as requested and the birthday girl was soooo surprised because I didn't have any secret conversations or leave the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tulios is always fanatastic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/9/2008
    Tulios is always fanatastic. The service is excellent...not intrusive but always there when you need them. My only complaint is the tables are a little too close together for really intimate dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • Great food and service- I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2008
    Great food and service- I only wish they offered a few more vegetarian selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic
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  • very good food-good prices.
    littlerabbitVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2008
    very good food-good prices. good service. Eaten there many times before. Pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting, varied menu blending
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Interesting, varied menu blending Italian flair with fresh northwest ingredients.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tulio lived up to the good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    Tulio lived up to the good reviews we had read. We had booked our hotel room through Priceline so were staying at the Hotel Vintage Park for the first time, and dined at Tulio also for the first time. No waiting to get in, and were seated on the upper level where it was quiet and intimate. My husband's steak and my fresh Halibut were perfectly prepared. We were able to bring in our own wine (corkage fee is $20), which we appreciated being able to do. We will definitely stay at the Vintage Park again, and dine at Tulio. It was a special experience.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Management took extra care
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    Management took extra care to accomodate and acknowledge our theatre reservations. Special attention was paid to our 9 year old niece. Made everyone feel special. Highly recommend. Robyn Erlenbush
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thought the pasta was fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2008
    Thought the pasta was fabulous but the salad lacked flavor and looked thrown onto the plate.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, reasonable prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 4/1/2008
    Good food, reasonable prices for a business dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining at Tulio's is a tradition
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/1/2008
    Dining at Tulio's is a tradition for our 5th Ave Theater group - there are four of us. We prefer a booth - good for conversation. The food is excellent and there is a variety to choose from. We start the evening with a Cosmo - so cannot comment on the wine list. And, we always end with two desserts to share. The staff is friendly, courteous and keeps us on time. I've also dined in the upstairs private room - an excellent location for a special event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a VIP date at 8PM, reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Had a VIP date at 8PM, reservation was for 8:45 and Maitre'D suggested a nice, quiet seat near the bar and we were delighted with the food and service. A very tiny detail was that the table near the window was extremely wobbly so I leveled it with business cards. My date was very impressed. Very pleased.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinnner, from the start with a drink in the bar through an excellent and cozy dinner with friends. The bartender was delightful and made some fun suggestions. Wait staff monitored how we were doing and covered for each other when we needed our bill. Very European atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tulio's is our favourite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Tulio's is our favourite restaurant when attending the 5th Avenue, it is obviously a favourite of many people as you have to book well in advance to ensure you that get a table.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classy without being stuffy;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    Classy without being stuffy; excellent food and service; one of our favorites
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Plenty of menu choices, wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    Plenty of menu choices, wonderful recommendations from the server. Great service, and European atmosphere. Intimate, and yet homey and not pretentious. Great scallops!It was our first time, and we will come again for sure!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have been to Tulio many
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    We have been to Tulio many times. This recent visit was not quite up to the high standard we have come to expect, but any restaurant can have a slightly off night. I stress the word "slightly". Superb restaurant in a great location.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was disappointed. I have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/27/2008
    I was disappointed. I have dined at Tulio many times and it was not up to it's usual standards. The kitchen was extremely slow and the food was fair. Nothing special.
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  • We ordered off the special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/27/2008
    We ordered off the special menu (3 courses for $30)- one chicken and one lamb entree. The portions were ample; however,the quality of the entrees was only so-so. The lamb was a little overcooked and overall neither order was anything special. The service was very good, though, and I will return for their regular menu which we have enjoyed more in our prior visits.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • We come back to Tulio's, because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    We come back to Tulio's, because each time there's something we order that turns out to be world-class.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always excellent service and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    Always excellent service and very good food. One of my favorite dining spots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate