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
189 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (97)fit for foodies (93)romantic (70)neighborhood gem (61)notable wine list (59)great for lunch (35)good for groups (32)late-night find (15)hot spot (13)great for brunch (12)great for outdoor dining (10)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The helpful and attentive service was punctuated by an absolutely flawless sweet potato gnocchi. My lamb had a bit more connective tissue than I would've liked but it didn't come close to ruining the meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our family's favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Over the past 18 years, we've dined at many, many wonderful Seattle restaurants when we travel there for business, a sporting event, or to go shopping. Tulio is our all-time favorite. The food is superb, as are the service and ambiance. I can't recommend it highly enough. Tulio just has that "something extra" that we're all looking forward to when we dine out. Can't wait until the next trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tuilio's in Seattle
    leeshelliedana
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My daughter, grand daughter (15) and I went for dinner before The Chorus Line at the 5th Ave. We had an appetizer, salad, entree (accompanied by a very nice bottle of wine, not too expensive) and then topped it all off with dessert. My grand daughter ordered an "un-ending Shirley Temple. We experienced an array of wonderful tastes, everything was top notch. We also love the convenience of valet parking at a very reasonable. All in all we LOVE Tulios. We look forward to our evening at Tulios every time we go to the 5th Avenue theater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner Before Show
    Gr8time
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My friend and I had dinner at Tulio's prior to seeing A Chorus Line. I've only had breakfast here which is delicious but dinner is amazing as well. From the appetizer to the dessert, everything was so incredibly good. The chefs take great pride in preparing the food, presentation and taste. Our server, Juan, was very attentive, helpful in recommendations, friendly and quick service. I would highly recommend this to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always the Best!
    JBandKP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I've been dining at Tulio for probably 15-20 years. The food is always impeccably prepared and flavorful, and the wine list is quite good. This dining experience was to treat some out-of-town special guests to a great night out, and this certainly fit that bill. All eight of us at the table were served nearly simultaneously, and each dinner was superb. Our server, Dave, was attentive but not hovering - very professional. I will continue to patronize Tulio and will take guests there whenever I want to be sure the meal will be perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but small portion
    conan
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Thank goodness they gave us a salad by mistake. The ravioli portion was extremely small. Otherwise, nice place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Traveler1
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The bartender was engaging and friendly and very informative regarding wine choices and the local siteseeing activities. Loved how comfortable she made us feel while sitting at the bar. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Food!
    WilnDen
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Tulio was a great experience. The decor is very warm and inviting. Lots of wood trim and upscale glass fixtures. The food was excellent. Chef has some really excellent ideas for food which were prepared perfectly. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. Great place for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • oh so so no .
    truthbetold
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Having read so many good reviews i was excited to eat here, if only I knew. from the paper menus to the waiter who blew by us several times never noticing we were waiting to order to the obnoxious table of Hip Hop artist who had to be thrown out because they were Wasted and making a scene.I give the Mgr credit for tossing them out unfortunately this only came After I had to get up from my meal and demand somthing be done. our waiter felt so bad he comp our meal Hoping that we would return again. unfortuniatly our ruined birthday evening could not be saved and my memories of this place probebly will never fade. Obnoxious customers are one thing but there are way to many other better choices in seattle to settle for lame inattentive service .
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not impressed
    agirlcalledjack
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Even though the restaurant was not full, it took 10 min for someone to come by, another 10 to be brought water and my entree arrived before my wine, and the entree was undercooked. Will not be going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reunion Dinner
    Sarah
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Four of us converged on Tulio's from far flung parts and spent the night deep in conversation. The wait staff were very understanding of our desire to talk and be off task for ordering. The food was great, especially for a warm Seattle evening. Will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Tulio
    Rocco
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Tulio Restaurant in Seattle never disappoints. The staff are so attentive to their clients needs. The kitchen staff always produces amazing plates from appetizers to desserts. My wife and live in Canada but make a yearly stop to this great place!! Lastly, we always sit in James' section and never see a menu - the best part of our evening is being surprised with our next plate of delectables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Friday night Dinner
    jmrmode
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We went to Tulio for our weekly date night out. We made reservations for 10pm, and were promptly seated. It was pretty loud due to a birthday party next to our booth, but it was ok because i love celebrations! Our waiter was attentive, and made great suggestions from drinks to dessert. We had a wonderful date night out, and can't wait to come back. I really wanted the gnocchi, but was trying to save room for the wonderful pork shank..i would have loved to substitute the gnocchi for the potatoes i had, but that's ok..it was great, and i can't wait to come back. Thank you Tulio!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!
    nstreeVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Our second trip to Tulio's when in Seattle- the food is second to none!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made our Anniversary very special
    ElleCat
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I noted in my open table reservation that my husband and I would be celebrating our anniversary. When we arrived at the restaurant, the host wished us a happy anniversary and led us to a lovely table decorated with 2 long stem red roses. Nate promptly served us celebratory glasses of prosecco and we proceeded to enjoy a lovely meal in a nice atmosphere. The food was delicious and the service made our evening!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Make Sure to Get to Brunch
    FrogdogVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This little restaurant is a gem! We went for brunch on Sunday and enjoyed the biscuits and gravy with eggs. This was the BEST sausage gravy I have ever had! Our server recommended the Rustic Bread for my husband and he said that was also very good. The bloody mary's are also quite tasty -- and potent. If I lived in Seattle, I would make this my "go to" restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank you tulio!
    AmyM
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We ate dinner last Friday night to kickoff our college reunion weekend and I cannot say enough fabulous things about the impeccable service by our highly skilled and professional waiter , the incredibly delicious meal and the fun atmosphere! Many many thanks and we will return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Tulip
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Everything from food to service to ambiance made this a memorable evening. Even though are waiter, Anthony, was busy it was not reflected in his attention to us. The parking attendant was great. I stayed recently at the Hotel Vintage and am very impressed with all the staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business lunch spit
    Westcoastfoodie4
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Attentive staff, appropriate lunch menu. Excellent for business meetings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch
    TVCdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I stopped in for lunch. The hostess seated me at a nice booth for 4, even though I was a party of 1. I ordered the tomato bread soup. It was excellent, fresh and tasty. I also had the romaine Caesar salad. Again, fresh and flavorful. I felt I had plenty to eat and the total bill was $16. Given the atmosphere, service and food quality it was very reasonable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tulio's
    DelisMeals
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I love eating at Tulio's. The staff is attentive and friendly. The food is fabulous with a changing menu offering new adventures each visit.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eggstastic
    Jacque
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    At our table, we enjoyed three different delectable options. The Tulio Benedict and featured omelettes looked great! My frittata was outstanding with the tomato jam and goat cheese! I would highly recommend this brunch! I just recently moved to this neighborhood. It may be my new fave Sunday destination! I have also recently tried the Burrata and Beets with an excellent wine recommendation. I have also enjoyed lunch and dinner for business there and not been disappointed. It is really a gem!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Simply wonderful
    1specialk
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Fantastic fresh food perfectly prepared and nicely presented. One of our best meals ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Service impeccable and very friendly. The good delicious. Crab ravioli was delicate and very savory. The lobster oil over the ravioli very tasty
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lazy Jerk Waiter
    Blondie69
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    In all fairness we were late by 15 minutes, we did call to let them know. They gave away our reserved table for our 45th anniversary. They then sat us next to a very loud group of 8, we asked to be moved and apparently that made the manager mad as hell, our waiter meantime was a champ! Unfortunately our new waiter was a egotistical jerk. He was obviously ticked. We were moved and no sooner were we moved than the manager set up table right next to our booth for a table for 8, even though there were many other spots to put them. These folks were out having a good time arrived drunk from the Mariners game, good for them not so much us! We have been to Tulio's many times for the food, the service has always been so-so. We will never return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Two for one...
    Steve
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I really enjoy Tulio. I love the old Vintage Park Hotel as well (attached) and the ambience of the restaurant, a complete two for one deal. The food is fantastic and the service is always good. The bar has a nice friendly feel as well. Go enjoy Tulio. In fact, stay at Vintage Park and walk done for the visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food but noisy
    choupiC
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Food was very good and our server was charming (even if we forgot ro bring the coffes we asked for) but the noise level made it hard to enjoy the conversation. True that there was a party of 10 next to us but probably not recommended for a romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Late night Sunday night Dinner
    Newt
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Very chatty and friendly staff with some great interaction with every member of our party. Recommendations from the menu were accurate and the lamb was incredible
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It got approval from an Italian!
    Wayne
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I escort Italians for a living. It is not often that they enjoy an Italian restaurant in America. He liked this one. He had the Branzino without the fruit on top, just plain. I had the Duck and my fiance had the salmon. Everything was good, including the service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seattle's Best
    Dougo
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Wow wow wow!! Absolutely the best meal and dining experience I have had in a long time. Service was outstanding ( thanks Matthew) from start to finish and every bite was to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    VeraK
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great food, exceptional service! We went there before seeing a play at ACT Theatre. Very nice and romantic place. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in Seattle
    waitonme
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Tulio made it on the list of recommended restaurants at a recent conference I attended in Seattle. Located convenient to all the downtown hotels this restaurant was a real find. Great food. A variety of pasta dishes, meat and seafood. I had the halibut special which was to die for. My husband enjoyed his Oriechette as well. They have an extensive wine list. I would enthusiastically recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The server James really went above and beyond for us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Italian dining
    Julianne
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I make yearly trips to Seattle and always look for new restaurants to try. Trulio was our favorite dining experience of all the restaurants we've been to in Seattle. We sat in a spacious booth and were lucky to be served by a consummate professional, James Loop. He helped us with our selections---we enjoyed every dish, including the panzanella soup, crab ravioli, risotto, lamb, bread, and pistachio semi-freddo---don't miss it. Good for small groups, romance, and solo diners. Tulio has a New York feel to it. We loved everything about Tulio's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special dinner experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Tulio was a special dinner experience from start to finish. The waiter made it his mission for us to have a special dinner experience and recommended exceptional combinations. The food was outstanding culminating with a very special dessert. I highly recommend this location for great service and a terrific dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AMAZING!!
    drew
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Went for my 4 year wedding anniversary. They had roses waiting on the table for us. Also gave us some complimentary drinks. Serve was informative and awesome. Had a great time. Will be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plunkett
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This was third time we have eaten at sea star. The food is always very good . We always order the swordfish when available. This time the entree was slightly over cooked and a little dry but "still excellent". When sea star is not up to par it still is head and shoulders above most other restaurants. However the noise level is quite high and detracts from truly enjoying the evening and meal. Hard to talk at a normal level when restaurant is full. You almost have to shout at times to be heard.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sonnyVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We have dined at Tulio for both lunch and dinner. The service is always good, and the food very good. Roberto Garcia the host is the best
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Late night yum!
    rohaontheroad
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We needed a restaurant serving late on a Sunday and had no trouble with an after-9 reservation. The staff was friendly, the roast chicken and risotto was rustic and flavorful, and the pistachio semi-freddo dessert was unusual and tasty! The place was comfortable and the prices were completely reasonable. The "feel" was very upscale-family, but our booth was towards the back and was ideal for a romantic night out. We mentioned our anniversary and the waitress brought us a beautiful ripe strawberry with a curly candle to make a wish on. Great location and highly recommended! Our Seattle dining experiences have been hit or miss, and this was another hit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere, Great food!
    D2Gut
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    My husband and I went on a Sunday night, not too crowded, but we had reservations just in case. Extensive and expensive wine list. The servers will help you select if you need. I had a salad appetizer and my husband had a half order of the crab ravioli, AWESOME! We heard someone else get a half order off the primi list, so if you want to do that and get a meat course you can. The clam linguini was chock full of local clams in a simple, flavorful broth, and my husbands salmon was cooked perfectly with a peppery rapini (broccoli raab) sauté underneath. We even indulged in desert and the Expresso Martini is the best I've ever had. Probably a little overpriced, but I would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet