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Tulio, Seattle, WA

Tulio

4.6
4.6
3915 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Authentic Cuisine, From Northern Italy to Seattle
Since its inception, Tulio has been a regular on restaurant awards lists, thanks in no small part to Chef Walter Pisano, whose cooking is inspired as much by his travels through the Old World as his Italian roots. Tulio’s dishes are simple yet sophisticated, combining rustic Italian preparations with local ingredients to create bold flavors and an unforgettable dining experience. Recognizing that our guests have different tastes and dining preferences, we proudly offer several gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian dishes on each of our daily menus. If you have any food allergies or other special requests, please let us know.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (206) 624-5500
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Walter Pisano
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you are planning a small meeting, an intimate dinner, or a grand cocktail party, we look forward to accommodating you at our downtown Seattle venue, conveniently located on the corner of 5th Avenue and Spring Street, adjacent to Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle (we can even offer your guests limited valet parking through the hotel). Our private dining room, Solaio, features 660 square feet of flexible event space ideal for wedding receptions, corporate breakfasts, board meetings, cocktail parties and more. Chef Pisano has specially designed menus for your function, or you can customize your own. We are happy to assist with any planning details to make for an unforgettable private event.
  • Private party contact
    Kerry Sousa: (206) 428-2411
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Spring
  • Parking details
    Valet offered at Hotel Vintage with a reduced rate of $8 for two hours.
  • Public transit
    Bus: 4th and Seneca Light Rail: 3rd and Union
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,915 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

3,915 Reviews
  1. Chris

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    William, our server, did an excellent job with his food recommendations and service!

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  2. David

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, the service was great, overall a great experience

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  3. BillH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is fabulous. The menu not long but extensive choice for all tastes. Our companion was gluten and nightshade intolerant and the kitchen prepared a special plate for her.

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  4. BrianS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Tulio. Great service, great food and great a ambience!

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  5. stops

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been doing it for 25 years. Consistently good food, service and intimate ambiance.

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  6. KathyP

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just like being in Italy where they have superb food and service. Would got there whenever I am in Seattle and certainly will spread the word to friends.

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  7. Jeff

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    perfect choice for lunch. pleasant ambience and you can actually have a conversation with your guests.

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  8. TonyW

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Please bring back the lovely bread and olive oil. The rolls and butter just doesn’t do your restaurant any credit.

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  9. JanetY

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful experience. Catherine our server was fabulous and the food and wine was super yummy. Cheers!

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  10. LindaH

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious dinner! Leg of lamb melted in my mouth.

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  11. LAL1024

    Seattle

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic lunch or dinner spot. Today we were there for a business lunch. Disappointing (For them) it was so slow on Valentines Day however the food and service were both outstanding! Highly recommend!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a terrific restaurant. Excellent service and ambiance. It was noisier than I expected but on the other hand the place was full.

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  13. winedine

    Seattle

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were very good. The sweet potato gnocchi were so delicious.

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  14. Merle

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful- delicious food - great atmosphere- superior server (Danielle)-and a wonder evening out. Tulio’s staff attends to details ! Kudos to the chef and all the talented kitchen crew!! Thank you!

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  15. DeepWater

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice Friday night vibe in the city as a last minute update.

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  16. Debbie

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were wonderful. One of our favorite restaurants!

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  17. happydiner

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice server and lunch was delicious. The portions were larger than expected. The Kitchen was a bit slow, but in the end we enjoyed our meal.

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  18. JohnA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Walking in through the revolving door you are greeted by the happy joy of diners enjoying themselves…with good reason. I guess you could say Tulio is à Seattle institution having been open for over 30 years but the place was jam packed with happy punters on a dreary Wednesday in the depths of winter for good reason - fab food, efficient and Uber competent FOH and a kitchen team that delivers plate licking dishes that are sure to satisfy. Thank you for a great evening!

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  19. Michael

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first experience at Tulio. Great place for a smallish client dinner. Party of six, we were well cared for by our waiter. Food was fantastic with enough variety for everyone. Cocktails and the wine list were great. Highly recommended. Can't wait to come back.

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  20. BrianS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my wife's birthday place, we go there once a year. Great place, food and service!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and the staff was very warm and welcoming! Went above and beyond to accommodate our special requests for the occasion. Would visit again!

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  22. Teena

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and ambiance, as well as delicious salmon plate, but everything else we had was just ok. The caesar salad was chewy rather than crispy, the burrata was more like a salad vs. an appetizer, the butter was good but the bread was a little hard, and while the olive oil cake looked delicious it tasted average.

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  23. MaryS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    To celebrate our son, Russell, we went to Tulio; where as a 3 year old, he was so impressed with the sweet potato knocci, he asked the Chef for “more” & the kitchen staff, being impressed with him as well, sent him home with uncooked knocci & directions. He’s been cooking ever since. Great 18th birthday celebration! And the knocci was amazing Thank you!

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  24. LeslieF

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Tulio is a hopping place and sometimes gets very noisy. Difficult for a business meal. Food was good but not great this time. I've had better meals there.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. Friendly staff. Cool vibe. Delicious food (I had the chicken).

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  26. BetsyW

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun date night place - great ambiance. Friendly service

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  27. FBek

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food - you have to try the Sweet Potato Gnocchi; friendly and professional service

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  28. JordyJ

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The Tagliatelle tasted like it didn't have any sauce on it, the only liquid part of the dish tasted like pasta water. Food is overpriced for the quality.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter, Shastz was amazing and helpful. He knew the menu and gave us a special surprise with our dinner. Food was amazing and we only wished it was a bit quieter for a Sunday evening dinner. There was a loud table that unfortunately took some ambience away. Other than that we plan on returning. Maybe even for lunch. No complaints with the restaurant, staff or food. I highly recommend Tulio!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tulio always satisfies. Long standing and top shelf operation. Food, service, ambiance all super. Don’t hesitate if you are looking for a nice experience downtown.

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  31. dean

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was focused on other tables. Had to ask other staff for things she’d said she’d bring. Food was wonderful as usual.

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  32. OliviaB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal food and service! Highly recommend. Knowledgeable staff and convenient location.

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  33. MarcinP

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Ok food, nothing special. Very small and limited wine list relatively pricey, poor value for the money.

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  34. MelissaS

    Key West

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic! The NY strip was divine! The service was wonderful!

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  35. ColD

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. I was very annoyed that the establishment is still charging a 5% surcharge for minimum wage labor support. This is ridiculous in the case of Washington - a state that has among the highest, if not the highest minimum labor rate in the nation. Remove the surcharge! Build it into the price of the food. If not, I dine elsewhere. Last night I just took it off the back end. Yup, that was unfair, but so is the surcharge.

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  36. Marisa

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as usual. The food is always great and the service is amazing.

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  37. DianneH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We would gladly return to Tulio, dinner was very nice indeed. Our guest was charmed with the ambiance, a nice warm dining room. The servers were charming, friendly - very nice indeed.

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  38. emmm

    Portland

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy place. Could have been seated at a better table for a quiet lunch but was fine as the lunch rush was over. ( lots of empty over tables available.) Lunch yummy esp the mussels. King salmon special excellent but a bit heavy on the sprinkled coarse salt. $136 for lunch for 2 w/ 1 glass wine, 1 dessert, one coffee, one coke & 2 entrees😬

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  39. Cavalierjt

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Tulio continues to be an outstanding restaurant. The luncheon menu is fairly limited, but the selections were excellent. The four of us enjoyed it immensely.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Servers were fantastic. Try the gnocchi - you will not regret it!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Tulio is rated 4.6 stars by 3915 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Tulio

1100 5th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Spring
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet offered at Hotel Vintage with a reduced rate of $8 for two hours.
  • Public transit
    Bus: 4th and Seneca Light Rail: 3rd and Union
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Walter Pisano
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (206) 624-5500
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you are planning a small meeting, an intimate dinner, or a grand cocktail party, we look forward to accommodating you at our downtown Seattle venue, conveniently located on the corner of 5th Avenue and Spring Street, adjacent to Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle (we can even offer your guests limited valet parking through the hotel). Our private dining room, Solaio, features 660 square feet of flexible event space ideal for wedding receptions, corporate breakfasts, board meetings, cocktail parties and more. Chef Pisano has specially designed menus for your function, or you can customize your own. We are happy to assist with any planning details to make for an unforgettable private event.
  • Private party contact
    Kerry Sousa: (206) 428-2411
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