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Tulio, Seattle, WA

Tulio

4.7
4.7
3949 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 11 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
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–1:00 pm 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
    Smart Casual
  • 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
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,949 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

3,949 Reviews
  1. Michael

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for my daughter's 17th birthday and everyone was so warm and kind. The food was amazing and the service was top notch. Would DEF go again.

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    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Gnocchi was like croutons soaked in butter. I ordered risotto and it tasted like normal rice and the chicken they served with it was drier than the Sahara. Even the bread was somehow inedible. One of the worst Italian restaurants I’ve ever been to. However, the staff was really friendly. I’m just surprised this place can stay in business with the standard of food they serve..

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  3. shanb63

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining here in several years and was delighted to find my favorite sweet potato gnocchi in fried sage butter still on the starters list. As delicious as ever and perfectly paired with an arugula salad in a lemony vinaigrette that balanced the marscapone on the gnocchi. The roast chicken with risotto was the best I've ever had. Impeccable execution and presentation with each bite a gorgeous blend of savory flavors and wonderful mouth-feel. My companion had the lamb with a delectable creamy, cheesy polenta. We shared an Amari flight as well, but no room for dessert. Lovely, attentive and kind service. Beautiful, romantic atmosphere. Perfect date night!

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  4. RickT

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food was great as usual, the hostesses were very friendly and welcoming and our server, Natalie, was terrific, her first night, but very friendly and competent

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Classic Italian cooking in a small, intimate venue with attentive experienced service. It was a pleasure for 3 generations 15y/o, 97 y/o and something in between 😄.

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  6. AlexB

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb in all respects. Delicious meal, innovative, friendly staff and great atmosphere and service. Would highly recommend it.

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  7. ScottT

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a stroke of good fortune that Tulio has returned as a downtown lunch option. The cozy feel and divine cuisine make for an experience that both calms and delights. Take a brief trip to Italy just a few steps away.

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  8. JenniferW

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Food was very good. 2 adults 1 eleven yo ate for $175 no alcohol

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  9. richardl

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, excellent as always, impressed that our server knew our history and things we liked. Natalie, our server was very accommodating and had a great, upbeat approach; made the meal that much more enjoyable.

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  10. RickG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful lunch with coworkers and the food was excellent.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place! The service was fantastic as was the food. Our server brought us some free drinks as well!

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  12. LisaR

    Seattle

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all ordered something different and enjoyed each dish. Salmon Special, Chicken signature dish, Lamb, and Orecchiette. Also tried there Sweet Potatoe Gnocchi which was really good. Glad things are back on track after Covid. William was our server and he was very attentive. Very nice evening. Thank you.

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  13. KathyF

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, as always, our favorite Seattle restaurant!

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  14. Disappointed

    Seattle

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, good service, but very loud. Too many tables in too small a space !

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent experience yesterday. We enjoyed our food so much

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  16. barbarad

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food good smaller portion size great value and wine selections

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Asked for a nice table for a birthday and was seated next to the kitchen. Ran out of food and drink items at 7pm! Dinner was good and the server was also good. Front desk was a bit moody.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, Shasta was phenomenal! No really, he was attentive, helpful, informed about the menu, ( alcoholic beverages and the nightly special (salmon)) he inquired as to whether we were dining prior to a show or event so he could help guide our dinner experience and allow us to complete our dinners and relax a bit prior to leaving the restaurant. The meals we had were wonderful, so in closing our dining experience was perfection and we will make plans to dine there again. Thank you Tulio’s and Thank you Shasta!

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  19. MichaelR

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our go to restaurant before 5th Ave shows. We’re season ticket holders to the 5th and love having dinner here beforehand.

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  20. JMMH

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super lunch location for great conversations - I appreciate the attentive/balanced service to allow us to have a great conversation over delicious food

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  21. Bluetag

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were staying overnight at the adjoining Kimpton Hotel and didn't want to get the car out and brave the weather and iffy parking in downtown Seattle. So we made a reservation at Tulio. What a great decision! We arrived a bit early and had a drink at the bar. The bartender was very friendly and attentive. Drinks were excellent. Then we moved on to dinner and were seated at a cozy booth against the wall, which helped muffle the noise from a busy restaurant. We shared the entree mussels tagliatelle as an appetizer. SO GOOD! Pasta was clearly homemade and the mussels succulent in a light broth. Hubby had the Italian sausage orecchiette, which was fantastic. But the star of the evening was my lamb shank, cooked to perfection, seasoned even better, and with enough left over for the next evening. The service was amazingly good. Post pandemic, restaurants seem to be struggling with finding and training staff. That doesn't appear to be the case at Trulio. Our server was right there when we wanted her, didn't hover, and didn't ignore us at any time. This place is a gem. We highly recommend!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and overall experience was outstanding. It far exceeded expectations!

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  23. SteveN

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been going to Tulios for years and always had a great time. Wonderful place, great food and excellent service. I highly recommend them

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  24. JeffT

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was first class and the price was reasonable.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delicious lunch. The pasta was superb as was the salmon. Overall, a perfect lunch...great food, great service and lovely ambiance. We will return.

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  26. JohnM

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a tremendous meal last night at Tulio's. The butternut ravioli was so good we ordered a second to share. Ask to sit in Omar's station...he's a pro!

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  27. WWLit

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful restaurant. We had their first brunch this morning and Kathryn was our server. She was extremely courteous, knowledgeable of menu and Seattle sites. She gave us a list many places to visit and see. We were so pleased, we made a reservation for dinner tonight and Kathryn was our server once again. Our meals were delicious, as was dessert. For our first visit to Seattle, we will remember this experience forever! Kathryn was an absolute delight and really enjoys her work!!

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  28. ICox

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is the PERFECT spot right before going to the 5th Ave Theater or just for a fantastic meal and experience! Great on all levels!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter Shasta was fantastic and we had a great time!

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  30. GigHarborGirl

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ambiance, fantastic food and great service!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a nice dinner. Great space, service and food. Over the years Tulio has always been a great place to eat and socialize.

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  32. DeniceN

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. We enjoyed the experience.

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  33. Chris

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    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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  34. OnSe

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food with quiet and intimate ambience. Would recommend!

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  35. David

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    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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  36. BillH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    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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  37. Rachel

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful. The food is delicious, the ambience is intimate and quiet, and the service is fabulous. I try to swing by here every time I’m in Seattle. It’s worth the uphill walk! 😄 Note - do yourself a favor and try the sweet potato gnocchi starter. It might be my favorite dish of any restaurant!

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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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FAQs

Tulio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 624-5500.

Tulio is rated 4.7 stars by 3949 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 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Tulio

1100 5th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Spring
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–1:00 pm 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
    Smart Casual
  • 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
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, 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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