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Tulio, Seattle, WA

Tulio

4.5
4.5
3573 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 20 times today
Private dining

Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 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: (888) 516-9427

  • 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

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What 3,573 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle

    Romantic

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  1. KG

    KGopentable

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was bland and service was slow. Overall disappointed for how expensive the prices are.
  2. RR

    RebeccaR

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner with my husband prior to a musical at the nearby 5th Avenue theater. The food was excellent with generous portions, and we felt it was reasonably priced for the quality.
  3. TK

    ThomasKellerwannaBe

    Seattle

    135 reviews

    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tulio still maintains high quality and attentiveness to detail. Always amazing. Meals at any course are LARGE; plan accordingly.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sweet potato gnocchi was unreal!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was prompt, friendly yet professional. Food was OUTSTANDING! Unfortunately we had to eat too quickly to thoroughly enjoy the primi... If you are seeing a show at the 5th Ave after your meal... Allow at least 2 hours at Tulio. This was our first time back in many years.. And it did not disappoint.
  6. S

    Sbear

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service in Seattle. One of my favorite places to eat. Love the variety & the food is amazing every time.
  7. JR

    JimR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our all-time favorite Seattle favorite restaurants. We truly enjoy a dinner at Tulios before we attend a broadway play at the Fifth Avenue Theater.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The low point of the meal was when I saw that 5 percent had been added to my check to support the Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance. I asked my server what that meant, and he told me it was an additional charge Tulio added to offset what the owners are having to pay the workers. That put a very bad taste in my mouth, and I will not patronize other establishments that knowingly overcharge their patrons.
  9. EO

    EdOwenowski

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Walter and his crew ensured that we had a great experience at Tulio. The absolute best gnocchi! Thanks for a wonderful anniversary dunner.
  10. G

    Grimli

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere! We were on a schedule to get to a show at 5th Ave Theatre and they were very accommodating, got our order taken and food out promptly.
  11. S

    Samc

    Miami

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was wonderful, excellent menu, very comfortable but service was painful and slow
  12. S

    Smithant

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre-theater delight! Craft cocktails, giant salads, delicious pasta and entrees. A Seattle classic.
  13. KK

    KKOC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traffic was horrendous which made us late to our reservation- but Jimmy was wonderful in assisting us with menu selections to get us fed and out the door in time for the first curtain call at the 5th Ave Theater. The food was delicious and service outstanding! Thank you for destressing us, so that we could enjoy the rest of the evening.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    17th year’s anniversary
  15. DK

    DKau

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    An unassuming, old world Italian restaurant with excellent food and service at a good price!
  16. LR

    LawrenceR

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The Caesar Salad was about 3 times as large as normal serving. The pastas were Good and the cappuchinos perfect. The Joel Gott Pinot was very good. The waiter was sharp and explained the significance of the stopped clock on the wall.
  17. p

    pcsdesign

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre theater dinner- our server was terrific in getting all that was ordered to our table in a timely manner. Food was delicious as were the drinks. Nice to be back at Tulios. Will come back again!
  18. TB

    TedB

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every way!
  19. VT

    ValentinaT

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious! I gap the pork milanese and definitely it was the best I’ve ever had. All the other dishes were tasty and beautifully cooked. Highly recommended!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Real good. REAL GOOD.
  21. D

    Downtowner

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great evening, delicious food, excellent and timely service and a space where we could visit with each other. It meant a lot to not be surrounded by noise or the conversations of nearby diners.
  22. j

    jenniferc

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my all time favorites for excellent food and service!
  23. P

    edwardP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best tuna cooked to perfection I will eat here every time I am here
  24. w

    wopgirl63

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All I can say is fabuloso!!! Being Italian, I'm super picky and really don't eat Italian food out but this place was amazing! Very reasonably priced for the amount of food that you get along with the quality, lively atmosphere, and the fabulous service. Hubby had the Shank w polenta and I had the House-made Taglitelle with mussels..so many mussels and I couldn't finish it...the Pot de Creme was yummy for dessert
  25. C

    Candyd

    Portland

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nearby our hotel. Italian is usually a safe bet. Old school interior. Dark wood. We had reservation so sat immediately. Vander pump Rose was ok. They didn’t have iced tea for non drinkers. Caesar was good. Light and tangy dressing. We split ours and was definitely enough. Bread appetizer includes olive oil, butter and mix of pickles and onion. Loved pickles. I had ahi tuna special. It was good not great. The side was corn and red pepper with mussels. Really good although I didn’t need the mussels. The veggies were great. He had the orriechetti and really liked it. Wished we had room for dessert. They added 5% for minimum wage and then we tipped additional. Go. It’s good.
  26. MJ

    MarcyJ

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere. Delicious food and drinks and excellent service. A wonderful place to have a special night out!
  27. C

    Cosmo

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent dinner and experience! Every dish was delicious and the service was perfect.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    One of my go to restaurants when in Seattle.
  29. W

    Wallatom

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated at a special table in the bar where we had eaten years ago during a special visit. We were welcomed on arrival and treated to a wonderful 3 course dinner with cocktails and wine. Service by the bartender was top notch. It was a wonderful evening.
  30. JF

    JeannieF

    Seattle

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I dined at Tulio with my friends, and the quality and flavor of our meals did not disappoint. The service was absolutely top notch, and our overall experience was a positive one.
  31. JM

    JohnnyM

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Both entrees could have been prepared better, salmon special was so undercooked in part could not remove from skin, steak varied from med to med rareish for no apparent reason. Vegetables were more decorative than edible. Headed to play, so time was limited, so did not send meals back
  32. t

    tgsjcs21

    Las Vegas

    52 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Was hoping for more. Nice stable place. Being close to our hotel was the best thing going for it.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We stoped by before the show. Even though they were under staffed, our Server worked hard and she was sweet. But we run out of time for the dessert.
  34. TH

    TashaH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The surroundings were beautiful, historic with dark wood and wrought iron and a very intimate atmosphere as it was on the smaller side. In the base of the Vintage Hotel but was not a typical “hotel” restaurant. Staff was attentive and went out of their way to make wine pairing recommendations. Food was creative and delicious, with homemade pasta and and excellent salmon. Highly recommend!
  35. DB

    DaveB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice restaurant with good food at reasonable prices.
  36. k

    k98122

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After all these years, the sweet potato gnocchi is still the best!
  37. MC

    MonicaC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very accommodating with our schedule since we were on our way to a show that evening. Both pasta dishes were beautiful and delicious! Just the right amount to be filling without being overwhelming. The presentation was lovely!
  38. SJ

    ScottiJ

    Tucson

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I know we are post pandemic but the menu was slightly limited. Still, one of the better places to eat
  39. b

    bvan14

    Grand Rapids

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing dinner at Tulio. It’s hard to find a way to describe the service. Non intrusively attentive might best describe it. The ahi tuna special was lovely. Our server did a great job of paying attention to us while letting us catch up on 40 years of friendship. We would go here again in a heartbeat.
  40. LI

    LoranI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had waited for years to return to Tulio as they were closed during the pandemic and we were so pleased to return. Loved it!

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 4.5 stars by 3573 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 20 times today
Google Map for Tulio

1100 5th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spring

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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: (888) 516-9427

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