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About 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.

1100 5th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan

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:
Everyday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Bar:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - Close;
Saturday -Sunday: 5:00pm - Close;
Bistro Menu available during Bar Service

Cross Street:
Spring

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 624-5500

Website:
http://www.tulio.com/

Catering:
Let us arrange your next special event in one of our spaces; completely private, semi-private or even our outdoor patio! At Tulio, we strive to make each event special. Solaio, our upstairs dining room, is a charming and beautifully decorated venue with a wine-cellar motif. There is no room rental fee charged for using Solaio and we offer customized menus, candles for the tables and background music - all complimentary.

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

Public Transit:
4th and Seneca BUS and 3rd and Union LIGHT RAIL

Executive Chef:
Walter Pisano

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

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Details
Sun 8:30PM - 10:00PM

Mon 1:30PM - 2:30PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM

Tue - Fri 1:30PM - 2:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

Sat 8:30PM - 10:00PM

Private Dining

Step through the antique revolving doors of Tulio Ristorante and it's as if you've entered a bustling Italian trattoria. Chef Walter Pisano clearly puts his heart into this longstanding downtown Seattle favorite, continuing to impress diners and critics alike.

Tulio Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (57)
Special Occasion (55)
Romantic (51)
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Business Meals (44)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
Pre/post Theatre (39)
Authentic (38)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Cozy (32)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Notable Wine List (25)
Casual (21)
Local Ingredients (20)
Good for Groups (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Healthy (14)
Fun (12)
Seasonal (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Great for Brunch (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Spicy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 2 days ago

Great place for casual dining. Make sure you have reservations because they do get busy.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Went for pre-theater dinner on a Wednesday. Promptly seated at booth near kitchen, probably because we were dressed casual. A little noisy but bit bad. Server was great, attentive and helpful. Took our drink orders, suggesting a specific whiskey for my wife's sidecar. Appetizers of gnocchi and butternut squash soup were both great. Entree of agnolotti was good, one of risotto was too peppery. Dessert of pecan tart was super.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent and prompt service. Food was inventive and good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic food, outstanding and considerate service, loved our time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Spicy
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·Dined 6 days ago

Christmas outing in Seattle.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 days ago

I have been to Tulio 3 times. Every time they have been over the top. They stay open for late dining after a later Seahawks game even on a Sunday. Highly recommend Tulio. Great food, wine selections, service and ambience!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I've want to go to Tulio's for long time, but just put it off. What a gem this place is. The meals we had were creative and the noise level was low compared to many places downtown.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and good service. Felt a bit rushed...but there were open tables so I wasn’t sure why?

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

After enjoying dinner several times we made our first reservation for brunch, entertaining guests from the other Washington.
The service was good from our servers, keeping our coffee and water glasses full.
The food was quite tasty but things were forgotten. My husband’s omelette came with toast. The server asked him what kind & he requested sourdough yet no toast ever came and we couldn’t flag her down to get it.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were impressed by the friendliness of the staff. Many upscale restaurants where we have dined emphasized that they catered only to a certain economic clientele - not the case here. The food was special and unique. We were there about 2 hours. We were never rushed to vacate a table. We have already recommended Tulio to several friends

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Tulio continues to be a favorite, with excellent Italian standards and specialties, comfortable atmosphere, and friendly, efficient service. Perfect location for before or after a show. The only thing I'd recommend is this: Since the restaurant doesn't open till 5, it would be awfully nice to have the bar open at 4 or so, enabling people with 5pm reservations to arrive a little early and have a drink before dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 30, 2017

six of us together all of us loved our meals. Pork shank, clam linguine, duck, spaghetti, have not had a bad meal here.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Great Beer
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 28, 2017

I forgot the gentlemans name who served us Monday but i told him “family style. Choose like we are family!” It was fantastic!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very slow prosecco service...actually brought same time as dinner wine.

Tulio’s has gotten more expensive though same offerings......food prep was excellent.


Find it quite offensive to find an add on for staff services. We pay our employees the minimum wage and do not ask patrons to pay it for us and then attempt to disguise it as a surcharge.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was wonderful and creative, basically Italian themed. We started at 5:30 when conversation was audible, but the noise level was fairly high by 6:45. They had great house wines, service was attentive but not obtrusive, and they were attentive to our need to get to our event on time. We were very pleased and will definitely go there again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Rushed service even though restaurant wasn't full. Server not familiar w basic cuisine. Loud. Small children. Not ideal for biz lunch. Food mediocre.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary at Tulio and had a wonderful experience overall. Our waitress, Revecca was outstanding with taking care of us and making recommendations. The woman who bused out table was also excellent in that she was very attentive and subtle. There wasn't any intrusive asking if we wanted more water, etc during the dinner. The food was also excellent with our favorites being the pear salad and the pork tenderloin for the main course. It was so tender--falling off the bone and seasoned perfectly. We shared this as it was more than enough for two people. We also enjoyed the light dessert that was recommended which was like a light ice sorbet-not too sweet with berries. All in all it was a "perfect" evening and we highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

One of the best Italian restaurants I've been to! The food was really tasty, and the service was great.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We are regulars at Tulios when we are in Seattle.
The pork shank and Gnocchi continue to be outstanding.
I enjoyed my Risotto; but would prefer not to have as much onion in it.
Also, we prefer the original Pistachio Semi-Freddo with chocolate and candied orange, rather then the new one with only fruit. Still good, though!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

We have been visiting Tulio for many years and it is the destination restaurant for us when we are in Seattle. We are always treated with wonderful service and fantastic food. It is simply the best! Congrats on your milestone anniversary! Love, love, love!!!! Can't wait to return!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Took my girlfriend here as a 3rd stop of a progressive dinner for her birthday. Wait staff was very nice, food was great! Very nice a romantic itialian spot. Not the biggest portions but it was delicious regardless. I got the agnolotti, which is one of the few vegetarian options, and was very good. My girlfriend got the orichiette which she also really liked.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The sweet potato gnocchi is always our favorite appetizer. My clam linguini was absolutely fabulous. We shared a chocolate dessert that was the perfect ending to a perfect evening. Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We LOVE Tulio! We travel to Seattle once a year for meetings and stay at the Kimpton Hotel Vintage where Tulio is located. The staff is fantastic, remember us from years past, and are courteous, informative as to the cuisine, and superbly attentive. We recommend Tulio to anyone spending time in Seattle.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food! The waiter was awesome. He knew his wines and was very friendly. Quiet so out was easy to have conversation

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious! Our favorite Seattle eating experience.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was fantastic, and the staff perfect. We had never been there before and it came from a recommendation of a friend. I could not have been more pleased.

Tags: Organic, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Outstanding in every regard! We love to dine at Tulio and would recommend it to anyone who visits Seattle.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great food. Excellent service. I ordered the fish of the day. It was albacore tuna and it was cooked to perfection.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great locale for brunch and parking before the Seahawks game or the 5th Ave Theater matinee. Food was good, but not exceptional.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was great this time. Food was outstanding. Nice wine list

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

we have been visiting Tulios for the last 15 or so years. absolutely one of of Seattle's finest. always excellent food, service and evenings.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had planned for a pre-theater lunch at 11:45A, arrived at 11:20A and were quickly accommodated, not knowing Tulio’s served only brunch on weekends. Though we were
all anticipating some great Italian fare, we half heartedly settled for breakfast. The sweet potato gnocchi was very good, the ham side a bit dry, the rustic bread with eggs, ragu & hollandaise and regular breakfast fare were done well, we left feeling full but unfulfilled. I’ve had several really great dinners at Tulio’s and service is always on point. It gets pretty lively when the bar is full but there are times when an intimate meal can be had. Will return another time for dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great atmosphere, waiter was awesome and the food was amazing.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 4, 2017

One of the best meals have had in a long time. Service was great as well.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The fresh Tuna was fresh and cooked perfectly! Both my guest and I enjoyed our meals.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was great! Service was a little above average. Waiter wasn't able to enhance the experience.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Visited for my wife’s birthday. Arrived before our reservation, and chose to wait at the bar for a cocktail. Seamless transition to our table when it was ready (early, btw!). She had duck, I had a classic pasta dish - both were wonderful! Great ambiance, great food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Very reminescent of classic family dining. Ambiance, great food, good lighting. Returned after 25 years. Nice to show our son a great restaurant that's uniquely Seattle.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

the food was outstanding, but VERY LATE in arriving to our table. The waitress apologized and our entire meal was comped. Though upset about the mix up, we were satisfied that they were quick in stepping up to make amends. We will return. The food is worth a return visit.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Sadly this visit was not up to its previous standards. We (6) all had something different and the general consensus was disappointment with all meals.

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