Tulio

4.5
3221 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
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  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan
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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
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Phone number
(206) 624-5500
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Walter Pisano
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Spring
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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
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Public transit
4th and Seneca BUS and 3rd and Union LIGHT RAIL
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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.
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

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.

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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

What 3221 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service. One of my favorite restaurants for a business meeting. Parking is easy and the food is awesome!!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Delicious! Loved the food and atmosphere. Wine selections were nice and food prepped perfectly. Will return!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Had a great experience, wonderful hostess & friendly waiters'/waitress's. Went for pre-theatre dinner with teenager, the food was exceptional also. Highly recommended this place, thank you.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Got seated at smallest table in the house. Extremely crammed and no room whatsoever, had waiters constantly squeezing by our table, not romantic or special at all for our anniversary. I was very disappointed after making reservation so far in advance to get seated at the worst possible table. Food was okay, not amazing.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We had a wonderful dinner. Started with the sweet potato gnocchi and the bruschetta which were delicious. Service was excellent. Fantastic local wines.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Fantastic! We chose to sit outside so it was our choice to brave the street noise and honking, an authentic city experience. The food choices were very sophisticated. I would have appreciated having a few more simple options for appetizers and entrees, but the food was amazing! The service was incredible! And I couldn't ask for a better environment.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Great food, great location. Our server was lovely and took really good care of us

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Most everything was fine, although the piece of halibut I got was rather skimpy. Very good service.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Tulio has Stunning ambiance and amazing food. They are quick to seat you and their servers always have smiles on their faces. The food is so delicious. I recommend their risotto, my favorite!

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3.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Every year we come in for the pillowy and light gnocchi but this trip the gnocchi was so tough and dense, it was not good at all. Shank was on the dry side. The mussels and the bread was outstanding though.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Good food but not real italian
Service was really slow even if the restaurant wasn’t crowded

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

We were overwhelmed by the food and the waiter’s on-spot recommendations. We will definitely come back again. The price is also worth it. Eating at a restuaurant like this in DC would cost twice as expensive and taste nowhere near what was served to us. Seattle has a great cullinary scene and Tulio highlights that aspect of gourmet Italian cuisine.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Tulio’s is great for lunch and dinner. We rarely ear out for lunch, but went there w/friends from out of town and we’re not disappointed. We had different entrees and all were delicious. Our friends were impressed not only with the food but the staff. Stephanie, our waitress, and Doug Logan, the manager, went out of their way to welcome us. Stephanie kept refreshing my friend’s Diet Coke, and Doug came over to talk to us after our meal (and sent over biscotti as a palette cleanser when we had finished our meal).

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Another wonderful night of food and wine at Tulio.
Had family in from the east coast and they wanted Italian food.
So without thinking about it I made reservations here. And as expected we were not disappointed.
A fabulous meal served up in a professional and friendly manner...never felt rushed. Not were we left unattended.
Great food....good wine and Family.It was a good night.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Make sure to examine the tab, there is a service fee on the tab, but it is not the 20% occasionally seen and it is not explained by the server, I had to ask and they gave me a one-liner, but it was not clear. My recommendation for Tulio is to declare it, explain it and make suggestions on tipping. The service fee is about 5% of the tab and is said to go to the 'back of the house' but where does tha leave me for tipping? If I typically tip @ 20% does that mean my server gets 15% and if they are so-so, that does not seem just. I think that this service fee is BS and restaurants have no real plan around how they are enforcing reward of a tip distribution.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Food was outstanding, the atmosphere was so quaint, our server was on point. We will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

When you spend $50 apiece including tax and tip (NOT including alcohol), you expect it to be above average. It was as expected - above average. Not super special. Very good food and service, but a less than good value.

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3.0Dined on July 25, 2018

I have always loved going there. But was dissatisfied this trip. The food was good but not outstanding. The server was just ok and they had a big party in there of like 18 . For that small of a place it was so loud hard to hear!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Wish you would change menu more. Every time we come same thing on menu.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Server was knowledgeable and funny. Gnocchi, risotto, duck, and chicken were cooked to utter perfection. Will certainly return.

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3.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Food was okay. Servic was off. I don’t know if we were between shifts, but our sides were forgotten, water glasses empty and I would have ordered wine to enjoy with my dinner if my server had come back. We ate our meals with no beverages and when we mentioned that the sides never came, they were brought out and comped but we never had the chance to eat them because we had already finished our entrees and then they were whisked away before we could ask for to go containers. It was a strange experience.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

We stayed at the Kimpton and had an early dinner at Tulio. Great food and service. We would go back!

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The food was good, especially the Sweet Potato Gnocci. The lighting was a tad bit low, but the atmosphere otherwise was fine. The service was very good.

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Great service that was accommodating to our questions and provided great help to have a business lunch in decent time.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Tulio was great, we went there for a team lunch. Recommend it, specially the chicken with lemon risotto.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Cozy atmosphere with excellent food and even better service. Everything was fresh and delicious - overall a very enjoyable meal.

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1.0Dined on July 15, 2018

What just happened? This was one of the worst meals I have ever had. The sweet potato gnocchi was hard cold dough balls with a drop of sweet potato. The Burrata was like a hard chunk of mozzarella with hard peas. The bread.... dry cardboard... oh my goodness! Someone get a new Chef!!!

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2.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Beautiful decor and nice ambiance, but way overpriced. Server was friendly, but was covered in tattoos and difficult to understand, and he also miscommunicated the price of a side dish. Food was just average.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Had a very lovely very dinner. Went with fiends shared some very good appetizers and had some drinks too. Dinner entrees were excellent. Table collectively had pasta, risotto, fish dish, everything was top notch. Restaurant allowed for conversation without being too loud.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We had another fabulous dinner at Tulio's on Friday, July 13. The service was outstanding, the ambiance artsy, cozy, and comfortable, and the food was terrific. Everyone working there made us feel so welcome. We always have the best time at Tulio's. We'll be back again soon.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Both the lamb and chicken were outstanding, the side dishes we ordered, mashed potatoes and cauliflower were excellent, don’t even get me started on the chocolate mouse with cherries! What a great dinner!

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3.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Service was slow and disorganized: they forgot a drink till reminded twice, forgot hot milk requested for coffee. The Aperol spritzer was not what we expected - it had no prosecco or oranges, so it was just the Aperol with soda water and ice. The food was reasonable, though I must say the rabbit ragu with my papardelle could have been ragu of anything. Pity

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

We had friends from out of town so we met them there. Had a wonderful time and a great dinner!

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Great service, friendly staff, and the food was as exquisite.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Delicious food and fabulous service. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Matt the bartender is great

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Tulio is a frequent visit for myself when I’m in Seattle. The service is always great, food and wine even better. This last time didn’t quite measure up to previous times. For having reserved a table ahead of time, it seemed as if my company and I were seated in a last thought table. This kind of set the tone for the rest of our dinner just a bit. Overall, great service and food and drinks.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

By far one of our best meals in seattle. Everything was fantastic. The food...ambiance...service was remarkable. We will be back on our next visit.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The food was fantastic, but drink service from the bar was slow. We did not get our second drinks (ordered when our entrees arrived) until after we had finished our meal and were halfway through dessert.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Friendly, we’ll trained staff, giving you space and good information on a dish that would take a little longer to prepare.
Food was well prepared, good selection on the menu which has choices but not too many.

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