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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (55)
Special Occasion (54)
Fit for Foodies (47)
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Business Meals (46)
Romantic (43)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
Authentic (39)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Cozy (35)
Pre/post Theatre (34)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Notable Wine List (25)
Casual (22)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Worth the Drive (20)
Comfort Food (18)
Great for Lunch (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Fun (12)
Healthy (11)
Seasonal (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
People Watching (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 4, 2011

You were very accommodating and we appreciated it!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2011

As always, Tulio did not disappoints us!
Every thing was delicious, and the kids portions are just a nice touch...
The desserts are really ... decadent!

Do not miss their Christmas tree!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2011

Unfortunately we did not have a good experience at Tulio's. We had reservations but were seated at a table for two in the middle of the dining area. If I had been a little more on the ball I would have rejected the table and waited in the bar for a more user friendly table. The elbow to elbow closeness to the other tables was distracting. Our waiter was weird and dismissive from the start. We obviously were catagorized from the start as not big enough spenders for him to waste time on. He was falling all over the couple beside us. We don't eat or drink that volume. I ordered a fish dish that was not cooked properly. Poor service and we will find another restaurant next time.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2011

As you walk in you see a small, quiet, nice atmosphere. The staff is very polite and knowledgable. It is quite "fancy". I believe I may have been the only man in there wearing jeans, which was not something I would expect. The food was good, though limited selection. It was a bit expensive, something I expected once walking in. Overall I would reccomend this restaurant but make sure to be prepared to dress well, and spend some money.

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 2, 2011

Excellent atmosphere, very friendly and cozy. Food was fabulous and the prices were fair. We were seated on time and enjoyed the evening very much.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2011

Got seated right away for our Friday 7pm dinner reservation at great, quiet window table upstairs, even though it was busy with tables waiting. great service and food, even when I sent back my martini (too sweet)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2011

Tulio has been a favorite of ours for years. A few months ago I posted a difficult review for me to write. Our experience was truly, truly disappointing due exlusively to a poor service experience. It pleases me to be able to post this review from our visit last night. My wife and I were entertaining an out of town guest (a new hire candidate for my company).Simply put, last night was one of the most pleasurable dining experiences of our lives!! Our exceptional dining experiences was directly due to the efforts of our waiter, "Suzy". She demonstrated the most incredible combination of attentiveness, interaction, pleasantness, humor and positive attitude we have ever encountered. Restored our faith in Tulio 100 fold. Thanks Suzy!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2011

Pricey for lunch, but very nice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 2011

the first time we went everything was amazing. Second time it was fair at best. Things were very very bland. First time out we were amazed by the food. This time it wasn't terrible, it was just a big let down. We got some of the same dishes and everyone left rather disappointed. We will be taking a break from tulio when we visit Seattle next.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2011

I really liked the atmosphere. The service was a bit slow, but we were not in a hurry so that wasn't a big of a deal. However, one of the people in our party had to make a second choice on almost everything. They were out of the beer he ordered, then the main dish which had been recommended to him earlier in the day and finally the dessert. Okay, that can happen, but then my husband's main dish didn't make it upstairs. Did someone really drop it coming up the stairs? Okay those things happen. I was looking forward to the main course, because the first course was so good, but unfortunately the food was dissappointing. All our dinners were bland or were over powered with lemon. I guess if you like lemon give them a try.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2011

Started out 4 of us for dinner, which would have had us sitting downstairs, but then 3 more joined us, so as a party of 7, we had to be upstairs. I've only eaten on the main floor in the past, and love the ambiance, etc. Upstairs was nice, but absolutely not the same at all - - felt like we were put in a boring banquet room. So, I'll need to go back just with my husband, so we can enjoy the real restaurant experience. He had not been before, I've been raving about it for years. He loved his food and we will definitely be back! Next time just the two of us, so we can sit on the main floor.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2011

We showed up early for our reservation and was informed our table was ready for us. The generous cut rib eye was tender and flavorful, prepared to my liking. The risotto was outstanding. My wife loved her chicken and we both agree Tulio exceeded our expectations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2011

The place is attractive, but somewhat tight, with tables quite close together. Our wait person was excellent. The food, however, was disappointing. My duck breast was served in a watery, tasteless broth & my wife's pasta sauce was similar and equally disappointing.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2011

Our favorite place for dinner before going to a play at the 5th Ave.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2011

Great Italian menu. If you go on a night that the 5th Avenue Theater or the Symphony has a show, expect to be rushed. The portions on the first 2 courses are reasonable but the third course is way too huge.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2011

Tulio's reminds me of a quaint Italian restaurant in NYC. I love the ambiance and the food is fantastic. Holiday decorations always add a festive feel.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 22, 2011

Have been to Tulio many times. It's one of my go-to places. Tulio is a fun place, with a nice selection of menu items. I love, love, love the veal chop. Have never had a bad dish.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2011

Great restaurant but I found the menu lacking in choices. More seafood offerings would bring us back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2011

Tulio's is one of my favorite places, with reliably good food and great atmosphere. I've been there many times and will definitely go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 16, 2011

Tulio never disappoints!!! We love the warm cozy ambiance, especially on a cold, wet, windy night. Gwen, our server, is always a delight. The veal shank and chicken were fabulous. The beet salad was refreshing. Kudos to Chef Pisano and the staff for excellent meals, delivery, and special assistance for those with food allergies. We love to visit this fine establishment. Thank you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2011

Liked the ambiance and had a very nice but busy waiter. Food was good but not great. I would return but will try other entrees. I also really liked that they stock half bottles of wine. Feels romantic which is nice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2011

Wow!
What a great restaurant. Everytime I go its a wonderful experience. Outstanding food. Superb wine list. Terrific service. Hip, unique atmosphere in a perfect downtown Seattle location.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2011

Had a great ambiance but the service was very slow. The food was very good though and would give them a second try.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 11, 2011

I discovered Tulio's one day for lunch, and my wife and I started coming on a regular basis, including a couple very memorable Christmas Eves. This time, we brought my wife's brother and his wife, who hail from Chicago, and they were blown away. Keep up the good work!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2011

Chose Tulio to have dinner with some family from out of town. It was decent experience. Our reservation was for PM. Don't be early, because on Sunday the dining room doesn't even open until PM and we had to wade through a crowd of people to be seated. It wasn't exactly busy that evening and the service was good. We waited a bit longer that I thought was necessary for our main dishes considering we were dining somewhat early and the dining room was hardly full. I had the Pumpkin Malfatti. The brown butter was just a little too much, and it felt a little too greasy. Around the table it was a general okay, with just two of our group of five being pleased with their dinners. For the cost, I simply expected better.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2011

We live in Colorado and visit Seattle two or three times a year. Tulio is our restaurant of choice when we're downtown and only have a night to dine out. We have recommended Tulio and they were not disappointed. Great food and ambiance!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 4, 2011

Food was not very good...maybe we had a bad night as others have said it was good.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 3, 2011

Excellent service. Lamb was cooked with too much oil. Fish was ok.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 3, 2011

Tulio remains at the top of my list for great food, great service, and great ambiance. It's a civilized retreat in this bustling city--beginning with the amuse-bouche on down to the post-meal espresso, it always pleases.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2011

Great dinner at Tulio last night. Top flight food with great service. Wish I could dine there every night. I had the swordfish special, which was very tasty.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2011

The Food was fantastic!!! The Linguine w Clams was orgasmic.... about 3 Dozen Clams in a Lobster broth that was light and Heavenly. The Risotto with Chanterelle Mushrooms was also great. The Best Cannoli.
The staff was great sans our waitress who fawned over the next table but hardly gave us the time of day.
She wanted us to order according to her schedule not ours and seemed piqued when we didn't. Late with wine at entree, I had to ask another staff member to go to the bar and get it for us, it had been ready for 5++ minutes. Still she gets 3 out of 5 stars, I'm sure the couple at the table next to us gave her 5 stars.
Wonderful Romantic setting. Get a booth! A little bright. Good wine list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2011

Excellent food and service; we had a great experience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2011

Our wait person, James, was very knowledgeable & helpful with both the wine list & the menu. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Tulios.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2011

We loved Tulio! We enjoyed the scallop appetizer, the smoked salmon ravioli and the pork shank! Everything was wonderful! And our server, Jimmy, was great! We will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2011

Great late night dining spot ... If you are looking for a quiet dining experience this is probably not the spot, but if you're looking for a place with great food and lots of people enjoying themselves and having fun with friends, this is the spot!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2011

While the menu is somewhat limited, that made it easier to select from the wonderful options. We chose the lamb and the pork dishes and both were superb! A memorable evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2011

Wonderful food and great service!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2011

We celebrated our anniversary there and the staff remembered and was very solicitous and congratulatory. They even brought us a complimentary outstanding dessert!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2011

Paired with tickets to a show at the 5th Avenue this is a perfect spot for dinner before the show. They are attentive and quick if you need them to be so you can make your show time. We had the pork shank and duck breast with duck confit leg - both were excellent

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2011

Such a great atmosphere- cozy, calm, and very satisfying food. It's a place to get away and feel nourished on several levels.

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