Tulio

4.6
3432 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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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

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Environment was very calm, it’s a perfect place to spend time with the one you love. Would definitely recommend

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BF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food service was fast but felt like we were supposed to leave soon.

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g
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love this restaurant. Was highly recommended and couldn’t agree more. And the BEST CALAMARI ever had. great food. super service! will be back as often as i can get back up to Seattle!

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JP
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious meal. The chocolate dessert was amazing! Really enjoyed Sean, our server.

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OT
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great meal. Will go back again.

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JA
Anchorage
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tulio is a great restaurant! Wonderful food. Great service. The caesar salad is excellent. The mussels are the best I've ever had. The chicken with risotto is fabulous. David was so kind and sent food and wine to our room at Hotel Vintage when a blizzard snow event cancelled our reservation. It was so considerate during this weather emergency when we hadn't eaten since lunch and finally got to the hotel at midnight.

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M
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food. Our go to place in Seattle

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RW
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tulio never disappoints. The fresh pastas are always amazing, and the wine list is always spot on. We love this place.

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KJ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fish and lamb were wonderfully cooked, rare, as requested. REcommendations for an Italian wine was wonderful. Roses for our anniversary was a nice touch.

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was fantastic!! The ambience was perfect for our lunch session at work. There weren’t many people in due to the weather, so the volume made conversation easy!

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j
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another great meal at Tulios. We are never disappointed It was a cozy place on cold evening

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I
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are a couple of friends who get together several times a year for lunch to catch up. And it's always at Tulio. We love the food, we love the staff. Our waitress yesterday was someone we've seen for years. Her service is timely, but never intrusive. And we both loved our food! Pappardelle is always a favorite--and the rabbit ragu was inspired. My friend had the chicken for her first time. Yum! Thanks for another fabulous mid-day treat. See you again in a few months!

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M
Melbourne / VIC
21 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The water was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The Sicilian muscles were excellent as was the lamb dish. We enjoyed all five of the items which we ordered.

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MM
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I rediscovered Tulio, one of my favorite Seattle restaurants, on this recent trip. It is still wonderful!

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K
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tulio is one of our favorite recipes. The food quality is outstanding. Yeah, it's a little on the expensive side, but so worth it.

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TC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful breakfast at Tulio’s recently. Our waitress, I believe her name was Madeline was so knowledgeable and accommodating with all the gluten free options available. We all had a superb breakfast and would higher recommend this restaurant to all!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly staff, very accommodating

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F
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time my husband and I have eaten at Tulio and it was as good as the first time. The food is well made and the flavors are excellent. They have a good wine list and the tiramisu and gelato were yummy. The service was great and the only negative is that is was very noisy and we had to speak loudly to hear each other.

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D
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My parents have been fans of Tulio for years, and I took my mom the evening before she went into the hospital for surgery. The dinner was delightful, from appetizers (their excellent romaine salad and their beet salad) through the main course to dessert. Service at Tulio is always top notch, with staff attentive but not intrusive staff who know the menu inside and out. The lamb was extraordinary—perfectly prepared and of the highest quality. The ribeye had a touch too much salt, which was the only fault that came from the kitchen. The tiramisu was delicious. Needless to say, we’ll be back!

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The service was sparse and the food was average for the price.

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JH
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely enjoyed it!! Food was wonderful and different. We shared the pistachio dessert and it was really great

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had dinner after the opera and the experience kept us at that high level of indulgence. The menu is thoughtfully crafted and expertly executed. The service was exception. We were made very welcome. We’ll be back.

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DD
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is my first dinner experience as I usually have gone for lunch and I was not disappointed. The food was excellent. I had the sweet potato gnocchi and my partner had the braised pork shank which was fall off the bone divine. The drinks were pricey but didn't skimp on the alcohol. Things moved along at a good pace - we never felt rushed or impatient. Highly recommend reservations.

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EF
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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OT
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Minor inconvenience occurred when the previously seated couple overstayed their reservation and we had to wait for our table. We were in no hurry and the staff accomodated us and comp’d our cocktails. Better than rushing the other couple. Our dinner was superb. Started with Negroni and Lemon Drop. We shared a wonderful sicilian mussel preparation. I had the Kubota pork shank and my wife the Tuscan bean soup for entree. We chose a local Walla Walla bourdeaux red blend from Va Piano which complemented very well. Dessert course was pistachio semifreddo with amaro flight. Overall excellent service, ambience, and food.

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d
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good but not great Italian food. Walkable from downtown—however, we weren’t asked what level for our renovations—I didn’t know there would be stairs, and my friend who has trouble walking had some issues. Even elevator is far from dining. The food was pretty good but not amazing, pasta is all handmade. The server Essentially ignored us most of our meal and we only had 3 people, and the place wasn’t packed. I won’t be back next time in town.

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M
Houston
93 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an amazing experience from the moment we entered the revolving door beginning with a welcoming smile and greeting from the hostess. She promptly seated us and Juan Carlos, our friendly and talented waiter, took control. He was very knowledgeable about the wine list and suggested an incredible bottle of wine that was not on the menu. Often you get great food and mediocre service or vice versa, but seldom do you get both. We received both great service and a wonderful culinary experience.

Dinner at Tulio was a great way to spend our first night in Seattle.

Be sure and ask for Juan Carlos....he will make sure your evening is special.

We would definitely return to Tulio.

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A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I ordered something off the vegetarian menu that sounded like a vegetable dish. I was super bummed when it came out and was actually a pizza. Nowhere on the menu did it say that it was pizza. I at the toppings as a meal and was still charged for it.

Most of the food looked good but not worth the price. Servers were very pleasant.

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S
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service.

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a
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Soup and salad were delicious, but not the poached pear. They kindly replaced it with a fabulous pistachio semifredo We would definitely come again.

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BW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our third time eating at Tulio and the food and the service are still great. We ate here when we were married 24 years ago and plan to celebrate our 25th anniversary at Tulio.

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LD
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my fav restaurants. Orichette was not as good as usual, but the Gnocchi was excellent as usual. Lamb also great. This is a great date night place.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything. Through the door to out the door, everything was wonderful. Rodrigo took care of us in the manner of someone who considers their job a profession. Thank you.

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MP
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I went to celebrate our 1 year anniversary and we were treated like royalty! We had our own reserved, spacious booth with two roses on the table. The drinks and food were delicious and our server was so attentive to us and our needs all night. At the end of the meal, our waiter presented us with a Tiramisu dessert and well wishes for our future as a couple. So sweet! We will definitely be coming back for future occasions!

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GJ
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I've been to Tulio many times for lunch. It's a great place for a business lunch. However, this time they were unusually crowded which I think affected our experience. The service was slow and spotty. I had to ask what the specials were; typically the server let's us know. I ordered the fish special - Ahi tuna over a salad. I asked for the tuna to be seared rare; it was overcooked. If time wasn't an issue I would have sent it back.
The entire experience felt rushed. Again, I think this was due to how crowded they were as this was not the experience I normally have.

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AB
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Best Italian I’ve had in a long, long time. Friendly staff and lovely atmosphere and ambiance.

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MM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Very limited menu.

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RD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday lunch. Great complimentary slice of cake with a candle.

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SC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a good New Years dinner at Tulio. Although the menu was limited the choices available were good. On this particular evening we had a starter of braised radicchio salad, then proceeded to main courses of roasted chicken with lemon rissoto, and roasted kurobuta pork shank with whipped truffled potatoes. The restaurant was accommodating, as they made the pork shank as sugar free as possible. For dessert, the wife had the tiramisu, which I understand was outstanding. It was the service which was superb! Our server ensured we had proper service while waiting for meals, and had great timing between courses. She was very engaging, making a Hawai’i connection with herself. We would have loved to try their regular menu...maybe a good excuse to visit Seattle again...soon.

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