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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.
Seattle, WA 98101
Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am;
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm;
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Everyday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - Close;
Saturday -Sunday: 5:00pm - Close;
Bistro Menu available during Bar Service
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Valet offered at Hotel Vintage Park with reduced rate for Tulio diners. Discount available for Olympic Garage Parking located across street to the west
4th and Seneca BUS and 3rd and Union LIGHT RAIL
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.
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
The waiter and the food was great.
The source of our disappointment was the treatment we received on arrival. Although we made our reservation several weeks in advance, the hostess led us to the worst table in the room. When we asked for another of the many open tables, we were told they were reserved and were offered a slightly better location. Tiny table in high traffic area. Shortly after we were seated the hostess led another nicely dressed couple to the same lousy table we were first offered. Most of the better tables and booths remained vacant during our meal.
Despite the excellent food and attentive waiter, the mood on our special Valentine evening was spoiled.
Food was good, but Someone from New York or Chicago would never call this an Italian Restaurant. Ordered spaghetti and the noodles were little curly Asian style noodles in a clear broth, tasted ok, but not my idea of spaghetti
Long story short, if you screw up spaghetti in an Italian restaurant .....you are not Italian
Actual noise level on a Saturday nite with a theater crowd and several large parties diluted the previously experienced ambiance of the restaurant ... It was actually too busy; better when the theater crowd hit the road ... Not sure if there is room, but a soft string quartet playing during dinner time would sell out the tables most every nite ... Again, make certain not to focus on the side items rather than the quality of the food which was delightful ...
We hadn't been to Tulio's in at least 25 years and yet we felt like we had just been there. Everything we tried was excellent.My wife had the Swordfish special while I went for the more traditional Orechetti with house made sausage. Nothing disappointed us from the warm and friendly service to the exciting entrees. It was without a doubt a very special evening
We were here before a show at the Paramount and server was great accommodating for our food intolerances she was also very patient and attentive. When I wasn’t sure which wine to try she immediately brought me samples of each. The food was also great. I started with Kale salad, then had bone-in ribeye, and finished with the tiramisu. What can I say, but I will definitely be back!
Not only was the main course incredible, the dessert course simply blew us away. The table enjoyed the cherry chocolate cake, pistachio semifreddo, and tiramisu, and each selection was expertly appointed. To top this all off, our waitress was incredibly patient and accommodating with members of our group that were inexperienced with ordering fine Italian, as well as those who were GF and vegetarian.
This was our first time at at Tulio, and we loved it. This is a great place to celebrate. They wished me a happy birthday from when we came in and gave me a glass of champagne and gave my daughter pomegranate juice. Our server was very friendly and attentive. Everything was delicious, and they made it a great evening!
It was my girlfriends birthday, and it was not acknowledged by the waitstaff. The food was good, but when you spend $150 for two, I expected better than just good.
I think in the future, more questions need to be asked. My girlfriend has spent many birthdays here, and would like that to continue. Food was good, but other things need to improve.
Disappointed that the menu at noon on Saturday is only brunch and very unusual brunch dishes at that. We were headed to 5th Ave Theater and wanted lunch food. Two of us ordered the grilled rustic bread with tomato ragu, eggs and hollandaise. Neither of us liked it at all. Too many flavors! The one hit was the waffle we ordered as an appetizer! Service was very good, other meals at Tulio have been good, just won’t ever go again for a weekend lunch date.
We visited Tulio's 25 years ago, and always wanted to return. It is even better than we remember. We LOVE the ambiance! The food was FANTASTIC too. Our server was great. She made sure we had everything we needed at all times. From the minute we walked in, we were enveloped in the cozy atmosphere and felt so comfortable. We were a group of seven, and all of us agreed it was a highly memorable meal. So glad we found Tulio's again!
We had a great dinner before a show at the 5th Ave. The menu is not extensive, but has at least one good entree in all protein categories (fish, poultry, meat) as well as vegetarian options. The ambiance is cozy and relaxed and service is excellent. I also think their prices are pretty reasonable for the quality of food, as I had a delicious grilled lamb sirloin for $29. The portion was generous and the accompanying fregola sarda pasta with olives, mint and yogurt was great. It is easy to see why Tulio has maintained its popularity for 25 years.
After nearly 20 years of working, living and playing in downtown and eating just about everywhere Tulio remains in my view the best restaurant in the central business district. Skip the big names and likes of Purple, Wild Ginger and the Met and come here instead. You won’t regret it. Thier pan seared Gnocchi as always remains distinct from what you usually see and one of my favorite dishes anywhere world wide. The Korbuta Pork Shank is one of my wife’s favorites.
Really good Italian food and a menu that will please foodies. No run of the mill spaghetti and meatballs here. Our group split a few bottles of red wine, and I had the sweet potato gnocchi and lamb sirloin. The gnocchi were fried in brown butter and were light and delicious. The lamb was cooked to a beautiful medium rare with a nice crust on the outside. Lamb was served over a good portion of couscous with a yogurt mint sauce. The mint was not overpowering at all, whereas at many restaurants I could see this being the case. For dessert I had the dulce de leche gelato, which came with biscotti. Everything was delicious. Service was great. Our waiter was super personable and professional, but still cracked a few good jokes. We were on a business meal with a group of seasoned travelers, and this meal would hold up compared to most Italian you can get in any city. It's not a very modern looking place, but it has that familiar "old scool" Italian restaurant feel to the decor. I would go back 100%.
Note on dress code: On a Wednesday night at about 7pm, most of the crowd were dressed business casual or nicer.
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