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.View Private Dining Details
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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
Food was very good - lots to choose from. Our table loved the potato gnocchi appetizer, spaghetti, and the warm pecan tart.
We were dining with an 85 year old family member and a 7 year old granddaughter. Both needed help with the menu selections and the server was not helpful, and in fact, bordering on rude. The restaurant was nearly empty at 5:30 so he wasn't necessarily hurried - just abrupt. We should have checked menu before choosing Tulios - not many choices for a 7 year old.
Fantastic food and amazing service. We celebrated my wife's birthday and had a really good experience.
Celebrating my daughter’s birthday.
Our server was wonderful. Food delicious.
The food was horrible. I’ve ordered linguine, my pasta came out bland, and my pasta was filled with liquid. The dish should change to pasta and soup not linguine. Our sever, did as little as possible! He brought us bread, nothing else to dip our bread in. In addition, when our entrees came out, the young lady drop our entrees down like she careless for us to be there. I’ve asked the server for crush pepper flake, and he never came back with what I’ve asked for, nor did he care to ask how our foods were tasted. How disappointing and I would never come back to this restaurant!
Our server was wonderful. Food came out warm, not hot.
When we arrived, we were seated next to the kitchen window. When i asked to be moved, we were ignored. When the hostess said that the table we pointed to, near ours, was for a "special birthday" i said "We are here for a birthday , too!" She said nothing. I found this very rude. I was with my daughter, turning 19. She was kind about it. I was upset and almost spoke to the manager. We called a nearby restaurant and would have left if they had a table open. Next time, we will call them first. The wait staff was insensitive, the food was nothing special, there was an elist attitude, which, we couldn't understand reason for. We won't recommend it, and we won't reserve on open table again. It seemed to bias our table selection in a negative way.
Fabulous as ever
Tulio has a fairly limited menu but with nice variety. The pastas and salads are great. The service is always good and fast enough for a business meal.
This is our family’s “go to” restaurant for special occasions. There’s always something for everyone and high standards are consistent. A bit of a hassle for us to trek downtown but we make the exception for Tulio’s!
This restaurant is a traditionally good Italian "go to" for dinner prior to a show. The pasta is excellent. The menu had many interesting options (though the dessert menu did not make us want to have one of everything.) The (apparently) all male wait staff did their jobs but were not particularly personable. That's OK if the goal is to "serve a meal" but if one wants to have a "great experience" then more is necessary.
Great place for a great meal. Was very happy and full when leaving. Friendly staff.
Good Italian fare .. innovative .
Burrata is good and done with Carmelized pears.
Pekoe mussels are very tasty and are on of the best dishes. People who were there loved the sweet potatoe gnocchi.
I had breakfast there too and they have a great omelet of the day with coffee And homemade jam.
Date night with my wife. We had no deadline for departing so we made it a leisurely dinner with appetizers, 1/2 bottle of champagne, two courses and wine. A highlight was our server, Ricardo. He was very knowledgeable and attentive. We had a booth which is much preferred at Tulio as tables are close together.
Sweet potato gnocchi is an item of fame at Tulio. We tried and enjoyed but did not think extraordinary. The trout with greens was an excellent appetizer. When asked, Ricardo suggested we select from their fresh made pastas for our Primi course; we were more than pleased. For Secondi I chose the swordfish which was excellent and a healthy portion.
Tulio's wine list is, naturally, very heavy to Italian. Only disappointment of our experience was wine list showing a 2012 Italian red blend with which we were familiar...the bottle came to our table and it really was a 2014. We turned it down and ordered something else. I know it is tough to keep wine lists current.
We absolutely love Tulio. We have NEVER been disappointed.
Had a wonderful experience and had a top notch lamb and wife loved pork spaghetti!
The Italian inspired menu is very good - there are a variety of options on the short/medium menu. Lunch is busy and the restaurant is cozy. Bar seating is a little on the tight side but noise is not overwhelming. You don't have to enter the hotel to enter the restaurant; it's a good place to meet someone for a business lunch.
Great service staff with a teaming attitude and great recommends which we took and enjoyed
Made a recommendation to another conference attendee and he had a great experience also
The food was amazing. The gnocchi was delicious.
Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Super accommodating and tons of vegetarian options. Be sure to ask for a vegetarian menu!
Great service, very attentive. Food was good, no complaints. Decor is a bit outdated.
Anniversary dinner greeting with beautiful roses
Thank you !!
Great food and great service.
Always my first evening meal when in Seattle! Butternut Squash Soup is off the charts! Pasta dishes all wonderful.
I was disappointed. My wife had spaghetti with pork belly. It doesn't come with a sauce so it was kindof dry. I had the rib eye steak. It was massive( no complaints), but a bit chewy. I'd prefer a smaller piece of meat that is more tender. Maybe that's just rib eye?
Dined family style, waited extremely long for our meat course and they forgot one of our dishes, and didn’t acknowledge the birthday at all. We left and had dessert else where
My husband and I checked out Tulio’s for a date night because I pass it every day on my way in to work and wanted to give it a try. I came in for the sweet potato Gnocchi, and although it was delicious, it wasn’t the highlight of our night. We were seated promptly, had a wonderful server and enjoyed an amazing meal. We will be back!
Dinner before Mamma Mia at the 5th... it was a great, great night!!
Very friendly service, several of the staff wished us a happy anniversary. Provided two roses for the occasion and offered us a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Food was great and our waiter was professional and responsive. Great place for a special occasion!
We loved the location. We stayed at the Kimpton. The breakfast was incredible! Would definitely visit again whenever we are in the Seattle area.
Linguine with Clams a little flat: though clams themselves were fresh, something was missing (maybe herbs, white wine, I don't know, I'm not a chef). Linguine cooked al dente, as they should be. Warm pecan tart with vanilla ice cream excellent, more than big enough to share. Server in upstairs room knowlegable, discreet, and attentive, without being intrusive. Dined there on a Friday night; my advance request for a quiet table was granted, which I greatly appreciated. (Was dining with a friend I hadn't seen in 40 years; my hearing isn't what it was in my 20s.) Altogether a very enjoyable evening; great place for an intimate conversation. I'd definitely return next time I'm in Seattle. Recommend making reservations early.
Meh. Mixed experience. $$ food with a confusing pallet of tastes in each dish.
Tulio is an outstanding restaurant with a great staff, delicious food, and an amazing wine list....Bravo!
My husband and I had one evening to spend in Seattle, and the suggestion we were given to eat at Tulio’s was excellent! We enjoyed the food and atmosphere very much and hope to return again someday.
Great food and great service before a show at the the 5th Avenue!
We have not been here for years. Most impressed! Food very good, service exemplary. A great meal in a cozy space. Cannot say enough good things re service. Congratulations Walter!
Will definitely return!
Tulio was superb! Fabulous service, wonderful ambience and superlative food and wine! We'll be back!
Tulio’s was a little disappointing for breakfast. Food was not hot when served and not deserving more than it was pretty good. Not great. Service was okay.
This restaurant places all open table reservations
In the noisy and cramped bar!
Service was terrible!!!
Food was only mediocre.
Our table was practically semi-private in balcony and service was wonderful. Delicious food, wine -- an absolute lovely evening!