Tulio

4.5
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3747 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Authentic Cuisine, From Northern Italy to Seattle
Since its inception, Tulio has been a regular on restaurant awards lists, thanks in no small part to Chef Walter Pisano, whose cooking is inspired as much by his travels through the Old World as his Italian roots. Tulio’s dishes are simple yet sophisticated, combining rustic Italian preparations with local ingredients to create bold flavors and an unforgettable dining experience. Recognizing that our guests have different tastes and dining preferences, we proudly offer several gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian dishes on each of our daily menus. If you have any food allergies or other special requests, please let us know.

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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had guests in from out of town. Both commented that their dinners were the best they’ve ever had of their respective types of food. One had pasta the other a duck dish.

CB
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I'm not usually one for dining at restaurants in a hotel, but this was a welcome surprise! We had linguini with clams (there must have been 40 clams on the dish!) and the ribeye (very well prepared and tender). Drinks were good, though they didn't have a large wine selection outside of WA/OR wines. Our server Catherine was great as well - very attentive and helpful.

AC
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tulio never disappoints. The food is comforting, the service is excellent, and the ambience is restful.

BO
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food. My second time to Tulio and I will go back.

BH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Loved the atmosphere. Very cozy and lively. Everything was delicious, especially the ravioli and mussels. Will be back to try lunch with the wood fired pizzas.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent service changed my mood from very upset to very happy in a short amount of time:) food and ambiance awesome as well.

H
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We hadn’t been to Tulio since around the year it opened so it was fun to revisit it almost three decades later. We were pleasantly surprised by how great it was and we’ll be back soon.

All the food was delicious, including the mussels and the lamb sirloin. Good cocktails and excellent wines by the glass. The place was packed on a Friday night, had a great cozy vibe, and was loud but not too loud.

AS
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

We had not been here for awhile....it used to be a go to restaurant. The menu is very different but the food remains consistently good. we were off put by our server trying to up-sale us on the wine when we wanted to have an honest discussion about wine options. He was not very knowledgeable/accurate w/ his comments about choices & definitely all of his recommendations were more expensive then the (generous) price we said we wanted to spend. We won’t be back for a bit.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We took our daughter for her birthday. Terrific food and Ricardo provided great service!

a
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tulio is a great restaurant. I had a business event planned at this restaurant and everything was well organized.

MG
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We were asked if we wanted to try some Gnocci, that was fantastic but it turned up on my receipt as a charge?

Kind of weird,

MTG

G
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sean, our waiter, was absolutely amazing. 2 members of our party were under the weather, and he took such wonderful care of us. We’ve been coming to Tulio’s to celebrate the holidays for over 20 years, and Sean made this one of the absolute best experiences we’ve ever had. We hope to dine at Tulio’s again to see Sean again soon!

CD
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The duck is excellent!

JD
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Although nice, the Waitress was a bit hyper so we felt rushed. I wanted a booth for the four of us but they wouldn’t accommodate, so had to sit next to the service bar. We haven’t been for awhile and was disappointed with the ambiance. It’s more of a casual restaurant now. Maybe white table cloths would help. Food and drinks were very good!

T
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We visited on her 37th wedding anniversary, Tulio has always been one of our favorites. They outdid themselves on 30 December. From cocktails, to wine, to salads, to entrees, and desserts, everything was spot on. Well done Tulio‘s!

LD
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

We've eaten here before and it was great, this time no so much. We were there for our 25th anniversary and it was noted in our reservation. Everyone except our waiter, Guillermo, wished us a happy anniversary. After we were seated for a while, he brought us water, then left. He walked by us several times before I flagged him down to order something to drink. I asked for a glass of prosecco and he promptly said that I should order the $19 a glass one instead of the $13 as it was much better. Talk about up sale! I declined. Then after my husband I toasted, he overheard and said, "Oh, I forgot, we'll buy you a glass for your anniversary". Well, then why not give me the more expensive wine? Too late. Then he left again. We flagged him down for a second time and asked about ordering. We had decided to share the appetizer of "asparagus wrapped in prosciutto with a poached duck egg" as we wanted to save room for the delicious meal ahead of us. We had not ordered our entrees nor received bread yet, when our appetizer arrived. The a white asparagus wrapped in soggy prosciutto with a very small "duck" egg was very bland. We hoped for better when we could finally order our main, which took another flagging down of our waiter. We had to ask for bread three times. I asked our waiter what size the chicken was and he said "Oh, it's a full bone-in breast"...imagine my disappointment when it was a small airline chicken breast, the kind you get at a conference dinner. My chicken was dry, and tasteless, the "risotto" was made with long grain rice in a thin sauce, our $7 cauliflower side dish was just a few pieces of burnt veggie. My husband had the pork shank, which was actually quite good.Finally, we ordered dessert (I was still very hungry); the pistachio semifreddo was excellent as before, but the new chocolate dessert was too sweet. Just as our desserts were delivered, Guillermo put our bill on the table. Seemed a bit rude. Overall, it was not a good experience.

S
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Went for brunch before a show. Food was mediocre service was very slow! Wouldn’t go back. I hear dinner is good. Food took a long time. Bread was burnt and my friends food was cold. Nothing great for the price.

JC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Tulio is a lovely spot. They were able to accommodate a party of 12 with short notice. Also were very kind and considerate of the needs of our two demanding toddlers (more toast! More milk! Etc)! Would be nice to have a few more gluten free options but the addition of almond milk was nice for us. A basic breakfast menu but every thing was tasty, and service was prompt. Would definitely recommend.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been a decades old customer!

MB
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love Tulio! Everybody's dinner was VERY good. We had a great time Xmas eve.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

If this is the best Italian restaurant in Seattle, I pity you. I ordered chicken and it was dry on the outside and had a rubbery texture. The risotto with the chicken was overcooked rice in a pool of sauce. The linguine with clams was lacking in seasoning. The orrechetti was ok and the vegetable risotto looked like a real risotto glistening and creamy. The service was very good and the restaurant looked beautiful. We were visitors to Seattle and there are too many restaurants that are a much better gastronomic experience.

KR
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Manager visited to see how we were doing without being too solicitous. The food was authentic and delicious. Service was professional and unhurried. Definitely recommend. Don't be put off by the fact that it's in a hotel The place is legit!

MS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tulio had a nice ambiance! You feel like your in a European movie set! I love the food especially the pork shank. The pork shank was cooked to perfection with the mash potato! The gnocchi was also yummy. Service was very great with the waiter coming to check up on us.

L
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

One suggestion...make sure table is set for number of people on reservation BEFORE seating the guests.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food, great value, great service!

AL
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch! Never knew they served brunch but we will be back. And Cranberry Mimosas? Who knew?

M
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience! Great brunch. Awesome service.

DB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Quieted down once the theater crowd leaves go later if you have the option...

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

We were attending a musical at the 5 th Ave. The food and menu were ok but not especially great. The menu seemed limited compared what we had in the past at Palomino.

PK
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always love Tulio, our favourite restaurant in Seattle.

B
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

wonderful place to eat. we have been going thee for 30 years.

E
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was quite good, but the service was really sub-par. It seemed like the only way to get someone to the table was to flag them down, as they did not check in on us frequently enough. Imagine watching the waiter walk past your empty glass of wine repeatedly without stopping.

Tulio
Responded on 24 December 2019

Thank you for taking the opportunity to reach out and share with me your recent experience. I apologize that the staff was not attentive and providing the five diamond service we pride ourselves on.Clearly the issues you outlined fall short of our service promise and although I can't take back what happened, I can certainly try to improve your next visit! When you are ready to return please reach out so I can facilitate your visit with 30% off your meal. Thank you again for your feedback!

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LN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved the ambience. Hotel Vintage was great as well.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect dinner before theater!

CG
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful. A bit noisy. Would like to experience dining upstairs sometime. Highly recommend!

AR
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Tulio's is one of the increasing number of restaurants that add a surcharge to the bill (5% is modest but, frankly, I wish they would just what I presume to be a $15 minimum wage comment to the price of the food in the first place). Irritated.

C
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always visit Tulio when I’m in Seattle. Great service and good quality food, convenient location

DD
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tulio has become an annual Christmas tradition for us to enjoy with friends and family every December when it is decorated for the holidays. A perfect time again!

a
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was incredible! Servers were just ok. Waiter was no where to be seen for major part of the meal.

JM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Tulio comes across as a unique and incomparable Italian dining experience. While it has a lot of ambiance with its wood paneled interior, it is anything but incomparable. The food is, at best, average and does not compare to the quality of Italian Food that I have had at other places in the area. The restaurant is crowded and loud and the service is marginal at best. There are better and more convenient options for Italian food. Frankly, Olive Garden would be a much better choice. This place is highly overrated.