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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Delightful food, impeccable service, not trendy and that’s what I love about it... Seattle classic!
Great food great service great cocktails sweet potatoe gnocchi
Made reservations for 8PM and had to wait 30 minutes to get seated. Waiter was not as attentive and we had to request different servers to
The food was good (not great), but the server was snooty and disinterested. Our biggest issue, however, was the "value" - drinks were ridiculously expensive (most cocktails and glasses of wine are $18 minimum) and the food is overpriced. We've had better overall experience for half to 2/3 the price. There are a lot of great restaurants in the Seattle area - we'll choose something else next time.
Focaccia bread to start(ehhh-really prefer a nice crusty bread with my Italian meal)
Butter lettuce salad, very tasty and good, orriechetta was only ok-skimpy on the sausage and too much red sauce-very light on flavor. Roasted chicken w/ risotto was good but not outstanding. Service seemed rushed and very minimalistic. Had to ask to have shredded parm and ground pepper despite it being 2 table lengths away from my table at a wait station. Waiter seemed happy we weren’t getting dessert.
Would not go back. Everything was average except the ambiance which warm cozy.
Very enjoyable evening-service and food were amazing!
Food was excellent.
Lots of tables packed into a small area. My chair was bumped into every couple of minutes. The waiter was so busy we barely saw him. Risotto was not fully cooked and was like eating raw rice. Pretty disappointed for the price of the entree. The pumpkin soup was delish!
Had not been here in years. Recalled it had grow staid. Decided to give it another chance. Offerings still painfully unimaginative. Most are the same old things at much higher prices. The ambiance and service are wonderful, but not backed up by interest food.
Cozy, comfortable example of a classic Italian restaurant. Great food, attentive service
We were sat at a table near the back, and near a staging table, despite notating that we were there for a special occasion - this made us feel particularly less important than other guests. One of our party ordered the linguine with clams, and while there were a lot of clams, and my guest was too kind at the time to say anything, she noted later to me that they had not been cleaned properly and were filled with grit. Our server asked if some of our party would like wine with dinner, and rather than provide a list, offered options, which happened to be among the most expensive glasses available. While the cost wasn't prohibitive, it was clear that this was done to intentionally charge us more, perhaps thinking that our entire group were tourists. My husband and I live locally, and have always recommended Tulio to visiting guests as well as to our friends in the city - we will no longer be doing so. As a side note, having an explanation on the bill regarding the 5% surcharge added to the total because you are now required to pay your employees a living wage is tacky and off-putting. Your prices are high enough that you can afford to pay your workers without adding on an additional charge, and if they are not, then you are within your rights to raise them higher, as your clientele are likely able to afford it.
A little on the pricey side, but the food is consistently excellent and the ambience is charming. Located near the 5th Avenue Theater, it's a good fit for a pre-theater dinner.
We came into town for theater and to celebrate sisters70 birthday. Breakfast was great all around. Coffee service came often. We had a very enjoyable time conversing. Was not noisy.
We were a 2 top that arrived at 7:30 pm. There were several large groups in the restaurant when we arrived. Once seated, it took our waiter at 10+ minutes to greet us. We ordered drinks, 1st and second courses. While the pacing of the meal was fine, our first courses arrived before our drinks. Our entrees arrived and we had to request bread as it had never been delivered. During the span of our meal, we spoke to our server only a few times. While he apologized for the delays, we were left feeling like an afterthought and it negatively impacted our meal.
Service was very slow and remained spotty throughout the dinner; had to ask for almost everything as they were not offered by a waiter. The tables are quite close and tight.
Food was fine as usual but we were frustrated by mediocre service.
First and foremost the food has gone downhill since I last attended this facility. Price is extremely high for the service quality and care presented. We were left standing in the middle of the restaurant as they decided where to put us and second the wait staff was not on the ball at all. When you pay over 100 dollars for a plate of food you should never have to wait for anything, especially a drink and most defiantly should never have to ask about it. Which we did. We had waiters knock our expensive coats onto the floor and not pick them up. I have frequented this restaurant since it had opened. The precision of the service in the beginning was impeccable. When a restaurant looses sight of their responsibility to customers and takes on the behavior of “your privileged to get what we give you” they need to turn in their license to serve. If I am to give any advice to this restaurant it would be remember it’s the customer that you work for and apparently your head has gotten too big to remember that. This restaurant should be avoided.
We found Tulio a mixed bag. The noise level was so loud that it was impossible to hear each other without shouting. No matter how good the food, atmosphere, and service is, the noise was a deal breaker for us. For those who don't mind loud, the food is mostly excellent. We were disappointed with the butter lettuce salad finding the dressing too sweet. But the main dishes and desert -- black cod, roast chicken and hazelnut semifreddo were fabulous! The service was attentive but a bit overbearing at times. So I recommend Tulio to people who find loud places part of the fun.
Everything went very well. Enjoyed the evening immensely.
I requested a table in a quiet place for conversation. We were seated at the front of the restaurant where everyone had to pass our table to get to their table. We were also next to a large table with a large group of people. We were unable to have any sort of conversation.
The portion size of my salad was good but the serving size of the risotto was very small.
Although this restaurant is very convenient to my place of work, I will be looking for another lunch spot in the area.
Great food... very tasty
Are loyal customers at Tulles when we visit Seattle (staying at the Vintage).
Food is always wonderful. Wish the noise level was much less!
Step into Tulio’s and you are eased into a dining experience that is rare in Seattle-quiet ambiance, soft yet professional service, and food that tastes even better than its presentation. We were there for two hours and were never rushed. The chicken with lemon risotto was amazing, with a subtle zing of citrus in the risotto brightening the whole plate. The pork shank was crispy and falling off the bone. Swiss chard sautéed in the pork juices tasted fresh and earthy. Tulio’s never disappoints.
Sweet potato gnocchi was extremely tasty and great texture. Agnolotti too was super tasty. Risotto was not too great but no complaints.. I ordered a BURRATA which never arrived. As I was not charged for it, I did not question it further though.
The food was fantastic. I was lunching with a business client. We were there for quite awhile and never felt rushed or ignored.
Awesome authentic restaurant. Food, ambiance, service was all top notch. I would visit again and highly recommend!
Favorite place for special occasions! Always order the roast chicken with a lemon risotto. Perfect every time
Service is tops
We had a wonderful dinner, which made my husband comment that we need to more often think about how much we like Tulio's when dining in downtown Seattle. Our meals (roast chicken with lemon risotto and duckling) were perfectly cooked and delicious, as were our starters (burrata watermelon salad and prosciutto-wrapped asparagus). If you aren't in a booth, seating can be tight, but it wasn't uncomfortable. Lovely evening.
We were able to sneak in with last minute reservations and were very happy with our dinning experience. My daughter had the cavatelli with marinara sauce which was really very good! You know a restaurant is good which the simple things leave you very satisfied. I had the squid ink spaghetti with pork belly and targa which was amazing! My wife had the spaghetti with clams which was really good as well!
tasty, well done dishes with a creative flare. Nice cozy dining in old world elegance..
The service tax of 5% is ridiculous
They changed their caesar salad to some other not so tasty salad. And the food wasn't all that good.
We had a great evening with great food, relaxed but impeccable service. Everything was perfect and the burning spritzer was divine
Classic in every way - Service, food, ambiance.
Great for dates or casual dining.
It was a busy Sunday night and all table were filled. Tulio is a very very consistent restaurant and this night was no exception. Martini's cold, appetizers were outstanding. The main courses were good, but just ok good, Linguine with clams and pasta & sausage. My 4 stars vs. 5 is for the main courses and the ambience. When the restaurant is full it's a very crowded space. The service staff are fighting to move between tables and this can be annoying at times. Waiter was excellent and experienced.
Always a wonderful experience at Tulio. Superb food, highly skilled service, a beautiful room. You cannot go wrong here.
Agnolotti and cauliflower with breadcrumbs were superb, as worthy linguine with clams and asparagus with prosciutto. Always a nice peaceful atmosphere and a great service.
It was decent food! Definitely not bad but not memorable! Great pricing , though!
Excellent mussels and service. Our entire party of 8 enjoyed their entrees. Would definitely recommend and will return when in Seattle again.
Went in for brunch on a Saturday afternoon. Meh doesn’t quite cover it.
We arrived approx 10 minutes before the brunch seating was complete. I know this isn’t ideal, but we were vacationing, booked the reservation based on hotel’s recommendation, then experienced a mixup with our Uber
We were greeted by a rather stand-offish waitress, who seated us but explained “I’m off shift, someone else will come back to take your order”. After a few minutes a nice but rather clueless young lady appeared. We were harried from running late, and a bit distracted.
The waitress seemed disinterested and confused at the same time. We both ordered from the lunch menu, but she made no offer of drinks, apps or side items. Nor did she bring bread to the table (I ordered pasta)
My wife ordered a chicken avacado salad. When it came she began to eat, but soon discovered there was just two small cubes of chicken in the $16 salad. We don’t like to complain or send food back, but as we were the only folks in the restaurant, we did comment to the server. Her response:” well it is late in our brunch and we’re out of a lot of things, so...”
After a brief dialogue she offered to discuss with the chef, who in turn offered ham to replace the chicken in the requested chicken salad. Kinda weak.
To be fair, I had a delicious orrichette pasta with sausage- unfortunately it was a pretty small portion for a $22 brunch entree.
The place is in the ground floor of a fancy restaurant. If you are looking for cocktails and UW coeds it might be the place. But as for Saturday lunches I suggest you go somewhere else.