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.
Came for lunch with colleagues. To our surprise the restaurant was very loud with other patrons, it was difficult for our group to speak to each other. Food was great and service was also good and it was very busy. Will definitely return.
Nice Saturday night family dinner.
Definitely very noisy. It’s difficult to have a conversation without speaking loud enough so it’s heard by many. The table spacing is also a little tight.
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.
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.
Tulio never disappoints. The food is comforting, the service is excellent, and the ambience is restful.
Great service and food. My second time to Tulio and I will go back.
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.
Excellent service changed my mood from very upset to very happy in a short amount of time:) food and ambiance awesome as well.
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.
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.
We took our daughter for her birthday. Terrific food and Ricardo provided great service!
Tulio is a great restaurant. I had a business event planned at this restaurant and everything was well organized.
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,
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!
The duck is excellent!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Been a decades old customer!
Always love Tulio! Everybody's dinner was VERY good. We had a great time Xmas eve.
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.
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!
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.
One suggestion...make sure table is set for number of people on reservation BEFORE seating the guests.
Great food, great value, great service!
Great brunch! Never knew they served brunch but we will be back. And Cranberry Mimosas? Who knew?
Lovely experience! Great brunch. Awesome service.
Quieted down once the theater crowd leaves go later if you have the option...
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.
We always love Tulio, our favourite restaurant in Seattle.
wonderful place to eat. we have been going thee for 30 years.
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.
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!
Loved the ambience. Hotel Vintage was great as well.
Perfect dinner before theater!
The food was absolutely delicious. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful. A bit noisy. Would like to experience dining upstairs sometime. Highly recommend!
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.