Tulio

4.5
3581 reviews
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Italian
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.

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C
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and ambiance. The food was delicious but one of our entrees was cold when it arrived. We will definitely go again.

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P
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Great value.

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

While Tulio was highly recommended by a friend, I can only give it 3 stars at best and would not go back. We had high expectations but they were not met. The Caesar salad was very average, three out of five of our entrees were lukewarm—not hot! Unacceptable! However I have to say the dessert was outstanding, we all agreed on that.

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SM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food was delicious! Would recommend if you love great Italian food!

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PP
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tulio’s has always provided consistent service with outstanding food.

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k
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Service, as well as the greeting is always top notch! Personable, professional and responsive staff who clearly take their relationships with customers seriously. I've been frequenting Tulio's for the past two decades. I always enjoy seeing the staff's familiar faces! Thank you for a consistently satisfying experience. The only exception is the noise level, which for many of my clients and myself, the complaint is the same: it's difficult to carry on a conversation due to the noise level.

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LA
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service allowed us to make a show even though we were late for our reservations. The food, halibut, clam pasta and gnocchi, were all tasty and well prepared. Only downside is a somewhat limited menu but has gluten free and vegetarian choices.

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S
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I love Tulio and have eaten there many times. Food is always consistently good and service is great. On this particular night we were seated in an area that extremely noisy. Hopefully next time we can sit in a booth!!

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GS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy Tulio. The food--all courses--was well-prepared and according to our wishes. Service was helpful and attentive.

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f
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had 4 for dinner.. 2 of the meals were served cold.. Duck... my wife called the next day and reported this to the manager.

We like this restaurant and have not experienced this before... the food quality and presentation was very good.. good service and good ambiance..

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner before 5th Ave’s West Side Story!

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KH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Our food was good (some dishes better than others), but not amazing, and for the price we paid, I expect fine dining service and a table that isn't sandwiched between two service stations. It took us three minutes to be greeted by a host, another four to be visited by our server. We told him we needed to leave and hour and twenty minutes later to make a show and opted to skip apps in interest of time. He was very absent throughout the meal, water glasses went dry, and our food wasn't even timed to come out all together. We finished our food and waited 10 minutes before he came by with a dessert menu ... 5 minutes before we said we had to leave. The restaurant was too loud for full-table conversation. I brought out-of-town guests here and am duly embarrassed.

We were a group of six and placed at a bad table but it seemed that there were better seating options for tables 4 and under. I remember some good meals here years in the past and recommend only coming on a weeknight in a party of 4 or fewer and with at least 2 hours to devote to dinner.

Our favorite dishes were the gnocchi appetizer, pork, and lamb. The halibut portion was small (could use more sides) and the oriechette was pretty one-note. The duckling was very good as well.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious, but somewhat limited due to a kitchen change. The staff did a good job at expressing these limitations to our table and we were able to find great choices.

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GC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As alway, the food service and atmosphere are tops. It was our anniversary and after a great play we couldn't have asked for better dinner

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SK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tulio is the best place to enjoy dinner before a show. Our server asked about our show time and guided our service around that timeline. It was the best and most delicious experience! 5 Stars, y’all!

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RR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first visit to Tulio, but won't be our last! The food was outstanding and service impeccable. We were in a bit of a crunch to make a show, but they got us out on time, and we made it no problem! Thanks Tulio!

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b
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Friendly staff, excellent food. The gnocchi was the best I’ve ever had- light and delicious.

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CT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After many years of wanting to try Tulio’s, we made it. Fantastic, warm ambiance, with a staff that worked very hard to make our experience memorable. Or waiter, Shawn, pointed out signature dishes, expertly prepared and presented. We enjoyed the Beet Salad, I, a Squid ink pasta, and Lamb Sirloin. The lamb had the most perfect char, ever. Go, enjoy, don’t wait, a real gem.

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WR
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelentes porciones, sabor y buen ambiente. Pedimos Brochetas, Mussels y Linguini; fue un agasajo!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In the 20+ years of going to Tulio's I have never had a bad meal. The food and service are always excllent. One of my favorite restaurants.

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n
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable first experience. We will be back. Also a short walk to the theater for us and good parking close by.

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Miami
23 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Drinks-lousy
Service- lousy
Food- mixed- some excellent some so-so.

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DC
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent menu with great variety. Started with Penn Cove mussels - superb.

Shared the cheese ravioli and shank. Both were excellent but the shank was the star.

We will be back.

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ST
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 5

I have been Tuilo's many times and the food, as always, was excellent however this visit found the service lacking. After being seated we waited and waited and finally had to ask a passing server for water. It was another long wait before we met our waiter and got our menus. We also didn't get any bread until we asked for it, too.
This was out of the ordinary for Tulio's as their service has always been attentive without seeming so. Not this time I'm sorry to say.

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c
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Disappointed with our experience. Party of 8 and order for 2 of us was lost, they ended up getting meal after everyone else was done. Duck dish under cooked. Other entrees were just ok, not memorable as expected.

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SN
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Limited menu. Good quality. Very good service. Thank you!

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MP
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've never had less than an excellent experience at Tulio. Love the atmosphere, love the food, love the service!

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. A bit loud for conversation for 6 but everything else was fantastic. I would highly recommend Tulio for a wonderful evening.

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PN
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Like the food & wine options, especially since some in the party wanted plant-based choices. Quality service got us out in time for our show at the 5th Ave.

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v
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience!! Lovely place to dine. The server took great care. Food was good. Overall lovely experience.

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G
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

It was way too noisy. Slow service. We received our salads before our appetizer and only 2 of us had salad, so a long wait. Very crowded, you could barely squeeze between the tables.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always good and service is great. Our favourite bartenders Sean and Leah make awesome cocktails

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EM
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Stayed at the Vintage so ate dinner and then breakfast. In both cases, the service was quite poor. It appeared at dinner that there were just 2 wait staff for the whole place and we watched a party sit for 10 minutes w/o water or anyone addressing them. They walked out. Our bread arrived before our water and our appetizer before we had plates for it. The food is good and the atmosphere nice. Similar situation at breakfast. The host very generously got our coffee and took our order. Don’t bother w/ the cinnamon roll. Basically I’d go elsewhere if it’s convenient.

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HM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the downtown location and warm ambiance of Tulios. It feels like you are in a persons home with beautiful woodwork throughout. Attentive waitstaff and delicious food. I highly recommend the pork shank!

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DB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Ambience was great. Food was alright nothing special. I had the breakfast sandwich. It was brunch so maybe the dinner menu is better. Overall, the service was great and cool interior.

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M
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Limited menu but the food was delicious. Service was top notch. Highly recommend

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Boise
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot for business lunch. Quiet enough to talk. Great and unobtrusive service. Quality food and variety. Classy atmosphere.

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BM
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very nice atmosphere, relaxed and wholesome Italian food happy to recommend

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B
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our dining room experience was excellent. The only critique I had was regarding the portion size especially for the kid’s meal. My 8 yo old son ordered the waffles breakfast and found that the portion was too small. I had to share my breakfast with him. Everything was good otherwise.

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JS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deliciously prepared and nicely seasoned. Attentive service. Everything as expected.

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