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Tulio Ristorante

1100 Fifth Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
(206) 624-5500
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Ranked #17 of 3,387 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Spring
Transit: 4th and Seneca BUS and 3rd and Union LIGHT RAIL
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Chilliwack, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

After reading some of the current reviews here, I realize that not every experience at Tulio is going to be a perfect one every night, but ours most certainly was. We were a party of six, and my wife and I were celebrating our 25th anniversary. We didn't expect any special treatment and I purposely asked that it would be... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The place was really busy - lots of locals, which is great testimony. The bar area is small so we were found a table in the main restaurant. The food is authentic Italian, very enjoyable. Friendly but unobtrusive service.

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Douglass L, General Manager at Tulio Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We truly appreciate your commenst!! Hope to see you soon. Cheers. More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Although this is certainly a very good restaurant, I am surprised by rave reviews I have seen. The attractiveness of the décor is indisputable, certainly, but the food was not quite what I expected for quality, and I was hoping for wait staff in an Italian restaurant that spoke some Italian! For Seattle wait staff, they were not particularly solicitous... More

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Douglass L, General Manager at Tulio Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review regarding your stay last August. We appreciate your comments! We actually have recently revised our menus so there are some new items you need to check out. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More

Vancouver Island, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We were a walk-in on a busy Thursday night and were graciously greeted and offered a primo banquette in the back. Efren was our waiter and he was knowledgeable and engaging. For openers we had two glasses of the staff-recommended Ripasso and it was better than anything we had the night before at Purple. For starters, Honey had the butternut... More

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Douglass L, General Manager at Tulio Ristorante, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for the nice review. Your dinner sounds amazing - thanks for sharing. I've passed along the nice comments about Efren. He's great. Hope to see you back again soon. More

Denver, Colorado, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We had Sea Bass and the rib eye steak. The sea bass was dry and over cooked and the rib eye was just ok. The service was very good and it was a nice place but I think we got unlucky with the food choices...

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Douglass L, General Manager at Tulio Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. So sorry you were dissapointed by the food - please contact me directly and we can arrange to have you back. Next time you'll be raving about our food! More

Sonora, California
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Those were two of the stellar dishes we ordered - extra "sauce" on the pizza which really translated into extra crushed tomatoes - San Marzano I'm pretty sure at that. We are in the bar and it's just a very cozy atmosphere there and in the entire restaurant. Very comforting with great wines by the glass (Italian, local) and great... More

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Douglass L, General Manager at Tulio Ristorante, responded to this review

Greetings! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We truly appreciate your patronage to our restaurant and hope to see you on many more occasions! So happy to hear you ordered the Branzino – indeed it is delicious! Sorry – it does get a little messy! Next time we will make sure you get the... More

Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Traveling alone on business I sat at the bar for dinner. From my seat I had to put up with the banter of the wait-staff complaining about their tables. There was a mix up with my order, delaying it by 15 or 20 minutes. Rather than apologize, the bartender (server) gave some flip response. The food that showed up was... More

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Douglass L, General Manager at Tulio Ristorante, responded to this review

Greetings! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am terribly disappointed with your experience at Tulio. I am so sorry for the food arriving late & for the staff not handling this situation in a professional manner (or the banter). Please let me know when you are coming back to Seattle – we would... More

Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We needed an intimate and private space for a quarterly corporate meeting and I am so glad we picked this spot! Planning with the Private Dining coordinator Mallory was a breeze. The food we ordered was amazing, the staff person working our meeting- David was attentive but not hovering. All of our attendees loved the boutique feel of the space.... More

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Douglass L, General Manager at Tulio Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I am glad you had a nice experience in our private dining space. Mallory is a gem! We look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers! More

Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Went one night for drinks, one night for dinner and one night just for desert. The service here is exceptional - attentive without being cloying. Atmosphere is akin to a bistro in Rome. Nice that you can sit outside and people watch or enjoy the cozy yet vibrant atmosphere inside. The pasta dishes were perfectly cooked and the sauces flavorful... More

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Douglass L, General Manager at Tulio Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We love that you got to experience Tulio on three different nights. Looking forward to serving you soon. Cheers! More

Keene, New Hampshire
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

The food taste great and the portions were perfect. Enjoyed speaking with the staff. We didn't make reservations in advance, but were lucky to be seated fairly quickly. Will definitely return!

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Douglass L, General Manager at Tulio Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We were honored to have you as our guest and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More

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