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“Outstanding Food, Wines & Service!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tulio Ristorante

Tulio Ristorante
1100 Fifth Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 624-5500
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Ranked #18 of 3,087 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Spring
Transit: 4th and Seneca BUS and 3rd and Union LIGHT RAIL
Kirkland, Washington
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Outstanding Food, Wines & Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This is a dining gem, located right next to the Vintage Park Hotel on 5th Ave. Outstanding menu, service and food! I loved the wine list with a huge selection of Italian and domestic wines by the glass. They have nicely organized the Italian wines by region, with several regional selections. The simple menu of starters, pastas and entrees offered a nice selection. We had the sweet potato gnocchi which is sautéed in sage butter, so it's slightly crispy outside and perfectly doughy inside - the buttery taste is fantastic. We were headed to a concert, so we skipped the pasta courses (must return to try!) and went straight for the entrees. I asked our server what he recommended between the pork shank and roast chicken - he sold me when he said the chicken was so good he could swim in it! I was not disappointed! The tender, moist chicken with crispy skin was amazing with a garlicky sauce and creamy risotto with a hint of lemon zest. Wow! The hubs went for the grilled lamb sirloin and it was so good I had to beg him to share! The mint yogurt sauce it laid on was perfect for the nicely seared, medium rare, tender lamb. We didn't have time for dessert because we had to get to our concert, but they looked delicious. Our next visit we will plan on dining Italian style - by allowing 3 full hours to savor our meal! Chef Pisano has a fantastic kitchen that will not disappoint you!

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Des Moines, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Buon Appetito”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Wonderfully prepared food and great service. The menu is interesting , and the pasta wonderfully fresh. Bring your wallet!!

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North Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

2nd visit to this nice restaurant. Great food and great service. Prices are not cheap but for the quality of food and service the prices are reasonable. Lots of gluten free options, much appreciated for me!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Douglass L, General Manager at Tulio Ristorante, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Steve- happy to hear you were able to enjoy Tulio and our Gluten free menu was appreciated! Happy you were obliged!
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wayne
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great find in the financial district in Seattle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We were late arriving to Seattle and we got reservations at 845 for Tulio's and it was a blessing! The place was walking distance from the Fairmont hotel and it is a lively and homey Italian style place. Martin our waiter was amazing, he walked us through the menu and I had a Japanese Pork Shank ( I know not Italian) and it was like Ossobucco! Seriously one of the better meals in Seattle! The seats are close so unless you get a booth or end table it can be noisey! Everyone ( ten of us) all loved the meals which were from Salmon to Veal chops! Very good and not too expensive!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Douglass L, General Manager at Tulio Ristorante, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Wanye- So pleased you all enjoyed your time and meal at Tulio. Thanks for your praise!
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Syracuse, New York, United States
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“Disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

A couple of the basic Italian staples were nearly inedible. Waiters were great, but the kitchen was not timely. Of our large group the consensus was that we overpaid for chain quality Italian. Some portions resemble appetizers, while others were adequate for an entree. Overall the ambiance was great, but the food lacked behind considerably.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Douglass L, General Manager at Tulio Ristorante, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
We at Tulio are truly disappointed in your disappointment! As we pride ourselves with so many great comments regarding the food and service- always disheartening to know we missed the mark. Hopeful that you are able to return to Seattle and Tulio in the future – I would love to have your experience us in a better fashion – closer to our reputation! Thanks for taking the time to inform us the details of your time here.
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