1100 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Parking: Garage, Street, Valet
Bike Parking: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Italian, European, Continental, Omelets
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
07/20/2006Provided by Citysearch -
i took my wife to Tullio on sunday night for her birthday, and we were treated very poorly.\nour waitress was very rude and didnt eve offer her a birthday dessert, and the food is definately not worth the Money!!\nvery expansive wine list also. dinner for 2 was over $100.\ni cant believe people would comeback to a place where you are paying top dollar for food, and have to pay $ 10 to park.\nthe only positive thing was the atmosphere
07/17/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I loved the atmosphere of this restaurant. And we (my husband and I) were were pleased to get in on a Friday night after making the reservation that afternoon. Unfortunately, the food and the service will keep me from returning. The food was good - although my portion was a bit small. My husband's pasta dish was an ample serving but average tasting. Although we were in no hurry, the kitchen was extremely backed up and we did start to notice it was taking a while to get our meals. The server was friendly although not particularly effective. Overall, in a city with plenty of choices as to where to spend money on a great dinner, this place didn't quite measure up.
07/24/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I recently read a review on this restaurant claiming that the food wasn't worth the money, the bill was too expensive for two (100.00), and they didn't give a free dessert for his wife's birthday... for this person I have a suggestion: go to the Spaghetti Factory, where the food is cheap, the service is artificially contrived, and they give you free spumoni ice cream for dessert every day of the year (I'm sure their delicious Inglenook house wine will be right up your alley... or perhaps a Keystone Ice would be your drink of choice)\n\nThere is a reason why this restaurant is consistently busy for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 7 days a week all year round. The food is consistently perfect; handmade pasta, traditional pizza, succulent meat dishes (ranging from organic veal, aged ribeye, stuffed chicken, slow braised Pork, and Duck confit), the salads are some of the best in the area in regards to the freshness of the produce, and the seafood arrives daily(the scallops are to die for and the calamari is one the few in seattle that is not breaded and deep fried, but skewered and grilled).\n\nThe servers at Tulio are professionals: they know their wine, food, and people. They can acclimate to any situation (business, romantic evenings, lg. tables, etc...) and have always treated my wife, family, business colleagues, and myself with the utmost of respect and care. \n\nI moved to downtown Seattle three years ago and I have dined at numerous restaurants in the greater seattle area. Tulio may not be THE BEST restaurant in Seattle, but it is definitely one of the best in it's price range (max entree price:30.00)... and without a doubt it is THE BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN SEATTLE.\n\nThank you Tulio
06/07/2007Provided by Citysearch -
This place is exactly what you think of when you think of great Italian fine dining. The dishes and flavors are familiar, but exceptional, and there is the occasional unique twist. My favorite part (other than the sweet potato gnocchi -- to DIE for) is that it FEELS like an Italian restaurant. They didn't spend a million dollars on custom pendant lighting and glowing wall features like everywhere else in this city. It's perfect.
11/09/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I've never had a less-than-perfect experience at Tulio. The service is always impeccable, the food is perfect, the wine list excellent, the desserts top-notch. This sounds a little over-enthusiastic, but Tulio is really one of those rare places that I always know exactly what to expect and it always delivers. Birthdays, important dinners and quiet nights at the bar have all been happily spent here. And great stop for downtown lunch!
11/28/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I have been a loving patron of Tulio since the days of when Seattle was a beginning culinary powerhouse as well as the grunge capital. In the many years I have dined there I have never had a less than perfect experience , and that is saying a lot. In my opinion, Tulio is the Italian version of Canlis. Creative menu options, and many homemade pastas show the chefs commitment to quality, A lamb filet and pork shank that both border on perfection, and management and wait staff that show genuine pride in the job they do. My only gripe would be that the last time my wife and I dined there she fell in love with my George Clooney stunt double waiter. Oh well, at least I ate well that night.
07/07/2008Provided by Citysearch -
We were celebrating my mom's 55th birthday and a belated Father's day since my parents live overseas and were finally here for a visit. This was the last day of their trip and was meant to be a very special occassion. The staff knew of the celebration (thru Open Table reservation + the waiter actually confirmed what we were celebrating!) yet, did nothing special for us. Why indicate you want to know about a special event if you do nothing about it? The gnocchi and my mom's main course (the salmon Ravioli) were wonderful. But my husband's Tagliatelle was almost tasteless and my veal chop was overcooked. The veal was supposedly stuffed with mozarella, but we didn't see much cheese. For the most expensive item on the menu and a Chef's speciality, we were very disappointed. The waiter didn't seem to notice (or care?) that more than half of my dish remained uneaten after him making such a big deal about what a great dish it was. Being that half the food we received was sub-par, I doubt we will be returning. It's a shame too because the rest of the restaurant was quite nice - cute place, not too noisy, fairly gracious staff. But none of that matters if you don't enjoy the food you are spending your hard-earned money on. Much less the embarrasment that this was the ""nice"" restaurant I took my parents to. It's not like we could do a ""do-over"" and go somewhere different later in the week since it was their last night in town. I shouldn't have to apologize to my guests for the restaurant's shortcomings.
11/28/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The food --- SoSo. The service ----- SoSo The ambiance ---SoSo\nThere are just to many good restaurants in the Seattle area for me to waste $100 dollars on a SoSo experince. When I go out to eat I want something better than I can do at home ---- That is the question I always ask myself --- in this case the answer is I could make a better meal at home than I had at Tulio's.