Seattle >Tulio Ristorante
Enter the antique revolving doors of Seattle's Tulio Ristorante and you'll discover the sounds and aromas of a bustling Italian trattoria. Solaio, our upstairs dining room, is a charming and beautifully decorated venue with a wine-cellar motif. Tulio can accommodate up to 75 people for sit-down events and up to 100 people for a reception. There is no room rental fee charged for using Solaio. At Tulio, we strive to make each event special. Customized menus, candles for the tables and background music are complimentary. It's the perfect venue for rehearsal dinners and post wedding brunches. …
Avoid on Friday nights. We went to Tulio's and right from the start were disappointed by having to pay $13.00 to park our car to eat dinner. Wait staff was non interested in getting to our table even though he looked over at us but went on to do other things that seem unimportant. He did not make suggestions and took our order without offering any salad's or starters. Our meal we had Duck was good but side dishes that were served were not very tasty. There are to many other good restaurant's in Seattle for us to go back, we were disappointed.
Can't wait to go back!. I tried Tulio for the first time tonight and I can't wait to go back. We were out on a business dinner and several of us enjoyed the 25 for $25 prix fixe meal while others ordered off the regular menu. The chicken with carmelized garlic was delicious as was the cherry tomatoes and mozarella starter. Though the restaurant was small and got completely full as the night wore on, the initmacy was not lost. The dim lights and dark leather reminded me why I enjoy fine dining so much and I'm happy to find a restaurant that isn't uncomfortably modern like many other Seattle dining establishments.
Best Italian in Seattle... period..
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)
There 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).
The 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.
I 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.
Thank you Tulio
i took my wife to Tullio on sunday night for her birthday, and we were treated very poorly.
our waitress was very rude and didnt eve offer her a birthday dessert, and the food is definately not worth the Money!!
very expansive wine list also. dinner for 2 was over $100.
i cant believe people would comeback to a place where you are paying top dollar for food, and have to pay $ 10 to park.
the only positive thing was the atmosphere
Best Italian in town!. I have eaten at Tulio once every two-three weeks since I moved to Seattle in 2004; I have consistently received fantastic service, and the food has never been anything but perfect. Additionally, my family and I had dinner there on Friday night and the restaurant was packed - nevertheless, neither the quality of the service (prompt, friendly and personal) nor the quality of the food suffered. There were six of us, and having worked in fine dining myself, I know how difficult it is to maintain such high standards for a large party in the midst of Friday night chaos. Whether it is for a business lunch or a romantic dinner, this restaurant is outstanding!
Not enough to warrant a return trip. 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.
best pork shank ever.
went there with mother in law (from germany), she selected pork shank and praised it as best ever eaters. this compliment from a german pork nuckle specialist is probaly the hightest you can get.
the whole experience (servise, ambience, and food) was very pleasant.
I had dinner at Tulio's with two of my closest friends to celebrate a few momentous events. We could not have picked a better italian restaurant, or finer dining experience!!! The fish special was halibut -- a large portion, cooked to moist perfection, with a creative topping of roasted beets, baby artichoke, frisee, and dollops of fig puree on the side. The gnocchi was piping hot, lightly crunchy on the outside, and as an appetizer, a meal in itself. The calamari was also divine---fresh, sweet, tender, and served with lightly spiced chickpeas. This is a restarant that Knows how to create the finest in italian cuisine, and serve memorable meals. The wait staff is also impeccable in its treatment of customers, and recommendations of wines to complement your meal.
I'll go back in a heartbeat and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to create long-lasting and happy memories.
I love tuio's. I had dinner on my birthday. It was the best birthday ever. Good food, wine, dessert ;). 110% excellent service.
Not so special birthday. I've heard wonderful things about Tulio but my first experience wasn't so remarkable. I ordered the smoked salmon ravioli. The ravioli's weren't cooked entirely and the sauce did nothing to enhance the flavor of the smoked salmon. I would give it another shot but was disappointed with my first time.
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