Fifth Avenue Destination: Tulio Restaurant

Fifth Avenue Destination: Tulio Restaurant

Distinct Italian cuisine in downtown Seattle

A warm, rich interior and savory scents invite diners into Tulio Restuarant at 1100 Fifth Avenue. You're in for a treat no matter the time of day with Chef Walter Pisano's bold and unique dishes. Try Tulio for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert, as well as business and private events. Any appetite and tastes will be satisfied and pleased with Tulio's vast menu options.

For early bird diners, try a Tulio classic of two eggs cooked any style, rosemary potatoes, and your choice of bacon, ham or sausage. A fine vegetarian option is the Frittata Omelettle, made with grilled vegetables, goat cheese, fresh herbs and tomato ragu, combined into one appeasing meal. Order a specialty coffee beverage, fresh squeezed juice or something a little stronger like a Bloody Mary or Mimosa to complement your breakfast.

​Most of the breakfast menu is available for brunch as well, but with a few additional, savory options like Ravioli smoked salmon with asparagus and lemon cream or Chicken Salad, made with organic greens, pine nuts, gorgonzola cheese and topped with panchette dressing. Brunch cocktails include a Pimms Cup, made with Pimms #1, Thomas Kemper Ginger Ale and Cucumber and a Cherry Breakfast Collins, a refreshing combination of vodka, fresh lemon juice, sour cherry preserves and soda. 

Tulio's brunch menu transitions smoothly into the lunch menu with dishes like Tomato Bread Soup, served with focaccia bread, basil and virgin olive oil, a variety of meat pizzas and calzones and other specialty options like Local Clam linguine, made with preserved lemon, chili flakes and garlic breadcrumbs. 

Dinner at Tulio can be a light variety of small bites or a three-course affair. The Sweet Potato Gnocchi with sage butter and mascarpone is a wonderful starter while the Tagliatelle with favas, leeks, chives and saffron crema is a pleasing addition. For those diners with a heartier appetite, the grilled Lamb Sirloin is an excellent choice. Served with cous cous, artichoke confit, currants, mint and Greek yogurt, this delicious dish won't disappoint. 

Tulio has menus devoted to gluten, vegan and vegetarian diners for those with dietary restrictions and preferences. Their alternative diet menu options are varied and decadent. Finish your meal with Tiramisu di Firenze, made with a Florence-style sponge cake, espresso, rum and mascarpone or seasonal Italian ice cream. Buon appetito!