Food Porn: Tulio Ristorante

Sweet Potato Gnocchi. Photo by Sean D.

Downtown Italian Staple in Seattle.

In this edition of Food Porn, we feature Tulio Ristorante, located in the Hotel Vintage Park. Executive Chef Walter Pisano opened Tulio in 1992, naming the restaurant after his father, John Tulio Pisano. His menus reflect his love and passion for making honest Italian food.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi. Photo by Sean D.
Sweet Potato Gnocchi. Photo by Sean D.

The Burrata with fresh and juicy heirloom tomatos and olive oil is a simple, but a delicious starter for a summer meal. One of their most popular and signature dishes is the Sweet Potato Gnocchi. It is deep fried so all sides are crispy and the inside is gooey and soft. Served with sage butter and mascarpone, I can see why this item has been on the menu for years.

The housemade Tagliatelle with crisp pork belly, mama lil’s peppers, and tomatoes is fresh. The Lamb Sirloin is tender and moist, cooked to perfection with buttery fregola sarda, an Israeli couscous. Tulio offers a gluten-free menu as well as a vegetarian and vegan menu.

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Photos by Sean D.

Come for a romantic dinner for two, an intimate meal with your friends, or a business casual dinner with your colleagues. Tulio is not your average hotel restaurant by a long shot. It’s much, much more.

They are open for dinner Sunday through Thursday 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Friday through Saturday from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm. They are also open for weekday breakfast from 7:00 am to 10:00 am and brunch on weekends from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Tulio Ristorante     |      1100 Fifth Ave, Seattle     |  (206) 624 – 5500