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Tulio on the Today Show Blog!

8-21-2014  |  The Today Show

Check us out on The Today Show for National Spumoni Day!

Never had spumoni? It’s the Italian ancestor of Neapolitan ice cream: layers of pistachio, cherry and chocolate ice creams, mixed with nuts and bits of candied fruit. Click the link to see Chef Walter in action.

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Wine Spectator's ' Restaurants with the Best Wine List '

7-21-2014  |  Wine Spectator


See us featured in Wine Spectator's Restaurant Awards for one of the best wine list in the world. What an honor.  Thank you.

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Lasagna Sucks :Chefs reveal the most overrated & underrated Italian dishes

7-18-2014  |  National Thrillist

Italian cuisine is consumed so frequently here that most Americans bleed marinara. But how much do you really know about Italy's dishes, beyond the exotic pronunciations? We asked a bunch of lauded chefs at Italian joints to give us the overrated meals you should give a rest and the underrated stuff you need to try next. And if you're looking for a place to test these new entrees, well, they can help with that.

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8 Seattle Power Lunch Picks

3-4-2014  |  Seattle Met Magazine

"Our office is in the Rainier Tower so most of my restaurant choices are in that area. My favorite is Tulio Ristorante. The wine-cellar motif feels sophisticated yet not too stuffy. The atmosphere is lively without being overly noisy, making it the perfect place for a working lunch. The service is outstanding and the menu offers a diverse range of Italian dishes. A few of my favorites include the margherita pizza, the orecchiette, and the risotto."

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20 Seattle Restaurants That Aren’t Stupid Loud

2-10-2014  |  Seattle Met Magazine

Anyone who’s dined out in the last half-decade has experienced the explosion in restaurant noise—a trend owing to fashionably unupholstered interiors, ever louder music, and restaurateurs who believe that the noisier the scene, the greater the perceived popularity. (Some restaurateurs hire consultants to design noise in.) Still, no issue more reliably galls diners than excessive restaurant noise. Even the young and the hip confide that they’d like to hear their companion occasionally. You already know the places to avoid. How about 20 spots where the food’s terrific and the ambience goes easy on the cochlea? Tulio!

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Where to eat a festive holiday meal before Christmas

12-17-2013  |  Seattle Met Magazine

"As a celebration for the feast of the seven fishes, this warm Italian restaurant has a special holiday-inspired menu for the evening. Enjoy multiple traditional dishes including vongole ripieno, stuffed clams with buttered breadcrumbs, and kurobuta pork shank with ricotta whipped potatoes."

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Where to eat in Seattle on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

12-16-2013  |  Eater

"Celebrating the Italian tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes, Tulio will be seafooding it up Christmas Eve, with crab arancini, stuffed clams, and more available a la carte."

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Best U.S. Hotels for the Holidays

12-10-2013  |  Travel + Leisure

"On Christmas Eve, book a table at Tulio, the restaurant where Chef Walter Pisano serves his Feast of Seven Fishes, a traditional Italian dinner."

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Four elegant Thanksgiving side dishes

11-22-2013  |  Culinate

"Instead, I like to make dishes like The Five B's, from chef Walter Pisano, of Seattle's Tulio Ristorante. His dish is a baked rigatoni with butternut squash and burrata, topped with sage buttered bread crumbs - in other words, a rich, fancy mac'n'cheese."

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Vintage Park Keeps Guests on their Toes

11-13-2013  |

"At the onsite restaurant Tulio, diners enjoy locally-sourced, regional Italian cuisine plus nightly wine hours that feature Washington state varietals. Travel Leisure magazine recently recognized Tulio as one of the 'best Italian restaurants in the U.S.,' and loyal fans return for the cuisine prepared by local celebrity chef Walter Pisano 'with fresh, seasonal ingredients and a dash of Seattle sizzle.'"

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Here are some more spaces to book a holiday party

10-28-2013  |  Seattle Met Magazine

"From the wine-cellar motif to the dark-wood square windows with sheer drapes, this warm downtown Italian space is a great place to have a larger party for up to 65. And if the room alone doesn't sell you, the restaurant does complimentary menu customization (there's even a special holiday menu), background music, and candles to set the mood."

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13 Most Popular Hotel Room Service Items

10-21-2013  |  USA Today

"9. Margherita pizza from Tulio Ristorante at the Hotel Vintage Park, Seattle

The cooking staff is most frequently asked to whip up classic and simple margherita pizzas for its guests to enjoy in their rooms. The pie is made with fresh mozzarella, sweet basil and tomato. As of press time, guests have ordered 299 pizzas since the start of 2013."

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Have Some Class!

9-1-2013  |  Jezebel Magazine

"Chef Walter's Tulio Ristorante is a longtime local fave and is often listed as one of the best Italian eateries in the country. (Try the famous sweet potato gnocchi, and you'll see why.) Guests of Vintage Park can book a mozzarella-stretching class with Pisano to try their hand at creating traditional cheese from a curd base."

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Seattle: a metropolis of marvels

8-16-2013  |  Charlotte Observer

"For delicious Italian cuisine in the heart of downtown Seattle, do not miss Tulio Ristorante. Chef Walter Pisano serves up classic fare - affordable and fresh dishes that consistently impress with bold flavors - with a warmth and hospitality that make you feel like a member of the family."

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9 Best Boozy Milkshakes in America

8-7-2013  |  Food Republic

"This award-winning Italian restaurant in downtown Seattle serves its elegantly infused shake at the sort of dark, polished wood bar that can only be called 'handsome.' Put on your dressing slippers and sidle up for the Shake of Life, made from Finlandia vodka, Giffard vanilla liqueur, Kahlua, Meletti Cioccolato liqueur, vanilla gelato and a shot of espresso for good measure."

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Food Porn: Tulio Ristorante

8-1-2013  |  Seattleite

"Executive Chef Walter Pisano opened Tulio is 1992, naming the restaurant after his father, John Tulio Pisano. His menus reflect his love and passion for making honest Italian food."

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2013 OpenTable Diner's Choice Award

7-31-2013  |  OpenTable

As a tribute to the excellent experience Tulio provides, diners voted us onto the 2013 OpenTable Diners' Choice lists.

I Recommend...

6-27-2013  |  Restaurant Business Magazine

Chef Walter Pisano of Tulio Ristorante in Seattle was featured in this month's column: "Really great olive oil. Good olive oil is like a great sauce; it can make or break a meal. The type of olive oil I use depends on how I want to finish a dish. For example, I may use a peppery olive oil for a certain meat, or a fruitier olive oil with a fish dish. Mayber a buttery olive oil with some pasta."

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10 Best Hotel Restaurants

6-24-2013  |  Eater

"Readers love it for not just the solid Italian food, but also the 'great wine and a funky wine-themed hotel. What's not to love?' Other votes for Tulio 'for being a Seattle institution' and 'I always take visitors there for a memorable (and delicious) meal while in town.' But mostly readers seem to love Tulio for the 'great food, excellent service and it doesn't feel like a hotel restaurant.'"

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Weekend Getaway - Two Days in Seattle

6-3-2013  |  Salt Lake Magazine

"A quickie breakfast at Tulio, an Italian place in a nearby hotel, got our Saturday morning off and runnig with the basics: hearty strips of bacon and cage-free eggs, some rosemary potatoes, and a frittata full of grilled veggies, fresh herbs, and goat cheese washed down with some excellent coffee - naturally - made for a fine morning feast."

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Romantic Getaway in Seattle

4-22-2013  |  Thrifty NW Mom

"Our dinner at Tulio was amazing. The staff was fantastic, and the food delicious. The restaurant is small and cozy with dim lighting and a great wine selection. The menu consists of traditional Italian dishes. There was nothing we tasted that we did not like! And did I mention how great the staff was. It was a busy Saturday night, and service was fantastic."

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Behind The Scenes

3-22-2013  |  Puget Sound Business Journal

"With 'Jersey Boys' about to start another run at 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, chef Walter Pisano of Tulio Ristorante is reaching out to folks from New Jersey from April 4 to May 4. Pisano, who hails from Hazlet, N.J., plans to have the music of Frankie Valli, the Four Seasons and Frank Sinatra playing at Tulio's, and will give a free slice of clam pizza Monday through Thursday to anyone who can prove they have a "Joisey" connection. Hey, even a piece of mail from the Garden State will do."

Want to eat better? Here's where to get your greens

1-4-2013  |  Seattle Times

"But don’t write off romaine quite yet. If you heart Caesar salad, turn to Tulio (1100 Fifth Ave., Seattle). There, romaine hearts fly first class, with white anchovies and focaccia croutons."

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Wine Spectator - Award of Excellence 2013

Open Table - Diner's Choice "Best Italian Restaurant" 2013

Eater Seatte - Best Hotel Restaurant 2013

Travel Leisure - Best Italian Restaurants in the U.S. 2012

Seattle Weekly - Top 10 Hotel Bars 2012

Seattle Magazine - Best Restaurants 2009