About Tula

Tula offers an eclectic menu with an Italian flair inspired by the life and upbringing of the owners. Originally from Rome, Umberto Morale and his American-born wife, Lisa enjoy extensive annual visits to their family's resorts in Italy, and return inspired by those visits and the family-style meals shared there to infuse their love of authentic Italian cuisine and traditions with a modern American outlook. Seasonal, fresh and organic ingredients along with house-made specialties ensure there's an offering to satiate every palate and appetite.

The sultry atmosphere and unique offerings, complemented by the hand-selected wine list will make for an intimate and elegant dining experience.

Dining at Tula, a Monroe hot spot Published 01:25 p.m., Thursday, May 17, 2012

Shared Dish is a he said/she said look at the food scene in Fairfield County.

Eileen Fischer: First impressions do count. When I pulled up to Tula Restaurant & Lounge in Monroe, the parking lot was jammed. So much so it appeared that one of the owners, or maybe it was a staff member, had to come out to direct traffic. As they say, the joint was jumping.

LEE STEELE: I got there before you did, and when the guy in the parking lot was playing create-a-space with all the cars coming in, I wondered if you'd be too late to the game. Inside, they wouldn't seat me until we were both standing the dining room, so I was nervously pacing out front, silently cursing all the cars that I thought might crowd you out. Read More

EDSC Roadtrip: Tula in Monroe September 25, 2011 at 7:42 pm by Patti Woods

As I mentioned previously, Monroe has, seemingly overnight, developed a hot restaurant scene. Tonight, thanks to an unexpected visit from my niece (a.k.a. The Free Babysitter), Mr. EatDrink and I were able to get out. We headed to Tula, which I'd been hearing wonderful things about. People have been commenting on how chi-chi it is, but I have to admit, I was stunned at the level of coolness this place brings to otherwise white bread Monroe. Read More