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Barolo - New Canaan
Barolo - New Canaan

Barolo - New Canaan Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barolonewcanaan.com
  • Phone: (203) 920-1515
  • Hours of Operation: Monday- Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 11:30am-11:00pm
    Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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A word from Barolo - New Canaan
Barolo Wine Bar & Trattoria is located on Main St. in New Canaan. We offer authentic Italian cuisine with a menu that celebrates the Piedmontese tradition. Our pizzas and pastas are made from scratch, in-house every day and our salumi, hand selected directly from Italy. Our dining room offers a full menu from 5pm and our bar area, open late, serves up thin crust pizzas, fresh shellfish, and other bar bites all night long. At Barolo Trattoria & Wine Bar, a glass half full just means it's time for one more. Come enjoy one with us. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We recently had dinner with some family and friends and found ourselves immerse in Barolo's Italian atmosphere. From the appetizers (very fresh clams and oysters...cheeses and cured meats) and great wine ...we were suddenly talking with our hands. Great dishes and must try are the Risotto, Filetto,Agnello (lamb Shank) and the Vitello along with some very good wine (follow their recommendation) made our day. Top it off with some gelato. Mangiare del buon cibo!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food was OK not special. Service was awful. It was as if the waitress hadgone home. Had to ask another waiter to tell our waitress, we wanted service"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Lovely restaurant, very attentive staff and the food was great - my husband loved the agnolotti and rest of us enjoyed the appetizers and entrees that were specials that night. Our occasion (anniversary) was acknowledged nicely by all staff."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This was my first visit and I was impressed with Barolo - it's an inviting space, the service was very good and the food was delicious! My friend and I lingered and caught up, not having seen each other in a while, and we never felt that our server was impatient with us to go, which we very much appreciated! I would certainly recommend (and already have done just that!) Barolo to others!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Barolo's was delicious. Expert, non-intrusive but well-timed service, quiet (we were eating very early)."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Excellent addition to restaurant scene in the area.....have dined multiple times and not been disappointed. ."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This was our 3rd visit & we were not disappointed. Lovely contemporary & comfortable setting.We already knew that the calamari is terrific as is the eggplant parm, both appetizers. We would love to have the eggplant parm as an entrée choice. The lamb shank here is amazing & I highly recommend it!! OMG!! Large & cooked to perfection...so tender & delicious. Our new "go to" place for it!! In the past, I have had 2 different fish dishes..halibut [a special] & tuna..both great. Next time I want to try the ravioli. Nice martini list as well as lovely wines. The cappuccino is a bit too foamy in my opinion. Service was very nice & efficient the last 2 visits & we were welcomed back by our other server, manager, & owner. We did not feel rushed."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have been dying to go to Barolo, but never plan far enough ahead to get a table. Finally went and it was worth the wait. Spaghetti tossed in a wedge if cheese was tasty and fun. Kale salad was amazing. Entres were delicious as raw bar seafood lovely."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Had a client dinner at Barolo on a Thurs night. The place has been remodeled and love the wine bar theme, particularly the 2 bars when you walk in. Really well done. Would have been happy to eat at the bar. Given 2 bars that mirror one another, no problem getting a seat altho I was surprised not more crowded. It will be in the future, I have no doubt. Food was variable. Didn't really like the seafood but the cheeses and artichoke were great apps. The pasta was solid too. We really appreciated the fine service. Place has great potential. Will be back..."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Eric, the maître d’ is friendly and knowledgeable – go on a quiet night and pick his brain about the food or wine. The artichoke appetizer is different and maybe the best I’ve had anywhere. Our table shared a house made, meat ravioli that stood out, even after the artichoke. There is a nice choice of entries and the fish of the day was outstanding – light and flavorful without swimming in a sauce or butter as so many are today. The wine list had many names new to me - I asked for suggestions and tried a new one - glad I did, it was wonderful"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I dined at the new Barolo on a Monday evening with two others. Overall, I found the service and dcor great. Food was fairly well prepared except my Tuna. athick tuna steak is tricky to prepare. I was asked how I liked it cooked and I said medium. The tuna was overcooked, sticky to the teeth and slightly chewy which indicates it being well done. Special occasion meal,otherwise I would have sent it back at $32. All else above average."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "First, please note, Barolo is a terrific restaurant! Recently, in a spur of the moment Father's Day-Brunch 'call', I went straight to Open Table and found a time and table that was perfect for my party of 3 [at Barolo]. Yes! With reservation confirmed by email (all standard protocol for Open Table, etc.), we headed out for the short walk to Downtown New Canaan and Barolo. Upon arrival, the restaurant was closed. What? @@Open Table, "how does this happen"?"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Finally an owner present to greet and oversee that this restaurant runs well. The food is delicious, waitstaff tries hard to please, noise level low enough to chat easily. Less pretentious than some other New Canaan dining choices."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "High priced and only slightly above average food. I paid $20.00 for a glass of wine that was no better than Gallo's Hearty Burgundy and for that money I could have gotten a half gallon instead of one glass. Go to Chef Luis or Elm. They charge the same prices (or less) and the food is fantastic."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Once again we enjoyed being able to have a quiet meeting where the food was good, the people were friendly and the service top level. Great neighborhood discovery. And you could hear yourself talk....that's a big plus. Monty"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Great vibe and a great dining experience. Highly recommend the pasta which is made fresh there. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food was outstanding, especially the Veal Milanese. Service was courteous, personable and efficient."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Excellent food, great wait staff, great decor, fun bar scene!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We have made this restaurant a regular destination for the good food, great service and lovely atmosphere. Recently spent a wonderful belated Mother's Day evening enjoying a delicious meal and welcoming ambience. Steaks were perfectly done (love the barolo wine sauce), sausage ravioli was rich and flavorful. Unfortunately no room for dessert as the portions are quite generous. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Barolo went from being our favorite restaurant to a terrible dining experience! We were a party of six celebrating a birthday. The waitress - assistant manager was lovely at first . appetizers were good but then we waited a about 20 minutes after that for our main course. That wouldn't have been so bad except the pasta was cold and the chicken was greasy! Would have complained to waitress-assistant manager but she was everywhere except at our table. We waited about 25 minutes from time our plates taken and finally asked someone to find her. She came over with a Very nasty attitude and argued that we weren't waiting that long.isn't the customer always right? Very unprofessional. I could go on, but enough to say we will not be back."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "There was a "special" menu with limited choices, i.e., only 3 dessert choices. The service was terribly slow, waiter didn't know who got what meal, and didn't ask if we wanted more coffee. The food was adequate. The crab salad was 90% mayo and the artichoke appetizer was 90% fried. The lamb chops were good, but they should be for $38."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "After we had our appetizer, our waitress proceeded to clean our table and asked if we wanted coffee and dessert. I told her that we didn't yet have our main course. That was when she realized that she forgot to put in our main course order to their kitchen. As a result, we waited a long time for our food. When it finally came, my husbands pasta was the wrong one. I don't think this restaurant knows what they are doing. Would not go back."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "fIRST TIME DINNER WAS WONDERFUL FRIDAY EVENING, SERVICE A LITTLE SLOW, HOUSE WINES VERY NICE, FOOD GREAT, WILL RETURN!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Lunch was simple pizza and salads, but exquisite and beautifully presented. Attentive service."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Barolo is a welcomed addition to the restaurant scene. The decor is magnificent and they have gone to great lengths to ensure quiet dining. The food and service were excellent. We will return soon."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We had reservations at 8:45 and were finally seated at 9:37 in the front of the restaurant at a table not for dining! One small, "sorry the people at your table are still there" and we heard nothing. No follow-up, no sorry, no would you like a glass of wine! The service started off well, it's not the wait person's fault so we settled in and well, that too was disappointing. We felt rushed. She forgot to serve the last third of the wine in our bottle. Again no recognition of our wait. It would have taken so little to have made us feel better. Too bad, the food was good. (I can't comment on the ambience as we never saw anything but the hostess station and the front table.) I have no idea what the rest of the place looked like!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We lived the food & after a rough start( 30 min wait) the manager finally did the right thing & bought us a round. Food was excellent/ not noisy/ great waiter- definitely going back. Hostess gal could use some more manners & smiles- but overall very nice dinner!!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Barolo is a wonderful new spot in downtown New Canaan. The atmosphere, ambiance and service were impeccable. The food was of very high quality with good size portions. Prime-time reservations are difficult to get, so either book far in advance or be flexible on your time."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Very nice spot for lunch. Make your own salad is a great idea. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We were greeted by a friendly hostess who gave us a choice of tables. She realised our server was busy so she took drink orders. Our server described the specials when delivering our drinks which was appreciated. All of our questions were answered and advice was helpful. Salads and apps were very good. Main courses took awhile to arrive but dessert- sorbets and carrot cake, took an eternity. The food was very good and we were told it was coming shortly but the time lag was noticeable. The restaurant had various seating options and excellent sound diminishing panels on the ceiling. The staff was exceptionally pleasant and helpful."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I had heard that the food was mediocre and the service very slow. But I wanted to see for myself and I'm glad I did. The bar is very fun, the restaurant itself is open and lively and my dinner was delicious. I will definitely be going back there often."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Our server was terrific as was the bartender. The renovation makes much better use of the space and is very well done, very attractive. We had the meatballs and tuna starters and they were wonderful. Our entrees were good, the pork chop special okay and the Veal Milenase lacked seasoning. We feel the food will get better and better and that Barola will soon be a hot spot!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The food was very good friendly service and the best is the restaurant's noise level- it is perfect. Just enough lively sounds to lend to a lively atmosphere butl allows you to have .a conversation without shouting."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Barolo is what New Canaan was waiting for. They have delicious homemade pastas, wonderful specials, excellent entrees and the staff is top notch."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Delicious freshly made cheeses and the best fresh pasta we have had since Italy. The only complaint is that the tables for two are so close together that we felt we were a part of the conversation of the couples on either side of us."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Fabulous food & wine, service over the top, very friendly and informed"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Food mediocre for all 4 people. My pasta with shrimp was not even real shrimp - chopped rock shrimp I think and so dry. Sent it back and they removed from bill. Risotto with truffle oil had NO flavor of truffles. Cheese plate with one breadstick?? really? no crackers? Bread not even good. Waited 45 min for salad course at 9pm. I don't usually write reviews except this was so disappointing I thought you should know."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Good, if not exceptional food. Erratic service. Excellent wine. Unbelievably quiet for a full restaurant."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I just visited Barolo for the second time -- the first with a group of 8 adults on a Saturday night and the second with my family. both times were great. The menu is extensive and had so many appealing dishes. The food was beautifully prepared and the wait staff was terrific. This is definitely a keeper. Great bar too. Actually two bars and the one on the left is set up for eating. It's beautifully done too with windowed kitchen, great decor -- definitely feels NY instead of sleepy CT."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "While we have dined here before and thoroughly enjoyed the main dining area, on this Sunday we decided to try the wine bar for a taste of the eponymous pour and some interesting appetizers. We were not disappointed. The barolos by the glass were delightful with a mix of apps including the pizza with prosciutto and arugula, fried baby artichokes (crunch!!), and manzanilla (eggplant). Having arrived early we were able to sit at the corner of the bar and have a wonderful conversation and enjoy the polished but welcoming ambiance. Service was friendly and attentive by the bartender Carlos. We'll be back!! What a gem!!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014