Barolo
Barolo

Barolo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.baroloseattle.com/
  • Phone: (206) 770-9000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: 7 days a week: 3:00pm - midnight

    Happy Hour: Every day
    3:00pm-6:30pm and 10:00pm-midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Maurizio Milazzo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Food delivered only, no equipment.
  • Private Party Facilities: Large and impressive semiprivate communal table for 22 people with dropped Italian crystal chandeliers. Semiprivate round table for 8 people with dropped Italian crystal chandelier.
  • Private Party Contact: Jason 2067709000

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Westlake at Virgina and 7th
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking and area lots. Valet parking available every evening starting at 5pm.
A word from Barolo
Barolo Ristorante, located in the heart of downtown Seattle, offers a mix of timeless, old-world northern Italian dishes crafted with a contemporary presentation, using quality natural and organic products and ingredients, many from the Pacific Northwest. The wine list at Barolo includes more than 400 notable labels and varietals from around the world including Italy, California, Washington, Oregon and France. The restaurant also hosts a lively bar offering classic and specialty cocktails, over 40 kinds of grappas and late night dining. Set within a modern, urban building, Barolo’s smart Italian style is represented by lush textures, fabrics and ornamental design trends, merged with warm and comfortable accessories like hanging glass chandeliers over a large communal table, dark wood finishes, interesting interior lighting, and an abundance of flickering candlelight.
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Barolo reviews from OpenTable diners
141 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (89)special occasion (68)romantic (66)notable wine list (49)hot spot (38)good for groups (37)neighborhood gem (37)vibrant bar scene (35)great for lunch (29)late-night find (11)great for outdoor dining (7)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • rselby
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Veal with truffle tastes like fine dining in Italy, and there's a fine Italian wine list to go with it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RobB
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Barolo is a place with delicious food, beautiful atmosphere, and friendly professional service. What more could you want! It is a little pricey but there's always the killer happy hour, one of the best in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks Barolo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We made a lunch reservation for a co-workers baby shower and it was great. Reserved through open table and Barolo set aside a great table for us that was partitioned from the main dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    FoodfoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    As usual, my meal at Barola was tasty and the service was friendly. My favorite is the Barolo Salad - always good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • do recommend
    dala
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Lunch service is always slow so i don't go there often. Noise level gets high around 12:30. Food has always been great for lunch and dinner but it is also a little more expensive than other restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as impressed
    House
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Yes great food BUT very noisy quite dark and uncomfortable, we were seated at the end of a huge table vast and uncomfortable. Not what I want for a very pricey meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • cccc
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Food quality was really sub-par. Everything was blend - either not seasoned or under-seasoned. The minestrone tasted like it came out of a can and the pasta sauce from a store-bought jar. The desert had little flavour. Definitely will not come back. Very disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very rushed by wait staff.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I had a disappointing dinner at Barolo. The entire time, I felt incredibly rushed by the various wait staff. First, unfortunately my (blind) date was late, and the waitress came by multiple times to ask if I was ready to order a drink, even though I said I was waiting for a date. I am very sorry he was late, but this was not my fault, and it made me feel worse getting pressured to order by the waitress. Once he arrived, she immediately jumped on us to order and we had to ask for more time (like, she asked as soon as he sat down). Then, while I still had pasta in my dish (and really, not very long after we had been served), the bus boy tried to take away my plate without even asking--so I grabbed for it and saved it. Our waitress also messed up our bill (that was easily corrected), but in the end, it was not the most pleasant atmosphere constantly feeling like we were rushed and the restaurant just wanted us out of there. That said, with many other excellent Italian dining options in Seattle, I will not be returning.
    • Food
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  • Dinner was perfect
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    My girlfriends and I wanted to try something new and heard great reviews. Barolo definitely was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Mandor
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We were visiting Seattle for my daughters 10th birthday and picked Barolo based on Open Table reviews. For the most part, Barolo did not hold up to those reviews. Upon sitting down, our waitress came to our table, did not introduce herself, and immediately asked if we were ready to order. We were all taken aback, wondering if we were somehow mistaken for another table of hers. She was barely audible in an already loud place. To her credit, she was very friendly, but had no knowledge of the menu, didn't provide specials, and really seemed interested in rushing us through the process. We kept an open mind to the food, but alas it was fairly average. I had the gnocchi with pheasant, which was very good. The rest was disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Barole our new favorite!
    theyoungdenise
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We came in for Dine in Seattle week and had a great 3 course meal. We had several dishes that are a challenge to cook properly - octopus, duck, lobster -and they were all done to perfection. The wines our waitress suggested were great. For some reason, I have never had cannoli in the past, it was phenomenonal! A great restaurant for a special meal or just a Wednesday night!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eatables
    LovestruckVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I found d Barolo to be a gem We had been struggling while here to get so e amazing Italian food The foi gras was very good, the toast points were burnt but the bread on the table worked out The rack of Lamb was very good Everyone else in the party enjoyed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Had dinner here prior to Jazz Alley performance. Our server was very friendly and attentive and the food tasty. Overall a great place to grab dinner before jazz. I will come back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • most comfortable and delicious
    Seasry
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Barolo took very good care of us. My note about the vibrant bar scene is a reference to what seems to be a very hot happy hour. The bar seems to quiet down as the evening progresses. House made pasta is always a special treat and Barolo's is tender and delicious. Sauces and stuffings are carefully prepared with attention to flavor, texture and appearance. Our service was attentive to our pacing and needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was outstanding
    Loveitalianfood
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Had their Seattle Restaurant Week special with my GFl... what a fantastic eating experience shared-octopus with chickpeas and garlic and pheasant with polenta for appetizers (really they were small dishes... both were great but the octopus was out of this world great... then had Arctic char with chanterelles and arugula..also fantastic... and gnocchi with Dungeness crab... almost as good as the char... for dessert, their Cannoli is what we had and as a New Yorker originally, I have never had better (and I have tasted a Lt of so so Cannoli)... wine selection was excellent as well had an Italian pinot grigio that was fruity delicious and a nice little Dolcetto that completed the pheasant especially well...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • poor restaurant week fare
    bacceliu
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    This was my first time at Barolo and had heard great things about their Happy Hour menu. We decided to try them for restaurant week. We usually pick 1-2 new restaurants to try. Was really disappointed with the appetizers, we had the pheasant and the squid. A few pieces of each drenched in sauce. Entrees were the tenderloin risotto and crab gnocchi, both dishes I would not order again. Dessert options we picked were bread pudding and cannoli, both we did not finish. We will probably not return to Barolo, restaurant week, for me, is a great opportunity to try the best offerings of an establishment that we don't usually go to but overall our food experience was disappointing. I will say though the atmosphere and service was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Lunch
    Studiodog
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Took our daughter to lunch here for her birthday. It was restaurant week so we pulled off a special menu and were able to try a lot of items--ravioli, different salads, sausage with fennel. Really liked the calamari and char. Nice spot for lunch--kind of in-between South Lake Union and Westlake shopping district so worked out well for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • recommend!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    we went for our anniversary and really enjoyed the dinner. the restaurant was full due the restaurant week and the service was somewhat slow, but we really enjoined the food and the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food & reasonable price
    gourmetaste
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We'll definetely go again. We'll also recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tomwVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Barolo used to be one of our very favorite places, but our last visit was disappointing. Food and service were both not up to the standards we are used to getting at Barolo.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvfood
    luvfood
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Excellent food (only complaint was my steak was somewhat overcooked but still very good.) Tuna tartar, calamari, veal carpaccio all delicious appetizers. Excellent choice of Italian wines. Only down side was that our server complained that she should have gotten a 20% gratuity on $360 of wine we ordered despite getting a very appropriate tip on the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem a few blocks north of downtown
    GabrielleVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Outstanding service, warm & elegant decor, ambiance is warm. Make a reservation -- tables fill up.. Great for a group celebration (there's a long dining table seating 20 in the middle of the restaurant). My hubby and I went for a date (lots of couples were there) -- quiet enough for romance. Awesome happy hour -- normal menu items at discounted price. Great menu items include grilled octopus or calamari, pheasant, beef on risotto, bread pudding & cannollis (the best I've ever had) . Oh yes, table water is filtered (no chemical taste) and includes sparking water (no charge). A new favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • swede
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great food, service and the owner made sure everything was the way we liked it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience!
    Gourmet
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We celebrated my 55th birthday at Barolo and now 3 years later we celebrated my wife's 55th! We were treated like royalty from the time we arrive. Can't think of any other dining experience were we received this quality of service. The food is Oh La La Delicious! Can't wait until our next visit to Seattle so we can dine at Barolo again! Excellent ambiance and perfect lighting! The complimentary sparkling or still filter water was a nice treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Consistently great
    mike
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Consistently great food. Not a lot of change in the menu, so I tend to go in spurts, but it's a great experience overall, and consistently great food and service. I go mostly for business lunches, occasionally for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dianaVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Superb food, excellent preparation, and just the right size portions! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent.
    Nancy828
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Loved the food, and our server. But it was outrageously loud, nancymick uncomfortably so. And personally, I'd like a 'warmer' decor and ambiance, not so stark and noisy. But, I'll go back for the food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chuckVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    great for business lunch. private tables, great food and service
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Swanky restaurant, nice experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Absolutely beautiful restaurant. Loved the ambiance and I loved the variety of types of food and drinks offered. The tapenade was great, the entrees were a little too salty, but the hazelnut gelato and coffee were FANTASTIC!! The noise level was pretty loud as it was rather difficult to hear our server. Overall it was an enjoyable experience though. I went for a special occasion for a friend, and would go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Meal
    SeattleLuncher
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The lunch special was delicious with lots of nice flavors. New waitstaff was friendly and pleasant. The owners are also available and welcoming. Looking forward to the next chance to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Excellent food and friendly service. Will highly recommend it............
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Cuisine
    Iana
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My boyfriend and I had a wonderful date night dining at Barolo on Saturday night. Our waiter was very friendly, witty and knowledgeable about the menu. I had pasta and my boyfriend had a lamb special and the food was delicious. The menu selection is in great tradition of Italian cuisine with a twist that will pleasantly surprise your taste buds. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always solid
    cox3000VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I have been to Barolo several times over the years, and it never disappoints. Lovely interior, excellent service, and outstanding food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Barolo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I was entertaining business associates for lunch. food was very good, carefully and well prepared, delicious. Only downside waitress had food spots on her shirt :-(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    What more can I say. We have dined at Barolo many times and it is always delicious. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We enjoyed a nice dinner for our anniversary. The service and food were great. The lamb with cherry wine sauce was delicious! Only minor drawback was the noise level. We were seated in the table nearest the bar which was fairly noisy until a large party was seated. It got a bit better after that, but due to the smallish size its not a really quiet place. It was not overly loud by any means after the bar crowd left, but it also wasn't quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CLBandMSK
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our waiter was very knowledgable about the wine, which my husband really appreciated. All the food was delicous and right on time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Borolo was fantastic!
    PaulD
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The service was excellent from the moment we walked in the door. The staff was professional and friendly and did a wonderful job. It was our anniversary and Borolo went out of the way to make it a special night. In addition, the food was superb! Thanks to the staff, management, and owners for your commitment to fine dining. We will be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was better last time.
    GoodVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I ordered the crab fettucine - wasn't too impressed....tasted frozen.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I have been here several times and have always loved the experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.