Barolo
Barolo

Barolo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.baroloseattle.com/
  • Phone: 2067709000
  • 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
118 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (71)special occasion (56)romantic (56)notable wine list (52)neighborhood gem (29)hot spot (26)vibrant bar scene (25)good for groups (24)great for lunch (21)great for outdoor dining (9)late-night find (8)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
  • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Service was excellent and information was transferred about my wife's bday. Food recommendations were spot on and timely. Gnocchi was superb!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!
    imhungry
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    What an incredible restaurant. It was my Mom's birthday and they printed a special menu saying happy birthday, brought out dessert with a candle! Very memorable and special. The food was to die for, best pasta I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch
    ExIrish
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This is a really good place. It is often my go-to place for guests and kinda special time meals. I generally do not like Italian but this place is really different and I seriously like it. It can be seriously expensive but the prix fixe lunch is a really good deal. Anyway, I like it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful romantic gem
    khautrn
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My husband and I came here on our anniversary. The place is visually beautiful at night...with lighting and candles that set an elegant mood. The food was excellent. My husband had the Steelhead salmon which he raved about for it's buttery quality. I had the steak...also wonderful. Highly, highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful place, delicious food
    Doctor
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I really loved the restaurant, the service, and the food. The price was more than I expected, but my partner seemed to think it was worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food and service never disappoint and the ambience is very welcoming. The noise level takes a bit of getting used to, though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another fine experience
    IthacaGirl
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had visited Barolo during Seattle Restaurant Week and had a delightful lunch on that occasion. So we looked forward to another visit when we'd be choosing from the full menu. The rigatoni al sugo di carne was superb -- rich and toothsome with depth of flavor. One person had the ravioli special of the day; I can't remember the title but they were cheese-filled and had a slightly pink sauce with bits of lobster, and she was very happy with it. A bottle of the house wine was fine for the occasion. Attentive service and timely appearance of the food made it very pleasant for a relaxed lunch break. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FormerRestaurantOwner
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This restaurant came highly recommended. However, my wife and I found it to be excessively noisy, the service to be rushed, and the food to be of uneven quality. The servers were excellent, however.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Underperformer
    BummerVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Food OK - service lousy. Disappointing and won't be in my return list - far too many great places in Seattle.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Go!
    IheartMV
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Took my wife here for Anniversary dinner. Cool romantic vibe without being stuffy. Delicious Italian food, adequately priced, extrnsivewine menu. Great service. Would return again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Good for special occasions in the dining room. The bar is a madhouse unless you're trolling. The noise makes some conversation difficult.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great meal for a celebration
    theyoungdenise
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We decided to stay in town to celebrate a milestone birthday. Barolo was the perfect place. The food was great, the service was friendly and informative. It was a lovely relaxed meal
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wardawg100
    WarrenCVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Service seemed undertrained and not experienced. Food was generally pretty good. Salmon was reslly undercooked. Good vibe, nice both and centrally located.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Was in Seattle from Miami on business and took clients to Barolo. The service was outstanding! Our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and funny. Food was fantastic! Will definitely go back when we return to Seattle and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian food
    southdakotafoodies1
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were visiting Seattle so I really wanted seafood but my daughter wanted Italian, which I typically do not care for. The food was excellent. I had a ravioli on special, my daughter had a tortellini, and my husband had I believe a ravioli as well. My son wanted spaghetti and though it wasn't on the menu they made it for him anyway -- how nice. We had great salads, awesome apps and desserts that were heavenly. The portions are not large, but they were just right for having 3 courses. We had a great time. The only drawback to the place is that it is situated across the street from McDonalds so that is your view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Noisy, Average menu selection, wine list NOT exceptional. I would Not choose to dine here again on vacation.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rushed service
    Kathylk1VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Barolo is beautiful and has a great ambience and menu but the service was so rushed it ruined the meal. We were a party of 5 and with apps and dessert were there about an hour. With the entrees one of us was still eating and they cleared every other dish and silverware from the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Italian
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    our favorite restaurant in Seattle very good veal good wine good service
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food good, beautiful, sarcastic svc
    SeattleVisitor
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Interesting yet well-balanced menu, good chef, reasonable price for good quality food. Loved the enchanted, magical feel of the place: ceiling ht white vapor drapes, candle-lit tastefully decorated tables. Service seemed to vary in quality, table to table.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Texan1
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This restaurant was everything I hoped it would be for a first date. The Food was great as was the service. I will be a regular going forward.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch, incredibly affordable
    NKOED
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I don't have enough praise to shower about this restaurant. Our server was very personable and engaging and his passion for the food was instantly recognizable. We had a three course (Caprese, Tortelloni, Tortino) lunch with a glass of pinot for $23. Everything tasted amazing. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This was my third time here. This time for dinner rather than lunch. The Octopus Salad was very good. The Rigotoni was terrific. The gnocchi was average at best and there was no sign of the mozzarella cheese described on the menu. Maybe they forgot that part. I requested Clams Vongole and asked for no red chili flakes, so instead they put a load of black pepper and a little bit of chili flakes which made the dish way too spicy. The clams were rather old. The prices here are a tad too high for the quanity that they serve.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food; slow service
    honeygirl
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food is what always brings me back. This time, however, the service was unusually slower than before. It may have just been a very busy day for the restaurant. I'll still be back, but not when I have to get back to work at a certain time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had a delightful dinner after seeing a show at the Paramount. The calamari, grilled ceasar salad and gnochi were superb. The osso bucco was a touch salty. Excellent chianti. Just the right level of attention from our waiter. Thanks for a lovely meal!
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  • menu and prices
    loveitalian
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    the online menus are way out of date and don't reflect the current offerings or real prices but the food and service are very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    TravelDiner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I was in town for business and my client suggested Barolo as "a great place to have dinner in Seattle." They said the menu hasn't changed much since it opened because every loyal customer comes for their favorite dish (our server confirmed that there have been very few changes over the years). The Osso Bucco was exceptional - and I'm really picky about that as a top 5 favorite of mine, so that endorsement isn't given lightly. The Lobster Risotto was rich and full of flavor. We wanted to sample all of the apps, but settled for the Tuna Tartare, and *loved* it. Great place for a cocktail; outstanding place for a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Let the food speak for itself
    Copa19
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We went for my boyfriend's birthday dinner before a show. Our server Max had that perfect balance of attentiveness and knowing when we wanted to be left alone. He made us feel very welcome. We ordered the grilled cesar salad and mozzarella appetizer to start. Max had the kitchen split the salad and app for us so they were served pre-portioned on our own plate. Both were simple but beautifully prepared. I ordered the gnocchi in tomatoe sauce. This was so simple but executed in a way that I savored every bite. My boyfriend ordered the pheasant gnocchi which was more complex and excellent as well. We embedded the night sharing the cannoli. This was also very good. Would go again in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great nice weather spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The caprese was wonderful, if a little small. The gnocchi was perfectly cooked and well-portioned. The real highlight, though, was the veal carpaccio. On a hot summer day, with arugula and parmesan, it was so refreshing. Drinks were nothing special, really, and we brought our own wine (they either waived the corkage fee or forgot to charge it), but the food here is really quite good. I'm not generally one to dine at Italian restaurants and yet I'll definitely go back. We ate outside, so I can't really comment on the scene in the much larger indoor dining area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Good food. Especially love the grilled cesear salad. The Calimari in the red broth was too salty. Possibly too many capers. Would have been nice to taste the calimari. Salt sometimes just covers up the real taste of the food itself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food was wonderful. Had the Calamari Grilled and a Grilled Casear Salad. Less salt to the Calamari would have been a tad better, that way we can taste the calamari. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Barolo - always special
    SeatteliteVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We've been to Barolo 10+ times and always find it a delight - authentic Italian food, exquisite service and fine wines
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • all great, but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    it was a warm day and the restaurant was hot with no air or breeze, which was a major distraction
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Selection for Upscale Italian
    FoodieFrancesVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We have eaten here several times as it is close to home. We are trying different things on the menu each time. The braised octopus was amazing. The clams were perfectly seasoned in the broth. The pasta dishes are all very good. The rack of lamb was way over cooked but the waiter brought a replacement which was perfect. Love the cherry Amarone sauce with the lamb. The desserts are underwhelming - but that's a minor issue for a great overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    awestruck
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Innovative menu We will certainly go back nice wines by the glass Friendly staff Always great music but too noisy to SoundHound
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Lynn
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Service was great and so was our supper! We will definitely be back the next time we are in Seattle. It was super convenient as well as its right downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great food, excellent service! Multiple employees checking in with us on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch is Excellent, Dinner Superb
    niceguyseattleVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I've enjoyed three business lunches and finally had an opportunity to try Barolo for dinner. It was a special occasion, and the restaurant staff acknowledged it, printed menus that did so as well, and offered superb pasta (try the triangle with truffle butter), grilled veal scaloppine, and other dishes. Service was almost more attentive than needed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic