Barolo
Barolo

Barolo

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barolocalistoga.com/index.php
  • Phone: 7079429900x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Daily 4:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Angelo Chambrone
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Let the professionals at Barolo cater your next event. From an intimate dinner for twelve to a wedding feast for one hundred, we"ve been a part of the Napa Valley catering scene for over thirty years.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fairway
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: abundant parking on the streets or in the Ace Hardware lot across the street.
A word from Barolo
Hearty Italian favorites including perfect thin crust pizzas, handmade pastas, house cured salumis and locally farmed produce, poultry and meats. One of the hidden local gems in Napa valley, located in the historic Mount View Hotel.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Barolo reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (12)neighborhood gem (9)late-night find (7)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (6)special occasion (6)romantic (5)notable wine list (4)good for groups (3)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Excellent Value
    Murdoc
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    There were three of us in our party and everyone had the same feeling about Barolo. Excellent food at a very fair price. We are already planning a return trip in the very near future to sample other dishes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always perfect
    KG58
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Found this place last fall after not being able to get into the other restaurant in the hotel. We've dined here multiple times and every time gets better. The chef is outstanding and the wine list fantastic!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reasonable prices, good food
    Mlutz11175
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Quite reasonably priced, especially for the area. Entree and dessert very tasty. Good wine selection.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Hip place for Calistoga
    damoses21VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Cool ambiance and décor. The food was not that impressive. The sausage and polenta appetizer was tasty except the sausage balls were kind of over cooked and too crispy. Then we shared the lasagna which was nothing to write home about the pasta seemed a little too soft, but the nice thing was that I had asked about a shrimp pasta and the chef ended up making a small portion for us but the thing is that I had asked if it was spicy since it named some kind of chile in the description the waiter said no and it was definitely spicy. Probably would try one more time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try the Hazlenut Cocktail
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Although my friend's vegetarian manicotti was very good -- in a serving that was "almost too big" -- I can't recommend the over-salty and burnt-tasting short ribs. We chose Barolo for the Osso Bucco on the online menu -- but it wasn't on the menu in the restaurant. Disappointing. Time to update that site. The hazlenut cocktail (gin & lemon, with aromatic hazlenut oil floating on top) was unique and delicious. I'd go back just for that!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Calistoga Charmer
    JAMsGems
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Delicious meal in friendly, welcoming and casual atmosphere. Be sure to enjoy the cinnamon donuts dipped in chocolate for dessert!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UnclemomoVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    While we enjoyed the food and the wine and felt the wine recommendations were excellent, we were not impressed with the service. First, we felt rushed, as thought the table needed to be turned over and we would not be able to enjoy our wine before dining. Secondly, we felt that the restaurant catered to locals/returning patrons and that we, as new customers, were not important. That was exemplified when we stood up to leave and had a small space to get by the nearby table; the bartender (or manager) who was visiting with the people next to us simply did not move to allow me to leave.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming Italian Restaurant
    VivaItalia
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food took a little longer than usual to serve but that's because I went with a large group and they wanted to serve everyone's food at the same time. The bread they served for the bread service was fresh and tasty. Our server was extremely politely and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining Excellence!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Thanks to Open Table we discovered Borolo's.. This is an excellent choice for a great dining experience after wine tasting in the Napa Valley! The food is amazing and the staff is very attentive to your table. They have a nice bar and a great wine selection too! Highly recommended and we look forward to returning here again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Long wait, bad food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had a 7pm reservation which we were on time for. The place wasn't too crowded and we were seated immediately. After ordering, it took us over an hour (approximately 80 min) to receive our food. I have never done this before, but I almost left because I was starving! The waitress (who was nice enough) apologized once for the wait, but did not offer any form of compensation. When we finally did get our food it tasted as though it had been sitting under the heater for a half hour - cold and dry. I would not go here again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    Mimi
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Excellent food. My husband had the chicken cacciatore while I had th sea bass. Both were exceptional. Our server recommended a good wine from a local winery. Perfect first night in Calistoga.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual nite out
    Mangia
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Was recommended by a bartender to come to Barolo. So we went on a Sun eve and there were plenty of tables available. We had 2 appetizers. The 1st were the Arancini which I thought were just ok. They were different because it was filled with a pesto risotto, but even with that it lacked flavor. The 2nd app was the polpetine (meatballs) which I thought were great. Since I cook a lot myself I could say they were great. Sauce was rich with lots of flavor from cooking low and slow. As far as the sole (fish) nothing to talk about, tasteless and sauce was thick and pastey. Our server was great ! Would go back maybe for happy hour and give it a try with just the apps
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointment
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We were very disappointed because our Fourth of July plans had been ruined due to the restaurant being closed. Barolo should improve their online reservation updates. How can you leave availabilities for your restaurant when you aren't even opened? We made reservations for July 4th, and supposedly Barolo was not even opened.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food
    DavidH
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Dinner was fabulous. Great food, with an oustanding bottle of Italian wine. Servers were attentive and helpful. Our window table just topped off the whole experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good pizza
    Tourist
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Barolo was a good place for pizza, a little more casual than I expected. The pizza crust was thin and the toppings delicious. The corn topping was especially unusual. Overall the service was okay. The pizzas were fairly priced, though the wine seemed little high relatively speaking. We might return in the future.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not great.
    diner66
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The best item on the menu was the Burrata, Procuitto, and Flatbread Appetizer, it was a delicious starter! For this reason, I would definitely recommend Barolo for wine or cocktails and appetizers! Dinner was just fair, I had petrale sole with white beans; the beans were undercooked and needed salt. My husband had the shortribs, they were under-seasoned as well.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Favorite
    swedeforfood
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I love this place. Everything I have had on their menu has been wonderful, and I keep coming back for more. The team that works there is great, and you feel comfortable and like one of their friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazed
    dk1134
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The dinner was a special get together for some foodie friends and every course was a wow!. The house made salumi was outstanding, as was the salads, but the entrees really shined. The pasta and polenta sides were amazing and the meat selections were innovative and packed with flavors. While we were there, there were two large parties, so the place was very loud, so if I was there for an quiet romantic meal it would have been a lost cause. We went on a Saturday night, so maybe the noise level would be more subdued on a weeknight. I rate this restaurant as highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JohnVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Forgot to check us in on Open Table. Very snobish!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 60 reviews are from the Barolo reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Eaten at Barolo several times and the food is always wonderful. It was a Sat. night and service was fair. Had to ask for bread 2x. Waiter never checked back between courses. But in the end the waiter gets tipped on the level of service. The food is always great and we'll return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italian from all of Italy
    koel106
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We arrived early and were seated promptly. The location is smaller than it looks from outside. Great antipasti was risotto balls served with rich sauce and cheese inside. The sole picatta was good and served with canalini. The short rib was melt in your mouth delicious combinded with spinach and risotto. Service was attentive but not overbearing. The waiter was helpful. Glasses never went empty.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Perfect Easter
    sniemi
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Dan greeted us with a friendly smile, and promptly seated us. Our server was very attentive throughout our meal. Food was top notch as always. Chef definitely knows his business. We look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The food was outstanding; quality style and presentation were of the highest standards. The restuarant staff were very friendly and attentive. Due to terrible traffic driving up from San Francisco we were 45 minutes (we called to delay our arrivle) for our reserved time. However, the staff was very understanding and handled the situation very professionally. I would, and have already recommended this restaurant to others as well as to the hotel staff at the Vintage.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A+ Food and Service
    sniemi
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We could not have asked for a better place to celebrate our grandmother's 78th birthday! Our party received nothing but outstanding service from start to finish. The antipasti and bruschetta were perfect. My sister who is gluten-free was thrilled to see that as an option on the menu. The fried chicken was awesome, as was the petrale sole. For dessert we shared the best panna cotta ever, along with the house-made donuts.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grilled asparagus, Caesar
    Kitty
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Grilled asparagus, Caesar salad, carbonara, dessert were all perfectly prepared and delicious. Great wine too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food and service
    sniemi
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Barolo has become our go to restaurant! Dan the new manager is very knowledgeable when it comes to wine, he helped us make the perfect selection. Chef Angelo Chambrone seasonal menu always makes for something new and exciting to try. We shared the artichoke with asparagus risotto which was the perfect size for the two of us. The roasted beet salad was to die for, and the presentation was stunning. For my main course I had spaghetti carbonara with the best house-made pancetta. The warm donuts and panna cotta made for the perfect ending to our lovely meal. There is no doubt we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was excellent!
    PumpkinVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    The beet and blood orange salad was an excellent combination of flavors. We had asparagus that was the first of the season and it was "to die for". The main entrees of swordfish and eggplant with smoked provolone were delightful. Definitely will return there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular find!
    BobT
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Our party was debating about eating at Barolo versus somewhere else, but from the moment we walked into the place and with our first bite of the appetizer we were hooked. Unbelievable food and excellent and engaging service. Highly recommended and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Shelf
    Richard
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    This was one of my best meals ever. The food was prepared with care and thought. The wine list and service where tops. A great experience. A great asset for the city of Calistoga. A must visit when in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horrible Service
    ClaudieVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    It was a busy night, we waited 10--15 min for our table when we already had a reservation. It took 20 minutes to get water and I wasn't offered another drink.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great start to weekend get-away!
    Manaries
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Very good food, awesome wine! Next time We're in town, will definitely visit this restaurant again! We had a great time as we enjoyed the ambience. Started off with great wine. Our food orders came and we quite surprised at the wonderful taste. More wine and more of our food. This made for great start to our weekend get-away to Wine country.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why?
    RjmxVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We showed up on time and were seated 20 minutes later. Then Barolo reported to Open Table that we did not show up.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Italian food in Calistoga
    sniemi
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Once again, Barolo was spot on! We were immediately greeted and seated by the friendly hostess. Our server promptly took our drink orders, and informed us on the nightly chef specials. We started with the pulled pork and brussel sprout bruschetta - delicious. We were stumped with what to get for our main course, so we decided to share amongst the three of us. The thin crust sausage and funghi pizza was awesome, just how I like it. The short rib was so unbelievably tender, and melt in your mouth good. Our third choice was the pork osso bucco with polenta. The dish was absolutely stellar. We ended the evening with a drink at the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The chef knows his business,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    The chef knows his business, food was spot on. Service was ok.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Calistoga's finest
    sniemi
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    My girlfriends and I absolutely loved our meal! Our server was very attentive, and made sure everything was just perfect. For starters we shared the brussel sprouts, and the tuna crudo (which was the best I've ever had). We all enjoyed entree's off the new menu. The cavatelli with butternut squash and sausage was mouthwatering. The swordfish was cooked perfectly, and the blood orange and fennel salad was amazing. My orrechiette with kale pesto was simply delicious. For dessert we shared the light and tasty panna cotta. Bottom line if you're in the Napa Valley you definitely need to check out Barolo. You won't be disappointed. I look forward for my next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cocktail culture in Calistoga
    BayCVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Came in for a drink and bite to eat during a long weekend in Calistoga. The bar stands apart from the typical wine country decor, & that for us was a plus. There were obviously a lot of locals and repeat customers enjoying a drink and we too enjoyed a few cocktails and glasses of wine. We shared a salad ("Barbabietole") which was very well constructed, dressed, and tasted delicious. The pizza "(Funghi & house-made sausage") however was a near miss. The dough had an excellent flavor and consistency but the mushrooms were over-cooked and the pizza was a bit dry. Overall, a pleasant surprise, service was excellent and we will give it another go.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service minded
    Baroni
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    The staff went out of their way to accommodate our requests.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Misleading Advertising
    WaywardWanderer
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We ate here because the ads made it seem like a cozy restaurant. We were disappointed upon arriving to discover it's wine bar. Would not have been so bad but it's a small space dominated with a huge glitzy bar. There was nothing cozy about it. However the food and service were great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect spot in Calistoga
    Elaine
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Just wish they still had the wine flights.... Food was delicious, but the $12 side of brussel sprouts was definitely overpriced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    Yoda
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    The food was great as we had 3 kids dining with us. Good wines and salads. We will go back for some wonderful Italian food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.