Barolo
Barolo

Barolo

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barolocalistoga.com/index.php
  • Phone: (707) 942-9900
  • 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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Barolo reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (14)neighborhood gem (10)special occasion (9)notable wine list (9)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (7)romantic (6)hot spot (4)good for groups (3)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Just fine
    NboroVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Splendid lamb and boneless chicken with polenta...fine service and fair prices. Felt like comfy country inn.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Pasta in Calistoga!
    Runner10VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Once again Barolo did not disappoint. The food was fantastic and fresh and service was excellent. Don't miss this gem in Calistoga.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Italian Cruisine
    CalabasasGuy
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We went for a special birthday dinner on our first night in town. The owner was warm and inviting, brought two glasses of champagne (on the house) for the birthday girl. We were told that this was the place for Italian food in the North Valley so we ordered Spaghetti and meatballs and lasagna. Both could not have been more spot on. The Meatball was one of the best ever and this comes from a meatball connoisseur. The pasta, a perfect al dente. The lasagna was remarkable, rich and complex yet rustic and delicious. Prices were very reasonable. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a good choice
    JohnCVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Very disappointing after waiting years to try this place (we are local). It is not trying in the kitchen. The street appeal isn't matched by what's inside. A fried polenta and mushroom appetizer tasted burned because the Balsamic reduction was seriously overbooked. Spaghetti and meatballs was actually one huge meatball. It was tough, overbrowned flavorless. The marinara sauce lacked depth and pasta was mushy. The handmade pasta with pork and mushrooms was nicely al dente but the pork had been seriously overcooked and chewy. Brussell sprouts were well done in the oven but felt more like a side dish than an appetizer. Service was better. All wines are available by the glass, a nice touch. Not recommended.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food good service
    geobird
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Very modern interior. Only had one meal here while on a mini-vacation in Calistoga, so review is based on just one experience. Service is excellent. Friendly, efficient, fast. Had salt cod cakes for appetizer. I liked them. Spouse said they were too fishy. Nice romaine salad -- a Caesar variation. Mushroom pizza was good. Fettucine carbonarra was excellent. No room for dessert, though a panna cotta looked tempting. We don't drink, so no comment on wine list. There's a full bar. We'd definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Waiter was over the top spectacular. Tall dark haired curly. Knows his business and the food. Over and above to accommodate. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Barolo
    TammyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We came with a group of 7 and got seated right away. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. The dining room was smaller than I imagined and so it was quaint, yet not at all cramped. The atmosphere was easy-going and the server was very knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 74 reviews are from the Barolo reviews archive.
  • 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
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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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    • 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
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
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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
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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.
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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
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.