Barolo
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Barolo

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barolocalistoga.com/
  • Phone: 7079429900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 4:30pm - close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Greg Elliott
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Full service catering, custom build menus. The difference is, we're a restaurant that caters and we know hospitality!
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room available that seats up to 14.
  • Private Party Contact: Stephanie Wesolek 7079426308x10

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fairway
  • Public Transit: The Vine, Napa valley's transit service stops right outside.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Barolo
barolo is a contemporary take on an authentic Roman trattoria. Simple in approach with big flavored dishes and a local wine list featuring many "up-valley" finds, both the menu and wine list are perhaps one of the valley's best kept secrets and values. Dine alfresco on the veranda of the Mount View Hotel, Napa valley's only side walk dining, or indoors on one of the silky red leather banquets. Marble top tables, rich woods, sensual lighting and hip music all combine to enhance the overall vibe in this jewel box of a restaurant.
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Barolo reviews from OpenTable diners
  • This restaurant is in the
    SueinCA
    Dined on 5/20/2011
    This restaurant is in the Mount View Hotel. Dined recently with my mom & sister and greatly enjoyed it. We sat at a table at the front of the restaurant and were able to see the walkway outside through the open front. The restaurant had a lively vibe on Friday night and was pretty crowded. We started with the steamed mussles, which were the best i ever had. The broth was delicious with tomatoes and onions. We then had eggplant Parmesan, lasagna and linguine vongole dishes and everything I tasted was very good. We craved the mussels all weekend and I would definitely go back to this restaurant again if in town. Service was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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  • Barolo= excellent choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/22/2011
    Awesome service. The Ashley our waitress was exceptional. She felt bad that our pizza had come late (only 30 mins) that she had a 2nd one made on the house. I had the braised short ribs which were melt in the mouth delicious. Decor, ambiance, and restaurant atmosphere was nice. The noise level was not too loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • The food was very good, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/18/2011
    The food was very good, but it is very noisy. This would be a place that I definately would go back to if it were quieter. To noisy for me. When I go to dinner, I like a relaxing atmosphere. I think for partiers this would be a good spot
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere and excellent
    ClaireVIP
    Dined on 2/26/2011
    Great atmosphere and excellent menu but the kitchen delivered "C" quality food. Service was the same. A pleasant evening but not a memorable one in Napa Valley.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I found my new favorite restaraunt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/25/2011
    I was so amazed that our meal was sooo good. Every single person at our table loved their dish. Dessert was just okay, however dinner was so great all still seemed perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is prepared well.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    The food is prepared well. The menu is average. This is not a gourmet type restaurant, but the food is tasty and fresh.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a pepper appetizer with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/26/2011
    Had a pepper appetizer with wonderful flavor in a wine sauce. Had their special for Wednesday a 4 cheese Rigatoni, with salad and a cheesecake at a set price. Very reasonable. Small restaurant but very busy with table setting in a 1/2 circle and a bar where food was served there as well. Service staff limited but food received promptly with refills of drinks and checking on the patrons frequently.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Italian food, with a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/22/2011
    Great Italian food, with a one of a kind atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food - menu changes,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/21/2011
    Excellent food - menu changes, so it's fun to go and try something new. I especially like the chef's 3-course menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Get a Date, Small or Large
    DanMcNeelyVIP
    Dined on 1/1/2011
    Their Pancetta Wrapped Dates is a MUST! One of the best appetizers I've ever had in my life. Service was great as well and they were accommodating to my family who seemed to have 100 questions about the menu.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was extremely slow,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/30/2010
    Service was extremely slow, but the food was good overall. The foccacia bread was stale. Our waitress was attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but lousy service.
    thisisitVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2010
    Great food but lousy service. When we mentioned our Open Table reservation, the waiter, when he finally appeared. since there did not seem to be anyone else to welcome us, just laughed and made us wait. The service was slow, slow, slow. You will not see us here again.
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  • We were pleasantly surprised
    RingLeader1VIP
    Dined on 12/26/2010
    We were pleasantly surprised when we dined here, the woman at the desk of the hotel we stayed at gave the place an "it's ok for pizza", but we found it to be much nicer then that! Very nice seared carpaccio, lasagna, and fettucini carbonara, and a pretty good Manhattan, we'd go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food, service, and ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/26/2010
    Food, service, and ambiance were mediocre at best.
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  • Great people, delicious food
    Elaine
    Dined on 12/25/2010
    Great people, delicious food and wine flights! Perfect after a day of steaming in the hot springs in the rain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant is warm and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 12/16/2010
    The restaurant is warm and cozy, hip and lively! We enjoyed a deliciously fun evening of cocktails, wine and food with great service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been to Barolo several
    flipper
    Dined on 12/4/2010
    We have been to Barolo several times and it has always been outstanding. It reminds us of a neighborhood bistro in SF or NY. Great value. We will keeping coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had a long day and I was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/6/2010
    I had a long day and I was tired when I went here but the excellent service picked me up. I just had the pasta with clams but I had a nice glass of wine, chatted with friendly banquet-mates, and overall had a lovely dinner. I was asked to leave at the end of my meal so they could turn the table - not so great but understandable. The drenched-in-red disco vibe was a little bit off with the Italian patina of the restaurants namesake but the huge horseshoe bar in the center of the room was hopping.
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  • I was pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2010
    I was pleasantly surprised by our meal. The heirloom tomato salad, with fresh corn, tiny croutons, basil olive oil and fresh mozzarella was divine. The mussels perfect. My lasagna was rich without being cloying and perfectly seasoned. My friends had the Eggplant special - cooked perfectly and the marinara excellent. Desserts - gelatos were first rate. I had the chocolate caramel tart, it was sublime - although I am not a fan of the fad of putting sea salt with chocolate and did my best to scrape it off to no avail, I would have given the restaurant 5 stars if it were not for that and the pricey wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had an incredible dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/15/2010
    We had an incredible dinner at Barolo last Friday. The decor and ambiance were great -- artsy, lively, hip and not at all stuffy. And the food and wine were excellent (and trust me, I'm picky since I live within walking distance from San Francisco's very best). The standouts were the caesar salad (light, crispy, beautiful presentation)and the carbonara and shrimp pappardelle which were both surprisingly fresh interpretations of the old classics. The wine list was substantial (yet not one of those dizzying 4-pagers), interesting and perfectly suited for the menu. All in all, I give Barolo an A.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a group of seven, which
    Suppertime
    Dined on 10/10/2010
    We had a group of seven, which presented no problems for the wait staff. Unlike some places, we were seated in a manner that allowed us to enjoy our conversation. We were served very attentively. The food was excellent. I especially appreciated the fact that smaller portions of each entree were available. Cannot comment on the wine list because we took our own! It was a very enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • We enjoyed a wonderful dining
    jazzyVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2010
    We enjoyed a wonderful dining experience at Barolo. Presentation of the Crab Cakes and salmon was excellent. The spagetti and meatballs were delicious. We loved the sauce. Our waiter Jake was very nice, helpful and very knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our party of four needed to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/2/2010
    Our party of four needed to move our reservation back; we called three hours prior to arrival to make the change and they had no record of our reservation so I made a new one. Since I am being asked for an Open Table review I'm assuming they eventually made the connection. We arrived and were seated in a corner booth in the bar. It was too loud to carry on a conversation. Our food was good but one of the four orders was not delivered with the rest and that diner ate, later, by himself. The waitress, not at fault, was very apologetic and did her best to make it a pleasant dining experience. There are a lot of choices for dining in Calistoga and I'm certain we will be trying one of the others on our next weekend.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife loved the short ribs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/27/2010
    My wife loved the short ribs but my chicken marsala was a little salty. The lemon drop martinis could have been better. The desserts were great. The staff was professional and the food was overall good.
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    romantic
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  • We enjoyed the food, service
    MAWEVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2010
    We enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. The minestrone soup was terrific and creative. My chicken marsala was tasty but a bit over cooked. My husband loved his braised short ribs -- very tender and tasty.
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  • Decor was very modern. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/19/2010
    Decor was very modern. Service was excellent. Food was very good, just enough to fill us but not so much that we were stuffed. Had the veal marsala & short ribs. Broccolini, asparagus, polenta & mashed potatoes were very delicious, lots of butter. Yum!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Food was great and fun to
    GOPJVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2010
    Food was great and fun to share. I like that there are choices of portion size. Try everything. All good!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful mussels in wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/22/2010
    Wonderful mussels in wine sauce with toasty bread to soak up the sauce. Very nice atmosphere to relax and talk.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loved it as always! this is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2010
    loved it as always! this is still my favorite spot in calistoga.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • stylish interior, attentive
    EatOutVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2010
    stylish interior, attentive service, good food--a nice experience overall.
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  • Food was very good. Had a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    Food was very good. Had a reservation but had to wait 15 min might not have to wait if not a holiday/valentine day.
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    late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprisingly vibrant ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    Surprisingly vibrant ambiance at this hotel restaurant in the heart of Calistoga. Granted, we went there on Valentine's day on a 3 day weekend so the town was fully booked and the valley crowded... Still, the food, service and menu were all outstanding. Best item we had were the french fries, that came drizzled with truffle oil.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I made reservations for two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    I made reservations for two on Valentine's Day, and we got seated at either end of a long rectangular table so far apart that we had to shout to speak to each other. We asked if they could put a smaller table in its place but they said they didn't have anything. They were also short staffed, taking a long time to bring our food, bringing the wrong dish for one of our entrees, never brought bread, and never refilled our water.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little bright and flashy,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/6/2010
    A little bright and flashy, more of a bar scene and not a romantic restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't think we'll be going
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 2/2/2010
    Don't think we'll be going back to this Calistoga establishment. The food was very average; not bad, just not a lot to make it stand out. There is a limited menu at this establishment. The spaghetti with meatballs was good, but the other pasta dish was a little bland. We did not have a dedicated waiter, rather the bartender also doubled as a waiter on the night we went. He worked his buns off, but the service was still pretty slow even though there were only a few customers the evening we went. The environs were a little strange and a misfit. With the name "Barolo", you expect italian, but the interior is a modern disco-ish bar with tables around it and the overhead music was old time rock and roll. Needless to say, it didn't work.
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  • nice place, tucked besides
    Carole
    Dined on 1/29/2010
    nice place, tucked besides the Mount View Hotel and Spa. Easy parking, short but nice menu. They appear to stick with what works. Good place to have a cocktail or glass of wine with the small plates.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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  • Service was slow because they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/30/2009
    Service was slow because they were understaffed on the night we dined. Food was decent but not spectacular. We visited from Sonoma County and while the food was good it wasn't worth the drive.
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  • The food was great, and the
    Elaine
    Dined on 12/24/2009
    The food was great, and the service was lovely -- very personable, intelligent and timely. Congratulations to this new chef and owner. Our one disappointment was the wine. We had eaten there in this restaurant's earlier incarnation and the wine list was absolutely fantastic. We had flights and each one was terrific. This time we both got wine by the glass -- not inexpensive -- and they were so-so. In the middle of the wine country, this restaurant should do better. Otherwise, excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Dinner was excellent and will
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 12/5/2009
    Dinner was excellent and will go back. Calamari was delicious, arancine so-so but they are never over the top. Perfect dressing on the caesar salad. Lasagna was very, very good and very rich. Spaghetti and meatballs - yummy. Service was on top; there was an accident with our molten chocolate cake in the kitchen (which takes 10 minutes after ordering) so we were comped sorbet and biscotti, along with the cake later. Very top quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The new menu is amazing and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 12/2/2009
    The new menu is amazing and they serve cocktails now! I loved everything we ordered - arancini, short ribs, lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs.... The vibe and look of Barolo is so refreshingly hip in wine country. This is my favorite night spot for sure.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate