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
123 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (74)special occasion (59)romantic (58)notable wine list (53)neighborhood gem (32)hot spot (26)good for groups (25)vibrant bar scene (24)great for lunch (23)great for outdoor dining (11)late-night find (8)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • one of Seattle's 2 or 3 best
    Alan
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Barolo is one of Seattle's 2 or 3 best Italian restaurants. The preparations are remarkable and the service is professional. It doesn't get much better than this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repeat visits
    OlivetoVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    We have always had great service and food. We frequent Barolo on a regular basis and keep coming back because it's great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience in Seattle
    CalMal
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    My husband and I had a wonderful dining experience at Barolo! The menu has so many great items to choose from we had a hard time deciding, so our waiter helped us by having the chefs split items for us or giving us just half orders of multiple items so we could have a 5 course meal and we were satisfied, not too full. Everything was delicious and out waiter was one of the best we have had which made the experience that much better. The only thing we didn't care for was the fact that you are very close to other diners and can hear every conversation going on at other tables near you. Other than that, this place is a wonderful find in Seattle!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Birthday Spot!
    Amanda
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    We were about 40 minutes late for our reservation (such bad form, I know) and they were still SO accommodating and they made my roommate's birthday SO special! The food was great and really well-presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Maggie
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    We always go here when we're in Seattle. Fabulous food, knowledgeable a d friendly staff, great atmosphere, just so memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish dish w/o Fish! Happy Ending!
    divineinvancouver
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Ordered fish and received potatoes + sizzled fish skin ! Really! Happy ending though! It was explained how it happened--fish melds into potato layer and not noticed that the fish was not added in the middle layer by kitchen--Really! Except by me, of course. Fish did arrive and rewarded with extra mussels! Also, awkward times in re-seating us when we didn't like our seat in the draft area going to the kitchen. We did make a reservation! We waited standing , by our table, to be re-seated at a nicer table! Felt very odd how it was handled. We went to this restaurant before and had such fabulous service and food that we wanted to come back! We will take a break now! Our waiter was a sweetheart btw and handled this situation with aplomb.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing evening
    jans
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    the food was just mediocre, osso buco was overcooked and dry. The noise level was so high that you possibly could not have any conversation during dinner unless you wanted to shout. The only thing worth of any praise was the service.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delayed reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Reservation was late by about 15 minutes. For dinner it would not be a problem, but for lunch when people are on tight timelines it is an inconvenience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice!!
    Timothy4VIP
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    Great service from start to finish, the Veal Carpaccio was incredible, the fresh made Rigatoni with Ragu was perfect, and the Taittinger Champagne...well, need I say more. I will only say, and this is me, I expected that, with a name like Barolo, there would be a Piedmontese bent to the menu and wine list. As everyone who loves wine knows, Barolo is a wine region in Piedmont, Italy. I was sorely disappointed to find zero presence of Piedmon the menu, and not a single white wine from the region available by the glass. I am really curious, because I own a Piedmontese restaurant in Portland, why the owners have called the place Barolo.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    chris2dine
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    Service and ambiance were spot on. Grilled calamari appetizer was overdone by just a few seconds which can make all the diff ed rence. It wasn't overdone, the chef just missed the "sweet spot". Carbonara pasta was too al dente for my preference and heavy on the olive oil, but flavors were strong and tasty. The Crab and pasta had sufficient crab chunks, the red sauce didn't hit the mark for my date and after tasting I agree it needs a little work. The Cynar cocktail was decent, it could use a little sweetness to balance the bitter. Bread and tapanad was good.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • in a pinch
    TommyB
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Barolo has come to my aid many a time, I can usually reserve a table for the time I want without having to call too far in advance. Absolutely delicious food, very respectable wine list, hip and romantic ambience. Only minor complaint is that it can be a little loud. Otherwise - a true Seattle gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem
    Laura
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Fantastic food, service and ambiance. A real gem. Will definetly be revisiting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two of the 4 of us liked our meals
    Rleb22
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Waiter was pleasant at first but when He saw he was not going to rush us through our meal so he could turn the table quick he became rude and short with us
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ex.Cell.Ent!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Fabulous food. Fabulous restaurant staff...from the moment you walk in the door and greeted by a friendly hostess to the attentive wait staff. All made for, you guessed it, a fabulous evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happiest of Hours
    Shawnaloo
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    I can't count how many times I've come to Barolo. It always slips my mind of a great location for a drink, a nibble or a celebratory dinner. Their happy hour (every day 3-6:30) is a not to miss in Seattle. Grab friends and get cozy in their bar over the $14 white, red or rose. Order the mixed antipasto plate($7.50). It's all the salty Italian nibbles you could ever want on one plate and then some. If you're feeling romantic or with a larger group, grab a table in their modernly gothic dining room. Portions are generous, the price is right and the wine list is killer! I have yet to try a dish that didn't make my taste buds happy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner
    Eatforfun
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Chose Barolo for a Birthday dinner and booked thru open table. In my booking I mentioned it was a friends birthday and there was anything special that could be done and sure enough they came thru. An excellent table by the window was provided and our menus were personalized with a nice greeting to the birthday person. The service and food were excellent making it for a great celebration. Definitely will be dining here again as there are other aspects I would like to check out because of our great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed a Dine Around Seattle
    sfseattleVIP
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Enjoyed a Dine Around Seattle 3-course lunch for $15. Several choices were offered at each course. For appetizer selected a refreshing kale and grilled artichoke Caesar salad; for the entree selected a boneless beef short rib which was very tender as well as juicy served over a portion of polenta; chose a slice of very light olive oil cake with organic berries for dessert. A basket of tasty bread with an equally tasty spread preceded the meal. Our server Laura was very attentive .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Gnocchi!
    yumyumVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    The food was excellent! We had the escargot, gnocchi, canoli, and poached pear. Everything tasted great. Our server was ok, but only seemed to be going through the motions and not very engaging. Definitely will return
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Came for Dine Around Seattle, the menu was different than online. The short ribs we ordered were overcooked and bone dry. On top of that the lamb on the menu was out, even though it was 6:30 on a weeknight! The waitress took almost 10 min to even acknowledge we were there. Prices for alcohol were incredibly steep as well, would not recommend this place.
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  • Seattle's best Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Excellent pasta dishes, very good wine list . Great choice for romantic dinner or business meeting. One of the most outstanding group of waiters in the Northwest. Had dinner Sunday and Monday evenings , both nights food was outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Most Amazing Dinner!!!
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    This was our second time to Barolo (1st time was years ago) and is fantastic. I noted in my OT reservation that we were on a date night sans kids and it was my birthday to see if they would even pay attention to the details (yes I'm in the business). BOY did they ever. They wished me a Happy Birthday when the hostess seated us and the manager brought over 2 glasses of sparking wine. The best part of the evening was the service we received from our server Shannon, he was truly fantastic and had such a great attitude. The wine was great, the food was delicious, the atmosphere perfect. We really had a great time and appreciate the very good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Enjoyable dining experience, excellent menu and food. Can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Boiling escargot in wells of garlic butter may require an extra work out to recover from, but they are the best on a cold fall night. Lobster risotto, excellent; sea bass on a bed of kale just melts in your mouth, and a great selection of Italian wines to cleanse the palate. Our server Shannon is always a delight.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valet charge
    Todd
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Food was very good along with the bread. The simple thing that made this dinner somewhat negative was the valet charge of $10 before tip. If you are within walking distance(Westin), go for it. But $10 for valet just seems too high me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hopping Lunch spot
    mondo
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    The play was jammed for lunch and seemed a happening place for casual diners and business types. The food was well prepared and of excellent quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highlight of Seattle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    First visit to Seattle and we were told Barolo was a must see. Golden beet salad was 5 stars as was my wife's caesar salad. Filet was tender and flavorful. Sea bass was the best ever. Do not miss the grilled calamari was the finest i have ever eaten. In the end, Barolo was about the best meal I have ever experienced. I cannot saw enough about this place. Do not miss it.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for dinner
    bossyVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    We were happy to discover this restaurant after previewing various seattle travel/eats websites. We took part in the Seattle dine prix fixe promotion. Great drinks from the bar. Amazing martinis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Visitors to Seattle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    We read about Barolo's and decided to try it on a Sunday night. It was a good experience, with nice a ambience and very well prepared food. The menu is varied, including veal, pork, beef, fish, chicken and vegetarian. The wait staff is attentive and helpful, and not necessarily recommending the most expensive items on the menu. Rather, they make sensible recommendation to go with one's order. They explain the preparation of each of the dishes one asks about. In all, a very nice place with excellent food. We would happily return to Barolo's restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    claudia
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    delicious authentic Italian food with a modern twist
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Italian
    seattle2VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We had a good meal at Barolo on a Friday night. The restaurant and bar are very busy and the noise level is pretty high. The food was good but a little uneven. The wild boar entrée was excellent! The wine list is extensive and has a wide range of prices. Service was friendly but not terribly efficient; for example, our water glasses were refilled only when we got to the dessert course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • review
    bochia4
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    I had a hot date and this place was perfect and we head a great time so thanks!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't Wait to Return
    AngieN
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    My family decided to try Barolo for Dine Around since their menu was, by far, the most interesting. We had a lovely meal with great service provided by Brian, who was a perfect host and clearly had a great sense of what kind of experience we were looking for. The regular menu looked delicious, we already have plans to return next month.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved the atmosphere of
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    We loved the atmosphere of this place – Lighting was really nice and comfortable. Joseph (our server) was very helpful describing the different dishes and helping us with the wine selections. We definitely would return to this restaurant
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a late night meal at
    Cheryl
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We had a late night meal at Barolo and were thrilled to find the place jumping at 11:00pm and beyond. Our dinners were fantastic and service was great. The energetic vibe makes Barolo a terrific late night find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romance for Foodies
    Katthegreat
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Exceeded our expectations in every way - shared the Burrata con Finocchio, Limone e Pomodorini, Carpaccio di Vitello con Melange di Tartufo Bianco, and Vitello al Tartufo Nero. Food was outstanding and the perfect portion sizes. Wine list was diverse and recommendations were apprectiated. Service was professional and personal. Gread find in this funky neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    ThemurfsVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Great date night at this restaurant. The food was delish, the waiter was awesome and the decor is dreamy. We loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good place to eat
    David
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    The food here is amazing, Jason really made my Girlfriend feel special for her birthday with a free birthday dessert at the end of our meal. The waiter was always there if needed, and the food is simply amazing.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent
    RWDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    Barolo didn't disappoint. My wife and I had a delightful lunch. Our server (Joseph) was fantastic, and the food was excellent, as usual. We love Barolo for dinner, but they also do a wonderful lunch. Complimentary sparkling water was a nice touch.
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  • Great food, great service
    Cschave
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    We both had the gnocchi. The pheasant was perfectly roasted. We ordered the prosciutto to start and that was awesome! Out waitress was very helpful and read us well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    We drove from Portland to dine at Barolo at a friend's recommendation. The food, service, and ambience was second to none. There is no restaurant similar to this Italian restaurant in the Portland area. Our server, Nicholas was outstanding and make it a special occasion for all of us. A definite return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate