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About Barolo

**Please note that we do not take happy hour reservations. Online reservations are for lunch or dinner menu ONLY.**

For more large party availability, please call the restaurant.

Barolo Ristorante, located in the heart of downtown Seattle, offers 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 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 specialty cocktails, grappa, and late night dining. 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.

1940 Westlake Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Westlake and Virginia between 6th and 7th Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 770-9000

Website:
http://www.baroloseattle.com/

Catering:
Food delivered only, no equipment.

Parking Details:
Street parking and area lots. Valet parking available every evening starting at 5pm.

Executive Chef:
Maurizio Milazzo

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: (206) 770-9000

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

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Barolo Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Romantic (36)
Special Occasion (36)
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Notable Wine List (28)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Business Meals (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Authentic (19)
Happy Hour (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Fun (11)
Late-night Find (9)
Cozy (8)
People Watching (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Great for Lunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Casual (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Although service was excellent , food was good but not spectacular as we had anticipated . Did not enjoy the style of music ,as it made you feel like you were in a 30s single bar rather than a 5 star dining establishment .
Flavors were enjoyable but definitely need to improve the texture of the pasta noodles and ravioli.
Overall 3.5 star

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

One of Seattle’s best and most consistent dining experiences. Delicious food, outstanding wine list and exceptional service.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Reserved a table for 5 people, left waiting a very long time to be seated. The table we were given was not a table for 5 people, but for 4 people at most. We ended up with two of our party sitting awkwardly with the table corners sticking into them due to the compact seating. Might have been excusable if we hadn’t made a reservation. Food was great though

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Had 10 friends there for my wife’s birthday dinner! Custom menu for us stating “happy Birthday”. Big presentation on desert and they stored our cake for us. Corkage fee is very reasonable. Our server was awesome, attentive and educated on the menu! Prices were very fair! Food was incredible!! Can’t wait to go back here!

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·Dined 6 days ago

This place was amazing. The waiter/server sat us in our own private room which was great for a work meeting. I will for sure visit again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We were really looking forward to a great event for our son's 40th birthday party while visiting Seattle from out of town, but unfortunately we were not overly impressed with the experience at Barolo's. Our server for a group of 12 (she needed help!) was abrupt with her presentations and take aways, and it seemed like she hardly had any time for us. Not great seating, VERY noisy, food was fair, but we were happy as a family to be there together and had a good time as a group.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We were late because of traffic and when we called to let them know the hostess was lovely and told us not to worry. The place was full but our table was waiting when we finally arrived. We now were in a rush as we only had 35 minutes to eat before leaving for the theater. Our waitress was terrific, put a rush on in the kitchen, and we had a delicious plate of mushroom ravioli in no time. We will definitely be back when we can take our time to savor all this great restaurant has to offer.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

I like Barolo for the food and the service. Their staff is authentically warm and time sensitive. I arrive there via bike and they are courteous about absorbing obnoxious safety jacket and paniers into their coat closet....really lovely front desk team and nice servers.

And warm lighting, candles and cozy well done meals - I'll go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great experience

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Highly recommend!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our New Years Eve dinner celebration was fantastic. Food was flavoursome, cooked to perfection. Look forward to returning.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food and service are excellent! I would suggest trying the Wild Boar with polenta. Amazing.
The cannoli was pretty darn close to tasting like my Grandma's recipe.

The only thing that keeps me from five stars on ambiance is the plastic chairs at the tables. They are so uncomfortable and make the place seem a little cold.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Romantic, Happy Hour, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was fantastic food! Service took our special gluten free questions seriously. Atmosphere was lively but not too loud so we had great dinner conversations. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This wasn't our first time to Barolo. We've dined there a dozen times or more. Barolo offers great food in a beautiful dining room (except for the view of McD across the street!). The service is impeccable and the wine list is lovely.
We will continue to include Barolo in our dining repertoire.
Buon appetito
(Shout out for their sister restaurant Mama Melina. Another favorite, neighborhood gem near UVillage)

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This was my second time to visit Barolo and, again, it was an excellent experience. The service was friendly, cheerful and “light” - Jessica, our server, has a wonderful approach with people! The food was just perfect - fresh, cooked to perfection, and just the right portion size. I will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fantastic, once again...each time we've been there it's been wonderful and this last visit was no exception! From the service and ambiance to the beverages and food, Barolo gives you an experience that is both delightful and memorable. We will be back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

One of my favorite places to go for a great bowl of pasta. It's my go to lunch spot with hubby. I can't go past the pasta with crab.

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Absolutely fabulous! My fiance ordered the lamb shank, the featured entree of the night, and I ordered the Filet de Borolo and Portobello mushroom. Both were just to die for!! The lamb was falling off the bone and by far had the most meat ive ever seen on any cut of lamb. The filet, rare, was tender and peppered to perfection. A+ on the sauce pairings as well. I wont even get started on the dessert 👌👌👌

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excelente comida, servicio y ambientación. Regreso sin pensarlo.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I always for get just how good this place is! You can always count on it to not disappoint!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Fabulous food in an upscale atmosphere. Very friendly and efficient staff. Creative cocktails and nice wine selection.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food at Barolo is excellent. Great flavors and presentation. Our waiter had a strong Italian accent and was a bit hard to understand especially since the restaurant is noisy. But otherwise it was a lovely dinner with attentive service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 21, 2017

I love meeting my husband for lunch here, its halfway between my office and his in South Lake Union. Fabulous fresh house made pastas, seafood, salads and soups. Great fresh food.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I arrived an hour early and they still seated me graciously. It's an unassuming small restaurant tucked into the corner of the building with great food. The candles and flowing white sheer curtains create a very up-scale New York vibe. The Penn noodles with salmon and asparagus were wonderfully paired and full of smoked salmon flavor. The servers are very attentive. The small bar is dark and intimate and I'd suggest you start there before your meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I have been dining here for a long time...since they have opened. Service and the the quality of the food has always been excellent and consistent. That is very difficult to do.

Conclusion:

I will be back

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Alessandro is an excellent waiter. The ambiance is really nice and the noise level is such that even when full you can talk across the table to each other. Get the Carbonara!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 18, 2017

My wife and another couple wanted a tasty, quality dining experience, checked out Barolo on Tripadvisor and a couple of other places. It was very good. A great menu, excellent selection of Italian wines, and a great server. I have the octopus appetizer, which was outstanding, and the beet salad, also excellent. Everyone else loved their meals. Enjoy!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great service and great food. Definitely going back

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

steak cooked perfect, very good flavors for every part of the meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fun, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

I was very nice enjoyed our time food was great thank you

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Just the thought of the wonderful meal I enjoyed has me drooling. We started with a grilled salad that was what I’d describe as their version of a Caesar and worth writing home about. Garlic was the star of this dish in the best of ways.

Next up the ravioli of the day. Ricotta and prucuitto with a cream sauce and wild mushrooms. This house made pasta melted in your mouth and was worth every calorie.

Our secondi was veal scallopini and if I thought I could get away with licking the plate, I would have. First off the plate was absolutely beautiful. In addition to the extremely tender, melt in your mouth veal, it also included a beautiful side of spinach, a wonderful long/thin carrot and a couple of slices of Yukon gold potatoes.

We finished our meal with tiramisu. It included a wonderful blend of textures and flavors.

I would not hesitate to go back. Did I mention the drooling.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Good food, good service. Not the kind of music I enjoy for dinning. Ok for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The food was not worth the price, the crab pasta dish was bland. My coffee was lukewarm. The squid appetizer was good. My daughter wrote a white dress and after sitting at table the back of her dress had black marks, some substance rubbed off onto her dress.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We are lucky to have this fabulous restaurant in our community. Appetizers like grilled calamari, escargot, and foie gras, entrees like veal parmigiana, carbonara, and fresh seafood. Great servers like Miquel and Max.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a great experience.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent foot and service and I love the decor. The only issue is the noise and specifically the music level in the dining room is unreasonably loud. Table of three we almost had to shout to hear each other. With the high ceilings and bare floor there is nothing to muffle the sound. They need to decide if they are a club or a restaurant.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Always good place for lunch and conversation. Enjoyable!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Really really noisy!! I could not talk to my daughter who was only a few feet from me. The coho salmon special was fantastic - melt in your mouth but not on the menu, only for specials. I was not impressed by the desserts - we tried the poached pear and the cannoli and both were so so. For better food and atmosphere we go to La Fontana Siciliana in Belltown.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Grilled cesear salad and lamb burger are my favorite. Food overall us excellent, and I'll return for a date night with my husband. The service has improved since I was last there--friendly, professional. Lunch time was quiet, and I hope this restaurant receives it's due accolades!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

As always -- dining at Barolo is good food -- great service-- and pleasant ambience.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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