Barolo

4.5
2073 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Please note that we do not take happy hour reservations. Online reservations can be made for our lunch or dinner menu For more large party availability, please call the restaurant or visit our website for more information. Barolo Ristorante, located in the heart of downtown Seattle, offers old-world northern Italian dishes crafted with a contemporary presentation, using 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, specializing in Italian selections. 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 and an abundance of flickering candlelight.
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BD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

Was very noise
Could not hear the person next to you
Ruined our whole night!

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HC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good service level and great food. A bit noisy, but normal for a Friday evening I guess and there was one table with 10 women….

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GS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always superb

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JK
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent service from Marcin and the hostess. $450 for dinner for four, but worth it.

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I've been going to Barolo for several years, but this was my last visit. The atmosphere can be so great, and the food used to be wonderful. But this time the bread served at the table was dry, and the salads (golden beet and artichoke) were salty to the point of almost inedible. I always order the pasta carbonara - and for the second visit in a row, it came to the table after sitting cooling somewhere in the kitchen after it was prepared - the pasta and sauce were starting to congeal. Very disappointing, and at this price, just not worth it. The service was glib; a basic check in and no real desire to see if we were enjoying our meal.

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JW
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Very nice place. Staff is amazingly friendly and accommodating. My issue was the food. Way too much salt. We had the risotto as a side dish and thought the taste was not good. We just left it alone, but, we then overheard the table next to us send it back. Food is just average and not what it should be for the price.

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JH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. We will be back

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DW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family chose Barolo to celebrate our daughter’s birthday. The food and service were fantastic and the extra touches for her birthday made it an extra special celebration. The menus came printed Happy Birthday Crystal and they served her a little cake with special effects. Very fun place to celebrate a birthday!

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l
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience we had Friday evening at Barolo. The food was excellent. We were left very comfortably to eat at our leisure. My pal really enjoyed this birthday celebration.

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R
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We vacationed in Seattle. Of the five downtown restaurants we tried, Barolo was the best if the group of very fine places. All aspects of the meal, appetizer, main course, drinks/wine, service were of highest quality. We had an excellent, efficient, friendly and knowledgeable waiter. Noise level was too high for our liking, but it had a vibrant and bright ambience. Seattle restaurant pricing is at the top end of most big cities, and Barolo is no exception. Highly recommend.

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BP
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Looking forward to great food in a great food town. We enjoyed the atmosphere and look
of the place, but found the food to be underwhelming. Neither salads, nor main courses
were as good as we had hoped. Our server was personal and charming.

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S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Barolo has a great energy but the food was boring. Ordered the Sea Bass with sauteed Kale, both lacked flavor. The best part of the meal was the house salad and the focaccia bread. Service was impeccable which makes up for the poor quality of food. I've eaten here before, would recommend sticking with the pasta as to avoid being disappointed.

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MD
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for my fiancé’s birthday. We had max as our waiter, who was so knowledgeable and kind. Max had suggested their specials which we ordered two plates of. I also had asked max to put a candle on one of the desserts we had ordered and it was absolutely amazing and very special. I would highly recommend this restaurant! Amazing staff, delicious food and great ambiance!

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DW
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal here. Staff is strength to go along with the terrific food. Would recommend highly if you are a foodie

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My team did a celebration dinner here because it was close and had great reviews. Those reviews did not lie. What a fabulous experience. Something local and Seattle yet very beautifully made Italian cuisine. Totally going back for their happy hour with the Mrs.

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JP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

When the waiter calls Eggs Benny an "English Sandwich" and doesn't know what hollandaise sauce is...you have to wonder about going for brunch.

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Our anniversary dinner was good but I did not think the food was noteworthy. The ambience was nice. Loved our waiter

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LL
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious food with great service.

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NC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Had spaghetti carbonara and it was amazing. Waiter did not split check correctly

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JD
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian cuisine with a hint of american fusion. The ambiance is uplifting and tranquil at the same time, where the white noise blends into harmony. The food was insatiably delicious.

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EC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Food and service were incredible! The bumping electronic beats was the only thing we didn’t love.

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r
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

a little loud, but they had a large group when we were there. Its on my list to revisit, well worth it

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b
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

A delicious take on fine, Italian dining. The artichoke appetizer, for example, featured fabulously fresh local artichoke, cooked and quartered on a delicate salad bed. Perfect start for the meal. The main plates were well-presented and delicious. The veal was properly pounded thin, and was quite tender. The panettone bread pudding was delicate and a fitting end to a great meal. The wine list is quite good, with an extensive collection of Italian wines, as well as great local and other choices.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Quite frankly one of the best italian food that I had in seattle area. Drink was good too. Definitely would go back.

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i
Portland
44 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good,tasty and well prepared.
Portions too big.
Great wine list
We had an excellent waiter.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food excellent. Has been, and always will be one of Seattle’s best restaurants.

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J
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh my goodness! We three all ordered the Veal Scallopini with lemon sauce and TRUFFLES (slivers, not just oil)!!! It was amazing! Best bite I have had in a very long time.. perfectly accompanied by a garlicky Kale, which I don't always enjoy, but this was superb. The crispy, creamy Yukon gold slices were just right! Always excellent service and a beautiful jewel of a restaurant....ended with a sparklering (yes!) scrumptious shared Tiramisu.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to celebrate! Outstanding food and service!

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Highly suggest the escargot and lamb shank. The gnocchi is amazing and I look forward to the next time we dine here. One of my favorite restaurants in Seattle.

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AY
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had made a reservation on "Open Table" for Barolo, but was offered the regular dining menu instead.
It was more than we had expected to pay!

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R
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we enjoyed an outstanding meal, and service. Our server was particularly outstanding and both professional and entertaining. It was a first date dinner and was the perfect place for the date. I wish the date went as well as the dinner ;-(

Can't wait to return for any occasion

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AB
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food. Waitress was, slow, disinterested, and at the end, was fast to give me the check to flip the table.

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n
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Will he returning next time I’m in town!

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food isn’t as good as it used to be and getting very expensive for what you get.

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JS
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had not eaten here for several years and was most happy with the choice. Excellent wine list both by the bottle and the glass. Prompt, courteous service, our server checked in frequently and offered suggestions. the gnochi was quite lovely, the sauce did not overwhelm. it was perfect, turning into my go to place.

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PM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We were seated and served promptly but the vegetarian choices (especially on the restaurant week menu) were highly disappointing. They might as well have said “Restaurant week not for vegetarians”. I ended up getting a vegetarian risotto which was just OK at best. Not up to the standards the restaurant claims. My husband had the angus steak and was happy with it. So that’s a consolation.

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F
London
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had excellent food and service. My only complaint about this restaurant that it is so dark that we couldn’t really see our food when we ate it.

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J
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for late night happy hour. Portion size, price and food was more than expected along with great service!

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DJ
Philadelphia
423 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent pasta and meat dishes. A very comfortable and enjoyable dining experience.

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BM
Seattle
45 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was fantastic. Wine splendid. Can’t wait to go back.

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