Barolo

4.6
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2137 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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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Italian restaurant, excellent food, recommended tiramisù and ambiance!

RO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and amazing staff. Server was exceptional. Offered great suggestions and really helped the evening flow.
Looking forward to going back

w
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was really superb, especially the black truffle ravioli entrée. OMG.

M
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

It’s the only decent place to go if you want to dress up or have bit of a music or dimmed lights, with nice chandeliers. Service isn’t perfect but I don’t mind. Food is good too.

e
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love to visit this restaurant ever chance I can! I have never been disappointed and I have eaten there over the years many, many times. The specials are good and the menu is also.

BS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this place no matter the occasion. The BEST!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

The hostess was incredibly rude. Didn’t acknowledge us even though I said something and she looked up, said “hold on” and proceeded to continue on her ipad for several min before acknowledging us and then eventually seating us. She seemed annoyed to have to seat us or greet us. Poor service on that side; however, our waiter and food were great.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, and super-nice and fun waiters. Good job

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

Amazing food and ambiance!!! Love this place!!!! Service was amazing too!

P
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent

KH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the experience was ex excellent: the food, the service. I highly recommend it.

CE
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I love the relaxed feel of this place. I will definitely return on a date night. Service was well-timed and friendly.

JL
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and Service

LP
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, but a bit pricey if you aren't there for Happy Hour. We blew $150 for 2 entrees, 1 app, a beer, and a (not special) cocktail.

R
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cozy restaurant, outstanding service, and food was quite good

OT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, very nice attention to detail. The food was amazing and our servers were really trying to make the night special for us. I will definitely visit back when I’m in Seattle.

F
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and meal. A bit loud at times but overall an excellent experience!

p
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We were disappointed. Waiter was not very attentive.

LE
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was excellent. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. The food was good, but not as good as I expected it to be given the recommendation I had been given and the price of the meals.

F
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I usually have a great experience at Barolo- it’s one of my favorite restaurants. Love the ambience. But neither of our meals hit the mark this time. I had the beet salad appetizer which was supposed to come with goat cheese and walnuts and it had neither. My pasta with mushrooms and truffle oil had an “off” taste - not flavorful full at all. My date’s gnocchi was over cooked and mushy. I was very disappointed this time- not sure if the kitchen just had an off night?

Barolo
Responded on September 13, 2019

We are truly sorry that this time something has not reflected our usual quality standards. Honestly, I can't give you a precise explanation of what happened.But based on your many rewarding experiences, we would be happy to repair the event and show you that it was just a single and isolated unfortunate episode. Thank you

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M
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. As well as the staff.

OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excelente servicio!

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DB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The restaurant was very busy but the staff was friendly and courteous and worked hard to get us seated as soon as they could. The food was excellent, and we had a great time. I'd definitely take a group back again, although hopefully on a quieter night next time!

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The first time we went to Barolo was 3 years ago for our anniversary , they said ownership has not changed but we were very disappointed ! I fell in love with Oso bucco from this recipe ! Not sure what happened to the chef but it was absolutely terrible !!! Mostly fat and a plate covered in sauce with no substance . I did bring it up
With management and he took it off our bill, which we did not ask for , so that was nice . Honestly , we won’t go back ! I was just thankful our guests from the east coast had to cancel at the last minute ( migraine) because I’ve talked this place up and it would have been embarrassing .

JR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

In town for a few days, wanted a really nice Italian restaurant. Barolo was listed. We were really early, but Manager greeted us and seated us. Definitely did not like our table. Considering we were not walk in. Seated in the middle, right by the waiting area. At least put up a divider or plant etc. Strongly did not like! Other than that, the food was amazing, the service excellent.

G
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Got in on a last minute reservation, and we’re able to get an outside table which we preferred. Service & food was very good, but received the wrong meal (which was disappointing - was looking forward to a wild-boar dish & received sea bass - which honestly would have been ok had I not had sea bass for lunch)...
Didn’t want to wait for a remake, so had the sea bass. Not charged for meal) - an honest mistake????

SH
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Kevin, was excellent and the food was outstanding.

F
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good , Portions are small but very good. Service was great.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

The food was great but our service was terrible. It was our first time dining here and we will not be coming back. Our waitress was rude and sarcastic. It ruined the night.

TD
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an awesome place to eat!!! The food was excellent, the waiter knew the menu and the specials very well and a great place for a romantic dinner as well. The service was outstanding... I will definitely be going back...

JF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, service was excellent even with a large party behind us that our server was handling.

h
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This is our second visit to Barolo. We had a great time. Really loved the veal carpaccio. The service was outstanding and Kevin was very helpful.

NM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great service, good food

CR
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A nice place that celebrates being upscale with a very nice interior and atmosphere. Wait staff are always professional and courteous, allowing time for conversation, you are never rushed.

M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian Food in Seattle. The service was perfect. We enjoyed our evening completely. If you want the perfect evening for a couple or a group, this is the place.
Simply put, Barolo is a Fantastic Restaurant. Food, service, a complete wine list for every taste Barolo has it all and more. Enjoy!!

MA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Very accommodating and made it a special evening

CC
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Our server was excellent and the food was delicious. We had to wait for a table that could have been prepared much sooner. And, we were not informed about why we were waiting. I called ahead to say that my guest would be early and was told that would be fine. However, we stood waiting for at least 10 minutes when the table, which was available when we arrived, was finally set, and the hostess seemed annoyed. My guest particularly enjoyed the fettuccine with crab.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table was perfect. Food was delicious. Server was delightful.

KJ
Seattle
54 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous in every way. Great service and great food. No better place for Italian cuisine.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Very arrogant waiter. Long delays in service and poor. Antipasto was burnt.

Barolo
Responded on July 23, 2019

We are very Sorry for the bad behavior of the waiter who served you, here at Barolo we are very careful in providing a high level experience, we would be delighted to be able to show you the authentic Italian hospitality, if only you give us the pleasure to have you here again

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