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Barolo

4.6
4.6
2524 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:30 pm Daily 9:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 770-9000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Maurizio Milazzo

  • 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: (206) 770-9000

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Westlake and Virginia between 6th and 7th Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street parking and area lots. Free parking in the Amazon Doppler building (entrances on 6th Ave and Lenora St) at 4pm and on weekends.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

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What 2,524 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Seattle

    Notable Wine List

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  1. JK

    JeffK

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a last minute decision on a Monday night, and what a find. My wife and I are on a “workation” and this may very well end up being the best meal we have all week. The food was full of flavor, cooked perfectly, and beautifully presented. We couldn’t ask for more.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our visit, server MR Leo was very nice and quick. Food was very good.
  3. J

    Julie

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve had in Seattle. I had the duck and my friend had the ossobucco. Nice ambiance. Not noisy. Grateful for the delicious meal!
  4. n

    null

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The service was exceptional and the quality of the food was vary good. The restaurant was a bit cramped, and the space was very loud almost to the point of annoyance.
  5. RM

    ReneM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting food, perfect sizes not to feel stuffed. Service was wonderful.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Not the best Italian ever. Service is lack luster and I feel the staff prioritizes tables who order alcohol. Long wait for drink refills and burnt steak. I suggest dining elsewhere.
  7. RF

    RFM1

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After a few years' hiatus, we returned to one of our favoriate pre-concert dinner spots and were not disappointed. Food, drink, and service were all excellent. And it was great to see a lively restaurant full of patrons again.
  8. D

    Daniel

    Seattle

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite food, delivered with top notch service within a stylish yet comfortable space are how I sum up Barolo. Our server was pleasant, knowledgeable and on point. I want to make a special point of thanking her and the kitchen staff for accommodating our Vegan requirements which were exceptional!
  9. R

    Robby

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    would not recommend. food was horrible for all dishes we ordered.
  10. m

    munchingmama

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time back to Barolo since 2019 and it was so gratifying to find the experience as wonderful as I remembered. Great service, accommodating and friendly, food was outstanding!!!
  11. RH

    RobertH

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Disappointing. Osso Buco was beef rather than veal, prepared and tasted like beef bourguignon than anything Italian. Same heavy sauce was also used for snails and was too heavy for what should be a delicate taste.
  12. JG

    JamieG

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and our waitress provided the best service with a fantastic attitude.
  13. AB

    AdamBenz

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, great classy service. Will come back.
  14. CR

    CharleyR

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, awesome food!! Second time going and will be back.
  15. KF

    KatieF

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and fresh. In particular, their halibut special was amazing and their gnocchi was perfect. Service was friendly and accommodating with our theatre timeline. Will go again soon!
  16. N

    Nels

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was very friendly! I don't recall her name, but she was from Mexico City. My wife and I chose Barolo to celebrate our anniversary and were quite pleased we did so.
  17. S

    Seattlefoodie

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful night out. Food was delicious and atmosphere on point. Barolo was very busy and like most restaurants, they were short-staffed. Despite this, service was very good...wait staff attentive, knowledgeable about menu options and doing their best. I only gave 4 stars for service, as in the past, there has always been someone available to make good wine recommendations. In the end, I stuck with what I knew and ordered a Washington wine that was delicious. I have eaten here many times and once again Barolo did not disappoint. Food was better than ever!!!
  18. BM

    BrookeM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best gnocchi I’ve ever had. The sauce was amazing. We all appreciated the service, food and ambiance.
  19. C

    Cass

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was fantastic and the service was great! It was a little warm inside, a little loud too. It was hard to hear each other at times. However, we had an incredible evening full of excellent food and superb wine - we will be back.
  20. TJ

    TwylaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our food was absolutely amazing. It’s pricey but a lovely place and worth every penny. We enjoyed it tremendously.
  21. DK

    DanK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Barolo is one of my favorite spots in Seattle and I go out of my way to stop in for dinner whenever I am in town. The wait staff is very professional and top notch. The food is unbelievable and some of the best I have had.
  22. CL

    CoffeeLover68

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    We went to celebrate a 21st birthday and ended up wanting to do a family style dinner. We ordered a few dishes between the 3 of us, but when our waiter saw we weren’t each getting our own appetizer and main course he stopped paying as much attention to us as other customers. We also mentioned it was a 21st birthday since we saw another person get a small cake with a sparkler from the waiter. He did not wish her, just smiled. The waiter also made us wait over 10 minutes to bring us the check, I saw what he was doing and he was talking in the back with another staff member. Overall, the waiter ended up bringing the mood of the entire dinner down over his poor service. Before anyone assumes, we still gave him a $15 tip on a $70 dinner which was a 25% tip on his handheld system. We did this because we’re aware people in the food service industry sometimes do not get paid enough to live off of. We all used to work in the industry. Barolo please do better in educating your staff. If people choose to share food with their party, or not order up to the waiter’s expectation (appetizer, main and dessert each), please make sure they aren’t treated poorly. A 21st birthday dinner was ruined because of his lousy attitude and service. We will not be returning.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. We will definitely be back!
  24. CS

    CathyS

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    This restaurant was on a list with our hotel, the Westin Seattle. We came to town for our 38th anniversary and were leaving on a cruise. We chose this restaurant to celebrate. The ambiance was inviting and it looked charming. All downhill from there. Waitress took long time to come get our drink order. Then the drinks took forever to come and mine was wrong. I reordered mine but it never came. I got her attention and she apparently had forgotten to go back and get the drink. She then brought a completely watered down cocktail to the table, from sitting for so long. She went back to get another and from what we could see, the bartender had her pour it herself. We finally ordered dinner and waited again. She had a table of about six across from us that was taking up her time, but sometimes she just stood looking around as if she didn't know what to do next while we tried to get her attention. We had to ask about dinner, when it finally came, my "homemade" pasta was glued together so that when I put my fork in it, the whole plate of it came up in one clump. As for our anniversary, it was never mentioned or acknowledged. When my husband mentioned to the guy at the door, he didn't seem to care or know. I appreciate that restaurants are struggling and we tend to be chill and be patient. The difference here is, no one really cared or explained or apologized. There was an attitude. When our check came the wrong drink was still on there. Another girl came with a revised check and said they were comping the drinks due to the long wait. At least it was something, but again, we were told this with attitude as if it was our fault, or at least, not theirs. I hope this was just a one off, bad night, but it was so bad I felt compelled to share.
  25. D

    Dani

    West Palm Beach

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re visiting Seattle and were looking for a nice restaurant where we could not be rushed and enjoy. Barolo fulfilled the expectation. The menu has many choices, the flavors delicious (I’m Italian), and the service was great! Our waitress made great suggestions, even about places to visit in town. It is pricey though, but for us during a vacation, it was perfect!
  26. DG

    DianeG

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience3
    We’ve been coming to Barolo for years and love the food. On our last visit, however, we noticed some troubling issues with the bill. There’s some tacky things like having the BOH or back of the house charge of 3% not clearly stated on the menu. In addition, the gratuity was added AFTER the BOH charge and taxes were added to the bill. Tipping for taxes? As I said, tacky. Most concerning, however, was an additional $10.23 added with no explanation which we discovered later when we checked our bank account. This seems to veer well beyond the tacky and into some legally dubious territory. We shall follow-up with management.
  27. PJ

    PJLangevin

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Barolo was a great experience from beginning to end. The cocktails at the bar were shaken to perfection....with an overall positive vibe about the bar area without being overcrowded or too noisy The waiting service in the main restaurant was exceptional as was the food. I highly recommend the escargot to get your dinner off to a great start. It's a busy restaurant but not so busy that you get lost. You don't want to miss Barolo.
  28. FP

    FPow

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and perfect date night. We had the octopus and calamari which were both delicious.
  29. BR

    BR549

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Wtf is a “BOH” charge in my bill? I made the mistake of not reviewing the bill when it came to my table. Added was a 3%”BOH” charge. This is likely disclosed on the menu where there is usually warning about eating raw and undercooked meat. That and when I hit 20 percent tip, it calculated it based on the full retail, not the happy hour prices. This is all entirely my fault for not asking to review the bill. Barolo-you’re a nice restaurant with great staff. You don’t need to hustle your guests.
  30. MM

    MichelM

    Montreal

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Service too long and waiting time between each service is really not acceptable Toilet broken and you can’t lock the door The food are excellent Not recommend for people like good service
  31. BT

    BaldwinT

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    food was great for a night out. great experience and value
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly and helpful. Gave us some good suggestions and always followed up. Wonderful experience
  33. i

    irisgirl

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner - Kyle took terrific care of us. Loved the Red Mountain wine on the menu!
  34. E

    Elizabeth

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic and the service the best we have had in a long time!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    We were staying in the Mayflower so it was really close and recommended. Wonderful food and service. Noise level was a little loud with a large group at one table. Overall a very enjoyable experience in Seattle.
  36. G

    Grubbin

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Made reservations for 730 but did not get sat until 830. We were very patient and didnt make any remarks as we did not want it to ruin our anniversary. Once we got sat, we overheard a couple stating their reservation was at 830 and got sat immediately… that was upsetting. Disappointed in the reservations, would have waited elsewhere as a walk in. However, the hostess was extremely accomodating. Our server was not. felt very rushed and he did not repeat back our orders or check on us to see if we needed anything. Only came to take our orders, drop off our food, bring dessert menu, and had to ask to pay for check. However food was definitely 12/10, delicious! If i were to come back again, it would be either before or after the dinner rush.
  37. KD

    KDfood

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Had a reservation and wasn’t sat until 30 minutes after. There was no mention of happy bday etc so just wasn’t even sure they knew even though my friend had called prior twice
  38. AC

    AnshumanC

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Service was amazing — felt extremely comfortable and served. Food was not great - octopus dish was bland - lamb was under seasoned, and the sauce was too sweet - pheasant was over cooked Not likely to come back
  39. c

    cumenda

    Los Angeles

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    antonio, gran capitan del local. muy buena atencion. gracias
  40. OA

    OutAndAbout

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Four of us shared a very good meal on a Friday evening, 7pm. Service was spot on and we all enjoyed our food. Rack of Lamb for me and was great and the vegetables were really nice and fresh. It is always a bit noisy since it is fairly tight but still worth it for the food.

FAQs

Barolo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 770-9000.

Barolo is rated 4.6 stars by 2524 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Barolo

1940 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Westlake and Virginia between 6th and 7th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:30 pm Daily 9:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking and area lots. Free parking in the Amazon Doppler building (entrances on 6th Ave and Lenora St) at 4pm and on weekends.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Maurizio Milazzo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 770-9000

  • 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: (206) 770-9000

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