Barolo

4.5
2427 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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vipNomad46
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barolo is one of the few elegant restaurants left in Seattle, and the food to match. Service by our server was excellent…Please keep it up Barolo !

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vipMarjan
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Beautiful people and fair food in a noisy, boisterous atmosphere

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JSmi
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Unfortunately, we did not receive good service. Our waiter was not attentive. We were constantly wondering where our waiter was as he was not around. Did not talk to us at all. Only came to the table about 3 times: (1) to take our order, (2) to bring food, and (3) to bring check. We came here for a special evening to celebrate a birthday and ended up having a horrible experience. We definitely would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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BettyV
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find!! Loved it!! The Carbonera was the best we’ve ever had and the scallops special was amazing! If we were local, we’d be there often!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was great, service was slow and the noise from the bar spills over into the dining room.

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MJB24
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Nice ambiance, mean bartender, waiter asked too many questions. Food was fantastic but the vibe was ~weird~

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RobbieA
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Bobby was amazing!! Super fun and attentive! We had a great time celebrating our bride to be!
Thank you very much

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JoeB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fish I had in my 5 day stay in Seattle. Wonderful waiter

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LindeyP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely meal and a fun, entertaining staff!

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guest
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was well cooked but too salty for my personal taste. Our server was nice but I think he brought the birthday to the wrong table so we never got one.. overall it was just okay.

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RayA
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dinner! The octopus appetizer was awesome. My husband had the Osso Bucco and it was one of the best ever

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vipTucker
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Waitstaff was in over their heads and the establishment seemed understaffed

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ArielP
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. From the various appetizers, to the entrees & desserts. We were surprised with a secluded, intimate private dinning area which was perfect for celebrating a super special birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was just okay. For the price point, there are better options for a great dining experience. This is good for after work quick food or decent drinks.

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MenP
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! We had a great bday celebrtion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Service was extremely slow and waiter / manager was rude.

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MLBB
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good, though the cannoli for dessert was nothing special. Service was ok, but it was very noisy and made it difficult to hear everyone in our party of 4.

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vipWillK
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good breadth of menu options. Beautiful presentation. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Italian place with great wine selection and good service. Loved that we were not rushed, like a real Italian meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress served our order to a different table. We received different, simpler dishes (since they were ready right then and there), but still got charged for our original orders. We got a free chocolate torte because it was my husband’s birthday—that was nice, and our waitress was friendly (and apologetic). :)

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BrentH
London
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always top notch at this amazing restaurant

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vipKEITH
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Great service. Superb staff. My only gripe is your wine by the glass list and lighting. Much too dark. Too dimly lit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and the drinks were great and the ambiance was nice. The service was lacking a little. I couldn’t tell if they were just short staffed or maybe a little discombobulated. The server seemed very overwhelmed. The staff seemed a little stiff and cold. The hostess was probably one of the rudest people I’ve ever encountered when walking into a restaurant. If I wasn’t so hungry and thirsty, I probably would’ve turned around and left. Check your girl Barolo!

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Gary
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good and the ambiance was great. Great location and fresh seafood was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Hostess was extremely rude. Food was alright but not amazing

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Tootsie
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great atmosphere. Food terrific!
We did feel very rushed. Drinks were served and we were asked what we wanted to eat before even having a sip.
Salads served before we had even finished our cocktails. Slow down!
Have better music. Not relaxing with electronic in background thumping away.

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vipTerryW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Very spotty and inconsistent service. Will chalk it up to pandemic staffing restart. Bring back the veal which was surprisingly missing from the menu

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food is high quality and authentic. Dinner felt rushed.

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vipLindsayP
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The food was very good. Don’t let the white table cloths fool you. The chairs are plastic and the atmosphere casual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Seattle! Local vibes and friendly staff. The bar is great for meeting locals and feels like family. If you want a more intimate setting head to the dining room and grab a bottle of Italian wine and let the servers treat you like a vip. Barolo is usually busy for a reason, they have a splendid environment for late night dining in the northwest and have created a unique menu for Italian cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my husband here for his birthday and we very pleased with the quality of service and the food. Highly recommend!

MP
MarianP
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff fantastic, great food, beautiful atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The staff was abrasive unprofessional, terse , dropped my purse , the male waiter rudely moved my plate when I changed where it was on the table - don’t touch my plate during covid and don’t hover over patrons . When trying to order and asking questions were told to wait …
We will take our service elsewhere considering for Italian food this was overall not impressive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Insanely loud. Very rowdy group next to us screaming movie lines from gladiator. At an absurd level.

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MattR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great apps and good drinks

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vipKARPEG
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere every good service and mostly very good food!

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LynnE
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outstanding seafood pasta, setting and service. However, it is a bit noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pasta was under cooked

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patricks
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice place. Great food. Attractive surroundings.

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vipmangiaak
Anchorage
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was wonderful but the service was very slow. Staff was not particularly friendly and the tables that run down the center aisle are uncomfortable due to passing service staff. Great place to go if you have loads of time and can get a table on the side rather than. In the center.

FAQs

Barolo is rated 4.5 stars by 2427 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.