Barolo

4.5
2423 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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MenP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Service was extremely slow and waiter / manager was rude.

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MLBB
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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.

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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!

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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
23 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.

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CinderD
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The ambiance was nice and our service good. The food was ok, but not extraordinary. I was disappointed with the lack of food options

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Great attention to detail and superb ingredients.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great restaurant. Food was outstanding S was the service. The noise level was loud but after a few drinks we didn’t notice, ha, If you like Italian, I highly recommend you give this place a try.

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SandyR
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very dark lightning, to the point you can't really see the colors of your food. Chandeliers above are beautiful. Food is excellent and delicious. Lots of dishes to choose from and each are very good, no bad dish at Barolo's. Wish the waiters would take time explaining certain dishes because some of it was very bulky to eat like the roasted and oil soaked garlic clove (it was delicious).

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Randall
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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vipTara
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was okay, nothing special.

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CoryW
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exemplary. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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David
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Really good food but service was lacking. A smile goes a long way. And so does water on one of the hotter evenings of the year.

Food was prepared perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. House made fettuccini and seafood was very good. Bobby was our server and he had excellent food and drink recommendations. Definitely would go back

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KathyJ
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Although the food was very good, the service was rude from the hostess to the busboy. When we arrived, instead of a greeting, the hostess just stared at us like we were bothering her. When we ordered a $48 bottle of wine, the waiter returned and said they were out but brought out a comparable one, for $99! The usual practice is to bring out a similarly priced bottle. Then, when my husband did not order an expensive dinner, he seemed to smirk implying he was cheap, though I had ordered an entrée that was expensive. The busboy seemed surly and annoyed too. The food was delicious, but I don't need that kind of attitude. I will dine elsewhere.

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vipluv2eat
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 people for dinner and the food was excellent. One person was vegan and they made a special meal for her. Lamb shank was very good as were the pasta dishes and rack of lamb. Great wine selections as well

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KirstenE
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was great. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. Loved everything about this restaurant.

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CaraR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly waiter. Gave me another wine when I didn’t like the first. Good great. Nice and spacious. Go!

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vipRichardR
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing staff and service. We were in town visiting but got lucky and discovered this place.

FAQs

Barolo is rated 4.5 stars by 2423 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.