Barolo

4.5
2390 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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4.5
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4.2
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WilliamE
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

OK, but lacking in warmth. Felt rushed. No wines by the glass, except dry, dry or dry. No tea or coffee, only expresso or lattes. Had water and had to practically beg for ice in the water glass. Guy seemed perturbed that I'd ask. Won't be back.

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NimaM
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, superb wine list and service was amazing.

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CharlesC
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

I will say the food was quite good, and while I understand that getting help in these trying times is on the difficult side I still found the service lacking one example one of our party ordered a mixed drink it came within minutes another of our party ordered at the same time an IPA which we had to remind the service staff 3 times that it had not appeared at the table until after we had finished the appetizer. As far as the ordering goes the server asked us if we wanted the appetizer special which we said yes to and at the same time told us about the "specials" which we assumed was an additional appetizer (the Scallops which were delish) where we had originally discussed among ourselves getting the Fillet at no time were we able to catch the attention of our server in order to try and straighten out the misunderstanding as I said earlier I understand the issues with the pandemic and getting help it just seemed that the entire staff was operating at warp speed and truly did not make us feel very welcome. The Meal came to $258.00 We left a $50.00 tip as It did seem as though the staff was overworked and underpaid. I highly doubt we will be going back. This was our first time there.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at Borolo. Food was perfect and delicious. Bobby our waiter went above our expectations! Highly recommend.

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connectr
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, attentive service

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gogo
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is quite good. Great selection of wines too.

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swlufc
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, well presented in an upscale environment. Staff were efficient, friendly and very helpful.Not cheap but you get what you pay for.

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JCav
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our go to for anniversaries and birthday! Here this time for a another birthday.

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vipLPshome
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Food was delicious! Great atmosphere as well. I would go back!

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YuhJ
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Too salty for a Canadian. I don’t know bout murica

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Janice
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. The food is really good, the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was worse than average. Veal was tough and sauce broke down..ie..separated. Ahi tartare not very appetizing looking but taste was OK. As a result, I did not meal feel was a good value. Won’t return or recommend.

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SaraLuna
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two words. Lobster Risotto. Thanks for a perfect night ❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday & Anniversary

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MattM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Man oh man……. The food was so amazing and the service was too. I will be back!

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vipSeatac57
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, what you would expect from this fine restaurant.

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BillyS
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The Euro-waiter made us aware what a PRIVILEGE it was for us to to allowed to eat there. No warmth, no welcome, no come back again,.....Bass was excellent, Fettuccini was pedestrian, squid like rubber bands. I'll take my $200 somewhere else where I'm appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We were here in the Pandemic October 2020 and it was a better dining experience. This time it took a long time and a request just to get bread. My wife requested a creamy pasta with truffle sauce that they had in October 2020. What she got was good but not the same. I had the veal and it was excellent. The waiter ran my card but charged another ticket …..sigh.
Overall good not great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant!!!

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TimH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From appetizers to entree to dessert, 5 Stars. Personable yet efficient service. We had a great birthday dinner with a couple that were old friends from out of town. All had a wonderful time. Thank you Barolo!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The restaurant was surprisingly busy for a Tuesday evening, which made it a little noisy at the start (we were seated at 7:15) but as the early diners cleared out, things got quieter.

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Desertlou
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice ambience … upscale Italian food very nicely presented ,nice waiter all in all was pleased and would come back soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely times celebrating our 26th yr Anniversary with friends ~ everything was delicious and the service was spot on! The only thing that we would have loved was if the temp was more comfortable ~ we were seated at a table near the themostat and it read above 80 degrees! It was quite warm in there!

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vipFoodie
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was exceptional.

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HollyW
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Antonio, our waiter, was very attentive and helpful - even spoke Italian! Food was great: interesting appetizers, but main course selection more limited: wish there were more pasta, vegetable, and seafood choices. Also tired of being seated near waiters station when we made a reservation! They did reseat us however m, which we appreciated

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Goldie
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster risotto was amazing! And the ambiance was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Gone here for years, always a decent choice. I live on the Eastside and the trip over was enormously frustrating. Once I arrived I was disappointed to see they did not have their valet to help alleviate my stress. I had to hunt for parking which made me even later than the terrible traffic. The food and service were good. The dining room noise level was too loud for our group of 7 to easily converse. Unfortunately the food was not good enough to outweigh the traffic, parking, unsightly Seattle, and noise issues. I think this will be my last time.

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vipDisappointed
Poconos
18 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was quite good, flavorings were nice but giving low rarings due to feel like getting lied to and kind of ripped off by waiter. He didnt seem like he never worked there before or clueless or lied. Was nice but 2 things.. Listed Brozino and under descriptions said Chilean Sea Bass.. Wanted Chilean sea bass so asked him, and he said Brozino is Mediterranean chilean sea bass.. So I passed because not a fan of Beonzino. Later saw someone order and it was a beautiful piece of Chilean sea bass. 2nd asked if had side orser od just grilled vegetables. Said he can ask chef to make one up, sent out the antipasto platter less the prosciutto and salami and changed full price for few pieces of grilled vegetables.. Just felt lied to and ripped off.

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ElenaN
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Drinks are Fabulous!

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AnjaliD
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

The restaurant was understaffed but fully packed with customers.It was hot and extremely uncomfortable inside.
The food was okay but the cocktails were very poorly made.
I wouldn’t recommend this place or visit it again.

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MichelleW
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are foodies from Dallas/Ft. Worth, and took our two children ages 20yrs and 15 yrs to Barolo. Everything we tried on the menu was great. I was worried it would be noisy inside due to some other reviews I read, but we ate at 5:30 and noise was not an issue at all. We had wonderful service. One of the servers was from our area, and he also came by our table often to check on us. My daughter was very pleased they were able to accommodate her vegan diet. The tiramisu was delicious, but we all loved the warm chocolate cake, it was heavenly. I recommend this restaurant if you want a nice dining experience all around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antipasti delectable. Lamb chops unparalleled.

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sekk
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The reception and serving staff are wonderful and added to our experience.

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MikeR
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a longtime patron for both business lunches (never disappoints) and special occasion dinners. The atmosphere, food, and staff will keep me coming back!
-Mike

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vipStonepony
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing restaurant experience!

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Rlavs
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This restaurant was ok. The heat in Seattle has been record breaking and this restaurants AC was not working. It was 85 degrees inside. No apologies from staff about the heat. The service was mediocre at best. I felt brushed off and like I was annoying our disinterested waiter. They brought the wrong food to the table but were unapologetic to their mistake. The bread was great, we ordered the charcuterie board which was good, the meals ranged from pretty good to ok especially when one of the meats order was over cooked. We stayed for desert and were provided with melting gelatos. For the amount of money we spent to celebrate my nephew’s graduation, it was not worth it and I would not go back.

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mikeS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice place to enjoy a fine meal and relax. Cocktails are great! Generous portions.

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MK18
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful table set in a semi private alcove with shear curtains separating us from the tables near by. The lighting and ambiance was perfect for a date or when your feeling swanky. Food was delicious especially the scallop crudo appetizer special. Don’t fill up because the desserts and coffee are worth the calories. The cannoli is freshly fried and pure decadence on a plate.

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VarunS
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

The Ambience is very nice for a date. However, our server was cordial at best, the bread we ordered was cold and the pasta was raw and uncooked. Despite sending it back, it came uncooked again. I think they just dressed it up and resent it. For the price, a very poor experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food

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Barolo is rated 4.5 stars by 2390 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.