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About Barolo

**Please note that we do not take happy hour reservations. Online reservations are for lunch or dinner menu ONLY.**

For more large party availability, please call the restaurant.

Barolo Ristorante, located in the heart of downtown Seattle, offers old-world northern Italian dishes crafted with a contemporary presentation, using quality 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 including Italy, California, Washington, Oregon and France. 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, interesting interior lighting, and an abundance of flickering candlelight.

1940 Westlake Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner: 7 days a week: 3:00pm - midnight

Happy Hour: Every day
3:00pm-6:30pm and 10:00pm-midnight

Cross Street:
Westlake and Virginia between 6th and 7th Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 770-9000

Website:
http://www.baroloseattle.com/

Catering:
Food delivered only, no equipment.

Parking Details:
Street parking and area lots. Valet parking available every evening starting at 5pm.

Executive Chef:
Maurizio Milazzo

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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

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Barolo Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (42)
Special Occasion (37)
Good for a Date (36)
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Good for Anniversaries (31)
Notable Wine List (29)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Business Meals (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Happy Hour (18)
Authentic (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Cozy (10)
Fun (10)
Late-night Find (7)
People Watching (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Casual (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Healthy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

The perfect pair. Theatre and dinner at Barolo. We had a spectacular lunch a few months ago and decided to try their dinner menu. What word is better than spectacular? It would be Barolo! Milan was our waitress and she met our needs to perfection. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

Our experience was excellent! Loved the food and had excellent service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a wonderful time, the Italian food was prepared to perfection, and we had a wonderful wine to go with it. Our server was superbe. Yes it's a bit expensive, but it's a very special place.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

I’ve been here several times when we travel to Seattle. This time they gave our party of 6 a private dining area. A white curtain separated us from the other tables. Our reservation was for 7:30. By 8:15 the noise level had reduced considerably. We had eaten here previously earlier in the evening. I now understand to reserve a table later in the evening if you want to converse without yelling. I do not like the techno music, but the volume is low enough in the dining room. Good food, wine list, and service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 12, 2018

A wonderful night with friends, one who was retiring. The cocktails, food and service were outstanding! Alexander was fabulous! Also, they accommodated our group with individual checks which was really convenient.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Fun, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I want to like Barolo, but the food wasn't great---I had the gnocchi and it was not soft and pillowy, and my husband had a dish that was way too salty. The service was great, the ambiance so so. There's much better Italian in Seattle, for sure.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Went here for my boyfriend's birthday. We really felt that the server and staff went all out to make it a special night. We were not rushed and the food was great. Definitely get the Antipasto!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We went to celebrate a friend's birthday. The menus arrived with 'Happy birthday' written across the top. The server was knowledgeable and attentive, but not over the top. The food was outstanding. And they brought a beautiful dessert, complete with fire cracker as candle! We loved it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great food and service. The Lobster Risotto is amazing. Excellent wine choice. We celebrated our 21st anniversary. We had a specialized menu and dessert with a candle.

We were seated immediately for our reservation 20 minutes early. A great surprise wishing us a happy anniversary. Excellent service started immediately. Thank you!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We had a lovely and delicious dining experience. Thank you!
Our server was warmly professional!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great food, great atmosphere

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Food and service were superlative. The noise level was awful.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Discovered this place a month ago. Loved it the first time and the second time was just as good. Their bread and tapenade is incredible and the pasta dishes are to die for! Best duck and wild boar around. They have valet parking which is a plus. Will definitely be back!!!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Service was poor food excellent

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Made a res for my friends bday dinner. We were sat at a Beautiful table and they had her name on the menu! She was so happy and they totally made us feel special. Thank you Barolo!!!!! Gorgeous.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Unfortunately the music is still a disruptive loops ambient beat. Really get with the times. The awful music does not match the beautiful place and exceptional food. I visit this place less and embarrassed to bring guests just because of this one thing. Just play Billy Holiday or anything rather than techno... Please!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great experience. Outstanding service.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and service as always! Tough this time we were seated half and hour later than our reservation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It is with regret that I must not recommend Barolo to my friends, nor will we return. We have dined with you often, and what bothered us was the crowd of people in the restaurant on Saturday night. In the booth next to us was a loud gentleman broadcasting around the room to other guests trying to impress everyone, with his three lady guests we suspected as not being of high character. On the other side was another rowdy table of less than desirable dining patrons we would want to be sharing the evening with.

Barolo has become a late night hangout for a young and lower caliber group that frankly ruined our evening. Add the fact is was cold inside, we won't be coming back, which is a shame given the food was outstanding. Ambiance, décor and ability to converse are required.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I was meeting a friend in downtown Seattle for dinner before we took the monorail to the opera. We wanted something nice and relaxed for an early booking (5 pm). Our waiter did an excellent job of letting us enjoy our meal but stopping in often enough so we didn't feel rushed for time. A bit pricey for what we ordered but I know I can count on good food and service in a nicely-decorated setting. It wasn't my first visit and won't be my last!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Overall great. Service at first was a bit slow. Food and presentation lovely. Loved the fact we could have another order of house made focaccia that was to die for at no extra charge.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Although service was excellent , food was good but not spectacular as we had anticipated . Did not enjoy the style of music ,as it made you feel like you were in a 30s single bar rather than a 5 star dining establishment .
Flavors were enjoyable but definitely need to improve the texture of the pasta noodles and ravioli.
Overall 3.5 star

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

One of Seattle’s best and most consistent dining experiences. Delicious food, outstanding wine list and exceptional service.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Reserved a table for 5 people, left waiting a very long time to be seated. The table we were given was not a table for 5 people, but for 4 people at most. We ended up with two of our party sitting awkwardly with the table corners sticking into them due to the compact seating. Might have been excusable if we hadn’t made a reservation. Food was great though

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Had 10 friends there for my wife’s birthday dinner! Custom menu for us stating “happy Birthday”. Big presentation on desert and they stored our cake for us. Corkage fee is very reasonable. Our server was awesome, attentive and educated on the menu! Prices were very fair! Food was incredible!! Can’t wait to go back here!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

This place was amazing. The waiter/server sat us in our own private room which was great for a work meeting. I will for sure visit again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We were really looking forward to a great event for our son's 40th birthday party while visiting Seattle from out of town, but unfortunately we were not overly impressed with the experience at Barolo's. Our server for a group of 12 (she needed help!) was abrupt with her presentations and take aways, and it seemed like she hardly had any time for us. Not great seating, VERY noisy, food was fair, but we were happy as a family to be there together and had a good time as a group.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We were late because of traffic and when we called to let them know the hostess was lovely and told us not to worry. The place was full but our table was waiting when we finally arrived. We now were in a rush as we only had 35 minutes to eat before leaving for the theater. Our waitress was terrific, put a rush on in the kitchen, and we had a delicious plate of mushroom ravioli in no time. We will definitely be back when we can take our time to savor all this great restaurant has to offer.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 8, 2018

I like Barolo for the food and the service. Their staff is authentically warm and time sensitive. I arrive there via bike and they are courteous about absorbing obnoxious safety jacket and paniers into their coat closet....really lovely front desk team and nice servers.

And warm lighting, candles and cozy well done meals - I'll go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great experience

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Highly recommend!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our New Years Eve dinner celebration was fantastic. Food was flavoursome, cooked to perfection. Look forward to returning.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food and service are excellent! I would suggest trying the Wild Boar with polenta. Amazing.
The cannoli was pretty darn close to tasting like my Grandma's recipe.

The only thing that keeps me from five stars on ambiance is the plastic chairs at the tables. They are so uncomfortable and make the place seem a little cold.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Romantic, Happy Hour, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This was fantastic food! Service took our special gluten free questions seriously. Atmosphere was lively but not too loud so we had great dinner conversations. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This wasn't our first time to Barolo. We've dined there a dozen times or more. Barolo offers great food in a beautiful dining room (except for the view of McD across the street!). The service is impeccable and the wine list is lovely.
We will continue to include Barolo in our dining repertoire.
Buon appetito
(Shout out for their sister restaurant Mama Melina. Another favorite, neighborhood gem near UVillage)

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was my second time to visit Barolo and, again, it was an excellent experience. The service was friendly, cheerful and “light” - Jessica, our server, has a wonderful approach with people! The food was just perfect - fresh, cooked to perfection, and just the right portion size. I will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fantastic, once again...each time we've been there it's been wonderful and this last visit was no exception! From the service and ambiance to the beverages and food, Barolo gives you an experience that is both delightful and memorable. We will be back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

One of my favorite places to go for a great bowl of pasta. It's my go to lunch spot with hubby. I can't go past the pasta with crab.

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Absolutely fabulous! My fiance ordered the lamb shank, the featured entree of the night, and I ordered the Filet de Borolo and Portobello mushroom. Both were just to die for!! The lamb was falling off the bone and by far had the most meat ive ever seen on any cut of lamb. The filet, rare, was tender and peppered to perfection. A+ on the sauce pairings as well. I wont even get started on the dessert 👌👌👌

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excelente comida, servicio y ambientación. Regreso sin pensarlo.

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