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Please note that we do not take happy hour reservations. For large party availability, please call the restaurant.
Barolo Ristorante, located in the heart of downtown Seattle, offers a mix of timeless, 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 at Barolo 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 classic and specialty cocktails, over 40 kinds of grappas and late night dining. Set within a modern, urban building, 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.
Seattle, WA 98101
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
Westlake at Virgina and 7th
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Food delivered only, no equipment.
Street parking and area lots. Valet parking available every evening starting at 5pm.
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
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
The food was very good and our Italian waiter was wonderful but they were playing a loud discotheque beat that was like being in a Dancehall and almost completely ruined our experience at the restaurant. Unfortunately I would not recommend this Italian restaurant to anybody who wants a quiet pleasurable dining experience. Too bad because the food was actually quite good. Maybe if you are under 30 hipster with an expense account from Microsoft it would have been worth it!
Waiter forgot 2 items we ordered . One appetizer (never got it) then he forgot one of the desserts .
Ravioli special 5 very small ravioli defiantly not a dinner portion .The carbonara was about 2 sticks of melted butter with a touch of cream tasty but could not eat it due to all that butter . Not a very enjoyable experience . I wouldn't go back and my husband is Italian so we know Italian food -he too was not impressed!
This place is clearly one of the best restaurants in Seattle. The food is consistently outstanding, the ambience is inviting, and the service staff are professionals who know how to take care of customers. Whatever the occasion, you can't go wrong in choosing this place to dine.
Barolo is one of our favorite restaurants, so this may be a bit of a biased review. They never let us down though, so it is important to note! This is where we go for our anniversary or any special occasion. The service is top notch, the food is always delicious and the experience makes for a memorable night. If you haven't yet tried Barolo, you are missing out.
My husband and I met friends for dinner at Barolo on Saturday night. My friend and I both had the sea bass, it was delicious. My friend's husband had rigatoni with a meat sauce which he said was phenomenal. I can't remember what my husband had but I know he was happy! Service was good, drinks were tasty too :)
the we arrived -- stated we had a reservation - and was told - "Oh but it's not here" - surprising because the reservation had been made on open table and then I had called the previous day to confirm.
Noise level was not "energetic" It was very loud and obnoxious. waitstaff would constantly ask if " we were finished yet?" and literally took the plate away before I was finished with 1 course.
Literally felt like we were rushed through our meal and then out of the restaurant.
we were given the check when we were served coffee and dessert.
Overall mediocre to poor service.
Italian specialities were very good and they served dished we had only eaten previously while in Italy. Loved the food itself.
In the OpenTable reservation request I mentioned that we were celebrating a friends birthday (including their name). They surprised me by printing menu sheets that had "Happy Birthday Janis!" on the top. Nice unexpected touch. Our friend felt very special. The service was fantastic and attentive. The food was great. They allow corkage at $25/bottle. I've been here for a corporate group dinner, romantic date with my wife, pre-Adele with wife and daughters, and now a friend's birthday. Each time has been wonderful! I love the booths, the mirrored wall, the chandelier, and the gauzy curtain for the private room. It creates a trendy, chic, vibe.
We had a great time at Barolo. The atmosphere, food and service were all excellent. Of particular note was our server, Alessandro, who was absolutely great and added to our evening. We would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a great atmosphere, food and service. We will go there again, next time in Seatttle!
This was my first time in Barola and from the moment I entered it felt homely and inviting. The main restaurant located to the right when you enter can be booked online whereas the atmospheric bar , to the left, offers a few small dining tables on a first come first served basis. I met a friend for happy hour drinks and found the food menu and choice of wines impressive. It does get busy for happy hour so arrive early if you want a table and be prepared for a rise in noise levels as the restaurant fills. I found the staff friendly, attentive and charming. and was extremely impressed with the house white wine, food choices and value for money. Highly recommended. I will definitely be going back.
Went here with a few friends and from the moment we sat down I felt like they were rushing us out the door. They gave us our check before we even had a chance to look at the desert menu. Food was good but I don't think I would go back especially when I want a relaxing meal to catch up with a few friends.
Our waitress was not in a good mood and unfortunately appeared to not want to be working and waiting on tables. We brought in a bottle of champagne and a bottle of wine both $100+ cost wise retail. We asked for a bottle of wine to be decanted, as it was a 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, when we sat down. It took her 2 more requests, about 40 minutes and then she decided to open the wine finally and just pour it into our glasses at the table. We again asked for it to be decanted and she did it finally then. Other than the service everything else was amazing as always.
Great food! The fettuccine with crab was the BEST! Awesome pasta and generous amount of crab. Great fish, great dessert, excellent service. Was a bit too loud and somewhat difficult to carry on conversation, but clearly a lively, upbeat atmosphere. Would return and recommend to others.
With the Seattle Restaurant Week Special, had an excellent dinner. We first timers had the kale/ahi and grilled octopus appetizers (both which were excellent), the duck tagliatelle and mushroom steak for entrees (again both which were perfect) and the berry sorbet for dessert.
Max (Mas in Italian?) was our attentive waiter with a spot on wine reccomendation, the throbbing pre-6:00 music was finally toned down, and we left with the intention of returning soon.
Some of the food was actually good - I loved my salad and my girlfriend and I really enjoyed the bread, at least, the first serving of it. They brought out a second serving of it - and it was stale, old, hard to eat.
My girlfriend had the pork belly as an appetizer, and the belly itself was actually quite good, but the plating was terrible. It actually looked gross - and the onions and face beans didn't taste very good.
Her steak was way over cooked (we wanted medium rare and there wasn't any pink at all, it was nearly medium well) - and the sides were horribly seasoned. And a small complaint was that the sides of the plates were raised around the steak - which made it nearly impossible to cut.
My carbonara was pretty decent, but super heavy. Felt like eating wet cement. Could only eat less than half of it.
And because of how loud it was, I couldn't hear the server and she couldn't hear me, which made ordering and asking questions about the menu incredibly difficult. And she wasn't very friendly, but hard to be friendly when you can't really communicate.
Had bread pudding for desert that was just okay.
Overall the meal was a disappointment. The first plate of bread and tasty salad had us excited - but ultimately between the excessive noise, bad service, and mediocre at best entrees - the whole thing was just not even close to worth the cost.
I'd have been disappointed paying 30 dollars for that dinner, let alone around 70.
We went for a birthday and they printed custom menus with Happy birthday on them. What a sweet touch. Our waitress chatted with us about trying escargot (delicious) and our evening plans. The food was amazing and we had a great time to be remembered with friends. Will be returning.
It was bustling that night- filled with people celebrating birthdays, which we could tell because they all got bottles of champagne with sparklers attached (it looked particularly lovely through the gauzy curtains). The decor was lovely, the drinks were great and everyone we came in contact with was warm, knowledgeable and great at their job. I got the filet, cooked perfectly, and my BF got a pasta dish with fresh crab that was subtly flavored and delicous. Our waiter was charming and attentive. Will definitely come back.
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