Barolo

4.7
2302 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always always have a great time at Barollo!!! Food and ambience never disappoints. The stylish owner always greats customers with a pleasant smile! The waiters are professional and polite.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in Seattle for the past 5 years. Drinks are always satisfying and so is the menu.

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vipmisterwalsh
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was impressive. Really nice. I had calamari (not breaded, but sauteed in olive oil, delicate and delicious) grilled Romain with ceaser dressing (wonderfully garlicky) and pasta carbonara (subtle addition of slender threads of fresh zucchini, did not detract from the classic nature of the dish).
A nice glass of Italian Pino Grigio, then a Super Tuscan. Both lovely.
Professional, polite waitstaff. Some regulars, which is always a good sign in my book.

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BrianW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barolo has consistently excellent food and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was literally the best meal we had in Seattle. Our waiter was charming and delightful. He knew the menu. The ambience was great. We felt safe and the hostess made sure to take our temperature and offer us hand sanitizer. Great wine list and great choices on the menu!

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JacobO
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very delicious, service was great as well

OT
OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bobby (our server) was fantastic, engaging and attentive. He offered great options and alternatives to what each of my girlfriends wanted. He even surprised us with dessert.
Fabulous space, I come here often and love it.

JB
JenniferB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional and professional. The food was absolutely gorgeous. LOTS of Gluten free options which was perfect for my friend and I who LOVE italian but can't eat gluten for health reasons. We will be back for sure!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

I had booked Barolo especially for my husbands birthday and specified to the lady on the phone at front desk twice that I required a dessert with a candle on it. She said that was fine and make a note. Upon arrival I mentioned it to her again but after I dinner which we enjoyed very much. The waiter asked us about dessert. So I said the lady at the desk mentioned you had a chocolate tart, (thinking hof might get it) obviously I didn’t want to specifically say about the candle as my husband was there and wanted to surprise him..so instead I said the lady mentioned you had a chocolate tart available. So he said oh ok and went.
He then brought the chocolate tart without any candle or sparkler. I was so fed up by then as I had already mentioned it to the lady three times. We just had the dessert and I told the waiter after as he was so busy with other customers that this is what happened. He said no one informed him. The lady at the desk should of told him prior so he would of been aware. Despite the food being excellent I would of expected better communication from your team and disappointed that they could really get something as simple as putting a candle on a cake right.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this restaurant. The food was exceptional and the staff was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bobby on Sunday/ Monday slings some creative drinks. Give him some leverage and legroom.

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BrnB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Too dark. Couldn't see my plate, nor could anyone in my party. Food was ok but not quite worth the cost. Won't be back.

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Cyndi
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. I had the puttanesca steelhead and my wife had the carbonara.

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STT1
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing and the waiter took good care of us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to the rain and our plans being changed we arrived 45 minutes prior to our reservation. The hostess was so nice and accommodating. While they were completely booked she still made us a seat in the corner to wait and have some drinks and an appetizer while we waited for a table. When we were able to be seated at a table the waitress couldn’t have been nicer and more helpful. The food was the most amazing food I have ever had and the atmosphere was everything we were looking for. We were celebrating my wife’s 28th birthday and we were surprised with an amazing desert as well.

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CHARLESM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barolo was fantastic. Fun energetic vibe with well put together dishes.
Our server Giovanni was amazing, providing recommendations and fantastic service.

Highly recommend

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vipAvidDiner
Salt Lake City
22 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow. One of the best meals I’ve had in awhile. Will be back. Service, food & wine were really outstanding.

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Que2142
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my anniversary, I wanted to take my husband out for a special meal to share together. I went off reviews and suggestions. Finding this place and having the availability, it couldn’t have been more perfect. Loved the ambiance, flavors, and great vibes!! Wonderful experience.

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CSSORRELL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service (Maximilian), lovely food and drinks.

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vipBrian
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, staff, atmosphere, and overall quality of Barolo is always the best.

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SheGetsAround
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The music was a bit loud.
The Filetto al Barolo wasn't delicious BUT, I might not be accustomed to local grass beef. The sides with the beef were excellent.

Super delicious red wines. Excellent service, staff, decor and our table for 6 was tucked nicely for what felt like a private gathering.

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vipBrian
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Barolo is always stellar. I have been dozens of times and will return.

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vipMonique
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place! The food is always amazing and the service is exceptional.

MS
MaxSEA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very good, celebrated a birthday here and made for a great experience. Portion sizes were larger than other reviews had led me to expect. Overall would definitely recommend, and will definitely come back again.

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ViralS
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Good:
- Good food, desserts, and drinks.

Bad:
- Fewer options for vegetarians

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vipBioseattle1
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Modern take on classic Italian dishes, chic, fun atmosphere, professional staff and great wine list

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The lobster risotto is very good. The tiramisu & chocolate soufflé are also very good. The service was mediocre, our table wasn’t very romantic being next to the kitchen and all tables are fairly close in proximity to others- considering we’re still in a pandemic, a bit concerning. Overall, great candlelit spot though for a date or special occasion.

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vipLynnB
Palm Springs
33 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening, great food, wonderful service. Nice time with my granddaughter.

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vipDeborahW
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem. Food was very good. Of note, the Lumache al Barolo (escargots) was tender with just the right amount of heat. The polipo (octopus) was tender and the added olives complemented it perfectly. The gnocchi was cooked well with pheasant that was tender and pulled apart easily. The lobster risotto was tasty with a good amount of lobster, although I’ve had better. The cannoli was a bit tough and could’ve used more filling. The vanilla gelato was good with bits of vanilla bean. Service was attentive. Overall a good experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my 22nd birthday at Barolo’s and it was great! Great service and food! 10/10 would recommend.

BW
BrianW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the first bite, the main course tasted amazing. I had the lobster risotto. Their coco milano had a fresh coconut flavor. Started with the soute di vongole to take the winter chill off the evening. Everything I order here is excellent, and the staff is always helpful when I need suggestions.

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Tyler
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly staff. We are glad they are open!
Out waitress suggested a great wine that paired well with the Lobster Risotto and Wagu Fillet.

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BeverlyH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barolo is my personal favorite Restorante! It has a wonderful ambience . The food is excellent, great service and fabulous hostess.

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Rosie
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic. She was attentive, friendly, and even remembered that we were celebrating. The good was delicious, and the ambiance was perfect. Thank you, Barolo!

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JEFFREYA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals that I've had in Seattle. Outstanding food and service. A bit pricy but I would highly recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and ambiance was nice.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service

EB
ElizabethB
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and ambience. Really could not have been more perfect.

KB
KellieB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

They told me open table “overbooked them” so they put me in a random very strange sofa in a corner they weren’t otherwise using. It wasn’t dinner friendly and it was hard to see the restaurant beneath be bar. What a joke. Call the person to explain before they spend $25 on an Uber.

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CrisE
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Wagyu was over cooked, cold and really salty. Drinks was water downed. Very dissatisfied and disappointed.

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Barolo is rated 4.7 stars by 2302 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.