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About Barolo

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.

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 at Virgina and 7th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, 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

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (37)
Special Occasion (29)
Notable Wine List (28)
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Romantic (27)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Business Meals (21)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Authentic (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Fun (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
People Watching (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Cozy (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Ahmazing! We shared 3 items - all were outstanding- staff was attentive but not intrusive

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always a wonderful experience at Barolo. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

My wife and I had our Friday night date-night at Barolo. The food was really good and atmosphere equally enjoyable. Our waiter was young and relatively new to the restaurant, he told us so, and as much as we would like to be compassionate to a new employee, the $$$ this place charges would expect that they should be well trained. An example of our evening, we asked a question about 2 different wines, the waiter did not know anything about the wines which we feel is ok, however he would ask the Wine steward to come and assist us with the decision & the wine steward couldn't come over, claiming too busy but suggested an up sell with no description. I have no idea why my wife and I took the suggestion.... we got caught in the moment, I guess.
It was good food, really good, however I think for a $250 plus meal we will likely try other places before we return, if we do???

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We love this place and have always had great experiences here, until last night. We ordered a stuffed pasta and after biting into it we found a plastic bag in it. The appetizers and everything else were great but after chewing on a plastic bag that was left in our pasta it kind of ruined our night. We let the staff know and they were happy to take that food item off of our bill but the overall exeperience was not a pleasent one. We hope that this hasn’t happened to anyone else as this is definitely a great restaurant and hopefully my girlfriend and I will get the courage to come back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 7, 2017

As always diners are greeted personally, waiters are efficient, helpful and very knowledgeable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We live downtown and have at our doorstep many new and interesting restaurants. Barolo has in the past been a favorite primarily for the ambience and location.
Our experience last Sunday was our first visit in some time and unfortunately very forgettable.
It came down to the food. My out of town guest ordered the pork shank. I had the wild boar and my wife, the Branzino.
All fell short in flavor and texture. Especially the wild boar which i could hardly chew.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Wonderful find! I had lunch at Barolo about a year ago and couldn't wait t get back. This time it was dinner with mom. Everything was top notch except for one of the cocktails which was made incorrectly. Service was fantastic. Can't wait to go back:)

Thanks, Sean P.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was very disappointing....special ravioli were tough, no flavour, doughy, no filling...coffee served cold, took 10 minutes to get new cup, carpacio also no flavour, no spice.. house red wine bitter and raw...presentation good, place is very atractive, and prices ok, but food needs help

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food as delicious and ample in its portions. The bottle of wine was an excellent value. Our wait staff was a perfectly attentive woman who was efficient and charming. But the sound track was absolutely dreadful- repeated tiresome drumming @ much too loud a level to talk c my dinner companions. I can not recommend this restaurant to others because of this.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Went for Seattle restaurant week. Amazing food, duck carpaccio was very good, veal short ribs melted in your mouth and the cannoli is not bad. Looks busy for happy hours, we will be back to try that

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

It's a wonderful restaurant with great food. I had the carbonara and the wife had lamb with pasta. Both were exultant dishes though the lamb dish was only warm. the white wine selection was less than par. Even with $25 corkage I would opt to bring my own

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Delicious food, attentive and well mannered wait staff. I left a comment on Open Table asking for an intimate table for 2 to celebrate my 40th Birthday and my husband's military deployment homecoming and we were promptly greeted with 2 menus at our table with "Happy 40th Birthday" printed on the top! Loved the special touch... shows that they care about their guests'special requests and events. Will definitely be eating there again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food and menu, service, a bit loud and hard to hear conversation

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This place is the best Italian in Seattle. Neapolitan cuisine, great seafood, rack of lamb, incredible service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Organic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food and drinks were very good, the service was excellent, but the noise level was deafening. There was a large group of at least 20 that was seated at a long table on the opposite side of the main dining room. They were so loud and inconsiderate that it was impossible to carry on a conversation. It went on for nearly two hours - yelling at each other across the table, making loud toasts, and constantly changing seats. Our server just rolled her eyes, as it wasn't her party. Management should have done something but obviously chose not to.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants. Normally excellent across the board. One of our three entree’s was not up to Barolo standards-it was very gritty. We mentioned this to our waiter and although sympathetic she made no adjustment to our bill. I switched meals with my wife and I was unable to eat the mushroom lasagna either. This does not change my high opinion of Barolo and we will return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Had lunch at Barolo when in Seattle this past week. Food, as usual, was outstanding! Server was great, friendly and knowledgable. Barolo is one of our favorite spots for lunch and dinner.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 24, 2017

First visit to Barolo and the food and Service were wonderful. We will definitely be back.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Food prep, presentation and quality was good. Service was attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our server Kevin was the best. The food were superb as well!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Diverse menu with overall good food and prompt service. Nice part of town and good environment.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Delicious and with a staff that cares about its customers. Classy place and worth a date night

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Disappointing entree during Restaurant Week. Veal short ribs were tough. Server gave us mushroom lasagne instead but white sauce was bland. First time I have been unhappy at Barolo. Hope it's an exception not a trend.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 16, 2017

This is our first visit to Barolo; my husband and I took the advantage of Restaurant Week to try out places we never been before. And we were very pleased with the food and service, the ambiance was pleasant too. We’ll definitely be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Our two-day stay in Seattle was made all the more special with a meal at Barolo. Our waitress couldn't have been more pleasant and efficient. The lobster risotto was sublime. Veal carparccio tasty and authentic. The only small negative was the background "duff duff" music. Still...well worth the visit.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 16, 2017

chairs were a bit uncomfortable for the type of restaurant. felt like limited walk space between tables and booths.

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Wonderful meal and gracious server from Milan. Highly recommend. Only nit would be that the hipster music was a tad too loud.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Best Carbonara I 've had ...even in Italy. Always great and leftovers even warm well which is unusual.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Amateur server

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Barolo has one pretty area with a long table that has 3 crystal chandeliers. The rest of the place is pretty basic. The food is over priced for what you get. $26 Pasta with salmon had about 1oz of salmon that was broken up into tiny flakes throughout. They overload every dish with parmigian cheese, great if you like that not so great if you find the smell over powering. Wait staff was great, attentive and knowledgeable. Dinner for 3 cost $180 before tip and that was for 3 pasta entrees and we each had a Caesar salad to start. Overall thought was food value wasn't very high.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food. Ambient groovey music annoying.. Too loud. Otherwise great place.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 29, 2017

As always a lovely business lunch at Barolo! So happy your food it always dependable and beautiful to look at!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Carbonara that is best in Seattle. Fresh fish perfectly prepared. Service extraordinaire. Bon Appétit!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great place for an anniversary or intimate celebration. The pasta dishes were so hard to choose from but you can't go wrong.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great restaurant, fabulous food, reasonably priced. We loved it!

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food and service! Best wild boar I have ever had

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Needed a dinner spot for a late night after a flight. Barolo was a great find! Wonderful service and delicious meal. I had gnocchi with basil and fresh mottzarella and my husband had the lamb bolognese and both were delicious.

Tags: Late-night Find
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Really, really good meal, atmosphere and service. You should go.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fun, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 14, 2017

food was wonderful, staff friendly and helpful. Noise level was almost unbearable. Pepper mill on table did not work and the steak knife provided would not cut butter.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Outstanding restaurant. Food and it's presentation are best of show in Seattle area. Great wine list and the serving staff is exceptional.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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