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Barolo

4.5
4.5
2574 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:30 pm Daily 9:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 770-9000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Maurizio Milazzo

  • Catering

    Food delivered only, no equipment.

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Westlake and Virginia between 6th and 7th Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street parking and area lots. Free parking in the Amazon Doppler building (entrances on 6th Ave and Lenora St) at 4pm and on weekends.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

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What 2,574 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Seattle

    Great for fine wines

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  1. TF

    TheFlyingEnglishman

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at Barolo. Didn’t want to leave. Perfect.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    Our server was rude to a member of our party, because she was vegetarian.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great date spot, very romantic place!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very very dark and poorly lit
  5. CN

    ChristopherN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really like Barolo. Service was great and the food was pretty good. Fun time!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Had a great time celebrating food was delicious!
  7. B

    Blackjetta

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful customer service and good food and drinks
  8. AH

    AmyH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous! The atmosphere, food and service was nothing short of amazing!
  9. DM

    DMSS

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a nice birthday celebration on New Years Day. The place was busy - obviously very popular, and they reportedly have a nice happy hour. All of our food was excellent -- very tender octopus, nice lumache (snails), tender venison steak and excellent osso buco (which is easily big enough for two people). Our server was great -- attentive but not intrusive. We'll be back.
  10. NH

    NathanH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant atmosphere, excellent service. We dined on New Years Eve, traveling from out of town. We made it to the restaurant at 10pm for a 10:30 reservation and they sat us immediately. The food was delicious and our waiter was knowledgeable and personable. It was a great way to usher in the New Year.
  11. HV

    HernanV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for New Years Eve to Barolo Ristorante. Considering the busy times just 2 Hs before New Year, everything went perfect. We were seated on time (with reservation). The Negroni was Perfect, and the food pristine. Super recommendable place.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have a classy , fancy and delicious experience at Barolo! Love the consistency of excellent cuisine!
  13. PW

    PeterW

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Noise level was high however it was New Year’s Eve at 7 PM
  14. AL

    AnastaciaL

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We arrived early and they were able to seat us right away. Our server, Lindsay, was knowledgable about the wine menu and had some good suggestions. The food was fantastic. This is a great date spot.
  15. BS

    BradS

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve diner was great. Wecwerecseated per our reservation right away. The octopus appetizer was soft and delicious. The lobster rosoto was rich and fabulous and the lamb was cooked perfectly. Service was exceptional. Brad & Julia
  16. ME

    MicheleE

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special birthday dinner out! Joy was our server and she was absolute delight- knowledgeable, attentive and so friendly!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    The smell in the restaurant was
  18. S

    Sala

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!! The ambience is classy and very intimate. The hostess, the waiter, the drinks, the food, the service are consistently fantastic! I’m not a regular but have been here several times. When I come downtown this is one of my favorite places to enjoy. 🍸✨🍸
  19. FT

    FayeT

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I use to live at The Cosmopolitan and frequented Barolo 5 years ago. The food now is not as good. I had the clam linguine and the sauce was not as described (more a brown butter sauce) and definitely not to the par of 5 years ago. Osso bucco had a strong bouillon flavor and was average. Calamari was tough and nothing special! Bread and tamponade was the best thing we ate! Disappointed with the wine by the glass selection with Chateau St Michelle being the only Chardonnay offered. Ambiance is still lovely, music perfect and staff and waiters knowledgeable and helpful! Will come back when I’m in town again because I had such fond memories at Barolo!
  20. HK

    HKObserver

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    A really fine meal on Christmas Eve. Had to wait just a few mins for our table, but that gave us opportunity to sample wines in the bar -- and choose a good one for dinner. Our server was friendly and super helpful -- she recommended the venison steak special and it was fabulous! We had an excellent meal and a pleasant evening.
  21. LT

    LoriT

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only "negative" comment, and I use that term lightly, was that the really dim lighting made it hard to read the menu. I used the flashlight app on my phone-problem solved.
  22. TS

    TastingSeattleArea

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Hostess couldn’t find the reservation after I showed her on my phone that I had confirmed. She didn’t try looking it up by phone or alternate options. Said that we had to wait and as we looked around we saw the rest of our party already seated. Our friends also said the hostess also said they didn’t have a reservation for us but gave them the antics of waiting for the next available table.
  23. EM

    ErinM

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Yummy food. Even our kiddos really enjoyed themselves.
  24. WC

    WendyC

    Portland

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food and service. Very loud, and no sense of intimacy at all. I should have done more research before booking, because I would have known. The only reason I cared was because it was our wedding anniversary. We were at a two top table literally INCHES from another two top- felt like we were eating with two strangers. Now, on a regular night out or a night with a group of friends it wouldn’t matter. We went prior to a show at the Paramount Theater and it was perfect for that. I would give it a 5 star if we could have had our own booth or table.
  25. CM

    CatherineM

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant!superb food, great service and a lively atmosphere. Will definitely visit every time we're in Seattle!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our daughter’s Sweet 16th birthday, and had an incredible time. From the hostess to our server and food was amazing. I’ve been to Barolo in the past and it always a great vibe.
  27. JM

    JenniferM

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This has been a consistent spot for cozy Italian dinners for many years. This recent visit was no exception. Great staff, solid food. I'm a fan.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was beyond any scale. Service little slow. Noise level little high.
  29. SM

    ShayM

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food for a reasonable price. Nice romantic ambiance
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was first class from start to finish. It was the best Risotto I’ve ever had. Go! You will not be disappointed.
  31. SW

    StephanieW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service was so quick - too quick! We had a reso for 7:30 and were finished or meal b 8! No time to relax over a glass- meal cam instantly! Weird actually
  32. MM

    MoniqueM

    Dubai

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend for special nights out. We love Barolo! The atmosphere, vibe and excellent service are complements to what I believe is the absolute best Italian Restaurant in Seattle. We had a girls night out to celebrate the holidays, the owner Salvio came by and added such warmth to the night! I love this is a family restaurant, it brings such a personal touch to the times I dine here. My server Bryan gave excellent recommendations and advised us on wine that paired perfect with dinner. The appetizers were presented beautifully. My main dish, Fettuccine Di Mare Al Cartoccio came to the table with such a beautiful presentation and quality seafood. So yummy ! Thank you Barolo we will be back!
  33. FL

    FremontLawyer

    Seattle

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    I have such mixed emotions about this last meal at Barolo. My husband, my middle schooler, and I were there to celebrate another wedding anniversary (>20 years). The food was marvelous, maybe even better than ever. Alas, Antonio, our waiter, exuded an icy manner towards us even when he feigned a smile. In contrast, he spent a great deal of time with the tables around us, chatting about his favorite spots in Seattle, etc. Meanwhile, back at our booth, our water glasses & water bottle were often empty. We were required to ask several times for a new water bottle. After my husband opened my large, artistic card, he set it aside on the table in a corner. Almost comically, Antonio notices and asks if it's someone's birthday. When he sees that it's an anniversary card, he chuckles and walks off. No questions about how long we were married or congratulations. No acknowledgment at all from the restaurant. When he came with his machine to swipe my card, he stood glaring at me when I was faced with the option to tip. Unlike any other waitstaff, who customarily have turned away or opted to return after a customer is done with the tip and signature, his eyes locked on me and my fingers. My daughter watched his face fall when I skipped the tip section. I wanted to leave a cash tip because I didn't like feeling forced to decide in front of him. However, he asked me how much I intended to tip. I reluctantly said 18%, although I wanted to make it 15% because of our displeasure with his subpar service. He turned his back to me and said, I'll go ahead and add my tip myself. No worries. Poof, he walked off. Bizarre. On our way home, we chuckled that Antonio could have added 150% tip for all we knew. The night was disappointment and hopefully an anomaly. Our last waitress was memorable because of her warmth and knowledge about the menu. We hope that management addresses this issue as I can imagine that Antonio has had his moments with others as unfortunate as us.
  34. RA

    RachelleA

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was a hidden gem just blocks from our hotel. The decor was reminiscent of our summer trip to an Italy- quaint tables, beautiful chandeliers. The food was delicious, but best of all was the impeccable service. Our waitress was stellar! We will be going back.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Waited an hour to get our drinks and food.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Joy honestly deserves a medal because I feel like our table was a little squirly and they were so kind and gracious and professional. Thank you Joy for giving us a meal to remember - it was all delicious!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Used to be a great Italian place. Haven’t been there in a year and, The food is not as good as they used to. The waitress was like so rude and horrible service not coming back again.
  38. K

    Kate

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great carbonara. Possibly best I’ve ever had. Octopus was good too.
  39. B

    Buzz

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Carrie was excellent...attentive and knowledgeable as usual. The food was great.
  40. c

    cosmicmd

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time to this restaurant. It was absolutely a wonderful experience. The ahi tuna starter was perfectly spiced and beautifully presented.The New Zealand lamb with a cherry infused sauce was amazing. The flavors were so complimentary. It was to die for. If you like lamb, I would highly recommend it. My husband had the sablefish with miso which also was delicious. A great selection of Italian wines showcased on the wine menu which complemented its Italian restaurant. We definitely plan to return . This gem will not disappoint.

FAQs

Barolo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 770-9000.

Barolo is rated 4.5 stars by 2574 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Barolo

1940 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Westlake and Virginia between 6th and 7th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:30 pm Daily 9:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking and area lots. Free parking in the Amazon Doppler building (entrances on 6th Ave and Lenora St) at 4pm and on weekends.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Maurizio Milazzo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 770-9000

  • Catering

    Food delivered only, no equipment.

  • 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

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