Barolo

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2202 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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4.4
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4.4
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Nice people. Salty food and slow service.

BB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was very good. The services was excellent. The wine list was represented well and priced appropriately. We will dine at Barolo again.

A
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

Decidedly subpar pasta and rude wait staff. We went elsewhere for drinks and dessert because it was just too much. There's so much good food in Seattle and I'm annoyed I wasted the money and time on this place

I
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great variety, good flavors and textures, great wine list, good deserts, and good ambience.

Not necessarily and every day dining place, but a good place for a good meal.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The wine and food was exceptional. The staff was friendly and engaging.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service, I don’t know our waiters name but he had dark brown kind of curly hair and he was so hilarious, we were laughing the whole time, love the place

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visiting from NYC. Felt right at home, one of the better Italian restaurants in Seattle.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Great food but customer service was lacking. Our waiter was outstanding however the hostess and manager were not considerate when we asked for a different table. We were placed at a large group table where there was a wedding party we were at the end of the table separated by candles. While we dined at this group table we noticed that the other tables remained occupied. When we asked why we were placed at this table and not our own private table,we were told it was because we did not have a reservation however we made a reservation through this app.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Meeting dear friends

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience1

Very pound Annoying sound coming from a motor fan. And could not even get a smile from the 2 people greetings us at the entrance. Server was nice but food was ok

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience5

I have been to Barolo a couple of times. The food has been good and the service has been good. However, the service during this visit was poor.

KH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service were very good. The pasta was perfectly cooked. The overall experience was very memorable.

T
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food. We had an early dinner and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We will return on our next visit to Seattle.

E
Portland
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

Finding the restaurant was not essy by GPS. Restaurant is chick. Waiter was weird he kept asking so many personal questions never seen a waiter ask those questions ever before. Food looked good for Instagram but not tasty.

M
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service never disappoints.

YK
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant, and friendly and helpful staff.Best parmigiana.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

Far too dark. At one point the lights brightened to a reasonable level but were then dimmed. Noise level was also excessive. Service was good; food was good.

TK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and great service. Will be returning and look forward to another great dining experience.

KJ
Seattle
56 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastico! Best Italian food on the planet. Great service.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Food was great! Server was great! Only problem was we were seated 25 min late into our reservation and we were on a little time crunch to finish. The hostess seemed a little upset when we asked why we being seated late and offered us a table or a booth they were cleaning. We picked the booth which resulted in the long wait. When I told her after we were seated we would be under a little time crunch because we had an event to get to she make a remark how it was my own fault because we wanted the booth. Having said, the server was amazing and got us out in time!

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Barolo is convenient and reliable. Food always good and lively atmosphere. Now they just need to get their younger "wait staff" to do their job (which is not to make customers wait....)

s
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

the greeter told my friend, who was trying to join me for my reservation, that i wasn't there yet. so he stayed outside waiting for me. she had checked me in and walked me to my seat.

KJ
Seattle
57 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous restaurant experience. One of the very best we have in Seattle.

H
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Aleays the best treatment and cuisine. Seattle's Best!

JB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved this restaurant and can’t wait to go back..... pasta cooked perfectly, meats cooked as requested, presentations were beautiful. I would call this upscale Italian. If you are looking for basic spaghetti and meatballs, pizza or chicken parmigiana this is NOT your place. Service was very attentive and friendly.

K
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time and everything about the place was special

BB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My date and I had the same food as we shared it. I became ill on the way home and got sick twice the next morning. She did not have any issues. who knows, i had one more escargot than she did...

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic. The food was amazing (our first time eating rabbit), and the staff was super friendly. We haven’t had good Italian food in a while, and this place was excellent! We were also pleasantly surprised that the check was not excessive. It is a little dark, but for us it simply added to the ambience of our date night.
Bonus. They have a coat check!

GH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Food is mediocre at best. Crostini for romaine salad was at least 2 days old. Couldn’t bite into it. Veal itself was great but the side was poor. Place seems to be operating on autopilot instead of serving great food with hospitality.

S
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Restaurant is very loud. A bit overpriced for the food/wine. Overall very good but not excellent

MP
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Four of us arrived for our 6:30pm reservation on a Sunday and were seated promptly. A busboy brought us water and bread within a few minutes. Then, nobody paid any attention to us for the next 25 minutes!!! Nobody took our drink order, nobody asked us about food, nobody even acknowledged that we were in the restaurant, despite plenty of servers circulating in the dining room. Finally, we complained to the reception and the girl there brought us a waitress, who apologized briefly and then took our order. Once ordered, the food came quickly and was fine. Considering the ambiance and the prices, I expected MUCH better service than that (and frankly, I expected a better apology after being ignored for 25 minutes).

EA
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was absolutely top notch. We were impressed at how they alway kept our water glasses full. Even if we were quite full we had to try the desserts. Glad we did.

MD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The crab Alfredo was terrible... very fishy tasting. Clams and chicken were great. Miguel was awesome.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and atmosphere are both amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was attentive and helpful. The wine selection is great. Food was top notch. I had an awesome time and would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to have a nice night out.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

Was seated 30 min late. Our waiter was obnoxious and tried to be a part of our conversation. Took him 15 minutes to even take our order. Our entrées were another 30 minutes. In total or a dinner for two took almost 3 hours.

I’m never coming back and telling all my friends to avoid this place from now on.

J
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, really good food, and extensive wine list.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious and a great romantic dinner location. Service was impressive and the value was hard to beat.

JM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a perfect wedding anniversary dinner at Barolo. Service was attentive and timing right on. Our server came to our table right away and was very helpful. Food was inventive and delicious. Server helped select the right wine for the food we ordered. We highly recommend Barolo!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very large group (15) for business and the name of the game was to leave an impression on my guests.

Thank you Borolo! Mission accomplished.

The place has a great vibe and is warm and inviting. There is a buzz in the air that tells you that this is going to be a good meal.

Service was in tune with the fact that this was an important occasion and was very attentive to my guests. We had some last minute additions to the group and we were graciously accommodated.Luckily we are a close group so even though we were tightly packed. No one was too smushed.

Focaccia bread and olive tapenade arrived as soon as we sat down.

Appetizers for the table- grilled calamari was gone before anyone could take a second look- it was perfectly done. A cold antipasto and plates of delicious prosciutto with shaved cheese set off the evening nicely.

A great wine list and we were off to the races.

Menu is chock full of tempting dishes and after the salad course- the main courses came.

Ossobuco seemed to be the most popular choice and it was prepared perfectly- I have never seen plates so clean!

Pastas were also delish- squid ink pasta with seafood served in parchment paper not only made an impressive visual impact but it was spot on

Just so you know I am an honest broker here- I would have to say that the dessert choices were not on par.

We passed.

But truth be told- no one really had room for them anyway.

This is the second time I visited Seattle and the second time I visited this restaurant.

If I come back, I will definitively visit this place again.