Barolo

4.5
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2231 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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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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4.2
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sounds
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. So many subtle flavors.

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vipSkeeter
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Everyone was very accommodating and mindful of current circumstances although sidewalk dining, tables could be farther apart. Food was delicious for sure!

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JanetS
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our Rez was for 6:30 but we arrived for happy hour at 6 which went till 6:30. Strange that they wouldn’t let us bring our wine from happy hour to our table, they said happy hour drinks have to stay in the bar area, so we had to chug our wine and proceed to dinner. I ordered lobster risotto and it was amazing. Drinks were expensive but overall a great night out. Amid the covid crisis, all the waiters and workers there wore masks and customers too until dinner was served.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Disappointed in the food given it was so highly recommended but the service & kindness made up.

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johnp
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is great, our waitress was exceptional, very knowledgeable came across like she really enjoyed her job.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New to Seattle & feel lucky to have found Barolo on the first night of reopening after COVID-19. This will become a regular stop for us!

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AschlieghE
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved everything, it was my husbands and I first date in 2 years and I’m so happy we went here it was so amazing!

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Danf
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Barolo never disappoints is, it’s our neighborhood go too when we want Italian comfort food & drink

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Shanjohn
Miami
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I recently dined at Barolo, and it was an outstanding experience. We are not from Seattle, so we made our reservation online, then the day before, we stopped by the restaurant to look it over. We asked if we could choose our table for the following day, and the staff were happy to accommodate us. We chose a booth, along the windows. Very nice choice in the end.

Our overall experience was simply great. Our server, Samantha looked after our every need. She helped us pick the wine, our food choices, and desert. There were other staff who helped out with serving the food, refilling water, etc. They were all very friendly and professional.

While the prices at Barolo are not inexpensive, you do get what you pay for. Fabulous tenderloin steak, grass fed, locally sourced....was simply one of the best I've ever had. All the accompanying dishes were creative and original. No mashed potatoes or simple/cheap dishes. It was all original and exceptional.

I look forward to returning again some day.

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SandraS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

It was too dark to see what I was eating. I ordered the rabbit pasta and thought what I put into mouth was an olive. I was unpleasantly surprised that it was a rabbit kidney.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Burata was excellent. Crab linguini was not good tasted like butane. Let the waiter know and still got charged for it. Won't be going back.

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Nicole
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food in a trendy environment! The server was kind and engaging too.

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vipWasabiBoy
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The salad and the spaghetti carbonara were excellent. The fettuccini with rabbit ragu was so poor I couldn’t eat it. The pasta was overcooked, the rabbit was grisly and the sauce was terribly sweet. We had a show to go to afterwards but the waitresses kept insisting she bring us out another spaghetti even to take home. So we acquiesced after being pushed so hard. We thought she was doing it to make up for the one bad dish. Then we found she charged us for the extra dish but did take the cost of the rabbit off. A $3 discount. We felt really hustled. The music was really bad loud club music too. Too bad. I’ve had a good experience here before and it’s close to the office so a good choice after work. But not anymore.

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EileenL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Our food was excellent. Service was great. However, despite the tablecloths, the noise at dinnertime was excessive. Lots of large groups, business type groups, and downtown workers.
Convenient for Jazz Alley concert.

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AlexanderC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was good, as well as service.The only complain is the level of noice after fire alarm went on but i doubt you could control that.

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vipTravelingDiner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Two excellent mains from the regular menu - squid ink pasta with seafood and the duck breast, but the special black cod with “Hawaiian” sauce was overcooked, and the flavors were not that appealing. Tiramisu to die for, however.

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KeleniaO
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was good. I wish the waiter knew more about the food on the menu, and didn’t treat us like a quick table to flip especially since there was no one else waiting.

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Izy13
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and ambiance! Had a wonderful server and staff who seated us earlier than expected.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Food and drinks were excellent. Service was bad. We made a reservation way in advance, but lots of people had to wait for their reservations too. At the same time, staff was rude and clearly upset we were all in the way :/

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Bert
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic! Waiter was awesome, wine selection was impressive as was his knowledge of what they had. Meal was superb! Best dinner all around in Seattle after 5 nights of eating out - our favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The experience was great overall, but the tables were too close together. It was hard for everyone to move around. The table we had was also shaky. The best thing were the entrees and the dessert. I also enjoyed my cocktail a lot. Appetizer was good but not great. Service was great even though they were really busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Valentine’s Day.

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DrewO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect romantic dinner in downtown. We had a great Valentines day!

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ClaireK
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall2Food5Service3Ambience3

Ambiance is good except if you get to seat in the middle row (in the dining area) it’s really weird.. that was the case for me and didn’t feel like I’m having a private dinner.

I made a reservation but had to wait + they gave me a really weird seat where there is no privacy.

Food was really good but drinks/food both are really pricey. Keep in mind.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

My 74th birthday. My party has been at Barolo for a number of years but this year was exceptional and a lot of that was due to our server, Marcin. He went above and beyond.. I will ask for him next year or whenever I’m there.

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CarolynB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect service. Confirmed my prediction formula. If you get immediate service with a drink a good bread the rest of the meal will be excellent. The bread was delightful , the service timely and thoughtful and the food delicious and well prepared. The only feedback would be that the plates were odd size and shape especially for a round table.

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vriveras
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good food, super loud place.

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msc1
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Surprised that we don't come here more often. It's a terrific restaurant with very good food and service

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TimH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently great restaurant. Attention to every detail; food, service, ambiance. Chic and romantic with understated elegance. Highly recommend for romantic dinner, special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Nice people. Salty food and slow service.

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BruceB
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
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.

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Avoid
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
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

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vipIshmael
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Meeting dear friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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