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Barolo - 122 Reviews - 1940 Westlake Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, Seattle, WA - Brunch Reviews - Phone (206) 770-9000

Barolo

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1940 Westlake Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
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Barolo - Seattle, WA
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I'm in lovvvve with Barolo's Maine Lobster risotto!

Worst

After reading the reviews and recommendations from friends our party of 4 was really excited to try Barolo and were sorely disappointed, to start the music was too loud and seemed...

I'm in lovvvve with Barolo's Maine 6/11/2012

I'm in lovvvve with Barolo's Maine Lobster risotto! more

Happy Hour is the Best! 1/19/2012

You can't beat the happy hour at this place. It starts at 10pm and goes til midnight. Loooove their calamari spaghetti and grilled caesar salad. The bar is a tad small, and it's really loud at times, (hence, the minus one star), but the food is insane, especially for the pricing. more

Amazing Northern Italian Food 7/8/2010

I had been to Barolo several times for happy hour (which is great by the way!) but was SO excited to try them on my birthday and they definitely delivered. First of all, the happy hour is amazing. $14 bottles of wine and half prices appetizers that do not skimp on the portions. My girl friend and I had two appetizers and a salad and we couldn't finish it all! I think our total bill was $23. Pros: happy hour, dinner, ambiance, pasta more

Worth the trip from Austin, TX 6/17/2010

Came into town on business. Was told by local business owner this was the place to eat. I didn't have reservations but showed up anyway. The owners and staff squeezed us in despite being booked. Took care of us with the highest respect, attentiveness, and care. Food was just like my grandmother's and ambiance perfect for all ages (not too loud yet fun and hip). Clean, neat, knowledgable staff. 100% classy all the way. Just the way I like it. I am a marketing mgr for a fortune 100 company and pay attn to detail. Being Italian myself, I will be back for SURE upon my return into town! Thank you to the entire staff & ownership at Barolo! Pros: They take care of you like family Cons: Too full for dessert more

Small portions of mediocre food 11/19/2009

Despite the very lovely ambience and friendly staff, I found the food quite average. I will say that they serve a very tasty salad that includes truffle oil (delicious) but everything else was disappointing. The spaghetti with scallops basically was a LOT of oil on spaghetti and a few SHAVED tiny pieces of scallops. The chocolate tortini was about the size of a Hershey kiss and the mixed drinks from the bar were weak. Downtown has many better restaurant options. more

My favorite Restaurant 9/4/2009

I love this restaurant. It's beautiful, tasty, and great happy hour. The staff is super nice and on top of things. Did I mention that I love it there? Pros: Hip Cons: weird location more

Love this restaurant! 8/5/2009

I love the ambiance and food @ Barolo. The owners are wonderful and truly care about their customers. Always #1 on my list when going out to eat :) Pros: Great ambiance & happy hour more

Love it! 4/8/2009

Hello all, Pros: The food was great Cons: The service for lunch wasn't so great more

Inhospitable Bar 12/25/2008

My experience was not a pleasant one. My husband and I wanted to check out this new and happening place we heard about, we walked from my husbands office about a mile with our bags in tow hoping to have a drink or two. We got there early 5:00 pm. We could not find a seat, mainly because other patrons were saving them for their friends that may show up or not......................I am fine with standing, the first thing when I got to the corner to stand, some patrons informed me the seats were taken. At this time I can see the place is crowded, I am not planning on staying but you would think I could stand there and at least have a drink . I then move away down a few seats to stand and again by another patron am advised he is saving two seats. I don't want their seats, I want a nice glass of wine and get the hell out of this pretentious place. more

Bring Toto a doggy bag! 12/11/2008

I wish I'd eaten here sooner! A little NYC chic comes to the Emerald City down the street from the Flagship Nordstrom. The food was dreamy. Whoever invented the grilled salad is a genius. And the calamari made me want to lick my plate. The pasta was beyond believable. However, there's no doubt about what the server said: Made Fresh Daily. I'm pretty sure it melted in my mouth -- it was so light -- but substantial in a way that it stood up to the outstanding sauce/ragu/cheese fabulousness that made it the best past dish I've ever had. It doesn't really come as a surprise, but it turns out that chef behind the curtain is actually Italian. To finish my meal, I had a beautiful and sophisticated cheesecake. No wonder Seattle Magazine gave it a nod for excellence in its dessert issue. Everyone's dinners looked so good that it took a while to decide what to order -- I wanted everything I saw! Lamb burger! Ravioli! Steak! Poached pear! Oh my! \r (I don't drink, but the grappa glasses are so cool that I thought about starting.) \r I'll be clicking my heals to go back soon. Follow the yellow brick road there, but be sure to make a reservation. The place was packed. There's no place like Barolo. more

Excellent food, beautiful dining room and bar, perfect service 10/1/2008

Very unique in style; somewhat east-coastish. Barolo is a wonderful restaurant. The food is flavorful and well presented and the service is friendly, not sloppy, not snobbish, just right. Check out the bar for cocktails and apps or the dining room for a really good dinner. more

Great food and happy hour prices! Lousy bar staff! 8/5/2008

Wow! Amazing happy hour prices! A buffalo burger, calamari, and two glasses of wine for around 20 dollars! The music is beautiful and the dining room is equally entertaining with the candle light, beautiful people and ornate chandaliers. The torteloni cannot be missed. The wine list is very well balanced with a nice assortment of familiar Italian varietals and a well balanced selection of domestic offerings. However, there is a major lack of attentiveness at the bar. The young woman behind the bar was very aloof and made us feel like we should maybe go some place else. The consistency of our drinks was very questionable considering 3 cosmos all tasted very different from each others. All in all, Barolo is a great experience just make sure to skip the bar by all means unless it's happy hour! Pros: valet Parking, ambiance Cons: Bar service more

Excellent Food with Mismatched Atmosphere 5/4/2008

Our group tried two apps, two different salads, and four different entrees. Everthing was excellent. You'd really have to be a nit picking foodie to find many flaws. Service was slow to start but fine for the rest of the meal. With the longer days now, I suppose the restaurant doesn't get that more, low-light romantic atmosphere until dark. What we wondered though, in a place serving many traditional Italian dishes, what's with the loud sheik/fast paced/night club background music? I would have expected some traditional Italian tunes playing in the background or something more of a classical nature. However when you look around and realize this is sort of an 'in place' for the younger (20's, early 30's crowd - saw several 20-somethings all made up with their Sugar Daddys - this place has a lot of 'lookers' including some of the staff) you realize they are trying to cater to the foodie (of all ages) and the younger crowd looking for a place to impress a date before going clubbing I suppose. I'm late 30's and would have prefered Frank Sinatra singing 'That's Amore' in the background instead of the techno'ish beats. Seemed like a mismatch to me. It would be perfect if they could acoustically separate the bar setting music from the dining area and go for more slow-paced relaxed music in the dining area. I'd give it five stars, but the music just didn't match the cuisine and general ambiance in my opinion and the wait staff seemed to be a tad overwhelmed. A strong 4+ star rating. Pros: Superb food and lots of pretty people Cons: Jazzersize background music and possible slightly understaffed more

great experience 4/14/2008

I liked the place... We made reservations for 4:30pm on Sunday. When we arrived, we were seated right away... more

great experience 4/14/2008

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I liked the place... We made reservations for 4:30pm on Sunday. When we arrived, we were seated right away and was given our menus, and water i... more

great experience 4/14/2008

chanman Provided by Partner
I liked the place... We made reservations for 4:30pm on Sunday. When we arrived, we were seated right away and was given our menus, and water i... more

Great Atmosphere 4/7/2008

Amazing dessert!! Best Tiramisu I have ever had, and I'm Italian so that speaks for itself! Most of the food is wonderful, I have been there twice, the first dish I had was a little too al dente for my liking but the flavors were great. The second time around the pasta was perfect. Pros: Great Atmosphere Cons: Sitting in the middle more

Romantic Atmosphere, Great Food 3/15/2008

A friend suggested this place and when i got here i was very surprised. Decor was great and ambiance was social yet relaxed. Came just in time for happy hour - Food was awesome! Pros: Food Cons: Took a little bit to get our food more

Great food, hard to see! 3/8/2008

My husband and I went to Barolo for a quick dinner and sat in the bar area. The food and service was great, however, the lighting mad it hard to see the menu and the food that was served. The only lighting by our table was a small tea-light candle. There was even another couple that had to pull out a flashlight to see the menu. Although the lighting (or lack thereof) helps with the ambiance, it needs to be functional! Thank goodness for the outside street light, or I wouldn't have been able to order! The gnocci was great, as was the tortelloni. I would definitely go back. As a side note, not somewhere I would take children. Pros: Great food, service Cons: Hard to see what you are ordering, eating more

Beautiful restaurant and excellent food 2/19/2008

We had a great experience at Barolo. The food was really good, our server was very attentive and personal and the atmosphere just the best in town. Going back for more soon! more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    Its stone's-throw proximity to several major downtown hotels and minimally chic, alabaster-and-eggshell aesthetic attract a well-heeled business crowd and sprinkling of...

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  • Hours:

    Monday To Thursday From 11:30 AM To 03:00 PM Monday To Thursday From 04:30 PM To 10:30 PM Friday From 11:30 AM To 03:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 04:30 PM To 11:00 PM Sunday From 04:30 PM To 10:30 PM
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  • Neighborhoods:

    Belltown, Downtown
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