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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am, Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am, Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Downtown Manhattan, SoHo

Barolo Ristorante

Italian Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Bars, Caterers, Restaurants
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Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Family Style, Italian, European, Continental


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Provided by Citysearch - 
An Amazing Find

Went Barolo for the first time on a Monday night first date. We sat at the bar in the outdoor garden and I was amazed that I never knew this place existed! It's absolutely gorgeous, not to mention huge. Our bartender was friendly and served us well. It was the perfect spot to talk and get to know someone. I've already told my friends about it and we're planning to go back, this time for dinner. My date said they bring heat lamps out and keep the outdoor portion open through November. What an awesome place.



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We went for dinner Thursday at Barolo and were seated in the garden. We did not have a reservation and the hostess was so accomodating. The garden is just beautiful and really makes you feel you have left NYC behind. There was a wide range of dishes on the menu and we decided to all order different dishes and share. The antipasto was of excpetional quality and the pasta dishes cooked to perfection. The rigatoni with sausage was definitely the hot favorite at the table closely followed by the risotto and veal chop.
We were pleasantly surprised at the speed and friendliness of the service. Usually in the local Soho restaurants service tends to be snooty and uncaring. Perhaps some of the other reviews on this site are more about the author than the restaurant they are so called reviewing! We had an immensely enjoyable evening and from the Manager down to the busboy, staff were friendly and efficient. Top points for this experience. Would be great for a romatic dinner. We will be back.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Are you kidding me?

I used to be a Barolo regular a few years back and I truly enjoyed it. Yesterday I stopped in for a quick lunch and asked the very nice bartender if they could make me their mixed green salad but with grilled chicken. He went to the kitchen and asked the chef if it can be done. When he came back and said OK, I placed my order. I ordered a diet coke and my friend joined me for a soda. My 'salad' arrived with a big pounded chicken breast and about 3 bites worth of salad. When the bill came I nearly fell off my barstool. It was $34.60!!!! I could not believe my eyes! They charged me the $25 they normally would have for a chicken entree. If that's what I wanted, that's what I would have ordered! I didn't need to stop into this place for a $25 piece of chicken! I would have moved onto Felix. I have worked in the restaurant business for 4 years and I would have informed my patron about the cost BEFORE placing the order. As in 'I just wanted to let you know that we have to base it off the entree price' and I would have said 'Thank you but I am going to go elsewhere'. When I asked the manager about it (something I NEVER do) he went to the kitchen, came back and said 'That's what the chef charges, I'm sorry'. I too am sorry that I would NEVER, EVER step foot in there again and I will advise all my friends to do the same. Being the the service business, they trust me when I tell them about my experiences. The garden is great, but I just wish I was treated more fairly. BYE BYE Barolo!



Provided by Citysearch - 
atmosphere and wine

Barolo is a place to truly escape the states for a quick second. Hey, the food is good. Not the best food ever, but really, good tasting food. Yes, the price is a little higher than I'd like, but the space is gorgeous. I can say that the atmosphere alone is worth the money and not to mention its very romantic. Barolo is a place you gotta try at least once and you won't be dissapointed.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Incredible location, but overpriced and mediocre

I had a very unsatisfactory dinner here last week. I expected something fantastic, given the excellent location and usually discerning Euro-clientele.

The food was sub par. In particular, the Halibut special was dry, banal and totally overpriced.

To make matters worse, the service was indifferent and the atmosphere strangely muted.

There are lots of great restaurants in this area. Avoid Barolo, which appears to trade purely on its location.



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Beautiful Experience!

I've been to a lot of restaurants in NYC and this is one of the finest! Anything on the menu will make your heart leap with joy! The atmosphere is so elegant which is only further complimented by the courteous and knowledgeable waitstaff. I've also had some private parties there with family - excellent wine food and service.



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Can't wait for the garden to open!!

I ate at Barolo this saturday and I must say it was a fantastic experience!! The place was packed, but we were seated very quickly and the service was superb! I ordered the apple ravioli which were very different and very yummy and my husband got the 'orecchia d'elefante', (translates: elephant ear!) a HUGE breaded veal chop right on the bone, served with avocado puree- a nice touch. I was surprised to see so many bad reveiews here on citysearch because I completey disagree with all of them.. The staff was very attentive, the food was great and the wine list was impressive! Their beautiful garden is opening next week and I will definitely be back- can't wait!!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Awesome place!!!with gr8 Wine

My friends and I are always looking for a classy restaurant in the Soho area, and we found Barolo and we fell in love. The food is absoloutely the best thing ever. The service and whole decor is impecible and flawless. I cant rave about it more. If you want good service and a classy meal definatly go to Barolo. Don't forget about their fine wine assortment!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Italian food

Barolo has authentic northern Italian food. I highly recommend the pasta--it's homemade and absolutely delicious. The outdoor patio is also incredible.



Provided by Citysearch - 
read before you eat at Barolo, just there.

I had not eaten in Barolo in about 10 years and decided to try it on June 25, 2005 with 10 friends. The food is OVERPRICED and has NO FLAVOR at all. I had a pan seared fish for $29.00, it was tasteless, not even salt and pepper, the side was a small salad. I left hungry and poor. My other 9 friends were equally disappointed. They also charged us $9.00/bottle for bottled water, is Barolo's San Pelligrino better than the rest of NYC?! We spent $75.00 just on water as they kept bringing out bottles without asking, restaurants do this to larger groups called ""banging them out"" to run up the tab. I should have known Barolo was hurting when they hung that tacky 42"" plasma on the sidewalk to LURE people into the back garden. They are hurting because their food and service is horrible.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Beautiful garden area

It's beauty will blow you away--the lighting and decor is so elegant! Very romantic and perfect for date nights. But it doesn't stop there. The food is amazing too. I'm a big fan of their rigatoni all buttera because i love the spicy sausage!



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now i'm hungry

just thinking about barolo's food! lol. and the wine selection! so many to choose from!



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restaurant week

finally made it to barolo this weekend for restaurant week! started with the mussels, which were in this amazing spicy tomato sauce, got the sirloin for my main entree. cooked perfectly and came with great potatoes. definitely finished off the meal with the creme brulee which i must say is one of the best i've ever had.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Classy place

Somewhere you take a woman you want to impress, for sure. The decor alone is enough to ""wow"" her. The authentic and unique food combined with their extensive collection makes it a stand out place.



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quite tasty

i'd actually been here once before a few years back and remember it being not too great, but thought i'd give them a second chance cuz my date swore it was great. they musta redone stuff or something cuz it was wayyyyyy better. they have a really beautiful garden area that will blow you away. i ordered the rigatoni alla buterra and it was fantastic. the sausages were the perfect amount of spicy to balance the sauce. definitely will be going back way sooner than before.



Provided by Citysearch - 

that is what you will be doing all night at barolo.their rigatoni, their milanese, calamari...i could go on and on. i did that night!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Hands down

some of the best italian cuisine in the city. I took my parents here when they came to visit (it's actually where I met and proposed to my fiance...not in the same night lol). One of those places that can be romantic when you want it to be, but also has a party element.



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New fave spot

After a long day of shopping in Soho I was very glad to have found a great restaurant like Barolo. Was so hungry and tired it was nice to sit down and relax with a glass of wine and good food.



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Awesome food!

I really mean that. Every time I go to Barolo I find new dishes that I like more and more than the previous one I tried. it's one of those places.



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outstanding meal

wasn't expecting to have such a great dinner. we were in the area and starving after shopping all day and stumbled across barolo. got their roasted chicken and risotto yummmmm.

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