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Ristorante Barolo

8041 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 688-8495
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Ranked #46 of 60 Restaurants in Aptos
Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Aptos
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Ristorante Barolo has closed down and has been replaced by Booka Restaurant. So far, we've only tried Booka for dessert and it was really excellent. We'll review some more after giving it a try for dinner.

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Santa Cruz
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83 reviews 83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We've been to Barolo both before and after the makeover by "Restaurant Impossible". After the makeover, the decor had improved as well as the menu which is well documented in other reviews. A recent trip proved to be somewhat of a disappointment. We dutifully maid a reservation, but it was certainly not required (they don't even bother to write them... More

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Aptos, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We went to Cafe Barolo before they were featured on Restaurant Impossible and it was strange and not very good (food or service). We went again in November and were pleasantly surprised that the service was great and the food was very, very good. I had a creamy spinach pasta and my husband had a chicken pasta primavera dish. We... More

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santa clara
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We visited the restaurant after watching the TV program "Restaurant Impossible". This eatery is part of the historic Bayview Hotel, Aptos. What we found was a complete redo by the TV program and a friendly, pleasant atmosphere and welcoming environment by the staff. The owner devoted time to explain to us about the remodel, the new menu and the history... More

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Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We had been to this restaurant several years ago and thought the food was good but, overall, not worth the price. We had a Groupon this time and decided to try it again since we had heard of the t.v. makeover. I was glad we had a a discount. The service was fine. According to our waitress the menu we... More

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

If u want a unique experience and great food go here. The people who give this place a bad review are uptight and lame. The ambiance and feeling when you get when you go to this place is amazing, defiantly one of the few novelties left in CA.

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Santa Cruz, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

If your into a Bar Scene then you'll like this place. Otherwise, the restaurant seemed dirty, the food was mediocre food with poor service. I would not go back, much better choices in the area

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California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

This is one of those places you want so badly to succeed. We've been there at least a dozen times -- even during the era when there was very annoying opera singing, before big-time TV came in to "save the day" -- and the food has always been scrumptious. The chef is true Italian and you can find him IN... More

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Scotts Valley
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I purchased a Groupon after watching the Restaurant Impossible episode and my husband and I were excited to try the restaurant for our first time. We joined two other couples for dinner on a recent Friday night and really enjoyed the decor/ambiance. All looked nice and clean! We brought in several bottles of our own wine (corkage charged) but did... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

My husband and I had dinner here - we used a Groupon, so saved about $20. We had been here for dinner about a year ago (before the television reality show make-over) and had actually enjoyed ourselves then. I know everyone panned this place at that time - maybe we had just hit an exceptional night? Unfortunately we must have... More

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Additional Information about Ristorante Barolo

Address: 8041 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003
Phone Number: (831) 688-8495
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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