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2765 Black Rd, Corner of Infantry and Black Road, Joliet, IL 60435-2926
815-729-3606
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not your run of the mill Italian food

Chef Guy makes interesting and innovative dishes using fresh and often local supplies. The daily specials are great with tasty side dishes. There is a Monday thru Friday from 4-6 dining option which includes entree, glass of wine and dessert for $18.95. If you are looking for standard spaghetti... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Ramona D
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Joliet, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Joliet, Illinois
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Chef Guy makes interesting and innovative dishes using fresh and often local supplies. The daily specials are great with tasty side dishes. There is a Monday thru Friday from 4-6 dining option which includes entree, glass of wine and dessert for $18.95. If you are looking for standard spaghetti and meatball Italian restaurant fare, this is not the place to... More 

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Morris
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were looking for a new place to find, and this one got the nod. When you walk in (okay, it's in a strip center, but this isn't a converted Radio Shack), we were surprised with how nice it was. Put it this way, we probably wouldn't have tried it just by driving by because of the location. Once you... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

I visited Barolo tonight for a date night with my husband This was my first experience at Barolo. It's a quaint restaurant, seemed like a nice place for a date. We sat down and waited quite a bit of time for our server, Donna. She finally arrived and asked us if we wanted drinks and then disappeared again for another... More 

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have given this restaurant 4 chances to be okay, and it let me down each time. I like to support local places, but just couldn't do it for this one. The food is not good, especially for the prices they ask.

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Joliet, Illinois
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My girlfriend and I had been to Barolo a few times. This past weekend we celebrated a friend's birthday there. The meal was very good; I had a lamb shank special that melted in my mouth, and the ladies each had a fish entree. The fish was fresh. The atmosphere is classy-cozy, but dress is casual. I have to say... More 

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Joliet
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

For being in a strip mall you would never expect what you get when you open the door. The food and service is always very good and the interior makes you forget where you are at. Definitely a very good place for that special meal.

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Ottawa il
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

For all you young folks, who tend to snicker at us old folks who eat at 4:30, let me tell you what I found. It's a small Italian restaurant which has a very cozy atmosphere primarily due to its soft luminescent and Frank Sinatra playing melodiously in the background. It has a little bar off to the side which is... More 

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Shorewood, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Three of us attended Barolo for the first time last week, and we all had a terrific time. Not only was the food simply delicious, but the service was fantastic. Donna was friendly, cheerful, courteous, altogether the ideal hostess/server. She knew the menu perfectly, was helpful and not the least bit overbearing. It was as if she anticipated our every... More 

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Elwood, Illinois
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

As usual, the food was great, and the service of the highest caliber. My request to have something other than pasta (I'm trying the little or no-wheat diet) with my veal parmigiana was met with a surprise helping of steamed asparagus, which I love! My wife loved the pasta special as well. Our server was Donna, whom we request whenever... More 

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Joliet, Illinois
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Barolo is a local Italian restaurant we've dined at several times with exceptional experiences. I suggested a family dinner there after leaving a wake at a funeral home in Joliet. We called to see if we could be seated for dinner with a group of 15, and we were told it was no problem. Two servers were assigned to our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2765 Black Rd, Corner of Infantry and Black Road, Joliet, IL 60435-2926
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Joliet
  • Phone Number: 815-729-3606

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?