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“A brilliant experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of RISTORANTE BAROLO

RISTORANTE BAROLO
586-588 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth BH9 2ER, England
+441202547213
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Ranked #69 of 556 Restaurants in Bournemouth
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“A brilliant experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

We had an absolutely brilliant evening . We asked for a bottle of prosecco to be ready on the table for arrival (as it was a birthday celebration ) it was there ready and waiting .
The service was attentive, friendly and smooth .
The food was excellent , although my steak was a bit more medium , than medium rare. It was still very tasty though. Lots of vegetables and potatos too.
And a great rendition of 'happy birthday' with dessert(didn't even have to ask for candles) . I would have liked to have seen cheese and biscuits on the dessert menu though.
A brilliant night all round .

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

We had a family get together here and it was really good staff were great with the kids everything was ran very very well the restaurant was packed and really buzzing can't wait to go back

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great Italian food, Fantastic staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here with the family, the staff were attentive, very welcoming and took time to make the experience special to each table. Even though it was very busy they got the food out quickly and asked if we needed drinks regularly. It was a birthday and they gave her a free drink, and sung happy birthday! Really lovely restaurant and would recommend 100%

Visited October 2013
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“Exceptional service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

We booked last minute for a table of 18 for a birthday. The staff were excellent and nothing was too much trouble. They made our daughter feel fab on her 19th bday and it was really refreshing.

Food was good too. Well done Barolo. We've been on holiday in the UK for 3 weeks and this was by far the best service we have received while on holidays.

Visited October 2013
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Nothing like Italian food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We visited Barolo for a friend's birthday and upon arrival received a friendly welcome from the staff. The service was efficient, but then you start eating the food and that's where the problems start. I can only assume that anyone who has rated the food in this restaurant highly, simply eats bland, tasteless food for the most part or has never experienced good quality authentic Italian food.

Quite frankly, these people would be laughed out of Italy if they served this stuff to one of their compatriots. Italian food is based around simple, but big, bold flavours. One of us had a bland chicken dish that you could make at home in about 15 minutes and another member of the party had a pizza with a base that tasted like wet cardboard. You could genuinely get a better quality pizza from the frozen section of a supermarket.

This place is a total rip off and if you want genuine Italian food, don't waste your money here.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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