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“Classy joint”
Review of Barolo Grill

Barolo Grill
Ranked #94 of 2,407 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, European, Grill
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Situated on Mitchell St, Barolo Grill is two minutes walk from Central Station, Queen Street Station and the Buchanan St Underground Station. Ideal for a business lunch in one of our comfortable booths, celebrations and large parties, graduations and even just to take the weight off your feet while shopping with a well earned glass of Prosecco. The clue is in the name, as they say - and Barolo Grill is no exception. We pride ourselves on our top quality Scottish steaks, meats and seafood, cooked to perfection, and served with a contemporary Italian touch. Our extensive wine list offers the best in Italian varietals, and of course a superb selection of Barolo wines. We also specialise in superb focaccia and pizza, baked in our traditional Italian pizza oven and topped with fresh ingredients.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Classy joint”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

Beautifully interior decorated with spacious booths for intimate dining. The service from relaxed smiling waiters was impeccable, neither too friendly not too stuffy. We chose the two course lunch menu and my friend devoured her haggis balls while I enjoyed the bruschetta although it didn't exactly sing to me. The tomatoes were, unfortunately, more Tesco than Tuscan. The rigatoni main course was served with a tasty pancetta sauce but the pasta was way too hard to have even reached 'al dente'. Undercooked is not right. But I didn't complain as everything else about Barolo was delightful and, yes, I will go back.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Alison2143
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Kirsty C, Social Media Manager at Barolo Grill, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time out to post your reply. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the service and atmosphere although I am sorry to hear that not all of the food was quite up to standard. Please be assured that we will always endeavour to fix any issues with food in the restaurant as best we can and always appreciate feedback from our customers.
We look forward to your next visit to the restaurant.


Kind Regards.
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent meat and wine list”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

Good atmosphere. Meat was tender and full of flavour. Wine brands are outstanding. Crew is nice and professional. Deffo to try.

  • Visited June 2014
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A meal to remember”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

Just returned from Barolo Grill in Glasgow where we went to celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary (no jokes about getting less for murder,please). We had a lovely meal, three excellent courses from the set menu. Each course was better than the previous one. The service was very pleasant and efficient without being intrusive- mostly young Italian girls. Everything was expertly served and no mistakes made. There is a good selection on the menu with plenty of options. Personally, I do not like to see dishes wih a supplement on a menu- better to omit these?
We will return here because the value is excellent and everything about the visit (except for the lukewarm Prosecco!) was first class. Nice to see there are still restaurants offering good service and value in Glasgow.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank ColinLaird
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Needs a manager/customer service enhancement”
Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Business lunch for 2 on July 1st. Shown to a table promptly. Order taken promptly and 2 lovely glasses of Verdicchio served by delightful "new start" waitress from Belfast. Starters of Calimari and soup arrived reasonably promptly and were both good. After that? Woeful delay for mains despite two reminders. Main courses (veal and pasta) average.Aimless and unfocussed staff wondered past completely uninterested. Had to delay a business meeting by 30 mins. No time for coffees. Final bill was @ £45 which was reasonable. I work in catering business at weekends. Place needs properly managed.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Gregalfa
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Kirsty C, Social Media Manager at Barolo Grill, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Dear Gregalfa,

Thank you for taking the time out to post your reply, I am greatly sorry to hear you had a bad service experience in the restaurant. Please be assured that this is not our normal standard. Our management team would like the chance to look into this issue further for you and we request that you send all the details including your contact details to info@barologrill.co.uk and we will contact you further there.

Kind Regards.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Food ok but drink extortionate”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

I visited last night for a meal as part of a group of four. The food was reasonable although nothing special but to charge £5 a drink is a bit greedy in my opinion and left a bitter taste in my mouth after receiving the bill.

That said the staff were attentive and gave good service, just a pity the management are so short sighted in setting the rather ambitious drinks tariffs!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Mrangry_01
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Kirsty C, Social Media Manager at Barolo Grill, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear Mrangry_01,

I would like to thank you for taking the time out to post your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. We are going to take your comments on board regarding the issues you raised and should you want to discuss these issues further, please e-mail us at info@barologrill.co.uk.

Kind regards,
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