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“Casual Elegance”
Review of Barolo - CLOSED

Barolo
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Fairway
Description: Located in Calistoga in the heart of California's world famous Napa Valley, Barolo Italian Kitchen and Cocktails offers the best in contemporary Italian cuisine with a focus on local, seasonal and organic ingredients in a fun and eclectic atmosphere. Inspired by the traditions and cuisine of Italy, Chef Vince Sanchez is turning heads with his modern take on Italian classics. His cuisine incorporates local, seasonal produce, his fresh take on Italian comfort food is sure to delight. Urban sophistication meets Napa Valley sensibility in this unpretentious local gem of a restaurant. Alongside our abundant cocktails, we offer great local and imported wine selections at reasonable prices. With many drink specials, wine by the glass, bar bites and good times to be had, Barolo is surely the place to be. Looking for an inspired Italian menu for your birthday, wedding, company retreat dinner or private party? Barolo is a great location for intimate Italian dining or a vibrant Napa Valley after party. Please contact us for more information.
Fairfax, California
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Casual Elegance”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

We arrived in Calistoga on the late side, 7:30 pm and didn't have reservations on a Friday evening. We tried to get in to JoLe and they almost laughed us out the door. We took a chance and went to Barolo which is right next door. They had a table for us and were warm and welcoming from the moment we walked in the door. The service was relaxed, yet efficient and the food was great. We shared a roasted beet and arugula salad which was perfectly dressed, each arugula leaf was lightly coated with light balsamic vinaigrette. I had the black garlic risotto and it was perfect, creamy and the rice just al dente. Highly recommend.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank ontheverge_11
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Clearwater, Fl
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Is it a Bar or a Restaurant?”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Walk in and you see this massive bar right in the middle of the room. Dining tables sort of placed in spots where they would fit. As we sat in a small table against the wall, we could see many people sitting at the bar coming and going. Our first impression was based on the wall being dirty. Not good. Slow service, inconsistent food, passable wines and loud (like bar loud) eclectic music made for a long evening. We did not return during our week long stay in Calistoga.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Michael B
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Hoboken, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Slow Service”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Food was really yummy, especially the speak pianna. Our server was super energetic though very slow to follow through with requests. It was hard to get his attention.

Visited December 2012
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Thank katiemo99
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California
Level 6 Contributor
393 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Dinner with the girls”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

After a shopping expedition through the town, ended up here at Barolo's. I've been here before about 3 times and have enjoyed it. Ambience is excellent, help staff awesome and we had a good time. However my meal was mediocre, I had the linguine and clams. There didn't seem to be any sauce at all and the whole thing was tasteless. A lot of money for nothing special.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank CaliforniaNana
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Boise, Idaho
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good Italian cuisine”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Nice service and a good food. Nice and clean with a modern and beautiful decor. We did not have reservation but we were seated promptly and our server was friendly and very efficient.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Brasileira208
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