Ristorante Barolo

Italian Restaurant
8041 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003 8041 Soquel Dr, Aptos Directions
+18316888654
This place has not been rated by customers.
46% of 170 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Italian, International, American, Californian, Sushi
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Cuisine
    Italian, International, American, Californian, Sushi
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
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Tips

81 Tips
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Report | 3 years ago
Very slow service. Ravioli was very small portioned, but tasted ok. Penne pasta was a good size portion, but bland.
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Report | 3 years ago
To expensive!!! Food was very bland.
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Report | 3 years ago
See above
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Report | 3 years ago
I really really wanted to like this place. The last time I had been to the restaurant was right before the Restaurant Impossible experience and I now was looking for the improvements. The food wasn't all that great but the service was even worse. We were told it would be a 10-15min wait to be seated when half the restaurant was empty. We were completely forgotten after we were seat, so I had to go up to the bar to ask for menus/water/bread. It was apparent you were short staffed because you made the bartender come out from behind the bar and be our server. Once the orders were placed it took way too long to get our food; almost a hour. My point is that these are all fixable things.
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Report | 3 years ago
food was prepared and presented well. Menu choices were limited. More traditional Italian dishes would be good and what I was expecting in coming to the restaurant. Entree's priced well. $13 for a Caesar salad too much, no matter how good it was. Dinner houses charge around $8 for salads.
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Report | 3 years ago
Fix your phone service!
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Report | 3 years ago
The place was beautiful and the food was wonderful but I cannot imagine this place staying open for long with this type of service. We waited about 10 minutes to be seated - we had two people walk by and ask, "have you been helped yet?" We said no, we were told someone would be right with us and it did not happen. We got our own menus, asked for bread three times and it took about 15 minutes for the waitress to check in and take our orders. If the service were to improve, I would go back.
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Report | 3 years ago
Food was very good, but the service was appalling. I am not sure if I could say it was all the waitress's fault because it took a long time to get our food so I suspect the kitchen was backed up. Everything took a long time and multiple requests. Also, our bill was incorrect and when the "corrected" bill was returned to us, it was still incorrect! It took over an hour from the time we ordered to receive our order. It was a very simple order, just two pasta dishes. We eat out frequently and were eager to try this restaurant, but we could not return unless the restaurant's operations were improved.
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Report | 3 years ago
Relatively expensive for what you got. Tasty but small portions. Couldn't tell there was calamari in the pasta dish. Waitress didn't even offer bread or crackers in an Italian restaurant. She forgot to tell us about the specials which we later overheard her explaining to other customers.
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Report | 3 years ago
The decor was lovely, but that's about it. The service was the worst I've ever encountered and the food was either over, or under cooked. Very disappointing. Neither myself, or my friends, will be returning.
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From Our Editors

Ristorante Barolo’s sconces and chandelier lighting illuminate Italian cuisine. The Bayview Hotel, originally constructed in the 1870s, elegantly ensconces this romantic restaurant, while other hotels offer romantic dining by placing candles on a vending machine and having a tux-clad waiter press the buttons and jiggle it when necessary. Various paintings adorn the walls surrounding Ristorante Barolo’s white tablecloths, on which housemade pastas and traditional Italian cuisine render the Victorian-styled architecture as redolent as it is resplendent. The dinner menu—refashioned after the restaurant received a facelift courtesy of reality television show Restaurant: Impossible —catalogs linguini with shrimp, calamari, clams, and mussels in a white-wine sauce, as well as chicken breasts stuffed with cheese, pesto, and prosciutto. Each night brings with it live entertainment—from a jazz group on Saturday evenings to classical guitar on Mondays and Wednesdays.

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