With today's elegantly aromatic side deal, $20 gets you $45 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks at Barolo Restaurant, a coastal eatery in Pacifica. Barolo's menu is the proud product of executive chef and owner Jason Yeafoli, whose top-of-his-class graduation from Johnson and Wales was merely the beginning of his 20-year entree domination.
Diners at Barolo are surrounded by Italian influences in the wooden floors and tables as well as the menu, which features seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Start with an antipasti of fritto misto, made with Monterey calamari, local artichokes, lemon, and caper aioli ($10). Then move on to secondi such as the cornish game hen marinated in lemon and rosemary and served with polenta cake ($17), or the linguini and clams, with Italian sausage, garlic, basil, parsley, and white wine ($10 small plate, $18 large). Have a side such as the truffle fries ($5) and a signature Pax Basilicus cocktail (rum, lime, agave nectar, basil, $10); then, finish with a classic tiramisu for dessert ($7). Reservations are required, so call ahead.
- Yeafoli shows that when done well, the familiar can be memorable. – Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle
- The ambiance is cozy, the staff is friendly and attentive and the food is amazing. – Jennie B., Yelp
- Everything was delicious and extremely well presented. There was obviously world class skill and a ton of love coming out of the kitchen. – An OpenTable reviewer who dined on 05/15/2010
404 San Pedro Ave.
Pacifica, California 94044Get Directions