About Barolo Grill
Denver, CO 80206
Barolo Grill, an award winning Cherry Creek North restaurant, prides itself on serving authentic northern Italian food while maintaining a comfortable, elegant ambience. Known for hand crafted modern Piemontese cuisine, spectacular wine cellar, and knowledgeable, attentive staff, Barolo can be a perfect choice for a special occasion or just a fun night out. Chef Darrel Truett's cuisine focuses on the Northern Italian provinces of Piedmont and Tuscany. Seasonally changing menus feature locally sourced ingredients, proudly supporting regional farms and producers.
Owner and wine director Ryan Fletter are proud to feature small family wineries that are dedicated to Earth-friendly farming and winemaking philosophies. Barolo Grill has one of the largest collections of Barolo wines outside of Italy.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 5:15pm - 10:30pm
Between Milwaukee & St Paul
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Barolo Grill offers complimentary valet directly in front of the restaurant.
RTD route 6 - Milwakee Stop
Private Party Facilities:
Barolo Grill has three private dining rooms available for groups of 6 to 30 people. Please contact Morgan Wolfe , our event coordinator, for details. 303.393.1040
Private Party Contact:
Morgan Wolfe: (303) 393-1040
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We offer special prix fixe menus for New Year's Eve & Valentine's day each year.
We also host Truffle & Wine Dinners throughout the year. All reservations for these special events must be made directly through the restaurant.
For more information contact Morgan Wolfe, 303.393.1040
Barolo Grill Ratings and Reviews
This had been a place I had been wanting ...
This had been a place I had been wanting to try for some time, but was unimpressed with mediocrity around every corner. The fritto misto appetizer had tough, fried calamari that was no different than an average chain restaurant. Chopping up 2 scallops into small pieces was not really enough to speak of that item being in the dish. With an "Italian inspired menu" I struggled to find Italian influence in the dishes. A wine encyclopedia, especially with some of the price tags, was extremely unnecessary for a restaurant serving up $35 plates. Waitor, although nice and somewhat knowledgeable, was over bearing and interruptive at times. All in all, a disappointing experience. Nothing to overtly complain about, but nothing that would get me to come back.
One of our diners is a vegetarian with s ...
One of our diners is a vegetarian with special requirements. The restaurant has done a great job of accommodation every time we have been there. Their reputation for the quality of the servers is well deserved. Not cheap but quality is given for the price.
We received a gift card to this restaura ...
We received a gift card to this restaurant as a Christmas gift, so we didn't know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised. The tables were spaced out just right so you don't feel boxed in. The food was excellent. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable, and the cost was reasonable. Overall, it was a great night out. I would high recommend this restaurant.
I've eaten at Barolo Grill a number of t ...
I've eaten at Barolo Grill a number of times with my SO, other friends, and professional colleagues. It is a superb restaurant, one of my all-time favorites (and I say this as an avid foodie who travels regularly and has the luxury of finding and patronizing terrific restaurants in NYC, DC, New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville, and other parts of the country). The wine list is extensive; the food wonderful (and varies by season). I particularly like taster and half-orders are available, which allows diners to sample a number of menu items at one sitting. The service is excellent; everyone at the restaurant is personable, friendly, and helpful. I will be returning (often). I would recommend this restaurant unequivocally to everyone!
Barolo is a quiet gem, serving up authen ...
Barolo is a quiet gem, serving up authentic Italian cuisine (their staff visits the namesake town annually, and is thus intimately familiar with what they bring back to Denver); spoiled and old, we've been to the original region, and speak from experience. They deserve more stars!
We went for the special NYE dinner. Food ...
We went for the special NYE dinner. Food was great, service ok, but prices were absurd. $100 per person and the portions were ridiculously small. When I made the reservation I didn't realize it was a set menu. I told the waiter my husband and I were vegetarians and he assured us they could make a special vegetarian meal. It was a 5 course meal, so we understood that portions would be a bit smaller, but when the final entree arrived, I couldn't believe it. The polenta was literally 2" x 1" which equates to two bites total and it was gone. There was also a small cut up carrot included which didn't add much. We go to 5 star restaurants all the time and are used to paying a premium for good food. I would never go back here when they have a set menu. Food tastes great but I left hungry.
Fantastic blend of textures, ingredients ...
Fantastic blend of textures, ingredients and flavor. We don't get here as often as we would like, so we sometimes forget how great it is. They came as close to perfect as you can with everything, and we were just floored. Our server was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. We spent some time at the bar having a glass of wine prior to our meal, and both bartenders were friendly and attentive. Barolo Grill is in the upper range from a price standpoint, but for a special occasion, it is well worth it.
Wow! We chose this restaurant because we ...
Wow! We chose this restaurant because we live close by. Incredible wine selection, great sommelier, and the food is exceptional. They take their staff to Italy every year to stay current - definitely makes for knowledgeable employees. Highly recommend!
We were disappointed in what we thought ...
We were disappointed in what we thought was going to be an exceptional meal. The $17 Frito Misto appetizer was bland and boring. Not even the aioli had a distinct flavor.
We were eager to taste a variety of flavors and textures, so we ordered the Ricotta filled tortellini served with a delicate broth which was poured over the top. The Ricotta filling was light, airy and very delicate. And the concept of it being served in a broth was interesting, but there was something that missed . It was a study in texture more than flavor. The lamb and beef "secondi piatti" were delicious, prepared well, nicely plated and had a good balance flavors. A welcomed relief. For a restaurant that has been in the "top 25" of Denver for so many years, our expectations were not met.
I would be remiss if I didn't compliment the waiter for his wine recommendations. Nice job JJ.
The food was excellent! The service was ...
The food was excellent!
The service was excellent UNTIL the server asked me - in front of my guest - how I would like to handle the tip!!
For that, I should have tipped 10%!!!
Did I look like I didn't belong there??
I've been a server! I would risk not receiving a tip before I would EVER say anything like that.
Absoutely fantastic in every way! Food i ...
Absoutely fantastic in every way! Food is delicoius and very creative. Atosmphere perfect. Right combination of lovely and relaxed and yet, not over the top. Wonderful service form the hostess to the servers to the valets.
Barolo is a place we choose rarely but w ...
Barolo is a place we choose rarely but with anticipation. We enjoyed two salads - caramelized Brussels sprouts and pheasant. They were reasonable in size and very tasty. I had a mushroom risotto that was perfectly prepared. My wife enjoyed her pasta dish, whose title escapes me. We each tasted an glass of one of their interesting and diverse list of Italian wines. Barolo is a bit pricey, but does deliver value and a pleasing environment. An excellent complement to Blossoms of Light for Christmas entertainment.
Consistently great experience. The serv ...
Consistently great experience. The service is impeccable and we always have a wonderfully prepared meal...this time the autumn salad with Brussels sprouts and kale, tortellini en brodo and the veal ag lotto to start/share and then the lamb lion and pork loin. The sommelier helped us with an excellent Barolo selection. There are other restaurants with great food in Denver...what sets Barolo apart is the combination of service, warm atmosphere and consistently good food.
Overall it was nice as usual, however my ...
Overall it was nice as usual, however my husband and I both had the tagliatelle cinghiale and it was really bland and not very good. It was disappointing because it was our special Christmas dinner with our adult children. Their food was nice though.
Ambience service was good appertizers go ...
Ambience service was good appertizers good salad were just ok I would expect better at that level of restaurant not dressed well I had boar Ragu very disappointing meat tender but other favors not so much and I feel I know Italian cuisine
The wine list is the best Barolo wine li ...
The wine list is the best Barolo wine list I have ever seen anywhere. The other wines of the region and world were also well represented. The staff was as friendly and accommodating as could be. The mushroom risotto was as good as it gets. Great Italian!!!!!
Have been wanting to eat here for years. ...
Have been wanting to eat here for years. Finally on my 62nd birthday we dined here.
Had the chef tasting paired with wine.Fabulous. Everything was wonderful.Amazing birthday dinner.Only saddened a wee bit by no birthday recognition. Cheers!
The food was surprisingly lackluster. I ...
The food was surprisingly lackluster. I ordered the grouper, which was highly recommended by the waiter. It was dry and overcooked. My husband had the lobster and crab pasta which he said was "not good". Both of our salads were OK, but made with ingredients that I could find in my cupboard. My son choose well - the filet mignon. It was beautifully cooked and the polenta and greens were delicious. With a bottle of wine and tip, almost $300 for a less than satisfying meal.
I have waited to go to Barolo for years- ...
I have waited to go to Barolo for years--Denver native, have heard wonderful things consistently. I made a reservation on Friday for 8pm to celebrate my engagement with my folks. We waited for about an hour for our food and the wait staff never addressed the issue. We were starving by the time our entrees arrived, and though the food was fantastic, the delay effectively ruined a long-awaited dining experience. Again, NOTHING was done about the significant delay ( no courtesy notice, no comped drinks or dessert or--to my mind what should have been done--comp the meal because it was so so so so late). This was NOT a good experience at all.
Our first visit and we will return. Ha ...
Our first visit and we will return. Have ended up disappointed with other top Denver restaurant's hit or miss performance. Reviews here make us think years of consistent quality are a cornerstone of Barolo's top ratings.
My fish was grilled perfectly with nicely chard skin and just cooked to firm flesh. The other meal was game hen on a bed of fine beans. Excellent complex flavors. The green salads were fresh, interesting and well presented.
Our server was professional, had good wine suggestions and was attentive without requiring our attention.
We will take out of town guests soon.
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