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Ristorante Barolo - CLOSED

8041 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003-3928
+1 831-688-8495
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good20%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible20%
21 Sep 2013
“This restaurant no longer exists - but see Booka”
17 Mar 2013
“A somewhat disappointing experience”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, American
8041 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003-3928
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

Ristorante Barolo has closed down and has been replaced by Booka Restaurant. So far, we've only tried Booka for dessert and it was really excellent. We'll review some more after giving it a try for dinner.

2  Thank Greg H
Reviewed 18 March 2013

We've been to Barolo both before and after the makeover by "Restaurant Impossible". After the makeover, the decor had improved as well as the menu which is well documented in other reviews. A recent trip proved to be somewhat of a disappointment. We dutifully maid...More

Thank mrmikeSantaCruz
Reviewed 25 February 2013

We went to Cafe Barolo before they were featured on Restaurant Impossible and it was strange and not very good (food or service). We went again in November and were pleasantly surprised that the service was great and the food was very, very good. I...More

Thank Cynthia C
Reviewed 2 January 2013

We visited the restaurant after watching the TV program "Restaurant Impossible". This eatery is part of the historic Bayview Hotel, Aptos. What we found was a complete redo by the TV program and a friendly, pleasant atmosphere and welcoming environment by the staff. The owner...More

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 9 December 2012

We had been to this restaurant several years ago and thought the food was good but, overall, not worth the price. We had a Groupon this time and decided to try it again since we had heard of the t.v. makeover. I was glad we...More

3  Thank Bruce2343
Reviewed 15 November 2012

If u want a unique experience and great food go here. The people who give this place a bad review are uptight and lame. The ambiance and feeling when you get when you go to this place is amazing, defiantly one of the few novelties...More

Thank brett s
Reviewed 25 October 2012

If your into a Bar Scene then you'll like this place. Otherwise, the restaurant seemed dirty, the food was mediocre food with poor service. I would not go back, much better choices in the area

1  Thank RJadventures
Reviewed 15 September 2012

This is one of those places you want so badly to succeed. We've been there at least a dozen times -- even during the era when there was very annoying opera singing, before big-time TV came in to "save the day" -- and the food...More

Thank MAC81667
Reviewed 5 September 2012

I purchased a Groupon after watching the Restaurant Impossible episode and my husband and I were excited to try the restaurant for our first time. We joined two other couples for dinner on a recent Friday night and really enjoyed the decor/ambiance. All looked nice...More

1  Thank ScottsValleyBubs
Reviewed 19 August 2012

My husband and I had dinner here - we used a Groupon, so saved about $20. We had been here for dinner about a year ago (before the television reality show make-over) and had actually enjoyed ourselves then. I know everyone panned this place at...More

Thank Trencita_12
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8041 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003-3928
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: +1 831-688-8495
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