One of the extraordinary treats in Denver !
Luckily I am a planner and made ressies for restaurant week at Barolo Grill weeks ago. I went here on Sat night to kick-off restaurant week..
This place is truly amazing...not just the food, but the service is always top notch (from the valet, to the hostess, to the server).
The bresaola, rissoto, tagliatelle, braised veal, and the flatiron was all awesome. I also chose the option to add wine pairings for $18 which I think turned out to be another great deal.
If you are fortunate to have reservations here in the next couple of weeks, I am confident that you are in for a treat!
he food at Barolo was a collection of tasty indulgences. Their seasonal menu included a five course tasting meal with wine pairings that looked very tempting, but there were so many choices on the a la carte menu that sounded too good to pass up. Of the dishes we tried the stars of the meal were the "Crostata di Barbabietoli", which was beets (Yeah, I said it: beets. What's wrong with beets?) in a puff pastry with goat cheese and walnuts, the "Pappardelle con Modenese," a homemade pasta with an intensely rich ragu, and the "Tortina di Albicocca," which was apricot cobbler with a tangy buttermilk-honey ice cream. With dessert I enjoyed the best $2 cup of coffee I've ever had. Also, for chocolate lovers, the truffles are unbelievably satisfying.
We got the creme brulee for dessert and that's where I'll have to say I was quite disappointed. Boo, I LOVE creme brulee but this was really mediocre and this little squirt of strawberry coulis or whatever they dotted it with was bad, it tasted very artificial, we should have skipped dessert but next time we'll know.
This is, however, not to downgrade the experience at the restaurant. The service was outstanding. Truly. Some of the nicest staff I've met of all of the restaurants on this list. And the food I had besides the duck was very, very good. I don't know why in the hell they draw attention to this dish with the word "signature" - they're better than this.
My stuffed pork tenderloin was absolutely delectable. It was moist and sweet, stuffed with figs & golden raisins. The pancetta mashed potatoes didn't hurt either... also if you are there for an occasion they bring you the cutest little dessert treat, and let's just say there is a candle & chocolate truffles to be had