Talk of the Town: Barolo reveals stylish new look

Barolo, the Italian restaurant from the folks behind The Anchor Line, will reopen this month on Mitchell Street with a stylish new look offering modern day Northern Italian fare in a Piedmont inspired setting.

The DRG, which also has Di Maggio’s and Cafe Andaluz in its 25-strong portfolio, plan to completely transform and reposition the current Barolo Grill site and work is currently underway.

The stylish restaurant will now be known as Barolo and will offer understated, classic Italian cooking alongside fine wines and signature cocktails. 


The eatery at 92 Mitchell Street has been an Italian restaurant for over half a century.

The site first opened as L’Ariosto, the home of the Italian dinner dance. As recently as 2008, the restaurant still carried out the classic flambe cooking tableside, a favourite of traditional Italian restaurants. Sadly, the days of flambe and dinner dances have gone for now, but Barolo will bring 1960’s Italian glamour up to date when they open the cosmopolitan eaterie this Autumn. 

The restaurant will have a new abundance of natural light from the previously covered glazed cupola. Design features will include new branding with a palette of rich blue, rose and gold, adding real pavement appeal. Marble, brass and leather finishes give a classic, timeless feeling to the interiors and vibrant artwork stud the walls telling the story of the Italian heritage of Piedmont.

Barolo will be open for breakfast, lunch, cicchetti (Italian tapas) and dinner, seven days a week and will serve hand-made pasta, seafood and grill dishes from Italy using the finest ingredients with a 150 cover capacity that manages to feel very intimate, spread across the bar, main dining room, private dining room for up to 35 guests and outdoor pavement terrace.

Tony Conetta, Director at the DRG, said: “We re-invented L’Ariosto back in 2008 and time has come again for Barolo to be transformed. We wanted somewhere serving fresh pasta and classic Italian cookery but where understated Italian style gives a sense of occasion – whether you’re dropping in for breakfast, cocktails or a fresh pasta lunch.” 

Highlights from the new look menu will include fresh Buratta on sourdough with shaved Black Truffle and extra virgin olive oil. Fresh pastas will be kept classic: fresh Linguine, Guanciale, Pecorino and egg yolk and the chargrill will be offering up charred sliced Fillet of Beef, pickled walnuts and horseradish cream.To drink, the bar serves up Italian classics, such as the Negroni and Spritz, as well as some of the finest wines from around the Barolo region. 

The restaurant is located on the ground floor at 92- 94 Mitchell Street in Glasgow, G1 3NQ. 

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