• Covered outdoor seating area
  • Mixed seafood pasta in a spicy tomato sauce, closeup
  • Focaccia Bread basket and olive oil cruet on a table

Barolo Italian Cafe

About us

Barolo Cafe delivers a taste of authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of downtown Tustin, California. An authentic, quaint neighborhood favorite, Barolo Café is truly a “hidden gem” and culinary leader in authentic Italian cuisine. Widely known for its innovative dishes, from fresh fish, creative salads, pastas, soups and homemade desserts to extensive wine lists and specialty espresso drinks. Take-out, catering and delivery services are also available for added convenience.

29 Years Of Italian Generosity

From the very beginning, Italian generosity and being involved in the communities in which we do business has been an important part of our restaurant culture. We regularly support fundraising events to help local schools, churches and non-profits raise money by donating cuisine and gift certificates. Through our fundraising program, Barolo Café is proud to have donated thousands of dollars back to numerous community non-profits across Orange County since 1992.

Owner & Executive Chef
Giuseppe Galietta

Giuseppe is the owner and head chef. He is from Salerno, Italy and has had professional training and experience in Nice, France, Montecarlo, Switzerland and world wide on cruise ships. Giuseppe excels in preparation of fish and shellfish dishes and loves to make special entrees for his regular clients. Anaheim Ducks Hockey Pre-Game Tradition

Over twenty-two years ago, hockey legend and Hall of Famer, Paul Kariya started a tradition of hosting the Anaheim Duck’s Hockey Team for healthy pre-game team lunches at Barolo Cafe. Ever since, the Duck’s players regularly attend pre-game lunch at Barolo Café. Chef Giuseppe Galietta and wife Eldy Galietta love serving the players healthy and delicious to order cuisine prior to every home game and the players are loyal clients for dinners and off-season dining as well.