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Barbarella Restaurant & Bar

2171 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
+1 858-454-7373
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (40 reviews)
Open Now
09:30 - 22:00All hours
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
2171 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
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1 - 10 of 211 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful location, excellent prices, great service, and great food. The manager, Alex, is simply amazing. The professionalism he and his team at Barbarella keep everyone coming back for more. I went last night, and today with friends, and enjoyed both times. I'll be back next...More

Thank Faith C
Reviewed 1 week ago

After wandering around the local area looking for a good spot for lunch we settled on this restaurant. We weren't disappointed. The terrace area we sat in was nice and cool...and great for people watching! Our waiter, Alan, was very friendly and looked after us...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great outdoor dining on the main street. You can sit and watch hummingbirds sample the flowers that surround the seating area. Mostly Italian dishes, nice wine selection, friendly, attentive service.

Thank Joan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place for a lunch in La Jolla. The salmon is very good and they also have good salads. Just 100 metres from the beach!

Thank rtestroote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After finally finding parking and checking out the La Jolla Shores sunset, walked up from the beach and decided to dine here for a light dinner. We opted to sit outside and had a relaxing dinner except for the barking dog other diners left in...More

Thank jmbc04
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our favorite restaurant for family dinners - actually, for all dinners. Warm and welcoming atmosphere, consistently delicious food, and wonderful service.

Thank Georgiarab
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We walked to La Jolla Shores Beach from the Cove and were really hungry! Amid all the fast food, tacos and burgers we came across Barbarella and their menu looked good. Besides that, we wanted to sit down and be waited on. We wanted lunch...More

Thank spidersuz
Reviewed 10 July 2017

As a good breakfast place across the street has been transformed into a loud and unpleasant bar-type establishment, we opted to try our luck at Barbarella and we were not disappointed. Very friendly service, no problems with substitutions, lots of water refills, and good food...More

Thank tmpix
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Very reasonable, great location, fun, casual place. Two huge patios have great comfortable seating! Daily specials !!!! Best pizza in town. Did I mention how great the staff is?? I was cold and the owner gave me a blanket to use!!! Sweeet.

Thank fatoohialex
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We were lucky to get a table, the Shores was bustling last night for the 4th of July weekend! Call ahead to be sure you can get a table. There are four areas to sit: outside on the sidewalk: great tables with wicker chair/booth type...More

Thank 2beans2000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2171 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
    (La Jolla Shores Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Bus Stop is located within walking distance.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-7373
  • E-mail
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