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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2171 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
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11 - 20 of 205 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a find! Special of the evening was trout and it was excellent, beautiful vegetables and simple preparation, trout was prepared perfectly. My husband had the fettucini bolognese, which he really liked and he is discriminating when it comes to pasta dishes. We love it...More

Thank 3x5card
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We were starving after hiking all morning decided to eat close to our hotel. Restaurant is very welcoming, we ate outside and there are lovely flowers. We had a margharita pizza which had zero flavor, brisket sandwich that was very fatty with roll soaked in...More

Thank girliesmama
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We love the outdoor seating or indoor for a bit more quiet.... Try something new like the pizza max, it may sound odd but it's incredibly delicious: crispy crust with salmon, creme fraiche, and capers. It's delicious. Another of my favorites (lunch) is the bibb...More

Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Started off great, food good, outside eating very nice. Waitress a little slow and inattentive. Worst was them trying to pass off something on the menu that was listed, which they didn't have, as something else. Basically a lie. They didn't charge me when I...More

Thank Nvrlost
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The good: We ordered a Ceasar salad and Pizza. Both dishes were good. Friendly staff and good vibe. The bad: Very slow service. Beer had too much foam, so when it settled, I actually had 1/2 inch less beer than the glass full mark.

Thank Gilberto L
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The wait staff are excellent. The food is wonderful. The wild mushroom pizza is a great appetizer or meal and the mussels are tasty. You can bring your dog and sit outside under the stars. Dogs get VIP treatment. They have patio heaters so you...More

Thank pa s
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I love going to this restaurant which is located in a small street in walking distance from La Jolla Shores. You can sit outside and watch the people on their way to the breach. Its menu has a mediterranean flair. My absolute favorite is Pizza...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

They focus on local and seasonal. The food was good, the service was good. Nothing really exceptional but a good solid meal.

Thank timbenner
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We live in San Diego and often dine at Barbarella. The food from pizza to roasted chicken is outstanding. Some of our favorite items are the hamburger, roasted chicken and bolognese. They have the best sourdough bread in town.

Thank CMK1999
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent location and great comfortable outdoor dining. Also delicious food and good wine list. We had the luncheon special which as fresh and yummy.

Thank Rose M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, 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
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