Arborio Rice, Mushroom Medley, Italian Pancetta, topped with Chives and Truffle oil
Mussels, Clams, Calamari, Salmon, Shrimp, Capers, Arrabiata
Fuimos a desayunar en familia. La comida fue excelente!
La calidad los alimentos fue de 100! y la cantidad de las porciones fue muy basta.
El servicio no, tardaron mucho en atendernos, se les olvidaban nuestros pedidos. Esto hizo que nos enfadáramos y en cuanto terminamos mejor nos fuimos, no hicimos sobremesa.
We have eaten here many times. It is consistent and always outstanding. They honor reservations and we’ve never had to wait for our table. From the front desk to the wait staff, everyone is friendly, courteous and the food is excellent. Can’t wait to return.
Such a great evening! Every time 👏👏. Love the updated menu and our favorite server Samantha is always a joy! Been going here for 20 yrs and will continue!
Our FAVORITE restaurant in La Jolla Shores! Great food and excellent service!
Very good food, waiter not so good!
Everything was ok. Good food. Not great. Service was good.
Food was delivered timely. Waiter was attentive. All four people enjoyed their food, the wood cooked salmon being the overall winner. Went here because was able to get reservations on a 18 hour notice.
Okay food but not Italian. More like American versions of Italian things. Disappointing because we were expecting Italian and got American.
The food was good and the service was excellent. The drinks were really good.
The staff is wonderful! Especially the bartender Chris!
Pizza flavor good, bu crust very soft. A crispier crust would increase the pizza immensely. Bloody Mary’s were very tasty! Server was very good. Attentive and nice.
Good food, terrible service on multiple levels (not accommodating seating when staring directly into the sun; hair in food and server not automatically replacing it; having to go searching for someone to pay…to name a few)
Food was ok not great but service in garden terrace outstanding Would try another Italian restaurant before going back
Had a dynamite dinner at Barbarella’s. Always fun! Great ravioli!
Excellent wait staff
Good specialty cocktails
First time at Barbarellas and I can’t wait to go again!! I had the cioppino and it was delicious!! Wonderful experience:)
Drinks were watery and tasteless. Food was poor: onion soup thin and lacked much onion taste, spaghetti vongole lacked taste, was watery and clams were hard and chewy, chicken parmesan overdone and lacked taste. Deserts were good. Would definitely NOT return.
The ciopino dish that we all ordered for $30 a plate was awful!!it had zero flavor! Such a disappointment!!will not return!
Met up with friends for dinner. Love the outdoor option! Enjoyed a delicious mushroom pizza with truffle oil
Great food and very friendly service.
Delicious. Service was well-paced. Sangria hit the spot on a warm summer's night.
Worst dining experience of my life! The waiter made us feel like we were a bother to him. He was very short with us and rude. He brought out our entree first, then our salads then our cocktails. Food was cold and drinks were warm. I’ve been here before and everything was great. It was so bad we just started laughing because we couldn’t believe it, felt like it was a joke.
Nice neighborhood spot with good food and pleasant atmosphere.
Food was mediocre which has been the case since Barbara sold the restaurant. We liked the waitress who was very personable and attentive.
We ordered the whole fish ahead of time and it was absolutely delicious.!
We had brunch and it was delicious! The tortillas on the Huevos rancheros was the best!
Bad food weird waiter and overpriced
Food good, portions small, service bad.
I ordered the linguini with clams and it was wonderful, except: the plate is loaded with clams in the shell - this is normally a good thing. But when you remove the clams from the shells, you discover that there is only a very small portion of linguini and other items underneath. Once you remove the large shells, the entire portion is actually quite small.
The other big problem was with the service. It was pretty non-existent. We were served our food, but with no silverwear. We waited a long time to get forks so we could eat. Just sitting in front of your food and not being able to eat it for about 5 minutes because no one will bring you utensils is just ridiculous. THEN someone brought us one place setting instead of the two we needed, so we ended up sharing. Would have complained, but no one ever came back to our table until it was time to deliver the check - and then the waiter was, of course, super friendly! "Hope you enjoyed your meal! Come back again!"
Well we did not enjoy our meal and we won't be coming back again.
It's too bad because it's a cute place and the flavors were good... just the kids size meals and complete lack of service made this a bad experience.
When the Crab Catcher closed due to covid, we needed a new favorite. We are pretty sure we found it. We celebrated a birthday/anniversary at Barbarella. The service (waiter Ilian) was excellent and the food (whole fish, prime steak, mushroom risotto) wonderful. Already planning our next birthday celebration.
Great breakfast, especially pomegranate mimosas. We come every summer.
Our waitress was so sweet, food amazing as it is every year.
Was a very pleasant lunch. Food and service were very good.
I was not given a receipt….please send me one.
We have eaten at Barbarella many times. It is consistent and excellent. If you have a special request about how you would like something prepared, the kitchen will try its best to accommodate you. They honor your reservation and seat you promptly. The service always is excellent and friendly. This is one of our favorite restaurants in La Jolla!
Samantha S is a great attentive server!! And always with a huge welcoming smile! Been going there for 20 years and still love it! Great new additions to menu with the old favorites still there😄
The best! Good friendly server. Very good Barbarella burger. My guest loved his salad with the Salmon!
We were seated right away, but we sat for about 20 minutes before I had to get up and ask about a server. He seemed overworked. Soup and pizza was bland. Never got asked if I’d like a refill on my drink. I probably won’t go here again
I picked Barbarella for the ambiance. They expanded their tables to accommodate more and lost the edge…stuck in a table in the back of the restaurant nowhere to be found.
Ariadne was most professional, hospitable and her smile makes everyone welcomed,
Thank you for a great experience
Great dinner. The grilled octopus was amazing! Definitely hope to return soon!
Barbarella ofrece comida para llevar que se puede pedir llamando al restaurante al (858) 454-7373.
Barbarella tiene una calificación de 4.5 estrellas de 256 comensales de OpenTable.
Sí, generalmente puedes reservar en este restaurante eligiendo la fecha, la hora y el tamaño de grupo en OpenTable. Debido a las restricciones locales, puede que este restaurante no acepte reservaciones en este momento.