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“good italian food, cute atmosphere”

Barbarella Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #35 of 1,241 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: La Jolla Shores Drive
Transit: Bus Stop is located within walking distance.
Reviewed 6 January 2014

My husband and I walked up to this restaurant with no reservation early evening 5:00 and were seated right away. The restaurant is small and I think later in the evening you really need a reservation. I had the mushroom spinach risotto and champagne. The bread was good and the fun was very tasty. My husband had them make him a special request pizza. He loved it. The restaurant is decorated in a colorful, eclectic sort of way but I liked it. I recommend it for basic quiet experience and good solid menu.

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Thank tsimmons2
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Bit of an eclectic decor and looked more like a nothing special Italian restaurant but menu and food surprisingly good. Nice flavors, nice presentation. Pleasant staff. One of our better meals in San Diego / La Jolla

Thank 50sNewEnglander
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Very ordinary food, extremely loud, hostess was very disorganized and confused and it was not especially clean overall. Very disappointed.

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Thank jensamsmom
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Stopped here while on business in La Jolla and was not disappointed. The food was outstanding and the service excellent.
I would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely come back when I am in the area. I had a pasta dish with calamari and would highly recommend it.

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Thank Ben S
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

We enjoyed a delicious dinner at Barbarella in late September 2013. The meal was served "family style" which some people in our group did not like. I thought it was terrific because I got an opportunity to try some of all the dishes. The ravioli verdura with fresh ricotta cheese, lemon cream and basil was heavenly. We had a really nice bottle of red wine here as well. I think it was a Petit Sirah. If I ever return to La Jolla or San Diego I plan to make a return visit to Barbarella.

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Thank DeirdreWade
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