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“Great Italian Restaurant in LaJolla!”

Barbarella Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #31 of 1,236 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: La Jolla Shores Drive
Transit: Bus Stop is located within walking distance.
Reviewed June 7, 2013

This is one of my daughter's favorite place to take us when we visit. The food is high quality and I always get the roast chicken which is made perfectly and not dry. We love that Barbarella is pet friendly and they have a great doggie menu along with dog treats by the door.

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Thank Beaglebud
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

You can't go wrong by stopping by Barbarella. To begin with, they're Pet Friendly, & this is always a plus for us. It's a dressy-casual spot that offers great dishes & freindly service right on Avenida De La Playa. We stopped by for lunch the other day & were quite pleased. I had a cup of the soup of the day & Nina's Braised Brisket. My wife also had the soup & a large salad (can't recall which it was).Nonetheless, we enjoyed the food--my Brisket was extremely good & surely worth a try. Our luncheon visit was just what we needed: a casual meal in a comfortable location; attentive service, & La Jolla playing in the background.

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Thank agolfpro2
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Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Barb, the owner, is always around making sure everything is perfect and everyone is happy. She opened the world class restaurant across the street years ago and then opened her own place and has been a great local success. Stop by and say hi. (Also don't be surprised if you see a celeb or two as I have in the past.)

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Thank Ron H
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Not quite a Bistro, not quite a Trattoria but non the less quite a fun place with great food, great service and a wine list full of good not overly inflated wines. This is a local institution that also welcomes tourists.You can eat inside or outside. Lunch and dinner are both good. Week end breakfasts not too shabby either. You will have and excellent time but you need to make a reservation.

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Thank SanDiegoJCU
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

In the middle of the noisiest block in La Jolla, with jostling groups of surfboard carrying tourists swarming the street, Barbarella's is an oasis and a local institution. They have good salads and daily specials; last time I had asparagus soup that was lovely. They have some pizza and an eclectic menu. Seating is outside on the sidewalk, or in the open window terrace of the restaurant or inside.

Thank L Frank
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