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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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“pizza” (41 reviews)
Open Now
09:30 - 22:00All hours
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2171 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We found this restaurant while our children took a Stand Up Paddle board Lesson at Surf Divas across the street. We liked the inside outside restaurant. It is a great people watching location. Whether you have a glass of wine or a meal it is...More

Thank xwtmc
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here again after a great experience last year. I needed an elegant, pleasant dinner with fine food after too many burgers and finger food. Barbarella's was just perfect. A fine glass of wine, an excellent Gespacho, a seafood Risotto and a delightful crepe...More

Thank Eric D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us had the most delightful Sunday Brunch at Barbarella. I tasted the coffee: strong and flavorful. In my book that sets the tone of any breakfast adventure. My Spinach Omelet was excellent. Asked my boyfriend to taste it, analyze it, commit it to...More

Thank 50wandap
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped into this restaurant returning from the beach. The restaurant has a nice upscale feel to it and that is part of its charm. The quality of the food was just good but the staff and bartender were friendly. Experienced a burger which was nicely...More

Thank NYYanks1974
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were walking through the area and saw some of the food that individuals were eating. It looked amazing. We decided to try it and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed an awesome dinner of Caesar salad, homemade ravoli and bolongese. It was followed by...More

Thank Patti D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go here for dinner about once a year when we spend time at La Jolla Shores. Living in Houston it is always a treat to dine in fresh cool air. The food this time was as usual exception. Wood grilled salmon over mash potatoes...More

Thank Peggy W
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 16 August 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids
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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