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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2171 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Great little spot, excellent food and service. Loved all the holiday decor - best decorated place around!

Thank ltarmo5
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We had pizza there on the first night of our long weekend. We enjoyed it so much that we stopped for another on the way back to the airport. Barbara took very good care of us! Also, the bread they served was a wonderful crusty...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 2 November 2016

It wasn't just the Halloween decor that attracted us...perfect timing! Super outside patio seating, with heat lamps! Cool La Jolla Shore neighborhood...very friendly service and clientele. Excellent salads "fresh organic local ingredients" pizza and seafood. Eclectic space inside too, lots of cozy seating areas...very popular...plan...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Came to town on business and went to this part of town, looking to go to a restaurant a colleague recommended. The place they recommended was closed, but we saw and heard a crowd across the street, so we wandered over to check it out....More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were staying at the La Jolla Shores motel. Very easy walking distance. I ordered pizza to take out and had a local brewed beer while waiting. Lots of fun going on around me. And my 82 year old mom enjoyed it so much she...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 18 October 2016

if you like fun experiences, this is the place. During the holidays, Barbara, loves to decorate the ENTIRE restaurant. For Halloween, every corner, including the sidewalk, had something interesting and entertaining. Above our table, there were skulls and other scary items. I don't want to...More

Thank HotRod_88
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The food and service were great however I will never forget this place due to the Halloween decorations. Absolutely incredible

Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Wow, this place loves Halloween. The place is packed with tons of Halloween stuff. This is a good, but expensive Italian restaurant just steps from the beach at La Jolla. The food is delicious, and the service was excellent. There was no wait for a...More

Thank plucky017
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Met up with some family while visiting SD, this was a really nice place with outdoor seating and great food.

Thank KLynnB
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We are local and know Barbarella goes all out for Halloween, but we never expected to have to dine surrounded by skeletons, ghouls, mummies, and zombies in mid September. We found it to be quite unpleasant. There was no relief. The decorations were everywhere. Had...More

Thank JuliaLaJolla
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 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, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail
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