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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 good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (40 reviews)
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Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2171 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Really cute place with awesome decoration and amazing food! I am big fan of Italian food and their homemade ravioli were so delicious! Definitely going back!

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

I went there with some friends and was amazed how nice the service was. Very friendly server suggested a nice locally brewed IPA. Many special and dinner options to choose from. I had a chop salad with perfectly cooked Atlantic Salmon. My friends had Thin...More

Thank mimito999
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Barbarella at La jolla shores is one of my favorite spots. They serve breakfast lunch and dinner and have extra nice Mediterranean Italian menu. Love flat crust pizzas. You can add pepperoni and make it a classic. My favorite is the creamy orecchiette pasta with...More

Thank Zai4ebai4e
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Beautiful cozy atmosphere with a laid back beach vibe with an eclectic mix of artwork & decor. The food is amazing featuring authentic Italian & wood-fired pizzas. Try their breakfast too, best french toast in town!

Thank Lyndsey M
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Best kept secret in the shores, the atmosphere and staff is what makes this place so special, they are also very kid friendly and not to mention the amazing food as well! Try the fettuccine bolognese the sauce is great!

Thank James A
Reviewed 18 June 2017

What a find! Special of the evening was trout and it was excellent, beautiful vegetables and simple preparation, trout was prepared perfectly. My husband had the fettucini bolognese, which he really liked and he is discriminating when it comes to pasta dishes. We love it...More

Thank 3x5card
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We were starving after hiking all morning decided to eat close to our hotel. Restaurant is very welcoming, we ate outside and there are lovely flowers. We had a margharita pizza which had zero flavor, brisket sandwich that was very fatty with roll soaked in...More

Thank girliesmama
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We love the outdoor seating or indoor for a bit more quiet.... Try something new like the pizza max, it may sound odd but it's incredibly delicious: crispy crust with salmon, creme fraiche, and capers. It's delicious. Another of my favorites (lunch) is the bibb...More

Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Started off great, food good, outside eating very nice. Waitress a little slow and inattentive. Worst was them trying to pass off something on the menu that was listed, which they didn't have, as something else. Basically a lie. They didn't charge me when I...More

Thank Nvrlost
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The good: We ordered a Ceasar salad and Pizza. Both dishes were good. Friendly staff and good vibe. The bad: Very slow service. Beer had too much foam, so when it settled, I actually had 1/2 inch less beer than the glass full mark.

Thank Gilberto L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$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, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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