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Barbarella Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2171 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215 (La Jolla Shores Drive)
+1 858-454-7373
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09:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 09:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 09:30 - 23:00
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent location and great comfortable outdoor dining. Also delicious food and good wine list. We had the luncheon special which as fresh and yummy.

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Thank Rose M
Carlsbad, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank ltarmo5
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 whole grain loaf!

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Thank Chris K
San Francisco, California, United States
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 to return on my next visit to UCSD. Love the atmosphere!

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Thank Christine C
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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. The place was decked out with a ton of Halloween decorations both inside an out,... More 

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Thank Michael R
Middleton, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 made me go back for a 2nd night. We're from WI so we know good... More 

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Thank Lisa L
San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 spoil your fun by describing too much. Now for the real reason you should visit... More 

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Thank HotRod_88
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Deborah R
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 table, even though the place was packed. I would recommend this place to visitors in... More 

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Thank plucky017
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 22:00
Monday
09:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 22:00
Thursday
09:30 - 22:00
Friday
09:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?