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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%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (40 reviews)
“chop salad” (4 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 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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11 - 20 of 217 reviews

Reviewed 1 August 2017

After finally finding parking and checking out the La Jolla Shores sunset, walked up from the beach and decided to dine here for a light dinner. We opted to sit outside and had a relaxing dinner except for the barking dog other diners left in...More

1  Thank jmbc04
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Our favorite restaurant for family dinners - actually, for all dinners. Warm and welcoming atmosphere, consistently delicious food, and wonderful service.

Thank Georgiarab
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We walked to La Jolla Shores Beach from the Cove and were really hungry! Amid all the fast food, tacos and burgers we came across Barbarella and their menu looked good. Besides that, we wanted to sit down and be waited on. We wanted lunch...More

Thank spidersuz
Reviewed 10 July 2017

As a good breakfast place across the street has been transformed into a loud and unpleasant bar-type establishment, we opted to try our luck at Barbarella and we were not disappointed. Very friendly service, no problems with substitutions, lots of water refills, and good food...More

Thank tmpix
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Very reasonable, great location, fun, casual place. Two huge patios have great comfortable seating! Daily specials !!!! Best pizza in town. Did I mention how great the staff is?? I was cold and the owner gave me a blanket to use!!! Sweeet.

Thank fatoohialex
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We were lucky to get a table, the Shores was bustling last night for the 4th of July weekend! Call ahead to be sure you can get a table. There are four areas to sit: outside on the sidewalk: great tables with wicker chair/booth type...More

Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This is my family's favorite spot in La Jolla shores, they have it all, great atmosphere, great staff, great food, I've been here for breakfast, lunch and dinner, several times.Service is extremely friendly and professional.The owner is very nice and funny she loves kids too....More

Thank Allan R
Reviewed 1 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 30 June 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 30 June 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
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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
Groups, 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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