Barcola Bistro
Barcola Bistro

Barcola Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barcolabistro.com/
  • Phone: 4383841112x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Wednesday - Friday: 7:30am - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 8:30am - 11pm
    Sunday: 8:30am- 4pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Fabrizio Caprioli
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Fresh seafood entrees, cold cuts and cheese, classic Italian specialties and much, much more. We can work with your specific requirements to offer you service that will fit your need.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St-Viateur
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Barcola Bistro
At Barcola Bistro you will experience authentic Italian cuisine inspired by the traditional recipes of Northern Italy and a menu that changes every day.

Chef Fabrizio Caprioli will bring you on a culinary journey to the heart of the old continent, where local tradition takes root in the rich Italian soil.
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Barcola Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (4)neighborhood gem (3)romantic (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Good, but need one more try
    EBdiningVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great little place. Friendly staff. Food was innovative and well pulled together. A little pricey for just a quick night out, but not too bad. Menu was very paired down, but the restaurant does say they change it frequently. Hence, I am tempted to go back and see what else they can do. Then I can make a final decision. Tables are small and very close together. Place was a little dark inside. I did not get a feeling of Italy or Europe, but would not hold that against the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 10 reviews are from the Barcola Bistro reviews archive.
  • Dorade royale
    Steca
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Nous étions 4 .Mon amie et moi avons choisi la dorade qui s'est avéré plutôt fade, ayant été simplement grillée, sans épices, sans sauce, avec seul accompagnement quelques feuilles d'épinards et une pomme de terre; ce n'était pas mauvais mais c'était decevAnt. Mon mari a adoré son spaghetti aux palourdes et ma fille a appréciée sa pizza. Les entrées et desserts étaient parfAits. J'y retournerais pour essayer le brunch.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • outstanding little gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    The chef and his wife are absolutely charming and devoted to the restaurant and the service of their clientele. My colleague and I could not get over the quality of the food -- the creativity, seasoning, just a 10 out of 10.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bon, mais pas excellent
    samontreal
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Quand il n'y a que trois entrées et trois plats sur une carte, le chef a le devoir que ces plats soient parfaits. Ce n'est pas le cas. L'entrée de brandade de morue et polenta était plate, il manquait du sel? de l'ail? du piment? pour la faire vivre et lui donner un coup de fouet. Le risotto aux asperges et huile de truffe manquait complètement.... d'huile de truffe!! Aucune trace dans le plat, qui était d'une lassitude extreme. Par contre, les desserts sont parfaits et généreux. Une erreur de service a fait que les trois convives n'ont pas mangé leur plat principal en meme temps. Dommage.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful neighbourhood bistro
    CrazyDiamondVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Once again I brought an out-of-town visitor -- and once again, my guest was delighted by the food, the service and the warmth of Barcola. It is simple and delightfully so. The food selection is limited -- made from available locally-sourced ingredients. After my third visit, I notice some consistent items which I like very much... I am going again with another visitor this week. Thank goodness I have a reason to return so soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    A birthday lunch for a friend turned out to be much better than expected. Small menu changes every day and highlights local fresh ingredients. Heavenly combinations e. G. Crepes stuffed with squash purée and sausage. Chocolate torte dessert was divine. Excellent wine list wth a reasonably priced white or red by the glass. Warm, welcoming lovely service. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lowered Expectations
    PCim
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    I found my experience to be somewhat underwhelming considering all the positive reviews. The meals were delicious but I found the portions to be small in comparison to the price. My girlfriend ordered a risotto that wasn't very visually appealing as it was quite soggy. In terms of service, I found it odd that our waiter was somewhat clueless as to what was on the menu. His description of the meals were lackluster not to mention his ignorance of the ingredients - it isn't normal for a waiter, working in an Italian Bistro, to mention that polenta is a some form of cheese. Even worse, he had no idea that tiramisu contained mascarpone and coffee. We all left a bit disappointed of our experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Review Barcola Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    The quality of the food and value was excellent. However, the choice is rather limited.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Down to earth, lovely dinner spot
    CrazyDiamondVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Barcola is simple, the way the best things in life are... I have been twice -- once with my family, and once with my dear friend visiting from Toronto. Both experiences were intimate, relaxed and graced by simply delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Barcola est un très chouette resto de quartier, on mange comme à la maison mais en mieux :) menu très succinct et simple, nous avons beaucoup aimé. Service discret et compétent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Très déçue par ce petit restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Très déçue par ce petit restaurant italien. La nourriture et la présentation étaient très moyennes. Le service était extrêmement lent. Le chef avait également décidé de ne pas faire de dessert ce soir là!? Seul côté positif, ce n'était pas cher.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate