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About Barbianca Local Kitchen

Mix a spoonful of northern Italian fare with a dash of Napa Valley sensibilities and you get Barbianca Local Kitchen – an all-new eatery located inside Hotel MdR. Live the So Cal lifestyle firsthand with our open floor plan that features indoor and outdoor dining resulting in an ever-changing restaurant experience. Of course, the real reason to visit Barbianca is the food, which is quite simply, “delizioso!”

13480 Maxella Ave
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Californian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:

Breakfast: Daily: 6:00am - 11:00am.
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Happy Hour daily 4:00pm-6pm.

Cross Street:
Lincoln

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 577-6039

Website:
http://www.hotelmdr.com/barbianca-marina-del-rey-restaurants.php

Parking Details:
Complimentary for the first 3 hours

Public Transit:
Hotel MdR is located across from the Marina Marketplace, where there is plenty of public transportation options available.

Executive Chef:
Theo Ioannou

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining with Indoor or Outdoor options available!

Private Party Contact:
Louis E Martin: (844) 478-2458

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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VENUES & SERVICES
•Onsite catering services
•Pool and cabanas (up to 200 guests reception style)
•Barbianca Local Kitchen (up to 300 guests in cocktail setting with indoor restaurant and covered patio)
•Barbianca Local Kitchen (up to 100 guests seated)
•Corporate events
•Entertainment industry soirees
•Birthdays and anniversaries
•Receptions

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Details
Sun 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Mon - Tue 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:15PM

Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM

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Barbianca Local Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

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100% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (4)
Bar Seating (3)
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Neighborhood Gem (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food at Happy Hour bargain prices. We arrived at 5:00;PM so we avoided the peak dinner crowd. Great service and good drinks. One side of the dinning room is open to a view of the pool. It reminds us some of favorite places in Honolulu.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

good food, decent service, comfortable and relaxing. When we got there, there was no one to acknowledge our reservation which was a little disconcerting , but OpenTable apparently took care of that. The restaurant space is open and inviting.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Hidden gem! Barbianca is located in Hotel MdR. It's very convenient for business meals, meetings and casual dining. Food is good, gluten free options more than some - including pizza! Fun in the summer to watch the people in the pool and wonder what I did wrong that I'm still working!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The food & service was good however the kitchen needs to work on its timing. We were still eating our appetizers when the main course was served. Not good.

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 (Raum Düsseldorf)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I've been to Barbianca before and found the quality of the food better back then (2 years ago). It is still a nice location and offers space for large groups. The waiters were really nice and were even sweet enough to split our bill into separate checks. If you are looking for a communal experience with not too fancy food, this is your choice!

Tags: Disabled Access, Afternoon Tea, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Our server, Tammy, is great. The food is quite good. I sometimes wish there were more choices, but I always enjoy this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The view is amazing!! I am on a special diet . I can not eat gluten and dairy and they were very kind to adapt to my request. They have a fresh salad bar and my dish was delicious!!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The salmon dish was very good. The beet salad was also very delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The restaurant is beautiful, the food was ok however the service was very slow. The server had to tend to the pool and the restaurant patrons which really slowed down the service. All the food came at once, that included appetizers and main course.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Barbianca Local Kitchen is consistently good. Very pleasant dining experience where you can hear each other talk. Our server, Tammy, was great. So friendly, efficient and she even remembered that this particular group of friends dined there about a year ago.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Jefferson was an outstanding waiter and the grilled octopus was probably one of the best dishes I've ever had!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We've been there several times. We enjoy the friendly service and the good food. We've started ordering the Farmer's Soup at every meal. It is just the way we like our soup.

I had the Lamb Shank and found it to be very good. It was more than I could eat so I enjoyed it again the following day at home. I recommend Barbianca.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This is a real gem. Low-key, not pretentious - the menu will have something for everyone. The Salmon was delicious as was the Osso Bucco. No complaints! Sit outside on the patio.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2017

I wanted to have drinks and small bites for my 30th birthday with around 15 guest myself included. I immediately thought of the Barbianca Local Kitchen. I've been to the Barbianca Local Kitchen for drinks with my co-worker in the past so I've grown accustom to the great customer service I received from the bartender Tammy. Well this visit the complete opposite, from the time I checked in for my reservation Joe G. had the worst attitude from someone I've ever encountered working in customer service. While giving the hostess my name to look up my reservation Joe interrupted her to say "We called you to confirm 4 times and no one picked up the phone". When I asked the hostess to read back the number that was called, they had my telephone number off by a digit, and not once did Joe say I'm sorry for the mistake on our behalf. After that Joe continued to keep his attitude when he tells me that he can't seat us until 50% of the party was present. For as long as I've been living in West Los Angeles and surrounding areas there has always been traffic, especially on a Saturday evening when people are trying to enjoy their weekends off. To not stand in the middle of the restaurant I just told him to seat my party of 8 at the time and later when my other guest arrived we had to be inconvenienced while the staff moved more tables back over to our original section to make room for the guest that finally arrived. The drinks were great throughout the night thanks to Tammy, as was the food. But the service we received from our waiter Jefferson started off good but during the visit he slowly disappeared causing us to get up and get the pitcher from the side of the bar and refill our own water. We didn't know if Jefferson had gone on his break or home for the evening, we had to ask another member of the wait staff to get him out the back to get our check. This was probably the last time I come to Barbianca Local Kitchen, this was not a good experience.

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 (Portland)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The hot sauce
The hot sauce
The hot sauce

The Fennel Sausage Pepperoni pizza has a hidden flavor that is amazing. It's unique. Arugula and Quinoa salad had just enough pizazz in the dressing to want more. Whoever the chef is, he or she, they did a fabulous job. The shrimp and seafood angel hair was sooo wonderful.

We went online to order J's hot sauce and love it. It's truly the best hot sauce I have ever tasted.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Surprisingly good restaurant for a hotel. Unacceptably high corkage fee for a non-destination restaurant. Can get a little noisy if a lot is going on at the bar.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 5, 2017

We like to eat early and arrived at 5:00 PM. About 25% of the seats were being occupied, so the service was quite attentive. We like to mix happy hour food and drinks with the regular menu so there are attractive savings and excellent Italian dishes. Food and Drinks were very good. Barbianca is a place we will be going back to often.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 28, 2017

This is a great restaurant. Casual, very good food. Loved the rigatoni.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Enjoyed dinner but could have had much better service.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Very good food and Drink. We were early, 5:00 PM, so we had our choice of table and very attentive service. Happy hour prices are attractive if you like to eat early.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2016

The restaurant was surprisingly empty when we arrived. The waiter was friendly but the food did take a while to be served. The food was delicious. I got the swordfish which was really tasty but was not quite filling. My date got the Christmas Special which consisted of a salad, a New York steak and a berry dessert. Once we were finished eating our waiter informed us 12% was taken from our bill due to the acknowledged wait on our food. Overall, great experience. I proposed earlier that day to my fiancé and the restaurant did acceptingly well for the occasion.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2016

The food was surprisingly good. I came in expecting just average food but everything I had was tasty. I especially liked the polenta cake.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Shocked that I was at a hotel restaurant, the food was delicious -- and we just spent the summer in Italy!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2016

The food was very good, even excellent, but the dining room decor wasn't very welcoming, the service spotty, and the experience overall left something to be desired. The wine by-the-bottle list was too expensive. The outside signage for the restaurant and restaurant parking was almost nonexistent. It seems that they are catering to hotel guests and not the walk-in crowd. Too bad, the kitchen is special, but the rest of the restaurant needs some work.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2016

If the food wasn't absolutely fantastic, I would've given this place half a star. Friendly hostess, that was about it. For a slow night, the service was terrible. Who seemed to be the "manager", walked around to every table except ours. In a "race-sensitive" America, he and his waitstaff should practice a bit of equal hospitality....

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2016

We love this best kept secret and were completely delighted and surprised to see our friend and favorite server, Jefferson, back in town after 6 month, and working again. He had done a cross country tour playing harmonica. We love this cozy yet elegant space and the folks that work there are the very best... Great food too, by the way.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2016

Our spontaneous Halloween dining experience was much better than expected. We wanted to stay local & close to home, but insisted on trying something different in MDR area. Normally, we wouldn't go out for a local dinner at a hotel in our own hood. But the more reviews we browsed, the more curious we were about several reviewers claiming its a "local hidden gem." And indeed it was/is! Our apps & entrees was beyond our expectations, as we chose to sit outside on the patio. We started with a generous portion of the mixed calamari which was very good. It's coated in corn meal, it was light & not oily, and the marinara dipping sauce was very good too. We also enjoyed a very tasty artichoke flatbread pizza, and all the ingredients & toppings were pared-well and balanced. For our entree' we did another thing we hardly ever do - we both ordered Salmon...and very glad we did because it was one of the best filets of salmon I've had in a long time. The portion is/was HUGE (8oz according to menu) and the top layer was perfectly chard & crispy, while the rest was moist & juicy throughout (not easy to do with Salmon without overcooking) The sauce on top was amazing and the side dishes accompanied the fish vert well. The only disappointment of the evening was our dessert. We ordered the Caramelized Pear Tart. But the top layer was not Caramelized at all, the pear portion was tiny, and the remainder of the tart was dominated by way too much crust. Maybe it was an off night for the pastry chef (on a Monday night) because the description on the dessert menu was not what we thought we received. Nonetheless, we had an excellent dinner which made up for the mediocre dessert, our waiter was very good & attentive, and as we were leaving my GF & I had a very nice conversation with the manager & assistant manager. Looking forward to returning and perhaps trying their Sunday Brunch.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 2016

I really didn't have high expectations about this place. It looks like a typical hotel diner---but the FOOD!! The preparation and attention to detail are on the level of a fine dining establishment! The short rib bolognese what phenomenal and my steak was cooked to perfection!! I highly recommend this place!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 20, 2016

A hidden gem ... especially for MDR - PLAYA - WESTCHESTER LOCALS (ask about discount). Relaxing, great ambiance, easy to visit plus the manager and staff are very pleasant and make the effort to appreciate your business.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2016

We've dined here twice. The food and service are excellent. The only reason we found this restaurant is Open Table. We don't usually go to hotel restaurants. You have to try this place - not your typical hotel restaurant!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Good breakfast buffet and pretty outside seating. Your typical hotel breakfast.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2016

We ordered several small plates. Each was outstanding. Of particular note was the polenta. The service was attentive without being intrusive. I wonderful gem tucked into the MDR. We will return.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 1, 2016

We had breakfast included w our room at MdR. It was the buffet only- asked if we could get credit for the buffet and order from menu and were told no. Service was non existent and food was typical buffet- not bad but nothing special- selection was good

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 31, 2016

Great menu - lots of options

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 21, 2016

Very nice hotel restaurant, but a little overpriced. Delicious salmon and chicken entrees. Good service although they didn't offer us bread. We would definitely go there again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Place was pretty empty but service was awful. It's almost like they were intentionally ignoring us.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Ambiance was great and so was the service. We were served promptly and with a smile. Any questions we had was answered. We will definitely come here again.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Went with the fam (total party size was 7) for Mother's Day brunch and everyone had the most wonderful time. It was served buffet style (since it was a holiday) and the food was wonderful. The Chef was constantly out checking on it himself and they were incredibly conscientious about setting timers to rotate out the food so nothing sat out too long. We were lucky enough to get and outdoor table and we couldn't have imagined a more tranquil setting. Plenty of shade, a view of the exotic pool area and cabanas and a nice tall overhang to the patio area that made the space feel really open. Literally don't have a single complaint - would go back in a second, especially with a group.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Lamb oso was awesome.

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