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Barbarella, CALGARY, AB

Barbarella

4.5
4.5
516 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Inspired by the chic mid-century yacht culture of Southern Italy and the fresh flavours of the Pacific Northwest, we bring sun-drenched coastal flavours to Calgary.

Our dishes reimagine quintessentially Mediterranean fare with locally sourced West Coast ingredients. From zesty aperitifs, fresh crisp sides, bright mains and unashamedly indulgent desserts, each item on our menu will refresh your senses and transport you to a sunny boat deck on the Amalfi Coast.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 101 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–1:00 am Sat 2:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 2:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 888-1658

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (403) 888-1658

What 516 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

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  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

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  1. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time and it was amazing! We can’t wait to come back.
  2. hajmas

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food5service5ambience1
    We had a great experience with the food and waiter, but we eventually had to pack up and leave because it was way too loud, we were a group of 6 and couldn’t hear one another even sitting next to each other. I won’t go back for this reason. There’s no dancing, I don’t see why the music has to be so loud.
  3. LaurenP

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Being at Barbarella felt like you’d transported to a hip watering hole in New York in the 70s. The open air concept was amazing and the ambience was spectacular. Having the seating open onto the patio brought in a refreshing breeze and helped the aroma of delicious food swirl around the room.
  4. RichardR

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Service and atmosphere was great! The pastas are very good, but some of the appetizers and salads are just good… but not great. Example / the prosciutto was literally just a small plate of meat.. no crackers or melon like what you’d expect from an Italian restaurant. The food was not as good as I expected.
  5. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    The pastas were amazing as well as the albacore tuna but the steak tartar wasn’t what we were expecting.
  6. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Service was a little slow and the wine prices for 8oz are too high especially for lunch. $30 for a decent 8oz is high. $60 for two glasses is insane
  7. Jpkk

    Calgary

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    8/10 overall. Food service and ambience all great. Good for lunchtime or dinner work meetings
  8. Sinclair

    Calgary

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Gin martini was perfectly done. Food was perfectly seasoned and just the right portion. Service was quick and lots of staff walking around to help with all the little extra requests.
  9. KeahR

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service; staff were very friendly and attentive and helpful with menu choices. He knew it was our first time and also made sure to inform us of happy hour specials and times for the future. The food was incredible; we each had a pasta dish and the portion sizes were great and it was delicious.
  10. Freakshow

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing. Great share plates and mains. Have the roasted broccoli! Incredible!
  11. SadiqL

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Very slow service in the bar area. Over 25 minute wait time to get a drink after ordering.
  12. NataliaK

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very nice place. A bit busy and there was a line to get seated. Food was great and I will certainly recommend this place to my friends.
  13. WarrenB

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service. Street patio was nice, can be a little warm at lunch in a suit.
  14. Emily

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great cocktails, great food. Loved the roasted broccoli, calamari and pistachio ravioli . Was great for a ladies night dinner.
  15. AshM

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Waiters are good but pretty new , still trying to figure out their way .
  16. PattiD

    Calgary

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was very busy on the Saturday night we were, so it was pretty loud. Server was friendly, but he was also very busy. Food was good, but not the best we've ever had. Calamari was very nicely cooked, tender and not at all chewy. Tuna crudo was better than the scallop crudo. Pastas and pizza were tasty, steak was a miss for us. It wasn't well seasoned and it was much tougher than we were expecting. Cocktails were interesting and creative. Overall, it was decent, but we felt rushed the whole time. We ordered lots of small plates and larger plates to share, and we were being moved on to dessert within 45 minutes.
  17. chadwik

    Calgary

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Place was hoppin. Very loud but good vibe. The service wasn’t great. Our server wasn’t very knowledgeable. The drinks on the menu apparently are pre-made and they were having an issue “pouring” mine. They had a 1L house wine from Italy but no one could answer any further details because they “make it in house”. Yet when we asked for a tasting of it before ordering we were denied saying they only did tasting for wines sold by the glass. So we just ordered a wine from the menu we were familiar with. Luckily, the food we had was very good.
  18. CharlaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best steak tartare I’ve ever had!! The service was incredible, we never had to pour our own water or wine once!
  19. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Great food but the service was not to our expectations. Had requested a booth/widow table a month in advance in our reservation and was seated in a spot in the back corner where we were crammed next to another couple. The music and noise was extremely loud which we could not even have a conversation. Although the food is great, it was not an enjoyable dining experience.
  20. LauraJ

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was amazing and the drinks spectacular too. We will definitely be back for happy hour!
  21. Akkk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Tiramisu is not thar great. Not the original one. It's their own version a biscuit and some cream. Didnt like it
  22. RayH

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    The acoustics toward the back of the restaurant accentuate the noise level making normal conversation impossible. If you want to dine out and avoid any conversation with your party members then this is the place for you.
  23. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The sausage pizza was amazing!! Definitely a recommendation for anyone going. It was a little on the louder end but that could just be because of the time we went. Definitely a must try though!
  24. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    It took an hour to get a martini because they were out of the Vodka, but no communication from the server after asking what was the delay, the noise level was not for a group setting, food was good, will not be back!
  25. RichardS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food and ambience were great, however, the service was slow and inattentive. It made us feel as though our table was just another number. I’ve had better experiences at cactus club or earls.
  26. RobiK

    Calgary

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe and awesome food!
  27. FoodGuy

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Delicious Elderflower Gin drink and wonderful crispy artichokes. Mains (pasta) were good but less memorable. Server was pretty short spoken and even absent until it got closer to the cheque being brought.
  28. Nickname

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    busy and energetic, post-workday vibe. All the food (steak tartare, burrata and pastas) was fantastic. Service first-rate.
  29. RebeccaP

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Overall the visit was great! However, we went for a team member’s 40th birthday and they didn’t even comp the dessert.
  30. lisab

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Honestly great evening until receiving our bill at the end of the night charged for a wine taster when our bill was over $500 for 4 people. Just saying ….
  31. LotsDineOutExperience

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Bad Service: the waitress Linda had bad attitudes - such as making faces, make mistakes. Messy ponytails. In fact, all waitresses have messy hair. Is that the restaurant style? Bad food: Fusion everything. Extremely salty on Pizza, wrong ingredients combined. every ingredients are salty ingredients, and then salt are probably added. Streak tartare is extremely salty and spicy. This is how to make streak tartare, is this fusion too? Can't taste the beef, just spicy and salty. If don't know how to make streak tartare, please don't offer it. Price: Expensive for the quality of food. Drinks are very expensive, and poor wine selection. Bad Italian wines for a "Italian" restaurant. Expensive for the service quality. They just don't get what service means. We are there just for food. This restaurant doesn't understand what a good restaurant outing experience SHOULD BE. Plus, phone number doesn't work. Who do they think they are?
  32. Adebisi

    Calgary

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Three at our table including one minor. Server was super attentive. We asked to ensure that our next cocktail order was taken when our current cocktail was half empty and was impressed that our server was compliant in this request. Cocktails amazing. Food was excellent. Used plates and cutlery were replaced with fresh ones appropriately. Overall, an amazing experience. Well done!
  33. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Beautiful decor & food was ok. Server was in a rush and kept pestering us to place our order when the restaurant wasn’t even busy (Wednesday night). We all ordered pasta but weren’t offered Parmesan cheese when it arrived. When we asked for it, we received a tiny container for the group of us & it looked like the powdered fake stuff. When the bill arrived, we noticed that we were charged for it! Shocked an Italian restaurant wouldn’t offer freshly grated Parmesan for free.
  34. BHutchinson2

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were terrific. The music was too loud for lunch conversation.
  35. Todd

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great dining experiance. Love the interior decor and overall vib. Service and food was very good.
  36. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cool place and not overly expensive! The atmosphere was neat
  37. TerryC

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Noisy by the kitchen and bar. Other wise very good good and service
  38. Wade

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Was disappointed with the music selection. For such a beautiful space with an elevated menu, we heard the same music they play at Walmart. Would appreciate a better selection.
  39. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food is very good!! Love the spaghetti limone. Will definitely be back!
  40. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    This is the second time I’ve been to Barberella. Each time the drinks took forever to come, tonight the food came before our drinks. The food is not overwhelming but the atmosphere and vibe is awesome.

FAQs

Barbarella is rated 4.5 stars by 516 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 101 times today
Google Map for Barbarella

#110, 700 - 2 STREET SW, CALGARY, AB T2P 2W2

Additional information

  • Cross street

    8th Avenue and 2nd Street

  • Neighborhood

    Calgary

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–1:00 am Sat 2:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 2:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 888-1658

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (403) 888-1658

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