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Barcola Bistro, Montréal, QC

Barcola Bistro

4.5
4.5
138 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Italian
Au Barcola Bistro, vous ferez l'expérience d'une cuisine italienne authentique inspirée de recettes traditionnelles du Nord-Est de l'Italie.

Le chef Fabrizio Caprioli vous prépare un menu fixe à trois services, renouvelé toutes les semaines, pour vous faire découvrir le riche terroir italien

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At Barcola Bistro you will experience authentic Italian cuisine inspired by the traditional recipes of Northern Italy and a fresh daily menu.

Chef Fabrizio Caprioli will bring you on a culinary journey with a three part fix menu that changes weekly and showcases the richness of Italian culinary traditions.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Wine Bar, Bistro
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (438) 384-1112
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Fabrizio Caprioli
  • 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.
  • Private party contact
    Danielle Robichaud: (514) 559-3457
  • Neighborhood
    Mile End
  • Cross street
    St-Viateur
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 138 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 all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

138 Reviews
  1. Sofia

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience, food and service. Appreciate your hospitality!

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  2. RayG

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The three course presentation and flavours were excellent. The service was very personal and attentive. I don't hesitate in recommending Barcola.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner. I loved the cozy ambience with brick walls. There was one waitress tending to everyone, but there are only six tables! The food was absolutely delicious and the cocktails were too. The jazz selections were awesome. Highly recommend!

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  4. AdrienneJ

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a fabulous time here. The food is beautifully prepared, innovative and deeply satisfying. It's a warm, intimate space, with great music and an ambiance that is totally unique.

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  5. LuisR

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambiance. Great experience from a family owned and operated small restaurant. The ambiance is great. Vinyl records around that you can buy. Great vinyl records playing in the background. Very good food. I liked the simple meat or fish three course meal option.

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  6. BedrosB

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had dinner prepared for us by an artist! Such a wonderful experience with amazing food and a wonderful ambiance, truly one of Montreal’s gems!

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  7. TomY

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Barcola is a fantastic dining experience. A new fave for us that I think we will return to numerous times.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Superbe endroit parfait pour un repas du vendredi ou du samedi. L’ambiance est parfaite pour une soirée discussion. Les plats étaient tous excellent.

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  9. BiancaL

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Intimiste petit bistro, concept table d'hôte avec 2 choix de plats principal possible et dessert non inclus. Service tres attentionne. Ambiance laid-back et relax, décor original, parfait pour une soiree entre amis.

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  10. Marjo

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Une très belle découverte. De l’entrée au plat principale nous avons été ravis. Et le gâteau au chocolat sans farine un pur délice.

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  11. elie

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Un petit resto italien vraiment sympathique , les proprios sont supers , la bouffe goûte vraiment l’Italie dans sa simplicité. Ambiance chaleureuse et la musique est top ! On y retourne :)

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  12. eandre68

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the ambiance and the exceptional service. The problem we had was the food was not hot, warm at best. I know it is not easy to keep plates hot but there was a deception there. I also had a comment on my reservation that stated it was my wife's birthday and there was no attention given to it. My thinking is it might have been a bad night but for me I will unfortunately not go back.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It would be better if they have two choices on the menu .

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  14. SMarin

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La perle du quartier. Une cuisine savoureuse et un service sympathique, sans se ruiner.

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  15. YvesM

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    simple cosy restaurant, the food is good, the service was nice

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  16. MarjorieJ

    Montreal

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were amazing but the food was ok. It was not warm enough and were disappointing in general. It could have been more tasteful. My girlfriends and I have dinner in different restaurants around town every week. We kind of are experienced « fooders ». However the staff were impeccable. An other surprise was that they charged me over 8$ for a desert when I thought that it would be free as I had asked for a birthday cake as it was my birthday YAKES! Sorry guys 😒

    1 person found this helpful

  17. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nos plats étaient chouette mais sans plus. La serveuse était vraiment amatrice, a commis plusieurs fautes. On n’a pas pu savoir le prix de nos verres de vin à l’avance (serveuse ne savait pas), juste découvert le prix sur la facture. Étonnant pour un restaurant ouvert depuis des années... beaucoup d’improvisation.

    1 person found this helpful

  18. Overdraft

    Toronto

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an outstanding experience. My wife and I were in Montreal while our daughter had an appointment nearby the restaurant. We did a search on ‘Open Table’ and chose Barcola as it was less than a KM away and other comments I read were positive. It was a Sunday before noon and the restaurant wasn’t too busy as yet and when we arrived we were warmly greeted by our young waiter who proved to be friendly - knowledgeable of wine and the menus - and very attentive without being annoying. The ambiance of Barcola is really warm and casual and the music selections (made by the chef we were told ) were great. I had a home made pea soup with huge croutons in it to start with an excellent salami/ cheese/ egg on a lovely bread and my wife had a lamb roast she said was excellent. We let the waiter choose our wine and he did an admirable job. I had a cappuccino and an expresso/ sweet thing for desert that I cannot remember the name of - but the was worth the trip to Montreal just for that! The bill came which was very reasonable and we were on our way with a lovely memory from the holidays. Simply stated, we would encourage you to visit Barcola.
    Barcola BistroResponded on January 1, 2020
    Thank you for the warm review! I've forwarded your kind words to the waiter in question which will, no doubt, be very happy to read it.

    2 people found this helpful

  19. Christiansen

    Montreal

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food took a long time to arrive but very good food

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellente rapport qualité prix. Des plats succulents à des prix très correctes. Nous y retournerons!

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  21. MichaelE

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great meal with friendly staff, super wine, fully recomend

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  22. Tabatha

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. You can feel the chef’s passion. Love the opportunity to pair wine with food without costing a fortune.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome as always!

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  24. VermontFoodie1948

    New York City

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined on a Thursday, when the restaurant does a pre fix tasting menu. It was marvelous! Would definitely make a point of dining here again!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Soirée thématique

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our 5th visit.Everything we have had every time we visited was excellent!!! The kitchen holds a quality consistency.We highly recommended it.

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  27. AnthonyN

    Montreal

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent quality ingredients and service. Low on the portions. Recommended for the quality of the food, originality of the plates and the nice vibe.

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  28. Nathalie

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Un bistro de quartier sympathique avec des aliments frais à l'image de l'Italie, un service attentionné et un menu de saison.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. Tatwo

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent ...pour une première visite...il y aura assurément une deuxième visite !

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately we were disappointed. Although we had a reservation for three, We were seated at the back at a table for two with an extra chair added at the end of a long lead Corredor leading to the kitchen. We had to ask them to turn the music down which they did. We ordered bruschetta to share but they did not tell us that it was really a dish for one person and we were left to carve it ourselves. We had a very long wait to be served our main course and one dish arrived three or four minutes before the other two of us were served. Two of us had a gnocchi with shrimp but we’re disappointed to find that the shrimp were cold, baby shrimp of the frozen variety. We Live in the neighbourhood and we’re happy to see a local restaurant recommended as one of the top Italian restaurants of the city. With only four items on the entree menu, The choices were limited and nothing we ate justified positive reviews. Overall very disappointing and we shall not return. There a better restaurants out there.
    Barcola BistroResponded on August 4, 2019
    I would like to make a couple of things clear : 1. Entrees in a restaurants are usually for one person, unless it's written otherwise. 2. Most shrimp you eat in restaurants are frozen. Since you came to visit us during the local (Gaspesie and NB) shrimping season, you had FRESH shrimp on your plate. Before making assumptions about the quality of what you eat, ask a waiter, ask the chef, send a bloody email to the restaurant instead of leaving an uninformed review.

    2 people found this helpful

  31. Sofie

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Un petit restaurant de quartier toujours aussi agréable. Des plats appétissants mettant en valeur des ingrédients de qualité et une ambiance très chaleureuse. Nous y allons régulièrement et allons y retourner sans faute.

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  32. PaulS

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent repas, excellent service, décor chaleureux, musique jazz pas trop forte, donc parfaite pour la conversation. Compliments au chef et la personne qui nous a servi. Paul

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  33. Marcel

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cuisine italienne qui sort de l’ordinaire Original et superbe présentation Réconfortante et variée Toujours un plat de poisson frais au menu. Délicieux, on y retourne régulièrement

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  34. CP11

    Greater Boston

    91 reviews

    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the casual, slightly retro atmosphere. The food was good, especially the creamed cauliflower and fennel gratin appetizers. I would go back again.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    excellente et rafraichissante comme cuisine italienne.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. SMarin

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Le service est très attentif et chaleureux. J’adore leur menus dégustation pour découvrir une région de l’Italie à chaque fois.

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  37. Vicki

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this place! The food is incredibly delicious! It is not your average Italian restaurant. Original dishes, pleasant atmosphere, and friendly service. There’s a reason why I keep going back. I’ve never been disappointed.

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  38. carmenS

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Je le recommanderai à tous ceux qui aiment la bonne cuisine, l'ambiance chaleureuse, et un niveau de bruit (sons relatifs au service, musique) parfait. Bref, on est bien chez-vous!

    1 person found this helpful

  39. JuliaH

    Berlin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent . Fixed menu for New Years and we all loved each course. Charming place with memorable food. Service warm and attentive.

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  40. ADA857

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very ordinary food for the new year. Not impressed. Too expensive for the quality of food.

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FAQs

Barcola Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 138 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Barcola Bistro

5607, Parc Ave, Montréal, QC H2V 4H2

Additional information

  • Cross street
    St-Viateur
  • Neighborhood
    Mile End
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Wine Bar, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Fabrizio Caprioli
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (438) 384-1112
  • 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.
  • Private party contact
    Danielle Robichaud: (514) 559-3457
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