Barcola Bistro

4.5
107 reviews
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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 fera voyager par le biais de la fourchette, jusqu'au coeur du vieux continent, dans cette Italie au terroir fertile et diversifié, base des riches traditions culinaires italiennes.

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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 to the heart of the old continent, where local tradition takes root in the rich Italian soil.
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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

excellente et rafraichissante comme cuisine italienne.

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SM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 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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V
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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S
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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!

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JH
Berlin
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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AD
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Very ordinary food for the new year. Not impressed. Too expensive for the quality of food.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service et menu!

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g
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy little bistro with a very comfortable vibe. The food was delicious, and we didn’t wait very long before it was served.

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ED
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance and the service was impeccable. I enjoyed the tasting menu. Will definitely come back!

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S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, one of our dishes was overseasoned with salt but the staff are very pleasant and accommodating. Nice place for a romantic dinner. Will come again!

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1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Un petit bistro charmant, des plats toujours simples, savoureux et réconfortants, un service chaleureux, que demander de plus?

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GV
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Très bon accueil et bons conseils des serveurs. Une légère déception sur le plat principal qui a probablement été raté (j'ai du mal à croire que la sauce aux artichauts puisse être aussi liquide et peu goûteuse); mais les autres étaient très bons

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OT
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tout est délicieux et le service est impeccable.

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nous avons fait la découverte d’un nouveau restaurant familial avec un excellent service . Les plats sont excellents et de bonne portion également. Nous avons été charmés par la petite Stella qui vient nous faire un petit coucou.on y retournera ces certain. Merci

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great food and amazing service!

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ET
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic! Great food . Owned by locals. Always a pleasure !

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LF
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I felt really pressured when I tried to order dessert. The cauliflower/shrimp soup did not work at all.

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S
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service lent ! (Nette impression qu’il manquait de staff au service et à la cuisine).
Air climatisé qui ne fournit pas à la tâche ! Tout le monde transpire et s’évente. Pas assez de menus (repas et carte des vins) pour tous les clients ! (Ordinaire comme situation).
Personne nous a demandé si ns voulions un apéro.
Entrées excellentes ! Plats principaux (pâtes) fades.
Beau décor ! Serveurs gentils.

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SN
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent restaurant, with a good variety of italian dishes, prepared with fresh ingredients for an affordable price. As everywhere in Montreal alcohol is not cheap but they have a good selection of wines. The staff is definitely dedicated, attentive and friendly, which add to the overall experience. I will definitely come back again.

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FG
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service. Will be back for sure!
Charming restaurant with a bit of a European flavour

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a
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toujours excellent, service impeccable et ambiance parfaite pour déguster! Mon resto préféré à Montréal!

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PI
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great stlye fresh food! creative and origin classic north and south Italy..
Freshly made cannoli and original with chocolate and pistachio!
I shall be returning without a doubt!
I am proud to see Chefs still working with passion ,love of this trade!
Thank you to Chef of Barcola restaurant and his entire team.
Chef Pina Baldassarre

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MR
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Barcola always great

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SC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a unique northern Italian cuisine and this tiny, cozy restaurant in the center of the Mile End area. The food was delicious and quite reasonable for a place of this quality.

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AI
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! I always enjoy the dining experience at Barcola. Even in Montreal with exceptional offer it’s a challenge to find a cuisine that can compete. Congratulations to chef!

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DL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

J’adore les menus découvertes axés sur une région particulière de l’italie.

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SC
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

I was disappointed in both food and service after reading reviews.

The ambiance was great though.
We were halfway through our appetizer
( best part of the meal) before we got our wine.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as always. Waitress was knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful with our wine selection. Recommend this quaint restaurant for a special tête a tête or just a regular evening out.

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OT
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply lovely. A sweet sophisticated space with utterly delicious food. The sword fish with grilled figs was sublime.

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JS
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DELICIOUS !!
I took the rapini and sausage pasta and it was simply amazing.
The menu changes daily...cant wait to taste something new next time

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BB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Malheureusement sur la terrasse, bruyant (camions et autos) et odeur de diesel au passage des camions; préférable à l'intérieur s'ils acceptent de baisser la musique car plus calme et plus frais!

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JA
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my best restaurant in Montreal.... always creative and delicious!

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AP
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to return
Asparagus, Parmesan Fondu, Pancetta first course was especially delicious

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c
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Ordered barley risotto and I must say it was perfect, however the arugula salad we ordered was also excellent but we noticed that at other tables there was a huge difference in the amount of cheese , we hardly had any but other tables had a generous amount

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B
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Evening!

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O
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Les entrées étaient très bonnes, le dessert au chocolat divin. Superbe ambiance, musique excellente et grande qualité dans la service, rien à redire. Par contre nos plats principaux étaient franchement décevants, le mien goûtait le sel et rien d'autre et les autres plats étaient piquant mais sans goût. Vraiment très très loin des critiques que j'avais lu....et j'étais étonnée et déçue, d'autant plus que la facture pour 4 personnes incluant 2 bière et 2 verres de vin sans plus, dépassait le 200$, pour le rapport qualité/prix c'est raté. Je voulais sincèrement adopter ce restaurant, mais je ne peux pas et ça ne m'amuse pas du tout de faire une telle critique.

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c
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

was very impressed to receive the dish which I suggested and the dish which was gnocci, it was one of the best I have ever had, hope to try more dishes from the region of friuli venezia giulia

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SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is not my first visit at Barcola Bistro . The food is always good , fresh ingredients , varied menu . The atmosphere is casual and the service is excellent !
What more can you ask for ?

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RL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific dining experience. Fixe Prix with selections from the chef on Thursdays. Paired wine. Everything was thoroughly divine.

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GE
Montreal
20 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Having read the other reviews, we thought that we may have found a good go to Italian restaurant near our home. The menu is very limited, with hardly any dishes that you would expect to see on an Italian menu. However, the dishes we ordered were tasty and expertly prepared. The service was excellent.
We recommend going here, but check the menu beforehand to be sure that there are items on the menu that you will enjoy.

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