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About Barcola Bistro

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.

5607, Parc Ave
Montréal, QC H2V 4H2
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Mercredi au vendredi : 12h à 14h et 18h à 22h
Samedi : 17h30 à 22h
Dimanche : 11h à 15h

Wednesday to Friday: 12pm - 2pm & 6pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 6pm - 10pm
Sunday: 11am- 3pm

Cross Street:
St-Viateur

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(438) 384-1112

Website:
http://www.barcolabistro.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Fabrizio Caprioli

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Cette année encore, nous vous invitons à venir célébrer l'arrivée du nouvel an au Bistro Barcola! Les chefs Fabrizio et Bruno vous préparent un menu à la mesure de l'événement!

Menu à 44$/personne. Réservez votre table sans tarder!

Barcola Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food - small but interesting menu. Beautiful food and great presentation. The service was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellente nourriture, portions peut-être un peu petites dans la formule Apéritivo offerte le jeudi. Service attentionné. Allez-y!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Bon repas, service très bien, belle ambiance, peu de choix au menu

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great meal as usual and even if no meat was on the menu that night, all dishes were excellent and appetizing. Service was perfect and you really feel welcomed. We left the wine selection to the care of our server and it was an excellent Langhe that was at the right temperature. This was our third visit but not our last for sure!

Tags: Organic, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food was phenomenal, and service was even better -- the staff popped in at the right moments and it was never too much, never too little. Our only complaint was the family with the loud children seated across from us, but...what can you do? Overall, absolutely phenomenal, keep it up.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2017

I wish I could tell you

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Les entrées nous ont ravies, mais il y a eu un petit bémol avec le mets principal. Nous avions choisi le Saltimbocca dans lequel il n'y avait pas de sauge...sûrement un oubli, mais qui retire tout intérêt à ce plat.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 29, 2017

J'ai beaucoup apprécié la cuisine et le service mon seul bémol est l'inconfort des sièges.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Love this bistro. Not easy to get a table at the last minute, so when I do, I feel very lucky. My friends whom I invited there for the first time really enjoyed the food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Highly recommend this Italian restaurant. Genuine Italian food with a daily menu that changes everyday

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Excellent food and great wine selection. An even greater ambiance and music selection.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Healthy
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Le service semble s'être enfin amélioré! Ça faisait plus d'un an car les dernières fois ont été très difficiles, mais c'est si bon.

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I went to Barcola on the recommendations of several open table reviewers. It was really nice, food was fresh and tasty and service was good! This is a local foodie gem, the menu changes daily so won't make big recommendations, however try to get one of the tall tables as you feel like you are alone rather than packed in at the tables. Also on the table turnover they seem to get bogged down at the cash so avoid the 7.30 timetable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Si je pouvais donner 6 étoiles à ce Resto.... je le donnerais! Une belle découverte! Nous y reviendrons régulièrement même si nous habitons Laval!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Great place, awesome food and wine, in place very tight though. The chocolate cake is a must, please keep it on the menu!

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on December 3, 2016

We had a salad. It was fantastic and different from regular salads. The beef was very good. We had a fish entree. Very good and the fish with gnocchi was excellent. Dessert was very good also. All in all a very pleasant experience. Thanks

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Merveilleux restaurant de quartier. La cuisine est remarquable et le rapport qualité/prix aussi. L'ambiance visuelle est très chaleureuse, le décore feutré et soignée mais prétention. Le seul petit bémol est l'ambiance sonore qui est parfois un peu forte, mais le choix de musique jazzy vient compenser.
Valéry

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Resto très chaleureux. La cuisine et le service remarquable

Tags: Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Great italian bistro. Friendly and affordable!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Wonderful authentic Italian cuisine. The menu is original yet familiar at the same time.
down to earth ambiance with great service and upscale wine choices.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 28, 2015

The restaurant is very cozy and considerably more quiet than most, but the banquette seats (if you're unfortunate enough to sit in one instead of a chair) are most uncomfortable (you're sitting on a hard wooden bench with no pillow, and wood molding on the wall at the back of the banquette pushes you forward), and the menu is extremely limited. I fail to understand how an Italian restaurant can offer only 3 choices of main course, and 2 of them are pasta. Most infuriating is that when I asked for some parmesan or other cheese to sprinkle over my pasta, I was told the restaurant had none, even though one of my dining companions chose a pasta that in fact had parmesan cheese on top of it. Was the restaurant running short? Do they actually mete out the cheese so that they only have enough for that one dish? It's really too bad that I was not made to feel comfortable in either the literal or figurative sense, because the overall food quality is very good, with the freshness of the ingredients really coming through.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 9, 2015

Although I am italian, I am so impressed by this haute cuisine, high quality, and taste of the spectacular dishes presented, unlike the traditional basic. It was a wow effect every time. Pleasant atmosphere, smiley service, clean.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 18, 2015

Super soirée, la nourriture était très réussi et le service est courtois. On y retourne ? La réserve est déjà faite.
Merci.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 26, 2015

Chaque plat que nous avons goûté était bien présenté. Le carpaccio avec les courgettes enroulées était superbe et délcieux. Le thon mi-cuit est sûrement le meilleur que j'ai mangé, cuisson parfaite et très savoureux. Il était accompagné d'une salade inattendue, poivrons grillés, olives et fraises avec une vinaigrette au balsamic. Je recommande ces plats sans hésitation!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 26, 2015

Le lieu est petit. Le menu est court et change quotidiennement. Les prix raisonnables.
Plats délicieux, savoureux, goûteux, typiquement italiens, bien préparés, bien présentés et très bien expliqués.
Musique : bien choisie , niveau sonore raisonnable. On pouvait se parler sans crier.
Service courtois, un peu lent.
Une très belle découverte.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 29, 2015

I was disappointed that the people taking care of the reservation didn't bother to look at the note I had written while making my table booking.
I did not get the table I wanted that stayed empty all night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 22, 2015

Great homemade food .. simple menu but great taste !!

A wonderful experience!!!! Very friendly service, great quality for price.

Highly recommended!!! Going back soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 19, 2015

On a cold Thursday at lunch time, I instantly warmed to the simple but welcoming decor. The menu was short and focussed (3 starters, 3 mains) all of which were very appealing. We tried four of the six options and each was nicely presented and tasty. Tuna Carpaccio Salad and Tagliatelle alla Matriciana were especially good. The sweet potato gnocchi were classy comfort food although the sage was a bit overwhelming. We were unfortunately next to a very noisy group but could have moved since the resto was not full. Prices were predicable for the quality of the food but service was puzzlingly out of keeping with the professionalism in the kitchen -- inaudible server consistently gave the wrong wine, starter, main, and coffee to the wrong person.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 2, 2015

Food is great. Only few choices, meaning fresh products. Always original and looking good. Even our kids of 10 and 4 years old loved it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 18, 2014

Le menu est simple mais tout avait l'air bon! Bel endroit avec service convivial et sympathique. Le lunch était tout simplement délicieux.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 22, 2014

Je recommande ce restaurant avec plaisir. La repas était délicieux. Portions parfaite pour manger les trois services. Le service était très bien et la suggestion de vin très appréciée. Ce n'est pas donné mais on en a pour notre argent. Le fait que le menu change tous les jours donne envie d'y retourner à la découverte de l'Italie dans notre assiette. Ça vaut le détour.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 7, 2014

Made an Opentable reservation to celebrate my daughters admission to university. Showed up on a chilly fall night with a "mans cold" and little enthousiasm (beceause of my cold). Barcola brought me back to life with its warm atmosphere, freindly service yet knolegable staff, heartwarming italian food with nice wine pairing recommendations. The chef clearly loves food... and music, his creativness is reflected in his cooking and in his playlists. My 19 yr old daughter enjoyed this first experience as much as her proud old man!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (Montreal)·Dined on April 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.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on March 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 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.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Montreal)·Dined on March 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Montreal)·Dined on March 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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 (Montreal)·Dined on March 5, 2014

The quality of the food and value was excellent. However, the choice is rather limited.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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