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Da Barbara, Los Angeles, CA

Da Barbara

5.0
5
21 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Welcome to Da Barbara, the winner of the prestigious Gambero Rosso International's 2024 Top Italian Restaurants award. Our restaurant is the perfect place where you can experience the essence of Italian culinary tradition in the vibrant city of Los Angeles. Our elegant environment boasts 16 seating arrangements across two floors, providing an unforgettable dining experience. Here, you can indulge in our Tasting menus or choose from our Menu a la carte. Da Barbara was born from the culinary dreams of Chef Barbara Pollastrini, and we are committed to serving you only the best Italian cuisine.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (424) 653-8706
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Barbara Pollastrini
  • Neighborhood
    Hollywood
  • Cross street
    Cahuenga blvd
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan

Experiences

  • Chef's 4 Course Tasting Menu

    $95.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for Chef Barbara's for a 4-course Tasting Menu for a journey through Italian cuisine. 4 course menu: 2 Appetizers Main course; and choice of Signature Dessert BYOB. Corkage fee and water not included. taxes, fees, and service charges are not included. *Please message us for any allergies or dietary restriction. At the moment we can only accomodate a Vegetarian option menu. You will have the opportunity to upgrade a reservation on the next screen if one or more of the parties would like a separate course menu.
    Chef's 4 Course Tasting Menu Photo
  • Chef's 5 Course Tasting Menu

    $120.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for Chef Barbara's for a 5 Course Tasting Menu for a journey through Italian cuisine. Menu includes: 2 Appetizers Main course; and choice of Signature dessert BYOB. Corkage fee and water not included. taxes, fees, and service charges are not included. *Please message us for any allergies or dietary restriction. At the moment we can only accomodate a Vegetarian option menu. You will have the opportunity to upgrade a reservation on the next screen if one or more of the parties would like a separate course menu.
    Chef's 5 Course Tasting Menu Photo
  • Chef's 6 Course Tasting Menu

    $145.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for Chef Barbara's for a 6-course Tasting Menu for a journey through Italian cuisine. Full 6 course menu includes: 3 Appetizers 2 Main courses; and 1 Signature Dessert BYOB. Corkage fee and water not included. taxes, fees, and service charges are not included. *Please message us for any allergies or dietary restriction. At the moment we do not offer a full vegan menu.
    Chef's 6 Course Tasting Menu Photo

What 21 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

5.0
5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

21 Reviews
  1. NTJM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful culinary experience at Da Barbara! From the moment we first walked into what appears to be a townhouse, we were greeted enthusiastically and made to feel though we were their most important guests. Barbara was cooking just 10 feet from us in the most intimate setting and the wait staff was delightful. The food was clearly home cooked from the heart and tasted absolutely wonderful. I felt very special to have had a meal from Da Barbara but it wasn’t just a meal—it was a memorable experience. Would highly recommend for any occasion.

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  2. Tash

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An experience! It’s rare to have such a quaint, intimate and fine experience as this in LA. I don’t want too carry a bow horn and announce everywhere because we will never get a booking once this place is fully discovered! Bravo Barbara!

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  3. JackieK

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Barbara is an amazing cook! You feel like you are sitting in Rome or Venice eating an authentic Italian meal. Watching her cook your food in the kitchen was so personal and quaint. Paulo our server is amazing as well. He always made sure our water glass was filled and each dish was served with care and a smile. Will definitely be back with my family.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our recent ladies' night out was nothing short of extraordinary as we embarked on a culinary journey guided by Chef Barbara’s visionary expertise. From the moment we stepped inside, we were enchanted by the intimate and welcoming atmosphere. The ambiance was a perfect blend of sophistication and warmth, setting the stage for an unforgettable dining experience. The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the incredible food. Chef’s creations were a symphony of flavors, each dish meticulously crafted to perfection. We found ourselves indulging in a gastronomic adventure, eagerly anticipating each new course. What truly set this restaurant apart was the chef's table experience. Sitting mere feet away from Chef Barbara herself, we had the privilege of witnessing her work firsthand. Her passion for food was palpable as she effortlessly prepared each dish, infusing them with her unique creativity and flair. Overall, our evening was nothing short of magical. Chef Barbara Pollastrini has undoubtedly created a culinary masterpiece, and we feel privileged to have experienced it. For anyone seeking a truly unforgettable dining experience in Hollywood, this hidden gem is an absolute must-visit. Run there and thank me later!
    Da BarbaraResponded on May 5, 2024
    Thank you very much I really appreciate it!!!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly unlike anywhere else in Hollywood. Super intimate and quaint, felt like being in a master chef’s home with undivided attention. Perfect spot for a date or meeting to have impressive food and a conversation in a place you can actually hear each other. But do it for the pasta! Really delightful.
    Da BarbaraResponded on May 5, 2024
    THANK YOU !!!!! It was a pleasure having you !!!

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  6. LaFoodie

    Los Angeles

    100 reviews

    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I am speechless. One of the most incredible experiences of all time. A tiny and intimate experience, with a devotion to perfection and attention to detail yet not stuffy or formal. I can’t wait to go back
    Da BarbaraResponded on April 17, 2024
    thank you for your great review We're glad you enjoyed dinner with us. We appreciate your support and hope to see you back soon for more amazing experiences.

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  7. FrankieM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely positively the best most romantic dinner place ever. Service is on a whole different level of attentiveness.
    Da BarbaraResponded on April 2, 2024
    Frankie was so much fun making our restaurant so special for you and your wife! Thank you

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  8. MarcC

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely enjoyed this space! Chef Barbara was very welcoming; we had the entire place to ourselves!! Chef was also very accommodating to known allergies and whipped up a substitution, on the fly! Definitely look forward to visiting her again, very soon!☺️
    Da BarbaraResponded on April 17, 2024
    thank you for your great review We're glad you enjoyed dinner with us. We appreciate your support and hope to see you back soon for more amazing experiences.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely in love with this place! From the moment you walk in you feel the magic. The cozy yet elegant touch of this very intimate dining space that makes you feel like you are a personal guest of the Chef. Best part about this experience is the food! My husband and I cannot stop thinking about the delicious ricotta and never ending home made focaccia buttons brought to our table. The filet mignon with porcini mushrooms, oh wow! So flavorful, juicy and cooked to perfection. I could easily say it is the best meat I have ever tasted. The service was excellent and the amazing front row view of getting to see the Chef in action was an added bonus. Something really special that I would definitely want to repeat again.
    Da BarbaraResponded on March 14, 2024
    thank you for your great review! We're glad you enjoyed dinner with us. We appreciate your support and hope to see you back soon for more amazing experiences.

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  10. Frenchy

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is great to go to on a date or for any occasions. The food is amazing! I've been here twice and I'll keep coming back! There's lots of attention to detail from the way the dishes are plated to the way the place is. The place is super pretty, and the plating of the dishes is so pretty too.
    Da BarbaraResponded on March 14, 2024
    thank you for your great review! We're glad you enjoyed dinner. We appreciate your support and hope to see you back soon for more amazing experiences.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not cheap but the meal and service was flawless.
    Da BarbaraResponded on February 19, 2024
    Thank you so much for coming!

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  12. RashidC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Indulging in an evening at Da Barbara is like stepping into a culinary dreamland where every detail is meticulously crafted to perfection. From the moment you walk through the doors, you're greeted with an ambiance that exudes Italian charm and elegance. The food is a true delight, with each dish expertly crafted to cater to diverse tastes and dietary needs. My recent visit with my boyfriend was nothing short of magical. From the impeccable service to the charming surroundings, every moment felt like a celebration of love and gastronomy. It's not just a restaurant; it's an experience—a journey into the heart of Italian culinary excellence. For anyone in search of an authentic Italian dining experience elevated to the highest standards, I wholeheartedly recommend Da Barbara. It's where culinary excellence meets the soulful warmth of Italian tradition. I’d give it 10 stars if I could!
    Da BarbaraResponded on March 14, 2024
    thank you for your great review! We're glad you enjoyed dinner. We appreciate your support and hope to see you back soon for more amazing experiences.

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  13. Salvo

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is special. First, the food is exceptional--unique Italian recipes that I'd not had elsewhere. Barbara's pasta is some of the best I've had, with flavor combinations that I never tried in pasta before. (Citrus zest!) But the ambience and concept really makes this place--you feel like you're in Barbara's home. This is the closest you'll come to being invited to the home of one of the best Italian chefs around. Best experienced with loved ones and friends.
    Da BarbaraResponded on January 30, 2024
    Dear Salvo, Thank you so much for your review, I am so happy you enjoy the experience I hope to see you soon Barbara

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  14. EmanueleR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Barbara is a genius chef that incorporate Italian authentic taste with beautifully composed dishes to wake sense and emotion you didn't even know you could have. A must experience to have when in LA!

    1 person found this helpful

  15. PaolaD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! Very intimate ambience. Chef Barbara comes to your table to explain each dish she serves. There's a lot of attention to detail in those dishes, plating, and service. 100% recommended!

    1 person found this helpful

  16. ValentinaM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An incredible experience! The food is an explosion of flavors, skillfully blending Italian tradition with an innovative approach. Barbara is truly a star and deserves every accolade! We will definitely be back for more!
    Da BarbaraResponded on January 6, 2024
    Thank you so much!!! It was a pleasure having you and your husband!

    1 person found this helpful

  17. ToddS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful experience. Very good food, a lovely and intimate atmosphere, and a talented chef and staff.
    Da BarbaraResponded on January 6, 2024
    Thank you so much for coming ! it was a pleasure having you !

    1 person found this helpful

  18. katiec

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing attention to detail and a fabulous meal prepared by Chef Barbara. Delicious!!
    Da BarbaraResponded on December 31, 2023
    Thank you so much!!! It was a pleasure to have you here !!!

    1 person found this helpful

  19. TadehG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was truly a unique experience. Found this bring a refreshing change from the typical dinner in Los Angeles. Well executed and balanced fixe menu - focused on seasonality. Barbara and Team really brought the comfort home and my wife found this place to be a gem for a special night. Bravo.
    Da BarbaraResponded on December 31, 2023
    Thank you so much!! I will come over soon!!!!! was a pleasure to have you here!!!

    1 person found this helpful

  20. PaolaD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! The food was amazing and delicious! You can tell that behind it there is a lot of love and great quality ingredients. I can’t wait to be back!
    Da BarbaraResponded on December 18, 2023
    Thank you so much for coming !!! it was a pleasure to have you !

    1 person found this helpful

  21. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Opening night couldn’t come fast enough for my wife and I. We’ve been following Barbara Pollastrini since her winning appearance on Chopped on the Food Network; her personality and talent captivated us, and my wife started following her on Instagram. When we heard that she was opening her own place, we couldn’t believe we were going to finally taste her creations. The experience was phenomenal from beginning to end. She welcomed us to her space in Hollywood, and we felt like we were visiting an old friend for dinner. Only, the friend is one of the finest chefs around and knows how elevate every ingredient she uses. The seven courses were thoughtfully presented, perfectly executed, and truly delicious. As a comparison, we thought about multi course meals we had while traveling - from Tokyo to Prague - including a meal in Beverly Hills from a renowned Michelin star whose name shall remain unsaid and this one was our favorite. The inexplicably affordable experience consists of three amouche bouche, including a homemade ricotta that melts in your mouth and a gnocco alla romana with guanciale that she cures herself following an ancient Roman tradition. To follow a delightful stuffed pasta with hints of orange and the tenderest filet mignon (in a Lambrusco sauce) you can dream of. Not one but two desserts, bring the meal to the perfect closure. One is a licorice sorbet with a heart made of mint that transported me back to my childhood. We will be back very soon. Thank you Barbara for an amazing night.
    Da BarbaraResponded on December 16, 2023
    Thank you so much for coming, I am glad you enjoyed the experience It was very nice to have you at my first opening night !!!

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Da Barbara is rated 5 stars by 21 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


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Da Barbara

6411 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Cahuenga blvd
  • Neighborhood
    Hollywood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Barbara Pollastrini
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan
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