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Barbarella, CALGARY, AB

Barbarella

4.6
4.6
1120 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

9:30 p.m.


Booked 82 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • 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

Experiences

  • YYC EXP Pasta Room Experience

    $150.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Mar 21, 2024 only
    WELCOME TO THE PASTA ROOM. Step into the culinary haven of the Pasta Room, where dining transcends the ordinary and transforms into an unforgettable interactive experience. This exclusive dining experience is curated and hosted by one of our skilled chefs, who will take guests on a gastronomic journey that celebrates the art of pasta making and Italian cuisine. What truly sets this dining adventure apart is its unique setting; taking place in a functional kitchen by day, creating a one-of-a-kind ambiance that invites guests to engage with the culinary process while savoring exceptional flavors. You'll rub elbows with other diners at an intimate table for 10. Ticket includes 9 course meal with beverage pairings, gst and gratuity.

What 1,120 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Most Booked

  • Calgary

    Most Booked

1,120 Reviews
  1. SashaSh

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really like this place it's cute and the food is really good

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  2. MichelleD

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always excellent food and customer service! The restaurant is vibrant and the right level of noise.

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  3. ClaraB

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Sophie was fantastic and she walked us through the menu right after we were sat which was lovely! We were sat beside a little gas fireplace in the front entrance and it got very warm but that was the only issue we had all evening. The food was fantastic and so fresh and the service was amazing. We will most definitely be back:)

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    delicious food! pricey for small portions but it’s very delicious.

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  5. SueP

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is a complete rip off. All noodles not meat or vegetables. The pizza had hardly any topping especially the meat. The server was meh. Not the worst definitely not the best. Very expensive for hardly any food. The wine is too expensive also.

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  6. AliA

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. 10/10. Service is top notch. Food is top notch.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Sainis came very late. Server didn’t ring in main meal until we fully finished our appetizers. Which we weren’t aware he was waiting for us to do.

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  8. Dandurand

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always Fantastic! Couldn't recommend Barbarella more!

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  9. TazerFace1984

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    overall great as usual from the staff at Barbarella. Always a pleasure taking clients.

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  10. Kennedy

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is beautiful, very modern and chic. I love the dim lit lighting and the candles. Our service was phenomenal as well, food came out on time etc. The food and drinks were outstanding as well , everything we got was so yummy. We will be coming back!

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  11. AlanY

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Barbarella. It's a large space but still feels warm, the staff is always great and so is the food. We sat a very comfortable table by the fire and had a fantastic evening

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  12. Wendy

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We truly enjoyed our experience and Jax our server was outstanding, however, I found there were not enough choices on the menu for dietary restrictions.

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  13. ChristineS

    Calgary

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Great decor and vibe!

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  14. KarenM

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed the happy hour. The food and service are always great!

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  15. LAS2023

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great. But our server was really slow. The service was "ok" but I generally expect better than "ok" at these higher end places.

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  16. KelseyM

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pancetta pizza and beet salad were delicious. Wide array of cocktails. Delish!

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  17. DarinL

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Credit card required for reservations. Food was ok, but not the best.

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  18. LaceyH

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place, value good for the quality of the food. Most items were delicious, cocktails were small. Some of the food dishes were a tad too rich for me, but would go back to try new things and would recommend.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, I highly recommend the warm cauliflower, the hazelnut dip was also fantastic. This is a great downtown spot

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  20. SukhmeenjotK

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food can be better but drinks were fantastic. Great service

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious, we had the crostinis, beet salad and chicken parmesan sandwich. All were delicious but the fries were wayyyy too salty. Like drenched. Service though was not up to par for a nice restaurant like this, wasn’t impressed.

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  22. Steffani

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I think this is my new favourite restaurant! The steak tartare might just be the most flavourful thing I’ve ever eaten, and I’m not a huge pasta person but I’ve been craving the ravioli since we had it and already can’t wait to go back and have both of these dishes again. The ambiance and decor is gorgeous and service super friendly. Honestly I’m going back as soon as I can and I’ll be dreaming about it until then!

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  23. SP58

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was really great and everything tasted delicious; even the food items I don't usually like!

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  24. EllenC

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Absolutely love dining here, and glad to see it’s still popular and busy - but being seated directly by the door and host stand (two 2 tops in this area) really kills the vibe. We spent half our meal with strangers standing beside our table waiting to be seated, and the constant movement and noise really put a damper on a night out.

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  25. Jessicac

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Barbarella is my favourite Italian spot! Food and drinks are always delicious. Was a little bit disappointed with how slow the service was this visit but usually it's very good. Must have been an off day. Will be returning soon:)

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent happy hour deals! Service was good, food and drinks were good. No complaints. Great place to take our guests for the weekend.

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  27. MartinQ

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had pastas. Rigatoni verde was ok but quite vinaigry. Cavatelli was very good but plain, the sausage is in small bits, alone it's too much of the same thing. A bit simple. Appetizers (prosciutto and calamary) were really good.

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  28. DianaW

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    After all they hype, I was sadly disappointed. It was just average and not worth the cost we had a Caesar Salad, Chicken Parmesan Sandwich and Barbarella Burger. Everything was ridiculously salty and the breaded chicken tasted like it was it leftover from the last night's service. The table beside us had pizza and looked good but they also said it was just okay, not enough sauce and bland (Calabrese Sausage Pizza)

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really gorgeous restaurant! Unfortunately drinks took close to 30 minutes to hit the table, and our appies had arrived before our cocktails :(. Had to wait around for most things, and waited quite a bit for entrees & our bill, but server looked busy so understandable. Wish we could’ve experienced this on perhaps a more staffed night.

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  30. KyleH

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely night for my birthday. I think the restaurant and food is stunning. Funny story though that needs a review because I think it's bad form. Sit at the table and receive a card. I noted on the reservation it was my birthday, so I thought this was a lovely touch. Server brings over two glasses of sparkling wine to the table and says nothing. I assume for my birthday. Again what a lovely touch. End of the meal, I pay for the bill and leave a 40% tip for the kindness shown. I get home, and tell my friend about the generosity of the restaurant for him to tell me that he was the one who called up and paid for the wine. This is annoying for 2 reasons: 1, the server made me believe the restaurant did this kindness on them which led me to tip in excess due to what I thought was above and beyond service. 2. If I never mentioned to my friend about 'this perceived kindness from the restaurant' he would never have told me it was in fact him and I would never have thanked him for the kind gesture making me look unappreciative. Ultimately, I thought that was quite shady.

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  31. LukeDuke

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Server was a bit forgetful but made it up to us with our bill for his mistakes. All in all a great experience. Will be back for sure.

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  32. Sky89

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The linguine was not bad. The sauce was quite saltier than expected. I’ll try another dish next time. The calamari was delicious.

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  33. CFCF

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food comparable to other Concorde restaurants, but nothing that blows you away. Good price on oysters. There are far better Italian restaurants in Calgary but the location and atmosphere are nice.

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  34. KristinM

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious, food was excellent! Will definitely be back again!

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  35. Nancy

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a reservation, so we didn’t have to wait at all. The staff was great. Service was quick and efficient. The food was amazing.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat and value for money! My wife liked the ambiance and the food is always of great quality.

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  37. Chloe

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great! Got us in right away for our reservation. The only small hiccup was the entrees arriving when we hadn’t finished appetizers. Otherwise no complaints, our server was very prompt and continued to make sure we had everything we needed through the night.

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  38. Foodie

    Calgary

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The happy hour is great at Barbarella, terrific value. The food and service were excellent, we will be back!

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  39. GillesC

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly service. The pace of meal was good, and the food very tasty. Nice gesture to mark a special occasion. Will be back.

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  40. Meaghan

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Myself and a girlfriend went to Barbarella for Happy Hour yesterday and ending up staying for hours. The host was warm and friendly, service was excellent, the server made great recommendations and even gave us a drink on the house that he thought we’d like. The drinks were delicious- especially the Dreamboat. I throughly enjoyed my visit, as I usually do when I go. I apologize I’ve forgotten names of the staff, but everyone was friendly, and had beautiful energy! One of my favorite places in the city!

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Barbarella is rated 4.6 stars by 1120 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 82 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Barbarella

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

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    8th Avenue and 2nd Street
  • Neighbourhood
    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
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • 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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