Barcola Bistro

4.6
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CAN$30 and under
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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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C
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food took a long time to arrive but very good food

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellente rapport qualité prix. Des plats succulents à des prix très correctes. Nous y retournerons!

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ME
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a great meal with friendly staff, super wine, fully recomend

T
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. You can feel the chef’s passion. Love the opportunity to pair wine with food without costing a fortune.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome as always!

VF
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

OT
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Soirée thématique

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OT
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

AN
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Excellent quality ingredients and service. Low on the portions.
Recommended for the quality of the food, originality of the plates and the nice vibe.

N
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Un bistro de quartier sympathique avec des aliments frais à l'image de l'Italie, un service attentionné et un menu de saison.

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T
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

excellent ...pour une première visite...il y aura assurément une deuxième visite !

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

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 Bistro
Responded 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.

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S
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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S
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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M
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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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CP
New England
83 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We loved the casual, slightly retro atmosphere. The food was good, especially the creamed cauliflower and fennel gratin appetizers. I would go back again.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

excellente et rafraichissante comme cuisine italienne.

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SM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

S
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent . Fixed menu for New Years and we all loved each course. Charming place with memorable food. Service warm and attentive.

AD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

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

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service et menu!

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g
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

ED
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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!

A
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 24, 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

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
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tout est délicieux et le service est impeccable.

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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 22, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great food and amazing service!

ET
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

LF
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

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

S
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

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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D
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

FG
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

a
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

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

MR
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Barcola always great

SC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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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