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.
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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simple cosy restaurant, the food is good, the service was nice
The staff were amazing but the food was ok. It was not warm enough and were disappointing in general. It could have been more tasteful. My girlfriends and I have dinner in different restaurants around town every week. We kind of are experienced « fooders ». However the staff were impeccable. An other surprise was that they charged me over 8$ for a desert when I thought that it would be free as I had asked for a birthday cake as it was my birthday YAKES! Sorry guys 😒
Nos plats étaient chouette mais sans plus. La serveuse était vraiment amatrice, a commis plusieurs fautes. On n’a pas pu savoir le prix de nos verres de vin à l’avance (serveuse ne savait pas), juste découvert le prix sur la facture. Étonnant pour un restaurant ouvert depuis des années... beaucoup d’improvisation.
It was an outstanding experience. My wife and I were in Montreal while our daughter had an appointment nearby the restaurant. We did a search on ‘Open Table’ and chose Barcola as it was less than a KM away and other comments I read were positive. It was a Sunday before noon and the restaurant wasn’t too busy as yet and when we arrived we were warmly greeted by our young waiter who proved to be friendly - knowledgeable of wine and the menus - and very attentive without being annoying. The ambiance of Barcola is really warm and casual and the music selections (made by the chef we were told ) were great. I had a home made pea soup with huge croutons in it to start with an excellent salami/ cheese/ egg on a lovely bread and my wife had a lamb roast she said was excellent. We let the waiter choose our wine and he did an admirable job. I had a cappuccino and an expresso/ sweet thing for desert that I cannot remember the name of - but the was worth the trip to Montreal just for that! The bill came which was very reasonable and we were on our way with a lovely memory from the holidays. Simply stated, we would encourage you to visit Barcola.
Thank you for the warm review! I've forwarded your kind words to the waiter in question which will, no doubt, be very happy to read it.
Food took a long time to arrive but very good food
Excellente rapport qualité prix. Des plats succulents à des prix très correctes. Nous y retournerons!
This was a great meal with friendly staff, super wine, fully recomend
Great food. You can feel the chef’s passion. Love the opportunity to pair wine with food without costing a fortune.
Awesome as always!
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!
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.
Excellent quality ingredients and service. Low on the portions.
Recommended for the quality of the food, originality of the plates and the nice vibe.
Un bistro de quartier sympathique avec des aliments frais à l'image de l'Italie, un service attentionné et un menu de saison.
excellent ...pour une première visite...il y aura assurément une deuxième visite !
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
We loved the casual, slightly retro atmosphere. The food was good, especially the creamed cauliflower and fennel gratin appetizers. I would go back again.
excellente et rafraichissante comme cuisine italienne.
Le service est très attentif et chaleureux. J’adore leur menus dégustation pour découvrir une région de l’Italie à chaque fois.
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.
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!
The food was excellent . Fixed menu for New Years and we all loved each course. Charming place with memorable food. Service warm and attentive.
Very ordinary food for the new year. Not impressed. Too expensive for the quality of food.
Excellent service et menu!
Cozy little bistro with a very comfortable vibe. The food was delicious, and we didn’t wait very long before it was served.
Love the ambiance and the service was impeccable. I enjoyed the tasting menu. Will definitely come back!
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!
Un petit bistro charmant, des plats toujours simples, savoureux et réconfortants, un service chaleureux, que demander de plus?
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
Tout est délicieux et le service est impeccable.
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
It was great food and amazing service!
Fantastic! Great food . Owned by locals. Always a pleasure !
I felt really pressured when I tried to order dessert. The cauliflower/shrimp soup did not work at all.
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.
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.
Great food, great service. Will be back for sure!
Charming restaurant with a bit of a European flavour