I would put Barrique up there with any Italian in LA, they also have some specialty dishes that are very unique and can't find anywhere else.
The people were very friendly and very pleasant. I liked the pasta in Al dente very deliciously.
Fillet mignon was on the dry, side.
sea-bass was so-so.
A bit overpriced.
Excellent service, delicious food, romantic ambiance. Took my boyfriend for his birthday dinner who is a major Italian foodie and he said its his favorite meal/restaurant in LA. Brought our own bottle of wine, for which our waiter researched and then suggested dishes that would pair well with our wine. Will return for any special event.
We loved the food and ambiance. The restaurant is charming and homey. Excellent pastas. Attentive service. We will return.
My boyfriend and I come here for both of our birthdays every year and we are never disappointed! From the mouth watering food to our favorite server Michael who is so sweet and always provides the best wine recommendations Barrique is easily our favorite restaurant in Santa Monica.
Delightful place—-food and service were amazing! Fantastic wine list!
Best scallops and best filet ever.
Barrique is a hidden gem on main street Venice. The the ambiance is romantic and the food is great. It was very noisy however and the seating is quite close.
My first time there and our family spends a lot of our time indulging in great meals. Went in for a blow dry today and was told to go to Barrique! Amazing meal, service and warm hospitality.
We loved the prosciutto and burrata and beet pasta as an appetizer. The gentle flavor of the pasta was so delicious and did not make you feel heavy. The prosciutto was perfect and the serving was so generous.
I had the special lobster ravioli with black truffle in lobster bisque. It was as amazing as it sounds. I could not stop till my husband gave me a piece of his rib eye. It was flavored perfectly with the sea salt that reminded me of Hawaiian sea salt (I’m born and raised on Maui) it was tender and tasted like wagyu. I left giggling and extremely happy.
The meal was so incredible we had to call the restaurant to tell them and spoke to Tony who was so receptive and appreciative. Michael was our waiter and made the dining experience perfect.
This is a gem of a restaurant! Our son Keanu has gone there and told us about it and now I know why he raves about it! We will be back!!
Truly wonderful dining experience!
Food was amazing and the atmosphere relaxing but romantic.
Best appetizers, pasta, filet mignon! We sat in the bottom floor next to the kitchen and enjoyed the delicious smells wafting throughout our dinner. Service, ambience, everything was fantastic!
Very friendly service, perfect dinner experience
Our dinner was amazingly yummy! Our waiter was super attentive. It was an incredibly enjoyable evening from start to finish.
Best Italian restaurant in the area
We absolutely love this wonderful Italian restaurant for a romantic night out together. This was for Valentines and they kept their regular menu which we much preferred. The octopus starter, wild boar ragu pasta, and chocolate desert were all outstanding. And I lived in Italy for 8 years so I can truly say that! Definitely one of the best restaurants in the area.
Everything was great. Only critique was courses were rushed. Entries came out and we were still enjoying the appetizer.
Same other tables around us
Food was good - not great - especially given the prices were on the higher side. We went on Valentine’s Day and, though the brothers-owners were very nice, we felt rushed. Table was tiny and barely accommodated our food, drinks and bottle of water. Outside is nice but upstairs looked even better in terms of ambience.
I am a fussy restaurant goer and I was very pleased. This was my first time going to Barrique. I was very pleased. It was a charming experience and the pasta was delicious. An added bonus was their fabulous wine list. I highly recommend it.
Food and service was good. But the place was noisy also little congested.
Fantastic! Great food excellent service and superb ambiance. Love it.
Always delicious, always great service. One of our favorite spots.
The food was very fresh and such high quality - the steak melts in your mouth.
I was a little disappointed. I notified the restaurant in advance that one of our guests had an allergy. When we were seated they acknowleged this. Yet after ordering and when they started bringing the food our guest was told they could not easily accomodate his needs. He has eaten all over Italy, and NEVER had this issue. it would have been more appropriate to let us know earlier, ie when we ordered or call and tell us before we came in
I wrote a note along with the reservation that it was a special occasion and they placed us at a wonderful, secluded table on the balcony. The service was wonderful, the waiter recommended some great dishes that we really enjoyed. Would love to go back!
The food is delicious, though a bit pricey. The noise level upstairs on a Saturday night is high.
The tables are a bit close and so you don't feel like it is very easy to have private conversation.
Food was amazing! Great and quick service. Cute date spot.
Food was extremely salty and overpriced for the quality
Great service and food!
The pasta was so delicious. Al dente and perfect! I would definitely go again!
We have dined at Barrique several time over the past few years.....The food always stands up , well prepared, great ingredients....Food was great Friday, but we felt rushed through dinner. The staff asked that we order everything, and they would "Pace us", as we indicated we we not in any rush. Our main course arrived and we had not finished the white wine we had with the appetizer, and the red wine was not yet open. If I wanted to eat quickly, I would not have come here....I hope the staff see this, because we love the food, let me dine next time. Thanks, David Prior
I love the restaurant and the wine selection was off the charts. Cheers to the chef!
This place was awesome. We went in for Dine L.A which was such a deal. Thank you to Tony Black for the hospitality. I had a great date night.
The appetizers were uniformly very good. Unfortunately the steak and veal chop special were very salty and fatty.
The pasta entrees were excellent and the fish special was good too.
We were treated to champagne in honor of our anniversary a very nice touch.
We liked the outdoor seating and the noise was not overwhelming.
great inventive food and wonderful service. sat outside with the heaters and it was completely comfortable and quiet. will be back!
He's an incredible chef.. The grilled octopus appetizer was delicious and succulent - one of the best dishes I've had in memory. I had the rabbit pasta which I know is very popular, but it's a bit too sweet for me, so next time I would go for something more savory, like the Paccheri alla Norma (which my wife had). We shared a pistachio dessert custard(?) which was fantastic, creamy with chunks of pistachios.
The food was delicious authentic italian. Loved the quail raging!!
By far my favorite Italian restaurant
Michael and Tony and all the staff are great and very passionate about the food and service the chefs are amazing creating delicious dishes I think everyone should come to enjoy with family or a date
Awesome space, great food
Excellent pasta dishes. Very helpful and knowledgeable servers. I definitely will be back.