We again had lunch on a weekday at Barca. The food here is always lovely, and if - like us - you have the lunch special, it's good value (main + glass of wine for $25). There's always shepherd's pie (which I had), and the pasta was a nice linguini. Once you venture off the special menu, things are pretty up-market, so then for us it's a "special occasion" venue.
The ambiance is really good and the service is friendly and efficient. My one suggestion would be that the lunch menu could be varied a little, as apart from the pasta, it doesn't seem to change. Perhaps the regulars like it that way?