About Barbuzzo Restaurant
Barbuzzo is a Mediterranean restaurant and bar located in the trendy Midtown Village area of center city. We serve small plates intended to share. With a wood-burning oven for pizzas & roasting, Barbuzzo’s menu features rustic, hand crafted regional fare such as: Grilled Octopus with fingerlings, roasted peppers & soppressata; Parsnip ravioli with duck ragu and roasted pears; Uovo Pizza with brussel leaves, guanciale, & truffle farm egg. Menu items range in price from $3 to $32. Barbuzzo has a full bar featuring Mediterranean wines, craft beers and cocktails. We have bar and counter seating overlooking the open kitchen available for walk ins.
Mediterranean, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday to Saturday: 12pm-3pm
Dinner: Nightly: 5pm - 12am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Garage parking available on Sansom Street between 11th & 12th Streets.
Broad Street Line - Walnut Locust Station
Marcie B Turney
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Barbuzzo Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Nice pork ragu on the pasta. Enjoyed the ...
Nice pork ragu on the pasta. Enjoyed the ricotta appetizer very much. Attentive service, courses well-timed. Odd that they open the door at exactly noon with 8 people with reservations standing in the sun on a narrow sidewalk outside a locked door. One couple left. I won't go there for a noon lunch hour again. By the time you are seated, watered, ordered, you are 15 min in. Most places open at 11 or 1130.
Went for Restaurant Week and weren't dis ...
Went for Restaurant Week and weren't disappointed. Food was awesome even though the swordfish was a little salty. Service was great and the fact that they offered a wine pairing for the menu really helped!!! We'd go back in a heartbeat.
I treated my friends from New Orleans to ...
I treated my friends from New Orleans to Barbuzzo and they were impressed. The sheep's cheese appetizer and the Budino are particularly fantastic, but everything was good. Great food for middle-fancy price. Totally worth a visit!
We had restaurant week dinner , I had gr ...
We had restaurant week dinner , I had grilled swordfish and it was phenomenal .
Handicap access good but little tight space to maneuver .
Service was truly and absolutely excellent .
Would recommend this restaurant without any hesitation to friends & family.
Unexpectedly went during Restaurant Week ...
Unexpectedly went during Restaurant Week for lunch. So we had a 3 course lunch for just $20. Not only was the food delicious, but the service was attentive and quick even with a full restaurant. Another great meal at Barbuzzo.
I really enjoyed the atmosphere as well ...
I really enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the service. The restaurant was however awfully warm and was extremely dark. The cocktails were perfect (very refreshing) the food however was burnt and our pizza was WAY too oily to enjoy.
We went for my fiance's anniversary. Th ...
We went for my fiance's anniversary. The restaurant is small with very tight seating. You feel almost on top of the table next to you and can hear everyone's conversations around you. Food is very good though and definatly worth the trouble
Barbuzzo is one of my favorite restauran ...
Barbuzzo is one of my favorite restaurants in Philly. This was my fourth time dining here. However, I was very disappointed in the caramel budino dessert. The layer of caramel was extremely thick. The overall taste was strange. I always come here for the caramel budino too and remembered the taste of the ingredients balancing much better.
I was in Philadelphia for one night and ...
I was in Philadelphia for one night and tried to find a well-reviewed "nice" restaurant. Several appealing options were closed for the Labor Day weekend, but Barbuzzo seemed like a good choice. I enjoyed my meal, but it wasn't anything especially special or memorable.
Great restaurant overall. The pizza was ...
Great restaurant overall. The pizza was huge and made from scratch. If you order the meatballs, you only get two. However, they were delicious and made from scratch as well. The Budino was out of this world for dessert. The table space could have been a little bigger. It was too tight even just for my husband and I.
The food was rich and delicious. We had ...
The food was rich and delicious. We had the marrow, which was a hit. We also loved the meatballs and gnocchi. The sheep's milk ricotta was creamy and mild. However, the ambiance ruined the entire occasion. We made reservations and still were seated close to an aisle by the bar. People kept walking by, knocking our table and dishes on multiple occasions including the servers. It was overall an unpleasant dining experience because of this. The food was good, seating and ambiance atrocious.
excellent food and very, very prompt ser ...
excellent food and very, very prompt service.. We didn't have to wait much at all--the waitress and assistants just kept showing up without any delay with the food and drink we had ordered. Food was absolutely delicious. Only possible criticism is that in my reservation, I had asked for a small birthday cake or token piece for my wife, but that never was offered.
The food was very good, but the ambiance ...
The food was very good, but the ambiance was horrible. It was so dark you could barely see the people you ate with or the food. It was beyond noisy. I understand that loud mean vibrant, but this was ridiculous. I will not be back despite the quality of the food. I went to the sister restaurant and it was far better ambiance wide.
The food was amazing and I am planning t ...
The food was amazing and I am planning to go back. The only thing we did not love that the tables were so close together that we felt like we were sitting on top of the people around us. It was very difficult to have a conversation, as all the conversations around us all blended together.
Very creative food and an ever changing ...
Very creative food and an ever changing menu. The prices were fair for center city but wines were a bit high. The noise level is not conducive to conversations. The experience was somewhat diminished when the server added six dollars to the price of our bottle of wine.
While a little warm and claustrophobic i ...
While a little warm and claustrophobic inside, the food is fantastic and service is excellent. The mussels were fresh and well seasoned. Though the octopus was tender, the flavor was lost with too many flavors competing for its attention. Their asparagus, truffle and white sauce brick oven pizza was divine. I would suggest dining outside if weather permits; you'll have more elbow room.
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