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 Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
Barbuzzo Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Always enjoy Barbuzzo. We were seated u ...
Always enjoy Barbuzzo. We were seated up front and there were many tables available in the restaurant. I would have preferred being seated a little deeper in the restaurant with tables available. Just my personal opinion but I would seat people by the door last. Still had a great experience and would continue to recommend this outstanding restaurant.
Really disappointing experience. Had a ...
Really disappointing experience. Had a biz lunch here with a total of 5 of us crammed into a space that would barely fit 4. Had gratuity added with no mention of it to our check for 5 ppl. Since when is that considered a large party?
Few items on menu not available.
Dessert was good. But otherwise, think it's off my list for working lunches.
I dined with my son and we decided to tr ...
I dined with my son and we decided to try several different small plates. Each was different and all excellent with respect to size, flavor and presentation.
We felt comfortable to linger and talk. Staff was friendly and welcoming.
Our waitress was rude and abrupt.....we ...
Our waitress was rude and abrupt.....we left after our first drink and a salad. We just didn't feel welcomed :( I usually spend $200.00 at a center city restaurant! Our bill was $32.00, we moved on and spent the rest down the street at a place where we were treated with respect!
Excellent food. Cheese board was divine, ...
Excellent food. Cheese board was divine, only complaint was the actually wooden board itself. It sloped down so sometimes the food would roll and almost fall to the ground, and some of the accompaniments (honey on Gorgonzola etc) would drip off. Other than that, the wait staff was helpful and attentive, the noise level was fine (could hear my boyfriend, but couldn't hear the other couple sitting very close to us). The pizza and small plate of meatballs were so flavorful--absolutely delicious.
We went to Barbuzzo at the recommendatio ...
We went to Barbuzzo at the recommendation of a friend. We made reservations well in advance, knowing that walk-in seating was highly unlikely. We were sat right away, however, the seating was cramped to the point that we felt that we were sitting at a table with another couple...definitely not private. Furthermore, I could barely fit between the two tables to sit down...and I am rather small. It was so uncomfortable, if there had not been seats at the bar, I would have wanted to leave.
I am glad we stayed...the food was quite good. It was fresh, and inventive, and reasonably priced. I don't know if I would make it a regular stop, mostly because of the atmosphere.
Barbuzzo, I love you, and let me count t ...
Barbuzzo, I love you, and let me count thee ways.
Seated at the Chef's Table aka right in front of the kitchen, we were able to spectate several preparations, which will come in handy for my next visit. We ordered a bottle of Cava (Let the bubbles flow!), and started with the beet and kale salad. This salad was the perfect start to the evening. Light, healthy, with grapefruit and a little goat cheese to warm up the palate. I'll confess I already love the beet and goat cheese combo, but the finely chopped kale kept the dish earthy and a little a more humble.
The Aspargo pizza was a no brainer for us (truffles, FTW), and this white pizza offered shaved asparagus, cheese and a truffled farm egg. It was reminiscent of a pizza we enjoyed at Las Vegas's Due Forni called the Tartufo. I could have benefited from having it sliced into more than four gigantic pieces, but it was so creamy, rich, and truffley I didn't care.
After a few glasses of bubbly, we came to dessert. The man loves salted caramel, one of the reasons we came to Barbuzzo in the first place were the several pictures from our fellow Yelpers of the Salted Caramel Budino. This dessert was the perfect mix of caramel, salt, and creamy sweetness. He said it might have even been the best thing he has ever eaten. Suffice it to say, dessert went quickly, and we finished the meal completely and utterly satisfied.
Barbuzzo is easy on my Top 3 in Philadelphia now, and I plan on returning several more times. Thank you for the wonderful meal!
We attempted to get reservations for din ...
We attempted to get reservations for dinner at Barbuzzo to celebrate our anniversary. The only available time slot was 9:30 so we decided to eat dinner elsewhere and just get dessert at Barbuzzo. We were seated at a tiny table. I was literally bumping elbows with the man beside me and could hear our neighbors conversation better than my husband's. As soon as we were seated the waiter told us that we were not allowed to have a table for dessert and we woul have to leave as soon as we were done. We offered to move to the bar instead but were told we could stay this time. While the Salted Carmel Budino was delicious the atmosphere and service was off putting. If you are looking for a romantic dinner, this probably is not the spot.
Pizza (Pera) was by far the best thing w ...
Pizza (Pera) was by far the best thing we ordered, followed by the cheese board. We ordered one plate too many for 2 people (we had 4, should have had 3) but we enjoyed the varied choices. Definitely would go again.
We've been here several times and I've a ...
We've been here several times and I've always rated everything 5 stars- It's one of our favorites, but we were there on Father's Day, not too crowded and the food was good, but not as great as we usually think. We will definitely go back, but not as impressed as usual and we took our grown children. They had never been there and said it was OK, not great also
I come to Philly for business and ALWAYS make sure I dine at Barbuzzo’s at least once during my stay. The dishes are creative, made with fresh ingredients and on a healthy side. The food comes out really fast. My fav is grilled Mediterranean octopus. I highly recommend this place for dinner. Just wish that parking situation was easier...
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