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
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
The food was very good but I would not g ...
The food was very good but I would not go back because our server was rude. She seemed annoyed about me asking about the menu. Not kid friendly at all. Also there was no high chair for my 2kids.
Super menu, food was very well prepared ...
Super menu, food was very well prepared and plated. And the service was great, attentive but subtle. Ricotta appetizer was really really good.
Amazing food. Reasonably priced. Very pa ...
Amazing food. Reasonably priced. Very packed close seating. Little bit loud but great meal
I loved Barbuzzo. Can't wait to go back. ...
I loved Barbuzzo. Can't wait to go back. Every thing we had was fantastic.
Truly enjoyed and great service ! A litt ...
Truly enjoyed and great service ! A little slower though between each plate would have been perfect.
Barbuzzo came highly recommended and did ...
Barbuzzo came highly recommended and did not disappoint. We both loved it - and the service was super friendly and knowledgeable too.
Perfect as always
Top restaurant in Philadelphia. Food and service are always great.
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...
Every dish was excellently crafted and p ...
Every dish was excellently crafted and prepared. Next time I'm in Philly, will definitely go back.
The setup was interesting. The lighting ...
The setup was interesting. The lighting was quite romantic. And the drinks here amazing
Outstanding high quality food. Service w ...
Outstanding high quality food. Service was fantastic. Highly recommend.
This was a great experience and I the Gnocchi was delicious!
the beet salad was excellent. the pizza ...
the beet salad was excellent. the pizza begins to be on par with vetri pizza. very good sport in midtown.
I have been to this restaurant many times and really enjoy the food and service; however, it is really noisy!
It's nice that they have outdoor seating ...
It's nice that they have outdoor seating available, if you don't mind the sidewalk. The pizzas are amazing! You cannot leave without ordering the Sheepsmilk Ricotta!
Barbuzzo - It keeps getting better and better
We came back for our 15th Anniversary and were thrilled that the food has constantly been improving. The most wonderful combinations of food and flavors keep us coming back and the most wonderful cocktails too. We come all the way from NY City to eat hear. We LOVE Barbuzzo
Had a yummy lunch here of antipasto and ...
Had a yummy lunch here of antipasto and a wild mushroom pizza. Service was very attentive, and ambience was attractive. We'd go there again when in Philly.
Had a great date night here with delicious shared plates. Excellent recommendations from the waitress. Will definitely return when back in Philly!
Excellent food with good variety. Steak sandwich was very good as were stuffed meatballs. Service was pleasant and efficient.
My friend and I sat outside during a war ...
My friend and I sat outside during a warm evening for dinner. We shared the cheese board which was spectacular! We also shared the meatballs, which barbuzzo is known for. Being Italian, I normally don't order meatballs out, but they were delcious. We also tried the squid ink pasta and blackberry sorbet. Everything over all was well priced and tastey. I would definitely return.
Had a good time here, excellent food. Especially like the salted Carmel and Sheeps milk ricotta
We received the best service that were v ...
We received the best service that were very accommodating to our needs. the food was exceptional and their budino is possibly one of the best deserts in town.
I love Barbuzzo! The food is great espe ...
I love Barbuzzo! The food is great especially the salted caramel budino dessert!
We were completely pleased with our dini ...
We were completely pleased with our dining experience at Barbuzzo! Yes, the restaurant is definitely cozy, not many soft things to absorb sound, but it completely lends to the experience. Our dinners were fantastic, served hot, and ample portions! Server was a dear, didn't hover but was there when you needed - she's got it down. Will definitely return when in the city next! (P.S. My date was my 14 year old foodie son!)
Good service and atmosphere. I had a med ...
Good service and atmosphere. I had a medium Barbuzzo burger and my girlfriend had a veggie one. Both were delicious but I liked the veggie one more. The tables were a little too close to each other but maybe this is expected from a popular restaurant in center city. Overall, it was a very good dining experience and I recommend everyone to visit it.
I'd been waiting to try Barbuzzo for qui ...
I'd been waiting to try Barbuzzo for quite some time as it's very popular and somewhat hard to get a reservation if you're not reserving in advance. I was finally able to do a late night dinner at 9:30 on a Saturday with 2 friends and it was just what we'd been waiting for. The restaurant was dimly lit and cozy, but not overly crowded even though it was at or close to capacity. My friends got a cheese and bread appetizer and pizzas, which they raved about. I got a gnocci dish which was perfect. They'd warned that the servings were small, but I felt mine was ample. My old fashioned was perfect and my friends were quite happy with the wine list. I'd like to go back for a date night.
Great Manhattans! We started with a cheese tray and olives which were just enough to whet the palate. We shared the beet salad, pizza And meatballs and every bite was delish. We topped the evening off with Salted caramel bordino and port wine. Simply Fabulous!
Exceptional all around!
I made reservations here because my girlfriend and I had been here when we celebrated six months, and we loved the food. I wanted to propose, so I reached out to the restaurant about that. The manager on duty for that evening, Allura, was so great about helping me pull everything off. I arrived later than expected, but she rolled with the punches and helped me make it a perfect night anyway! The food was great as always, and we enjoyed the non-alcoholic drinks that we were served as well. They even comped us a few items, which made us feel all that much more cared for! We would already be going back for the food, but the service has wowed us to a whole new level!
Finally was able to reserve a table at B ...
Finally was able to reserve a table at Barbuzzo. So glad I persevered. My husband and I enjoyed several excellent dishes including the roasted and raw beet salad and the charred snap peas. So good, we could've ended the meal there (but glad we didn't!). Our server suggested a wonderful Italian red that complemented all the flavors on our plate perfectly. Great place and great service.
This was our 2nd reservation at BARBUZZO ...
This was our 2nd reservation at BARBUZZO the menu was changed since last year and although our favorite brussel spouts were not in season the other items were excellent. This place is always crowded as well as the other restaurants on 13th between Walnut and Chestnut the block is a real hot spot in Philly no matter what evening of the week.
It was underwhelming. I expected better ...
It was underwhelming. I expected better food for the ratings it had gotten. We ordered a pizza and polenta salad amongst a few other small plates. The food was quite bland and not vibrant in flavor. The ambience was good and maybe go there for drinks. But not for the food. The service was good and our server was very attentive.
Delicious and affordable
We loved the parsnip cannelloni with duck, the ricotta, and the branzino (white fish). But really, almost everything was outstanding. Might not have gotten the octopus or the burrata, in retrospect. But I'd highly recommend this charming place--don't miss it.
Each plate that came out got better and ...
Each plate that came out got better and better. Cocktails were delicious. Great food for the price!
Very noisy and tables are crammed togeth ...
Very noisy and tables are crammed together. Food was good, not great.
Great food! Only draw back is that it i ...
Great food! Only draw back is that it is such a small place that the tables are right on top of each other.
Delicious food, loud room, but we are ol ...
Delicious food, loud room, but we are old fogeys (who eat out!)
the seats were too tight. A right handed person.
The pizza we ordered took so long to be prepared and it came with the crust burnt. The cream on the desert was not the way it was before.
This is the third time we have been to ...
This is the third time we have been to Barbuzzo. Always delicious food and wonderful, warm and unfussy service. The Salted Caramel Budino dessert is to die for. It does tend to be noisy so if you want a quiet intimate dinner, this is not the place.
We liked and enjoyed all the dishes we ordered.
We liked and enjoyed all the dishes we ordered... Will come back again.
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