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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.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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
Barbuzzo's food was amazing as usual. It's one of my favorite restaurants in the city. However, on this visit our server was very slow. We had to wait 15 minutes before we were offered water. He had to reconfirm our order and the order of the table next to us. I had to request the dessert menu and the check. The bussers were doing a great job, but the waiter wasn't. Maybe he was covering extra tables that night. Also, we sat in the middle of the restaurant and it was very loud. We could barely have a conversation. They could use sound panels.
I will still go to Barbuzzo for the food, but this time my overall experience was not excellent.
I love Barbuzzo- i have dined here before- while its hard to accommodate a large group of more then 4 they will do there best. It is a great date night place. the bartender could have been bit more friendly he poured the wrong wine (i order what he gave me a red) and give me a bit of attitude.
Loved Barbuzzo! Steak tartar was amazing. Definitely would recommend any of their pizzas or pastas, so fresh! We were seated outside, which was a little crowded on the side walk BUT it was a holiday so we understood. Seemed a bit dark inside but very beautiful. Waitress was polite and had some great recommendations.
The meal at barbuzzo was great - we got the ricotta, branzino, and the maiale pizza. Would recommend the branzino of the three. The bread with the ricotta was a little burnt but possible it is supposed to be like that. The branzino was cooked very well - skin perfectly crispy. The pizza could have had a bit more prosciutto but was overall very good and very very filling.
I've been to Barbuzzo a handful of times and NEVER disappoints. The octopus is phenomenal, the pastas delightful, the ricotta to die for, and the budino is outright famous. I've worked in hospitality for many years and appreciate whole-heartedly the great service and interesting wine-list. Barbuzzo is not just a must-try, it's a "I must get try everything on this menu!" Go and enjoy - as with all of Marcie and Valerie's 13th Street spots. Amazing work!
Fun Delicious place to eat. We enjoyed our meal before the theater very much. We arrived late due to being stuck in traffic and they were so accommodating and gave us great service. We were out in plenty of time to make our play and we did not feel rushed. The tapas sharing plates were fun and delicious. We got the mediterranean olive plate, (great selection of olives) the stuffed meatballs (they were awesome) the bronzino (also awsesome) and the burrata which came with prosciutto which was delicious. Very different and tasty. We were full but split the perfect sweet dessert for a chocolate lover, four delicious pieces of candy from their candy shop. So good and just enough to finish the meal on a sweet note. Fun restaurant not the same old same old food fare. Plus it was delicious. Also we were surprised at our bill. I had one drink and the check we felt was very reasonable. Throughly enjoyed it!!!
It was good food, but I thought based on other reviews that it would be outstanding. The stuffed meatballs were great, but my burger had very little flavor and was dry. I think they might have slightly less interesting lunch options than at dinner, I'll have to come back, get dinner, have drinks, have dessert, but as of now, I'm not in a hurry to rush back for lunch again.
I would never miss an opportunity to dine at Barbuzzo. Food is consistently outstanding. Service is excellent.....I ordered a drink and it wasn't what I expected. Our waitress let me make another selection without hesitation. Overall a most enjoyable dining experience!
Food was excellent. Fairly noisy. Our waiter said he would make sure all our food didn't come at once. Of course, all our food came at once, so it was a choice of what to eat first before it got cold. I recommend Barbuzzo for the food, but make your server understand that you want to pace the delivery of your small plates.
We love Barbuzzo! Everything we ordered - apps, salads, cocktails, pizzas, wine - was delicious. The wines by the glass included Gruner Veltliner - one of my favorite whites - and that is not easy to find. The place was packed when we arrived at 7pm and people were still streaming in when we left at 9pm. If we lived downtown we would definitely pop in for the 10:30pm happy hour - great deals on drinks! Tight seating, so don't go if you need privacy, but do go if you are looking for a fun and delicious meal.
Heard so much about the great service we were looking forward to being well taken care of. We had a waiter who was cold and aloof and answered our questions about the menu with one word answers. Probably thought we were a tip loss since we brought in our own wine and asked for tap water.....by the way it was a birth year bottle brought in to celebrate my daughter's 25th birthday. She picked the restaurant because her colleagues insisted it was THE place to go for a special occasion....our waiter put a total damper on the evening and never made a fuss over her special night -- in fact when he brought the dessert he just plunked it down in front of us (I wasn't expecting them to sing, but a smile might have been appropriate). Also, the budino dessert that was highly touted is super sweet, so unless you like those kinds of desserts be forewarned.
Service: Waiter was attentive as a colleague and I were busy chatting and neglecting to order. He did not hurry us and was right there when we were ready to order.
Food: Food was delivered quickly, was hot and delicious, and tasted authentic and homemade. We each had a pasta dish. I had the Tufoli, a pork ragu with zite and olive oil bread crumbs. the pork was tender and delicious and the bread crumbs added a little surprising crunch.
My colleague did not leave a morsel on his plate so I can only assume he enjoyed his meal too. He had the Campanelle, which looked and smelled amazing. Diners next to us had a mix of salads and veggie plates and they seemed to enjoy those too.
We did not partake in any drinks, but the wine selection was fairly extensive and the cocktail menu looked inviting.
Ambience: It was a beautiful spring day in Philadelphia, sunny and warm (in the high 60's). the Front windows were open, there was dining outside, which I would have enjoyed but there was construction (a scissor lift) going on right outside, not associated with the restaurant, which made it a little loud outside. Decor was rustic, lots of wood and dark colors. Music was loud but not overwhelming, my colleague and I could still hear each other perfectly. Tables were close together but with enough elbow room, I did not feel crowded.
Food & drink selection was great. Waitress helped make wonderful choices on both food and drinks. We loved everything we had.
A bit to noisy. Tables so close together feels like your eating dinner with people you didn't come with. Bar was that crowded also. It is a restaurant everyone must try, it is that good.
Barbuzzo came highly recommended and we were lucky to get a last minute reservation on a Saturday. The atmosphere was fantastic with a great vibe, maybe a little on the loud side for conversation. We shared several small plates and all were outstanding. Cocktails were on point. Plan ahead, get a reservation, and make sure to try it if you are in town.
While I love the food and interesting choices offered, the setting is a difficult one for conversation - especially when there is a party of 2. The noise level can get extreme and the table top is quite small for the multiple dishes that often arrive at once.
For me personally, I would recommend the restaurant for groups, making their own level of noise.
This place is amazing! I'm from out of town, working in Philly during the week every other week or so. I had been craving this place for a while but they are always booked if you don't book in advance. So I decided to make a reservation last week for just moi, and I made sure no matter what I would leave work on time to make it there.
Tonight I had the best salad with goat cheese, the second time I've had this dish. It's simply amazing. Tons of goat cheese. I also had the gnocchi. Soft and tender gnocchi. A few weeks ago when I visited I had the grilled octopus, also wonderful.
Another thing I love about this place is sitting at the chefs counter. Especially since I'm dining alone, I really love watching all the action. You can see the details and amount of care they put in. The chefs check every single dish they prepare to make sure they are seasoned and cooked properly. They pass on each dish as they are done to the server who would then bring the dish to your table. Each chef that passes a dish on takes the time to check the presentation, making sure there is no imperfections. I admire the level of quality and care they put in!
I will definitely be back!
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