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
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.
Wonderful dining experience. Plate porti ...
Wonderful dining experience. Plate portions a bit small for price but very tasty (maybe I just wished there were more because it was tasty). Salted caramel budino is out of this world!
Took Mom to dinner for Mothers Day
Excellent food, both of us enjoyed very much. Mom liked the light by the front window at 5pm and the noise level was good for her. She had never been and really enjoyed it.
Amazing as always. Reserve early unless ...
Amazing as always. Reserve early unless you want to try your chances at the bar seating (which isn't bad). Outdoor seating is available in good weather. Space is small but inviting. Don't miss the sheep's milk ricotta or the salted caramel budino (pudding)!
other than the dessert the food was not great. burnt meatballs, not much octopus on the platter, not very appealing meat charcuterie... good server though...
Spent a long weekend in Philly and had this place on my list of recommended places to try. We couldn't get a reservation for Friday so instead went to dinner Thursday night. Let's just say that we enjoyed it so much we came back the next day for lunch and brought friends. Everything we had from the starters to the pizza was outstanding. We can't imagine going back to Philly without trying to get in to Barbuzzo for another meal! Pat runs quite the operation there.
I have been going to Barbuzzo from their start and this is the first time I was disappointed. The menu has changed and even old favorites remaining on the menu do not cut it, compared to the standard they set. Food was just OK and service were below average. They even put a 20% tip on the bill.
Food was great!
Got the grilled calamari, which was incredible, stuffed meatballs, also a must-get, and a special dish that consisted of homemade pappardelle with a lemon, mint pesto sauce. Everything was enjoyed to the last bite. Especially the salted caramel dessert!
Great atmosphere. Some dishes disappoint ...
Great atmosphere. Some dishes disappointing. Table was small and uncomfortable seating.
Good experience overall...wish half stars were available. It's a small, crowded restaurant, and it gets loud. Service was short and to the point, but kind. We had a party of five, and tried a number of items on the menu. There were some bright spots: the pizza was awesome, meatballs and ricotta are must haves, and butternut squash ravioli and pappardelle were good. Squid pasta was a miss, and the bone marrow, risotto, steak tartare and crostini were okay. Cocktails were good and we had two decent bottles of wine. Sadly, we got the last bottle of Syrah, but weren't made aware of it until we went to order a second bottle. Too bad, because it was delicious! Overall, we had a good time and would definitely go back.
Been reading much about the ladies who run 13th street. Had to finally check out one of the restaurants and we were so glad we did. Excellent new addition to Philly restaurant scene.
I really liked the brussels sprouts pizz ...
I really liked the brussels sprouts pizza
We got the meatballs, mussels and buratta. The mussels were underwhelming, but everything else was phenomenal!
Was a wonderful Sunday night dinner. We' ...
Was a wonderful Sunday night dinner. We've been several times and never disappointed!
every dish is more amazing that you time ...
every dish is more amazing that you time from pizza to pasta to fish to polenta you want to try it all - the wines are great to try too as are the cocktails - this is by far the best tapas style restaurant in the city in my opinion - trump Amada by far....
The reviews had led me to believe we wer ...
The reviews had led me to believe we were in for something special. Well, if by special one means sitting elbow to elbow with other diners, barely hearing each other, and not being able to read the menu because of the "dim ambience lighting" (I am not kidding; we had to turn on the flashlight app on our phones to read the menu), then yep, we sure had a special time. The food wasn't bad..but it wasn't anything 'special' to write home about, either. Quite frankly, I've had much better pizza and salad at places like Joe's pizza, for a fraction of the price (and I could see what I was eating!) Oh, and the beer! SO overpriced, and served in a small wineglass???!!! Seriously? I think with the way they poured it, they could easily get three "glasses" out of a bottle. This was a special occasion for myself and my out of town best friend. Good thing the other places we went to that weekend held up to expectation, because I almost lost all cred as the go to gal for places to eat with this place. Not going back.
Very nice restaurant and great food:
some of the best mussels I have ever had in a pleasant atmosphere
First visit. Very pleasant impression. Ambiance is rustic, modern. Vibe is nice but quite loud. Service is excellent. The most important - FOOD is very good. Not everything we've tried was to our liking, but what we liked was absolutely the magnet to bring us back. Tasted: Lamb tongue (special) A+, Polenta w. vegatables B-, Octopus B-, Beet salad w. Kale A+ and Asparagus/egg Pizza A++++. Beer, Sherry and Sangria were excellent. Conclusion : visit again ASAP. P.S. Came back the next day for lunch. Tasted Chef's bar plate A+, soup A++, pasta A, ricotta A- and budino for dessert was on the house (thank you guys!) for such a quick return : ). Wonderful experience again. At this point we think this place is one of the very best in Philly.
LOVE this place!
Each time I go, the food impresses both me and my guests. My only complaint (if you can call it that) is that the restaurant is very small. This means you are very close to he strangers at the table next to you and it can be difficult to get a reservation. In the past it hasn't been an issue, but this time I had difficulty getting the attention of my waitress several times. Considering how small the restaurant is, there was really no good excuse (each time she was talking with her co-workers).
Top notch. This tiny place consistency g ...
Top notch. This tiny place consistency generates great food in a fun, casual environment. Plates made for sharing. Don't miss the amazing pizzas. The cuisine is on par with the best eateries. Make sure you make a point to try it.
nice place for lunch
good food, creative, service was excellent and we sat there a long while, but a bit noisy,
The selection of foods fit any palate but definitely appeals to any foodie. Best meal I've had in Philadelphia yet.
Love the menu and small plate concept. E ...
Love the menu and small plate concept. Excellent bar/cocktail menu - like the local beer selections too. Lots of attention to detail in food preparation and presentation. Attentive, cordial, and knowledgeable service. Dined on a weeknight and now know why it's difficult to get a reservation on the weekend - must book early! Will definitely return. Very, very good dining experience for me and my guest. Cheers!
Awesome meal and atmosphere
It was a great place for lunch. Would be an awesome date spot. Not super cheap but the food and service were both great.
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