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
Went for a Birthday dinner. We were runn ...
Went for a Birthday dinner. We were running late, so we called but no one answered. We in total called about 10 times yet still no answer.
Drinks were okay, nothing incredible but not bad.
Polenta was really good, arancini was alright. Octopus was way over cooked and the meatballs were not good at all. They took back the meatballs and sent us gnocchi which was pretty good.
Sorbet was great, and overall I felt the prices weren't outlandish.
No recognition of the birthday which was noted in the reservation.
This is a lively, small place with lots ...
This is a lively, small place with lots of activity. the food is eclectic and great! The service is very good and attentive. there is plenty of staff. you MUST make reservations as its small. I would not recommend it for larger parties. It's not a kids place but if you bring one there is wonderful pizza on the menu too. desserts to die for!
One in our party was famished, and we or ...
One in our party was famished, and we ordered a beet salad immediately. It came when we ordered the rest of our meal. Great food, certainly. And we had a great meal. All plates were polished. Noise level was high, making conversation difficult, but I guess that is what the current thing is. Anyway, we'll return.
I arrived a few minutes earlier than my ...
I arrived a few minutes earlier than my reservation time but had to wait over 15 minutes after my reservation. Usually I don't mind this but I had a tight schedule that evening. When we finally got seated, the place was a little too dim so much so that the menu was a little hard to read. My friend ordered a zuca pizza which was good and I had the pan seared gnocchi which was very salty! Service (hostess and waitress) was very good and was the best part of the visit. Not sure if I would visit again...
the food was excellent and I frequent th ...
the food was excellent and I frequent this restaurant, however I have not yet been awarded my points. we did end up dining at the bar instead of at a table, but I checked in with the hostess and she seemed to record our arrival.
Barbuzzo is on the list of highly recomm ...
Barbuzzo is on the list of highly recommended places to eat- Went there over Thanksgiving .
I ordered the octopus that was deliciously prepared. They are famed for their wood-fired pizzas, but my party who ordered these said were good and would come back for these.
The beet salad with kale was outstanding- and my party would come back, just for that!
This was my third visit to Barbuzzo and ...
This was my third visit to Barbuzzo and it continues to provide good value for excellent meals. The choices are less varied for lunch, but the ingredients are topnotch and the service is fine even during rush periods.
The pizzas are wonderfully creative and virtually greaseless; the burger was thick, juicy and cooked just as ordered; the flavors are well-balanced on each dish.
This time our table ordered dessert---we tried the famous salty caramel budino and it was such a hit we ordered more to take home.
The food was excellent, especially the m ...
The food was excellent, especially the meatballs which contain caraway seeds adding a special zing to the flavor. Service was very attentive and friendly. The restaurant is rather tightly packed and noisy, but we did not let that detract from a very good dining experience. We would definitely dine here again.
I could not wait to try Barbuzzo and it ...
I could not wait to try Barbuzzo and it did not disappoint. We were told to order two dishes each and that was perfect. We started with the kale and goat cheese salad (delicious), sheeps milk ricotta (super creamy). Like nothing I've ever had. Loved it. Octopus, and gnocchi. We loved it all. For dessert we had the salted Carmel budino. That was to die for. If I was home, I would have licked out the jar.
I had been told by several people how in ...
I had been told by several people how incredible the food is AFTER I made the reservation and they were sooo right. Arrived for Saturday brunch at 11:55 and door opened at 12. Very long line but was seated immediately and awaited my family. by 12:15 every seat was taken and when we left at 1:30 only those with reservations were seated. Fortunately there is an enormous selection of salads, pizza, some sandwiches to suit all 5 of us including 2 Granddaughters who are vegatarions. I would suggest coming with several others to sample the variety of choices and definitely have the salted caramel pudding for dessert! Will definitely return.
The food was outstanding and reasonable ...
The food was outstanding and reasonable in price. My wife and I would not hesitate one second going back should we be in Philadelphia again. It was wonderful food and we enjoyed talking with the cooks about the various dishes. We sat a the Chef's table.
For a restaurant that requires 2 week in ...
For a restaurant that requires 2 week in advance reservations I expected a fantastic experience. The service was mediocre at best our waitress never checked on us mid-meal and when we flagged her down for another drink she forgot it. We ordered gnocchi and it never made it to the table yet mysteriously was on our bill. We had to ask about our leftovers and credit card. Won't rush back that's for sure.
This place is really fun. Crammed in wha ...
This place is really fun. Crammed in what is really a long hallway, flanked by a cool bar and open kitchen, the atmosphere is great and the food is delicious, creative and well prepared. The meatballs were the clear highlight but I give them props for trying grilled sardines with fennel. Delicious drinks too. Main drawback--way too dark to see the menu regardless of age or vision. A touch more light would work as would those cool new backlit menus.
The food was amazing! I HAD to try the s ...
The food was amazing! I HAD to try the salted caramel budino and it did not disappoint! Went with my husband for early anniversary dinner and we were both very pleased. It is a small restaurant, but makes it cozy!
What an outstanding dinner I had with my ...
What an outstanding dinner I had with my mom! Our waiter was really knowledgeable and gave us a great suggestion on how to order. Lots of the plates are meant to be shared and each plate is good for 2. So we ordered many different plates. The menu was really seasonal while still keeping a traditional style. One of the best things we had was roasted bone marrow with some different pickled veggies. You have to try it! Also make sure you save room for dessert. It's some of the best in the city and very worth it.
Who knew? Lunch, it turns out, is as go ...
Who knew? Lunch, it turns out, is as good as dinner at Barbuzzo! I have eaten dinner a few times at Barbuzzo and always had a great time and eaten well crafted food that tastes great. When I went on OpenTable to find a lunch spot during the week I found an opening at Barbuzzo and jumped on it. From the short rib and pork meatballs to the Orecchettii the food was flavorful and enjoyable. The bread is outstanding too.
nice atmosphere, kinda dark. Service wa ...
nice atmosphere, kinda dark. Service was good but the food to value ratio was not to my liking. Portions were a bit small and the menu was limited. The pizza was good but did not knock my socks off for the price. I expected more.
Open table only had an 11 pm reservation ...
Open table only had an 11 pm reservation available, but the restaurant seemed very empty (under half the tables used). Enjoyed the meal a lot but would have been nice to have an earlier reservation if the place wasn't busy.
Still an overall wonderful time!
Again, Barbuzzo did not disappoint. We w ...
Again, Barbuzzo did not disappoint. We were on the hunt for a late night bite. Fortunately, they had an opening for 3 at 11pm. We were hesitant at first - would the late hours work against their stellar food and service? Would they let their guard down after a long day of meeting guests expectations. Nope - the service and food were consistent in their goodness and we had a great time. Thank you Barbuzzo for being their for us.
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