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 good quality food and service. Wa ...
Always good quality food and service. Was a little put off that our reservation was at 5p, but the restaurant didn't even open the doors until 5:10p. Otherwise staff was friendly and accommodating, and the food tasted great.
Preface: It was 96 degrees out at 7:30p ...
Preface: It was 96 degrees out at 7:30pm, and had been hot all day.
I am a returning customer, as Barbuzzo is one of my favorite restaurants for dates or to bring family/friends.
However, my recent trip, the restaurant was negligibly cooler than outside. There are no ceiling fans, which is fine if the AC is noticeably blowing. However, the AC wasn't keeping the restaurant cool. We asked the server if the AC was broke and she said it was working fine. My mother had to fan herself the whole night. I was also hot and sweating during the whole meal (I am a healthy - normal weight - 30 year old. I realize the format is an open kitchen, which adds to the heat, but we were closer to the door (away from the kitchen).
Additionally, it was extremely dim lighting. I understand dim lighting adds to ambiance, but both my parents, myself and several others I saw (when looking around the room) were using cell phones and candles from the table just to read the menu. The strain on the eyes, the inconvenience of using a phone and the distraction of seeing multiple cell phone lights around the room ruin the ambiance they are going for, in my opinion.
Otherwise, the food and drinks were great - as always!
Barbuzzo never disappoints. The food is ...
Barbuzzo never disappoints. The food is seasonal, local, innovative and delicious. It is pretty loud and a bit chaotic, but that adds a bit to its charm. We had reservations on a Saturday night a 5 (when they opened), they were turning people without reservations away almost immediately, and by the time we left, every table was full. If you don't want to be disappointed, make reservations!
Our party of two was seated promptly, an ...
Our party of two was seated promptly, and service was outstanding. All of the food we ordered was delicious, really fresh, and our server's recommendation of two dishes each, which we shared, was perfect. Unfortunately, because of the noise level, we won't be back. We are neither old nor hard of hearing, but conversation was virtually impossible.
I met my nephew at Barbuzzo for lunch. W ...
I met my nephew at Barbuzzo for lunch. We were seated right away. I ordered the antipasti plate and he ordered a cheeseburger. Both were delicious. Our waiter was friendly and helpful, and didn't rush us. My nephew had tiramisu for dessert and I had a salted caramel something that was out of this world. The atmosphere was lively and fun. It's a little loud, but not obnoxiously so. I would recommend this restaurant for a lovely lunch.
We needed a late night place to eat afte ...
We needed a late night place to eat after walking all over the city all day. We found Barbuzzo through a Google search and made our way there. The food was EXCELLENT and we're very picky, always preferring "farm-to-table" which is exactly what Barbuzzo is. If we lived in Philly, we'd probably eat there every week!
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!
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