About Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Barra Rossa is a bustling burst of Italian flavor and energy. The lively atmosphere is perfect for sharing a meal with friends or family, or for a late night snack. The dynamic bar provides a vibrant venue for sampling from a selection of 50 Italian wines served by the bottle or quartino. Begin your meal with a sampling of Italian meats, cheeses and olives. Next, try several of our signature hot and cold small plates. Then, choose from a selection of our wood-fired pizzas and pastas, or one of our signature entrees.
Creative and traditional dishes are brought to life with local and fresh ingredients. An extensive wine and specialty cocktail list pairs with each dish to complete the dining experience.
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11 am to 10 pm
Tuesday: 11 am to 10 pm
Wednesday: 11 am to 10 pm
Thursday: 11 am to 2 am
Friday: 11 am to 2 am
Saturday: 11 am to 2am
Sunday: 11 am to 9pm
10th & Walnut
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Off-site catering available.
Indoor Parking Garage with Valet is right next door! Central Parking entrance located at 925 Walnut Street. $8 Valet Sunday-Thursday after 3pm. $12 Valet Saturday & Sunday after 3pm. Metered Street Parking also available.
Septa Bus Stop on the corner of 10th & Walnut for routes 9, 12, 21, and 42.
Chef William Connelly
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Group Events. Business & Professional Events. Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, & Family Events.
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Barra Rossa – Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews
We loved the food and the service was ex ...
We loved the food and the service was exceptional. All kinds of dishes we liked.
Eggplant , crab, and meatball appetizers were great. We wound up getting several small
plates instead of an entree, each one excellent. Just try not to sit at the center row of tables.
Servers were zooming by us on both sides a lot.
Pretty standard Italian food. The meatba ...
Pretty standard Italian food. The meatballs in the braised meatball appetizer lacked flavor. My girlfriend got the Linguine w/ crabmeat, which was a kinda small portion for the price and didn't really taste outstanding to make up for it. I had the 4 cheese Ravioli in Pesto. The Pesto sauce was far too cheesy in itself. However the portion size was good.
We were on the second floor and it was very hot. Great service though
My husband and I have returned to Barra ...
My husband and I have returned to Barra Rossa several times for dinner when we are in Philadelphia because they never disappoint us! The service is excellent and the food is always delicious. We enjoy the ambiance that the second floor offers to make our evenings there special.
Always a pleasant experience. If you ha ...
Always a pleasant experience. If you have a special seating request when making your reservation they honor it. Wait staff is excellent and both pleasantly attentive and helpful. Very good food value with a nice variety of tasty options. I had a salmon that was cooked to perfection. Very moist, great temperature and well seasoned.
We were looking for a place for a pre-th ...
We were looking for a place for a pre-theatre dinner and this turned out to be a gem! So many good-looking choices on the menu. Two of us had the ravioli in pesto sauce. Delicious! Serving was just the right size, too. The zucchini frite was tasty, but a bit disappointing. More breading than zucchini. Our servers were very aware that we wanted to get to the theatre and made that happen easily. We will definitely return to try this restaurant again!
Their Restaurant Week menu drew me in bu ...
Their Restaurant Week menu drew me in but the poor service will definitely keep me from returning. Because we were seated at a table in the bar area, and not the high tops or the bar, we couldn't get the happy hour specials. My friend ordered a 4 oz Pinot Grigio for $7 and I ordered a 7 oz for $9. Both glasses arrived at the table with the same exact pour and when we asked the server, he really had no answer why and did nothing to correct the situation. We had to call the manager over (well, he ignored our first three waves) and finally the host came over and corrected the situation. The table next to us even commented that there was no way those pours were correct. The server was disinterested and sloppy - had to ask for more water, didn't refill our coffee and rather than bring the grated cheese and pepper over when our food was served, waited till we were about 10 minutes into our meal to ask if we wanted either. Beet and goat cheese salad was good but other than that, it's really just a glorified pizza shop with a 23 year old server who acted like he was a week away from retirement.
Our server was great, very friendly and ...
Our server was great, very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. The chicken parm was amazing. We stopped here before a show at Walnut St Theatre and they were very mindful of our time and making sure we didn't miss our show. Great experience.
We had a great dinner but we were seated ...
We had a great dinner but we were seated in a small room upstairs over the kitchen and our seats vibrated from the exhaust system. I highly recommend it for the food. I would just ask not to be seated in that room again.
With a 5:45 dinner reservation for 4 - w ...
With a 5:45 dinner reservation for 4 - we barely made our 8:00 theatre and we were only a block away! Food for the most part was good, but one of the dishes came out uncooked - scallops and shrimp. The manager was very accommodating and took the meal off the check, but the waitress seemed very inexperienced. The bill came incorrectly split and it took abut half an hour to resolve the issue.
We love Barra Rossa. Every time we atte ...
We love Barra Rossa. Every time we attend a performance at the Walnut, that is our choice. The food is great as well as the service. Something to remember-it's like two different restaurants. Choose depending on your desire and ability to walk steps. Upstairs is my first choice. It is pretty, overlooks the city streets and is more quiet. Downstairs is not as quiet, but probably more fun if you are with a group or want to be served at a bar.
Food and service are the same. I have eaten in both places and have nothing but glowing reports to share.
I had one of the best caesar salads ever ...
I had one of the best caesar salads ever. Other food was good and reasonably priced for a center city restaurant. We were tight on time and the food came quickly without having to ask. Our server was great and she made recommendations on the food.
Good service and décor, although too qui ...
Good service and décor, although too quick and anxious to clear away plates. The margarita pizza was ok and the pasta primavera broth tasted only of mushrooms, which is too strong, and not what I was expecting. It included minimal broccoli, some spinach and mushrooms. Really could have used more broccoli and some garlic for flavor.
Was there for lunch and the food was goo ...
Was there for lunch and the food was good. Went back with friends and food came out of kitchen wrong, same drinks ordered twice made by different bartenders and obviously different tasting, food orders came out wrong and were bland. Overpriced for the quality and drinks.
The Host greeted us in an upbeat, friend ...
The Host greeted us in an upbeat, friendly manner, making us feel welcome. The server was attentive and friendly. All food items ordered tasted fresh and made with high quality ingredients. The food was excellent tasting. The manager stopped by the table, making us feel our business was appreciated.
Overall, this was a great dining experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant to others.
For our visit to Barra Rosa, a small gro ...
For our visit to Barra Rosa, a small group of us from work decided to go during Restaurant Week. We ordered different appetizers & entrees but the same dessert. Everything was delicious and well prepared. We had the salmon, sausage frittata and chicken saltimbuca followed by the ricotta, berries & honey. Our server was very helpful and attentive without being overbearing. We sat upstairs and it's a beautiful space. Our only complaint was the upstairs seating was a bit warm. We know late summer is hard to predict but a floor fan isn't enough to cool such a large area. We can't wait to go back!
Delightful location and use of converted ...
Delightful location and use of converted space. Close to theater. Extensive and diverse menu. Creative food preparation. Informed server. Only negative was failure to receive discount associated with theater membership despite advising server and showing him discount card prior to ordering.
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