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
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.
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.
We arrived to learn that the air conditi ...
We arrived to learn that the air conditioning was broken; and the portable units that were installed were not up to the task of keeping up with 95 degree heat from outside. It was Saturday dinner time so finding someplace else without a reservation was not an option. It was a hot and sweaty experience.
To make the experience worse, our main course arrived about 2 minutes after the appetizers and the staff seemed surprised when we complained.
Excellent service. We were welcomed warm ...
Excellent service. We were welcomed warmly upon arriving and waitress was excellent. We were in restaurant at 6:00 and at that time noise level was fine. Don't know how it would be when more crowds. My meal (meat tortellini) was overcooked .I did not send it back because I was on a tight schedule with an appointment at 7:00 close by. My daughters meal (salmon) came with pasta - no vegetables. It was a disappointing meal
This restaurant has turned into one of m ...
This restaurant has turned into one of my favorites visually and the food. I went on a first date here around 12 so it was considered brunch. We sat upstairs and the environment was beautiful. My date ordered the Texas Toast Style French Toast and I ordered their crab and linguini rossa which was to die for. We will definitely be back for another visit soon. Ask to sit upstairs and enjoy!!!
AMAZING pizza and great service. Defini ...
AMAZING pizza and great service. Definitely not a date spot (i made that mistake). It is a little pricey and very warm inside the restaurant but the food and hospitality made up for it.
A little pricey for pizza but worth it.
Had a great pre-theater meal here! Ster ...
Had a great pre-theater meal here! Steric was very good and quick. Enjoyed pasta and a three-course fixed price menu of fried ravioli and veal chop. Will be back again! Only negative was it was very warm in the restaurant. Fresh bread was great! Cannoli for dessert finished off a great meal.
Have been to Barra Rossa many times and ...
Have been to Barra Rossa many times and always love coming back. The food is outstanding (Gnocchi is my personal favorite), the wine is list is wonderful, and the service is top notch. Even the manager comes by to check in. Was a great place to meet friends before seeing a great show at the Walnut Street Theatre.
We found the menu limited. My husband ha ...
We found the menu limited. My husband had chicken piccata and it was okay, but not as good as many other places where he orders the same thing. I found it difficult to find anything that wasn't either pasta or spicy. I ended up with a hamburger. It was good, but certainly not what I was hoping to find.
Very nice team, good food. Good value f ...
Very nice team, good food. Good value for the money and very conducive too Walnut Street Theater attendees. Only issue to mention is that they should dress up the rest rooms better . Clean, but not visually acceptable, especially on entry. Friendly staff, good service, and very good food.
Went pre-theatre, Walnut Street Theatre. ...
Went pre-theatre, Walnut Street Theatre. Perfect location. Fantastic gazpacho, soup of the day! I don't eat pasta and really enjoyed pairing the sauteed spinach with the grilled chicken piccata. That and a glass of house Chardonnay, and I was a happy camper! Others in my party enjoyed Capellini Primavera. The restaurant is open to adjustments to menu, which is very thoughtful and makes coming here a delight. We also had a wonderful, energetic and friendly server. I feel badly for not remembering her name!
I really wanted to like this place, and ...
I really wanted to like this place, and while there is a lot to love about it, I didn't have the best experience. The food was great and the house wine is nicely priced. However, we had a reservation, and we were put at the smallest table in the restaurant (just at the top of the stairs). I had no complaints about the location of where we were seated - it's a very cute upstairs room. However, the table was ridiculously small. My food plate, which was very hot, was hanging off the edge of the table, as was my boyfriend's. We almost knocked our wine and water glasses over several times. None of the other tables around us were like that, so I'm not sure why they have one table that is so small, but I would really recommend that they get rid of it - it was not a pleasant experience because I was constantly conscious of where my hands were.
Also, our server was nice, but the service was way too fast. We got an appetizer and our food came out about 2 minutes after the appetizer did (which did not bode well for the tiny table at all). When I go to a restaurant and order multiple courses, even if they are casual or inexpensive, I expect to be able to finish one, or at least make a decent start on it, before the next is brought out.
The food was great. I think I wanted too much out of the experience - I would definitely go back for pizza or pasta with a group of friends for a quick dinner, but I would not recommend for date night or a drawn out meal.
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