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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
Group Events. Business & Professional Events. Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, & Family Events.
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Barra Rossa – Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews
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.
Ethan our waiter was wonderful, a very n ...
Ethan our waiter was wonderful, a very nice young person. The food as usual was outstanding ! We celebrated my father in birthday and recieved a 10% discount by showing our Walnut Street Theater tickets. We often do dinner before a show. Excellent place to have dinner!
I like the ambiance, we had reservation ...
I like the ambiance, we had reservations so we were seated quickly, prices were good and reasonable, but my entrée was dry and the meat was over done. We had tickets to the Walnut Street Theater so I didn't want to delay our dinner and send the entrée back. The sauce on my entrée was nearly non existent. The others in my party enjoyed their meals, though.
.We had glass of wine up stairs and the ...
.We had glass of wine up stairs and the waiter asked if we wanted 5 0r 7 ounce i never was asked that at any restaurant before. And i might say if seamed as if he really did measure it.And the table next to us also made many remarks about the wine the waiter gave them more wine.......
The server was horrible. She really seem ...
The server was horrible. She really seemed as if she didn't want to be there. Her tone was so low we couldn't hear her. She never stated her name. & she was not impressed to have any urgency with simple request. The food was mediocre. I expected much more for what I ordered, as well as my friends. The taste was bland. The margarita I ordered was amazing, yet my meal could have been better. The service made the visit unpleasant.
Very disappointing :(
I really wanted to like this place because we have been looking for a good place to eat close to the Walnut Street Theater. The atmosphere is nice but the food is very overpriced for small portions and the service was not good. I don't mind a pricey place if the food is good and this place didn't measure up. I had the steak "salad" which was tasty but was really just a piece of meat on top of a few greens with pine nuts. For $18 something besides lettuce drenched in dressing would have been nice. My friend had the egg plant parmesan which had a ragu type orange sauce that was awful. We also shared a buffalo chicken pizza and the chicken was in small chunks and very tough. Our server was polite but very inefficient. He spilled my friends wine and brought her back the same amount that was in the glass instead of a full one. We also had to wait 10 minutes for a spoon for our desert. The worst part was that it says on their website that they give a %15 percent discount for Walnut Street Theater patrons. We showed our ticket but when we got the check there was only a 10% discount and we were told we needed to be subscribers. We were and showed our waiter and he came back and had only taken $3 off the bill instead of the extra 5%. After all that we were running late for the show so just paid the bill. Overall it was not a good experience and we will NOT be back!
I love this place.
We have dinner here overtime we have a Walnut Street Theatre show. We would dine there more often but for the distance from home. The charcuterie has a wonderful selection. The crab stuffed portobello and mussels are to die for. My favorite is gnocchi with bolognese sauce. The meat in it looks as though it was pulled, not ground. Seafood is great. We don't eat dessert, but I'm sure you could find something you like. For the price, there is value. We like upstairs best although we have eaten in both places. I usually give service five stars also. This time, I can't. The waitress was very forgetful. Someone else brought one drink and she was surprised that I had ordered a drink. She had to ask us several times what we had ordered. I just think she needs to write things down. We always get the Meat/olives/cheese plate for our appetizer. The wrong one was served (two separate appetizers, not a combination of three on one plate). This had two consequences 1)We were charged for two appetizers instead of one and, 2)it was just too much food. It was a minor annoyance. Everything else was perfect.
GOOD BEFORE THE THEATER
Barra Rosa is a great casual spot before or after the theater. The food and the presentation are very good, but the wine prices are a bit high for the pour. Service was very pleasant.
I lost a bracelet that night somewhere within a block of BR. When I called to retrace my steps hours later, Roger did a cursory look around where I was seated and the walkway. The next day, I called back in the daylight and again, Nick and the staff did what seemed like a thorough search. Unfortunately, nothing showed up, but maybe it will be found somewhere. I was pleased that they made such an effort.
Had tickets to Walnut Street..great place to start
We were looking for a place to have dinner before the theater. My daughter suggested Barra Rossa and it was a great suggestion. Service and food were excellent. Prices were extremely fair for the value.
Definitely will be back again.
Excellent if Going to The Walnut Street Theatre
This is an excellent restaurant for proximity to The Walnut Street Theatre. It is within a block of the theatre, on the same side of the street. A parking garage is adjacent to the restaurant. We got a good Italian dinner. The food, service and value are all good. This restaurant is a little more noisy than I prefer for good conversation with my dinner companion.
We would absolutely go for dinner again if we were going to an evening show at The Walnut Street Theatre.
As always when I eat at Barra Rossa, I h ...
As always when I eat at Barra Rossa, I had a good meal and the service was excellent. The food is a good value for Center City eating. We go before the theatre at the Walnut Street and they are very conscious of the fact that we may have limited time. Also, they give a discount for folks who are having a theatre experience. The restaurant is fairly centrally located (especially close to the Walnut Street Theatre) and there is a parking lot right next door. A good time was had by my whole party of three people. Kudos to Barra Rossa - a standing ovation.
Good, not sure I would make a special trip.
We had a reservation and were sat upstairs. The table was very nice and so was the area itself. Nice high ceilings, modern looking touches on a charming old building.
We had two servers, not really sure why. They both asked the same questions and both tried to tell us the specials. One of them was very nice, the other seemed like she was annoyed but putting on a "friendly" face. I guess the reason was they were splitting the whole area or something but it was distracting.
You could tell the dual server set up was not working as a second plate of calamari was delivered (did not order two). Even more annoying was asking for the mistaken second calamari to be removed from the final bill.
Food was good, my wife really liked the Penne in Vodka Sauce. She asked for it without the sundried tomatoes but they came on it anyway.
I picked Barra Rossa as a fun Saturday night dinner option. I had never been and finally decided to pull the trigger and book a reservation. What drew me in was the adorable interior pictures I saw on their website and google images. Upon seating, I felt miffed. Where are the fancy chairs and white washed walls I had seen online? Where are the intimate lighting fixtures? As far as I could tell, I was transferred to a typical Philly bar. Is this the twilight zone or did someone capture me and place me in a run of the mill happy hour establishment?
I have no problem with bar decor, but it wasn't what I signed up for and that is what irked me. How can you advertise your restaurant as this super cute HGTV inspired venue, and then seat your guests at some alternate world. It felt as though I was boarding the titanic and I discovered last minute that I was in the lowest cabin. This happens to be one of my biggest restaurant pet peeves - When all sections are not equal in star value. If I had any ounce of chutzpah in me, I would have just been asked to be seated upstairs, but alas, I am socially anxious and scared of people. So here I stay, at my dismay.
All ranting aside, the food was rather good and so was the wine. Our waiter was nice. It really is nicely priced for what you get, which this ballin' on a budget millennial can appreciate.
Mother's Day Lunch at Barra Rossa
Arrived at 3pm for a late lunch on Mother's Day just my husband and I. Disappointed that three of the five beers sold by the pitcher were sold out, including the house Italian beer Perroni.
Server new and unsure of herself. Did not ask to remove empty glasses, we had to move around the table when food served.
I enjoyed the beet salad but the beets were sparce, their should have been more since this was the name of the salad "Beet and Goat Cheese."
Will most likely try again when visiting the Walnut Theater nearby.
My friends and I go here after we attend ...
My friends and I go here after we attend the Matinee at the Walnut Street Theater (we're subscribers). The food is very good, as is the service. However, it would be nice to see some changes in the menu (or perhaps more specials).
Who Could Ask for Anything More?
I had tickets to a show at the Walnut Street Theater. My dinner at Barra Rossa more than made up for a (disappointing) deconstructionist prequel to Barrie's Peter Pan. Stopped there for a glass of wine before dinner later followed by the prix fixe meal. Very happy both times. Will definitely return.
food is good. service needs to improve.
third time there. close to theater. food is good but every time service not up to par. first time went with friends before going to theater. server seemed to busy to accommodate. second time took my husband. we ordered apps & dinner. not even five minutes after apps came out, dinner was served. i explained that we just got our apps & the server said with an attitude "do you want me to keep them in the kitchen until you're finished?" gave it another chance before going to theater. server was very nice but never asked if we wanted coffee or dessert. she was dropping the check & we had to ask her. when she brought dessert shooters over to table, one of them dripped on my brand new shoes. she must have told the manager because she came over & asked if everything was ok. i am a server & am very critical when i go out to eat. the restaurant i work at would have comped my dessert & gave a gift card to return. i don't look for freebies when i dine out. i just want the good service that i give to my customers returned to me .
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