Barbuzzo Restaurant
Barbuzzo Restaurant

Barbuzzo Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barbuzzo.com/
  • Phone: 2155469300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday to Saturday: 12pm-3pm
    Dinner: Nightly: 5pm - 12am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Marcie B Turney
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sansom
  • Public Transit: Broad Street Line - Walnut Locust Station
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Garage parking available on Sansom Street between 11th & 12th Streets.
A word from 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Barbuzzo Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
370 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (283)neighborhood gem (181)hot spot (139)special occasion (111)romantic (90)great for lunch (72)great for outdoor dining (64)vibrant bar scene (61)late-night find (59)notable wine list (40)great for brunch (22)good for groups (15)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Food was awesome. Only downside is the place is SO dark. Would definitely go back next time in Philly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Center City gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It's a bit cramped but all the better to get to know your dining neighbors. A Mediterranean menu, with emphasis on the mezzogiorno, that offers everything from roasted plum bruschetta and roasted and raw beet salad to Caciocavallo-stuffed meatballs (YUM!!) and cassarecce with mushrooms, peas and asparagus. Great beer and wine list -- who else in this nabe sports Cortese and Zweigelt on the same list? Service is tiptop, with knowledgeable waitstaff and maneuvering food runners. Pluses -- great bar, late night dining and a show from the culinary team in an open kitchen. If you're in town for a few days, put this one on the list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Time-Great Food-Great Service
    Paradoxpro
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I am temporarily in a wheelchair and reserved an accessible table for 5 ppl for lunch. The table was ready - easy to get to and had a view of the street. Food was very good we all had very different entrees and enjoyed. Cocktails were plentiful and tasty. Server could not have been anymore professional/friendly without being intrusive. Staff was excellent in clearing a path for the wheelchair through the crowd for a visit to the immaculate and highly accessible restroom. I currently don't get out a lot so these outing with friends are very important to me -- The staff of Barbuzzo could not have made me feel more welcome as a valued customer if I were the owner. Have been before but not in a while - will definitely be back again soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We Will Be Back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I chose this restaurant based on other reviews, and I am so glad that I did! The service was great. The ambience was great. The food was great. What I really liked, though, was that it was quiet enough that we could enjoy nice conversation. We did not feel rushed at all. It was one of the nicest evenings out because of Baruzzo. I highly recommend them!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    LaurM
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We celebrated a 30th birthday here recently and were NOT disappointed! I highly recommend the gnocchi and of course, the budino for dessert. Cheers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience!!
    lax10
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Third time going to Barbuzzo and every time we have an AWESOME meal and GREAT Service. It's just a fun place to enjoy a good meal and have great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As good as everyone says it is
    Jule
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We went for our daughter's 11th birthday. We all loved the food, the staff was incredibly friendly and courteous and the desserts are to die for! Can't want to go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good Neighborhood restaurant.
    pices
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    After reading the reviews, I decided to try Barbuzzo for dinner prior to seeing The Book of Mormons. We ordered Gnocci and mixed seafood dinner (the special that evening. For dessert I had the salted chocolate carmel dessert which I thoroughly enjoyed and my friend had an ice cream special which he loved. I look forward to going back again in the near future.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food
    TJR55
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food at Barbuzzo is worth coming for. The small plate/ tapas experience is so fun and a good date night. Everything we had was spectacular. Favorites that come to my mind are the sheep milk ricotta and cheese plate. It is very loud and crowded. It doesn't bother me I'm used to dining in NYC but you are about 10 inches from the table right next to you. Just something to consider. Would absolutely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get the Budino
    Penntertainer
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I love Barbuzzo I've dined there three times and every time I've gotten something different and delicious. Menu is always evolving and incorporating new ideas but they stick with their classics and the general menu format is always great. Hint: if you go out to eat with an extra hungry 21 year old male like I was, consider ordering a pizza for an appetizer to split between two (if you're VERY hungry and big eaters like us! otherwise this will be too much food). This past visit I had their octopus because YOLO I wanted to try something out of my comfort zone and I've never had octopus taste so good. Perfectly cooked, NOT chewy even a little bit. HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Budino for dessert may seem expensive but a million times worth it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Pre-Show Meal
    lbm33
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My mother and I were seeing a show at the nearby Forrest Theatre and we were running late, but we had a reservation at Barbuzzo. They sat us down and I explained that we were in a bit of a time crunch (only about an hour to eat), and they were extremely accommodating. The food came quickly and it's quality didn't suffer. It is a great take on modern italian coupled with an almost gastropub-like sensibility. The bruschetta is particularly delicious, as is the tagliatelle. The dessert you must try is the salted caramel budino, it is exquisite. Moderate-High Prices are well worth the chic atmosphere, the great food, and the attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will return
    Cymb
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This place is on our list when we stay downtown. Interesting food combinations in a good way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yum
    Bhan
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Everything was delicious! They pack it in there so don't be surprised to be rubbing elbows but it fits the atmosphere/style. Only complaint was that I was served an expired beer and the waiter didn't seem to care when I pointed it out. Even an apology would have sufficed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Night Out
    Havarose
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Although I known of Barbuzzo very well and have always heard good things this was actually my first experience dining at Barbuzzo. Keeping up with the rest of the couples restaurant, it was an excellent experience. Although a little cramped inside the good was impressive with an exciting ambience. I would certainly recommend and comeback to try the outdoor experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything here is amazing
    Layne
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Budino for dessert: OMG. Goat cheese starter and pizza were all amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food was very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Hostess was unempathetic about us being a few minutes late for the reservation, she acted like the place was so filled we'd have to dine elsewhere... however once we arrived the place was nearly empty. She didn't tie us in with our rerservation even though we told her... The food was varied and good, the waiter was a little pushy but tried hard to explain everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Lunch
    mjbasil
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I found Barbuzzo on Open Table -- my husband and I made a lunch reservation when I was in Philly for a doctor appointment. It far exceeded our expectations!! We sat outside with some good people watching and had a fantastic meal. Things started off in the right direction with a delicious cocktail and a perfect beet salad. My husband and I shared the antipasti platter which was so satisfying -- I could have just made a meal out of that. It was hard to choose which yummy pizza concoction we wanted to share...they all sound so good. We finished off the meal with one of their signature hand dipped popsicles...heavenly. Barbuzzo got us excited to come back into Philly to dine some more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salamiiii
    Albusy
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Barbuzzo has some of the best dishes in the entire city and there is always great service. The restaurant is small and they pack you in but I don't mind being close to others guests when the food is this great. Great wine and craft beer list and easily the best caramel dessert in the world. Yeah, I said it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 17yearsandcounting
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The restaurant was in a a great location to everything. The choice if the cheese board was perfect to share, unique cheeses and descriptions on the board made the experience all the better. The salads are flavorful and distinct. I had the Bronzino which as perfectly cooked and aesthetically pleasing with great delicate flavor. The pork dish with appetizing fresh sides was good. The peach ginger bread pudding and robust coffee was a wonderful finish to the meal. We had 2 glasses of vinho verde wine which was light crisp and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing menu!
    FoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Solid, consistent, excellent execution with the food. My husband and I had a hard time selecting between the grilled octopus which was amazing, all the pork dishes, pizzas perfectly done. Service was exactly attentive as well. What a find! I do not hear much chatter about the places and there should be; although, selfishly I want to keep it a quasi secret so I can keep getting a table. I rarely write reviews but was extremely impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Small Plates
    NorthernFoodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I ate here twice during a conference. Favorites were budino dessert, a tasty salted carmel dessert with chocolate crust. Pizza was also very good- thin crusted and some small plates. Did not care for luncheon mixed plate of vegetables and salad and tables a bit too close with noise level a little too loud but food was high quality at a fair price. My table was always ready for seating when my reservation was scheduled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional dinner
    Dreamsofdining
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Each of the 12 dishes ordered were very good. The pan fried gnocchi, octopus, roasted marrow, and budino were superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome tasty experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A must visit whenever in pa...the budino is to -die-for!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • philly
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    prices a bit high, portions for cheese board way too small
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barbuzzo dinner
    Ewoodford26
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The Zucca pizza was amazing!! I will be back just for that!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Barbuzzo!
    Mandoo
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I love this place. Can't seem to move past the seared gnocchi dish. I've love everything else I've had as well. It was loud when we went but we didn't mind and no one else seemed to either. I always recommend this place first.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely dinner for two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My boyfriend and I recently had dinner here before seeing The Book of Mormon at Forest Theater. The food was absolutely delicious and provided the perfect start to a wonderful evening. All of the food was served family style, which made the meal even more romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Barbuzzo is Simply amazing! I could eat there every day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barbuzzo does it right
    BenJamin
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Congrats Philadelphia on having a gem of a restaurant in Barbuzzo! So nice to find chefs that care about taste and ingredients. Starting with the watermelon/radish salad and ending with the sublime house budino (which I would go there just to eat that), every morsel was delicious and well presented. So good and can't wait to head back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • More salty than good
    TishVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The bone marrow was excellent but the special clams and squid ink pasta and the kale salad were so salty we couldn't eat them. The restaurant was nice and took them off the bill.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great!
    TigresSKSVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Each trip to Barbuzzo brings with it attentive service and fabulous food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was incredible.
    Scott
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food here was incredible. The Budino was probably the best dessert I've ever had. The plates came out very quickly and were prepared very well. Server forgot a couple of things but not enough to go lower than 4/5 for this place, they did everything else right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rosey
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I would not recommend this restaurant - perhaps better dinner selections - but horrible lunch selections.. Guess should have really paid attention to the menu and realized that there was very little that I appealed to me. But not even a salad? Server was inpatient and expected me to know the menu - he never asked if we had been there before - he was of absolutely no help! Consequently - my meal was just awful..
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but Loud
    DCarl1
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great drinks, good food and open quite late. Very, very loud, so sit on the sidewalk weather allowing for air and relative quiet.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food; Bustling Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Barbuzzo provided unique, delicious, fun food. But, quarters are tight, the restaurant was packed, early on a Thursday, in the summer, and loud! It is great if you are there for terrific food, in a quick, frenetic atmosphere. Waiters can barely get between tables, lighting is so dim, you can hardly read a menu, conversation, is very tough to hear. Yet, we would return, for fabulous food. We were headed to a concert, alone, so the pace and noise didn't bother us much. But, it is not where you meet with long lost friends, or look for a romantics night. Mushroom pizza was to die for, as was the watermelon and radish salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food, but too small and noisy
    bphili
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food was incredible, but the restaurant was so loud, I had to practically yell at my date and she had to yell back at me for us to hear each other. It was also very cramped. I was hit by the staff going by repeatedly because there was so little room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lived up to expectations
    SbrbnCouple
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We have wanted to go to Barbuzzo for some time now, finally had the opportunity this week pre-Phillies game. Food was outstanding, along with great wines by the glass. Service was also truly excellent. About the only potential negative we could imagine is that the seating toward the back seemed loud, dark and hot (near kitchen). We were up front by the windows which was great. Looking forward to getting back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Paulus
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Amazing restaurant. Great italian food, romantic and good wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Center City spot
    Burbs
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Good food & service. Sangria was great. Food choices allowed for familiar to let's try something. We enjoyed our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place in Philly
    BGINNY
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We had a wonderful meal! Everything was fresh and unique!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate