Barbuzzo Restaurant

4.7
4630 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We will be offering a special tasting menu on our 2nd floor for Mothers Day brunch between 10am-3pm. It is a 4 course menu and will be $45 per person. PARTIES WILL BE SEATED ON OUR 2ND FLOOR, WHICH IS NOT HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE. Cancellations after 5/10 may incur a fee.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we have had here was excellent. The pizzas are great but don't leave out the sheep's milk ricotta with charred bread. I could have eaten just that all night.

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DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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DR
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Made reservations about a month ago for Barbuzzos because of the excellent reviews. Extremely disappointed. The restaurant was so dark we had to use our phone flashlights to read any of the menu. The noise level was high, difficult to have a conversation. Food was tasty but could not see what we were eating. The visuals are an important part of a meal and this was completely lacking. We do not recommend and will not return.

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JA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Too loud! Food was fine, but it was so loud that our table of 4 could not hear each other! As the goal was to visit with our friends as well as enjoy delicious food, the goal was not met. We'll find quieter spots with equally good food in the future.

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P
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ran late with a Dr. at Jeff, but the hostess kept us on the list and we did not have to wait long...fabulous food, service, and place. Loved it. Thanks for holding the table!

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d
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!!! 2thumbs up

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From olives to tiramisu and all 6 plates in between, Barbuzzo transported us out of Philly and into Mediterranean heaven. We'll return to try everything we couldn't in one night.

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MI
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ordered a beet salad. It was more of a Kale salad with 3 pieces of orange and red beets and 1T of goat cheese.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The ambiance was the best part of the evening. The candle lit dinner was romantic and moody. Our small plates, whipped ricotta and arancini balls, were AMAZING!

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the food, and our waitress was helpful and considerate of our questions. I recommend this restaurant to everyone visiting Phily.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

It was delicious! I would definitely love to come back.

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CM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The kale and beet salad was fantastic! I’ll be going back to have that one again!

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KP
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always make it to stop by Barbuzzo and grab a bite to eat. They always have rich and unique flavored dishes no matter your appetite.

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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service

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MC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Too dark to see menu. Table distance was tight. I’m size 12 and that was the upper limit to get between tables. Food was really good.

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T
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service a bit scattered.

Felt like we needed to move along with meal.

Chairs uncomfortable

Food good.

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DC
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual everything was delicious service is outstanding very crowded and very loud but the food is wonderful

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a great dining experience at our all time favorite restaurant!

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Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This small and medium-sized plates restaurant was a special treat. We shared some delicious food, had some good beer and were served by attentive staff. A place to ret to.

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E
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints!! Great service and amazing food makes it a perfect date night spot. Best margarita pizza in town!!

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Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barbuzzo, as always, was amazing. The ricotta appetizer is a can't miss (which you might skip if you didn't know, but what will come out is nothing like what you may think ricotta is based on the grocery store version). The Uovo pizza is one of my favorite flavor combinations anywhere, with a delicious chewy crust. We had the butternut squash ravioli for the first time, and it was amazing. Plus some of the best tiramisu I've had anywhere, and the classic butterscotch budino. It's worth the trip to Philly, and the crazy early reservation because they're consistently booked!

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KR
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a special Birthday celebration. It was delicious, every plate got better amd better. My whole family especially liked the duck ragu. Service was outstanding! Very helpful when deciding on choices!

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RW
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

We have dined here several times. The chef is to be complemented in her skillful use of herbs and spices. The problem is that the food is so salty that this detracts from the overall taste. The staff is very friendly and efficient. The main negative about the overall experience was very loud music blaring away which made it impossible to enjoy the food or any conversation.

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OT
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and service. Highly recommended. Very popular with locals

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, great food, and great beer! Would definitely recommend to a friend

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We ordered Stuffed Meatballs, Sheep’s Milk Ricotta, and Calabrese Pizza.

Everything was so good, I couldn’t pick a favorite. My dad won’t stop talking about the meatballs.

The space is rather cramped but it’s to be expected with the location. The service was great, especially with offering to store our coats to help with the tight spaces.

Our server was attentive and pleasant. I will definitely recommend to others!

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J
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Started with the cheese board and butternut squash arancini. Entrees were a margherita and truffled egg pizza. Followed by the pulled duck pappardelle and tirimasu for dessert with some esspressoo martinis. Everything was outstanding from food to service.

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J
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I would have loved the food if they weren’t so salty and burnt.

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RS
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

First visit to Barbuzzo, and I was not dissapointed. The service was good, all the food was delicious. The only drawback was it was a little tight at the table (5). I'll definitely go again, just with fewer people.

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MM
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good not too much better than your average neighborhood pizzeria.

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SM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Barbuzzo is a pretty phenomenal restaurant--each dish we tried was delightful (especially the bodino at the end!). The portions are normal--the pizza is enough for two, the pasta dish was just enough and the appetizers and sides were large enough to share. The space is pretty cramped and loud, but stick with it and you'll find the servers friendly, the bill not as big as you'd think, and the experience will be great overall.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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FJ
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent food but it does seem like they are rushing you to get out of there. Small plates come out of the kitchen when they are ready and it is certainly not a relaxing evening of dining. Noisy but fun scene, but maybe a touch too noisy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! The server was a huge help in making our dinner selection. I would definitely recommend this place for any occasion.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stopped in for a business lunch. We were pressed for time and the server did an excellent job expediting our meal, which was delicious. 12/10 would dine there again.

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Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and atmosphere! A regular stop for us whenever we are in the city!

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CD
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent and prepared to order. Very close quarters and very dark so had to use cell phone flashlight to see menu. Very loud and noisy.

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KD
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great pizza in particular, stylish atmo. The main meat course was a bit small.
Hip spot all in all.

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JS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Philly. Great Pizza's and Meatballs that are amazing. Great drinks and fast wonderful service. It's a must visit place in Philly.

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JR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was really great, but the service was not. It was very difficult to catch the attention of our waiter to ask for bread ($2 extra) and for pepper. We eventually were handed a pepper grinder which was EMPTY. Plus the noise was deafening.

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