Barbuzzo Restaurant

4.7
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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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time there, still blown away by the food. Absolutely love it there.

BL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service

JD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Price fixes menu read great but was disappointing. Salad was limp and overdressed, pork osso bucci was pedestrian and the sorbet tasted like the freezer. Almost 300.00 for 2 with drinks..not worth it.

KN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience1

This is an old favorite of ours but we made the mistake of coming on Valentines Day, when the priced fixed menu may have been easier for the staff and kitchen, but left us feeling slightly short changed for $75 per person. There was a factory like feel and we wished for other menu items. Our seats were near the entrance, so it was extremely cold the entire time. That alone made the experience hard to enjoy. It’s unfortunate that we are soon to move out of the city, so this will be our last impression of one of the more solid restaurants on our list. If this review could be helpful, I would recommend opening up a few a la carte items on special nights and a heater above the entrance in winter. Besides that, the service was friendly, efficient, and the meal was good, not epic.

DK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome - the food was amazing and the romantic atmosphere was incredible!

DN
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great valentines dinner as expected super busy little restaurant

EB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met friends for lunch on a rainy day. It was quiet and not terribly busy. The food and service was as usual - very good.

l
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tables are very close which is a big negative for me. However, the staff was friendly enough & those around us, obviously, content to be there for lunch. Therefore, the ambience is pleasant, though a bit noisy. We return because we know what to expect.... good service, excellent quality of food & reasonable Center city prices. It is a treasure.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and great food. We will be sure to return.

DB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Very cozy place, and excellent food! My friend and I got the ricotta cheese and mushroom toast for apps, highly recommend both. For dinner we got the tanglitelle and risotto, both medium sized plates and both very good. The dessert menu looked so good but we were too full to try any, but definitely on my list for next time. The restaurant has a very nice ambience and great atmosphere, more of a small quaint restaurant. Would be a great place for a date or to catch up with a friend. Service was also excellent, and they bring out food as soon as its ready too. Highly recommend!

g
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was really delicious! It was noisy, but not so much that you could not hear each person at the table. The fact that it was packed on a Monday night shows that others were as impressed as we were.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Service was excellent! The value was worth it an fair. Thank you! Great experience.

M
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

EB
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! Shared the meatballs, beet salad and the ricotta. Everything was delicious. Our server was very friendly and helpful. Also recommend the salted caramel budino for dessert. Definitely coming back.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Service was excellent, food ranged from ok to pretty good, space was extremely tight and chairs were uncomfortable. They use a heavy curtain to separate the entrance from the restaurant, but when the door opened a blast of cold air would hit. There’s twice as much seating as the space could really comfortably manage.

JM
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, innovative dishes and nice vibe

MF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A little loud so difficult to carry on a conversation. The tables are really close together and not a lot of room if you order a lot of food. A little pricey for food and beverages (not a generous pour on glasses of wine) but the food and service were excellent.

HW
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun! We loved the relaxed atmosphere, and the food is wonderful! Thanks for a great time!

J
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our time at Barbuzzo. They said us immediately with the reservation and had our table ready. The food came out in a timely manner and was excellent. The waitress was awesome and gave us nice suggestions and she was very pleasant. Would definitely go back.

s
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch. We were very impressed and looking forward to our next visit.

j
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a client who is a vegetarian here because there were a number of options. I was surprised how good the beet salad was, along with the squash stuffed pasta. Very tasty and well presented. We ate at the bar and still got excellent service. When I am Philly again, I plan to return.

MS
Charlotte
46 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at a reasonable price. Cramped quarters but the food is worth it. Some really good. New, innovative dishes on the menu: several of which we tried and enjoyed.

SH
New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, but a bit crowded and quite noisy. We were there early on a Sunday night and thought it would be a little more subdued. I totally understand why it was "hopping" since the food is outstanding and a very good value!

EF
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It's always a good meal, with one of the best desserts.

S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Place was super cramped and extremely LOUD! Food was amazing! Server was good. Won’t likely return! It’s just too loud and crammed... can’t even talk across table. if I wanted to sit on top of someone else I could always go to a food court in the mall!

AA
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious and amazing.. food was so good and the caramel budino is the best dessert ever

JT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! The meatball appetizer is unbelievable. Good drinks, great food, nice ambiance - what more could you ask for?

AS
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food presented by an amazing server Vanessa! She was able to guide us through the options and offered perfect suggestions. We came for restaurant week but will be back for the Carmel Budino and awesome pastas!

CS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was great. This restaurant is very small which make dining a very packed experience. Be prepared to have dinner with the people sitting next to you, too.

CL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time visiting for restaurant week. Restaurant is narrow but tables are comfortable. The server was very friendly and knowledgeable. All of the food was fantastic but the real treat was the budino dessert, which was unique and delicious. Highly recommend for a date night.

e
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was great. Cocktails were excellent. Went during restaurant week, so value was a plus. I would have given a four star for food except I disliked the cauliflower "steak" entrée. The Budino dessert was out of this world.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. I loved all the textures and flavors. I really enjoyed the veg antipasti. The branzino was cooked perfectly. It was a wonderful meal to start off my conference in Philadelphia. I’ll be back again for sure.

ET
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always phenomenal! Friendly staff, incredible food. The ricotta for appetizer is a MUST. The budino for dessert is a close second must.

n
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waitress was very accommodating with our gf food. It's just surprising that this restaurant doesn't have those options on the menu.
Food was very good. Always love the budino

SS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great meal at Barbuzzo. One of our favorites!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is sooooo good!

RH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The restaurant had a nice ambiance, however it was a bit drafty and the main entree was a bit dry. The dessert was delicious.

CE
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers were delicious. Pizza better than ever and bronzino perfectly cooked. Pasta was great too. Enjoyed everything including the drinks!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very busy for lunch, by the window is a little cold. Amazing food as always

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A must go to when dining in Philadelphia. Fresh food, never frozen! Obviously would recommend this restaurant!! Everything was amazing from the starter to the main to the dessert. I’ve been here numerous times and they never disappoint!

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