Barbuzzo Restaurant

4.7
5410 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5410 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLenB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

My wife’s meal came out, and after 5-7 minutes, tracked down the server to ask where my meal was.
It would have been better to bring both at the same time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We love Barbuzzo and have been many times over the years. The food is outstanding and we love the experience however tonight’s service was subpar. Our server just didn’t have the typical Barbuzzo gusto and it left us disappointed for our first date out in a long time.
We will be back at Barbuzzo but will steer clear of this server.

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ChrisH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to have a place that understands balance and the import of stellar product.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. Would recommend highly. Would absolutely come again.

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LoveToEat
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was very good, as usual. However, the service was as poor as anywhere I have eaten in a long while. From the greeting to the presentation of the check, the server seemed uninterested. There was little communication from him (including a greeting), he forgot a large plate and when we finally asked for it (when we were almost done the meal), he said he'd check. When we got the bill, it was the last item after coffee and dessert. Obviously he had forgotten to put it in and added it after. No offer to comp anything. The pacing was poor. Our appetizer came first, then five minutes later two salads, a pizza and two mains hit the table. Then a long wait for the final main and dessert. We'll be back but this wasn't my favorite meal at Barbuzzo.

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AnnA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food and ambience was very good. Our server was new and was unaware of some menu items. He mixed up drinks at our table as well as other tables. Never came back to get our dessert order, so no dessert 😕

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vipRecommend
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around. We had the whipped ricotta, olives, short rib hash, beet salad and the asparagus pizza. Can’t say a bad thing about any of it! Loved all and will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

8:15 res on a Friday. Felt rushed the whole time. Staff coming asking if they could take plates away way too often. Ordered dessert and they came by and took my spoon away before I could eat it. Food I got to eat was delicious.

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DebraS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I’ve been to Barbuzzo many, many times since it opened 9 years ago. I almost always get the truffle pizza with the runny egg on it. This time we ordered 2 pizzas for the table and both were somewhat undercooked. Which is a bit of a problem for a pie that has an egg on it. When we mentioned it to a server he said this was how it was supposed to be, but after having eaten a million of these pies I know otherwise. I will still go back, and hope that was a fluke.

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sueherb
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food reviews were over rated. Portions small but tasty overall but a few dishes disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely amazing

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n00bmaster69
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious pizza!

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BilliC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing night-before-college-graduation dinner. The gnocchi and stuffed meatballs were amazing! We enjoyed all of the food we had actually..

I would recommend darkening the font on the food menu so that it matches the drink menu- and is easier to see the descriptions. In the evening the upstairs was very dim, with only candlelight, and we had to use cell phones to read the very small and light font on the food menu.

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch and amazing as always!! Many Thanks! This neighborhood wouldn’t be the same without you.

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PhilL
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, attentive service, perfect location, vibrant place. What’s not to like?

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food!

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MeganL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was delicious, but the service was so rushed. Just felt like they couldn't wait to get us out... we were served 3 out of 5 dishes within the first 20 minutes. Great if you're super hungry but for a fairly expensive spot, it was kind of a bummer to feel rushed through and barely have a chance to enjoy each dish as it came out. Also seemed like two servers were competing over our table (not sure if one was training the other, which would have been totally fine and normal, but they were acting super sketchy about it).

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Rower
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Barbuzzo is a solid choice is you want a light dinner at a reasonable price and the food overall is pretty good. Not the best in Philadelphia but it is tasty for sure. The menu is meant for sharing and the portions reflect that. Service was excellent. I would say Barbuzzo is the perfect spot for a casual light dinner or apps on a Wednesday night.

My only negative comment. The Kale salad which advertised goat cheese on the menu, had literally no goat cheese whatsoever.

Gnocchi was good, but the pancetta was kind of blah with the dish.

Riccota was good. But how can you mess up cheese????

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and appetizers.

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BethM
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great outdoor dining experience. Delicious food with good happy hour appetizers and excellent service. Also fun to sit outside in the booth with glass partitions so we could see all of the people walking and eating around us. You couldn't really hear the conversations at the adjacent tables so it was a comfortable area where we could talk but still feel a part of the atmosphere. The focaccia appetizer with feta and roasted tomatoes and olives had incredible flavor and the asparago pizza was also amazing. The salted caramel budino dessert was so smooth and decadent--a great way to end the meal. I would absolutely return and eat it all again!

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CWilson
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From appetizers to dessert, everything was excellent! Although we loved everything (Basil Lemonade, Barbuzzo Old Fashion, funghi pizza, squid ink pasta w/seafood, Casarecce, bread pudding, chocolate mousse), in particular, the grilled octopus and branzino were out of this world! We've been meaning to dine here for years and are so glad we finally made it!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The caramel budinos! Heavenly

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vipNatalieR
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

The food was delicious! The heaters were not working outside. They kept telling us they were resetting them. So, we froze through dinner. As we were finishing, they offered for us to sit inside. The worst part of the night was watching the server move a heater. I was shocked and asked where he found it. He said he should have offered us a heater. Brrrr....yes, that would have been nice! To top it off, they charged for extra pita. They offered us nothing for our very expensive dinner in the cold.

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Jessica
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The heater for the outside seating isn’t very effective and unfortunately it was very cold that night. But the food, as always, did not disappoint. Everything we had to eat was spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The food and server were fairly good, but that didn’t make up for the rude hostess and horrible table. Never again.

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BrianM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in town for business and wanted to try a new restauraunt. Barbuzzo was excellent! Their food was creative and delicious! Everything I tried had excellent flavor and exceeded expectations. We got an upstairs table by the window. The server was great. The pricing was super-reasonable. I have definitely paid way more for food that wasn't as good. Would definitely recommend, and go back again.

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Stephanie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Philly. Never fails to be delicious!

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JanaH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food is always phenomenal. I’ve been going here for years. It was a fast favorite. The past two times, something unfortunate has happened with my food and neither time have I been offered to have anything else made for me or have anything taken off the check. I just feel like I might be over Barbuzzo at this point.

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vipBrianO
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

First time dining since COVID was disappointing. The server was aloof and unresponsive, food was given as a free flowing kitchen, which is not typical and we were not made aware that this would be the case. There was a backup with the pizza oven and the table ate their meals before i received my pizza. Once the pizza was delivered, it was charred on the outside and unbaked in the center.

I had my wedding reception at barbuzzo in 2017 and looked forward to coming back, boy was I disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great and loved the environment. Everything was safe and spacious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Mouse in dining room 😬

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CristobalC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The restaurant offers good food at generally good prices. Although they say it's small plates, we had an appetizer and two more plates and we were fine. With the understanding that the food is supposed to be shared, it was still a little off-putting that the food listed under appetizers came at the same time than one of the plates under main dishes, and then the third one many minutes later. Not a deal breaker, though. Excellent service and good wine.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good and reasonable price. Menu was limited. Old Fashion was weak for price. Server was excellent. Weird we were seated upstairs and had to go outside to get to next level. Nice space though.

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vipMichaelN
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, glad they've reopened successfully.

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vipJennyA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spot for a date night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Staff was very friendly. Food was inventive, cocktails inventive and everyone delicious.

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Andrea
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside and had a great experiene. Th drinks and food were great and our server was fantastic and sweet!

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Addy
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant with the best combination of flavors on a plate you would never thought of to put together, but it’s perfect! Got the short rib off the brunch menu and would definitely get it again! Also got the funghi pizza as an appetizer and it was perfect!

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vipNikolettaF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, and service was on point. Loved it.

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TiffanyB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic! He gave some amazing suggestions.

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You can order delivery directly from Barbuzzo Restaurant using the Order Online button. Barbuzzo Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 546-9300.

Barbuzzo Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 5410 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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