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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JW
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Food is unique and flavorful. Cheeseboard was excellent with good variety and paired jellies. Duck pasta rich and flavorful. Goat cheese app great. Would recommend highly.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent beet salad and budino for dessert! The mushroom pizza was a bit under done but very good.

SF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a good experience. Cocktails were good as was the food. My only complaint was that we were squished at a table by the door which was uncomfortable for us and made getting our food awkward.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, beautifully prepared and flavorful! The service was impeccable!!! A wonderful experience. I highly recommend!!

F
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was impeccable and the staff so welcoming and attentive !

J
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tight seating, but overall atmosphere was great. Didn’t mind sharing a bit of convo with our neighbors. Food was like nothing I have ever had. Started with the cheese plate-moved to the octopus and scallop for our mains, and then finished with a whipped wonder of a dessert in a mason jar! Heaven paired with an espresso! The specialty cocktails were a home run ❤️

OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was not as impressive as I remember. The mediterranean plate was small. Service was terrible. Unfriendly and not attentive. Budino was still yummy!

CS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food. Fresh ingredients. Imaginative menu. The bronzino was terrific.

W
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in Philly! The host, Greg, did a terrific job tonight in making us feel important.

IM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barbuzzo is a gem! A cozy atmosphere, a tight menu, and exceptional quality

AB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! My go-tos on the menu are the sheep’s milk ricotta and the blood orange salad! So delicious!! All of the pizzas are amazing as well - can’t go wrong with any of them!

I
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch after the flower show. Excellent food!

C
New England
56 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We have been to the sister Spanish restaurant across the street and decided to try their Mediterranean restaurant. However, it was really a tapas restaurant with small and medium plates you are expected to share and they arrive in any order. Not what we were expecting.

J
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our dinners were delicious especially the kohlrabi Caesar salad.
We love Barbuzzo so it is difficult to criticize but the restaurant is way too dark. Please make it easier to read the menus and see what we are eating.

K
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

It was a great meal with a mixed age group. There were some slight service areas which could have been improved upon. The service started strong, but as the night when on the timing was off, and the server was less attentive.

DS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We visited for lunch. It was a good place for personal size pizza and hamburgers.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barbuzzo is my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia! Everything I have ever tried, even things I don’t think I’ll like, has been outstanding and I’ve never had a bad bite of food here. We ordered the sheep’s milk ricotta, Spanish Octopus, roasted mushroom arancini, pan seared gnocchi, and salted caramel budinos. Again everything was delicious, but the roasted mushroom arancinj was mind blowing! My ONLY complaint is that the Lardo pizza, easily the best thing I’ve ever eaten in my life, is no longer on the menu. If you’re looking for an amazing meal Barbuzzo is the place to go

H
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a foodie. This is an A+. Always delicious! One of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia. The food is consistently on point!

m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date will husband. Absolutely loved it, amazing service and food is never disappointing.

AB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service at Barbuzzo was excellent. We went on a busy Saturday night but were not rushed at all. The food was cooked to perfection, the waiter very attentive without being annoying. We will definitely go back and have already recommended Barbuzzo to someone.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Honestly did not love the food and the service was sub par.

h
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friend did me a favor by recommending this place. I wasn't even hungry when I came in because I had a late lunch and yet I ate every bite! The gnocchi with guanciale was so so good! I did take issue with the ratios of mushrooms to gnocchi and the waiter agreed with me. Still, the dish was so good! I loved the broth and the texture from the greens. I would have licked the bowl if I could...

I'd heard so much about the salted caramel budino. It's no joke. That is one stupidly delicious dessert. Ate every bite.

Got a great wine pairing recommendation from my waiter.

The space was cool with all the wood.

All in all, a great experience but docking a star was for my ratio comment.

MK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot before the theater! Love the plate size and sharing. Food was delicious and so were the cocktails!

j
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cozy spot with amazingly fresh and unique dishes.
Wine selection is great as well.
Definitely recommend

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only thing to say is that it was a flawless meal

F
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. I’d go back in a heart beat. Love Safran Turney Hospitality- they do not disappoint!

AW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is fantastic! Think European small plates. A little bit of this, and a little bit of that! Food comes out as it is ready, bubbly hot and delicious. We couldn't wait for the next plate to try! Will be back!!

S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Pasta was disappointing but it’s return was not a problem.

JC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Unfortunately we were very disappointed. We had high hopes since all of our friends recommended us trying Barbuzzo. Maybe we just ordered the wrong items but 3 of the 4 dishes were so salty we didn't eat. The squash ravioli was excellent. Would love to try it again but doubt the wife is going to go back since there are so many restaurants in the area.

r
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going to the restaurant love the idea of the small sharing plates we felt that we could sample more of the menu with a few small plates flavor of food and quality of food were excellent I would highly recommend

B
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barbuzzo was recommended by a friend and you didn’t disappoint!

FO
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good thing that I checked my bill before I signed. The bill was much higher than the statement
He said it's the new computer problem and gave me a new one to sign and it's still the wrong higher number. The wrong number showed up in joy cell phone. They told me will be corrected
This is the third day my credit card site still has the wrong number.
What is strange is that every time the error bill is always higher than the food statement. never give me a cheaper meal. Wish everybody watch out before you sign

j
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the menu - not run of the mill ingredients. Fresh and healthy.

P
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was an office lunch out for 4. We had a noon reservation. The restaurant was 1/3 full. Our waiter was attentive and understood our issue for needing to be back at work by 1:30 as well as our companion’s gluten allergy. I had the farro salad. It was very good. Small portion, but I was glad of that. I had to have the salted caramel budino which is insanely delicious. You must try it. One of us got the margherita pizza - it was cut into sixths and I had a piece. It was ok. A bit chewy. Another had the branzino and LOVED it. The 4th had the beet salad and loved it. My only real criticism was that the salad meals came out first and it was a full 5-10 mins before the pizza came, and another few mins for the branzino. I love this spot. Wish it was a bit wider!! Recommended.

H
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A tried and true for lunch, but I was disappointed to see more pizza and sandwiches and fewer pasta options recently. The cheese plate is always a hit. I wish there were a green salad. The dishes are often too salty, but we curb that by asking them to go easy on the salt. Atmosphere is nice, but cramped seating. Decent wine by the glass selection. Our waitress was pleasant and attentive.

PC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good food. Fun social ambiance

B
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in the city. It’s not cheap but it’s really not expensive. Such great value. My girlfriend and I love it here as well as Lolita and will continue to come back. We can’t wait to try Bud and Marilyn’s next.

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