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
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4.6
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4.4
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KZ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch for restaurant week, fantastic meal!

LD
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We visited for lunch during restaurant week. Food was great and so was our server.

K
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderful dinner at Barbuzzo. Our server was friendly and attentive. All our dishes were delicious. The meatball appetizer and the salted caramel budino were standouts!

AD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Very congested.. that’s the only thing I didn’t like

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Just put for a Sunday night date night

CB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with perfect portions that don't leave you painfully full

JD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasure to have Carlos S to wait on us. Will be going back and requesting him.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived early and was sat immediately. First time dining. Great food, fun atmosphere. Will definitely return.

h
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had ricotta appetizer and risotto main - both were beyond outstanding. Creamy, rich, and flavorful. Wait staff was excellent - I was dining by myself and felt comfortable and well cared for.

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was very nice and attentive! The plates are small, but don’t be fooled...they fill you up! So, so good.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It has warm ambience and the service was great. The food was good too.

DE
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always!

F
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was good but I thought the menu was a bit too limited in selection. For example, I expected a couple of more options on the salad menu, especially for lunch.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, every time

AS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and we loved it! Food was excellent and service was great. The only downside was that it felt a little tight, but you’re in the city so it is expected. Otherwise, I would definitely go back and would highly recommend!

VG
Philadelphia
98 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here. Was a little put off by the small size of the place and 'cozy' seating at first. I'm not a fan of close quarters while dining. But the meal made up for the claustrophobic seating. Do try the shaved pork sandwich, though there were a lot of intriguing items to choose from.

N
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Went for new years eve, they were only serving pre-fix menu. Food was ok at best and the portion size was small for the price. Would not go again for pre-fix dinner but would give it another try on a regular day. The service was great and nice bar area.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Seating was tight, uncomfortable getting in out of seating arrangement. Food was good, exceptional service.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

This is the third time we have done a tasting menu at Barbuzzo (Mother’s Day, restaurant week and NYE) and it will be our last. We have had a poor experience every time we have gone to Barbuzzo for a special occasion. We experienced a combination of two or more of the following issues with each visit: the portions were smaller than expected except for dessert, the food was cold, entrees were brought 15 minutes apart, the server was so inattentive we had to get drinks at the bar, we waited more than 30 minutes for our table. It’s evident the staff hasn’t been trained to handle this type of special service/menu.

C
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We sat upstairs for New Years Eve seating. My husband and I (32 years married) reserved a table and we were surprised to be seated with three younger women (we are old enough to be their parents). Five of us seated together on New Years was not at all optimal. The noise was high.
The food was indeed spectacular.

JS
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me Years at Barbuzzo is now a tradition Love it!

GR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great eating experience when Tim is serving. Thanks!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were exceptional! We will be back!!!

RJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at Barbuzzo for their New Year's dinner which was a prix fixe sampling menu, and very good! Despite the very filled upstairs room, the noise was quite manageable. All the servers and staff were very calm, happy and helpful. A delightful dinner. The grilled bread and sheep's milk ricotta was outstanding, as was the kohlrabi Caesar Salad! We had our first budino ever.... and will definitely be back for more!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very unique and excellent. Environment was super enjoyable. Definitely recommend trying Barbuzzo.

MC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four course meal was superb and had the quality of those we are used to being served aboard the Queen Mary. I plan to return so that I can experience the regular menu.

AS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pizzas and great drinks!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Good service

s
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great lunch on a cold rainy day. The soup special - Tomato Soup with roasted veggies and white beans was really great - that was our favorite dish. We will be back.

TS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect for any occasion- great service and atmosphere and food to dream about

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Way too crowded. Tables are in top of each other. Pizza was great, but other dishes were just so-so. The gnocchi was a bowl of mush.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was okay

BK
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roasted beet salad, charred broccoli and stuffed meatballs were awesome! Tight spaces but great food....old fashioned was the only thing I would not recommend.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was great, food was great! Only issue is that the place is pretty small, but it’s the city so that’s to be expected. This place is GREAT! I LOVED it!! I just wanted MORE of everything.

DT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food ad service were outstanding. Menu options were great and nice selection of beers too.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary by sharing (and enjoying) the roasted sunchokes, gnocchi, and the stuffed meatballs, plus the salted caramel budino for dessert. The amount of food was fine for us; we didn’t come away feeling hungry.

Our only complaint was that the two nice size meatballs on the dish that we shared were accompanied by just a single slice of bread. However, our server gladly brought additional bread upon our request.

ST
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is my second time at Barbuzzo and it has been yesrs since I've been back. The food were still outstanding and service was wonderful as well. I will definitely try to make my way back more often.

d
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and nice vibe in this popular Philly restaurant. Recommended!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service. Barely noticed how cramped the space is.

T
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our table of 4 had a wonderful dining experience at Barbuzzo. Not only was our waiter (Wade) terrific because he was knowledgeable, witty, and prompt -- and the food did not disappoint.

The mushroom toast and sheep's milk ricotta (also with bread) were both tantalizing appetizers.

Our mains were similarly delicious -- from the Pizza Margherita to the Octopus -- all prepared perfectly.

To top the evening we shared the salted caramel budino -- yummy!

We were able to easily make it to our 7 pm orchestral event and, because the service was so timely, we were able to enjoy each other's company over a leisurely meal.

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