Barbuzzo Restaurant

4.7
5397 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 5397 people are saying
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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food!

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MeganL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

BM
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

OT
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Service was a little slow. We would have preferred to be asked our seating preference (I walked up a long flight of stairs 6+ months pregnant). I would have gladly sat outside. Food was very tasty. Whipped dips, whipped ricotta. Gnocchi very good but a little salty. Bronzino very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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vipKateF
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wish there were more vegetarian options. But delicious and wonderful service!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Server had weird energy like he wanted to go home which I get it’s just like hide it better. Cocktails overpriced but food was decent and fair for price. Not wildly crazy about this place it was solid but I wouldn’t necessarily choose to go back

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KatieZ
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! We were outside but in a heated cabana type thing so great privacy and kept noise to a minimum.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great meal but not the perfection I remember. Burrata and foccacia still brilliant and the salted Carmel budino impossible to not like, literally impossible. But the pizza and gnocchi were not as great. Pizza was bland and gnocchi was salty and oily. Only 4 beers and all super Hoppy. Still a good meal but not the world class joint I remember from 5 years ago.

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DanyiZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I have had for a long time. Wonderful gnocchi, surprisingly high quality. Price is very reasonable. Great value!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going here forever and it’s down right amazing every single time.

KY
KevinY
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a nice Sunday evening meal and drinks with my wife while visiting Philly. Dined upstairs which had nice ambience, outside view, nice music. Service was great and food and drinks were great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! It was a really nice evening and the staff were friendly and helpful!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single time-exceeds expectations.

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vipLauraW
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were seated inside on a beautiful day, which is always a bummer. But outdoor seating is super limited everywhere these days. Wishing there was a rooftop dining option here because the food was amazing! The second floor was nice enough and the tables were spread out for social distancing. The food was delicious. I had the shaved Brussels salad as appetizer, which was light and crunchy and perfect. Then I got the steak and eggs, which was cooked perfectly, it came with crispy potatoes and broccoli, both were delicious. I would love to come back here for dinner and hopefully plan far enough in advance that we get to sit outside on another beautiful spring day in Philly!

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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 5397 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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