Barbuzzo Restaurant

4.6
5495 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 5495 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGavH
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the Mais Pizza. It will change your life.

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SannaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant in Center City. Unfortunately the Saturday brunch menu (2:30 PM) was very small and limited. Drinks were great and the pizza we ate was also very good... would like to go back for dinner some day.

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helloek
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come back to Barbuzzo again and again because it's just so good every single time!

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RobE
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants in central Philadelphia

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a nice place to have dinner and go on dates. We go there every time we are in Philly. Everyone needs to try. They did change the Gnocchi recipe a bit but it’s still tasty. I prefer the older recipe but I still enjoyed it.

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vipstaceyk
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s just consistently good! My favorite go to …

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PhillyMamaDoc
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved as always the whipped ricotta, gnocchi and pizza. The “estrella” dish was disappointing. Ended with the best dessert on the planet: the Budino. Iykyk

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a special evening with friends, and we could not have been more delighted with the meal. The food was delicious, the atmosphere energetic, our server was informative and solicitous, everything was prepared and served to perfection. We all felt it was a wonderful and memorable restaurant meal.

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vipDave
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner! Great food and great service. Our best meal in Philadelphia!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very cool experience eating on the street. I liked the new menu, had good options and was done well; but I feel as though their previous ones were more exciting and innovative. I would still like to visit again with the new seasons menu

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

A disaster from the start. When we arrived, the hostess barely acknowledged us. She eventually led us outside and upstairs, looked around as if it were her first time there, and then walked away leaving us standing in the middle of the dining room. Zero communication or eye contact. We followed her back downstairs, where she explained that no tables were available (we had a reservation and had received a text that our table was ready). We then were told to “wait on the bench” while it was figured out. Ten minutes later we were led back upstairs to a table. The server was even worse. Obviously in the weeds, they were not at all friendly or helpful. When I ordered an “extra dirty Tito’s martini” they replied with attitude “so, a martini”. I had to repeat myself and they were visibly annoyed. When said martini arrived, it was spilled on the table, lacking any garnish (not an olive in sight) and tasted terrible. One set of silverware was dirty, but our server intentionally would not look at us - so we had to get up and ask a manager for a new set. The peach salad tasted like soap, and the corn arancini was incredibly bland. We asked for the pizza to go. When the manager asked why we were leaving, I explained that everything had been terrible, and then he mocked me for complaining. He tried to explain that they were overwhelmed and understaffed due to COVID, which they obviously were. The problem is that someone is making the decision to open the restaurant to a maximum number of patrons (both the downstairs, upstairs, and outside dining areas were full) without enough staff to handle it. This used to be one of my favorite spots, but I’ll likely never go back.

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vipRespilosa
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Worst service I’ve experienced in 4 decades of restaurant dining. Truly shockingly bad. I wish there were a private way to contact management because I’ve enjoyed many meals at Barbuzzo and know this is not normal for them. Sadly, my *literally* 35 phone calls resulted in only a busy signal. The room was also extremely loud even though it was not at capacity. Our food was very tasty, but the pasta was swimming in oil — so unnecessary as it was otherwise very flavorful.

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AngeliqueC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was so fresh and delicious. Nice being able to see the kitchen in view

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vipLaFleur
Philadelphia
220 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very slow service and doughy undercooked pizza. Great salads and cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

So fun - our service was fantastic, food was great, can’t wait to come back!

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Kiki
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service! A little small, so not ideal for parties larger than 4.

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vipKristinaP
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and, as always, the food delicious. Staff was accommodating to our needs and we had a most enjoyable evening eating outdoors.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

We were seated upstairs, which was a much different vibe than downstairs, which we were

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Debby
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was terrific beginning and ending with the wonderful birthday greeting to my husband as we entered and left to the great service and delicious food. The focaccia and grilled feta starter was excellent followed by a refreshing peach and cucumber salad. Both were of the perfect size for sharing by two hearty eaters. The entrees, casarecce and bronzino, along with accompanying sides were delicious with enough for a hearty snack the next day This was by far the most delicious meal we've had at this restaurant indicating a better than ever pandemic comeback.

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Jimbo
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in all of Philadelphia, but don’t take my word for it. Give them a try!

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vipPhilipK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Terrific, creative takes on Mediterranean classics. As enjoyable
and interesting as Iron Gate in DC. Gnocchi were pillow soft, with a lovely peas and asparagus sauce, straight out of the garden. Braised lamb pasta was terrific and actually almost light. And an amazing peach and cucumber salad...complex, not too sweet, kind of genius. Liked the wine list, too!

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vipDeGustibus
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food! Served in portions that were just right. Imaginative pairings with cocktails, wines, and beers. The salted caramel budino dessert is not to be missed!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The pizza was very greasy and oily and where picked it up it fell apart. The waitress was new and made wait and barely came over

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EyaK
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Server was very friendly. Those that delivered the food not so much. Food was good however we expected something special. Can’t say any of the dishes wow’d us. Overall a good visit. Too many great restaurants in Philly to try!

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vipFinke43
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Although the food was excellent the service upstairs was poor as the waiters had to go downstairs for everything which caused delays

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My friend visited from Utah, and Barbuzzo is her favorite restaurant. We get the pan seared gnocchi every time. It’s the absolute best!

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Onabench
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. They were very accommodating with our you g kids as well!

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Em24
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Had to wait a long time to get water and again to order. Food arrived quickly but pizza crust was not good (soggy, soft, burnt, not crisp). Liked the branzino (the dish was not amazing though) and the funghi pizza toppings. Staff were friendly and helpful, but the restaurant was clearly understaffed. AC was also not cold enough.

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HeatherB
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. I really enjoyed the ambiance of the second floor space. Would recommend.

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vipElizabethT
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in the upstairs dining room. The Bronzino was excellent! Service was great too.

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Tesh
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved all the items we ordered. The best item for sure was the gnocchi which was one the best i’ve ever eaten.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the absolute best time at barbuzzo!! Service, wine, and food were *chefs kiss* our favorites were the arancini and the gnocchi. Only complaint was the octopus entree was a little fishy.

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vipLaFleur
Philadelphia
220 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice spot for a low key brunch. Beet salad = amazing! Pizzas = sublime! Service is great too.

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Sushishoppingrn
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food and Service! Really enjoyed the ambience outside. Good list of options for entrees

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for date night, the service was ex

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BeeTee
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Might be the best meal I’ve had in a very long time! Every single appetizer and plate was delicious and fun to share among the group. The arancini, meatballs, lamb, and gnocchi were some of our favorites. All the staff was nice as can be and helpful with our questions, and the food came out quickly. Highly recommend!

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Haley
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! We ordered the whipped dips, meatballs, gnocchi, and casarecce. Everything was to our expectations and beyond! Overall atmosphere was great as well as the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess has a personality that is less than to be desired but the food, ambiance and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Booked an inside table but they sat us outside in 90-degree heat at a sidewalk table, claiming a glitch in their reservation system. Said they didn’t have inside seating due to a reservation for a large party inside, even though we had an inside reservation. Service was rushed and indifferent. Didn’t feel welcome. Skies opened up with heavy rain mid-meal. We tried to shelter at one of the empty enclosed outdoor tables but the waiter told us we couldn’t sit or stand there because it was reserved for another party. He offered to box up our food to take with us. The meal was ruined and after some arguing they acknowledged that and comped it. But they were rude and unfriendly from start to finish. The food was good but not exceptional. I’d never recommend this place to anyone who expects to be treated with courtesy.

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vipLuvtoEat
Cincinnati
30 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best meal we’ve had in while visiting Philly this weekend. We dined at the sidewalk table, 13th street is closed to traffic. The focaccia with feta was an outstanding appetizer. My wife had the branzino and I had a lamb Ragu that was light and just right for the summer. Both meals were great. They make a mean Negroni. All in all a great dining experience.

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Barbuzzo Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 5495 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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