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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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!! It was restaurant week. Excellent choices and serving potions were generous. The drinks are different and delicious. Will go back again soon.

S
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fantastic here. The wine pairing with the 3 course meal is a must!

KZ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch for restaurant week, fantastic meal!

j
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for Restaurant Week lunch. The Kale Salad and Olive Oil cake were my favorite dishes. Salad had red and golden beets, goat cheese, oranges and nuts. Cake had a delicious fig sauce with whipped cream and more nuts. I could see the flames in the brick oven from my seat, like a cheery fireplace.

OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible meal

a
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really great food and atmosphere! Loved the sheep’s milk ricotta and the meatballs are a must. Pesto creste was a delicious vegetarian option. The wine pairings during restaurant week were bad though. Better off ordering a wine you know you like!

J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time at Barbuzzo; we always wanted to try it. We went for Center City Restaurant Week for lunch. The food was fantastic!! Every bite was so delicious! Kale salad with beets, bronzino and tiramisu, all so good. I would definitely return for another meal. One of the best meals I've had in quite a while.

AO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Too crowded! The waiter couldn’t even get to the table next to us. I was completely distracted by the conversation at the next table. Service was very good but I felt rushed. Overall the food was good.

LD
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Restaurant week dinner deal was a steal! Food was yummy and it was a great way to try several dishes for a good price. The portion sizes were good for a city restaurant and service was great.

DR
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous dinner at Barbuzzo. The winter faro and cabbage salad...unique and so flavorful. The fungi pizza...delish! The grilled octopus and paella were my favorites. If you like small plates, you must try this restaurant!

K
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 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!

DM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great dishes the food is fantastic the service was excellent.

AD
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

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

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Just put for a Sunday night date night

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was efficient, personable and eager to work. Food was awesome and enjoyed the selection. I will be back !

CB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JD
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
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 on January 10, 2020
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
99 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.

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