Barbuzzo Restaurant

4.7
5358 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 5358 people are saying
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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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4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CristobalC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, glad they've reopened successfully.

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vipJennyA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spot for a date night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Staff was very friendly. Food was inventive, cocktails inventive and everyone delicious.

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Andrea
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, and service was on point. Loved it.

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TiffanyB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic! He gave some amazing suggestions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 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
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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vipKateF
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
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
1 review
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
1 review
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.

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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.

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Every single time-exceeds expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Good spot for a friend meet up. Food was ok drinks were great!

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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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vipdavids
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal. Great service. Menu is a great combination of classics coupled with creative additions. The pasta in a Sardo was outstanding.

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LisaK
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was good but the pizza was a little dry( mushroom pizza). The red wine was terrible with sediment in both choices we had but was expensive

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Cherry
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is a "small plates" restaurant but thankfully the portions aren't too small!
Everything was yummy.
I'm a little confused how this food is considered "Mediterranean" but it's fine since everything tasted good.

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vipPatriciaM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous early birthday celebration for my husband. Food was delish and service was excellent!

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JenR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A friend and I went for Sunday lunch. The food was excellent! The service was a little slow at times but it was a beautiful day and we were in no hurry.

Need to put Bloody Mary's back on the menu!! But the Sangria was a nice compliment to my fungi pizza.

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vipDavidM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We’ve been to Barbuzzo twice in the last month, and both times we were rushed. We had a 9:30 reservation and arrived on time. All of our food came at once (appetizers and entrees), and the entrees were not as hot as they should be by the time we got to them. We were asked if we wanted dessert before completing our meal and the check arrived while we were still eating. In addition, workers began moving all the outdoor tables and chairs banging them around while we were still eating.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Treat! Professional service and delicious healthy selections

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Moneill
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always walked past this place, but never went in. So glad I did! The food was good, and almost everything on the menu I would eat. The portions are a little smaller so I would suggest either get an app, or if you’re hungry, just double check the portion size before ordering.

Overall, will definitely go back!

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vipmartinb
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We had lunch outside on a Sunday. The food was good, the service was awful. We liked our private booth. However, we had to ask our waiter twice for water, but at least he brought the wine quickly (so only a minor complaint). The problem was the food delivery. They brought our main meal first and did not bring the appetizer at all. When we told the food runner we did not get our appetizer yet, she didn't even apologize. We said we would prefer to have the appetizer we ordered first but did not want our main meal sitting under heating lights for 30 minutes. She said they would make it fresh and stomped out. She later returned with our appetizer slammed it down on the table and walked out with out saying a word. Same thing when our main meal came back out. Overall the service was slow and the food runner was rude. We have been to Barbuzzo many times and this was our first bad experience and expect better from an icon of the Philly restaurant scene. I don't know that we will go back.

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Supermaxjax
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great options for food and drink! A great place for anyone who wants to share options with their friends!

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vipGinaW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our meal! We sat outside at one of the heated tables and we felt safe the whole time. Our server was wonderful and the food was delicious, as always.

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MariannaV
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The appetizers were amazing, the drinks were pretty good but the entrees weren’t anything special. We got the Spanish octopus dish and there was barely any octopus on the plate and it was over shadowed by a lot of bitter and acidic foods paired with it and we got the meatballs and they were really salty. Otherwise the atmosphere is very chic and upscale.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quit asking me questions

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adorable place for a cozy get together with my daughter. The menu was diverse and had vegan options for her. I had the margarita pizza- SO GOOD- fresh basil and mozzarella. Will definitely go again!

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AnnetteH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, wonderful service and staff. We will definitely go back and highly recommend.

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4starchef
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday and she loved the food and the ambience

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vipCarolineJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I be always loved coming to barbuzzo. I had a last minute celebration of a friends birthday and nothing says I love you like well seasoned food. The ambiance, the service everything is always great. I will never stop recommending this place!

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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 5358 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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