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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4.5
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MK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot before the theater! Love the plate size and sharing. Food was delicious and so were the cocktails!

j
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cozy spot with amazingly fresh and unique dishes.
Wine selection is great as well.
Definitely recommend

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only thing to say is that it was a flawless meal

F
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. I’d go back in a heart beat. Love Safran Turney Hospitality- they do not disappoint!

AW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is fantastic! Think European small plates. A little bit of this, and a little bit of that! Food comes out as it is ready, bubbly hot and delicious. We couldn't wait for the next plate to try! Will be back!!

JC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Unfortunately we were very disappointed. We had high hopes since all of our friends recommended us trying Barbuzzo. Maybe we just ordered the wrong items but 3 of the 4 dishes were so salty we didn't eat. The squash ravioli was excellent. Would love to try it again but doubt the wife is going to go back since there are so many restaurants in the area.

r
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going to the restaurant love the idea of the small sharing plates we felt that we could sample more of the menu with a few small plates flavor of food and quality of food were excellent I would highly recommend

B
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barbuzzo was recommended by a friend and you didn’t disappoint!

FO
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good thing that I checked my bill before I signed. The bill was much higher than the statement
He said it's the new computer problem and gave me a new one to sign and it's still the wrong higher number. The wrong number showed up in joy cell phone. They told me will be corrected
This is the third day my credit card site still has the wrong number.
What is strange is that every time the error bill is always higher than the food statement. never give me a cheaper meal. Wish everybody watch out before you sign

j
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the menu - not run of the mill ingredients. Fresh and healthy.

P
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was an office lunch out for 4. We had a noon reservation. The restaurant was 1/3 full. Our waiter was attentive and understood our issue for needing to be back at work by 1:30 as well as our companion’s gluten allergy. I had the farro salad. It was very good. Small portion, but I was glad of that. I had to have the salted caramel budino which is insanely delicious. You must try it. One of us got the margherita pizza - it was cut into sixths and I had a piece. It was ok. A bit chewy. Another had the branzino and LOVED it. The 4th had the beet salad and loved it. My only real criticism was that the salad meals came out first and it was a full 5-10 mins before the pizza came, and another few mins for the branzino. I love this spot. Wish it was a bit wider!! Recommended.

H
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A tried and true for lunch, but I was disappointed to see more pizza and sandwiches and fewer pasta options recently. The cheese plate is always a hit. I wish there were a green salad. The dishes are often too salty, but we curb that by asking them to go easy on the salt. Atmosphere is nice, but cramped seating. Decent wine by the glass selection. Our waitress was pleasant and attentive.

PC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good food. Fun social ambiance

B
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time there, still blown away by the food. Absolutely love it there.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in the city. It’s not cheap but it’s really not expensive. Such great value. My girlfriend and I love it here as well as Lolita and will continue to come back. We can’t wait to try Bud and Marilyn’s next.

Z
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Small plates which were great to share. Knowledgeable and friendly staff.

KF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My boyfriend and I went to Barbuzzo for Valentine's Day dinner. Ambiance was okay--we were seated at a community table, which was also a bit wide, so we felt kind of far apart, and that caused it to not feel as intimate as I would have liked. There was no note (that I saw, it is possible I missed it) when making the reservation that we may be seated at a community table, so that was a bit disappointing. Our server was friendly and considerably attentive for how busy they were. The food, overall, was very good. The shared whipped ricotta was FANTASTIC. The middle two courses were pretty good--I enjoyed my roasted winter squash course, but wasn't a fan of the lobster ravioli, which was much spicier than I expected, so it just wasn't for my taste. My boyfriend wasn't crazy about his duck and pistachio second course, but his scallop dinner was very tasty! For dessert I had the salted caramel budino, and it was absolutely delicious! My boyfriend had the tiramisu which was also very good. The two best parts of the meal, both of which I highly recommend, were the whipped ricotta and the salted caramel budino. We will be going back to order those things again!

BL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service

JD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Price fixes menu read great but was disappointing. Salad was limp and overdressed, pork osso bucci was pedestrian and the sorbet tasted like the freezer. Almost 300.00 for 2 with drinks..not worth it.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food and service were great.

KN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience1

This is an old favorite of ours but we made the mistake of coming on Valentines Day, when the priced fixed menu may have been easier for the staff and kitchen, but left us feeling slightly short changed for $75 per person. There was a factory like feel and we wished for other menu items. Our seats were near the entrance, so it was extremely cold the entire time. That alone made the experience hard to enjoy. It’s unfortunate that we are soon to move out of the city, so this will be our last impression of one of the more solid restaurants on our list. If this review could be helpful, I would recommend opening up a few a la carte items on special nights and a heater above the entrance in winter. Besides that, the service was friendly, efficient, and the meal was good, not epic.

DK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome - the food was amazing and the romantic atmosphere was incredible!

HM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sure, I'd recommend Barbuzzo, but makybe not for Valentine's Day. The prix fixe menu just didn't seem worth the price ($75/person!). The scallops were outstanding and our server was wonderful, but overall the food was a bit salty and, and for the price, I expect a meal that is transcendent. Still, it was a lovely dinner, and I'd return on a regular evening during which I could order off the full menu.

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service was excellent for lunch. Seating is very cramped, especially if you have been shopping. We were there on a cold and windy day and believe they should invest in a vestibule door. One moment we were cozy and comfy and then cold and uncomfortable each time the door opened. The small bar and kitchen seating looked inviting.

DN
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great valentines dinner as expected super busy little restaurant

EB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met friends for lunch on a rainy day. It was quiet and not terribly busy. The food and service was as usual - very good.

l
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tables are very close which is a big negative for me. However, the staff was friendly enough & those around us, obviously, content to be there for lunch. Therefore, the ambience is pleasant, though a bit noisy. We return because we know what to expect.... good service, excellent quality of food & reasonable Center city prices. It is a treasure.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and great food. We will be sure to return.

DB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Very cozy place, and excellent food! My friend and I got the ricotta cheese and mushroom toast for apps, highly recommend both. For dinner we got the tanglitelle and risotto, both medium sized plates and both very good. The dessert menu looked so good but we were too full to try any, but definitely on my list for next time. The restaurant has a very nice ambience and great atmosphere, more of a small quaint restaurant. Would be a great place for a date or to catch up with a friend. Service was also excellent, and they bring out food as soon as its ready too. Highly recommend!

g
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was really delicious! It was noisy, but not so much that you could not hear each person at the table. The fact that it was packed on a Monday night shows that others were as impressed as we were.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Service was excellent! The value was worth it an fair. Thank you! Great experience.

M
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

EB
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! Shared the meatballs, beet salad and the ricotta. Everything was delicious. Our server was very friendly and helpful. Also recommend the salted caramel budino for dessert. Definitely coming back.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Service was excellent, food ranged from ok to pretty good, space was extremely tight and chairs were uncomfortable. They use a heavy curtain to separate the entrance from the restaurant, but when the door opened a blast of cold air would hit. There’s twice as much seating as the space could really comfortably manage.

JM
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, innovative dishes and nice vibe

MF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A little loud so difficult to carry on a conversation. The tables are really close together and not a lot of room if you order a lot of food. A little pricey for food and beverages (not a generous pour on glasses of wine) but the food and service were excellent.

HW
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun! We loved the relaxed atmosphere, and the food is wonderful! Thanks for a great time!

J
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our time at Barbuzzo. They said us immediately with the reservation and had our table ready. The food came out in a timely manner and was excellent. The waitress was awesome and gave us nice suggestions and she was very pleasant. Would definitely go back.

s
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch. We were very impressed and looking forward to our next visit.

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