Barbuzzo Restaurant

4.6
5534 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 5534 people are saying
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PeterK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great food and great service! Wonderful pizza and tasty octopus!

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AmarilisS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside while it's still a little warm. Dinner was excellent as always. I was hoping for the short ribs but they've been replaced with another beef dish. The kale and beet salad was excellent, as was the octopus. I liked the squid ink pasta but it wasn't what I expected. Only the pasta is black, no inky sauce. My hubby had the meatballs and pizza with lots of meat. Wish we'd each gotten our own caramel budino but decided to share after eating so much. Great dinner and nice beer selection.

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vipJDFoodie
Philadelphia
195 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the charcuterie and Queen Bee cocktail, to the meatballs and uova flatbread accompanied by a luscious Pinot noir, it was all delicious. And who can deny themselves a mouthwatering budino! Not I. Service was fabulous as always. Thank you everyone who makes Barbuzzo so great.

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vipEarleSB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Did not receive good service from our server. No check ins until we finished our meals. Offered no apologies and contradicted my comments.

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VitaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit. Recommended by a family member. The pizza was great and the service was perfect. Will be back!

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NatalieK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pre-theatre brunch and the whipped ricotta was divine!

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Millie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service Interesting dishes. Good for sharing

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vipLongtimeOTVIP
Tampa
288 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had been to Barbuzzo a few times before, however, it had been a couple of years. It was obvious they were feeling the strain of what recent times have imposed upon the restaurant industry. City mandates were strictly adhered to; the staff was very friendly and efficient under the circumstances. None of my comments should be construed as negative, just a sign of the times. Service was effective and cordial and, working in teams, everyone got the job done. Plates delivery took a bit longer than would have been expected but our server did a good job of checking in on us and taking care of the little details like keeping water glasses full. We enjoyed the specialty cocktails and offerings of wines by the glass. To start, we enjoyed the ample beet salad and the butternut squash arancini. For plates, we decided on the bronzino and gnocchi and both were delicious. We were heading to a show and were concerned about time so we skipped coffee and tea but one cannot go to Barbuzzo and not share a budino! Always a good experience here and we wish them the best as they navigate through these difficult times.

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xplora13
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food as always!

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ToddR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Top to bottom, very good. Get the meatballs! Pizza was excellent as well, def worth visiting.

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MichaelA
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Small table ( for 2) slightly cramped. High energy, very noisy why predominantly young adult diners. Food was average but with a fair value. Service above average. Not the place to go for a quiet, ambient evening.

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Ashman06
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food. Good variety. Very good cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really liked this spot!! The food was extraordinary!!!

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ChristineW
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! We went there to celebrate my birthday, and it was perfect.

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SpencerK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined outside in one of the pods that line the street in front of the restaurant. The pod provided separation and reduced ambient noise considerably. We enjoyed this setup. Service was excellent; friendly and attentive. We split an order of Papas Fritas, Patate Pizzan and Pan Seared Gnochi. Everything was prepared well utilzing high quality ingredients. An enjoyable dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for a bite after a show at the Walnut. Loved the free flowing concept so we got our food quickly and to top it off it was deelish.

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vipRaven
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I dine outdoors exclusively at this time. Barbuzzo has enclosed booths that look out on one of the most energetic areas for dining in the city. We enjoyed the "street fair" atmosphere. The tables and chairs are metallic without seat cushions and get uncomfortable after awhile.

We shared a butternut squash salad which my wife enjoyed more than me. For her entree my wife selected the grilled octopus. The dish was served in a salad which was both ample and excellent.

I enjoyed black squid pasta served with tiny spicy shrimp. Instead of the usual linguine, the pasta was what I would describe as large ears. I liked the dish, but prefer black squid linguine.

For drinks, my wife had a $12 pinot grigio. I enjoyed a glass of sangria, which was a bit bitter. We skipped dessert.

The bill was $80 without tip.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was good but it took45 minutes
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Mary
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Portions was very small, loud drummers in the street

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vipMichelleH
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food with a cool vibe and great service

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PeteD
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The menu is simple. The food is outstanding. The whipped ricotta and the budino are just unbelievable. Service was great in the outdoor atmosphere was refreshing. I will definitely be back!

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DebinPhilly
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Barbuzzo has been consistently excellent since they opened their doors! The menu changes frequently, and our server was great at helping us choose what to order. Barbuzzo remains at the top of my "go to" list!

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Justme
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The appetizers were good but main dish of squid ink pasta was pathetic. They used the cheap tiny shrimp and pasta didn’t taste anything like squid ink. Very bland dish

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place always consistently good!

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Bashh
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my niece for Sunday birthday brunch with her teenage son. We had been there before and she was looking forward to the pizza again which she and her son shared. They didn’t leave any behind and then shared a budino for dessert which they drooled over.

I had the shakshuka. It was unlike any I was used to but delicious. It contained eggs, beans, lots of garlic, squash and I don’t know what else. Something a little spicy as well as Tzotzil I. I was talking so much I didn’t get a lot of it eaten at the restaurant, but brought it home and ate some later, and will finish it for dinner tonight. Looking forward to it.

We has a terrific waiter who was there when he was needed as helpful with the menu. We ate indoors because I had not been sure of the weather when I made the reservation. People wore masks and I felt comfortable about the seating. We all had a good time and a good meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We are from New York and heard so much about this place that I think our expectations got too high. The food was great. No question. Service was not great. It wasn’t awful service, it was just no that one cared. We’d ask questions about the menu, the restaurant, etc. it felt like we got little more than a shrug. Come for the food but don’t expect an amazing all around experience.

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phillyfoodppl
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

There was a slight waiting in the beginning, but the rest of the meal was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Week 2021. It was excellent.👍🏼

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KeeL
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely fantastic, good wine list and I was very grateful for the ability to order the Restaurant Week menu or the normal menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heard great things about Barbuzzo, and it lived up to the hype. We decided against the restaurant week menu, but that’s only because I’m a steak guy and that wasn’t a RW option. All of the food was delicious, our waitress was amazing, and it was just a cool feel to the entire evening.

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yophilly
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and totally enjoyed it. Started off with arancini and meatballs. Bronzino and squid ink pasta with rock shrimp for mains. All were delicious. Service was great and can’t wait to get back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was extremely terrible, nearly degrading. Food took so long to be prepared that we never ate. Don’t bother coming here.

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AdrianaS
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Everything was just par, I expected better things especially for the hard time they gave me concerning a reservation that I made 2 weeks in advance.

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Britt
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, and our sever Grace was great!

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vipPCVisitor
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week but 1 of the 4 ordered from the regular menu. The food was great and the portions were generous. The cocktails were also very good

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vipAman
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Food! The service was amazing. Def check it out.

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TacyA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extremely nice service and fun atmosphere with very good good - a little noisy for this oldster but really to be expected - thanks for a great experience

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vipGnK01
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Went for lunch the 1st day of CC restaurant week. Made res through OT CCRW. They said they only participate for dinner, not lunch, and refused to give a parking validation. The upsetting part was that their website didn’t specify that they’re only participating in dinner, which was misleading.
The sangria we had was really watered down, but they added a splash of wine when I asked them for it.
Other than that, the food was fantastic!

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RosemarieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Friendly staff, great food, very good wine and beer selections, unobtrusive, safe accommodations to Covid-19. A lovely experience!

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vipeatingismyhobby
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Barbuzzo. One of my favorite restaurants in the whole city. Our meal last night was utter perfection from the appetizers to the coffee and dessert. We ordered the focaccia and mozzarella for our appetizer which was phenomenal! I ordered the bronzino while my husband had the caseccere both of which were absolutely perfect. Dessert is my ever favorite budino. Love love love

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Barbuzzo Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 5534 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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