Food was very good, comes in small plates. We shared three plates between two of us and we were quite full.
Some of the dishes were a bit salty, so you may want to ask to have them prepared without salt then add to your own tastes.
We ate at Barbuzzo before a show in the city on a Saturday night. The seating is a bit tight, but once we were settled, we were all very comfortable for the duration of our meal. Our party of five tried many things and really everything was excellent. Particular standouts were the short ribs, the pastas, the brussel sprouts and the ricotta appetizer. While everything was great, the highlight was absolutely the dessert. The salted caramel budino is worth having, even if you just drop in for only that. Excellent experience, highly recommend!
We had a lovely meal at Barbuzzo. The food was outstanding. We particularly liked the gnocchi and the pizza with pear and arugula. The server gave us excellent advice about how much to order, so we left happy and full but not absolutely stuffed. There was not a bad dish among the 4 that we ordered. We plan to go back!
Fantastic spot in Center City for lunch. Creative menu with lots of choices, and everything we had was outstanding. Fresh ingredients expertly prepared and plated, and a surprisingly well-curated beer list. Will definitely be back!
Food not up to the level it use to be. Pasta was so salty we couldn’t eat it. Felt very rushed by our server after dinner while we ordered another glass of wine.
Thus, being very popular does not mean a good experience. Plenty of other restaurants in the city to try.
Get a pizza every time and they're fantastic.
I'll be back! Food was delish and my husband n I fought over the bone marrow n Grilled Octopus.
Fiancé swore by this restaurant, so had high expectations. It’s absolutely for special occasions, not an every day place. The layout and seating is questionable; not much real estate to navigate; definitely not a place you can “get comfortable”. Overall, solid service, good menu, and a must eat on 13th.
Valentines Day was great!
Amazing food. We were advised that the potions were small and best to share so ordered a few extra. Every dish was excellent, probably not as small as described. Highly recommended!
Food was great. Service was great. The place is cramped and loud!
Great food and service! A must visit if in Philly!
One of the most "meh" high-ish end restaurants I've been to in a while. Nothing about the food stood out and, while prices were more reasonable than most places in Center City, it overall felt a little overpriced given how kind of boring and "just ok" everything about the place was. Ambiance was overall average, although we were sat at a super awkward table under a shelf you kind of had to lean sideways the entire meal to avoid hitting your head on. Would not return.
Girls night out!
When we first got there, the host was very nice. He Chechen our costs and showed us right to our table.
Our server came right over to offer us water choices and told us about the menu. We ordered the cheese plate and Brussels to start and then the service changed. We felt VERY rushed. We ordered a bottle of wine, taking out time- every time he came over he poured more into our glasses, almost to make it so we finish it quicker. Entrees were shareable- we ordered the octopus (tasty!), branzino (my favorite) , and gnocchi (melted in your mouth). After he cleared our last plate.. he came over 6 times to ask for dessert. Come on.. 6 times- we told you we needed some time. Finally we ordered dessert. Then dropped the check.. never asked if we wanted more drinks or wine.
We weren't sitting long to wheee he wanted to turn and burn the table.. he wasn't cut- he got sat another table. Here was no one waiting for our table either. We were very disappointed.
Delicious. A special place for us and great all around.
We tried a sampling of many of the small plates and all were excellent. The gnocchi was especially delicious!
My husband and I shared the arancini, pear pizza and butternut squash pasta. Everything was delicious. The staff was knowledgeable, efficient and friendly. I wish we lived closer so we could try more of their diverse menu.
Barbuzzo is my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia
Pretty overpriced for the quality of the food, to be honest. And the tables are so close together that it makes the dining experience less pleasant.
Everything was fantastic! Went for dinner with my daughter (my birthday) and we couldn't have asked for a better meal. The roasted and raw beet salad is seasoned perfectly with the right proportions of greens, beets and cheese and is perfect for 2 ppl to share. We split the grilled octupus and the Pera pizza (white pizza with pears, arugula, gorgonzola and prosciutto) and we couldn't stop eating! Res was a Friday night at 7:15 and we were seated immediately. The server was efficient, kind and knowledgable. Absolutely will return!
Excellent beet salad but portion was smaller than I expected for an entree. Overall still a great restaurant and would recommend.
Tasty small plates with unique flavors. A great space for a light bite and cocktail.
Excellent food, a bit on the expensive side. quick service. Only down side is that "cozy" was putting it mildly! We were wedged in and on top of the table next to us.
Love this place! Delicious food. Worth the price.
One of my favorite restaurants in the city! Gnocchi is amazing!
Excellent food and service! I'd been wanting to come here for awhile, and Barbuzzo did not disappoint.
The meal was a symphony of complex and delectable flavors! I especially recommend the bronzino, which was melt-in-your-mouth good beneath a thin crispy layer of skin.
Very dark, we had to use our phone flashlights to see the menu and our food . The food was wonderful!
My friend is visiting me from Maryland and I found this restaurant on Yelp and decided to try it. Overall, the atmosphere is very cozy, service is great and I would definitely recommend going for their pizza. However, I do find the food a bit on the salty side. The tables are arranged very tightly and I barely had any space to put my coat and bag. Also the couple sitting next to us kept looking in our direction because we were talking in our own language, which was a little bit uncomfortable.
Cousins’ lunch! We are all picky eaters but we 💕💕 everything we ordered. Our server was super patient and extremely attentive. Iam a repeat customer and a big Barbuzzo fan! I love the consistency of the food and the staff’s can do attitude. Kudos to the hostess who took 3 of my “ so sorry we are running late” calls. Can’t wait to return