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Barbuzzo Restaurant

4.6
4049 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Good for a Date
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday to Saturday: 12pm-3pm
Dinner: Nightly: 5pm - 12am
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Phone number
(215) 546-9300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marcie B Turney
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sansom
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Parking details
Garage parking available on Sansom Street between 11th & 12th Streets.
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Public transit
Broad Street Line - Walnut Locust Station
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
What 4049 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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gardener (Richmond)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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!

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Cindy (Detroit)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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!

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jjheadd (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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!

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vipJohn (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

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garcesgirl (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Get a pizza every time and they're fantastic.

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LaponC 
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

I'll be back! Food was delish and my husband n I fought over the bone marrow n Grilled Octopus.

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MDMcE (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day was great!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

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JohnK (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was great. Service was great. The place is cramped and loud!

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AneeV (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and service! A must visit if in Philly!

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vipphillyphilly (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Delicious. A special place for us and great all around.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

We tried a sampling of many of the small plates and all were excellent. The gnocchi was especially delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Barbuzzo is my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia

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KelseyF (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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chathamforever (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent beet salad but portion was smaller than I expected for an entree. Overall still a great restaurant and would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Tasty small plates with unique flavors. A great space for a light bite and cocktail.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Love this place! Delicious food. Worth the price.

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vipWOW1 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in the city! Gnocchi is amazing!

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dunster351 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent food and service! I'd been wanting to come here for awhile, and Barbuzzo did not disappoint.

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ReviewPerson100 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Very dark, we had to use our phone flashlights to see the menu and our food . The food was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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