Barbuzzo Restaurant

4.6
5517 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 5517 people are saying
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RosemarieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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Ashley
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was amazing and our server was so nice and knowledgeable. Our drinks came out quick and were so good. The gnocchi and octopus were perfect and the Buffalo mozzarella and the arancini were full of flavor. We also got the budino for dessert which was the perfect size and amazing. One of my our new favorites.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went during happy hour which had great deals. Perfect spot for a girls night!

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Lucysmama
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pizza was delish and came out of the oven fast! We were in and out of there in 30 minutes.

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AnneK
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We'd not been back in awhile but the cocktails, food, wine, service, all outstanding. And the salted caramel budino? Dreams are made of this!

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vipBarrHillGirl
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and cocktails were outstanding as was the service.

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vipLindaC
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was brilliant! Everything was amazing! Cannot say enough good things about the meal. The steelhead trout tartine was amazing as was the pizza and the stuffed meatballs. You cannot go wrong with this restaurant! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible but the portions were very small. For a table of four, we got two salads to split, a meal each, and a dessert each and I left very hungry.

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Samantha
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy! I love all of their food. Highly recommend the focaccia and buffalo mozzarella as a starter, any of their pastas, and of course, the salted caramel budino as a dessert is a MUST.

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cmeadows61
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the grilled octopus and it was wonderfully prepared with fresh fennel and chorizo sausage. We also had the branzino, fresh beet salad, and the ricotta for an appetizer. Everything was thoughtfully prepared and seasoned. No complaints at all!

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JohnD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best thing was the friendly staff! The food was great as well, and the prices were quite reasonable.

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EmilyH
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, but Very loud and felt rushed. Also seated us right next to another table despite having one open farther away.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and the basil lemonade is amazing! We had a super bartender as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bring back the mezze platter

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Chris
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Been there several times, always great food, service was a bit off last night…hostess wasn’t very welcoming, wait staff friendly, but a bit distracted. We will continue to go back, but a tad disappointing.

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LisaW
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The meatballs and ink squid pasta were amazing. The service was great but we didn't know we had to reserve the outside booths. Seating inside became a little too crowded for our comfort level so we didn't linger after our meal.

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SuzV
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very noisy miss the upstairs dining

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KaranN
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, worth every dollar. Highly highly recommend the gnocchi

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vipAndyR
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ample outdoor seating. Good food and service. Booths are comfortable and we felt safe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and came out very quick. Our server was very attentive. Couldn’t ask for a better experience. Can’t wait to go back.

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NicoleP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is friendly. The drinks are delicious and one phenomenal dish follows another. It’s an amazing dining experience. I definitely recommend coming here. Don’t let the menu descriptions fool you. Simple ingredients are made into fantastic creations! I recommend the Boudino for dessert. It’s out of this world! ❤️🍸🍽

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved it!!!Server was great!! Only problem was cramped seating but we did request outside.

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trishf
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing, truly. The food and the atmosphere was to die for.

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IpeE
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The kitchen was too loud-we were sitting right across. It was a little disturbing.
Food was as excellent as always.

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Hungry
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Barbuzzo. I always have a great experience there. Last night, I was there with 2 colleagues who also had a wonderful time. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a wonderful time. Thank you!

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vipLexibear
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible!! The kale salad was to die for! Cocktails were amazing!! Pizza, meatballs, ricotta…all were some of the best we have had!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was phenomenal and service was good. Had to sit outside due to it being so popular but they have made it a great spot still. I would recommend getting cushions for the seats outside as it was uncomfortable after some time. Otherwise great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We arrived a few minutes late for an 8.30 reservation owing to difficulty finding parking and the staff seemed very anxious for us to leave ASAP. Food was quite good but dinner felt extremely rushed and service impatient. Maybe if I was the wait staff I’d have felt the same way but it was definitely a drag on our enjoyment.

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vipluvrockymts
Denver
67 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and got amazing service. The food was wonderful.

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DinnerOut
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Server got even our water request wrong, then failed to bring correct after kindly telling them. 2nd pre-meal cocktail order went undelivered until food service when they brought the cocktail AND wine at same time. No setups or plates were delivered with the appetizer until we asked. Server disappeared with our empty plates still on the table & brought the check before we had chance to order dessert AND brought check with 2nd late cocktail still on the bill.
But the food is sublime. Well done on everything we ordered from plating to amazing layers of smell/taste/texture.
BTW I left 30% tip because I’m a solid guy who has great respect for restaurant workers & maybe the server was having off day. I wont, however, let that server help us next time.

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MariaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We sat on the street table because our party was too large for the cute partial covered outdoor section. The street provided us with a view of the city happenings (cars driving down wrong side of street, homeless sleeping on street corner, odd smell) and that was a little distracting. But the fun and service were great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The food was decent. Outdoor seating was filthy, not sure why it’s not wiped down a couple times a day. Our server seemed to be having a bad day because he appeared very disinterested and annoyed by the fact that he had to serve us. The clincher for me about this location needing better training was when I went to go to the bathroom, I passed groups of staff playing on their phones and laughing at videos. Near the back was a female staff person who was preparing the silverware roles for the dinner shift. As she was playing on her phone she coughed repeatedly down into the napkins and silverware. Not sure I would go back or recommend this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great experience. Excellent waiter who took very good care of us. Will come again!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

My husband and I chose Barbuzzo for our first wedding anniversary, as it was on our list for rehearsal dinners for our wedding (but didn’t happen in Philly due to the pandemic). My initial experience - waiting in the small and narrow entryway to be seated, a gentleman who I assume was a supervisor pushed past me and bumped into me, pushing me against the wall. No apology, no recognition of his rude behavior. Bless the sweet host who apologized on his behalf, but it felt stark.

We were seated at a 2-top at the front of the restaurant across from a server station filled with rolled silverware and such, and directly between two other empty 2-tops that were soon filled - not quite the anniversary ambiance I had hoped for. In fact, there was no recognition of our special occasion through the entire experience - I would not suggest choosing this location for a special moment.

The French Farmer and Queen Bee were tasty but not strong, my husband’s old-fashioned was mostly ice. The whipped ricotta and funghi pizza were tasty, and the flavors of the Squid ink pasta and shrimp was delicious - however the “rock shrimp” that lured us toward this dish (and clearly drives the cost) left a lot to be desired. It was DEFINITELY not rock shrimp - it was tiny little shrimp that likely came out of a bag bought from a wholesaler. The Tiramisu and Budino were fine, but nothing to write home about.

Overall and aside from the substitutes food and the ambiance challenges, the unique flavors in the food made our experience worthwhile.

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LeoraS
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

incredible. all courses were great, but DON’T LEAVE without the budino dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined Aug 2 2nd day we had Chef p’rillette, peach & cucumber salad , fritas and Calabrian sparkling smash. Dishes were as delicious as described on the menu . I want to thank Micky ,Stacie and Kiel for making our dining experience a pleasure.

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SandyT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We did a post pandemic dinner and it has been over a year but food remain superb. Will probably need to make another reservation soon.

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Luke
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! Our server was very kind and knowledgeable about the menu. I have a gluten allergy and they were very accommodating by providing us peaches for the whipped ricotta instead of the bread. Grilled octopus was delicious as well.

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AmyE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, service great. Will be back! Whipped ricotta and budino a must try!

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Barbuzzo Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 5517 OpenTable diners.

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