About Barbuzzo Restaurant

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.

110 S 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday to Saturday: 12pm-3pm
Dinner: Nightly: 5pm - 12am

Cross Street:
Sansom

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 546-9300

Website:
http://www.barbuzzo.com/

Parking Details:
Garage parking available on Sansom Street between 11th & 12th Streets.

Public Transit:
Broad Street Line - Walnut Locust Station

Executive Chef:
Marcie B Turney

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

We will only be offering a special tasting menu on Valentine's. Regular menu won’t be available. The 4 course menu will be $65 per person. ALL PARTIES OF 6 OR MORE WILL BE SEATED ON OUR 2ND FLOOR, WHICH IS NOT HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE. Cancellations after 2/12 may incur a fee.

Barbuzzo Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (68)
Fit for Foodies (63)
Creative Cuisine (57)
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Casual (40)
Romantic (40)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Cozy (38)
Hot Spot (38)
Tapas (37)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Bar Seating (32)
Fun (31)
Special Occasion (29)
Authentic (29)
Good Vegetarian Options (25)
Worth the Drive (25)
Great for Lunch (23)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Late-night Find (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
People Watching (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Business Meals (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Seasonal (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Healthy (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Great Beer (8)
Organic (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Really good. Went with my friend. Had a great seat in the back. Delicious. Sheeps milk ricotta is other worldly.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Tiny restaurant with lots of people crammed inside but so worth it! We went for Philly Restaurant Week. The food is to die for. The arancini was so good!! Prices are reasonable as well.

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

While looking up good restaurants in Philly, Barbuzzo came up multiple times, which necessitated a trip there. As it happens to be Restaurant Week, my sister and I decided to try Barbuzzo’s Restaurant Week menu, which certainly did not disappoint. The restaurant had a great vibe to it, and service staff were great. The Salted Caramel Budino was exceptional!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

I've been to several other of the Turney/Safran restaurants, so was excited to finally try Barbuzzo. The service was great and everyone at the table said their food was really flavorful. Unfortunately, my swordfish entree came with a white bean mixture, but the description didn't mention that it was very spicy. For my first bite, I bit down on a piece of a habenero pepper and that overpowered the delicate skewers of swordfish, which was the primary reason why I ordered the dish. Fortunately, the salted caramel budino was a perfect dessert to end my meal.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food is always great.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Barbuzzo is consistent in food and service!
Definitely a place to to go for dinner or lunch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Healthy, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great experience at Barbuzzo! We jumped at the chance to try it during Restautant Week. Three course for $20 was an amazing bargain. Three of us had three different meals and they were all fabulous. Good vegetarian selection. Desserts were especially good! Service was outstanding. Our daughter works at another high end Philly restaurant and she was impressed! It's hard to get a table here (we had tried 3 times for dinner before now) but we will be back if we can!

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

Cute and busy atmosphere and really great food. Would recommend!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

Recently celebrated my birthday with dinner at Barbuzzo and absolutely loved it! We were in town for the night and managed to get a reservation for a Saturday evening. We had the pan seared brussel sprouts, maiale pizza, meatballs, and the budino. Everything was absolutely delicious. We were stuffed but I would have loved to have ordered more! The restaurant is in a great location in City Center and convenient to lots of nearby bars. I would 10/10 recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Best restaurant in Philly.

Go have some salted caramel budino!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great date night with a good selection of tasty small plates!

Tags: Seasonal, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Tables were too close together, but everything else was fantastic, so whatevs.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

After trying unsuccessfully to get a reservation multiple times, we were really looking forward to our dinner. Sadly, it failed to meet expectations. First, it hit on three pet peeves: sitting on your winter coat, needing to use a phone to read the menu because it's so dark, and the tables so close together your server can't get between them. It was similar to being jammed in an airplane. I was relieved we had the seats against the wall and not on the aisle. The cheese board comes with a written description, which is a waste because it can't be seen.

The service was perfectly pleasant and attentive.

The food was disappointing in that nothing was especially memorable. The ricotta and grilled bread appetizer was the highlight. A side of Brussels sprouts was good. We found our two pastas underwhelming. The flavors of the soppresini didn't meld. The primary flavor was pancetta, which was delicious, but the dish as described should have had more sage and squash. Both pastas were a little too al dente for our taste, and neither was particularly hot, despite coming out of the kitchen at separate times.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Never disappoints. Really fun restaurant with excellent food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Pro: Great Aesthetic
Con: FOOD WAS BLAND and portions were SMALL, SERVICE AUCKED - server clearly did not care that we were not satisfied with our food and did nothing to try to make us happy. Cheese board WAS EXTREMELY small and the collection of FOUR TINY pieces of cheese was unimpressive. Salad was too salty. Pizza was barely crisp and bland. Squash pasta had uncooked squash and barely any sauce. Once again a bland dish. Pork Ragu pasta - bland. Have lived in the city for years and this is the first time I’ve had a bad restaurant experience since i always do my research and look at the menu and ratings first. Disappointed especially since it had great reviews. Avoid and walk next door - 30 better restaurants within a block

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

A philly go to. Lunch is very good and dinner is amazing!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Always such a great food and lovely setting. Love the salted caramel budino!!! I will forever dream about it and come back for it when I’m in town.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Very disappointed. Service very poor with mistakes in flow, timing, overall quality. Ingredients seemed to be missing from dishes and when this was brought up corrections were not easily made. Food generally good, however. From start to finish well below standard.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I have been wanting to try Barbuzzo for a very long time and finally got a chance to go this past weekend. The first order, meatballs, came out cold. It was difficult to determine if they were good based on the temperature, but we did not complain. The second order, a pasta special, also came out cold. Additionally, the pasta was completely overcooked to the point that it was hard and rubbery, completely inedible. At this point, we had to inform the waiter. The waiter was extremely accommodating and understanding. Thanks to the waiter our experience was elevated. The remainder of the meat we ordered was average. The only good thing we had was the Branzino fish. I cannot believe I was waiting so long to try this restaurant. One of the worst meals I have had in Philly and it is a completely overrated restaurant.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

2nd time at Barbuzzo and it was just as good as the first.
The mushroom gnocchi is Ahhhmazing and the short rib was like butter.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Loren was an excellent waitress! By the way, GET THE GNOCCI!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I would like to give Barbuzzo a negative review, so that I could dissuade others from using up all of the Saturday night reservations (and Fridays, and Sundays, etc.), but I can't. The restaurant was really nice. The food was excellent. The service was very pleasant. I met the chef on the way to the restroom and he was very welcoming and nice. I look forward to returning to Barbuzzo as soon as we can get a reservation!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Seriously one of the best meals I’ve ever had. I’d highly recommend saving room for the Salted Caramel Bundino as it was by far the best dessert I’ve ever eaten!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

This restaurant comes up as #1 if you search "best restaurants in Philly" and now I know why!! The food is incredible and definitely the best pizza I have ever had. I already want to go back again. Service is quick. The restaurant is slightly small so plan to make a reservation.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Sooooooooo cold. Ridiculously close seating. No fun

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was excellent, but the service was just adequate. The setting was disappointing. Other reviews are on spot, the tables are packed in to the point of constantly being bumped and knocked by servers and guests and the noise level at some points was so high we couldn’t hear each other speak. I like a lovey restaurant as opposed to quiet, but it certainly felt like this place is overcrowded. I got the sense from the tepid and rushed service and tight seating that this restaurant is prioritizing tables and turnover over experience of the diner.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve tasting was amazing!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

2nd time we ate at Barbuzzo. 2nd time we were enthralled with the food and ambiance. sat upstairs right at the window. was decorated with hanging lights that made everything look amazing. Food was delicious, had the price fix NYE menu. Everything was perfect.
We are actually thinking of having our wedding reception in the 2nd floor area.
Definitely a place to go for date or great food experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Definitely wanted to try this place. Went new years Eve early. Didn't realize it was a fixed price menu. Food was good. Service was good. Would have preferred the regular menu but that was my mistake. It does get loud upstairs but overall a nice evening.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a great meal on NYE. The price fixe menu offered plenty of options and all was delicious.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The owners seem like they don’t care about their staff.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

My boyfriend and I celebrated my birthday, December 30, 2017. We had a wonderful, outstanding dining experience. The place was very lively, and Barbuzzo has a wonderful selection of food and drinks. We will be back, for sure!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Spectacular dinner! Sheep's milk ricotta, octopus, bucatini and gnocchi were standouts. Awesome service. The room is a bit dark and tables are close, but this is not a deterrent to go! Highly recommend!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Third time back! Just as delicious as the first time. Will definitely be going back soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food is yummy and creative,it's casual and has a cool vibe and the waiter,Danny was very good! Great for after the theatre!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Warm service, excellent food (they even volunteered to make some dishes vegetarian for us), divine dessert.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I love the menu. I have picky friends and everyone was able to find something that they loved. Great atmosphere and very helpful server. Definitely a hit

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was actually very good. We had dinner here prior to a show at the Merriam theater. The only downside was how cold it was in the restaurant. We all had to wear our coats during dinner. They have a curtain to help keep it warm but they really need a new idea.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food is good service is good, the restaurant is jammed packed with tables and very little space. We basically had dinner with the couple next to us. If you don’t mind that then you will enjoy it here.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Start at the end, the budino was incredible. Everything was delicious the pastas are fresh and cooked to perfection. A truly memorable meal from a cozy little restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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