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

Barbuzzo Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (80)
Good for a Date (61)
Creative Cuisine (53)
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Neighborhood Gem (44)
Fun (43)
Casual (38)
Romantic (36)
Tapas (36)
Hot Spot (35)
Special Occasion (35)
Bar Seating (32)
Authentic (30)
Good Vegetarian Options (28)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Cozy (26)
Local Ingredients (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Great for Lunch (23)
People Watching (23)
Worth the Drive (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Business Meals (15)
Late-night Find (15)
Tasting Menu (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Healthy (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Seasonal (10)
Great Beer (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Organic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Vegan (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was amazing as always

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic service, a truly eclectic menu, well worth the visit. The only complaint and a minor one, is that the chef had a very heavy hand with the salt shaker with some dishes.

Tags: Vegan, Tapas, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Had a business lunch here. Food and services were great. The tables are a little tight, and it is very crowded at lunch time. Otherwise a good spot.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was great and so was the service . The lights were practically shut off ... You had to read the menu with your cell phone .
But the major drawback and the reason I will not return or recommended this place is because you literally are packed in there like sardines.
They table next to you is literally inches away from you . There is no way to have a private conversation, and the servers literally need to step between tables while running food and serving guest .
I really enjoyed the food and the service was good , but the clustering of tables was a major turn off . Also all food comes at separate time , since there is no where in the kitchen to set up the food.
My suggestion is take out a few tables and increase your prices a few cents . I understand that you want to make every single penny possible . But honestly this was like being on a airplane

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Probably one of my favorites places in Philly. Its a pretty small place, but so worth the money time and experience. The food is always delicious and freshly prepared. The place is always busy so I would recommend making reservation.
Amazing Octopus platter. Great Anti-pasta platter for lunch. Very tasty gnocchi and other kinds of pasta that restaurant offers. Yammy pizzas. Quick service. I would recommend this place to anyone who enjoys great service and really fresh locally sourced ingredients. One of the reasons I keep on coming back to this over and over again.

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Very good food and great wine selection. Very nice atmosphere and the service was exceptional.

Charlie was a very attentive server and was very nice.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Great. But tight seating.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Amazing as always!!! My absolute favorite restaurant in the city! The pan seared gnocchi and salted caramel budino are always a must when I come here. The drinks are just as great as the food! Love it here

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Overall great food their salted Carmel Budino is wonderful, however , the portion sizes are very small for the price with every item, and the amount of grilled octopus in the “grilled octopus Mediterranean plate” is minimal. The Hostess was professional but she seemed annoyed in general and with us asking if anything had opened up earlier than our actual reservation time, I.e our Reservation was at 9:15 we showed up at 8:35 and wanted to know if they were any cancellations. Though they were able to accommodate us. On a different day and occasion I have been turned away when asking if we could come just for dessert and there were clearly open tables because it was late and the dinner rush was gone.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The octopus was outstanding along with the salted Carmel dessert. Other than those two items , I was left to find another location to eat.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

a can't miss place! staff friendly, food prompt and delish!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very good, the gnocchi and duck arancini were my favs!!! The only criticism I have is s bit heavy handed with the salt otherwise very favorable dishes. A little tight but cool vibe!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was fantastic.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Nothing special. Not very flavorful. Very salty.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Incredible food! The uvou pizza is awesom! The staff is very friendly and informative. Will definitely bring going back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food is EXCELLENT, every dish is delicious!! No kidding. Every dish!! Small quarters, you will be jammed in with your fellow diners but it will be worth it. YUM!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Consistently delicious. Arrive early for a quieter dining experience.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Very nice place for lunch. Interedting memu. Very reasonable prices and very confortable for dining slone.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We go to Barbuzzo regularly. The food is very good and the prices are fair. Only complaints: the wine pours are small. The place is crowded and spacing between tables is way small. I enjoyed listening to our neighbors' conversation! We had a reservation but still had to wait at the bar for 15 minutes. However, the servers are nice and it's always a good experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food is great and a well matched winee by the glass menu. Will come back when in philly

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

My wife and I had dinner here prior to seeing a show and it was amazing. All of the food was perfectly timed. The service was superb. The food is served in a family style, 'as it is ready', manner which was great and really allowed for conversation to continue throughout the evening. I contacted the restaurant last minute (approx 4 hours prior to our reservation) to have a bottle of wine at the table when we arrived and sure enough the server brought the bottle to us upon greeting us, which was within just a few moments of us sitting down. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food was delicious and service was great. Was a little dark but was tomcreate ambiance. Definitely am going to go back.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

My boyfriend and i came here before we went to the theater. It was exactly what we were looking for. Both the main dishes and the desserts were delicious and the wait staff was very friendly and accomodating. There was nothing that we didn’t like about the place. We had driven in from Jersey and it was well worth the drive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good food but so load and close to other tables it was impossible to have a conversation. Service was efficient but indifferent and unfriendly. Very assembly line. I would not go back to eat in. Maybe take out?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Energetic place with a great ambiance. The food was fantastic and the service was very good.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Sherpa milk ricotta appetizer, which is much raved about, was alright. Mediterranean olives are good as a pairing with wine and just because you love them. Otherwise, I'd recommend the Maiale pizza because it has prosciutto and a thin crust :) We didn't try the pasta but the Pei Mussels are decent.

I don't think this is the best Italian in Philly. I think it was cute for a date night and people watching. Seating can get claustrophobic depending where you sit. It's a little too packed on weekends to be the perfect romantic spot.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fun and inventive menu and bar. Amazing cheese plate. Loved the Octopus dish and kale salad. Only one dish disappointed—a pasta dish with scallops, which totaled maybe 3 medium scallops cut in half and drowning in a pile of starchy noodles. We picked out the scallop pieces and left the rest. While our service was good throughout, this was the one course where the waiter did not check in, and a bus boy swooped in to remove the uneaten dish without questioning why. Not really acceptable from this highly rated eatery.?Though it didn’t spoil our dinner, it was a lower quality dish and not worth the price. Just a heads up to others. Noise level was high, and crowds constant—but we knew what to expect and enjoyed the lively atmosphere, thanks to others who posted and shared earlier reviews.

Tags: Tapas, People Watching, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Tapas were delicious. Server (Charlie) was excellent. Portions were perfect for sharing. Homemade pasta was outstanding. We had the Bronzino, scallops, Brussels sprouts, and gnocchi. Good wine, beer, and dessert. Great night out!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I wasn't impressed. Food was average, staff barely so. Seating quite cramped and entire experience left a lot to be desired. Better options are out there.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was great. We sat outside which was so nice on a sunny day. Food was flavorful and healthy

Tags: Casual, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Our meal was light but tasty. The wine was very good. The best part was the dessert.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Organic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Went here for dinner with my husband on a Saturday night. Hands down the best meal we have ever had. We definitely will be going back soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We found Barbuzzo on a list of Philadelphia’s best restaurants and it lived up to that rating. The food was superb and well-presented.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Jess baker is amazing :)

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Get the salted caramel budino. You will not regret it.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent dishes (with good portion size) and cocktails. Not super vegetarian-friendly, but if you're gonna cheat somewhere, this is as good a place as any

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

I never tire of this place. Late night menu is amazing.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great food and excellent service but a little hectic and loud.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Dark & noisy. Food tasty, well executed. Pricy but maybe worth it.

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 (London)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Tasty food and efficient service. We were in and out in under an hour, which was ideal for us after a long day.

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