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.
The food was good, but nothing spectacular. Not sure I’d visit again.
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.