Barbuzzo Restaurant

4.7
5580 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 5580 people are saying
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vipStephanieG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A little aggressive hostess, with an attitude, when she halted me at front door demanding a vaccination card. Freezing outside. Got caught in the heavy velvet curtain to the entrance. I had gloves on and needed a moment. I’m vaccinated. Boostered and have documents of all of my family members. And yes myself. Paper, on two apps and via photo…Kindness and patience during this time is most appreciated. We are all doing our best to keep a genuine smile on. With that said. Service was excellent. Food great. Would come again of course. Be prepared with your documents in front of your body to enter..

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vipCraigS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was great and the service was pretty good but we were a party of four and one of our meals was delivered fifteen minutes after the other three ..not good. The waiter tried to pass it off as the food being prepared fresh and therefore they were at the mercy of the timeline required to prepare the meal ..again not good and in fact awkward when three out of four people in your party have their food but one doesn’t.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service1ambience3

The food was wonderful. We were seated at the front of the restaurant and it was so cold we had to leave our coats on to eat and we were still cold. Not a very pleasant dining experience

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Gooch
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Waiter took my plate with food still on it while I was eating

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KatelynY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single things was delicious!

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Theresa
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, food and wine. The tables were a bit close together considering the COVID situation but everything else was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food5service5ambience2

It was FREEZING in the restaurant. We wore our coats and hats the whole time and the wait staff did too. Food was great, service was great, but I’m not even sure they should have been open, it was so cold.

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Mary
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience2

the food was EXCELLENT, but our table was outside in 20 degree weather. the heater was not working, so it made it really difficult to eat. the food made it worth it!

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Cowhollowfoodie
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My husband and I came in for a pre-theater dinner. We had planned to order from the price fixed restaurant week menu – but then changed our minds when we got there and were excited by the variety on the regular menu (which is well priced). The ricotta appetizer was delicious - right combination of tastes! The roasted brussel sprouts were unfortunately a bit disappointing, as they were undercooked and a little bland. For the main entrée we had the branzino and the short ribs. Both were fabulous, with again a very yummy combination of tastes and textures. The food and attentive service were the highlights. Unfortunately this was also counterbalanced by a couple of lowlights - the food came out too early such that we felt rushed or we would be eating cold food. This is after telling our server that we were not in a rush and wanted our food spaced out. We were told this was impossible and that the complete order needed to be put in at one time, and would come out as it was ready regardless of our preference. In addition, the inside of the restaurant was freezing! And we purposely asked to sit away from the front door, after reading other reviews about this. Granted it was 20° outside that evening, but inside people were forced to eat with their coats and hats on. It definitely took away from the positive experience. In conclusion, we will definitely return for the excellent food but will wear our extra heavy sweaters and long johns!😉

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LisaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food & cocktails were wonderful! The tables near the front of the restaurant were very cold despite the curtain to shield the wind.

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JordanB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it was amazing. I will definitely be coming back!

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Kristie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Sat by the door the draft is cold by that area

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week, and the food was great!! Every course was excellent. We were outside, and I was personally still chilly even with the heater. Keep a good coat with you, but the food was worth it!

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vipSharonM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent. We enjoyed the food very much.

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LMphila
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great friendly down to earth place with fantastic food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food - great happy hour drinks - and fantastic service.

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vipAnneW
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Service, food, and drinks. Zero complaints.

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DeborahM
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time here and definitely will not be the last. The food was outstanding. The staff was very helpful and kind. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Juli
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barbuzzo is a restaurant I always look forward to going to. Food is delicious and servers are friendly and helpful! Their Papas Fritas are so crispy 10/10 would recommend as a shared appetizer

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JB213
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went to barbuzzo with two girlfriends. We really enjoyed our time. The food was very good but slightly small portions. We enjoyed the cocktail menu and overall ambiance of the restaurant. Carlos was our server- he was extremely attentive and knowledgeable about the food and wine menu. Carlos made sure we had what we needed at all times.
Thank you!

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vipAGN570
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Barbuzzo. Sad to see one of their restaurants closed down, Lolita. But I’m so glad Barbuzzo is still around. It is a trusted and reliable restaurant for great and delicious food, prompt service. It can get loud at night but still a lovely fave spot!

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vipMarieC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, pork chop and pasta. Excellent service 👍

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Briandi
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Arrived and seated right away. Our table was close to the front door and it was a very cold night. Since they have outside, heated seating, the servers were going in and out all night, brrr! I would ask for a table farther back if we return during winter. My wife and I split the Steak Tartare and Mediterranean Bronzino. Both were good, not amazing. We had the Tiramisu and expresso for desert which was excellent. Our server was friendly and attentive. All in all a good experience. We will very likely return for a second visit.

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JudyG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Highly recommend to make a reservation around dinner time because it is small and gets packed quickly even the bar area.

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Barbhark
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had another delicious meal here. We had reservations and the table was ready on time, the server was very attentive and friendly, knew the food well. All choices were delicious and we ordered a number of dishes and shared between the 3 of us. All were delicious, the kale salad was amazing, arancini balls, and of course the buddino.... Will definitely be back

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VictoriaS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Food was good but small proportions. Service was slower than expected and seating towards the first 3rd of the restaurant is very cold due to the opening/ closing of the door. Would have expected a heater or some kind of solution to combat this given the reputation of this restaurant. Will not be going back.

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jessicaf
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing

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vipCurly
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Our waitress was terrible! We practically had to glue our plates to the table since she kept removing our plate and food. Friend wasn’t done his drink and it was swooped away when he went to the bathroom! I know it’s hard to get help and sympathize but she was just terrible.

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EMM1969
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely selections of cuisine and tastes. Wish they had a handful more gluten free options. But always a delight to dine there. The staff are tremendous and excellent at service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I loved everything here, from the servers/service, to the ambiance and every bite of food. The duck ragu pasta was amazing. Will definitely come back!

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EllenB
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great. We had the Whipped Ricotta, Farro Salad, Meatballs and the Bronzino. The restaurant is meant to be tapas style with shared plates. Our waiter mentioned that food would come out as it was ready. We didn't realize that everything would be ready at the same time. All 4 dishes came together and really fast. We wish he would have recommended that we order the food in waves. It would have been a more enjoyable food experience

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AmeliaK
Pinehurst
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Kale-beet salad excellent. Rice balls amazing. Service exemplary.

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Dinnerwithfriends
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Everything we ate was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our 2nd time there. Food is always good and diverse. Fun getting several small plates to share

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RichardM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Date night with my wife. First time at Barbuzzo. Food was excellent, service was great. Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down my favorite restaurant. The levels of flavors in their food is amazing. Never had anything I disliked. Of course the Bundino is a must to end the meal.

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vippjb36
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled octopus, Margherita pizza, and tufoli pasta were delicious! The 3 plates were more than enough for 2 people. Service was great. We sat in a warm pod outside.

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Pirate
Grand Rapids
29 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This place has a limited menu, however each item no is very good. The portions are not huge, but plenty. U will not feel hungry after. The two meat balls are great as a dinner or large appetizer. The lamb belly is very good. Very different. Pizza looks great. Service is very good or better. Great tastes.

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Adam
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a visiting friend here for the first time. His review “I’ve had a lot of great meals in my lifetime, and this is one of the top!”

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Jane556
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious! Apps, pizza and the fish were yummy… our servers were very attentive but not overbearing.

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You can order delivery directly from Barbuzzo Restaurant using the Order Online button. Barbuzzo Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 546-9300.

Barbuzzo Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 5580 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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