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

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (65)
Fit for Foodies (59)
Creative Cuisine (52)
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Neighborhood Gem (41)
Hot Spot (40)
Romantic (39)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Casual (35)
Cozy (35)
Tapas (33)
Special Occasion (31)
Bar Seating (30)
Authentic (29)
Good Vegetarian Options (29)
Fun (28)
Great for Lunch (25)
Worth the Drive (23)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Late-night Find (14)
Comfort Food (13)
People Watching (13)
Business Meals (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Healthy (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Seasonal (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Great Beer (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Organic (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentines Day was great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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!

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was great. Service was great. The place is cramped and loud!

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and service! A must visit if in Philly!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Delicious. A special place for us and great all around.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We tried a sampling of many of the small plates and all were excellent. The gnocchi was especially delicious!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

My husband and I shared the arancini, pear pizza and butternut squash pasta. Everything was delicious. The staff was knowledgeable, efficient and friendly. I wish we lived closer so we could try more of their diverse menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Barbuzzo is my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Pretty overpriced for the quality of the food, to be honest. And the tables are so close together that it makes the dining experience less pleasant.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was fantastic! Went for dinner with my daughter (my birthday) and we couldn't have asked for a better meal. The roasted and raw beet salad is seasoned perfectly with the right proportions of greens, beets and cheese and is perfect for 2 ppl to share. We split the grilled octupus and the Pera pizza (white pizza with pears, arugula, gorgonzola and prosciutto) and we couldn't stop eating! Res was a Friday night at 7:15 and we were seated immediately. The server was efficient, kind and knowledgable. Absolutely will return!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent beet salad but portion was smaller than I expected for an entree. Overall still a great restaurant and would recommend.

Tags: People Watching, Vegan, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Tasty small plates with unique flavors. A great space for a light bite and cocktail.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent food, a bit on the expensive side. quick service. Only down side is that "cozy" was putting it mildly! We were wedged in and on top of the table next to us.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Love this place! Delicious food. Worth the price.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in the city! Gnocchi is amazing!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent food and service! I'd been wanting to come here for awhile, and Barbuzzo did not disappoint.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Very dark, we had to use our phone flashlights to see the menu and our food . The food was wonderful!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The meal was a symphony of complex and delectable flavors! I especially recommend the bronzino, which was melt-in-your-mouth good beneath a thin crispy layer of skin.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My friend is visiting me from Maryland and I found this restaurant on Yelp and decided to try it. Overall, the atmosphere is very cozy, service is great and I would definitely recommend going for their pizza. However, I do find the food a bit on the salty side. The tables are arranged very tightly and I barely had any space to put my coat and bag. Also the couple sitting next to us kept looking in our direction because we were talking in our own language, which was a little bit uncomfortable.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Cousins’ lunch! We are all picky eaters but we 💕💕 everything we ordered. Our server was super patient and extremely attentive. Iam a repeat customer and a big Barbuzzo fan! I love the consistency of the food and the staff’s can do attitude. Kudos to the hostess who took 3 of my “ so sorry we are running late” calls. Can’t wait to return

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We came for restaurant week and got the $35 per person deal. Every dish was excellently prepared and so delicious! We can’t wait to go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

My husband and I went out with another couple this weekend to barbuzzo for their restaurant week deal. We had enough people to order one choice from each course. All of their dishes were fabulous! And wine pairing option was affordable. Service was great. We will definitely be back. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Always enjoy dining at Barbuzzo! Service was impeccable, food was amazing as always! Liam was fantastic, definitely made our night! If you are reading this, request to be in his section! You won’t regret it!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I have to say I don’t really get the hype about this restaurant. We had an extra guest and they had trouble accommodating us but ultimately did at the chefs table. It was odd because the host kept turning people away but by the end of the night they had at least four empty tables. We had the tartine, meatballs, shaved salad, brussel sprouts and a pizza. The brussel sprouts were just ok- they lacked flavor and weren’t as crispy as I like. The salad was also very bland. Everything else was pretty good. The waitress at the chefs table just wasn’t good she disappeared a lot and couldn’t offer knowledge or suggestions about the drink menu. I wouldnt go out of my way to go here again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Loved every minute of the dinner, delicious food, nice ambience, excellent service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

One of the best lunches I have had. The vegetable antipasti and Lancaster chicken dish were remarkable.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Organic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Very good food. Acoustics could use some work. Server (Loren, dark hair, tattoos) was over and above excellent. I would come back just for her and ask to be seated in her station. Please tell her this review is about her, she will recognize the word: Anoush

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Went for Food week, great 3 course menu, I would definitely go back and would recommend it

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Restaurant Week but no slacking on the food or service. It was terrific, albeit a bit too loud!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Restaurant Week lunch was exceptional. I was very surprised at how small Barbuzzo is but the room was pleasant.
The roasted vegetable antipasto, delightfully dressed, lets you linger over a wonderful arrangement of flavors and textures. For a true delight the swordfish spiedino presents delicately grilled fish that remains delicate and moist. The bed of white beans complements the skewers with pure pleasure. the pizza, crisp and freshly finished satisfies. Of the two desserts we selected, perhaps the buddino surpasses the tira-mi-su.
As a word of suggestion, it would be good to have clean plates for the second course and a change of silverware.
The menu should be corrected to read "antipasto" not "antepasta."

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Well, what can I say? Didn't expect to find such a casual eatery in the heart of center city. Was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. The kale salad with beets was great, the pasta with a touch of rabe was awesome. Try the olive oil cake-it's gooood.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great choice for dinner--friendly atmosphere, excellent service, delicious food. Was there for dine-out and was thoroughly impressed. Fresh ricotta with spice and balsamic was a luscious treat, antipasto salad of fresh winter greens and goodies was very good and a nice balance to the main, rich short ribs. Dessert was a yummy olive cake with wine soaked plums and whipped cream was a great finish. Wine pairing was excellent--rose Sancerre, Sangiovese, Sauterne--perfect and generous. Excellent value. Plan to return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Loved it! The sheep’s milk ricotta’s was amazing. The branzino was cooked perfectly

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We were greeted by the host at the front door. The front door area has a very heavy curtain to keep the chill out when the door opens (very thoughtful), however we happened to be there on a very warm night in Philadelphia (55 degrees on that night). We had a 5pm sitting and it happened to be restaurant week with heavy traffic, however people didn't really start showing up till 6pm which left our area free of crowded tables. We chose meals to share, brussel sprouts, gnocchi, steak and short rib meals. Fantastic. No complaints. I had cabernet merlot which I also enjoyed. Very nice meal!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Really great restaurant week lunch menu. Budino is orgasmic!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food! The dinner menu looked great as well!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We went for restaurant week. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. This restaurant is small and dimly lit but they maximize space well and it made for a cozy atmosphere. I would definitely go back again.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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