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Barbuzzo Restaurant

4.7
4126 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday to Saturday: 12pm-3pm
Dinner: Nightly: 5pm - 12am
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Phone number
(215) 546-9300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marcie B Turney
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sansom
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Parking details
Garage parking available on Sansom Street between 11th & 12th Streets.
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Public transit
Broad Street Line - Walnut Locust Station
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We will be offering a special tasting menu on our 2nd floor for Mothers Day brunch between 10am-3pm. It is a 4 course menu and will be $40 per person. PARTIES WILL BE SEATED ON OUR 2ND FLOOR, WHICH IS NOT HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE. Cancellations after 5/11 may incur a fee.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 4126 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Pizza is average and costly but the steak is amazing and worth the money !

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic food. Service was good. The only negative is the seating. It seems that every time we go there, we are seated at the very back next to kitchen staff and restrooms. There were other tables available, some not used the whole time we were there. We used Open Table for reservations.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Superb except for their espresso. We sent our espresso back without any issue. They should upgrade their espresso machine to match the quality of the rest of their food and service. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Our experience at Barbuzzo was outstanding. Even on a Monday night it was busy. The service was very prompt and our dishes came out very quickly. But we did not feel rushed as we took our time for the meal. We ordered dishes from all over the menu and were very satisfied with the quality and taste. Notably the cauliflower pizza was phenomenal. In desserts, the Budino was exceptional. Highly recommend this place for any special occasion. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

I love Barbuzzo's cuisine - creative and tasty. We shared a cauliflower and mushroom pizza, with soup and salad in addition. The restaurant gets noisy when many people are there, so for lunch come at noon when they open.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Perfect portions and innovative cooking. Every bite is to savor. May be their best restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Fantastic service at the bar from Faith, who made quite possibly the most delicious Negroni I have ever had. Pizza was thin and crispy; meatballs were spicy and flavorful. Wonderful experience from start to finish. Will return soon!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Salted Carmel budino was amazing !!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Love this place. Food and decor are awesome. Watch out for tight spaces. Might not be great if you’re larger than a table of 4 or prefers lot of elbow room. Highly recommend a budino for dessert!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This is a wonderful spot to go an have a nice romantic date. The staff was so nice and informative. Chef Rodriguez assured our palates was endured with flavor and our stomachs fulfilled. For starters we had Butternut Squash Arancini and the Cheese Board. After we had Margarita Pizza and Toranneli Nero. For dessert Salted Caramel Budino and La Colombe Espresso Tiramisu. Yummy!!!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Amazing meal! Servers are knowledgeable and have great recommendations. Great flavorful food that was perfect for sharing. I’d run back and eat here next time I’m in philly!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Barbuzzo is ALWAYS good! The food is very special. Don't miss the Budino!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Totally enjoyed our experience at Barbuzzo! Food was fabulous and wait staff courteous and professional.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Attentive helpful server, outstanding food, creative and inventive dishes. Always a favorite which never lets us doen😊😊

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We came here prior to an event at the Kimmel theater. Our reservation was for 7:15 and despite a line of people waiting we were seated immediately. The restaurant was full of people and we were lucky to get a seat towards the back where it was a bit less noisy. The food was amazing! Everything was delicious and fresh as can be. We did ask the waiter for some recommendations and we chose some of his reco's and selected some of our own. Cocktails were also delish. Dessert fab too. I highly reco Barbuzzo for any occasion. You will net be disappointed. But make sure you have a reservation.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had been waiting to get there and it was worth the wait. Went with another couple and split everything, the way to go to try the most...DELICIOUS!!!! The pizzas and pastas were unreal...
Topped off the night with the SALTED CARAMEL BUDINO! I was told you have to get it and you do!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was amazing! The noise level way too high!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Definitely a good place for a date or drinks and some small plates to share. Not the ideal restaurant for a large party.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Lovely restaurant in center city!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Absolutely delicious. The pizza with egg was the best we’ve ever had, the mussels were perfect, the beet salad was on point, and the budino for dessert was heavenly

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We went as a group to celebrate a birthday. We were able to order a lot of different items and split them up. The menu was unique and service was quick! The price was great for the amount of food and drink we all had. The seating is very close and not very comfortable, but would definitely come back again!!!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I took my fiancé here and we were awestruck by the meticulous emphasis on ingredients and wine pairings. The staff was genuine and attentive. The next time we are in town we will be returning.

Overall lovely experience.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always a favorite when I’m in Philly. Execution of the plates is always spot on. We had the sublime ricotta, out of this world acorn squash, refreshing octopus, homey gnocchi, and the chocolate bread pudding for dinner this time. Every dish was better than the last. Super yum!!

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I was very disappointed from the moment I was greeted by the manager of Barbuzzo. For a restaurant that is so tough to get into on the weekends, I was expecting more in terms of customer service and wow factor of the food. First, if you have a baby, don't even bother going. I made the reservation on Open Table and stated that it was for two adults and a baby. Then, who I am assuming to be one of the hosts called me to confirm. I confirmed yes, and stated that it was for two adults and baby. When my husband and I arrived with our baby, the manager said there were no high chairs. Um..ok? So, why were we not told? He stood there, looked, at us, and basically said, he didn't know. He barely helped us out. Provided almost no suggestions or accomodations until we pressed him for some help. We're standing there with a baby for my husband's dinner. That's the best they can do?? Then, he said, well, I guess I could push two tables together. That was after a few minutes of us standing there with our hands in the air, not really sure what to do. So, we had a bumpy time at dinner with a one-year-old. Our waiter, lacking charisma, had the same blasé attitude. Couldn't stop pushing the drinks on me though! When he asked about dessert, I said that when I made the reservation, the hostess said that a dessert is brought over with a candle. He, again, very blasé and cold, said that they did not do that there. Silence. The whole experience was one I don't need to go back to. When you start to make me feel like you are doing me a favor by serving me, then I can easily go elsewhere. Now, let's talk food. Mediocre. Was it good? Yeah. But for the money and wait to get it, honestly, you'd be better off looking elsewhere. Barbuzzo - I'm interested to see what you could do to make me want to come back, because based on our experience, neither one of us is very interested.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great dessert. Tables are too close. Felt as if we were dining with the party next to us.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Very small restaurant. Definitely need reservation.
One of the best meals we've had ever.
Fun. Vibrant crowd.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Drove 500 miles to dine here!
I love this place, the food is so outstandingly creative and super delicious

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

First visit and will definitely not be our last. Our food was amazing, service was outstanding and just a great vibe. My children loved it. Highly recommend

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Loved the gnocchi! Will definitely come back!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We sat at the bar because we arrived too early for our reservation. We were served promptly without being rushed and found the food delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Found out about this place after eating an amazing dinner at Charlie was a Sinner. Once we found out Barbuzzo was connected, we decided we needed to try it as well. We made a reservation while we were visiting Philly from GA. We were happy to see a place that serves dinner later in the evening and had some good vegetarian options for my veg friend. Even though we showed up almost an hour early and planned to just sit and wait, they ended up being able to seat us right away! The service was great, the drinks were good, and the food was fantastic! We ordered the Cavolifiore pizza and added extra mushrooms. We also ordered the gnocchi pasta. The pizza was one of the best I've ever had so it quickly overshadowed the gnocchi, but that was really good too! If I am ever in Philly again, I would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The food and drinks were fantastic! Have definitely already recommended it to several friends!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great as always!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

I have only been to Barbuzzo for lunch, but it was a great lunch! I tried one of the pizzas (I remember it had apple or pear on it) and it was delicious. It is a little bit more expensive than some other lunch spots I have been to, so just check out the menu in advance to be sure it's in your lunch budget. The other folks in my party had sandwiches and a burger and they didn't have any complaints. Service was pretty on point. It was cold out that day and the curtains around the front door helped to keep the breeze out every time someone walked in. Overall, a great place! They also have outdoor seating, but it seems like it would be a little cramped since the sidewalk is kind of tight in that area.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The food is wonderful and the service outstanding. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Delicious food ! The gnochi is to die for! The Ovo pizza is super delicious. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The ambiance is very nice, and I could eat the grilled chicken breast lunch every day.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Another great dinner at Barbuzzo. It never disappoints!!

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Good restaurant but tight space with open kitchen in Dining room. People have to talk over each other and the noise level becomes intolerable at times. Otherwise would recommend. The

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Came here and couldn't believe I hadn't been here sooner. We started with the cheese plate and foie pate. I'm not exaggerating when I say every ingredient of the dish served a purpose and came through in the finished product. We all shared a pizza which was also fantastic. For the main course my mind was blown. I ordered the tufoli and the pork ragu was killer. My girlfriend had ordered the sopressini and thankfully couldn't finish it. After a few cocktails and food we had ordered dessert. Do yourself a favour and order your own salted caramel budino they are not to be shared! We fought over every bite. I honestly can't say enough about the meal. Great service and great food. Fantastic experience all around. We can't wait to come back.

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