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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We will only be offering a special tasting menu on New Year’s Eve. Regular menu won't be available. The 4 course menu will be $75 per person. ALL PARTIES OF 6 OR MORE WILL BE SEATED ON OUR 2ND FLOOR, WHICH IS NOT HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE. Cancellations after 12/29 may incur a fee.

Barbuzzo Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (67)
Good for a Date (64)
Creative Cuisine (54)
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Fun (41)
Romantic (41)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
Special Occasion (38)
Bar Seating (37)
Hot Spot (37)
Casual (36)
Tapas (34)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Authentic (29)
Cozy (29)
Local Ingredients (26)
Good Vegetarian Options (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
People Watching (21)
Late-night Find (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Business Meals (16)
Comfort Food (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Healthy (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Great Beer (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Seasonal (9)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Organic (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vegan (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Found this gem by accident. Read several reviews and it lives up to its reputation - an interesting menu and very good food. We dined for lunch and ordered two delicious pasta dishes with a side order of not-to-be missed grilled bread. Next visit we’ll try the amazing looking pizza. This is a popular restaurant and reservations are a must!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Poconos)·Dined 6 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed. Food was excellent. We had small plates of ricotta, meatballs, chicken thighs, gnocchi, and pasta. All were terrific. We’d highly recommend the Philly gem.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

When I originally called for a reservation, for my first time there, I asked for a booth. I'll see what I can do I was told. Arriving there I was told there are no booths. What? Why was I led to believe that then. No response. The restaurant was extremely dim ( maybe to hide the imaginary booths) and we were seated at a small table with an extremely hard backed chairs. Very uncomfortable. We ordered pasta. Me gnocchi, which was swimming in oil and a very small portion. Not much of a garnish My friend had the tortellini. Same problem. Was this place tapas and I just hadn't noticed? Apparently not. Just tiny portions. No bread. I guess so you'll continue ordering more small portioned oil filled platters. Almost forgot the salad. Shaved fennel, With an overabundance of caraway seeds. The dessert, while tasty and very sweet seemed like something from a malt shop or pre made and shipped there. Certainly not homemade. It was handed to us OVER TOP OF THE ADJACENT TABLE AS I STRETCHED MY HAND OVER TO REACH IT FROM THE SERVER!!! All in all, I would not return and would not ever recommend this place. The hype on this place is ridiculous.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Everything from the food to the service was AMAZING!!! Can’t wait to go back! 👏🏼❤️

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Nice small and I would say cozy ,pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.
Gets a little bit too noisy .
Great service and food was delicious.
Appetizer Portions are far too small for the price .
Definitely recommend!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great food, attentive service, good prices, and overall good everyday place to eat or a date night place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 7, 2017

First time at Barbuzzo and we definitely are coming back ! Delicious food and service !

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great food and interesting menu. We loved the sopresinni pasta, cauliflower pizza, roasted beet salad, chicken thighs and grilled octopus. Nice ambiance, though it's small and was quite crowded. Server was prompt and efficient, but not very personable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

I had been wanting to try Barbuzzo for awhile based on the wonderful reviews. Absolutely lived up to it's reputation. Food was phenomenal. Great wine list. Our server was knowledgeable and personable. We had a great time ordering lots of things to share. Can't wait to go back again!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Tapas, Good for a Date, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Friendly, capable service—fresh, delicious food—cramped seating allowing no privacy—WAY TOO LOUD TO ENJOY IT!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Small restaurant. Very busy. Gracious and attentive service. Cozy-tables are close together but I didn’t find it intrusive. It’s pretty loud so It’s not for a quiet romantic dinner. the service and quality of food is very good. Definitely splurge on the tiramisu for dessert.

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Enjoyed the vibe, the style, the food, the ambience. It just took forever to get a beer ... otherwise, great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Barbuzzo is my number one recommendation to people coming to Philly. The food is outstanding. The roasted and raw beet salad is beyond compare and you haven't lived until you've had the Caciocavallo stuffed meatballs. The pan seared Brussell sprouts and the pan seared gnocci on the dinner menu are out of this world. Great wines and knowledgeable staff. I will say that the hosts/hostesses might make guests feel more welcomed if they smiled and actually seemed pleased that folks were coming into the restaurant, but don't let that stop you. Go, eat, drink, and enjoy!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was just amazing!!! Very fresh and I teresting dishes. Best way to enjoy is to share so you get to taste different dishes
Waitress was very attentive .

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I order salads everywhere and almost always change up ingredients, rarely encountering a problem. I asked for pickled cherries instead of beets and got a nasty no. Then I asked for extra greens, no, she said, I can omit the beets. Nothing like trying to,accommodate your patrons. Will not return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Let me start this with, I have been to barbuzzo about a dozen times over the past 4 or 5 years, and usually love the ambience, food, drinks, and of course the salted caramel budino, but this experience left me with the conclusion that the overall quality of the food has diminished (become problematically inconsistent) enough to warrant not coming back for anything more than the premade budino and perhaps a cup of coffee.

We ordered the pan seared brussel sprouts, the meatballs, the UOVO (pizza), and the seared chicken thighs. We also had a quartina of wine - the tempranillo. and then the cote du rhone.

The first thing to come out was the brussel sprouts quickly followed by the meatballs. The meatballs themselves were fine, but the cheese garnish was not melted (to be fair, so much of it was cold that its difficult to determine if this was the intent of the kitchen). The sprouts were bitter and undercooked. When we told our server, he took back the brussel sprouts, but did not seem to keen in hearing our feedback as to what the main issue was. The eventually returned about 15 minutes later with the entry of the rest of our food. They were delivered without any apology or softening statement - and unfortunately, were just as poor / cool/ and bitter as the first batch of sprouts.

It was also really annoying that the server made no attempt to course our meal, or maximize the real estate of our two top. We needed to request water as the server was not attentive enough to see we had finished our bottle of water, and we had to request new setups when the previous course was cleared, and our server didnt realize we needed new utensils and plates.

The fact is, if the food was epic, it would have been fine to offset the transgressions of a food server that is not very observant, but frankly, not one thing with the exception of the budino matched our previous expectations of this this restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2017

This is hands down the best restaurant I have ever been to. Our sever was great and recommended us delicious dishes. We were a party of 4 and shared 8 meals. Portions’ sizes were from small to medium, but all of them were super yummy. We ended our dinner with the tiramisu and the salty caramel dessert and they both tasted superb. Would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely go back when in the area. The noise level was moderate.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The service was excellent and the atmosphere was chic and fun !!! We Split The Margarita Pizza and The Roasted Beet Salad...Both were enough to share and we thought the pizza was delicious and the salad was fresh and loaded with flavor...For Entrees we had The Chicken Thighs and The Bay Scallops over Bucatini Pasta... Both were delicious.. Can't wait to go back.. The prices were moderate for the food.....Definitely worth the money.......
The only down side to this restaurant is the waaaay over priced wine list !!!
$66 dollars I think was the lowest priced bottle wine....We've seen much better prices in fine restaurants in Manhattan....I stuck with Beer for dinner and my Husband got his wine by the glass. ....Other than that I highly recommend Barbuzzo

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Authentic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very close quarter dining. Food excellent

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 (München)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was our second trip to this high energy spot, with close seating, substantial decibel levels, an open kitchen that employs the extras from Breaking Bad, and oh yes some excellent Italian-leaning offerings. We began with a shareable-sized pizza, and moved on to our separate main plates and then an outstanding caramel budino (pudding). We expect to return for a third visit.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food! Skip the pizza and get a few dishes to share. Portions are not huge but flavor is amazing!!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great!!! Small, quaint gem. In a town filled with amazing food, we cannot stop dining at at Barbuzzo. Fantastic food for a great price.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The food is quite good but when the house is full the noise is overwhelming.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Bar Seating, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Overall a very good experience, only complaint was how cramped it was.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was delicious but the waiters were a bit rude. Maybe this was because our reservation was more towards the end of the night and they were tired or something.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Good overall; the hits were countered with a few misses. Meant to order Roasted Acorn Squash Salad but mistakenly ordered Fall Salad. It was a major disappointment; left more than half of it. Roasted Beet Salad and Ricotta starters were very good. The gnocchi as well as chicken thighs both excellent. Tufoli seemed to be missing the pork. Enjoyed Budino for dessert.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was amazing as always

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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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vip
 (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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