About Bufad

Bufad is a Neapolitan Pizzeria with a focus on seasonal and local ingredients. Our menu consists of Neapolitan whole pies and Roman-style slices with complementing seasonal small plates and salads.

1240 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Pizzeria, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12 pm - 4 pm

Brunch: Saturday, Sunday: 10-4
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 4 pm - 9 pm
Friday-Saturday: 4 pm - 10 pm

Cross Street:
13th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 238-9311

Website:
http://www.bufadpizza.com/

Catering:
We offer catering packages for parties of all sizes. Please call or email us for more information!

Public Transit:
Go to the Spring Garden stop off of the Broad Street Line.

Take the #43 Septa Bus

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Bufad Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (12)
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Good for Anniversaries (4)
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Great for Brunch (3)
Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
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Great for Lunch (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

I took my mother to Bufad for her birthday and I’m glad I did. We both had a great time and enjoyed our meal immensely. Bufad has a cool, laid back vibe and the food is fresh and delicious. I can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Vegan, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Healthy, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Definitely the best pizza!! Made to perfection.😍

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Not sure how to rank Bufad. The food was delicious, but the experience suffered from the service.

We ordered the burrata appetizer and baby green salad, the margherita pizza with pepperoni for the entree, and the affogato and panna cotta for dessert. Food was perfect. The desserts were especially great. However, the service was pretty bad. First, they brought out the appetizers quickly which was appreciated. But within ten minutes of getting the appetizers, and before we finished either the salad or the burrata, we were served our pizza. They offered to take the appetizer dishes while we were still eating them. By the time we finished the appetizers, the pizza was cold. We felt very rushed and for no good reason - the restaurant had plenty of open tables with no one waiting.

Had the service and experience been better, it would have been a great meal. Next time, we will order courses individually.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The menu changed with the season and everything was exceptional! Great service as always. I’ll continue to dine here when I’m craving pizza!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Fantastic dinner; definitely try the seasonal squash pizza! Do note - not all the specials are actually pizzas. Pro tip - it's only a pizza if it has the word pizza in the name. :D

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As a neighborhood place this is a wonderful location. As a pre Union Transfer Concert place, even better. The small plate of Buratta was delicious. I could have eaten two instead of splitting with a friend. Each homemade pizza was flavorful and large. Could have split the pizza and gotten another small plate. Very good value and service was attentive but not intrusive. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Authentic, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Cozy
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Just an FYI this is a BYO so make plans if you want a drink with your meal. Prohibition taproom is a few steps away so you can stop and fill up a growler (beer).

We started out with the burrata-highly recommend. It was like butttdder! Very well balanced. Next were the meat balls - they were a little dense and the sauce was heavy so I would pass on these. Finally we shared a pepperoni & wild mushroom pizza. I would do the pepperoni next time and try the margherita sauce (instead of marinara). The crust was perfect. The locations was small and warm. It is in an up and coming area so it can be a little sketchy. Uber/Lyft in and out. Plan on returning.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great little place near union transfer. It's byob which is great. Pizza and salads are good. Service good as well

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very limited menu choices for brunch. Server did not write the order down and got three of the five orders wrong - twice. The restaurant wasn't crowded, so didn't understand the multiple food order mix ups. The food was just ok. Would definitely not recommend or return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Love this place. It's our new pre-show dinner spot, just walkng distance to Union Transfer. Can't beat it.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Bufad is dreamy. BYOB, the pizzas are perfect, and there is always a creative appetizer to get your veggies in there. Go here, it's great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

This was our second time at Bufad and it did not disappoint. The fig starter was amazing and the server helped us create two amazing pizzas. Awesome little BYO we will be returning to in the future!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Most of our food came out room temperature or cool except for the pizza.

Small Plates: burrata, meatballs, roasted figs | 3 out of 5
Pizza: merguez sausage | 4.5 out of 5

Will definitely come back for a bit of pizza.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 13, 2017

The food is exceptional- truly delicious flavors. Service and ambiance were also wonderful. This place is small so I recommend making a reservation. I'm already planning my return!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food was fantastic - we got salads as appetizers and 3 different pizzas, all of which were great. We were excited for this BYOB but they didn't have any wine glasses available when we were seated. The noise in the little restaurant made it hard to hold a conversation even though we were only a group of 4 at a small table. Seems like they have some growing pains to figure out but we all agreed that the great food was worth it and will return!

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Pizza was good. I love all their options. Was with a few picky eaters so we got the margarita pizza and the pizza Bianca with sausage. I would love to try some of their specialty ones some time. Service was eh, asked for marinara sauce and we never got it. It was cold inside, too.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Bufad is such a gem. There were 4 of us and we ordered a wide variety of dishes and all excelled ( including the desserts) except for the heirloom tomato pie. Bufad is easily our favorite Philly source for pizza -- but it offers much more!

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great food with great service. I also left my laptop and the waitress called me to let me know.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Food and presentation was great. Can't wait to try their pizza

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Fabulous pizza and a very creative menu. The specials are always worth trying. There's something for everyone at Bufad.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Always a wonderful meal with friendly service and delicious food. Bufad has been our favorite neighborhood byob; we have introduced many friends and family to their consistently exceptional wood fire pizzas, creative salads and delicious desserts. Having Bufad in our neighborhood has been a real asset!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Although food was very good it was pricey when you add the extra charge for each topping. It wasn't worth it for me. Service was good!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Summer on Your Plate: Bufad's seasonal summer corn pizza is one of the best things I've ever had. On the most recent trip, my dining partner and I combined it with a fresh tomato and watermelon salad and fresh figs roasted with gorgonzola. The flavors were distinctive and extra-fresh, a true example of summer on your plate.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food & service top notch! 👌👍😄 Pizza was incredible.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2017

A great, casual BYO pizza place. The pizza was fantastic!! We also had the meatballs. A perfect place to keep in the rotation.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 4, 2017

This was our second trip to Bufad for Sunday brunch. The place is great. There is a nice selection of reasonably-priced and innovative items for brunch, and some delicious pizzas if you want to have lunch there also. The young lady serving us was very prompt and we got several coffee refills at no extra charge. Not a big place, so reservations are a good idea. Ample parking on Spring Garden Street. Try the Eggs In Purgatory!

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 1, 2017

BYOB 👍🏿it was a great experience, and we got free ice cream for sharing a photo of our meal on instagram

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This was our third trip to Bufad. Once was for take out, although all three times the food was excellent. Very casual and great friendly service. It is small, so you probably want to call first. It is also BYOB, if interested. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Nice service, good brunch food. Location is not exciting but comfortable! Loved especially the frensh toast!!! Will def come again!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Always the best. Thank you!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 23, 2017

We went to Bufad for their "Sunday Gravy" special-it's the best deal in town. $40 for two/BYOB...you get salad, pasta, tomato pie and dessert! It was great but their regular menu is also awesome, you can't go wrong.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Amazing pizzas... Plural because ive had almost every one... Stuffed meatball... Delicious...

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Absolutely loved it. Maybe best pizza spot in philly period. So creative and cool area. Artistic and modern feel.

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Organic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Great food and great service! the pizza we had here is one of the best i've had in philly, it was light with great flavor profile.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Great spot; great meatball appetizers and excellent pizza. Very attentive staff who clearly cares about the restaurant, the food, and the customer. Will return.

Tags: Quick Bite, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Fantastic Saturday brunch and a great staff!!! The eggs in purgatory is delicious and the cannoli french toast is to die for

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Bufad is a decent restaurant. It's a very small byob. My pizza was pretty good except for a few burnt pieces on top. The crust could be improved by adding some sweetness to it. I typically love the crust on pizza but this crust I didn't really care for.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 26, 2017

My family and I enjoyed a great breakfast here last weekend. There was ample street parking on Spring Garden Street. There was a nice variety of reasonably-priced and delicious choices, ranging from $13-15 dollars each. No extra charge for coffee refills, which is a big plus. small place. so reservations are suggested. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great place for a quick dinner before a concert or a ball game! Food was very tasty, and the service was second to none! Definitely will go back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2017

This was an early dinner at 6:30pm and it was full so definitely make a reservation. Appetizers (salad and something else) was okay but I would go back for the pizzas for sure. What brought us there was it being a BYO so that was great.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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