Barbusa

4.5
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$30 and under
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Italian
Barbusa Local Modern Sicilian Restaurant.
Lively atmosphere with our craft cocktails, handmade pastas, freshest seafood, delicate pizza, and our famous Sicilian Ribeye.

Crudo Bar open Nightly and Pizza Served from our stone fired oven.

Gluten free and Vegan Items Available



Due to high Demand We will give a 15 min Grace period for reservations. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee a table after the grace period.


Specials

Happy Hour

Drink and Food Specials
Available at the Bar High Tops

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 10, 2018

Ends: October 11, 2117

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

What 1597 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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B
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Felt very rushed. Food was good but would not draw us back. Last visit here was amazing

RD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Pasta sauce was full of cheese and too much butter
Told waiter 2 times no response

AZ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going here for years, and it has always been an awesome experience! Thank you PJ!

D
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a hopping vibe. One favorite place in Little Italy. The staff are the best!

IA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was AMAZING! But don't come here expecting to be able to talk to the other people in your party. Crazy loud in there!

m
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a nice evening at Barbusa. Wine and food were great. Service was efficient enough and our server was attentive and kind.

NN
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing homemade pastas & garlic bread!!! We went twice during our time in San Diego because it was so good!

CB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food. Good service. But the restaurant was very loud, so difficult to have conversations.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Vince. He’s the best ever. Customer service excellent from the girls checking us in to leaving. Love your place and the energy. Food excellent..choices by Vince and they were great. See you soon!!!

t
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

First time there. Expected little more but we were disappointed. Portions are OK, taste was OK, prices are higher (like everything for no reason in little Italy) and drinks really expensive.
I am not sure if we go back for sometime or never.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a fine dinner

HL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! We stopped in on Veterans day. Shared a pizza salad and a bottle of rose. Service was excellent! We will be back!

C
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Almost all the dishes have their own specialty: all have a bit sweetness in them, which I really like and definitely contributes to the overall flavor! Best place I’ve been in little Italy so far!! Great service and really cute and modern decor!

NO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Fun, loud atmosphere! Good times.

J
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fancy Italian food I have ever had calamari was the best I have ever had different yet perfect

VR
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, good selection of appetizers and entrees.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection in EVERY aspect!

H
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in San Diego for a professional conference last week and somehow chose Barbusa for my last night dinner there. It not only did not disappoint, but was far better than I could have ever expected. The appetizers and cocktail were spot on and delivered in perfect order, neither too soon nor too late. The staff were fantastically professional and personable and welcoming. The salad and entree were simply the best, the wine was one of the best I've ever had, and the after dinner espresso was perfect. I loved everything about it. Thanks to the folks at Barbusa!

OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! No wait when we arrived but we had RSVP, so it’s all good! The happy hour menu was amazing! We tried almost everything on the menu! The prices are reasonable and food and service was great!

KB
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great martinis. Met friends for dinner, had a great time! Thanks.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good food and presentation.
Was very loud and hard to hear from across the table.

N
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ara was our waiter and he made the entire experience exceptional. This is our 2nd time to the restaurant and the food was spectacular! We will return!

TT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was truly outstanding. Server was friendly, and recommended a mid-price wine that really went well with our orders. We were seated on time even though the place was packed, and the pace that they brought out the food was just about right. This was probably the best restaurant meal I've had in the last 2-3 years and I consider my palate to be pretty sophisticated.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Will be back.

EE
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent and good value. Service was good but we felt rushed to leave and the waiter suggested that we got dessert down the street! Extremely loud and hard to carry on a conversation.

HB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great atmosphere! Great service!! I would definitely come back..often!!

GG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Was incredible but quite loud

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was ok but didn’t meet the expectations. Service could have been better. Took 15 minutes after our reservation time to seat us and another 15 minutes before we were served our first drink. Too many other options in the area to go back again.

R
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It was good, but I was expected more based on prior reviews. I will probably keep searching for a better Italian place in little Italy.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary dinner...waiter was SO friendly and anticipated our needs before we even had to ask. Also, music playlist was on point!!

F
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Greeted by two great hostesses - found our reservation quickly and accommodated us for a quiet table / hike made pasta and their cauliflower pizza was the BEST we have ever had -Chi our waiter had fantastic energy and attentiveness and will high to recommend and go again ! Great job

p
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Good was not great , tasted sort of bland I had to put lots of salt on it for it to have some flavor . I will give it a second try

CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a big party and went right when the restaurant opened. The servers were kind and incredibly accommodating and we had the restaurant to ourselves for the first hour! Food was delicious and my friend we were celebrating was so happy. Great experience!

N
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is absolutely amazing! Great food and drinks.

A
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food. Nice for everyday dining

LM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

service was topnotch. Was a little loud. food excellant however the Bolognese seemed more of a meat sauce opposed to a true Bolognese... but very good. I would suggest to use a pasta that adheres to the sauce.
Overall wonderful. I will be back!

TE
Tulsa
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Would definitely go back but ask for a table in front or back. It is extremely loud and you can’t hear your dinner companions.

c
London
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food is very average

OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Loud wide open space.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing dinner

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