Lively atmosphere with our craft cocktails, handmade pastas, freshest seafood, delicate pizza, and our famous Sicilian Ribeye.
Pizza Served from our stone fired oven.
Gluten free and Vegan Items Available
DUE TO UNCERTAIN TIMES WE WILL NO LONGER BE TAKING RESERVATIONS.ALL EXISTING RESERVATIONS WILL BE HONORED.
WHILE WE VALUE THE TIME OF ALL OUR LOYAL GUEST AND SMILING FACES, WE KINDLY REQUEST YOU LIMIT THE TIME SPENT AT YOUR TABLE DUE TO MANDATED REDUCTION IN CAPACITY.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORT, WE COULDNT BE MORE THRILLED TO HAVE YOU BACK!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
We had the most wonderful server! The atmosphere was very vibrant and loud in the best way. Drinks were delicious and so was the food. Highly recommend.
Cute/ pricier Italian than other restaurants down the street
Mothers Day dinner. The best Italian restaurant in San Diego!
I made reservations for Mother’s Day dinner . I’ve been coming here since it’s Popazzo days . I love how warm the people are and the food . But this time I don’t know what happened in the kitchen that our pasta was tasteless and bland . It was so unsatisfying and disappointing . I had to ask for salt pepper , chili flakes and Parmesan cheese 😞. The mood was not right and the table was so small for five people it felt uncomfortable. The bright sunlight was hitting my eyes and I couldn’t even enjoy my time . So overall I had a bad time . I don’t think I’ll be coming back for family dinner . May be apps and drinks . On a good note the meatballs , bread and the polenta were the highlights of the dinner .
The food is amazing and it’s a great restaurant BUT it was Mother’s Day and they were playing music so loud we couldn’t hear each other at all and had to yell to talk. It’s a nice restaurant and it was Mother’s Day with my 88 year old mom...,. I don’t get it ... it’s not a night club. Really took away from the dining experience.
It is always a welcome treat for our family to visit and dine there. We eagerly look forward to each future visit!
Unfortunately the heaters and outdoor speakers weren’t working which was a bummer but the food was amazing, as always!
I love this restaurant and their food! Always have great service and a nice atmosphere!
The food is great, I have never had even a mediocre item. The deconstructed cannoli is the perfect finish for a great entree
Interesting choices, executed well but not over-the-top. Service was great, noise level high, but the hostess had warned me of that when I booked. Great place to break the COVID fast of being out with people.
We ate outside so the noise level was good. Food is always exceptional here. Pasta is delicious and options are varied. Great place.
We were celebrating a birthday and I have to say everything was so good, the food, ambiance and our waiter.
Amazing service and even better food. Overall great experience!
Loved the food, ambiance, staff and a great looking crowd.
I celebrated my birthday dinner with family, we loved the food, ambiance, service was ok at the beginning, our waiter had hard time talking and hearing do to the music, he would do a lot of mimic and touch my shoulder multiple times. Later we got a lady that was super helpful, quick, awesome service.
Great Italian restaurant with good portions. Amazing Garlic Bread
Needs more diversity, saw only one color there the same with workers.
Everything was good, but it was so loud inside we couldn't hold a discussion. It was like so loud the rest of the meal was less enjoyable. We were trying to yell to talk and then just gave up. this is not the place for a romantic meal.
They also kept adding more tables so more people could eat dinner. This seemed a little counterintuitive during a pandemic. It was packed.
Way too loud, way too many people not wearing masks, jammed together. Barbusa is my favorite Italian/Sicilian restaurant in SD County Delicious, The lobster clam pasta dish good, not great. Sauce was so so.
Went on our first night in San Diego. Highly recommended on Yelp. I have no idea how that happened. Service was terrible. Food was cold. Meals served at different times. Will not return.
Our dinner experience was lovely! Definitely coming back soon!
Birthday dinner for my mom including 6 family members. I had been here once with my wife and we loved it so we brought the crew. Food was awesome, service was on point, and the vibe never disappoints. Can’t wait to get back.
Our server was wonderful and the food was outstanding!
Bussers and servers were nice and attentive. Food did not have any flavor not even salt.
Manager threw a temper tantrum by throwing Lift Bikes in the middle of the Pet Shop parking lot in front of customers. I understand that might be a situation but this kind of behavior is unacceptable coming from a leader in front of his guests.
The food was absolutely amazing and the drinks were great too. Our server was very attentive and made sure we were happy throughout the meal.
I had the carpaccio which was delicious, and the carbonara. I was pleased with the food and the ambiance was nice
Delicious lollipop lambchops with good music popping in the background. Our server Mario was great. We're definitely going back!
The best restaurant in San Diego.
Good food, great service. Seated streetside so noise was...noticeable. Try the Sicilian Mule.
The service was excellent and the food was good. I would recommend the restaurant to friends because of the variety on the menu and the good food. The pizza is excellent.
It’s always a great time at Barbusa! The staff and atmosphere is always so positive and uplifting. I recommend to everyone I meet!
So so so delicious and our waiter was great!!!
Fantastic food, great service ... Busalacchi family strikes all A’s again
I love Barbusa but this time around just didn't do it for us. The food wasn't as good as it normally is and it was extremely loud.
Best Italian food in town. I am always blown away with how amazing the hospitality is. All the waiters are so friendly and attentive to all your needs! Definitely try the Granchio. I have so many amazing memories here. You can’t go wrong at Barbusa!
We love the food, service, ambiance- everything!
Food was exceptional
Really enjoyed Barbusa. The presentation and the taste of the food was very good. Our waiter was on point. We went on a Monday evening, and it was busy. So, definitely make reservations. Otherwise, we would definitely return to Barbusa.
Barbusa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 238-1917.
Barbusa is rated 4.7 stars by 2238 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.