The pasta was good but the sauces are lacking in flavor. My bone marrow was over cooked and came out gritty. My girlfriends carbonara was decent but needed something to bring the sauce to life. Drink selection is great and the atmosphere is lively. Service was good too.
Our server was great and made solid recommendations. The food was good, but honestly feel like it was a bit overhyped. Vast discrepancy in portion size across 4 different pasta dishes. Pasta was a bit undercooked. Cool atmosphere, great wine, would try it again but wouldn’t rush back.
Everything was amazing! The BEST food! Service was excellent, even on a holiday. & the management is amazing. I love this place, for all occasions!
My wife and I had a great time and Rosana was amazing!
We had the grilled romaine salad, spicy shrimp appetizer (shrimp fuoco), bone marrow and sausage cavatelli and chocolate ganache cake for dessert. Everything was truly delicious! Cannot wait to go back.
Considering how many great restaurants are in Little Italy, I would not return here. My friend and I shared, and the food was just OK - our salmon was a bit overcooked and our mushroom/creamy pasta needed some zing - we added black pepper to it. The focaccia bread we got to start was yummy and so was the wine.
We had servers come by and try to take our plates at least 3 times before we were done eating, like they really wanted us out of there.
Everything was delicious. The service was excellent. 15/10 honestly.
Everyone was courteous and a quick and efficient service. Food was perfect!
Best restaurant in Little Italy! The food was great. Our server Michael was a true professional. I'd recommend this restaurant for almost any occasion. I'm definitely going back.
Ravioli was magnificent! Caesar salad dressing - absolutely best I have ever had.
They have great food. Except the complimentary dessert they brought for my birthday was kinda tasteless. And the waiter seemed to be in a rush to get done with us.
I would definitely recommend their pistachio pesto
Barbusa is a neighborhood gem. They are hospitable in service and the food is always delectable. We highly recommend the restaurant.
We ate at Barbusa and enjoyed every bite! Delicious food and energetic atmosphere. I made this reservation to celebrate my mom’s 65th birthday in style. I had indicated in the reservation that we were there for her birthday. We saw waiters bring birthday desserts with sparklers to other tables. My mom was excited for when hers would come out. Unfortunately, it never did, but the check did. I would return again many times over, but I was a bit disappointed to see that my mom didn’t get her sparkler laden dessert.
Absolutely amazing. The atmosphere, service and food were perfect. This is now my new favorite restaurant in Little Italy! Highly recommended!
Food was mediocre, service was fair, had a bad table by the kitchen although we were told we were getting a "wonderful table". Don't like the pizza dough they give you as bread, would prefer some nice garlic bread.
Great food ... poor service ...
Great restaurant but noise level was awful
Easily the best Italian/Sicilian restaurant in all of San Diego. From the excellent food, amazing staff, really cool bar and awesome atmosphere, It all comes together to make one amazing experience.
Good food and service. Reasonably priced. Very loud.
The food was tasty but service was spotty. There was a waiter who wasn't assigned to us that was helpful, but bussers (sp?) walked by and didn't bother refilling water or picking up empties quickly. The main issue was the noise. I literally could not catch every other word from our guest who was sitting directly opposite me. As I said, the food was very good -- no complaints. But it was not a good place for conversation.