Barra Rossa – Philadelphia

4.5
1886 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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Barra Rossa is a bustling burst of Italian flavor and energy. The lively atmosphere is perfect for sharing a meal with friends or family, or for a late night snack. The dynamic bar provides a vibrant venue for sampling from a selection of 40 Italian wines served by the bottle, glass or half glass. Begin your meal with a sampling of Italian meats, cheeses and olives. Next, try several of our signature hot and cold small plates. Then, choose from a selection of our wood-fired pizzas and pastas, or one of our signature entrees. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4pm-6pm and Friday/Saturday night 9pm-11pm!

Creative and traditional dishes are brought to life with local and fresh ingredients. An extensive wine and specialty cocktail list pairs with each dish to complete the dining experience.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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foodie1969
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andy was our waiter and didn’t mean as a beat. We started with the Arancini which was really good. I had the penne caprese. It was delicious. My daughter got the blackened chicken fettuccini which she thoroughly enjoyed…I wish I had gotten it. My husband got the shrimp scampi and said it was very good. My husband and is split dessert which was a chef creation like a Stromboli but made with an oreo cookie and chocolate center - yum!!! I had 2 specialty drinks - a blueberry vodka lemonade and the blueberry mint sangria. Both were delicious!

I decided to get the Philly dilly pizza (pickles and ranch) to take home as I decided I had to try it. It was very good!!!! We are definitely going back!!

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vipKristinC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cali was so amazing. Best food and drinks

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KristinC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

ALways great food and great service. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was great and the service fantastic. The waitress was very helpful with recommendations and we enjoyed everything we ordered. Pizza was fantastic.

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DoctorDoom
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here. Great food, great service, and great management! Highly recommend!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food was so gross! I got spaghetti and meatballs and it tasted like SpaghettiOs!!!

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vipLindsayD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Albert was the best waiter, will definitely be back

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded 6 days ago

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, and had a great modern Italian vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, delicious food, and great vegan options.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded 6 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us - thank you for sharing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing, food is always good

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded 6 days ago

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this experience!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded 6 days ago

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waitress was also the barmaid, and let me tell you all....she was awesome. A true mixologist and very attentive. She explained the menu very well and even decorated my dessert. My food was amazing (I added a veggie and mushrooms to my pasta) I’m a vegetarian. Happy Hour ended at 6pm but it was okay because I landed great parking in front (walnut st allow parking to start at 6:30). This was really a great experience. I will be returning soon!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback! We are SO happy you enjoyed your experience (especially your service) so much, and we do hope to have you in again!

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vipAshleeP
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy Barra Rossa is open again! Had a great time enjoying wine and cheesecake! Molly our server was awesome - so sweet and attentive! Will definitely be back

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phlavgirl
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter Jack was awesome! Go with the specials (:

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded 6 days ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Food was great. However the service was AWFUL. We were there for an hour and a half and not because we wanted to be. We had another reservation after dinner we had to push back because dinner took so long.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded 6 days ago

We apologize about the service you experience with us. We are extremely understaffed - as our most restaurants right now - and are doing our best with the limited/brand new team we have. We are very sorry again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we was looking for

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good and service was good but to much noise for me I like more a quitter Atmosphere

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EmilyG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Server Molly :) and the drinks (bourbon/strawberry purée drank) were excellent! Best spinach and artichoke dip I’ve had, and the Buffalo chicken pizza was sooo tasty.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on April 16, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience, Emily! Thank you for joining us!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This was the only place that had an opened reservation. The food was really good. Our server was nice but extremely slow. We had to ask for water twice before we got it. The drinks ordered were tiny. We waited longer for things water, food, bill than we lasted dining.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on April 16, 2021

We do apologize about your experience. We are VERY short staffed at the moment (which is why we have such limited hours of operation). Apologies again.

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jill
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a very nice place for a date! The service was great and the food was affordable and delicious! Highly recommend for a nice date

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on April 16, 2021

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Jill! So glad you enjoyed your meal!

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vipAndreaM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food and drinks were delicious. We had a great time here!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on April 16, 2021

Thank you for joining us - we hope to see you in again! Have a nice weekend!

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vipmattyj
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was DELICIOUS - service was prompt and accurate - experience was memorable. We’ll definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant / Bar with solid Italian fare, and good cocktails / wine by the glass selection. We enjoyed the casual atmosphere and cool space with high ceilings. Service was very good.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on April 16, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience - thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback!

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vipMD2020
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great ambience, awesome service!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thank you for sharing and for joining us!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice. Looks like you’re walking in to a pizzeria, but as soon as you turn the corner it’s soooo cute. I love the lit up sign and the ambiance.
I got the salmon and it was delicious! I had to save it for the next day. The chocolate cake and NY cheesecake was BOMB!!! Highly recommended. Will be back🤗

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on April 5, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Thank you for sharing!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service

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vipGRAM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Everything was just fine. Nothing special. Pizza was slightly disappointing. Wouldn’t go out of my way to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was extremely kind and was easy to get along with. Had a great sense of humor and the food was amazing! Was a great place for friend catch-up dinner. Prices were very affordable as a college student. Highly recommend

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on April 16, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us - thank you for joining us!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason was awesome! Great food and great service all around

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vipTracy
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our wood-fired pizza last Saturday night at the newly re-opened Barra Rossa. Our server, Andrew was friendly and attentive. The manager Bill McCarty also stopped by to introduce himself. We very much appreciated being able to sample some red wine before ordering the whole bottle. I noticed other diners ordered entrees and the portions were very genenerous. Bill let us know that the restaurant recently re-opened due to closing at the onset of the covid pandemic. We recently moved into the area and Barra Rossa is right down the street-we are looking forward to going back!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on March 23, 2021

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us! We're thrilled you enjoyed Bill + Andrew's service! Thank you for joining us - we hope to see you in again soon!

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KellyS
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner and the price was just right! Our server was excellent and helpful! I highly recommend this restaurant, we are never disappointed, everything from the beginning to the end is fabulous!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Made reservations for 730 arrived and was told there was a 15 min wait, which I can understand happens on a sat night in center city. Got seated and immediately approached by waiter put in drink and app order, manager comes over with drink from bar and says on him, thanks for coming. We get appetizers which were delicious and asked for more drinks Waited about 30 min for food to come out still no drinks actually had to go ask bartender for drinks waiter seemed to have left. Finally drinks after done dinner. Overall food is great service is terrible. Also drink that “was on manager” was also on Bill.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on March 23, 2021

We're very sorry about the service. We hardly have any servers - which is why our General Manager Bill is so present on the floor. We understand it's frustrating for our guests as well as our team members.

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PatriciaP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their food....never, ever disappointed--especially the eggplant parm! My husband loves the gluten free pizza. The deserts are fabulous too!!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on March 23, 2021

We're so happy to hear this! Thank you for sharing!

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SarahR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a wonderful experience with my fiancé. Due to Covid, I had been nervous to dine out in the city. Barra Rossa made us feel very safe and relaxed. The staff were all absolutely incredible- from the bartenders to the waiters to the chefs. As if that weren’t enough, the food was delicious! For convenience, if you can’t find street parking there is a garage with self parking right next door. But my favorite part was that they have edible glitter on their cannolis. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat near the bar. Bartender was really awesome and offered some really nice conversation. Host and server were very attentive. We love this place. Pizza calamari garlic bread truffle fries and fried mozzarella are all amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent Customer service from Jay, Sauce is extremely good. Meatballs good I would rate them 3 out of 5, Margherita Pizza was exceptional with fresh basil and mozzarella.

I would return for Happy Hour, or quick bite, not a Date night.

We were seated in the Bar area though we had requested Standard Seating which I thought meant Dining Room not bar area but our server Jay made up for the lack of ambiance with his amazing service.

Overall I enjoyed our visit

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JustinN
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great resturant. The place is clean and set up well for social distancing. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and drink selection. Food was good with a solid selection of items. Great ambience and music.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on November 5, 2020

thank you for sharing - we are so glad you enjoyed your experience!

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vipFantastic
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From Greeting to departure, this was an enjoyable experience. As a lone diner I felt welcomed - received impeccable service from a friendly and knowledgeable staff. I was allowed to linger and enjoy the food, the cocktails, and the ambiance. Will definitely be returning there.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on November 5, 2020

This is wonderful to hear - thank you for your review!

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CharlesY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was hands down the best food experience I've had since the pandemic

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on October 26, 2020

We're so thrilled to hear this - thank you for sharing!

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FAQs

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 644-9074.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia is rated 4.5 stars by 1886 OpenTable diners.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://barrarossa.securetree.com/.

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.

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