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Barra Rossa – Philadelphia

4.3
4.3
2248 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 644-9074

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Off-site catering menu available.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Barra Rossa – Philadelphia can accommodate all your special event needs from 15-150people event.

  • Private party contact

    Bill McCarty: (855) 790-0397

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    10th & Walnut

  • Parking details

    Indoor Parking Garage right next door! Central Parking entrance located at 925 Walnut Street. $12 Valet Sunday-Thursday after 3pm. Metered Street Parking also available.

  • Public transit

    Septa Bus Stop on the corner of 10th & Walnut for routes 9, 12, 21, and 42.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,248 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. g

    graycav56

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is our standard dinner before we hit a show at Walnut St. They always have great specials and make sure you are out of there on time. Food is great, servers are top notch and the price is competitive. Tip: Ask for a booth. We had a high top and the chatty couple next to us apparently didn’t have an “indoor” voice. Not the problem of the venue as they graciously moved us so we could regain our sanity. Good job!
  2. BA

    BruceA

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good experience. Food and drinks we’re very good. Our server was pleasant and attentive. Overall, we had a nice time. Only disappointment was not being able to get Happy hour pricing because we sat at a table and had a reservation. Should say this on the website.
  3. J

    Judith

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Barra Rossa never disappoints! It's the perfect restaurant to visit before the Walnut Street Theatre....and they give a discount for members.....a good deal. We like to get several appetizers to share and then end with one of their delicious pizzas....delish!
  4. BS

    BarbaraS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    I love coming to this restaurant before the Saturday matinee at WST. However, this visit was marred by the bucket catching the water leaking from the roof outside of the upstairs ladies room and the tear in the seat of our booth.
  5. CC

    CarolC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We 3 met for lunch before going to Walnut matinee. The reservation was found, we were escorted to our table by the window. Our server was helpful and knowledgeable of the menu. Our food was delivered quickly and correctly. We even had time for coffee. My happy group will return to Barra Rosa again.
  6. CF

    CraigF

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Though we did not get the table by the window we requested, our overall dining experience was very good. We had one of your newer servers, Mora, and she was attentive, eager to please and an overall delight. We got the Theater Price Fixe menu and both enjoyed our selections immensely. Barra Rossa is really our go-to restaurant when going to the theater. Actually our meal was much better than the show.
  7. J

    Jimmyshine

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    classic italian restaurant with two floors of service. very good food with presentation above average and waiter was on the ball. Food and wine costs typical for Philadelphia, with a generous menu and wine options. The good - we weren't rushed to finish our meal - stayed 1:30 hours; food was delicious and consistent from beginning to end. Great location for pre-dinner theater meals near the Walnut St. Theater. Right across the street from T.J. Hospital and other medical facilitities. Lots of foot traffic right outside with plenty of lighting to feel safe. Best recommendation - we will return for another meal!
  8. k

    kathleenb

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    Manager does not accommodate customers. Not friendly.
  9. KR

    KevinR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The bruschetta was delicious but the salmon was dry as a desert and tasteless on a lump of starchy risotto. The lemon cake was delicious. My daughter had a delicious appetizer and filet mignon that she said was very good. All in all, about a 3.5 out of 5. Kevin Robinson Dining date-6/23/22
  10. g

    gmom

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Always enjoy my lunches here
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    130 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is our normal dining spot when attending the Walnut Street Theater; we’re all members so that’s five times a year. Food is always good; we have all become obsessed with the pizzas. Our servers are always attentive and the prices are very good in today’s financial atmosphere. We will continue to eat here every time.
  12. M

    Mcat

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Blithe Spirit speciality menu
  13. KK

    KaraK

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    We returned After coming here during our last walnut street theatre night, unfortunately, this time the food was cold, our waiter didn’t check on us once and it took a long time to get our food (after telling the waiter multiple times that we were going to be late for our play). Unfortunately we won’t be back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Solid pizzas; the Philly Dilly in particular was a delight. Restaurant is dealing with understaffing issues; those that were there were kind and as attentive as they could be while spread out across many roles. It makes it more challenging to take issue with food prices when the establishment is having trouble attracting workers even at these available rates, but the profit margins on the actual food items seemed a bit high. Would still recommend and return if the opportunity presented itself.
  15. JA

    JeanAllele

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Artichoke and spinach dip is a masterpiece. Good wines, good food, great service team - a neighborhood gem.
  16. RM

    RonM

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service, and good location to Walnut Street Theater.
  17. HL

    HersheyLover

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, the meal was superb. Service was wonderful and very attentive. The drinks were perfect!
  18. MG

    MatthewG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    the Manager at the evening hour on Wednesday, June 8th was ignorant, rude and had zero customer service skills. Our food took over an hour and a half to come out and then we were rushed to eat it. We had asked for a discount because of the terrible service and were refused. We will never come back here and have told many people the same.
  19. BR

    BRUCEB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    These people care!! Great attentive management!
  20. RA

    RitaA

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come to BR when we have tickets for Walnut. Everything was excellent, as usual. Out helpful server even thought to split the salad plate. And we will continue to enjoy the remainder of the meal for a 2nd night.
  21. AP

    AmyPhilly

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Very good "standard" Italian food. Perfect location for a meal before or after a show at the Walnut Street Theatre - where they are alos a dining partner (discount!).
  22. C

    Courtney

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Poor communication between wait staff. Inattentive server. Management must have changed since I ate here last, as the food tasted different and we did not have the same wonderful experience that we have had in the past. Not bad, but not outstanding either. Will be back on the hunt for a reliable Italian restaurant in Philly.
  23. EG

    EllynG

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We have been coming in for dinner before our Walnut show for 15-20 years. In the last year, I don't enjoy the limited menu, too many garlicy items that I cannot eat & many old favorites removed. The mozzerella & tomato appetizer had dried out mozz that seemed prepackaged & not fresh. The eggplant parm which I used to love is extremely overbreaded. We often have to ask for bread 3-4 times before actually receiving some. However, the staff is always very nice & great location to Walnut.
  24. JD

    JeffD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The Philly Dilly is our absolute go-to, a Philadelphia must have, and the chop salad was outstanding. The Aroncini was more than serviceable, and the minestrone was small but tasty. Loved the ambiance, and the 6 pm sitting got us fed and in & out an hour ahead of our 8pm Saturday evening curtain time at the WST.
  25. A

    Albi

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food was great. We had spicy shrimp salad, whiskey scallops appetizer and Pear fig pizza. Our server Alexia was very friendly.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted right away, & seated at a nice booth. Our server was Lynn, very nice & courteous. Food was good, wine a bit pricy, hence the value.
  27. EE

    EasyEd

    Philadelphia

    145 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had dinner at this restaurant before we went to the theater. We have eaten there before and we’ve always found it to be very good in all areas. This day unfortunately it was over 100° temperature in Philadelphia and the restaurant was warm. We discussed this with the manager who said they just put in $65,000 improvement in their air conditioning but with a high temperatures and a high ceilings in the restaurant it was not doing its job.We like this restaurant and we’ll go back but next time we will check different sections of the restaurants which we found to be cooler as we left this time. Very convenient to the walnut street theater.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Awesome food. Great atmosphere. Quick service. Very pleasant experience.
  29. EZ

    EZEE

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    We went 7:45p on a Saturday night. Very quiet. Antipasto to start was generous and good. Pizza was far below average - maybe a Philly thing (we're out of town) but the crust was wafer-like and we suspected the crust is a purchased ingredient. Salmon blanc was very average. There was no music playing, just the Phillies game on one t.v. and a local t.v. station tuned to a cop drama rerun. Overall, very odd evening.
  30. l

    lauraj

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    This was our first visit to Philadelphia. We chose the restaurant based off of reviews & location to our hotel. Our server Rebecca was awesome but the food was horrible. Though not busy when we visited this restaurant is evidently booked on theatre nights. Nice neighborhood vibe.
  31. KS

    KateS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Brussel sprouts were great!! and our waiter kept us laughing the whole time!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We got seated right away and then waited, and waited, and waited. We sat for over 15 minutes - no one greeted us or even filled our water glasses. We overheard that they were short staffed, but no one even acknowledged that we were there. We watched the waitstaff repeatedly walk by our table with no eye contact, smile, or even “we’ll be right with you” which was very frustrating. We got up and left and ate elsewhere. I know there are staffing issues every where, but it could have been handled so much better.
  33. p

    paula

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu. Lovely wait staff Great even on the weekend
  34. E

    Elque

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice food choices, from pizza to nice main dishes. We were pre-theater so opted for smaller dishes. We were in and out without rushing in less than an hour.
  35. c

    cusa

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience3
    We went in a few minutes late for our reservation, we have called to let them know. No problem.
  36. L

    Lindy

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to go for lunch before show at Walnut Street Theatre- great food, great service (Faith is so friendly and efficient), great atmosphere.
  37. J

    Jo3y

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our lunch, our server Jack was very attentive, professional and friendly. The drinks were great and the salads fresh. Recommend visiting. Make reservations especially on theatre days.
  38. s

    suze5555

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Entered the restaurant at reservation time. Was told we could not sit upstairs, as requested, due to a party. There were two booths available, but was told we could not sit there. They made a table for two right in the front entrance to the room. This table had never been there before. It was quite uncomfortable and we chose to leave. The manager was at the front desk, but did not question why we were leaving. I have been going there for years before going to the Walnut Theater. Will have to rethink going again as this was an unacceptable situation.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant surprise ! From the service to the delicious food ! I felt like I was having Sunday pasta with meatballs back in the old days at my moms house . Their plant base meatballs were phenomenal, I recently switched and could not tell the difference . The Barolo wine was a great addition! We definitely will be back ! With love from New Jersey ! JoAnn & Joe
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Mothers Day

Safety precautions

  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

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

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia is rated 4.3 stars by 2248 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Barra Rossa – Philadelphia

929 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Additional information

  • Cross street

    10th & Walnut

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Indoor Parking Garage right next door! Central Parking entrance located at 925 Walnut Street. $12 Valet Sunday-Thursday after 3pm. Metered Street Parking also available.

  • Public transit

    Septa Bus Stop on the corner of 10th & Walnut for routes 9, 12, 21, and 42.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 644-9074

  • Catering

    Off-site catering menu available.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Barra Rossa – Philadelphia can accommodate all your special event needs from 15-150people event.

  • Private party contact

    Bill McCarty: (855) 790-0397

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