Barra Rossa – Philadelphia

4.3
1436 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Specials

Monday Thru Friday Happy hour and Late night Snacks

Enjoy $6 bar bites and Drink Specials

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 26, 2019

Ends: March 27, 2118

Availability: Sun-Thu 4:00PM-5:30PM
Fri-Sat 4:00PM-5:30PM 9:00PM-11:00PM

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Tahoe
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Based on the rating in Open Table we expected for something else. The food was not high level and was very basic.

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JW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The menu has something for everyone, at a reasonable price for the quality of food they are preparing. This was my second time at Barra Rosa and I remain impressed with the level of care that goes into eaxh dish. Highly recommended!

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KW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

On Saturday March 16th, I dined in your restaurant for the second time. I returned because the food is fantastic, and the bartender on the second floor provided world class customer service. I sat at the bar because it was the only place available since I did not have a reservation. But on Saturday the 16th I made a 5:30 reservation, and I sat at about the middle booth on the right wall as you enter the restaurant. This time I felt slighted by the young lady that waited on me and my friends. I was the first to arrive with my party of three. I sat for a little while and no one approached the table to at least acknowledge my presence. However, when my Caucasian friends arrived (I am African American), the waitress approached the table and greeted my friends before they were completely settled in their seats.

You may label this as an innocent oversight. But from where I was sitting it was an insulting customer experience. I believe that the lack of consideration afforded minorities sometimes happens unconsciously because as a society we are programmed that way. As a paying customer however, I want equal treatment. I am not asking for special treatment, but perhaps those that provide a service to the public need to make the effort to be more cognizant of all customers. It is demeaning to be treated as second class, especially when I am in your establishment to support your operation.

Ken White

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DI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was great.server was great. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and our service was excellent. The décor and lighting are right on point, rustic and romantic. This was my second visit and I will return soon.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great table upstairs,good service.Good food...Had a great time ,will do it again...

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a
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant. Excited to host a private event in your lovely upstairs space in September!

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B
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I would recommend. Although not a five star restaurant, it is a great go to, and if I lived closer, I would be there every week. We had drinks before dinner and the bartender was very good as well. Although it was a busy bar, she was attentive and friendly. Our server for dinner was great and even brought special dessert for the table for my daughter’s 25th birthday. The host was friendly as well. I would definitely go back. There were a lot of Gluten free options and I enjoyed being upstairs for dinner.

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ER
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food, service - everything is wonderful.

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JR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chloe was a wonderful server, gave us time to talk and didn’t rush our meal. She was very attentive to our drink refills and clearing dirty plates. She quickly brought club soda and a napkin to clean up a red wine spill on a sweater. She was busy with other large tables but made sure we had he equal attention and service. We will definitely come back and request her again!

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PK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I ate here prior to a show. The food, service and atmosphere was AMAZING!!! I had the tomato and mozzarella salad that was to die for!!! Tomatoes were done 3 ways!!! Mozz served 2 ways with olives and arugula salad!! Calamari was delicious!! Salmon salad was awesome!! Reasonably priced, great service!! You can't go wrong!!!

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j
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Mussels were good. Too much cheese with the rigatoni.

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JD
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Barra Rossa is a great place to enjoy an early dinner in the theater district of center city, Philadelphia. Perfect for leaving the Walnut Street Theater because Barra Rossa is only a block away. The food was good and the service was good, which of course, is all you could ask for in a dinner place.

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m
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The high top seating was great! Thank goodness we reserved a hightop because I would have been very unhappy sitting at a low table where people were constantly walking through the restaurant. Our waitress was over attentive, and we felt very rushed to order our food, eat and get out of there. My friend and I were out for a moms night and we were just chatting away and felt pressured to order our apps right away and then the waitress kept getting frustrated bc we were not ready the 3, yes 3 times in 10 minutes, she came back to get our entree order. As expected our entrees came out shortly after our apps and we were not done our apps yet, annoying. The cheese plate was good and the crab & portabello was good, but not what I expected. I assumed it was going to be a crab stuffed portabello, it was a mushroom and crab saute with a mixed green on the side. Our entrees were the gnocchi and the filet. My filet was more medium than it was rare, underseasoned but not the worst. The gnocchi were good as well. We passed on dessert.

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PH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We were 15 mins late due to train. Accommodated us at high table even though request not. Then we sat there for 10-15 mins withno attention then had to ask server who was taking care of us. He then he would help us. He was fine. But felt forgotten and not attended to. Prbly will not go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid meal

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KG
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This meal was an A+ at a restaurant that never disappoints. We arrived post-theatre a full hour ahead of our reservation but they were gracious and accommodating. We all had the price fixed menu, encompassing all options amongst the group. All raved! And they have the best Riesling in town!

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T
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice dinner before the theater and the service from start to finish was fantastic.

We will definitely return.

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M
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and atmosphere . Great place to eat before or after the theatre! Service was wonderful!

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g
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pre theater

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The place could use more busboys. Food came quickly but refills on water and wine were slow and required watching out for the waiter instead of enjoying dinner. Food was delicious and service staff was friendly and courteous.

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K
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

This was a casual Italian restaurant/pizzeria/bar. The food was OK. The ambience was less than I anticipated based on their photos. The service was poor. Never got the salt and pepper we requested. After two requests for bread it arrived right after we finished eating, with no apology.

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d
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

There were 4 in our party, pre-theatre. The service was prompt and friendly. The food was good, not fancy but good Italian fare. Excellent spot.

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SF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was made from scratch with fresh ingredients!

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B
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Solid spot for pre theater meal and cocktails. 2nd time there, only dropoffs from outstanding 1st visit was confusion from waitstaff over who was working our table, we were told our server was "missing". Luckily Michaela picked up slack and was very good. Salmon on salad seemed to be frozen variety and was dried out and overcooked. Other choices were fine and pizza was outstanding.

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CB
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. Appreciate the theater subscribers discount. Portion could be a little larger

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J
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding for pre-theater dining. The table we sat at was outstanding. Barra Rossa honored our on- line reservations requests.

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B
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A group of four dined at Barra Rosa before going to the Walnut Street Theater. Very convenient, decent food, casual atmosphere

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PD
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We frequently Barra Rossa often for lunch when in the Walnut Street area. We have never had a disappointing meal. Service is always polite, friendly and efficient.
Of all the times dining at Barra Rossa, yesterday was the first time we were seated upstairs. We were directed to a bright, lovely window booth and greeted promptly by our server. It was a very pleasant dining experience.

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WR
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice menu and well prepared. Good value and well located for pre-theatre dining

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F
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, just a short walk from the Walnut St. Theater.

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HB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

The Sunday menu was for dinner only. No lunch menu on Sundays. Not what we were looking for. A bit disappointed.

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OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Calamari was very tasty, we each had a pizza which was delicious and my husband has the tiramisu and he thought it was excellent. We'll be back when going to walnut street theater.

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DG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The service is great. If you're a vegan, this place isn't the spot for you. Pasta was simply ok but the wine was great.

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L
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Total experience was fine, food was good. With all the great restaurants in the city this one just doesn’t stand out

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P
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, nice servers. One of my favorite restaurants when I go to the theater.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the drink and or waiter Nate

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great, only issue was it was too warm in the back room upstairs. May have stayed fire coffee after but we were all too warm.

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BF
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service Loved getting discounts for attending theatre after our meal. Nice size portions and delicious too.

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PC
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The noise level of our table was terrible we were placed next to the upstairs bar even though other tables were available. We started with one server and were switched half way through. He was very attentive. Food was just average.

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