Barra Rossa – Philadelphia

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$30 and under
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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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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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4.3
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RB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food. The downstairs was a bit noisy but we were seated upstairs which was a good deal quieter. Nice place to take parents or a date. Would go back!

T
New England
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well located traditional Italian restaurant in the City Center. 5-10 minute walk from any major hotel. Bustling atmosphere creates a great vibe. More casual than fancy making it the perfect place to kick back and enjoy some drinks and great food. We sat in the 1st floor bar area with brick walls & plenty of glass to do some people watching of passersby. There is a second floor dining room as well. Our server, Mike, made our night even more special. He was prompt, friendly, attentive & knowledgeable. Between the 3 of us we ordered meatballs, zucchini fritta, veal parmigiana, chicken parmigiana & raviolis. The red sauce was bright & delicious. The wine list has plenty of selection from both Italy & California. The prices were moderate & affordable for the quality of amount of food. All in all a great time and will definitely consider Barra Rossa next time in Philly! Salute.

DP
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful treat before a play.
It makes each visit a marvelous day!!

KS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Had a dinner while visiting Philly. Sat downstairs - not sure if it's different upstairs but the downstairs feels like a fairly basic pizza place - maybe a bit warmer. Nice big comfy booths. Pizza was just OK - it wasn't quite a crispy thin crust though they said it would be. Husband had the gorgonzola gnocchi which was nice. The gorgonzola wasnt overwhelming and the fig balsamic broke it up nicely. I'm not sure the gnocchi was freshly made though. Overall a simple easy place for a no fuss dinner with decent food to leave you satisfied.

LO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and atmosphere

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I am always hesitant to go to restaurants on busy days such as Valentine’s Day, sadly the friends galentine’s dinner did not impress. My food was luke warm, fries under cook, Mac and cheese was not impressive. If we do go again we will stick to the pizza and wine.

I
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Bread crumbs on the seat. The pasta was more like a soup, and I never received a dish I ordered.

JC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Went here because they had Gluten Free options available. We paid $50 for a $13 bottle of red wine. The 'bread" came out, flat pieces of dry pizza crust. The Gluten Free bread for my wife, for $2, was obviously gluten free pizza dough. Penne Alla vodka lacked flavor. Basically red sauce with cream. No pancetta, which is typical of vodka sauce. Side of meatballs with ricotta were just ok... Bottom line, the food is edible but not at that price point. The highlight was the wine. Service was good.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!!

DM
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely Pre-theatre meal. We let our waiter know when we got in and meal was served in a timely manner and food was delicious. We were able to get to theater with time to spare and never felt rushed.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were warmly greeted by the hostess and the manager. We were seated immediately. My husband ordered from the prefixed menu and my son ordered a vegan pizza. They both loved their meals. I had the pear salad and soup which I enjoyed. Service was complete in less than an hour - we made it to the Walnut Theatre in time for our show.

a
Atlantic City
23 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always very pleasant atmosphere. Dinner pre-theatre menu very complete and good value. A.bit loud but tolerable. Pleasant service. Great location for pre-theatre!

RM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We have dined here since Nick was there and always enjoyed the food. Sunday's dinner was the best meal I have eaten there. It was the pre fix menu... Lentil soup, Lobster fra Diavolo and cannoli. OUTSTANDING!!!

Q
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are many different options from healthy to more decadent. The pizza is great and the salads are sizeable. You can definitely find some great plates to share with a date or friends.

k
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was good. Service was meh. Sat at the bar for about 10 minutes before being able to order a cocktail. My drink was awful. Ordered a margarita. It came without “homemade” sour mix. Anyway. Dirty dishes on adjacent tables were not cleared. Probably won’t go back again.

D
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was just OK. Calamari and zucchini appetizers were very oily. Friends who ordered spaghetti and meatballs liked it. Eggplant parm was disappointing. Pizzas looked good. Keep your dinner simple and you’ll be ok.

TS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Disappointed. Ambience was not what we were expected and the food was even worse. Nothing special to note, just blah.

f
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we have eaten there many times.
food always good and always consisstent.
our waiter was outstanding, warm and friendly!!!

JV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious gluten free options!

CF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We’ve had Michael several times now and have enjoyed his knowledge and humor. Got the price fixe menu- nice selections and left there pleased.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t say that about the show.

PD
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always an enjoyable experience! Great salad, roasted beet and goat cheese with grilled salmon, wine, coffee, totally satisfied! The others in our group of 4 also enjoyed their choices. Only complaint was the lack of pear in the pear salad. They split a slice of the creme brûlée cheesecake which received rave reviews.
Waitstaff is always attentive without being overbearing. We will not hesitate to dine again in the near future!!

A little tip, if you would like a quieter dining experience, request upstairs seating.

BC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food and service upstairs space open and cheery with lots of light

M
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, The server was very attentive. We told him we had a show and he made sure we were in and out quickly but did not rush us.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was not good, service was worse.

S
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food was not up to par and I asked for fish cooked well and it was rare

R
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Too many very loud children due to theater matinee nearby. They should have corralled the unruly and extremely noisy children in one section so the adult diners could have enjoyed their lunch.

e
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Eggplant parm sanwiches were not hot Burgers were excellent

US
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pre theatre menu was excellent. My companion really enjoyed the Lobster Fra Diavlo and the dessert selection was delicious and appropriately paired with the entree choices.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a great night here. We were attending a conference and so my colleagues and I had dinner here. Sunday nights are the best. It was quiet, the food was good, and our waitress, Devon, was fantastic. Great experience!

D
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner before a show - perfect location for dinner before a show at the Walnut Street Theater! We told the waiter we had show tickets and got served promptly without feeling rushed. Both the pizza and pasta were delicious and we had time for a flight of limoncellos! We will return.

Y
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a good place to dine with friends after the theater. The atmosphere is conducive to conversation, with a good selection of food and wine, as well as patient and attentive service.

S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I had been to Barra Rossa once before and was disappointed this time. The bread that came with the mussels marinara was sad (pizza crusts?) and my entree (salmon puttanesca) was overcooked. My wife's entree (scallops) was passable, however, our friends enjoyed their pizzas. We will probably dine here again because of the friendly service and ambiance, but probably select a pizza or sandwich.

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing and I loved the atmosphere! The chicken parmigiana is the best I have ever had. However, the service was not amazing, but we think it was the specific waiter we had. Either way, my boyfriend and I will definitely be returning!!

LM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and great service

CS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Gorgeous place. Great and knowledgeable server. Food was over priced and table was very small for 4 people.

DH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been to the restaurant many times and always had good food and good service. Enjoy this place very much.

AK
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service from Jimmy! Prompt service and food delivery.

DH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great! Beet salad and arugula salads were both delicious! The best gnocchi I ever had!

CP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Slow but friendly aervice, good food
Convenient location

JB
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Barra Rossa has become one of our most reliable dining experiences in Philadelphia. Everyone was very happy with their selections, and there were no leftovers. Excellent meal.

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