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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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

What 1704 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.2
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4.2
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Atlantic City
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food excellent. Service good for taking order but a bit slow getting food and check which wouldn’t have mattered except we were going to a show after dinner

JW
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food is delicious! This is a great restaurant for getting together before a play at the Forrest or Walnut Street Theaters. It's great for friends and family gatherings as well as date night! I'm looking forward to going back soon.

C
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made reservations for after theater and were seated immediately although the place was packed. Service was timely and the food came to the table quickly. Salads were delicious, with dressings that exceeded expectations. All in all a great place to have a drink and some food and talk about the great show we saw.

m
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dinner after a matinee show at the Walnut Street Theatre . The service was excellent as was the wine and food . I highly recommend this restaurant and I’m looking forward to going again.

N
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS good food and prompt service to get us to the theater on time!

P
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Reservation was made for second floor to my understanding, however we were seated right next to the bar which I did not enjoy. This was my wife's birthday and was looking for a quiet non rowdy evening. I had to deal with the flyers game and regular bar patrons and drinkers and people coming in right off street. Bar tender was a little rude when I asked for a drink for my wife and realized I was taking it back to my table for her. The other server was fine and constantly checked on us. The food was excellent granted we only had a gluten free pizza since my wife has celiac disease her dining options are limited but this was the best gluten free pizza she had ever!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sat in the dining room on the let when you enter the restaurant. We were freezing every time someone came in or out

P
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant is a good option is going to the Walnut. It is a bit over-priced for pasta and pizza and really noisy. The rooms are very nice though and the decor was cool. We sat upstairs and it was tight, but not bad. My pizza was good. The pasta dish not-so-great. It was convenient. It was clean. It was fine.

JR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went here after a local theater show. The service was very fast and our server was very friendly. The food was outstanding. My wife said hers was a bit salty, but overall she enjoyed it. There was a wide range of menu items. I would definitely eat here again

MB
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good value, waitstaff service & food selections.

B
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Dinner with friends before Hamilton performance

M
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service! Our server Kyle was very attentive. I also enjoyed the restaurant atmosphere.

RK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food is absolutely delicious, would highly recommend the chopped salad to start. The service was not as good, and the discount offered on website for Walnut Street tickets is incorrect.

R
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall food was very good. The mousse dessert was overpriced and was rather tasteless. Had the key lime and it didn’t taste like key lime at all. Also our $33 bottle of wine sells for $4.99. Again a bit overpriced.

SM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for pre theater dinner. They are very conscientious regarding time. Love the food here and always awesome service

K
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food, service, ambiance...it was perfect. We will be going back!

GF
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome gluten-free meal options, delicious food, excellent service.

n
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frequent diners at this great find!!
We ate upstairs in a private room with two tables of six. It was awesome. Our waiter, Kyle, was the best we have ever had and are looking forward to asking for his service on our next visit. He made our visit pleasant and checked up on us frequently.

L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meals; our waitress was pleasant and efficient; Barra Rossa attractive and quiet.

B
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We continue to eat here before our show at the Walnut Street Theatre (matinee). The check in process is easy, the Manager is friendly and the servers are very good. We enjoy our meals (pizza, sandwiches). Barra Rossa is a partner with WST and you'll receive a discount with your membership card.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed dinner as always. Will come back.

JS
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As theater patrons, we eat here frequently. Every dish we have ordered is more delicious than the last! In addition to prompt service (important for making showtime), our servers are always so polite, personable, and friendly. It's a warm, quaint, and cozy dining experience in a big city. Definitely gets our highest recommendation!

f
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a 6:15 reservation for Wednesday night, 11/6. I called to cancel that morning and had a very friendly gentleman, named Dan, handle the cancellation. I then called back several minutes later to reinstate my reservation and he was very gracious and said, "No problem!" I then called at 6:10 PM to say we were stuck in traffic and would get there as soon as possible. Once again Dan handled my call professionally. We finally arrived after 7:00 and he seated us and treated us professionally. We did have a laugh about my 3 phone calls that day. Everything went off without a hitch! Thank you!

EA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual! We go there before each Walnut Street Theater show and just love it! The food, the atmosphere, the location and the great service too. Kyle was our very attentive and entertaining server, one of the best. Their pear & fig pizza is addictive and I wouldn't miss getting the beets and goat cheese salad. You won't be disappointed.

FH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Love the truffle fries. Block away from the Forrest Theater.

V
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great overall but was seated on 2nd floor in the back room that was dungeon like when the rest of the restaurant is bright and vibrant. Next visit I will not accept this seating. Food and service was excellent.

F
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, as was the service!

M
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the Buffalo Chicken meatballs and Late night happy hour selection!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Went here with my dad (vegan) because of the plant based options. Service and everything was great, but the vegan taco pizza was pretty much inedible. There was way too much dairy free cheese and not enough tomato to balance it out. The white bean ravioli was pretty good though! There are better vegan options in the city

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

JB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my wife a daughters out for a pre theatre dinner. They were very attentive and got us served and our on time!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Dinner before a show! Great food! Fix the leaky ceiling!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was really good. Waiter was pleasant. Service was a bit slow with drinks and water never refilled. All in all a good night out despite those critiques.

CW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great, I have food allergies and they did a great job.

TB
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and a great atmosphere. Perfect a romantic dinner for 2 or a meal with family and friends.

DC
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We went for dinner after the theatre. It’s a pleasant looking resturant and we enjoyed the booth at the window.
Our drinks were ok - but a bit watered down. The food was just ok. We all had pasta because previous reviews suggested staying away from the pizza. The pasta was ok - nothing special. Our server was very pleasant and polite.
It’s a good place to grab a bit and keep the bill reasonable. Probably won’t go back as there’s many better options.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for the first time and loved it. Cute place with fantastic food. Staff is super friendly. Definitely will dine here again.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We checked in to this restaurant hoping it would be better than it was when it first opened. We live a block away. Upon check in, the host sat us in a middle tiny table. I have trouble hearing so I asked for a booth (there were three available out of six) and it was also early in the night. The host came back to us and did not offer it. He offered a high top table which we can’t do. He went back to the front and came back telling us we would have to go upstairs to it. My spouse was really upset at this point as they were not willing to give us a booth so we left. Customer service was horrible there. I will never return. We went to Jamonera instead and had a fabulous meal. Jamonera eta knows how to treat customers—with respect and dignity.

LP
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Four of us had dinner here before a show, and we were all really happy with the choice.

Our arrival was delayed by traffic, really cutting into our time, but our waitress took care of us and our food arrived promptly enough that we were able to relax and enjoy. We had a variety of different items, and all were delicious. I would return even if pre-theater lack of time weren't an issue.

PC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice restaurant near the shows. Also close to parking and hospitals. Food was ok. Service was nice. Walk upstairs is long. Apps were good

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