Barra Rossa – Philadelphia

4.4
1958 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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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing!!! The spinach dip and calamari was Fantastic. The entrees were plentiful and noodles made from scratch. Please Go

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration and this was our first time at Barra Rosa. Our waitress, Devon was great and attentive. The food was great and we would definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The service was good. The food was not special and the spaghetti tasted like the sauce came from a jar and the meatballs reheated from frozen. Thankfully, the restaurant didn’t charge for the spaghetti. The chicken saltambocca was okay but the sauce was thin.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a very nice, attentive experience. The food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We when there on our lunch to grab a bit. I think we was there to early and our food tasted salty .

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great experience, could have used a little more lighting

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BrianaC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Although the service was great, the food was subpar.

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vipTracy
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great pizza and our server Tommy was great!

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Stavi
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner at Barra Rossa was immaculate. Phenomenal food and the service was amazing.

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vipBrianR
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicholas was only on his second day working there but was on top of his game. Very attentive and polite. Food was excellent like always. Other staff and management were also friendly and attentive.

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KATINAC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We went for Happy Hour and didn't know it was only designated to certain areas. We were seated at a table and Happy Hour did not apply to where we were sitting. It would have been nice to know this before we arrived and we would have sat in the Happy Hour area upon arrival.

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KeiraA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Not the best experience. Made a reservation for 8:30 and were not sat until about 8:45. Once sat, we were greeted straight away, but did not receive drinks for 10 minutes. It should be noted at the time we arrived, restaurant was more than half empty. Cocktails were great however and worth the wait. Starters were delicious, ordered burrata salad and minestrone soup. The gluten free pasta was good, but the vodka sauce tasted more like tomato sauce, not very creamy. Also I did not enjoy the whole cloves of garlic in the vodka sauce. Overall service was friendly, ambience was perfect for a date and most of the food was tasty and good value.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on August 30, 2021

We apologize about your visit with us - we are very short staffed at the moment. Our entire team has been made aware of your feedback, and we do appreciate your insights!

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vipPickyeater7
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our waiter was great. He was upbeat, funny, and professional. The food came out quickly and we had some really delicious mocktails. Portions were generous, it might be a good idea to share an entree if you are having appetizers. Standout dishes were the fried ravioli, calamari with fried peppers, bruschetta, truffle fries, and carbonara. The salmon was too salty.
Great for large groups

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you very much for sharing! We apologize about the salmon and do appreciate your feedback.

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HappyCamper
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable and tasty.
Excellent service.
Fun and creative drink menu
The calamari appetizer is really nicely done
Entrees well prepared
Yummy moist chocolate cake for dessert. A great cup of coffee

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on August 30, 2021

We are so happy to hear this - thank you for sharing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

The AC was broken and was the most uncomfortable experience. There was no offer to move our party to a lower floor or table with better air flow. Was also clear that the host and management gave away our initial table on the first floor due to lack of communication. Food was good, but could barely enjoy it due to the heat. The restaurant was also extremely slow.

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vipSwmdr
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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vipbrandonr
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great, service is a little slow but I’m from New York so anywhere that is not New York does not seem fast enough. Drinks are strong which is like. Just a great place in Philadelphia to eat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. The wait staff was extremely attentive. It was slightly pricey, but worth it because the food was well prepared and flavorful.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on August 17, 2021

We are so appreciative of your kind feedback - thank you for sharing!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice service since the entrance. I checked the reviews and found good ones that's why we decided to go and we made a good decision. Great service and food.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on August 10, 2021

Thank you very much for joining us - we are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Our waitress Vee was amazing. Offered selection ideas, was very attentive and very friendly.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on August 10, 2021

Thrilled you enjoyed your visit - thank you for sharing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Penne a la vodka was really good. Grilled shrimp app was also really good. Garlic bread was ok…not the greatest. Pizza was meh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Food was so salty and overly seasoned to the point where I couldn’t eat it. I was up all night drinking water.

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RachelAH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Our server was great! All and all, a great evening!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on July 29, 2021

This is so great to hear - thank you very much for sharing!

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Pfaff0330
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. A taste of Italy that I would highly recommend!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on July 29, 2021

We're thrilled to hear this - thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Raising to 3 stars because at least it seemed like they tried. I hate to give a bad review but the food was disappointing. This is actually my second visit with my family, first was 5 years ago as a non-vegan. Back then, I recall the dishes were bland but very rich, though I appreciated a gluten free option. Now being 4 years vegan, it's been hard to find a decent Italian place so we were happy to know BR offered a whole vegan menu. The service was great... they accommodated our requests for seating and reservation time changes, and the server was helpful with every problem we had. Sadly, there were a few too many problems. It was hot outside and we hoped for air conditioning... well, we were sweating the whole time. The main course took about 1.5 hrs to reach us. The appetizers brought to us were incorrect. The asparagus was too chewy. My pasta was BLAND, the sauce was meh according to my family. Some of us liked the vegan meatballs, others in my party hated it.. I didn't try it myself. The first glass brought to the birthday guest had LIPSTICK on it, and that too during the pandemic! That alone made me feel icky. Nothing special was done for the birthday guest. The music was all over the place... 70s and 80s pop to modern cover songs. The place looks nice enough, it's not super expensive and portions are large but I just didn't care for the food. We will not be returning.

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vipMichaelF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Service was very good. It was unbeatably hot in the restaurant and it ruined our experience. When we left the restaurant another patron complained of the same problem.

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brooklyn
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience the place itself is so nice! The food was DELICIOUS they had this amazing blackened salmon special and it was some of the best salmon i ever had! The drinks were delicious and the server was great and helpful with any questions we had i wish i remembered his name! We will definitely be back again.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you so much for sharing! We are so thrilled you have such a wonderful visit!

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

Loved the Margarita pizza and the mozzarella frittes! The sauce was delicious! 5 stars.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you s much for sharing!

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AlexaH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have a gluten and dairy allergy so it’s incredibly hard for me to find restaurants to eat at. However they had so many options I actually have trouble choosing what I want! I can’t tell you the last time I had a pizza out at a restaurant. I decided to get their BBQ Chicken Pizza (with the gluten free crust and vegan cheese) and it was INCREDIBLE. My family loved their regular menu items too. I’ve been here 3 times now and can’t wait to come back and try something else.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on July 20, 2021

We're so happy to be able to provide you with a safe dining experience that you enjoy! Thank you for your support, patronage, and kind feedback!

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AdelineL
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service despite how busy they were. Friendly staff. Excellent apps and pasta dishes. Great teamwork happening with staff.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you so much for sharing - our limited team members are working very hard and your recognition means so much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent place to eat and drink. It was our first time and definitely will not be our last. We had reservations but got there early and had a drink at the bar while waiting and decided to stay at the bar. Bill is fantastic and wound up giving us a tour as a possibly venue for our vow renewal. Christian was a pleasure to speak with as was the entire staff who was incredibly friendly. Food was delicious, not a single complaint. Meat and cheese board was to die for, as were the meatball sliders. My husband had the chicken parm, myself the chicken piccata. Both delicious. Next time I’m planning to try the eggplant parm. I’m very picky with my sauces and theirs was top notch. Drinks were excellent and made to perfection. Definitely a must try spot in Philly!!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you so much for sharing your kind feedback! We are so happy you enjoyed your food and Bill's hospitality! We look forward to having you in again!

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SueL
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Salad / soup should be included with an entree and bread for the table would be nice

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Food not the best but the prices and portions are great. Excellent staff and management. I would probably venture back here however the dishes we had were not the best . I would recommend reviewing the menu. The burrata and the shrimp/ chicken vedura needed lots of work.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice environment

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice selection of pizza, sandwiches and entrees. Will be back

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on July 7, 2021

Thank you for your feedback!

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vipCrisP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and family friendly.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on June 28, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Marissa
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the service was nice. I really enjoyed the ambience; loved the music.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thank you so much for sharing!

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was incredible. We visited from California and this was the best Italian food and friendliest service we received from any of the restaurants during our trip.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on July 7, 2021

We are so happy to hear this!! Thank you for sharing! We hope you enjoyed your trip to our city!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food and service! Jack was awesome! Very accommodating to all allergies and diets.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience - thank you for sharing!

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JacquelynO
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Visited 6/25. Our server was sweet and their happy hour cannot be beat for the quality and taste. Their happy hour seems to be one of the best kept secrets in the area and selfishly I hope it stays that way so I can keep getting reservations!! As a vegan, it’s not often that I can get much from happy hour menus but the vegan meatball sliders were basically a whole meatball sub and delicious. I appreciate their vegan options SO much. The balsamic asparagus was phenomenal and the asparagus was fresh and cooked to a perfect texture. The manager seemed to be active on the floor checking on tables which is good to see. Been before and will definitely be back!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on June 28, 2021

We are so happy to hear about your experience, and that you enjoyed our vegan options! Thank you so much for taking the time to share! We hope to see you in again soon.

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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 4.4 stars by 1958 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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