Barra Rossa – Philadelphia

4.3
1849 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1849 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent Customer service from Jay, Sauce is extremely good. Meatballs good I would rate them 3 out of 5, Margherita Pizza was exceptional with fresh basil and mozzarella.

I would return for Happy Hour, or quick bite, not a Date night.

We were seated in the Bar area though we had requested Standard Seating which I thought meant Dining Room not bar area but our server Jay made up for the lack of ambiance with his amazing service.

Overall I enjoyed our visit

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JustinN
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great resturant. The place is clean and set up well for social distancing. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and drink selection. Food was good with a solid selection of items. Great ambience and music.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on November 5, 2020

thank you for sharing - we are so glad you enjoyed your experience!

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vipFantastic
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From Greeting to departure, this was an enjoyable experience. As a lone diner I felt welcomed - received impeccable service from a friendly and knowledgeable staff. I was allowed to linger and enjoy the food, the cocktails, and the ambiance. Will definitely be returning there.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on November 5, 2020

This is wonderful to hear - thank you for your review!

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CharlesY
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was hands down the best food experience I've had since the pandemic

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on October 26, 2020

We're so thrilled to hear this - thank you for sharing!

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vipLisaJ
Atlantic City
27 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great service. Food was extremely mediocre at best. As were our drinks. Disappointing

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on October 26, 2020

We are sorry you didn't enjoy your meal more.

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vipJordanW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Our waiter forgot about us for upwards of 20 minutes at a time. However, the food was really great and worth the inconvenience.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on October 19, 2020

We are sincerely sorry about the wait time. We will absolutely address this with our team.

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Unhappy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Did not have a good experience. Service was very slow, even when we informed server that we were on our lunch break from work. Caesar salad with chicken was less than optimal, and costs $14. Server lost my credit card. Had to wait about 45 minutes while employees all searched for it. Manager finally found it in the bus bin with the dirty dishes.

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vipJAL43
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barra Rosa is an exceptional restaurant. We celebrated my wife's birthday there Saturday evening..

Kenneth our waiter was great and very attentive. He ensured our order was accurate and our drinks were kept full.

Manager Bill went out of his way to ensure the evening was special. The Tiramisu was actually his creation! Absolutely delicious!

The restaurant is social distanced very well and all workers were following excellent social distance procedures.

Thank you again for a great evening.
Jim and Becky

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you for celebrating your wife's special day with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal, and sincerely appreciate your kind feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My friends and I went after work for drinks and a bite to eat! We enjoyed some apps Caprese salad and margarita pizza! Everything was so delicious! The fall sangria was so tasty! Jimmy was our server he was terrific ! Looking forward to going back!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you for joining us- we are so glad you had such a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Philadelphia! Great staff , amazing atmosphere with amazing food! Highly recommend for date night, special occasions or just a night out for dinner!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on October 19, 2020

This is so wonderful to hear - thank you for sharing!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter/ bartender Jimmy was super friendly and helpful with picking out food on the menu, as we have not eaten here before. The ambiance was fantastic, perfect for date night. Great food, especially the charcuterie board from the specials for the evening!

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AshleyJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very happy to get back to this place and was not disappointed. Our server Jimmy was great and attentive. The manager Billy was gracious enough to accommodate us when I had mistakenly rescheduled our Friday reservation for Saturday. We were seated quickly and without fuss. Definitely will be back soon!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your kind feedback - we are so happy to be back! Hope to see you in again soon!

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Shar85
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I went for Restaurant week to Barra Rosa because neither of us had ever been. It was a cool restaurant with friendly staff. The food was great and the blueberry sour was delicious and refreshing. I had the calamari that was fried to perfection and the eggplant Parmesan was so good. The atmosphere was great, the staff all wore masks/shields and there was sanitizer for customer use. The restaurant is in Center City so of course parking is scarce but there are several buses that stop on the corner. The menu is decent and has typical Italian fare. Lots of wine and cocktails to choose from. I’d definitely recommend it.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on September 30, 2020

We're so glad you were able to dine with us! Thank you for your kind feedback!

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AlexaH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it. Very Celiac conscious and had multiple menu items labeled distinctly gluten free. Very accommodating to make the drinks gluten free as well

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you so much for sharing - we take allergies very seriously, and are so glad you enjoyed your experience!

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GirlsNightOut
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and service. Made indoor dining feel ok.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on September 30, 2020

This is wonderful to hear - thank you for joining us!

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CraigF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations during restaurant week and were there on Saturday evening.
My wife and I both ordered dinner for the restaurant week menu.
Though of selection was minimal- the portions and execution were extremely satisfying.
Our waiter, compliant with 2 face coverings- was efficient and amicable. We also appreciated talking with the manager who also welcomed us back.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you for joining us! We do apologize about the limited offerings - we re-opened after 6 months right in time for Restaurant Week so we weren't able to offer as much as we would have liked. We do hope you will dine with us again, and are so appreciative of your kind feedback.

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VirginiaT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time there and I wasn't disappointed. Staff was very friendly and food was good. I would go back.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on September 30, 2020

We are so happy to hear this - thank you for sharing! Hope to see you in again!

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Kyle
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere and great service! 5/5

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on September 21, 2020

We're so glad you enjoyed your experience, Kyle! Thank you for sharing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week was AMAZING! The food was to die for, loved the cheesecake, and the service was spectacular! Will definitely be back again.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on September 21, 2020

We are so glad you enjoyed our Restaurant Week menu! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback - we hope to see you in again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food was wonderful, our server Jimmy was the Bomb 😁 I will be going back.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on September 21, 2020

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

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MichaelM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I ate lunch with a friend during restaurant week.the ministrone soup was so salty almost inedible.the chicken in the chicken parm sandwich was rubbery the side salad was good.the connoli and coffee for dessert was good.the sangria cocktail was terrible. My companion like her lunch.i will not be back, sorry.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on September 21, 2020

We are sorry about your experience with us. We would have been happy to have replaced or refunded your meal. We just reopened after being closed 6 months, so clearly we have some kinks to work out and do apologize.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fine date night

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on September 21, 2020

Thank you for joining us!

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vipBrightside
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The coronavirus kept people away so our small party had the entire upper floor. The service was terrific and very good food. We've been here several times before for lunch before the Walnut Street Theatre play. Barra Rossa is a partner with WST so you'll receive a discount.

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vipFoodieBaker
New England
25 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This is a great spot for drinks and food on a weekend night! I booked it for eight women for a reunion dinner, and we were sat downstairs in the bar area by the door instead of the nicer upstairs dining. That was disappointing as I booked it based on the picture and reviews I saw online. The experience is different downstairs (although same menu). The food was good and our server was attentive! The prices match the service and the food, so the value is there! Don't hesitate to eat here, but be sure to be specific in your reservation if you want to be sat upstairs. We had the glow of the street light and the view of the public bus stop for our reunion dinner in place of the second-floor city views.

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NatalieI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great thank ms

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Dirty space, beat up, needs somecattention

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AnnaH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome. Drinks and lunch were awesome. Thank you!

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Strom
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food. Gluten-free options.

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vipJSENC
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Normally, we have been very pleased to eat at Barra Rossa. This time, the salads failed to arrive and the main courses had to be returned to the kitchen. When we finally got to them, they were lukewarm.

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MaryEllenB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barra Rossa is my go-to restaurant when I visit Philadelphia. Not only is its service top notch, but it offers many gluten-free options, so it is a treat for me to be able to go out and enjoy a pasta dish--the Chicken Abruzzi is fabulous!

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good
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
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!

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Todd
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
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.

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DonnaP
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipKSSS
New York Area
24 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.

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vipLaurettaO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 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.

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Isola
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.

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JohnnyCPhilly
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.

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vipKatieC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!!

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Barra Rossa – Philadelphia does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Barra Rossa – Philadelphia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 644-9074.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia is rated 4.3 stars by 1849 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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