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Barra Rossa – Philadelphia

4.3
4.3
2288 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 644-9074

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Off-site catering menu available.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Barra Rossa – Philadelphia can accommodate all your special event needs from 15-150people event.

  • Private party contact

    Bill McCarty: (855) 790-0397

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    10th & Walnut

  • Parking details

    Indoor Parking Garage right next door! Central Parking entrance located at 925 Walnut Street. $12 Valet Sunday-Thursday after 3pm. Metered Street Parking also available.

  • Public transit

    Septa Bus Stop on the corner of 10th & Walnut for routes 9, 12, 21, and 42.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,288 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. D

    Dylan

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dinner was phenomenal, once we got to the restaurant it was absolutely quiet in there on a Sunday night which we enjoyed. Our server was very very nice and also made our drinks for us. I highly recommend their cocktails as they are very good and are formatted with the seasons. The food was amazing and tasted very fresh! Portions are big as I had the chicken parmigiana and my date had the chicken Marsala! Even with the big portions we ate it all and the garlic bread that came with the dinner. A great spot for dinner and we’ll definitely be back soon!
  2. SE

    StephenE

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We came for Restaurant Week and the choices, food, and drinks were great. The only issue I'd say was that the restaurant itself is a bit crowded and noisy.
  3. I

    Ivan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious, staff was extremely friendly & overall atmosphere was perfect for a date night! Highly recommend and am already planning my next visit here.
  4. TH

    ThomasH

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The food was so-so. no fresh grated parmesan, the expensive wine taste a little off. The service was unremarkable. My carbonera pasta was very greasy. i would not eat here again.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food and service!
  6. LJ

    LaeistaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. The restaurant is very neat and clean. The food was awesome. The staff is very polite. People should go and have dinner or lunch there and enjoy a wonderful atmosphere. .
  7. S

    Sherz

    Philadelphia

    126 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and service were very good. The menu is varied; the portions are more than generous! I ordered a salad with grilled salmon; the salad was fresh and crispy; the salmon could have been cooked a bit less, but that’s just MY taste, many people I know would have preferred it that way. My partner’s eggplant Parmesan was gigantic! Either dish would have satisfied two diners; we each took half home.
  8. AA

    AndyA

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food, excellent and friendly service in a cool relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely go back again
  9. N

    Nkko

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good was delicious. Service could have been sped up a little more but that just could have been that day. Would def recommend though bc food was really good
  10. JT

    JillT

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went here for a birthday celebration with a large party. Made reservations. They were very nice. Bartender was great, our waitress was super...efficient, nice, helpful and very on top of things, even with our larger party (8). Food was very good, nicely presented, hot when it came out. We did have some 'variety' of drinks---when we reordered they didn't always taste the same as different people were making them. Otherwise, super experience and would definitely go back again.
  11. K

    Khcvjfscjkmnvxdxvjjnbfgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved everything. We even had our own personal air conditioner by our table. From the appetizer to the dessert everything was amazing!
  12. ND

    NicoleD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The spinach artichoke dip was yummy. The chicken parm was a hit at the table. We were huge fans of the chicken françese to many chucks of garlic, the pasta was very oily and to much butter. The burrata app was also not a favorite for the table it had huge chucks of garlic and no bread to spread it on for eating which made it not a good dish to share. If you like raw garlic these dishes are for you. The atmosphere was cute and our server was nice. We would go back again but try the pizza and ask for no garlic in our dishes.
  13. SP

    SahilP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    great service! great food! bit pricey for dinner.
  14. P

    Pops

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very choppy service; mediocre food.
  15. TW

    TobyW

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was awesome, absolutley delicious. The waitress we got though made me feel a little dumb though. Not sure why, I think it was the tone or the body language. Just seemed disinterested I suppose but besides that it was worth a visit.
  16. AP

    AmyPhilly

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Basic red gravy Italian food in a pleasant atmosphere. While my eggplant parm was good, the antipasto was the best - plentiful, good assortment. Perfect location for those attending shows at the Lantern or Walnut Street Theatre.
  17. JS

    JeffreyS

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Gnocchi were gummy, canolli were not as good as most S Philadelphia bakeries. Pretty ordinary.
  18. k

    kimberleyc

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious!
  19. G

    Gina

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool building, the interior was cozy, and the atmosphere was fun. Our server was named Jack. He was very pleasant, attentive, and full of energy. The dinner was excellent. We were very happy with our choices which were penne alla vodka and my boyfriend had the grilled salmon blanc dish. A nice place to visit in Philly before a play/musical.

    Barra Rossa – PhiladelphiaResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you so much for sharing!

  20. SP

    SteveP

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and service were really good, and the menu is huge, there’s even plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans. The only complaint I have is that it was quite warm in the restaurant, as if the air conditioning wasn’t working properly or just wasn’t turned down low enough, and I’m the sort of person more apt to complain that air conditioning is turned too low. I’m hoping it’s the former and that they get it fixed, because I’d like to go back again.
  21. F

    Ferky12

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Gianna was wonderful. The food was delicious. The drinks were unusual and tasty. It was convenient for pre-theater dinner.
  22. KD

    KathrynD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Engaging waitstaff, upbeat ambience, fabulous food, and perfect pacing for pre-theatre dining. The calamari appetizer is outstanding! We'll definitely return.
  23. MR

    MeRo

    Philadelphia

    157 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    157 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food was great. Appreciate gluten free options.
  24. HH

    HeatherH

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good experience at Barra Rossa-especially before a show. Food is delicious and service is always great!
  25. M

    Mibster

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lynn was an excellent, attentive but unobtrusive waitress. The hostess was busy, bright and professional. The food was tasty and well prepared.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food and service were underwhelming.
  27. S

    Sherry

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great service from our server Giuliano. Food was great. Had a wonderful time. The staff is always more than accommodating.
  28. L

    Lori

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the time we were seated we had an amazing experience at Barra Rossa. We asked for special seating back in the bar area, which was PERFECT!! We started with the spinach and architoke dip...OUTSTANDING, then we had caesar salad....DELICIOUS and had chicken marsala as our main entree....ABSOLUTELY THE BEST WE EVER HAD...ANYWHERE!!! We were heading to the Forrest Theater so it was an awesome location to have dinner before the show. Just wished we had more time for dessert and a chocolate martini.. Until the nex time...
  29. N

    Nilla

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service for a relaxing lunch
  30. XG

    XavierG

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Second time here. Everything was pretty good. Food is always very tasty. Maybe a little on the pricey side, but I would say its worth it. Only complaint is that it is pretty warm in there. During the summer it can be pretty uncomfortable.

    Barra Rossa – PhiladelphiaResponded on August 15, 2022We apologize about the issues with our A/C - we are trying to resolve it! Thank you for your feedback!

  31. AD

    AdamD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time there as our daughter moved into the high rise across the street. Great service, very friendly and food was great for all 4 of us.

    Barra Rossa – PhiladelphiaResponded on July 27, 2022This is so wonderful to hear - thank you for sharing this with us!

  32. SB

    StephanieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had family visiting from out of town and decided to try this spot. Food was pretty good and so were the cocktails. It was a cute place, but did tend to get hot with the brick ovens. Overall, not a bad option for dinner!
  33. KL

    KateL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Drinks, food, service amazing. Only criticism that I have is that their was no air conditioning and it was a hot and muggy night-I would return in a heartbeat!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The pizza was even better when we heated it up the next day will def be back.

    Barra Rossa – PhiladelphiaResponded on July 27, 2022We are so happy to hear this - thank you for sharing!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Mara (not sure on spelling) was spectacular. She mentioned she was a new employee yet her bubbly personality and attentive service made us feel as if we were the only table there. She even went above and beyond to celebrate our friends birthday. The food was fantastic, great flavors and large portions. Drinks were flavorful and packed just enough punch. Our only complaint was the temperature of the restaurant, it was VERY warm. We will definitely be back.

    Barra Rossa – PhiladelphiaResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful feedback about the service you received! We do apologize about the temperature as we are having major issues with our AC unit in our very old building and finding companies that are able to service it. We are so sorry that this negatively impacted your meal - thank you for your feedback!

  36. P

    Pirate1953

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great meal. Small space. Ambiance of neighborhood gastro pub went early so not huge crowd
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our waiter was super friendly and helped guide us through the menu answering any questions and double checking with others if she didn't know. I've came in when it was empty but quickly restaurant filled up and there only being one or two waiters made us getting our bill take quite some time. But overall everyone loved their food and we would definitely return.
  38. K

    Katy

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    So hot!!! no AC and only one ceiling fan! Sweated through dinner
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service were spectacular. Air conditioning could be pumped up a bit. It was warm and humid inside.
  40. RM

    RaeM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    I would give this restaurant a higher rating however, the restaurant was extremely warm. It was a hot humid day & management chose to open the windows instead of turning on the AC. We were very uncomfortable. This is the only negative thing concerning our visit. Our meal was delicious & our waitress was outstanding.

Safety precautions

  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 644-9074.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia is rated 4.3 stars by 2288 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Barra Rossa – Philadelphia

929 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Additional information

  • Cross street

    10th & Walnut

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Indoor Parking Garage right next door! Central Parking entrance located at 925 Walnut Street. $12 Valet Sunday-Thursday after 3pm. Metered Street Parking also available.

  • Public transit

    Septa Bus Stop on the corner of 10th & Walnut for routes 9, 12, 21, and 42.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 644-9074

  • Catering

    Off-site catering menu available.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Barra Rossa – Philadelphia can accommodate all your special event needs from 15-150people event.

  • Private party contact

    Bill McCarty: (855) 790-0397

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