Barra Rossa – Philadelphia

4.6
1937 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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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 1937 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
ambience
4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Pfaff0330
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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
7 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 7 days ago

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
2 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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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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Colby
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! First time back there since the pandemic began. I missed it a lot and loved the food!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on June 28, 2021

So happy to have you back!

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vipChadT
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly & accommodating!! Food was outstanding!!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on June 22, 2021

Thrilled to hear this - thank you for sharing!

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MargaretF
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was good, waiters were attentive! I would definitely go back.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on June 22, 2021

So glad you enjoyed your visit with us!

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Brgj
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was really good. Service was better! Our waitress was genuine and super friendly.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on June 15, 2021

We are so happy to hear this - thank you for taking the time to share this with us!

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vipbethk
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service always good...and with the theaters opening up again soon will sure to be back!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on June 15, 2021

We are looking forward to the theaters opening as well! Thank you for joining us!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is really nice! It’s fancy but you don’t have to dress like it…I highly suggest the barra flat bread and the chicken parm…. Service was excellent! I highly suggest this place

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thrilled you enjoyed your meal - thank you so much for sharing!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and the food was delicious! Good prices too

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you so much for sharing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

all the way from nyc this is our second time coming here and it’s been nothing less than lovely

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so happy you have enjoyed both of your visits!

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Jackie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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LaurenB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, drinks were good. Really liked the vibe. Our server was attentive and personable! Definitely dine here again.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your kind feedback! We are so happy to hear you had such a great visit with us - hope to have you in again!

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NehaB
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Center City Restaurant Week, and the menu was delicious and genuinely on of the best meals I’ve had in Philly: I had the Burrata, Chicken Parm, and Lemon Cake. But my favorite part was my fantastic server Jack mixing my Blood-orange Bellini in front of me! Highly recommend. Will definitely go back!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on June 2, 2021

We're so thrilled you had such a wonderful experience, and especially with Jack's excellent service - thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Just need a quick bite after a long day at the hospital. Close by and like the happy hours appetizers.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you for joining us!

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BrittanyC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience. Will be back soon from , ambience, service, food. It was great.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on June 2, 2021

We're so happy to hear this, Brittany! Thank you for sharing - we look forward to having you back in!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about Barra Rossa, from the service to the food. We get spinach and artichoke dip everywhere and theirs was by far the cheesiest and most delicious. Our pasta dishes were all wonderful as well. We would highly recommend this restaurant!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on June 2, 2021

Wow we are so appreciative of your kind feedback - thank you for joining us!

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vipKNathanS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome consistent experience! Lovely vegan options and attentive staff. Food was delectable and fresh. Definitely will continue to dine here !

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on May 24, 2021

So thrilled you have enjoyed your visits with us - we appreciate your patronage and support!

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vipTiffanyL
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was just ok today

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JuliaR
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent!! The service was incredible; made us feel welcomed. Definitely will go back again

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on May 24, 2021

We are so happy to hear this, Julia! Thank you for sharing, and for joining us!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service

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JSmith
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

I spoke to several staff members about the flickering light bulb over our table, they each assessed the light but it was never replaced.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on May 20, 2021

We're very sorry about the lightbulbs. We're extremely short staffed, so we apologize this negatively impacted your experience. We would have been happy to have moved you to another table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service were so good! I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.Staff was nice. Food was very good. Location is very accessible by walking in center city.

FAQs

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

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia is rated 4.6 stars by 1937 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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