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About Barra Rossa – Philadelphia

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.

929 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am
Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
10th & Walnut

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 644-9074

Website:
http://www.barrarossa.com/

Catering:
Off-site catering menu available.

Parking Details:
Indoor Parking Garage with Valet is 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.

Executive Chef:
Chef William Connelly

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Group Events. Business & Professional Events. Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, & Family Events.

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Barra Rossa – Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

service

4.2

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4.1

value

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (41)
Pre/post Theatre (41)
Good for a Date (27)
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Neighborhood Gem (23)
Comfort Food (18)
Fun (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Bar Seating (12)
People Watching (12)
Authentic (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Cozy (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Quick Bite (10)
Business Meals (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Healthy (6)
Romantic (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
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Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2017

I will be repeating myself. When we go to Walnut Street Theatre, this is where we eat. There is a pub downstairs and a restaurant upstairs. I think the menu is the same. It's been a long time since I ate downstairs. This time we were seated on the bar side upstairs. I didn't like it as well. The air conditioning was broken and it was very hot. I like the side better that has the booths. We both had the seared scallops on spinach and risotto. Wonderful. Coffee was good. We didn't eat dessert. No one hurried us. Very enjoyable.

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fun, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Grilled salmon salad is delicious and healthy and bread is special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great service and they got us to our show at Walnut Street Theater on time!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

In my son's words: "this is the best pizaza I ever had!"

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great Beer
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food4
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Everything on the menu is delicious and a great variety. The service is excellent and the smell when you enter the restaurant is sensational.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service, parking lot next door!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

As always they are great. Wonderful place to go after Walnut Thester.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We had a good time - the food was very good, the ambiance was fine, our waiter Angelo was extraordinary and we will be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I was disappointed in Barra Rossa. The reviews were really good, but the food was just average and the drinks were just average. We liked our cheese plate and the crostini were really good, but everything else was just okay. Between us, we had the gnocchi and a chicken parmesan, plus a chocolate dessert and two salads. All just fine. The prices are reasonable. The service was fine. The highlight was the atmosphere; the building itself was lovely. But everything else was meh. I will not be going back.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great atmosphere. Veal not as good as other meals we have had here. Good service except had to ask for explanation when rolls not available in timely manner

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Romantic, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

have been here many times. very convenient for dinner before Walnut St. theatre show. service always fine. food is very good. nice ambience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Everything was fine except that I had called prior to our reservation to notify the restaurant that two of our party were celebrating a birthday. There was no acknowledgement of that, even with dessert.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 16, 2017

My first visit but it won't be my last. Good food, great service, reasonable pricing was a very pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We went there during the restaurant week. The website states that they offer three-course lunch on Saturday but not on Sunday. We made a reservation for Saturday but when we got there, they told us that the chief had decided not to offer the special lunch on Saturday without any reason and no apology. Because of it, we had to find another one while most had been reserved. We had to walk for 20 minutes holding a 2-year-old child to another one. If they did not offer, they should have let us know earlier.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

went Restaurant week. $35 value was great for the clams casino, shrimp/scallops pasta and tiramisu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Barra Rossa is the restaurant we always go to before the show at the Walnut Street Theater. The proximity to the theater is great and the meals have always been very, very good and satisfying or our tastes. I especially like the roasted beet salad and my husband always, but always, orders the chicken parmesan. The service is always good. I would suggest making reservations to go to Barra Rossa, especially on show night or you might not get a seat.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Casual, People Watching, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We have been at this restaurant several times before. We go there before the show at the Walnut street theater because of its proximity to the theater and good food. The pricing is very reasonable. We will be back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Our group were gathering for a show at the WST. The real plus was it was Restaurant Week. The menu was varied, fresh ingredients, and well prepared. Our server was a smart and friendly young woman.
Everything was great except where the hostess seated is. It was right next to set up station w/ a walls on two sides of the table. Interestingly the bar area only had one occupied table. When a couple came upstairs
They were seated in a nice open area. The server saved the day!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Fabulous great experience. Everything was delicious. Great before theater experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Pre-theater dinner. We've done this often, and it's always good. Servers help theater patrons to get there by curtain. Appreciate the care.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Last minute choice to accommodate vegetarian friends. Pizza was decent, Scallops were ok, but eggplant parm was not good, and the lobster tortellini had no lobster flavor. But the worst was the cocktails. My "Jefferson Lemonade" tasted like mouthwash, and my face contorted when my brother asked me to finish his "Before the the show". I can't imagine going back here.

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food2
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food was ok not the best Italian we have had. It appeared the staff was short handed and the ones there were inexperienced.

Tags: Casual
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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Last minute addition of 2 members to our party was handled with grace by the staff. Worked to get us out the door for theater curtain and food was excellent. Several members of our party commented what a nice place to grab a bite and they will be back

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

LOVE this restaurant! Food is great and the wait staff and managers the best!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Food was delicious!! and quick: we were technically done eating in about 30 minutes. The waiter was OK - not quite 100% - i tried to order a "build my own pizza" all i wanted was tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella. he argued with me and told me to order a Margherita pizza - i explained i didn't want the chunky tomato, or the basil or whatever else came with it. I just wanted the sauce & fresh mozzarella. he brought a pizza out, and as I was eating, I noticed big chunks of "clear something". i asked him what it was, he finally told me it was sliced garlic - that's on the margherita pizza. Just irritated me since I was very specific about not wanting Margherita and just wanting a plain, 2 ingredient pizza. and they weren't very good about taking our dirty plates away. we sat there all thru dessert with 4 dirty plates.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I stumbled across Barra Rossa on Yelp and judging by the reviews, it seemed like an authentic Italian place to take my friend who was visiting. I entered the Maggiano's-esque dining room which was 3/4 empty during the dinner rush on a Friday night. We split the a Caesar salad, the chicken Parmesan, and the meatballs. It was good, but nothing special. The waitress was friendly and we received great service, but I shall not be returning. The food was nothing better than a Maggiano's chain. In a city such as Philly which has no shortage of fantastic Italian restaurants, this one doesn't make the cut.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food has gone down hill.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Our first-time visiting to Barra Rossa. Overall, enjoyable. Our waiter was very nice, professional and friendly. Food was good - fairly large portions and decent quality. Cocktails and wine were fine. The atmosphere was a bit "energetic" and the high, open ceilings did not help. Lighting was a bit dim, which made reading menus, etc. difficult. If we find ourselves back in Philidelphia again, we surely will drop in.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

This was our first time and I chose it because it was close to Jefferson Hospital. The waiter was very chatty and nice but his service left alot to be desired. We had to ask him for everything, salt, pepper, napkins, utensils, and he was very slow. He did offer us free dessert and coffee and a drink to make us for the slowness. We're Italian and love good bread but the bread wasn't very good even with the olive oil dip. However the saving grace was the food. The meal was excellent and the prices are well within reason. I would definitely return just for the food. Maybe the waiter had an off night. So I'll give it another try.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Really good food and service. Mike was fantastic!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great service and food
Staff was very attentive and quick to fill water glass and bread bowl

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was amazing. We had the calamari and the fried zucchini for starters. The calamari stole the show! They also fried banana peppers with the calamari. Added a wonderful depth to the flavors! I ordered the Shrimp Salad and the spicy shrimp pasta. Everything was excellent. Our waiter was extremely attentive and accommodating. I wish we had known about the champagne bar upstairs, but now we have a reason to come back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 26, 2017

We celebrated a family birthday prior to going to the Academy of Music for a show. The menu was very expansive and everything we ordered was delicious! Great appetizers and great main courses. The cost was minimal for such a meal for 5 people. We would definitely return! We had a great waiter and also a "waiter in training' so we were well taken care of that evening.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The service was fantastic and the food was delicious. Only downside to my review would be the price points - a little high for what it was.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 21, 2017

I wish I could rate this establishment with a 5 stars because the food and service was outstanding. the reason i am not rating this restaurant with A 5 star is because the night we dined one of the airconditioners was broken. The restaurant did have fans however the air especially where we were seated upstairs was hot. Until this restaurant gets their airconditioning fixed i would not recommend going to it especially when the temp and humidity outside is unbearable

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Always the best. Always consistent. Always great staff and food. The two guys and female manager there always take great care of us when we visit.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We were not impressed with the staff or the food. Our waiter kept forgetting us and forgot what we ordered. They over cooked the veal and our wine glasses still had lipstick impressions from the previous gusts. We ordered espresso after our meal, he forgot them, both cups were not clean and he apologized and would be right back with a new one, he never returned!!

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The food was good and as expected for an Italian restaurant. But there was no air conditioning
and it was VERY hot. I was sweating for my entire meal. I also felt as though our server was "somewhere else" the entire time. He didn't write our order down, but then came back because he forgot what we ordered. The check took forever to ring up. It was just very haphazard.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Although we had a reservation and there were a lot of empty tables, the host sat us right next to a large party of men. It was very noisy; could not even talk to each other. In addition the air conditioning was not working very well and it was hot . On the plus side the beet and cheese salad was very good and the gnocchi dinner was delicious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a relaxing dinner after seeing a play at the Forrest Theater on a Saturday afternoon. The restaurant had a pleasant atmosphere and great aromas upon entering. We sat on the second level, which provided us with a quiet place to dine. Our caprice salad was perfect for two and delicious. We opted for the margarita pizza, which is a specialty. It was excellent.
When we are back in downtown Philly, we will stop there again.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual
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