Barra Rossa – Philadelphia

4.3
1493 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Specials

Monday Thru Friday Happy hour and Late night Snacks

Enjoy $6 bar bites and Drink Specials

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 26, 2019

Ends: March 27, 2118

Availability: Sun-Thu 4:00PM-5:30PM
Fri-Sat 4:00PM-5:30PM 9:00PM-11:00PM

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C
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Entertaining guests from Asia and South America in for a convention. Wanted a real Philly adventure - not disappointed! Food was excellent.

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K
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I often go to Bara Rosa before the theater. Service is always great and food is delicious. The price fix menu looks good, but we usually opt for a salad and then share one of their pizzas.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The experience wasn’t great. It took an hour for our entrees to come out and there was a hair in one of them. Instead of trying to smooth over our dining experience the sever ignored our table. I’m not sure I’ll be back.

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PJ
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Barra Rossa is a lively place with good food served in ample portions. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and took orders for the four of us without having to write anything down. Prices are reasonable.

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AA
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The filet prepared perfectly and was delicious as was the caprese salad and dessert. Casey our server was outstanding!

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TI
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice selection of appetizers for Happy Hour, delicious salmon meal, excellent service (fast, attentive, refilled drinks, personable) and discount for Walnut Theater attendees.

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NW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our send visit to Barra Rossa and the service was top notch again! My family, including our 7 year old, loved their pasta choices (spaghetti with meatballs, veal parmesan, and the spicy linguini with crab meat). We will definitely return in the near future.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent! The food was ok.

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VY
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a large group for Mother’s Day. Sat us at a nice, spacious, almost picnic-style table upstairs which I really liked because you could comfortably see/talk to everyone. Service was great, nothing took too long. The food, I would say, was alright to good. I wasn’t blown away, but no major complaints. Had a great day. Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great job. Also great for celiac (gluten free) folks!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great after work hang out or date night spot for a couple. Cool ambiance in the Bar area. The pastas are my favorite, even better then the pizza. Great portion size and really tasty. I recommend the Meatball appetizer to start. #birdeatsworld @birdeatsworld

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, awesome food and convenient location. We will be back for sure!

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c
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and price as always. After 3 years of dining here 4-5 times per year- time for some new items on the dinner menu

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I came here after a ceremony at school. Honestly, the waitress was a doll, but the food isn’t something I would write home about. Everything came out pretty quickly (but again it’s a Wednesday night so the restaurant wasn’t packed) and was okay. I’ve had better Italian from a chain restaurant like Maggiano’s honestly. My boyfriend and I had been looking forward to the Gnocchi and it just did not hit the spot. Same thing with their meatballs. The seasoning was just off so they tasted more on the bland side than anything.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very convenient for Walnut Street Theatre

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! We sat upstairs and it was beautiful! The ambiance was perfect! Food and service was outstanding!!

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MD
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had come with family for a birthday. Having been here before, the menu has a wide variety for everyone! This past time, with a bigger party we made a reservation in advance. It ended up being a slower weekday but the staff was over accommodating and friendly! It was a great meal and I would highly recommend to anyone in the area! We are looking forward to going back.

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KG
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Post theatre regular spot - superb as always.

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RM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go here for meals when we have tickets to the Walnut Street theater. Great food and service!!!

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CW
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The server was attentive and efficient. The food was good.

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KL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barra Rossa is our go to place while we're in town to see a show. This time we went for Easter Dinner and it was great!

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TB
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my fourth visit and I have yet to be disappointed. Each time, including this weekend's visit, the quality and taste of the food has been outstanding. Each Barra Rossa staff member treats guests like royalty and service has been consistently excellent. Great food, great staff, great location. Perfect pre-show dinner stop before taking in a performance at the Walnut Street Theatre, just one block away.

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AN
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A frequent dinner spot before the theatre. Never disappoints!

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HD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I arrived about 30 minutes late for my reservation due to traffic issues. I requested quick service as dinner was to be followed with a play at the Lantern Theater. Our server, Halley, was great and brought our food quickly which gave my party time to relax with a second glass of wine. I’ve been to Barra Rosa numerous times and have always been pleased with the food and service.

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RG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre show dining.. friendly and professional staff, chef accommodated special requests without hesitation, delicious food, wonderful wine. Overall, a highly recommended restaurant!!

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JD
Philadelphia
195 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service is outstanding and the food is consistently good. Great location and value for money, a local favorite.

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LA
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious;

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BT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Having lived in Italy, my wife and I were hoping to find an authentic Italian dining experience in Philadelphia. I have to say that both of us came away disappointed. Perhaps a high bar to judge against. We ordered the Barra Antipasto. While this presumably included Italian cheeses, meats and olives, most of the items were mild and did not offer up much flavor. Both of our entries also were disappointing. My wife's grilled swordfish mostly just tasted charred. My shrimp in a cream sauce, came in a goopy cheesy sauce that I would expect at a TGIF. In short the meals lacked the finesse of a real Italian meal. I don't think we'll go back for dinner. It could be a good place for drinks. The wines we ordered with our meals, an Italian Pinot Grigio and a Spanish Albarino, were quite tasty.

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MR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ( party of seven) had dinner at Barra Rossa before attending a production at the Walnut Street Theater. Our seats were ready at the time of our reservation. Our waitress asked us if we were going to the theater when we arrived and saw that we were given a courtesy discount on our final bill. Our food was delicious and slightly different from the typical Italian fare. Service was friendly and attentive. Prices were reasonable. We will be returning in the future.

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CT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love both the food and the service here. The upstairs is also great for business meetings.

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PL
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here several times over the last year. Excellent location for after a show at Walnut St Theater. Food is always fresh and tasty. Also the selection for dinners on a gluten free diet is vast. Will be back

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MP
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and so was the service. Would visit again.

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BC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Conveniently located in the theatre area with close by parking. A well run restaurant serving great food and wine. Service was superb and timely, food choices were great and very satisfying. Highly recommended.

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ME
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Finding a gluten-free menu is the best thing since sliced gluten-free bread! Barra Rossa accommodates for both pasta and pizza--a rare find! My favorite dish is the Chicken Abruzzi.

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JL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love the place. The food is always delish.

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CJ
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and exceptional service. Great menu and wine list. Great location, especially for the Walnut Street Theater. 15% discount with tix to the theater.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really good food, decent prices, great service. I enjoyed my time here

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s
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Post theatre meal

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T
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is a Walnut Street “jewel”.
The food is very good and so is the service.
It very close to the Walnut Street Theatre which great for having lunch or dinner before a show.

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m
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome cheese plate great burger. Very happy. Stopped by after seeing Pinkalicious at the Walnut St theater.

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