Barbuzzo Restaurant

4.7
5320 reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Barbuzzo is a Mediterranean restaurant and bar located in the trendy Midtown Village area of center city. We serve small plates intended to share. With a wood-burning oven for pizzas & roasting, Barbuzzo’s menu features rustic, hand crafted regional fare such as: Grilled Octopus with fingerlings, roasted peppers & soppressata; Parsnip ravioli with duck ragu and roasted pears; Uovo Pizza with brussel leaves, guanciale, & truffle farm egg. Menu items range in price from $3 to $32. Barbuzzo has a full bar featuring Mediterranean wines, craft beers and cocktails. We have bar and counter seating overlooking the open kitchen available for walk ins.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5320 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SofiaC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent. I recommend the gnocchi dish. Probably one of the best gnocchi I have ever had. Not only was the food excellent but the staff was phenomenal. I highly recommend this restaurant and will be coming back.

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vipjmh1066
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, the food and service were spectacular! Only reason it’s 4 instead of 5 stars is the HVAC system was inconsistent, got cold/warm often.

Minor nit, definitely put this on your list of restaurants in center city.

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Julia
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service is wonderful, vibe is cool, and the food and drinks are awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

great spot!

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JaisonM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

food was great. the outdoor seating has heating, however you still need to wear a coat on chilly nights.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was very good, but it took a very long time for us to get it. Not sure if that’s because it was Valentine’s Day, but for how nice the restaurant is we just thought service should have been better. Good ambience.

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vipJakeH
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

The atmosphere is very cozy and romantic but the tables are rather small and awkward. I’m not sure if it is on purpose, but the servers are over the top hipster-esque and have a laissez faire attitude that doesnt fit the restaurant. The food saved this place and the chef is too good to be working here. Would return for the food.

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Maia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for the first time a few days back and it was a great experience! The food was delicious and the lighting and ambiance were beautiful. Great service as well. Hope to go back soon.

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RachelC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very great food and great ambience, I would absolutely go back.

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Tyler
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The outdoor setup was nicer than I expected and offered an isolated tables, heat and a roof to keep out the elements

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Drago
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

Good- excellent food, nice and comfortable service.
Bad- Was hoping for something a bit more upscale. Waiter wore jeans and work boots. Coffee wasn't hot.

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KendallY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent service and food! They are observing COVID precautions . definitely coming back next time I am in town

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StephanieL
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Barbuzzo everyone I go. Food is always good!

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John
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

One of our favorite restaurants in Center City. Unfortunately with the current COVID precautions, much of the business is outside in middle of Winter weather. The evening we went, there was so much continuous opening of the door that we literally had to wear our Winter coats while we ate Inside....and not by the door, but in the very middle of the restaurant...was clearly a wind-tunnel. Had we known this (which I realize we couldn't expect), we would have made reservations elsewhere for a special Valentine's dinner.
But the food was great, as always....Most especially the Bronzino entree! Kudos to the kitchen!

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RileyB
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fabulous dinner on Valentine’s Day weekend. The service was wonderful, the food was fantastic. Can’t wait to go back!

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shellz
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place, great food and great service. The only thing was meatball gravy was a little watery. The aracini and triple whipped dip was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brought my 11-year-old daughter here while we were staying in Philly for a few days as a grown-up fancy dinner date. food was amazing. my daughter really enjoyed herself. everyone was wearing masks and the tables were appropriately distanced so I felt extremely safe. The food was beyond. We had the charcuterie board the beet salad the margarite pizza the bread pudding and the ribs. everything was delicious and the wait staff was on point. I cannot wait to bring my husband back here for a date night.

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viproadwarrior
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal - we started with the beet salad and whipped ricotta - absolutely delicious. A special for the evening was barbecued ribs with a rich creamy polenta; amazing. Service was great. Can’t wait to dine at Barbuzzo again!

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dsbuddy
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The food was delicious, although they were a bit stingy with the whipped ricotta and making us order more bread at a cost to eat it. However, the cocktails were delightful and the gnocchi is great both there and reheated as leftovers. They gave us a perfect spot in the window, perfect for celebrating my wife’s birthday!

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golfer59
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We love Barbuzzo but waited 25 minutes passed our reservation to be seated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the sangria and tom’s focaccia and they both were to die for! Barbuzzo never disappoints!!

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MillicentM
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I absolutely love Bsrbuzzo. Bern there many times. I will be back.

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Jerry
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good good and service. Great location as well.

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Corinne
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The beet salad was so delicious! Upstairs was spacious and cozy. No complaints about service. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food

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LindseyM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was great, and the food was even better! They take safety precautions seriously and we had a really good experience. Will definitely be back!

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vipSaki
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

if you're much over 30, think twice about dining here. The food is actually better than it should be for a glorified bar type menu, but the vibe is definitely not about cuisine.

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phlavgirl
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal here! It was the first week back for indoor dining in Philly due to COVID, and we sat inside and had a lovely dinner and felt that it was very clean!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

I was really excited for barbuzzo but the food wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. It was still pretty good but not anything worth going too in my opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything we ordered was amazing! Will definitely be coming back.

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happydiner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Barbuzzo has delicious food. The menu did not disappoint as it had options for everyone; the appetizers were great (whipped ricotta and lamb dolmades) - the entrees were unique and well seasoned. Excellent value for a dinner out while enjoying wine and cocktails with our meal.

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vipLizzy
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Overall experience great. The food though was over salted and too buttery. Menu needs more options.

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vipDKPhilly
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

If you can get a table in the tent it was definitely warm enough to sit outside!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Really fresh food and drink

MG
MichaelG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and the hot mulled wine was great on a cold day. Great warm outdoor setup also. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

I have been wanting to have dinner here for years! I have heard great reviews and ordered some of the most popular dishes. However, I wasn’t impressed. I started with the fungi pizza and it was good pizza but not great. I tried the warm wine and it was very good. I then shared the Bronzino and gnocchi. The Bronzino looked amazing but was fair in taste, I probably wouldn’t order it again. The gnocchi was very good, light and fluffy. I then ended my meal with the dessert that everyone orders and raves about. I can’t see why people rave about the dessert. I wasn’t a huge fan. This restaurant is cute for date night, but if I were to go again I would order different entrees. I sat inside, but I would definitely sit outside next time because they have cute outdoor seating with heat lamps. The server was very attentive and nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

One of the best restaurants in the city. It never disappoints.

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JoryC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was honestly fantastic. Our server was incredible! I cannot remember her name but she was attentive, very kind, and warm! The food was excellent! I think the whipped ricotta somehow tastes even better than I remember! The gnocchi were little pillows of heaven, and the beet salad was cream and crunchy because of the delicious combination of goats milk cheese and kale! And of course, we had the salted caramel mousse for dessert. Such a staple and ALWAYS great! Thanks for everything!

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Connie
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Delicious paella and chicken liver foie gras mousse that were well worth the price. Our waitress was attentive and sweet and made our outdoor dining experience enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food. So glad they are back!

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You can order delivery directly from Barbuzzo Restaurant using the Order Online button. Barbuzzo Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. Barbuzzo Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 546-9300.

Barbuzzo Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 5320 OpenTable diners.

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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