Barbuzzo Restaurant

4.7
5424 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 5424 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LeslieR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Went for restaurant week and liked every single dish. Great cocktails too!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great experience and the waitress was really nice and super helpful. The octopus was great too.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were seated in a cute, little pod out on the street. It was cozy and COVID safe, but a little stuffy with poor air flow. Our server was attentive and enthusiastic! We had delicious cocktails...a Negroni and a Basil Lemonade. We started with the Chicken Liver + Foie Gras Mousse, which was divine and then we shared the Spring and Roasted Beet salads. Both salads were refreshing, earthy and dressed perfectly! For our main course we shared the Estrella and Grilled Spanish Octopus. The Estrella was cooked wonderfully al dente and the octopus was a nice accompaniment to it as it was more fresh and salad-like. All of this was enjoyed with a nice, chilled bottle of sparkling Lambrusco! Overall, a great experience! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Quick service. Good food.

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jebbers
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

The food was creative and tasty. and nice presentation.
The kale beet salad was short on the beets, oranges and pistachios. Beets need to be larger and taste more roasted. They were watery and small.Too heavy on the kale.
Meatballs were very tasty.Sauce had a mild zing.
Ricotta cheese appetizer was interesting, but not particularly flavorful. Perhaps a chunkier fig inclusion would be more satisfying and the ricotta not whipped into a puree.
Bronzini was interesting, fish was tasty, but the pea, radish, fennel, asparagus accompaniment not my cup of tea.
Would have enjoyed sides of a flavorful potato creation, or rice and vegetable.

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MackGil
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience1

Terrible service, they were clearly in a hurry to kick us out. Good food but the service and ambiance destroys the experience. Went a few years ago, won’t be coming back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience4

Our waiter was incredibly rude and unhelpful. While we love Barbuzzo, the service tonight was so subpar we will not return.

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RebeccaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner. Great vibes. Great food. Great service.

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KarenC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was delicious as always and the servers are always friendly and excellent!

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vipLenB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

My wife’s meal came out, and after 5-7 minutes, tracked down the server to ask where my meal was.
It would have been better to bring both at the same time.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

We love Barbuzzo and have been many times over the years. The food is outstanding and we love the experience however tonight’s service was subpar. Our server just didn’t have the typical Barbuzzo gusto and it left us disappointed for our first date out in a long time.
We will be back at Barbuzzo but will steer clear of this server.

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ChrisH
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So nice to have a place that understands balance and the import of stellar product.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. Would recommend highly. Would absolutely come again.

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vipLoveToEat
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

The food was very good, as usual. However, the service was as poor as anywhere I have eaten in a long while. From the greeting to the presentation of the check, the server seemed uninterested. There was little communication from him (including a greeting), he forgot a large plate and when we finally asked for it (when we were almost done the meal), he said he'd check. When we got the bill, it was the last item after coffee and dessert. Obviously he had forgotten to put it in and added it after. No offer to comp anything. The pacing was poor. Our appetizer came first, then five minutes later two salads, a pizza and two mains hit the table. Then a long wait for the final main and dessert. We'll be back but this wasn't my favorite meal at Barbuzzo.

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AnnA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Food and ambience was very good. Our server was new and was unaware of some menu items. He mixed up drinks at our table as well as other tables. Never came back to get our dessert order, so no dessert 😕

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vipRecommend
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all the way around. We had the whipped ricotta, olives, short rib hash, beet salad and the asparagus pizza. Can’t say a bad thing about any of it! Loved all and will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

8:15 res on a Friday. Felt rushed the whole time. Staff coming asking if they could take plates away way too often. Ordered dessert and they came by and took my spoon away before I could eat it. Food I got to eat was delicious.

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DebraS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

I’ve been to Barbuzzo many, many times since it opened 9 years ago. I almost always get the truffle pizza with the runny egg on it. This time we ordered 2 pizzas for the table and both were somewhat undercooked. Which is a bit of a problem for a pie that has an egg on it. When we mentioned it to a server he said this was how it was supposed to be, but after having eaten a million of these pies I know otherwise. I will still go back, and hope that was a fluke.

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sueherb
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Food reviews were over rated. Portions small but tasty overall but a few dishes disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Absolutely amazing

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n00bmaster69
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious pizza!

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BilliC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had an amazing night-before-college-graduation dinner. The gnocchi and stuffed meatballs were amazing! We enjoyed all of the food we had actually..

I would recommend darkening the font on the food menu so that it matches the drink menu- and is easier to see the descriptions. In the evening the upstairs was very dim, with only candlelight, and we had to use cell phones to read the very small and light font on the food menu.

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was top notch and amazing as always!! Many Thanks! This neighborhood wouldn’t be the same without you.

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PhilL
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, attentive service, perfect location, vibrant place. What’s not to like?

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always amazing

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vipsteph
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints! Have been dozens of times and it is always good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food!

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vipRachelT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing!

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ElSampoli
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food and drinks were amazing. But this was the first time in my life the fire alarm has ever gone off in a restaurant so that kinda broke up the meal into parts and the waiters seemed a little rattled after we went back to being seated. Would definitely go back though, think it was just an unfortunate, rare event.

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MeganL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was delicious, but the service was so rushed. Just felt like they couldn't wait to get us out... we were served 3 out of 5 dishes within the first 20 minutes. Great if you're super hungry but for a fairly expensive spot, it was kind of a bummer to feel rushed through and barely have a chance to enjoy each dish as it came out. Also seemed like two servers were competing over our table (not sure if one was training the other, which would have been totally fine and normal, but they were acting super sketchy about it).

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Rower
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Barbuzzo is a solid choice is you want a light dinner at a reasonable price and the food overall is pretty good. Not the best in Philadelphia but it is tasty for sure. The menu is meant for sharing and the portions reflect that. Service was excellent. I would say Barbuzzo is the perfect spot for a casual light dinner or apps on a Wednesday night.

My only negative comment. The Kale salad which advertised goat cheese on the menu, had literally no goat cheese whatsoever.

Gnocchi was good, but the pancetta was kind of blah with the dish.

Riccota was good. But how can you mess up cheese????

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great cocktails and appetizers.

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BethM
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great outdoor dining experience. Delicious food with good happy hour appetizers and excellent service. Also fun to sit outside in the booth with glass partitions so we could see all of the people walking and eating around us. You couldn't really hear the conversations at the adjacent tables so it was a comfortable area where we could talk but still feel a part of the atmosphere. The focaccia appetizer with feta and roasted tomatoes and olives had incredible flavor and the asparago pizza was also amazing. The salted caramel budino dessert was so smooth and decadent--a great way to end the meal. I would absolutely return and eat it all again!

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CWilson
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

From appetizers to dessert, everything was excellent! Although we loved everything (Basil Lemonade, Barbuzzo Old Fashion, funghi pizza, squid ink pasta w/seafood, Casarecce, bread pudding, chocolate mousse), in particular, the grilled octopus and branzino were out of this world! We've been meaning to dine here for years and are so glad we finally made it!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The caramel budinos! Heavenly

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vipNatalieR
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience1

The food was delicious! The heaters were not working outside. They kept telling us they were resetting them. So, we froze through dinner. As we were finishing, they offered for us to sit inside. The worst part of the night was watching the server move a heater. I was shocked and asked where he found it. He said he should have offered us a heater. Brrrr....yes, that would have been nice! To top it off, they charged for extra pita. They offered us nothing for our very expensive dinner in the cold.

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Jessica
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

The heater for the outside seating isn’t very effective and unfortunately it was very cold that night. But the food, as always, did not disappoint. Everything we had to eat was spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great vibe!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

The food and server were fairly good, but that didn’t make up for the rude hostess and horrible table. Never again.

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BrianM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was in town for business and wanted to try a new restauraunt. Barbuzzo was excellent! Their food was creative and delicious! Everything I tried had excellent flavor and exceeded expectations. We got an upstairs table by the window. The server was great. The pricing was super-reasonable. I have definitely paid way more for food that wasn't as good. Would definitely recommend, and go back again.

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Barbuzzo Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 5424 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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