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“When in Philly”
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Ranked #22 of 4,339 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Sansom
Transit: Broad Street Line - Walnut Locust Station
Description: 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.
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“When in Philly”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

Definite give this a go! Everything about it was spot on. Food, atmosphere, service, drinks. It is pretty much tapas, small plates to sahre is the thing to do which is great when you are with someone who insists that you do! LOL We should have went witht he recommendation of 2 plates per person to share as the fifth was to much and came home with us. Great atmosphere and service was spot on. It is very quick, you sit, order and the food ebgins to flow almost immediately. So happy we found this place and definitely recommend it.

  • Visited April 2014
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“My daugther's favorite place in Philly”
Reviewed April 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We tried this place while visiting our daughter in Philly and it was fantastic. It is a tapas or small sharable plate restaurant and every thing we order was delicious. Their menu options are fresh and use local products when possible, offers a great variety and you can't go wrong with any of them. Even their pizza was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant but make a reservation because it fills up fast everyday.

Visited March 2014
Thank Ed_Marquez
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Pizza was excellent.”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

We tried the cheese plate, chicken liver, sauteed shrimp, pizza, and baked brie. Overall, everything was good, but the pizza was knock-it-out-of-the-park delicious.
Plate sizes are small, so be prepared.

Visited April 2014
Thank jwalkerr
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Denton, TX
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2014

The best meal I had in Philadelphia was at this restaurant. They serve small dishes meant to share, which was perfect! The roasted Brussels sprouts were amazing, the ricotta spread was perfect ... really everything was wonderful.

  • Visited April 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Okay, overhyped and overated”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

I know many restaurants try to capitalize on the size of the restaurant, but Barbuzzo takes it to a whole new level. My wife and I booked this restaurant looking for high level dining for a special occasion and we did not get what we were expecting. To call this restaurant intimate would be laughable, you're practically sitting on others tables; they may as well just have one long table. The table was also TINY, it barely fit both of our plates and glasses. The service was good, but unfortunately the menu hurts the servers. The menu is not descriptive enough and that caused us to send back some food. I ordered pizza and it was not very good. My wife had to send back her food and subsequently lost her appetite. She shared my pizza which wasn't very big. Then the check came. We had 1 glass of wine, and 1 okay pizza (because we sent back her plate) .... $33 dollars. If this pizza was amazing and the wine was great, that wouldn't be bad. But for house wine and a mediocre pizza, this place is overpriced!

I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone who doesn't like sitting on other guests.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Stefan Z
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