Barbaro has a streamlined menu, it is small but that is good thing as every item is well thought out. If your food is outstanding you don't need a huge, cluttered menu. If you are looking for mass produced, stuffed crust, gimmick laden pizza please go elsewhere. If you are looking for something a little different, with great ingredients and cooked with skill by all means get a table at Barbaro.
I stopped here for lunch with my wife and our notoriously finicky, toddler and we all loved it. We ordered a small taleggio, hash browns, kale and honey pizza. I will admit to being a little apprehensive of honey on a pizza but, obviously the chef knows what he is doing. Everyhting came together beautifully on this pizza, the creaminess of the taleggio, the crispness of the hash browns and kale were complimented by the hint of sweet provided by the honey. Fantastic! We all enjoyed it, especially my son. We also ordered a large Benton's bacon, carbonara, black pepper and Gran Padano pizza. Wow! Again, these ingredients combined to make the perfect bite, my description couldn't do it justice so, I won't try. If you've never tasted Benton's bacon, stop reading now and go to Barbaro. Two pizzas were plenty for three of us and we had a few slices to take home with us.
Save room for espresso and dessert you will regret it if you don't. We ordered the rosewater panna cotta, and two espressos. I am extremely hard to please when it comes to coffee. As a result, I am almost always disappointed by restaurant coffee. If done right it it is the perfect ending to a meal. If done wrong it can mar a meal that was otherwise excellent. When the espresso was served I was delighted to find a nice, golden crema resting on the top, a sign of a well extracted cup. The rosewater panna cotta was nothing short of divine. Seriously, I would come here just for this dessert.
I will be back, soon and next time without the kid because the cocktail menu here looks as fantastic as the rest!