I couldn’t decide where to go to dinner on Saturday night before seeing Matthew Morrison with Seth Rudestky at the Kimmel Center. I was debating between a few different spots and finally settled on Barbuzzo, a Marcie Turney restaurant.

What I Ate:

  • Burata from Puglia :: grilled heirloom carrot :: pickled rainbow chard :: arugula pesto :: marcona almonds

  • Roasted Bone Marrow :: fennel mostardo :: grilled bread :: radish-parsley salad

  • Salted Caramel Budino :: dark chocolate crust :: vanilla bean caramel :: sea salt

BARBUZZO
110 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 546-9300
barbuzzo.com

I’ve been to most of the Turney restaurant group establishments, which are settled along 13th street in Center City Philadelphia, but this was my first trip to Barbuzzo. I settled at a seat at the bar and the rest of the restaurant was completely packed.

ATMOSPHERE: In true Philadelphia fashion, the restaurant is set up railroad style (small and skinny). Seats are packed tightly together and when busy it’s incredibly loud because there are more people than can actually fit in the space. If you want a quiet meal, Barbuzzo is not the place.

FOOD: If you’re up for the hustle and bustle then you should get yourself to Barbuzzo immediately. The food was awesome. I don’t even think I could begin to pick my favorite dish between the three I enjoyed.

The Burata from Puglia was an amazing blend of ingredients that each worked separately, but when put together it was an explosive flavor profile. The Roasted bone marrow did not disappoint especially because you can never go wrong with this sweet nectar! It was served with grilled bread, which I tested mixing the different ingredients together piled on top. Finally, that Salted Caramel Budino was so flavorful, silky and divine. I don’t think I’ve tasted better caramel in my life. I was too stuffed to finish it, but would order it twice if I could!

Overall, Barbuzzo has climbed my list of Philly restaurants I would revisit.

 

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