Barra Rossa – Philadelphia

4.3
1859 reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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Barra Rossa is a bustling burst of Italian flavor and energy. The lively atmosphere is perfect for sharing a meal with friends or family, or for a late night snack. The dynamic bar provides a vibrant venue for sampling from a selection of 40 Italian wines served by the bottle, glass or half glass. Begin your meal with a sampling of Italian meats, cheeses and olives. Next, try several of our signature hot and cold small plates. Then, choose from a selection of our wood-fired pizzas and pastas, or one of our signature entrees. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4pm-6pm and Friday/Saturday night 9pm-11pm!

Creative and traditional dishes are brought to life with local and fresh ingredients. An extensive wine and specialty cocktail list pairs with each dish to complete the dining experience.

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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
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 1859 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service

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vipGRAM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Everything was just fine. Nothing special. Pizza was slightly disappointing. Wouldn’t go out of my way to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason was awesome! Great food and great service all around

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vipTracy
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our wood-fired pizza last Saturday night at the newly re-opened Barra Rossa. Our server, Andrew was friendly and attentive. The manager Bill McCarty also stopped by to introduce himself. We very much appreciated being able to sample some red wine before ordering the whole bottle. I noticed other diners ordered entrees and the portions were very genenerous. Bill let us know that the restaurant recently re-opened due to closing at the onset of the covid pandemic. We recently moved into the area and Barra Rossa is right down the street-we are looking forward to going back!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on 23 March 2021

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us! We're thrilled you enjoyed Bill + Andrew's service! Thank you for joining us - we hope to see you in again soon!

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KellyS
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner and the price was just right! Our server was excellent and helpful! I highly recommend this restaurant, we are never disappointed, everything from the beginning to the end is fabulous!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on 29 March 2021

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Made reservations for 730 arrived and was told there was a 15 min wait, which I can understand happens on a sat night in center city. Got seated and immediately approached by waiter put in drink and app order, manager comes over with drink from bar and says on him, thanks for coming. We get appetizers which were delicious and asked for more drinks Waited about 30 min for food to come out still no drinks actually had to go ask bartender for drinks waiter seemed to have left. Finally drinks after done dinner. Overall food is great service is terrible. Also drink that “was on manager” was also on Bill.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on 23 March 2021

We're very sorry about the service. We hardly have any servers - which is why our General Manager Bill is so present on the floor. We understand it's frustrating for our guests as well as our team members.

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PatriciaP
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their food....never, ever disappointed--especially the eggplant parm! My husband loves the gluten free pizza. The deserts are fabulous too!!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on 23 March 2021

We're so happy to hear this! Thank you for sharing!

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SarahR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a wonderful experience with my fiancé. Due to Covid, I had been nervous to dine out in the city. Barra Rossa made us feel very safe and relaxed. The staff were all absolutely incredible- from the bartenders to the waiters to the chefs. As if that weren’t enough, the food was delicious! For convenience, if you can’t find street parking there is a garage with self parking right next door. But my favorite part was that they have edible glitter on their cannolis. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat near the bar. Bartender was really awesome and offered some really nice conversation. Host and server were very attentive. We love this place. Pizza calamari garlic bread truffle fries and fried mozzarella are all amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent Customer service from Jay, Sauce is extremely good. Meatballs good I would rate them 3 out of 5, Margherita Pizza was exceptional with fresh basil and mozzarella.

I would return for Happy Hour, or quick bite, not a Date night.

We were seated in the Bar area though we had requested Standard Seating which I thought meant Dining Room not bar area but our server Jay made up for the lack of ambiance with his amazing service.

Overall I enjoyed our visit

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JustinN
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great resturant. The place is clean and set up well for social distancing. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and drink selection. Food was good with a solid selection of items. Great ambience and music.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on 5 November 2020

thank you for sharing - we are so glad you enjoyed your experience!

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vipFantastic
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From Greeting to departure, this was an enjoyable experience. As a lone diner I felt welcomed - received impeccable service from a friendly and knowledgeable staff. I was allowed to linger and enjoy the food, the cocktails, and the ambiance. Will definitely be returning there.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on 5 November 2020

This is wonderful to hear - thank you for your review!

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CharlesY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was hands down the best food experience I've had since the pandemic

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on 26 October 2020

We're so thrilled to hear this - thank you for sharing!

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vipLisaJ
Atlantic City
28 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great service. Food was extremely mediocre at best. As were our drinks. Disappointing

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on 26 October 2020

We are sorry you didn't enjoy your meal more.

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vipJordanW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Our waiter forgot about us for upwards of 20 minutes at a time. However, the food was really great and worth the inconvenience.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on 19 October 2020

We are sincerely sorry about the wait time. We will absolutely address this with our team.

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Unhappy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Did not have a good experience. Service was very slow, even when we informed server that we were on our lunch break from work. Caesar salad with chicken was less than optimal, and costs $14. Server lost my credit card. Had to wait about 45 minutes while employees all searched for it. Manager finally found it in the bus bin with the dirty dishes.

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vipJAL43
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barra Rosa is an exceptional restaurant. We celebrated my wife's birthday there Saturday evening..

Kenneth our waiter was great and very attentive. He ensured our order was accurate and our drinks were kept full.

Manager Bill went out of his way to ensure the evening was special. The Tiramisu was actually his creation! Absolutely delicious!

The restaurant is social distanced very well and all workers were following excellent social distance procedures.

Thank you again for a great evening.
Jim and Becky

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on 19 October 2020

Thank you for celebrating your wife's special day with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal, and sincerely appreciate your kind feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My friends and I went after work for drinks and a bite to eat! We enjoyed some apps Caprese salad and margarita pizza! Everything was so delicious! The fall sangria was so tasty! Jimmy was our server he was terrific ! Looking forward to going back!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on 19 October 2020

Thank you for joining us- we are so glad you had such a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Philadelphia! Great staff , amazing atmosphere with amazing food! Highly recommend for date night, special occasions or just a night out for dinner!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on 19 October 2020

This is so wonderful to hear - thank you for sharing!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter/ bartender Jimmy was super friendly and helpful with picking out food on the menu, as we have not eaten here before. The ambiance was fantastic, perfect for date night. Great food, especially the charcuterie board from the specials for the evening!

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AshleyJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very happy to get back to this place and was not disappointed. Our server Jimmy was great and attentive. The manager Billy was gracious enough to accommodate us when I had mistakenly rescheduled our Friday reservation for Saturday. We were seated quickly and without fuss. Definitely will be back soon!

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on 30 September 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your kind feedback - we are so happy to be back! Hope to see you in again soon!

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vipShar85
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I went for Restaurant week to Barra Rosa because neither of us had ever been. It was a cool restaurant with friendly staff. The food was great and the blueberry sour was delicious and refreshing. I had the calamari that was fried to perfection and the eggplant Parmesan was so good. The atmosphere was great, the staff all wore masks/shields and there was sanitizer for customer use. The restaurant is in Center City so of course parking is scarce but there are several buses that stop on the corner. The menu is decent and has typical Italian fare. Lots of wine and cocktails to choose from. I’d definitely recommend it.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on 30 September 2020

We're so glad you were able to dine with us! Thank you for your kind feedback!

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AlexaH
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it. Very Celiac conscious and had multiple menu items labeled distinctly gluten free. Very accommodating to make the drinks gluten free as well

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on 30 September 2020

Thank you so much for sharing - we take allergies very seriously, and are so glad you enjoyed your experience!

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GirlsNightOut
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and service. Made indoor dining feel ok.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on 30 September 2020

This is wonderful to hear - thank you for joining us!

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CraigF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations during restaurant week and were there on Saturday evening.
My wife and I both ordered dinner for the restaurant week menu.
Though of selection was minimal- the portions and execution were extremely satisfying.
Our waiter, compliant with 2 face coverings- was efficient and amicable. We also appreciated talking with the manager who also welcomed us back.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on 30 September 2020

Thank you for joining us! We do apologize about the limited offerings - we re-opened after 6 months right in time for Restaurant Week so we weren't able to offer as much as we would have liked. We do hope you will dine with us again, and are so appreciative of your kind feedback.

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VirginiaT
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time there and I wasn't disappointed. Staff was very friendly and food was good. I would go back.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on 30 September 2020

We are so happy to hear this - thank you for sharing! Hope to see you in again!

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Kyle
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere and great service! 5/5

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on 21 September 2020

We're so glad you enjoyed your experience, Kyle! Thank you for sharing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week was AMAZING! The food was to die for, loved the cheesecake, and the service was spectacular! Will definitely be back again.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on 21 September 2020

We are so glad you enjoyed our Restaurant Week menu! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback - we hope to see you in again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food was wonderful, our server Jimmy was the Bomb 😁 I will be going back.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on 21 September 2020

We are so happy to hear this - thank you for sharing!

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MichaelM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I ate lunch with a friend during restaurant week.the ministrone soup was so salty almost inedible.the chicken in the chicken parm sandwich was rubbery the side salad was good.the connoli and coffee for dessert was good.the sangria cocktail was terrible. My companion like her lunch.i will not be back, sorry.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on 21 September 2020

We are sorry about your experience with us. We would have been happy to have replaced or refunded your meal. We just reopened after being closed 6 months, so clearly we have some kinks to work out and do apologize.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fine date night

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia
Responded on 21 September 2020

Thank you for joining us!

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vipBrightside
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The coronavirus kept people away so our small party had the entire upper floor. The service was terrific and very good food. We've been here several times before for lunch before the Walnut Street Theatre play. Barra Rossa is a partner with WST so you'll receive a discount.

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vipFoodieBaker
New England
26 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This is a great spot for drinks and food on a weekend night! I booked it for eight women for a reunion dinner, and we were sat downstairs in the bar area by the door instead of the nicer upstairs dining. That was disappointing as I booked it based on the picture and reviews I saw online. The experience is different downstairs (although same menu). The food was good and our server was attentive! The prices match the service and the food, so the value is there! Don't hesitate to eat here, but be sure to be specific in your reservation if you want to be sat upstairs. We had the glow of the street light and the view of the public bus stop for our reunion dinner in place of the second-floor city views.

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NatalieI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great thank ms

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Dirty space, beat up, needs somecattention

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AnnaH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome. Drinks and lunch were awesome. Thank you!

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Strom
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food. Gluten-free options.

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vipJSENC
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Normally, we have been very pleased to eat at Barra Rossa. This time, the salads failed to arrive and the main courses had to be returned to the kitchen. When we finally got to them, they were lukewarm.

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MaryEllenB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barra Rossa is my go-to restaurant when I visit Philadelphia. Not only is its service top notch, but it offers many gluten-free options, so it is a treat for me to be able to go out and enjoy a pasta dish--the Chicken Abruzzi is fabulous!

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LMP01
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time diners. Very good food

FAQs

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 644-9074.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia is rated 4.3 stars by 1859 OpenTable diners.

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://barrarossa.securetree.com/.

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 bookings at the moment.

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