Barbuzzo Praised

Brian Freedman calls Barbuzzo the best restaurant in the Safran & Turney 13th Street empire.

Fideua, essentially a less familiar take on paella with short vermicelli instead of rice, can now take its place next to Adsum’s foie gras poutine as the best high-brow drunk food in town. It’s stuffed with tender calamari bands, sea-tasting shrimp, mussels musky with saffron, and smoky, paprika-scented chorico. Those noodles, heady with the combined scents of the seafood peeking up throughout, as well as the intensely flavored broth in which they’re cooked, is impossible to stop forking.

Barbuzzo [Philadelphia Weekly]
Barbuzzo [Official Site]

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  • Jimmy

    Barbuzzo = fake Amis.

  • Snake

    Wow, whatever that picture is…it looks delicious. Pretty much just sealed that we’ll be going there sometime soon.

  • donna

    I went for lunch yesterday and the food was great. Looking forward to trying their dinner menu soon.

  • Mike J

    @Jimmy

    I find Barbuzzo more informal, more inexpensive and frankly better than Amis but certainly feel free to keep hating.

  • Food Phan

    amis = oilly bank robbery

  • barryg

    Barbuzzo = cool version of Audrey Claire.

  • Buckethead

    I also much prefer Barbuzzo to Amis. Try the budino.

  • Kal

    I think Barbuzzo’s marketing is better than the food. But the food is still good.

  • Guzzle

    I may be missing something, but how is Barbuzzo similar to Audrey Claire aside from having female ownership?

  • Adam

    I agree with Buckethead. Barbuzzo is better (and about half the price) of Amis.

  • Willie

    So Jimmy, what is it – are you a friend of Vetri, do you work for him or what?

    Barbuzzo rocks. Amis is fine, but I’d pick Barbuzzo every time if I had to choose.