Tale of the Tape: Barbuzzo

Barbuzzo, the latest from Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran is set to open Wednesday, September 1st. The Mediterranean restaurant will be the first from the couple to include a liquor license.

The Owners

  • Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran have an empire on 13th Street
  • Other Midtown Village properties:
    • Bindi
    • Grocery
    • Lolita
    • Open House
    • Verde/Marcie Blaine Chocolates

The Space

  • The name is a combination of bar with buzzo, Italian slang for belly.
  • 68-seats
  • 14-seat kitchen counter
  • 12-seat bar
  • Outdoor seating, both bars and small selection of indoor tables reserved for walk-ins
  • Open kitchen
  • Wood burning stove
  • Designed by Urban Space Development (APO, Capogiro, Sampan, Tweed) and Provenance Architectural Salvage
  • Walls include Lancaster barn wood and a whitewashed brick
  • Seating is re-purposed chairs and church pews

The Food

  • Wide-ranging Mediterranean concept
  • Chef de Cuisine, George Sabatino
  • House-made charcuterie and pasta
  • Food served nightly to midnight
  • Menu highlights:
    • Piggy Popcorn with apple cider vinegar powder, espelette chile and horseradish aioli
    • Burrata served with red bartlett pear, baby basil, peanut, olive oil and vin cotto
    • Uovo pizza with brussel leaves, guanicale, caciocavallo, fior di latte, truffle and farm egg
    • Fideua, My Way with smoked churico sausage, calamari, shrimp, mussels, roasted shrimp noodle and aioli
  • Dishes range from $3 to $18
  • Full Menu (PDF)
  • Barbuzzo is participating in Restaurant Week

The Drink

  • First restaurant from Turney and Safran that has a liquor license
  • Drink menu highlights:
    • 30 wines by the bottle
    • 6 whites, 6 reds by the glass
    • 6 draft beers
  • Wine by the glass ranges from $8 to $9.50
  • Full Menu (PDF)

110 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

More on Barbuzzo

Barbuzzo Blog [Official Site]
Barbuzzo in pictures [Meal Ticket]
Who’s Making Pig Popcorn on 13th Street? [Thrillist]
Turney and Safran to unveil Barbuzzo next month [Meal Ticket]