Barbuzzo Lauded By The New York Times

Lesbian-owned eatery is praised for its creative cuisine

Safran and Turney (photos courtesy of Barbuzzo)

New York City has been showing Philly plenty of love lately thanks to forward-thinking restaurants and BYOBs around town. It’s almost like we’re willing to forget that whole “sixth borough” thing ever happened. Almost.

Most recently, The New York Times spotlighted lesbian-owned Barbuzzo. Chef Marcie Turney and her partner Valerie Safran’s Mediterranean-inspired eatery has been packing in discerning foodies since opening in September 2010. The Times described Barbuzzo has having a “polished-farmhouse atmosphere” with “traditional-with-a-twist dishes.”

The article also recommended a few choice dishes in this Gayborhood/Midtown Village haunt, including the antipasti sampler “piled high with vegetables, including roasted beets with pistachio-orange vinaigrette,” and the uovo pizza

Pizza Uovo

with brussel-sprout leaves, guanciale and fior di latte and caciocavallo cheese that’s topped off with a fresh (read: “oozy”) egg.

G Philly would like to add that gay-friendly Barbuzzo is ideal for a date night since the atmosphere is intimate and the dishes are great for sharing. It’s worth grabbing a seat at the bar overlooking the busy, aromatic kitchen.

It’s also the sort of spot where a person can pop in for a drink at the bar (the cocktail and wine lists are tops – as are the very friendly bartenders). Here’s proof: The “little Italian redhead” is a vodka drink with savory aperol and housemade lemonade. Salute!

Barbuzzo, 110 South 13th St., 215-546-9300.