Barbuzzo Named One 10 Best

Frommer's includes the Philly eatery in its list of 10 Best Urban Restaurants

Courtesy of Barbuzzo

Frommer’s, a longtime guide known for its impeccable take on travel, has put one of our favorite independently owned Philly eateries in the spotlight – in a big way. Barbuzzo, owned and operated by business and life partners Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, was named as one of Frommer’s 10 Best New Urban Restaurants this year. The travel guide has some delicious things to say about the Philly bistro:

“With a strict adherence to artisan-made ingredients, many of them local, Barbuzzo opened at the height of the fall harvest. This Mediterranean-themed restaurant, on 13th Street in Philadelphia’s Center City, is open for weekday lunches and dinner daily. Walls of white-washed brick (with cubby holes storing jars of colorful, preserved vegetables) complement vibrant dishes like Calabrian-style local greens, ‘pig popcorn,’ roasted marrow bone, flatbread pizzas topped with off-beat rustic ingredients (Bartlett pear or hot pickled peppers), and wood-roasted sardines Portuguesa.”

Congratulations, Barbuzzo! The only thing better might be winning Philadelphia magazine’s Best New Restaurant this year. That is, if you can beat out Adsum in Queen Village. Turney and Adsum’s Matt Levin were going head-to-head on Twitter recently where they made a little wager. Read the posts here.