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ご利用可能時間帯 月-木 16:00-18:00
We were on time for our reservation but our table was not ready. After 15 min I asked for how much longer of a wait. We were seated a few minutes after. Our waiter was slow to take our food order but very prompt with the drinks. The pizza was not available. It is very loud. The food was very good. I had the cheese filled pasta with pesto.
It is a beautiful restaurant! The steak was absolutely delicious. The pizza has a very nice crust and several options. We got the squid ink risotto and the bone marrow cavatelli-both had flavors we didn’t find appealing. The bone marrow had the smallest section that was edible (no way of knowing until you open it up so that’s understandable). Both dishes were ok. The wine selection was nice and their signature bottle was fabulous! The valet parking next to it is fantastic since Little Italy is bustling now. Drinks were expensive but the food prices were reasonable. Good size portions.
Food was good but not crazy amazing. Cocktails were super good!
Lamb chop lollipops are fantastic. The BEST carbonara in the city
Absolute gem of dining establishment. Hands down, the best atmosphere and food in Little Italy, SD.
Vince is the best... He selected our appetizers, main courses and wine with style.
The food was amazing and well worth the price. We also got a pizza and it was one of the best I’ve ever had.
Service was very slow & they forgot to bring out an appetizer we ordered. We waited an hr to get our food!
The food was outstanding! Roberto gave amazing service. The hostess was not friendly, borderline rude. It was not a good first impression but thank goodness for Roberto who suggested some amazing choices and showed us a great time.
Every time we have people in town we take them to Barbusa! It’s the best! Amazing food and experience every time!!
One word: Gnocchi!!!! You won’t regret trying their gnocchi dish, it’s the best I’ve had!
Super fun bday dinner. We made
a reservation the day of for a group of
8, so that was
Awesome in of itself. There are many large seating options. I had spicy spaghetti with crab tomato cream sauce. The best pasta in the menu in my opinion. Meals are large and can be split for sure. The manager was very friendly. He asked about
our special occasion, who’s bday it was and even did a round of
Shots with us. Thank you! I didn’t
Catch the Tequila name but
It was so smooth. Perfect for
A bday dinner party.
Food and cocktails are exceptional. Chef Nino & Sicilian Rib Eye above other cities. SD locals want to go to other Little Italy spots but best food % vibe if you like big city, sexy vibe dining. Heads above typical sleepy San Diego dining. Recommend squash blossoms, lamp chops, polenta ragout, octopus salad, any pasta, limoncello large group, fun for dinner parties
Amazing food, great service, highly recommend barbusa
Beware the sound levels--more than "energetic," more like "major bombing happening." It's very crowded and popular and not a good place if you want to talk to anyone, even your seat-mate. For a fast, noisy meal, it might be just the thing.
The bone marrow pasta was amazing! Highly recommend
From the moment we sat down, it felt very genuine and well-timed. Our server was a delight and charming. We were asked if we would not mind moving over one table (w/a better view) very early in and we were more than happy to accommodate. As a result of this, we were extended a complimentary dessert...no need in offer, yet accepted gratefully.
Great food. Hip place. This establishment that reminded me of the great Italian fare that Little Italy is reputable for on ALL fronts!
Love the food, the place is great overall. I bit uncomfortable table this last time but nothing to complain about.
Wow. U have it to a science.
Thank you sooooo much.
Please tell your secrets to herb and wood!! They r awful!!! We will never ever eat there and we will Facebook and social media they r horrible.
We respect you folks
Excellent food and service! We’ll definitely be back!
food was excellent as well as service, ambiance very chic, a bit too loud, hard to have conversations without yelling. Black Rissoto, Salmon and vegeterian pizza were superb
We really enjoyed our dinner! It was great!
Good food. The main issue was 2 of our 6 dishes came out more than 15 min after everyone else’s. A restaurant of this caliber should never have this situation. The manager apologized and comped one drink. Should have comped both dinners and drinks for both guests.
Great food, service and location in Little Italy San Diego
Very expensive for pasta and beet salad. Potato chips instead of Italian bread?...Really!? Felt rushed and unimportant. Servers seemed very fake. Lemon cake dessert seemed manufactured...
always my favorite place! Hostesses and servers take fabulous care of you. The food is top notch!
The bartender seemed friendly, but a bit passive aggressive. It was as if we were a bother to be dining in the restaurant. We both ordered recommendations from him and my pesto pasta was so bland that i had to send it back. The meatballs were great, but small in portion. The carpaccio was flavorful, but the portion is pretty small for what it is. It seemed like the servers were arguing with the hosts about rotations of tables at one point. I came when this place first opened and loved it, and the experience is significantly different now. I don’t think the value is there, and it seems that the staff kinda runs the show and does whatever they want.
Barbusa was a great experience. Our waiter was amazing. We started with the Octopus appetizer. The Octopus was so tender and delicious. My dinner was the Pasta Fra Diavlo. The sauce was so yummy. Finished the meal with a cannoli. Can’t wait to come back to Barbusa
One of the best restaurants in the country. Fantastic food, personal service, beautiful atmosphere just a great house. Highly recommended!
They over crowd by adding a seat at the end of high tops and tables on the outside... Three friends and I were at a high-top set for 2, and had to play Tetris finding space for our wine glasses, water, and app plates... I was disappointed as we had a reservation for 3 and seemed like we were just crammed into the first space available. Go for lunch.
Excellent food and service. A bit noisy but overall very good. Their Tiramisu is outstanding!!!
Excellent time at Barbusa. It was my wives birthday and everything went really well. We had a 7:15 reservation and were sat promptly. Our waitress and my wife hit it off right away. Great service! Drinks were really good. Food was really good as well. I really liked the room too.
Great for gluten-free. This restaurant had lovely food and a very cool, modern ambiance. I had that gameberi and the duck ragout. My only complaint was that the starter and the main were served at the same time.
Came here to celebrate a 2 year anniversary and had my experience ruined by one of the rudest waiters. He was very curt, distracted and seemed to always be in a rush to leave my table. He only came to deliver food, and deliver the check. At one point, we were trying to get his attention and instead another waiter came by to help us. Food was good but wouldn't go back again. Would recommend Arrivederci or Buona Forchetta for anyone who loves Italian food. Definitely will not be going back again.
make sure to make reservation if you're planning on dining here , specially dinner time. it gets pretty busy
It was a "hipper" place than I expected when I made the reservations. I was looking for innovative Italian food, and the menu I saw online seemed to be different than at the restaurant itself. We got the proscuitto appetizer, which I thought could use more brie. My boyfriend got the gnocchi which was excellent - very pillowy. My crab pasta was, however, one-note. Cocktails were great.
The food is always excellent when we have dined here. Fun drinks and a good wine selection as well. But, the most important thing about this restaurant is its amazing service! Wonderful place to dine.
The chicken was big but didn't have a side. The house was not good.