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Barra Restaurant

€€ - €€€Italian, , Pizza
239 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2858
+1 215-238-9983
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good30%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible16%
9 Jul 2018
“Bring an appetite”
13 May 2018
Open Now
11:30 - 00:00 Hours
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub
€€ - €€€
239 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2858
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Best burgers in the city. I always plan to try something different but get the burger every time. Nice place and close to historic attractions.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Limited menu. Overpriced for the quality and the variety. One of the waitresses was rushing us and just recommending the first item on the menu to get us to order so she can move the next table although the place was not crowded. We ordered...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Lorena V
Reviewed 3 May 2016

The restaurant is located in the old part of Philadelphia and has a nice atmosphere. The menu has mostly Italian items. I was there for an early lunch right around 11 a.m. I ordered the lasagna which was good but could have been hotter. No...More

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank knahs
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Before catching a movie in Olde City my bestie and I wanted to get a bite to eat. We stumbled across Barra. It was the best decision we made all day. Their happy hour menu and drink specials are great! I think the deal of...More

Date of visit: March 2016
1  Thank rembert72
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

This place was wonderful. My husband and I visited Philly and I wanted some good Italian food. I Stopped in the 711 and asked if anyone knew of a good Italian Restaurant this gentleman said follow me I work at one. My husband and I...More

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank 1JMT
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Our hotel told us about this place. I am so glad they did. Let's start off with Elizabeth, the manager. Wonderful. Lasagna was great. We had a burger wrapped with pizza dough, very good. The Walt with beer was great

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank Ken T
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Great food and reasonable prices! I would highly recommend the Tortellini Della Nonne to anyone who may be dining here in the future.

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank Emily O
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Very nice restaurant reasonably priced with a very pleasant staff. Conveniently located near our hotel at Independence park

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank Joseph W C
Reviewed 18 November 2015

If my experience at Barra today (Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 at 12 noon for lunch) is any guide, then this restaurant is a complete waste of time and money; to put it a little differently, even with a Groupon that provided $20.00 of food for...More

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank Robert B
Reviewed 12 August 2015

After touring Independence Hall and taking a Duck Boat tour, we headed back to our hotel around 2. Stopped at this restaurant next door that had a sign outside advertising a burger and beer, all day for $10. I would give the burger 5 stars...More

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank rachelsH5305VF
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2858
    (3rd St.)
  • Public Transportation: PATCO & SEPTA primary location 8th and Market Street with access to New Jersey, Market-Frankford Line and Broad Street Subway. SEPTA bus 21 runs east and west via Chestnut Street & Walnut Street for local travelers as well.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-238-9983
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