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Barra Rossa Ristorante
Italian Restaurant$$
Today 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
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20 E Lancaster Ave Downingtown, PA 19335
20 East Lancaster AvenueUSPennsylvaniaDowningtown19335
$$Italian Restaurant, Pizza Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Pizza Restaurant
Wine Bar
Today 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmSunday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Barra Rossa is a bustling burst of Italian flavor and energy. The lively atmosphere is perfect for sharing a meal with friends or family, or for a late night snack. The dynamic bar provides a vibrant venue for sampling from a selection of 50 Italian wines served by the bottle or quartino. Begin your meal with a sampling of Italian meats, cheeses and olives.  Next, try several of our signature hot and cold small plates. Then, choose from a selection of our wood-fired pizzas and pastas, or one of our signature entrees.
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Dynamic digs in a former paper mill set the scene for pizza, homemade Italian dishes & fine wines.- Google
"Had the veal saltimbocca entree and it was nicely done."
"I would not recommend Barra Rossa for an occasion where they might be busy."
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Olivia Tierney
4 weeks ago
We sat outside and the ambiance out there is great. They have nice lighting and a view of a little stream outside. The food is very good. I ordered the fu fu pizza, a little greasy for my liking but still very good. The downfall at Barra Rossa is the service. It is quite slow and inefficient. Our bread came out about 30 seconds before the food came out and the food came out fairly late. I did not mind waiting around because I really enjoyed the scenery outside. I would recommend Barra Rossa if you have time to spend at dinner. I would not recommend Barra Rossa for an occasion where they might be busy. The service would be too slow.
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Nicole giunta
2 months ago
This restaurant was ok; the food was reasonably priced, the atmosphere was nice and the pizza wasn't too bad. This restaurant would have sufficed nicely for a casual Friday night dinner; however, the service I received was absolutely horrible! I have never been to a restaurant where I felt the need to complain about how rude and negligent the servers were. I recommend getting takeout and not dining in.
Marc Legere
5 months ago
Great location, great servers, below average food for the price. You would expect more than the typical, "olive garden" type of menu and taste at a restaurant like this. I would rather eat locally but not when the food taste like this which is a disappointment.
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
We are so sorry about the food you received! This is in no way our standard and I have forwarded your review to our management team as well as our director of operations. Is there any way you would be willing to reach out to our General Manager Bill ( so we can get more details about your visit? We would like to know where exactly we went wrong as well as try and make this up to you personally. Thank you so much for your time -- we truly appreciate it and look forward to hearing from you!
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Stephen Vujevich
a year ago
The overall experience was one that has moved Stella Rossa to my second favorite italian restaurant in the suburban Philadelphia area. The atmosphere was inviting and the food was delicious without charging insane prices. My only complaint was our experience with our server. He whisked away our complementary bread while I was in the middle of a bite without any question of whether we were finished. He also seemed uninterested in helping at all by vanishing before our meal arrived. Overall, I will be going to this place regularly, but I will ask for a different server.
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Christopher MacNeel
2 weeks ago
The food was amazing! I had the pizza (fra diavolo) and my wife had the lobster ravioli which she said was the best she ever tasted. A little pricey but not ridiculous. I've only been there once so take my review with a grain of salt but we had great service as well, no complaints we'll be back soon!
Adam Hoover
3 months ago
Amazing! Prefect ambiance. Great food. Nice service. I spent 4 years in Europe and this restaurant brings me back more than any other in the area.
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Lou Giacalone
a year ago
Great ambiance, the place is in a historic building with exposed masonry walls etc. The appetizers were very enjoyable - particularly the cured meats and cheeses. Had the veal saltimbocca entree and it was nicely done. Service was good, all staff were friendly. Would go back!
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My TwoCents
a year ago
Lousy service, lousy menu, lousy food; period! Their chicken parm tastes like a frozen TV dinner and their linguini is so soaked in oil, it has no taste! Just awful! Never again!