Saturday, May 30, 2015

Bar-bar-bar... Barbuzzo

That's the name of a Mediterranean restaurant coming to 13th and Sansom Streets.

Bar-bar-bar... Barbuzzo

Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, who run four storefronts on 13th Street, have settled on Barbuzzo as the name for the Mediterranean eatery with bar that they're building at 110 S. 13th St., one store off the corner of 13th and Sansom. 

The area around 13th and Sansom is hopping. Opening in less than a month will be Zavino, a pizza-wine bar at the northwest corner of 13th and Sansom, next door to Barbuzzo.

Barbuzzo's chef will be George Sabatino, who works at the couple's Bindi across the street.

Barbuzzo's opening will be December, Turney says. Much work has to be done; they're digging out the basement now. But they seem to be in this space for the long haul, as they signed a 25-year lease.
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