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Barbaro

Pub-inspired Barbaro (hex tile, rough-hewn tables, open rafters) is a bit more civilized than the name implies, but it certainly embraces the rabble with a robust happy hour, a cocktail menu of interest (including non-alcoholic egg creams and phosphates), and pizza flavor mash-ups designed to shake the walls. For instance: roasted cauliflower, currants, capers, and melted red onion. Or Taleggio, hash browns, kale, and honey. The puck-size eggplant Parmesan is a wonder of crisp crunch, tender eggplant, and fiery arrabiata sauce, but the arugula salad—yellowed greens and not much else—was a miss this time. A congenial staff and good vibes keep the Monte Vista neighborhood denizens happy, but Barbaro is worth an invasion for those farther afield.

City: San Antonio

Cuisine:

Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$

Rating: ★★★

Address: 2720 McCullough Ave., San Antonio, TX, 78212

Hours: L Mon–Fri. D Mon–Sat. B Sat & Sun.

Phone: 210-320-2261

Website: www.barbarosanantonio.com

Last updated: June 26, 2017