Barrel's Fine Food
& Catering

1725 Wolf Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Phone: (215) 389-6010 * Fax: (215) 389-8830
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Barrel’s Fine Food is an award winning, Zagat preferred, family-owned Italian Restaurant/Catering Business located in South Philadelphia. With a full Individual and Catering menu, Barrel’s offers their patrons the ability for in-house dining, delivery, private catering, and corporate catering programs.

Barrel’s provides delivery & corporate catering daily to the Center City, Philadelphia and South Jersey region. 


Barrel’s Fine Food was opened in 1992 by Tom Franco, and was derived from his father’s establishment, Johnnie Barrels, which opened in the late 50’s on the corner of 18th & Sigel. In having a true love for the Italian cuisine that his mother created, Tom wanted to keep the focus on the food which is why Barrel’s became, and still is, a BYOB to this day.

Zagat Review: “One entrée lasts you three days” at this hard to find “Plain-Jane South Philly Italian Original”. You can’t beat the price, and there’s “quick delivery too”.

As the neighborhood changes, one thing has remained the same, and that is the quality and consistency of the food Barrel’s serves. 


Through its corporate catering division, Barrel’s has become knowledgeable on the demands for great food at cost efficient prices. With a firm grip on the needs of Corporate America, Barrel’s is now suited to bring the “experience” to businesses, organizations, and law firms in the Center City and surrounding areas.


Caesar Salad (Voted Best in South Philly), Antipasto, Philly Cheese Steak (Best of Philly by Philadelphia Magazine), Assorted Hot Specialty Sandwiches (School Board Special – Blackened Chicken Topped with Sharp Provolone & Roasted Peppers), Penne Rosetta, Mussels, Homemade Soups


While Barrel’s success is a testament to the existing patrons that we continue to serve, Barrel’s has an eye on continuing to expand its daily operations. In understanding the dynamics of Corporate America, Barrel’s, through their Corporate Relations Department, is always looking to form new strategic partnerships with the goals of the client firmly in mind. If you are looking for quality food, at reasonable costs, you won’t be disappointed in all our menu has to offer. 


Owner and President


- Tom has over 30+ years in the restaurant business having learned his craft from his parents, Johnnie & Jennie Franco of Johnnie Barrels. - Tom’s demand for the quality and consistency of Barrel’s food has allowed him to continue to succeed in an ever-changing society.

Senior Management


- Tom’s wife and Vice President of Barrel’s.

- With Tom being the heart of Barrel’s, Maria is the true voice of Barrel’s. Never one to not say hello, or share a story with the patrons, Maria is the personality of Barrel’s.


- Treasurer


- Secretary


1725 Wolf Street

Philadelphia, Pa. 19145

Phone No.

215 389 6010

215 389 8830 - Fax


Hours of Operation:

11am-9pm Monday-Thursday

11am-10pm Friday & Saturday