10 Best Italian Restaurants In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Heyleena
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When it comes to Italian food, Philly is no doubt a place to consider, since this fascinating city is home to a boatload of red sauce joints which come in different styles, be it a trattoria or osteria. From fine dining experience in a restaurant like Vetri Cucina to its unpretentious, rustic-chic Bistro Romano, there’s always something interesting for every taste. Each restaurant has its own specialties- whether you’re craving flavors coming from the Puglia, Abruzzo or Emilia-Romagna regions, you’ll definitely be pampered. Besides the extensive range of wine that you can find in any of Philly’s Italian restaurants, some of the restaurants encourage diners to bring their own favorite wine along. If you are confused about which Italian restaurant to choose from then below find our list of the best Italian restaurants in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1. Fiorino


There’s a sense of personalized and charming touch when you come to dine at Fiorino located in the heart of East Falls in Philadelphia. This quaint-looking Italian restaurant inspires a homey and cozy atmosphere. The whole setting is unpretentious, and what you can expect are authentic Italian dishes with flavors from Emilia-Romagna. You can start with the complimentary crusty Bruschetta paired with their yummy dipping sauce while waiting for your order. The menu is quite extensive and includes Tagliatelle with Bolognese and also Branzino prepared with an Italian touch. Our recommended appetizer is the Caprese with mozzarella and tomatoes, and we chose the Sicilian cannolis as dessert.

Fiorino

Address: 3572 Indian Queen Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19129, USA

Website: Florino

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 9:30pm; Sat: 5pm - 10pm; Sun: 4pm - 9pm

2. L'Angolo Ristorante


Set in the south of Philly, this understated Italian restaurant has a sublime setting decked out with a Mediterranean style. It’s an ideal dining spot especially to those who are either planning a get-together dinner after or before a concert happening in the area. As you go through its menu, you can expect to find a list of dishes that are inspired from the Puglia region, where the co-owner Davide Faenza lived part of his life. Its seafood menu consists of spaghetti with mussels, calamari, and clams, which can be paired with wine of your choice (the restaurant has a BYOB policy, so diners can bring their own drinks).

L'Angolo Ristorante

Address: 1415 W Porter St, Philadelphia, PA 19145, USA

Website: L'Angolo Ristorante

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 11:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 9pm; Sat: 5pm - 10pm; Sun: 4pm - 8pm (closed on Mon)

3. Bar Amis

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Conveniently located near Philly’s sports stadium and concert venues, Bar Amis is one of the fine collections of the Italian eateries, where its menus have taken inspiration from amis trattoria. Dine in a chilled out atmosphere in the open-air patio where you can see the lively scene. Some of the best recommendations are the Bone-in Pork Chop accompanied by barbeque green beans and peach-blueberry salsa or the Cavatelli with sweet Italian sausage and broccoli rabe.

Bar Amis

Address: 4503 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19112, USA

Website: Bar Amis

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri: 11am - 10pm; Sat: 4:30pm - 10pm (closed on Sun)

4. Vetri Cucina

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An understated Italian restaurant located in the heart of Philly right in a historic townhome, where once lived Le Bec Fin, Vetri Cucina is unlike others. Lauded for its exquisite setting and sophisticated Italian cuisine, this restaurant can easily come in the same category of a two or three Michelin Guide restaurant. From its fine setting- think of Murano glass chandeliers or the Richard Ginori porcelain to its innovative menus, every tiny detail has been taken into consideration. There’s always a long list of menu options to choose from- almond tortellini, sweet onion crepe, or swiss chard gnocchi, you name it. And to top it off, there’s a huge list of wine with around 2500 bottles to choose from.

Vetri Cucina

Address: 1312 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

Website: Vetri Cucina

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 6pm - 9:30pm; Fri: 11:30am - 1pm, 5:45pm - 9:45pm; Sat: 5:45pm - 9:45pm; Sun: 5pm - 9pm

5. Little Nonna's

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Set in a relaxing, chilled-out atmosphere, Little Nonna’s is your gateway to discover contemporary Italian dishes. With an open kitchen, a gorgeous garden with 40 comfy seats and staff who are always there to guide you, this dining spot is a real treat. The restaurant is helmed by talented chefs including Marcie Turney who knows well how to excite your taste buds. Among the menu, you can expect delicious veal, braised beef short ribs, fennel sausage and pork meatballs stuffed with fontina cheese. And of course, there’s an extensive list of wine to choose from.

Little Nonna's

Address: 1234 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

Website: Little Nonna’s

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:45am - 2:45pm, 5pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11:45am - 2:45pm, 5pm - 11pm; Sun: 5pm - 10pm

6. Osteria

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Whether you’re opting for a fine-dining place in Philly or simply wish to treat your family or friends to a high standard Italian cuisine, few of such places is Osteria. Featured in several publishings such as the New York Times, Philadelphia Weekly, and Bon Appétit, this fine Italian restaurant has always been in the limelight ever since it was opened. And it doesn’t take long to understand why. Helmed by the award-winner Jeff Michaud who has redefined modern Italian cuisines in the city, this is where most of the locals come for its gourmet pizza. But the restaurant is also known for serving antipasti, fresh seafood, gorgonzola dolce, and speck.

Osteria

Address: 640 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA

Website: Osteria

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 11pm; Sun: 4pm - 9pm

7. Bistro Romano

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If you’re someone who doesn’t fancy much of ‘classy ambiance’ or ostentatious dining experience, then Bistro Romano is your next go. Set in a chic-rustic environment, right at the 18th-century granary, this bistro invites you for a romantic dinner- think of candlelight ambiance, slow piano music in the background, and cozy seating. It cannot get better when you actually try its award-winning Caesar Salad which is prepared tableside. And not to mention the underground wine cellar reserved for lovebirds to enjoy delicious wine in all intimacy.

Bistro Romano

Address: 120 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA

Website: Bistro Romano

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4:30pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 4:30pm - 11pm; Sun: 4pm - 9pm

8. Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse

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When it comes to choosing an Italian restaurant with a formal, sleek and modern setting, then the first thing that comes to mind is Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse. Located on the second floor in the historic Provident Bank Building, this is where you would want to dine if you’re looking for an upscale experience and exceptional hospitality. The restaurant specializes in bringing the best Italian dishes such as pasta, gnocchi, or meatballs and of course, with a focus on grilled meat. Our recommendation is the steak with the indulging truffle tarragon butter.

Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse

Address: 111 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States

Website: Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 11pm; Sat: 3pm - 11pm; Sun: 10am - 10pm

9. Le Virtù

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What sets Le Virtù apart from other Italian restaurants is not only its chilled-out atmosphere but it’s also the fact that it whips up its palatable dishes from local fresh ingredients sourced from the nearby Lancaster, New Jersey. Its main focus is to deliver mouth-watering dishes influenced by the flavors of Italy’s Abruzzo region, where you’ll get the chance to taste the Abruzzese cheese and olive oil. There’s also the sausage ragu or the porchetta which are highly recommended. Did we mention that it has one of the sublime patios in the town?

Le Virtù

Address: 1927 Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA

Website: [Le Virtù (http://www.levirtu.com/)

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 4pm - 9:30pm

10. Giorgio On Pine


Giorgio on Pine is one of the few gluten-free Italian restaurants in Philly, which offers a unique dining experience in a rustic trattoria-style, where diners will have the chance to splurge on Roman classic cuisine. Coming here, you can instantly feel the ‘homey’ ambiance where you can expect comfort Italian food at a very affordable price. From its gnocchi in Alfredo sauce to its yummy pizza, there’s always something in their menu that will definitely grab your attention. And you can bring your favorite wine with you to pair it with your food.

Giorgio On Pine

Address: 1328 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

Website: Giorgio On Pine

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 11pm; Sun: 1pm - 9pm

The best Italian restaurants in Philly

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You will never find yourself out of options if you’re considering to dine in an Italian restaurant right in Philadelphia. But choosing the right restaurant might be quite a challenge, which is why we have compiled a list of the best Italian restaurants located right in Philly. Make your choice and enjoy your food!

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Heyleena is a passionate Mauritian blogger who enjoys writing outdoor adventure and travel articles for people who seek to explore new places in a more conscious way. She has spent a year among the...Read more

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