Alla Spina
Alla Spina

Alla Spina

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.allaspinaphilly.com/
  • Phone: (215) 600-0017
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:

    Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 12:00am



    Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 1:00am



    Happy Hour

    Monday - Thursday 4:30-6pm & 10:30-12am
    Friday 4:30-6:30pm



    Brunch on Sundays 10am-3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Gastro Pub
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Kate DiPinto 2157630920x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broad Street
  • Public Transit: Broad Street line- Spring Garden Station
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Meter Parking on Broad Street. Free parking on Mount Vernon and Wallace Streets after 6:00 P.M.
A word from Alla Spina
Italian Gastro-Pub with 20 beers on tap and a 50 bottle beer list. Homemade sausages, baked pastas, large roasts and crudo bar selections.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Alla Spina reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (39)neighborhood gem (26)good for groups (25)vibrant bar scene (22)great for outdoor dining (22)late-night find (13)hot spot (12)special occasion (6)great for lunch (5)notable wine list (4)great for brunch (4)romantic (4)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Allan spina was a great surprise.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/12/2012
    Allan spina was a great surprise. The bar scene is cool witlh a huge array of beers and beer cocktails. The service was wonderful especially since it was only open for two weeks. The polenta was phenomanal. Very eclectic mix of things. Love the tapas style eating. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but music was way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    Great food but music was way too loud and tables are too close to one another.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food different but so-so for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    Food different but so-so for what is essentially a big gastro pub. Same noise level as a sports bar but with only one TV I saw. Reminded me of Fox and Hound. Way too noisy to pay attention to the food. And essentially no wine, just beer.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    Very enjoyable, fun experience. We loved trying and sharing the inventive takes on pub food. The prawns were our favorite! Also, who does not love mortadella? The lasagna just melted in your mouth. The beer list, while not huge, was excellent-stoked to get draft Pliny on the east coast. The wine list was disappointing, and the espresso was very disappointing! Overall we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing special
    nmmach
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    If this restaurant was not a Marc Vetri venture, I probably would have been pleased. However, it has Vetri's name attached, so my expectations were high and unfortunately not quite met. Its not that the food was bad, it simply wasn't all that special and when I think of Vetri, Osteria and Amis, I think of special. The highlight of the night was the poutine....absolutely delicious gravy and guinea hen bolognese. The pretzel with cheese appetizer was pretty good as well. The cheese sauce reminded me of white cheddar smart pop...what's not to like about that?! The warm beef carpaccio, marrow bones and gulf shrimp were mediocre. Again, because its a Vetri joint, I expected the highlight to be the pasta, but the lasagna was just ok.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was not good for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    The food was not good for the price or the pedigree. Hopefully they can get things right in the Kitchen because everything else was a lot of fun.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delish, but ask lots of questions.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    Be sure to ask your server what the food "really" is. What seemed like a guinea hen leg covered in a italian red meat sauce with fries covered in mozzarella was more like gravy fries covered in brown meat sauce with the cheese on top. Don't get me wrong, it was awesome but the descriptions are not sufficient. This food is pretty high calorie but everything was tasty. Excellent beer list and their house brew by Victory should win an award.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ami
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2012
    not what we expected. the food was high in fat and the service was not good. the tables are so close together that you can not help to hear other people's conversation. I would not recommend as a return. Marc was there and he seemed concerned with the delay in the kitchen.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My only negative about my
    Mandy
    Dined on 3/6/2012
    My only negative about my experience there was the waitstaff was extremely eager to clear dishes before we were finished eating. I like that we weren't ignored but it was a bit much.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spanish Mackerel, Pretzels
    kellerj8
    Dined on 3/6/2012
    Spanish Mackerel, Pretzels and the Speck were fantastic. Servers well-versed on the beer selection.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great but menu options
    PhillyfoodenthusiastVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2012
    Food was great but menu options were too expensive for the small amount given on each plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was delicious, but pretty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/4/2012
    Food was delicious, but pretty small portions...4 prawns on a plate for $18... really?! I decided to skip that & shared the mac & cheese and the crespelle della Mamma Pina. Very tasty, but not exactly filling. Had the donut bread pudding for dessert and it was good, but I'd probably check out something different next time. Atmosphere was cool, I definitely want to check out the bar table & kitchen table for a special dinner with friends/family! While we were there, someone bought the kitchen staff a 6-pack, so they rang the huge bell at the bar & the kitchen staff cheered... pretty cool (but I only knew what was going on because I read about it in a review)...service-mediocre (slow-even to get drinks, take order, bring check). I'll revisit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1st Friday after open Beer
    mhinksonVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    1st Friday after open Beer selection was wide, any beer lover will want to spend time here. Italian beer selection was good, strong in other craft beers too. We tried house beer Novello and loved it. Also tried the flight of beer, which had a theme of three beers and how they used hops differently. Food selection was definitely gastropub worthy. We shared the beef fat french fries (good), homemade pretzel nubs with beer cheese sauce (great), raw oysters (great), grilled cheese (very good), pig tails (good), house made Mortadella hot dog with cabbage slaw (very good), and finished with a surprisingly good (recommended by waiter) pistachio meringue. High energy. Decided it would be great for lunch, or beer(s) and snacks, i.e. a gastrop
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, service, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    Excellent food, service, and creativity. No place like it in Philadelphia.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very good, but
    MilleVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    The food was very good, but I feel like the price for the portion sizes is too high. Also, the prices for the beer for the size are way out of scale. I asked to taste the house Victory beer and they charged $6.50 without the server mentioning the charge. That's just crazy!!! The service was not up to par either. The people at the front congregated with each other and did not even say goodnight or thank you when we left. Our server was very nice, but not very knowledgeable on the beer or food. Overall, the food was good, but pricey and the service needs some help.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing food. Some
    DennisVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    Disappointing food. Some good, some really bad and most so-so at best. Almost no wine selection. Will not return
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing experience given it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2012
    Amazing experience given it opened less than a week ago. Great vibe and energy
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ok, so why the heck is Marc
    ReidVIP
    Dined on 2/29/2012
    Ok, so why the heck is Marc Vetri slumming it with a place like this. We tried it on the 3rd night it was open and yes the service was excellent, but I don't think there was a single healthful item on the menu. Seriously, whole pig's head? The $6 terraine was, eh, ok, and my veal sandwich was quiet good at $12 and they did substitute a tasty side salad for the chips or fries. But it was way too noisy for my taste. Ok, so I'm a bit older and the place will do well with the college age+ crowd, but I think we are one and done.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My friend and I went for opening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/27/2012
    My friend and I went for opening night and enjoyed it thoroughly. We arrived a little after 9pm and there was a lot of energy filling the restaurant. We started with oysters on the half shell which were delicious and tried a little bit of everything from the rest of the menu. The dry-aged rib eye carpaccio was served with mushrooms and rosemary and very flavorful, but just a tad oily for us. My only real issue was that I couldn't try everything on the menu! We will certainly be back soon with friends to share the experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very awesome!! Great vibe!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/27/2012
    Very awesome!! Great vibe!! If you don't know, now you know!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic