Good Choice By The RiverIf you're looking for a good Italian restaurant to try near the Delaware River in Philly, I suggest you check out Bistro Romano. We've eaten there twice, and we were very pleased both times, particularly with the attentive service and the nice atmosphere downstairs.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food at a reasonable priceI liked the ambience and feel of the restaurant the minute I walked through the door. The Caesar salad was made at our table and was delicious. Our main entrees were very good and plentiful. The side dishes were fresh broccoli rabe and wedge potatoes that were served hot and cooked to perfection!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceA wonderful experience. From the professional service to the rustic but romantic atmosphere it set the tone for a great meal.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good andThe food was very good and nicely presented. The service was excellent -- from the first moment we walked in to the time we walked out. Everyone was friendly and very helpful and accomodating.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Caesar salad is as good as advertised!! Lobster ravioli was to die for, very good!! Just a terrific Italian restaurant with great service!!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMJust north of the popularJust north of the popular South Street area. Service was attentive and accommodating. Had stuffed mushrooms, pork chop with sides of tortellini and potatoes, profiteroles for dessert. Sommelier did an excellent job of helping us select a bottle of wine to match three different dinners. Pricing, from my perspective quite reasonable. Business dinner, but would be perfect for a birthday or anniversary.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful atmosphere and foodThis was our first time coming here and it sure won’t be the last time. We wanted to try someplace with ambience for our 4th Wedding Anniversary. The bar offered a laid-back vibe and the bartender conversed about wine with us. The “wine cellar” atmosphere of candlelight tables and stone walls was perfect. Our server Jenny was wonderful; not rushing us and checking on us often. Bruchetta and the Stuffed Pork chops were amazing. We had delicious food and have to remember next time to save room for dessert! The Manager Anthony checked on us a few times as well and also offered us a dessert martini which was a nice touch to the end of our wonderful meal. We will definitely be coming back soon with friends.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMNever lets me downWe've been coming here for 12 years and every experience is just as good as the last.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMRomanticThe Bistro offers a very romantic atmosphere where we were able to celebrate a birthday and also this was the first restaurant we dined at when we first met. The service is wonderful. They do not rush you but offer just the right amount of service to please the customer. The food was amazing. We both took time to savor the wonderful food. She had the grouper and I had a delicious veal.
I would highly recommend the bistro Romanao for a very special evening.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMClassicYou can never go wrong here. The tableside caesar salad is fantastic.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI have gone to Bistro RomanoI have gone to Bistro Romano for years. The dining room is cozy, the table-side Caesar salad is delicious, and the staff is always exceptionally friendly. I personally didn't care for my mahi mahi special, but I have had so many other good meals in the past, I would certainly return and simply choose a different entree.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFab food & great service....We've been going to Bistro Romano for years. The food is consistently good, and their special deals (i.e. for birthdays, restaurant week, group specials, etc) always get us to come back......again and again! We brought friends this time who had never been there before, and they are foodies and loved it!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat diningI have been to Bistro before and the experience is excellent. The creativity with the Italian dishes is exceptional.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a reliable choiceAnother great dinner at Bistro Romano. We go on special occasions mostly and love the table side ceasar salad. The decor downstairs could use some updating (lose the fake vines), Great dessert, especially the profiteroles. Black lobster ravioli and stuffed pork chop special were both delicious.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingI have absolutely nothing negative to say about this restaurant. The service, food and wine were excellent. I can hardly wait to go back. Thank you Anthony and the entire team for making the evening so memorable. You went above and beyond!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great time!Great food, great service, and the Ceasar Salad is of course out of this world! Looking forward to our next visit already!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBest of PhillyI have been going to Bistro Romano for over 10 yrs and have never had a bad meal! Great service and outstanding menu. Found it from the Entertainment Book promotion and drive and hour plus to visit at least twice a year.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat choice!We went to Philly to see a show to celebrate my Dad's 80th Birthday. We were a group of 9.
Picked this restaurant based on reviews on Trip Advisor.
We were not disappointed!
Great ambience. I can't remember ever being to a restaurant that used/lit real candlesticks on the table. Was a nice touch.
Food was excellent. Service was excellent.
Caesar salad made at your table was delicious.
Conveniently located - we parked at Penns Landing. Short walk to the restaurant.
Will definitely recommend to others and hope to return soon.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing AmbianceI had heard this was considered one of the ten most romantic restaurants....so on a recent trip to Phila, I suggested meeting friends from the area. They were familiar and had been there many times. The place is beautiful....cozy, intimate, great lighting. I ordered a mahi mahi special....truthfully it was a little disappointing. But the three others who I dined with, loved their entrees. The salmon was great and so was the duck. I would recommend this restaurant and would dine there again.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect choice for romantic diningSelected this place online for our 15th anniversary dinner, and it was an extradinary choice. Our food and service were top-notch and we were charmed by the cozy atmosphere. Wish we were locals so we could return again and again.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciosI found this restaurant in the Travel Channels Top 10 restaurants in Philly list. The restaurant is gorgeous and the food was amazing. All four of us in our group lloved our meals. The Tiramisu was to die for!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of a kind!This is absolutely the best restaurant, not only in Philadelphia, but the world. I have traveled to many countries around the world and I have yet to find a place with the same level of atmosphere and ambience as that of the Bistro Romano. This restaurant is truly a gem!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceI read all the reviews and went there for a special ocassion.Everything was great and I would come back anytime.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways ExceptionalYou simply can't go wrong here. The food, wine and atmosphere are wonderful.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Italian Food!Our party of 7 had a great time on Mother's Day. Mom and the rest of us were very happy with the meal, service and atmosphere.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA GREAT EVENING FOR MOMthe restaurant was everything I had hope for. the food was excellent and the waiter was friendly and did a great job. Bistro Romano
is a gem of a restaurant and I recommend you go there.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Memorable Mother's DayAlong with the magnificent weather, our experience at Bistro Romano helped make this morher's day magical.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day TreatThis was my 3rd visit to Bistro Romano and I have never been there on such a crowded time of day and our seat felt a little constricting because of it mostly because the people at the table next to us were a little noisy. Our meal was pretty good although I was very disappointed that they were out of the Mahi Mahi special that I ordered.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Return to an Old FriendWe used to dine at Bistro Romano almost weekly. We noticed a drop in food quality, sometimes served luke warm, then, a menu shift that was bland. We offered constructive criticism, but changes were slow in coming. We stopped dining there for about a year or more, even though the manager, Alex, was always great to visit with, and service was always quite good. This past week we returned for Mother's Day to give it a try, visit with Alex, and have their "area's best" Caesar Salad. To our pleasant surprise, the food was great, served hot, and the menu improved. We will return far more often than in the recent past. It was great to be back!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favoritesWe go to Bistro Romano a few times a year. The food is always delicious and the service is great. Make a reservation as it always fills up on the weekends. It is a bit dark once seated and we had to hold the menu close to the candle to read it. Otherwise it is always a pleasure and I would recommend it.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulOur reservation was "on time." Our waiter was an experienced pro, IMO. The food was Italian. Our waiter noticed that we were celebrating a birthday of my brother ( cards on the table). So when he brought the second glass of wine he said to him, "Happy birthday, this glass is complimentary."5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMlove this placeCome here once or twice a year, but I must say this was without a doubt the best meal I've had their. It was outstanding. The service was great, our waiter was friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the specials and the entire menu. Can't wait to go back5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experience!Excellent food & excellent service made for an excellent experience!! I would definitely recommend a friend and return in the future!!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic foodThe food was very good and the menu selections made it difficult to choose. Our server was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The ambience is very nice but it was a bit dark for some in our party to read the menu. The location was good for attending the theater at Society Hill Playhouse.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMALWAYS the Best!Never had a bad meal at this wonderful restaurant! The atmosphere is so inviting, warm, friendly -- always made to feel like "family" ! I just wish it were open for lunch!!!! The food is absolutely delicious! And, Michael's wine tasting events are the best!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMfood was abundant and delicious sefood was abundant and delicious
service was very good4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAll around great experience.All around great experience. Consistently works well4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, excellent service.Great food, excellent service. The dining room downstairs is a bit like a cave- really dark. I personally like a lot of light.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMonly observation is that theonly observation is that the menu has less entree selections than in the past.
but the food, service and atmosphere are as perfect as always.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had great food, great service,We had great food, great service, a wonderful time there!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMVery friendly and welcomingVery friendly and welcoming staff. The food was wonderful. I had a lamb ragout served over noodles that was outstanding. My friend and I sat and talked for hours and we never felt rushed. I'm going to bring my husband there. I was very impressed. Of course, you can't beat the area, very charming and safe at all hours.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMVery attentive service andVery attentive service and good food in a cozy setting in Society Hill. Can be noiy upstairs where the bar is but quieter and more intimate downstairs. A very nice evening.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Bistro Romano forWe went to Bistro Romano for my birthday and it was spectacular! The service was spectacular and we did not want for anything. There was always someone right there anticipating our every need. The food was amazing and cooked to perfection. Dessert was great! I had the best cannoli in my life...amazing. We are coming back on Mother's Day to share our find with our mothers. Excellent!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent place to eat.As always the food and the service go beyond our expectations. Great place to eat in Philadelphia.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMTotally enjoyed the food.Totally enjoyed the food. Table was a little cramped due to my seat near a support pole. Service was very good, staff worked together well.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat nontrendy placeI have been here at least 6 times before and find it to be a very nice place for dining.It is a throw back restaurant that has some traditional items, such as half of a roasted duck and Cesar salad made at the tableside. The decor is old fashioned with cozy booths downstairs which make for a more private intimate experience. The cocktails are made with care and are not skimpy. The wine list is world class. This time my scallop appetizer for almost $14 was too small for the price. The mahi specials we ordered were overcooked but I was very impressed with the way our servers handled things. We ordered the grouper and tuna which were both perfectly done, delicious, and a very nice portion. They gave us a complimentary round of drinks.Great!!!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMHad no issues making a reservationHad no issues making a reservation and was seated immediately when I arrived. The service was attentive, pleasant, and thorough. The food was delicious and pasta night was a great deal. I would recommend this restaurant to others and will be returning. Thank you!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dinner. Best ever.Wonderful dinner. Best ever. Highly recommend this place for food service and ambience.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful night! I took myWonderful night! I took my boyfriend here for a great, authentic Italian meal for our anniversary. Everything was absolutely delicious, and we even got a complimentary bottle of wine for filling out a comment card, and notifying them of our anniversary.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AM0ne of the best romantic placesAwesome restaurant, very romantic, perfect place to celebrate a special occasion for 24/14/2013 12:00:00 AM