DeliciosI 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 AMNice waiters and waitresses.Nice waiters and waitresses. Good quality food. Beautiful society hill restaurant. Loved the ambiance of the place. They were nice people and they were good with moving reservation time up n having proper preparations Ready. Took my girlfriend out for her birthday and she enjoyed it.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis has become our favoriteThis has become our favorite restaurant in the city. When deciding where to go for our birthdays, I thought to try a new place, but went to Bistro Romano because you can't go wrong. Our server Jen was terrific. She remembered us from our last visit. It was like running into an old friend.
The food, The service, the ambiance was all 5 star.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went along because we receivedWe went along because we received a coupon when we arrived in the neighborhood. We did not have any expectations as we had not heard about the restaurant before but we were very pleasantly surprised. We enjoyed a very pleasant evening with tasty, though not fussy, food.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI thought that we were goingI thought that we were going to just an Italian restaurant, but the service, ambience,and especially the menu makes this restaurant so much more. We had great service, a cute table tucked in a corner, and I loved the duck! Very good wine menu as well. Go for a good time.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time with my girlfriendHad a great time with my girlfriend for her birthday. Highly recommend for special occasions. The ambiance and service was stellar.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI found it to be very niceI found it to be very nice and relaxing,I was with a friend so I could have used a brighter light to see my food with. All the staff was warm and friendly,and the food was very good. I would go there again and recommend it to my friends which I did.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMServer was so thorough andServer was so thorough and accurate, and the food all the best.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday DinnerReally awesome ceaser salad! The service was great! We loved all our meals4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe homemade ravioli withThe homemade ravioli with mushrooms and pancetta was excellent.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMCame here with a group ofCame here with a group of friends after having been to a business event there a few weeks ago. Our table was waiting upon arrival in spite of a busy night and we were seated promptly. Everything from the cocktails and wine to the appetizers, Caesar salad, entrees and dessert were very well prepared and enjoyable. Great service from the entire wait staff. Best of all, we never felt pressured to hurry up or leave, which was a good thing because we were all enjoying our evening out and were in the restaurant close to four hours.
Highly recommend Bistro Romano and would go back again without hesitation. Just remember that it is in the Society Hill section of the city, so plan for parking and walking if you drive.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA+ food and service!We went to Bistro Romano for a late lunch/early dinner on Easter Sunday, although we were actually celebrating our daughter's 30th birthday. Our party of five all ordered off the special holiday menu which included four courses. The food was delicious and the servers, including the young men who constantly refilled our water glasses were exceptionally nice and polite making our dining experience extra special. We will definitely return to this restaurant in the future.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMreally enjoyed the springreally enjoyed the spring special menu, keep the specials coming!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA sure thingFabulous as usual! Our third visit did not disappoint. Ate in the bar, love to hear the piano. Tried the tillapia stuffed with crab special. Amazing! Loved it - wish they'd make it a regular menu item. Had a lemon, Pino Grigio sauce which was light but not overly sharp. My husband got the pasta side option, and thought it was a perfect compliment. I went for the veggies which was an arrangement of baby kale, tomato, and potato wedges. The kale was so good it's haunting me! If you've never had it, this would have totally converted you. Finished the meal with the tiramisu - best I've had. I don't care for it elsewhere, but always want more when we get it at the Bistro. We will be back - our current fav hands down.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite Place for DinnerThis is our favorite place to go for dinner. We actually brought friends on this trip to share our find.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a great experienceIt was a great experience , food and atmosphere were wonderful .One note , however .. No valet parking , try to park on the street as the private parking down the street was $ 25.003/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place with myI love this place with my everything.... always have and always will....3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to the Lobster Fest itWent to the Lobster Fest it was outstanding! This has quickly become our circle of friends fav spot!!!!!!!!!!!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMNice and relaxing atmosphere,Nice and relaxing atmosphere, paced very well and food was very good. Perfect for any occasion. Love the bar!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend and I arrived earlyMy friend and I arrived early and while waiting for the other couple to arrive we had a cocktail at the bar. To start with, probably the best drink I have ever had!!! The bartender was fun, funny, skilled, attentive and interesting. What a find!!! After such a great start to the evening, it just got better and better with the food. YUM. The veal topped with mushrooms, cheese, etc. came as a very generous portion (the leftovers were great for breakfast!!). Definitely my new favorite restaurant.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThank you Bistro Romano!Bistro Romano always has great food at reasonable prices. The daily specials created by the chef are always changing and delicious. Bistro Romano is my favorite restaurant in the city hands down. Anytime I go to the theater, I stop by Bistro Romano afterwards for a delicious meal.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time eating up nearFirst time eating up near the bar. Thought it was going to be loud and crowded, but was very pleasant. The piano music was a nice touch. There was even enough room for the table side ceasar salad.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMbest meal ever - beautiful settingBeautiful old refurbished building with amazing food and extremely attentive staff. Got there 15 minutes late for a Saturday evening reservation, yet got seated right away. The food is pricy but worth it. My husband had surf and turf - the filet was cooked perfectly, which is tough to do with such a thick cut and he likes it med. rare, and I had the stuffed pork chop, which was very tasty and generous. The table prepared Ceasar salad was delicious, as was the diver scallop appetizer. We split a cannoli and it was all we could do not to lick the plate. Had plenty of leftovers. Sat downstairs and could hear the piano well. The staff from the host to the maître d all waited on us. Best meal I ever had!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM