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Fratelli's Italian Bistro
Fratelli's Italian Bistro

Fratelli's Italian Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fratellisib.com
  • Phone: (215) 731-0700
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Mon-Sat 11-4pm, Sun 12-3pm
    Dinner: Mon-Thurs 4pm-10pm
    Fri & Sat 4pm-11pm
    Sun 12-8pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer off site catering. Please click on the CATERING
    tab on our website www.fratellisib.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broad & Chestnut
  • Public Transit: City Hall
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Discounted Parking Available

    $10 parking for up to 10 hours:
    ( we validate your ticket)

    Holiday Inn Express
    1305 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia Pa, 19107

A word from Fratelli's Italian Bistro
Contemporary-Casual Italian Dining in an upscale setting.
We specialize in appetizers, flat breads, entree salads, pasta and fresh seafood, chicken & veal dishes.The entree price range is $14-$24.We have a full bar and an extensive wine list.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The caramelized duck is AMAZING and our waitress was funny, prompt and wonderful. My boyfriend did not really enjoy his veal parmigiana, saying it was overbreaded and the meat was dry, but I absolutely loved my entree [the duck]. It was so good I almost cried. The bread did come out cold, as did the butter, and I really prefer it warm, but otherwise I was very happy with the experience. The restaurant is decorated simply but nicely."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food was pretty good and with a Groupon it was a great deal. The downside was that they were playing Nirvana, sublime and other similar 90s band which did not at all fit the ambience. I am a fan if those bands but not really in this setting. Also, for an Italian place the wine selection was sparse and there were no draft beers. Overall a good deal with Groupon but I would be hesitant to pay fill price with so many other options on the city."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My experience was much better than expected. My roommate did not give a very good review of the restaurant, but I decided to still go because they had a wonderful Groupon deal online. I took my family that was visiting from out of town and the waiter that we had was great - he liked us so much we got a surprise meal for free! The food wasn't the best Italian I've ever had, but still delicious and worth eating again. The prices weren't crazy outrageous and the food portions were quite large!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Stopped in for lunch at this mid town spot. We gave our drink and food order to Casey since we decided on everything before she came to the table for the first time. The first part of my meal and Mil's main course came out before Casey brought our drinks to the table. When we asked about our drinks they were "forgotten," The drinks eventually showed up as did my main course. The food was as expected, however, our server never checked back with us before we had finished our food. Service needs improvement. We almost always tip at 20% or above! but this time service did not merit that level of gratuity."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was delicious and our server, Michael, could not have been more delightful and helpful. However, the decor is not very attractive or inviting."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The food was plentiful and the service was superb. Food was piping hot and tasty. Great value for the money. We will be back!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I found out about this restaurant through Groupon. The food was very good and I liked the service. It was a little cramped, but overall a nice meal and atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "2 business associates and I ate at Fratelli's on a Friday night. I had the lasagna. It was very good. One of my colleagues had the herb crusted fish and thought is was very good. My other colleague had a dinner special that was several types of seafood in fettuccine. He was very happy with that meal. The service was very good. Our waiter was knowledgable of the menu, was pleasant and attentive. Prices were moderate. I would say you are getting a good value for the quality of the food, level of service and pleasant ambiance. Would eat here again."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great spot near downtown hotels. Able to get a good meal in a nice atmosphere without paying a fortune. Our waiter was attentive without being overbearing."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Went to Fratelli's before a show at the Academy. They were very good at getting us served in time to get to the show. The food was very good."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had dinner on a Sunday before a show. There were two of us and we were there at the same time as a 50 person group. We all were taken care of in a timely manner. We enjoyed the meal. I especially enjoyed the Venetion Onion soup."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I am never disappointed when I visit Fratelli's. Their wait staff, bar tenders and even the people cleaning the table are professional without being snooty about it. The food is wonderful and adds even more to the experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I love Italian food, but the quality was just ok. I went with one of my foodie friends, who was hesitant because they only had 3.5 stars on Yelp, but since they had 4 on Opentable, we went. Lots of great menu options, and probably have much better seafood and meat than their sauces and pasta dishes. I don't think I'd go back. Our server was really nice, though!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • " Although the food was excellent, what is most important to me personally is the service one recieves. The server was personable without being intrusive, answered all questions graciously and was informative. He made the special evening ( a friends birthday) a true delight!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We have been using Fratelli's as a great place to meet friends. Their prices are reasonable and the location can't be beat. We've always been pleased by the food and service (never any surprises!)."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Pick this restaurant from other reviews on Open Table Website. Well bad choice on my decision. The black waitress we had was not friendly and did not tell us about the evening specials as the young male waiter told the table next to us. Wife order the fish which was ok. I had the veal parmesan. Who could mess up veal parmesan . Well the veal tasted like cardboard. The waitress came to us within one minute of the meal being delivered. Didn't even have a chance to taste it to see if it was ok. We said it was ok. Then she was gone and never came back. When she finally came back to ask about dessert, she saw I barely touched my veal parmesan. She didn't even ask me if it was ok. We will never go back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "One of the best, and most reasonably priced Italians around."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "good food, great services, not too crowded, and reasonably priced for the city."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "It has improved, much better now than a year ago. Also, dinner was delightful, no screaming kids like the last time I was there. Waiter quite helpful, can get a smaller portion if you do not want the large entrée which is enough for 2 people or you leave w/a meal for the next day Restaurant 6 blocks from my apt, so will be back again over the summer,."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "I had to tilapia, zucchini, chicken vegetable soup in tomato broth, mixed field greens with balsamic vinaigrette, and the itilian sausage stuffed mushrooms. Everything was excellent!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Met my husband here for dinner before a show. Food was terrific and very fresh. Service was average...not much personality, she was just going through the motions. I tried to engage her in being a little friendlier but she wasn't interested in anything more than serving. I'd go back again."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Great food, excellent music in the background, excellent service, decent price for the area."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The food is excellent. Wait staff very attentive and personable. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This place has the best italian food that I have had. I love the food and the service!! A must go and eat at the place!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "The place was wonderful service was great she was full of energy made sure our orders where fine suggested great dishes and knew the menu with even looking could tell us. food was lovely every dish was made with love and the food was filling but you were not stuffed food was fresh and you did not have to wait long for food."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Only go to Fratelli's if you're looking for good quality, perfectly seasoned food. Our party of 4 loved everything about this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Very friendly. We were a group of nine which I don't think they typically take reservations for larger than 8, but they accommodated us. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Service was attentive all night until it came time to get the check, but I think he was sensitive to not wanting to rush us. Loved the cannoli. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We ate at this restaurant after reading reviews online. Restaurant is definetely casual, but food was nice and filled us up. Thank you for accomodating our group and making us feel welcome."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "With all the good places to eat in Philadelphia, I wouldn't put this one anywhere near the top of my list, or even on the list. However, if you need a place to eat that's downtown, this will do. It's not fancy or good, but it's clean and the food isn't the worst. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Fratelli's. The food was outstanding, fresh, and reasonably priced. Everything from the appitizer, to the salad to the entree to the dessert was delish. Our server was professional and friendly. The ambiance was warm, the restaurant had a trendy feel. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and would certainly return."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Nice surroundings and a very convenient location. Appetizers particularly the flatbreads very good."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I have been here twice and find the food to be above average. Nothing really memorable other than cold bread and hard butter."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Excellent food and environment! I've been to Fratelli's twice. The only complaint I have is that it is slow moving. We had an appetizer, salads and dinner for two and it took almost 2 hours (both times). The wait between the appetizer and salad was the longest. Perhaps more kitchen help is needed otherwise I definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "One of best crab cakes I've ever had. Bliss potatoes were great too. Nice atmosphere, the pictures on Google do not do it justice. Waitresses were a bit rushed, but we came at prime dinner time and were quickly seated. Casually romantic, not super fancy but good for date night. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "A good meal and an excellent value. Good Tuscan bread, Pasta Primavera extremely well executed, complementary salad is tasty, Lasagne good but needed more warming. Server was friendly and efficient. Nice glass of wine."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Terrific experience at Fratelli's. The food was outstanding and the service was good. Fun atmosphere, energetic yet we could actually hear ourselves talk. Good place to go if you're in town for anything on the Avenue for the Arts. Great Caesar salad if that is a favorite for you."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My girlfriend found this restaurant on Groupon. The food was really good. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Good food, good service and overall really nice place. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This was some of the most delicious food I've had in a long time. The portions were perfect, the presentation wonderful and the taste to die for. Our server was charming and only appeared magically when we needed him. We sat by the big window on Chestnut street and watched the world go by. Wonderful restaurant. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I have heard so much about this restaurant and how amazing the food is. Well let me tell you the food is awesome and the service is awesome also. I will be visiting more to try some new stuff.. The Crab cakes are amazing!!! The prices are reasonable and the give you alot of food to eat."
    Dined on 4/9/2014