Fratelli's Italian Bistro
A Real Find in the Theater DistrictVery good moderately priced Italian food in the heart of the theater district. Always have great daily specials and everything is fresh and tasty. Wait staff is very friendly and helpful. We subscribe to the ballet and it It has become our regular stop before each show.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMnice supriseStumbled upon this nice restaurant for a place to go after graduation. Service was great! The staff there was lovely and our waitress was sooo efficient and really good about multitasking by givingaus the needed service while still serving others and getting her other duties done. She was friendly and so attentive. The food was also really good and was pleasantly surprised. I tried the chicken vostaganza (don't remember the name but it was different than your typical italian food at a restaurant) and I really enjoyed it. Overall my family was very happy and left satisfied!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA real findExcellent variety; delicious food; fantastic service; reasonably priced wines; we'll be back6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendly Center City GemThe pre-fixe $25 dinner menu was exceptional. Appetizer, which server permitted a substitution, was very good. Bruschetta was an allowable substitute, spouse said calimari was very good. Green salad was sized perfectly, and the dressing was tasty. My spicy chicken pasta was indeed, spicy, and very good. Spouse had penne a la vodka, and raved about it. The portions were very hefty without being overdone. A seat near the window (weather prevented us from diing outside) with exceptional food made for a fine evening. Also to be noted was the wine list, a choice for almost everyone. Our server was excellent. The topper is that this is truly Center City dining without Center City prices. Highly recommend.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable visit.We arrived around 5:30pm for our reservation. The staff was very attentive from the greeter, server and as we were leaving most of the staff thanked us for dining at their restaurant. There were four of us and all had a great meal. Our server Tami was right on point. We explained we had just come from a wine tasting event and she did her job by asking if we wanted to continue with wine or change to cocktails. When we told her we had enough alcohol for the day, she understood and told us about the specials. We appreciated it. We asked a question about the meal. She answered it and we were fine with the answer. She came back to the table and went above and beyond with how she was going to accommodate us. We will go back to this restaurant.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMREAL Italian food.Extensive menu of great Italian dishes. The two of us shared the Bruschetta which was delicious. The side Caesar salad had plenty of flavorful dressing. The spaghetti was perfectly al dente and sauce was well seasoned. Two huge meatballs filled out the dish.
Our server was lovely, knowledgeable of the menu and wine list.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEconomic FindI found the food to be well prepared and the $25 prie fixe for dinner is certainly one of the better deals in center city.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMShould have been 1st on our list!I was out with a group of girls from work for a girls night out/ bachelorette party. After waiting over an hour and giving up at the first place we attempted to have dinner at, I went on my Open Table app and found Fratelli's Italian Bistro, I had driven by many times and it always seemed busy and thought "Italian is always good!" We were seated right away, the service was quick and friendly, the food was delicious and the prices were super reasonable for the location. I would definitely go back and recommend it to others! Fratelli's is a new addition on my short list! P.S. the muscles are a must have!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSaladI had a grilled chicken salad that was one of the best I have ever had! Excellent!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWelcome addition ot Chestnut StreetI was there for lunch with a group of five. Everything was great! Service was excellent and the food is solid and plentiful. The menu has a good range of selections and some specials. We will definitely be back. It's a nice addition to Center City choices.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond visit and will return.Second visit and will return. Good food for right price.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFRESH food served well!Not fast food but served quickly. The green salad was worth the meal! Garden fresh greens with a nice vinaigrette - simple but oh so deelish! Pasta is seldom my thing but the waiter's recommendation was well taken. FRESH pasta is so enjoyable!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat pre-theater location.Great pre-theater location. Very good food, and the staff worked with our schedule and got us well fed in the time we had.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was one of the enjoyableThis was one of the enjoyable dinners I've had in a long time.. The dinner was paced just perfect and our server Dana was wonderful.. The food was excellent and I would come again.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMnice food. attentive wait-staff.nice food. attentive wait-staff. unexpectedly quiet with very high ceilings and the look of a place which could have been really noisy. We'll be back - really convenient and want to try some of the other offerings.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMe and my friends had a greatMe and my friends had a great time at Fratelli's Italian Bistro and we would recommend it to our friends.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDeserves much credit and respectThis is one of those places that probably does not get the credit and respect it so deserves. The food is outstnding (always) and the server we had was pleasant, extremely knowledgable, and totally on top of everything. She suggested drinks to match the entrees we ordered as well as suggested which sauce to get for one of the entrees. It's nice to be waited on by someone who genuinely seems to enjoy her job and knows what she is doing. She also was serving double duty as the bartender. I suppose some "foodies" might find the menu items not "fancy" enough, but I'll take a nice hearty plate of pasta any day over a foo-foo, 3 bite entree that costs $28.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNice clean friendly place.Nice clean friendly place. High priced location leading to the food being a little pricey but we all enjoyed our dinners. No room for dessert after the meal. Went to an 8PM show and they had us out in one hour without feeling rushed. Thank you!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLaid-back and informal, butLaid-back and informal, but the food quality exceeded expectations. The filet was prepared perfectly. I often find myself sending back steak for being over or under-cooked. This medium rare was perfectly prepared, flavors were not overwhelmed, but complimented with light seasoning and crab imperial topping. Service was professional, friendly and welcoming.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely be Back!!!Had a great meal tonight at Fratellis. Started off with Calamari which was good and the Bruschetta which was absolutely amazing! We both received a nice side salad in between courses though I think it would have been good to have had the option to have the salad with the appetizers. My girlfriend had the chilli chicken pasta which she really enjoyed, though luckily she enjoys al dente. I had the salmon with mango salsa. Though the accompanying veg did not come in great quantity (no bother due to our appetizers and salad), the salmon was delicious and the mango was a great addition.
The final total was $60 which we thought was excellent for the quality of food and vibrant yet personal setting. Will 100% be back!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe new Italian Bistro isThe new Italian Bistro is a great place for a good meal at a decent price, especially after a show (as we did over the weekend). We'll be dining there again in the future.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food at a reasonableDelicious food at a reasonable price. Great stop for dinner before the theater. I will definitely eat here again!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the our first timeThis was the our first time at the new location, but we found the food selection and presentation outstanding and served promptly to make a concert schedule.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDined on a Groupon. Food wasDined on a Groupon. Food was very good but don't know that I would spend that much had I not had the groupon.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWalkable to City Hall, Pa Con CentPerfect walking distance from Pa convention center. Nice pre fixe menue, we order from that and regular. Mixed generation group of women and all were happy withier dining experience.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were a party of 9 -- 4We were a party of 9 -- 4 adults and 5 kids. We were seated right away and service was awesome. The food was even better. Dinner here really topped off our Christmas Adventure to see the sights of Philadelphia.12/7/2012 12:00:00 AMFor lunch enjoyed a meatballFor lunch enjoyed a meatball parmigiana with mozzarella cheese on an Italian roll with a side of French fries for $8.50. Both sandwich and fries were tasty and arrived hot. For an appetizer had the fried calamari for $11.50. Although the calamari also arrived hot, unfortunately it was a bit too chewy. Service by Jessica was very good.12/4/2012 12:00:00 AM