Fratelli's Italian Bistro
Fratelli's Italian Bistro

Fratelli's Italian Bistro

  • 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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Fratelli's Italian Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
105 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (44)neighborhood gem (34)special occasion (30)great for lunch (23)fit for foodies (22)romantic (16)kid-friendly (12)notable wine list (10)hot spot (8)great for outdoor dining (8)late-night find (8)great for brunch (5)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • not so impressive
    lolapurpleVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    My guest and I were the only one at the restaurant so the service was extremely good! The food was very normal. I can get better quality food at other restaurant in Philadelphia any time. The food portion is very small especially my veal scampi was a kiddie size for a $27 dish compare to Pietro's a few blocks away.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food at a Reasonable Price
    BobR
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We had theater tickets. I told our server that we needed to get out at a certain time and she did an excellent job of making sure that we did. The food was good and the prices were reasonable. We certainly would consider going back again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Staff is wonderful and very welcoming. Great atmosphere and very romantic for my husband and I to have a nice dinner for our anniversary. Great location! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable
    RailroadLarry
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    This is a convenient location for Kimmell Center events, and the food is good, if not great, and the service is likewise. The prices are reasonable, so the value is fine. It has been consistent for our visits, coming usually about four months apart.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good experience
    Judyr
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    This was our first visit to this restaurant since the move from Broad Street, which we had always enjoyed-I had heard from someone who had visited previously that the restaurant might be noisy so I requested a quiet table, a request which was honored. Everyone enjoyed their meal, two had duck, one had veal and the fourth had a pasta dish- the included salad was greatly appreciated and the desserts were all excellent-prices are moderate for center city and we would happily return
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent .....as usual
    EasyEd
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia. It is reasonably priced and the food is always very good and the service is excellent.. It is a good restaurant for lunch and dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Service was good but food was overpriced and terrible-do not recommend.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ok for quick bite
    BRohrVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I picked this place because it was close tony hotel and app said it was booked solid 25 minutes after my time chosen. I figured that made it a popular place. It never filled up while I wa there. Food was good but not great. Nothing to really complain or rave about. Good for quick bite to eat but less than robust menu.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice surprise!
    Jackiekg
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Service was excellent, food very good. Nice menu. Desserts were very large. Order one for 3 ppl.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great service along with a good meal. Will go there again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find In Philly
    mpm6VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Was on a Business trip to Philly and looking for a Good Itialian Restaurant near my Hotel... Read the reviews and they All were Positive on Fratelli, and it was Better than the reviews... ! Excellent Itilian Restaurant, resonable prices, with Great Food & Service ! Can't wait for my next trip there !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • njgirl52
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went to Fratelli's this past Sat. Originally our reservation was for 3 people. I called on Saturday & increased it to 4. They said no problem. Then we ran into another individual who we invited to join us. I called Fratelli's at the last minute & asked if we could increase it to 5. They were so nice about it. Due to some health issues, I have been forced to use a cane recently & I walk very slowly. I miscalculated how long it would take us to get to the restaurant. We were about 15 minutes late. It was my birthday & I had family visiting from out of town. We had a wonderful meal. . Everyone was pleased with the food & the wonderful, attentive (but not overbearing) waitress. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Date
    Datespot2
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The restaurant had great food, was very romantic and not too pricey. Bruschetta was delicious as well as their lobster ravioli. Great place for a Saturday night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rpnjr
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    First time visit for my wife and myself. We enjoyed ourselves very much. The food was really good our server was outstanding and very knowledgable about menu and her recommendations were spot on. Happy to recommend and my wife and I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Papabili
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    A group of us went there before a show. The waitress was attentive & made sure the food was served so that we got out in time for our show. The food was very good and in sufficient quantity. No complaints here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    goodfood
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I love this restaurant the food is always great along with the service. This was the first time my nephew ate at the restaurant. He love it so much that he order a second dinner to take home with him!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hard bread
    Carbloader
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Bread was so hard. Pasta had big proportions, but wasn't anything spectacular. Beer list was sad.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Spaghetti Ever!
    HungryInAustin
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Thank goodness we made a reservation in advance! Fratelli's was packed with Rock N Roll 1/2 Marathon Runners seeking pasta to carb load the night before the race! Food and service was excellent. Thanks for a great dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One Word: Outstanding!
    runderella
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We booked this place on a whim as I needed a place to carb-load before running Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia. The place is nice and cozy(I felt under-dressed) but it was fine. I ordered the shrimp parmigiana and it was delicious! The sauce was the best sauce I've ever tasted. My friends ordered from the prix fixe restaurant week menu and completely cleared our plates. Tiramisu and Creme Brûlée for dessert, which we loved. Our server, Dawn, was pleasant and funny and very attentive. I can not stop telling my friends and family about my experience here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    PNKJN
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Had the veal , my son the chicken....kind of tasted the same....ok, but not on par with other Italian restaurants I have tried.
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  • Another Great Meal
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Fratelli's was great again..have yet to be disappointed in the service or the food. The Diver Scallops are delicious. Don't miss out if you haven't tried the food here, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot before the theater
    Dolly
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We brought a small group of six to Fratelli's and were very pleased. The price fix menu was available and a great value for delicious food. The crabcake appetizer was substantial and creamy. The duck was beautifully done and the salmon dish got a great review. There is a nice choice of bottled wines and we thought the restaurant was priced reasonably for center city with a lot of menu choices. Combined with the groupon, it made the night more reasonable, especially since we were treating our children! We enjoyed the sleek and attractive decor and our server from Shippensburg (yea!) was so nice and very efficient. I would definitely recommend Fratelli's, especially for those who enjoy a primarily Italian/Continental menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fratelli's fine italian food
    DissapointingDishVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Been here many times service good helpful..can get "small" plates Moderate priced for a "neighborhood" even though center city. .. this place is good if are you are in town w/kids family nice to eat here
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but nothing memorable
    Caroline
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My boyfriend and i went and tried their pre-fix 3 course meal. The calamari was way too chewy but the crab cake was great. The pasta was fine. It was good but not outstanding. Not worth the price without the 3course price. Entrees alone are around $20 but a 3 course meal is $25. Our server was so attentive and a complete sweetheart. The wine was great and the restaurant atmosphere is really cozy and romantic. We will probably be back, but we weren't blown away by the food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Oliver
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food, service, and atmosphere were all very good. Good selection on the menu and the portions were large.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good eates
    Nemrac766VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    had a wonderful meal last saturday night chcken parm dry was ferfect just the way I liked it the angel hair pasta cooked just right the sauce on the side the bread fresh and good like the two choices
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An enjoyable meal
    Kate
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Italian dishes we had were delicious as well as the seafood. We had a view of the street and there was a nice distance between tables. Waitress service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    Moz5019VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I never leave there hungry! Portions are large and service is great. I would definitely
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfectly Pleasant
    happydiner
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The restaurant was very welcoming. They were very good at honoring our Open Table request to be seated at a booth. The food was very enjoyable. I thought the prices were very reasonable and I appreciated that even the specials were fairly priced. The fish options were great. They offer it grilled with your choice of many different toppings/sauces. The herb marinade was delicious!! Our server was lovely and just attentive enough.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    Jjgarz
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was the issue. The diver scallops were supposed to be in a garlic and lemon sauce and they had no flavor at all. The lobster sauce on my salmon was bland and had an odd orange color. The salad was good but nothing special.
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  • njwandererVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Fratelli's is a great spot for an early dinner after a theater matinees. The food is very good and the service is efficient and friendly. We will definitely dine there again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were a group of four for dinner. The menu is not extensive but offers lots of choices. What really stood out was the wonderful service we received although the courses do come out quickly. We are going back if a few weeks.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food, reasonable price
    JSKfood
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Went there for dinner mid-week. Restaurant was very active but service was great and food was wonderful. Took advantage of the fixed price meal for some of us, which is a good value. Good kids menu as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fun downtown bistro
    AliceNoVaVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Our first visit here -- for lunch on a Monday so it was fairly quiet. Food and service were very good. Great view of Chestnut street with the large front windows. Although there is outdoor seating, with the high volume street traffic, this was really an option for us. Keep in mind it is a Bistro, so more casual an atmosphere. Fun downtown place, especially for small groups. We had a groupon coupon which made it a great bargain.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great choice
    helzVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Couldn't have asked for a better meal! Many choices from 3-course fixed priced dinner and a lot of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    AnnieM
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I love the bruschetta here! The waitress was really nice too, I have been here twice and had a great dining experience both times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still craving the pasta
    Kris
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I took my son and his girlfriend to dinner last Saturday, enjoyed the food and the service so much! The "gnocci" was fabulous, ate the leftovers for breakfast the next day, I was craving it so badly. We will definitely be back, "more sooner than later" said my happy couple guests.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service by Justin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had a very good waiter. The food was pretty good. Kid friendly and convenient.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining is fun
    Diningisfun
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It was up to me to choose a restaurant before going to a concert. I spent a long time on Open Table reading reviews. I finally chose Fratelli's. It was a great pick. We went with the 3 course price fix menu. Everything was delicious and each course was perfectly timed. Our server was delightful. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 66 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 239 reviews are from the Fratelli's Italian Bistro reviews archive.
  • Great food!
    MusicGirl08
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My friend and I had lunch at Fratelli's Italian Bistro and both of us enjoyed our meals very much. The food came fast and was cooked to perfection. I highly recommend this restaurant if you love good Italian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet