Fratelli's Italian Bistro
Fratelli's Italian Bistro

Fratelli's Italian Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fratellisib.com/
  • Phone: 2157310700
  • 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
94 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (37)good for groups (37)great for lunch (35)special occasion (22)fit for foodies (21)romantic (18)kid-friendly (16)great for outdoor dining (11)great for brunch (10)hot spot (7)notable wine list (6)late-night find (5)scenic view (5)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
  • Great Food, and Great Service!
    Diddo84
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food at Fratelli's is a bit pricey, but delicious overall. My favorite is the chili pepper chicken rigatoni. It's in a light tomato, white wine, and garlic kind of sauce with a little kick of spice from the chili pepper flakes. My fiance loves the chicken battuta and their carrot cake. We went on a Friday night. It was a little busy, but service was excellent. We were able to get a tale right by the window, which we loved (we are big people watchers). Our waitress was extremely nice and friendly! We were very happy with our overall experience and will return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TweakieVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Once again we had a wonderful lunch--the service was terrific, the place is attractive and most important, the food is good. Looking forward to a return visit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Service Not so good spaghetti
    mrshooks
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I am allergic to seafood so I ordered spaghetti. I didnt enjoy it. The othe guest ordered seafood and said it was delicious. You decide
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good location
    nannygranny
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Picked Fratelli's because of Groupon. Good service, great ambience, great location near work. Food was so-so. Portions were generous. Fish was overcooked. Grilled cheese tasted great but was on the greasy side.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Jooli
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Strange Ambience
    speedtree
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch
    FoodofileFrankVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • kna4917
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jimmy
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food...Great Service
    DocMatt
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The food was plentiful and the service was superb. Food was piping hot and tasty. Great value for the money. We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Restaurant
    roxymel11
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner and good service
    longswim
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great find
    CarolLGG
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant experience
    Facts
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good bet
    Iamataz
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good service
    Bistro
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was our second time dining at the Bistro. No complaints about the service provided but toward the end of the evening, a little furry creature poked its head out. That was very unpleasant and signifies the possibility of the cleanliness of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place to meet....
    philafoodie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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!).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Neighborhood Spot
    AdventurousDiner
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Italian!
    HawwisonVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    One of the best, and most reasonably priced Italians around.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very pleased!
    Nej2
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    good food, great services, not too crowded, and reasonably priced for the city.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner was delish @ Fratelli's
    DissapointingDishVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    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,.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gwen's Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Great food, excellent music in the background, excellent service, decent price for the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Phillyvisitor
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food is excellent. Wait staff very attentive and personable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My mom says best mothers day ever
    Table48
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Philly restaurant!
    DianeM
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Only go to Fratelli's if you're looking for good quality, perfectly seasoned food. Our party of 4 loved everything about this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay
    ElleVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Night
    DgootyVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate