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Homemade Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.homemadeinnarberth.com
  • Phone: (484) 270-8328
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: David Maguire
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Haverford Avenue
  • Public Transit: Narberth Train Station
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available behind our restaurant in our private parking lot.
A word from Homemade
Homemade’s goal is for everyone to feel as if they are joining their family for a great meal. We will passionately prepare family recipes made with the freshest ingredients. Mussels, Ziti & Asparagus, Chicken Cutlets and Veal Marsala are just a few of the specialties offered at Homemade. Bring your own bottle and join us for some conversation, laughter and great food!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "The food at Homemade is outstanding! This little neighborhood restaurant is a true gem whether it is lunch or dinner, the food is consistently great! The wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable and eager to please."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was excellent, as was the service. Being served out at a very nice pace was a true dining pleasure; Not to fast or too slow, just right! Being BYOB was an added bonus!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "good find for dinner. byo. great food and fun outdoor dining. nothing pretentious, just good Italian fare, fish was well prepared, pasta very good, artichoke well grilled and simple and delicious. only Italian place with homemade kamish bread for desert."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Homemade has become our "go to" neighborhood restaurant. The food is simple but fresh and the service is warm and friendly. The grilled artichoke is a must!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Small, quaint, great food and very good service! Intimate seating."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Very nice, comfortable. A little pricey but the food and service were quite good. The outside of the place looks like a sub shop, so it was surprising to come inside and have a different feel."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "No matter how many times we go to Homeade, the food continues to impress. Consistently good and fresh, it's one of our favorites. We always feel very comfortable there"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Beth and Lou along with their staff make every meal a great one. They not only have delicious food, they make you feel at home each and every time you eat at their restaurant! Love this time of year, as its so enjoyable to eat and relax outside!!!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "It was my our anniversary this past weekend and we wanted to try something new other than our normal go to spots. Found HOMEMADE and made reservations. When the GPS said we had arrived there was a parking spot right in front and my wife said is this the place? I told her that I thought so even thought it look like we just pulled up to a deli that was still open. We don't need valet to celebrate a special occasion but we were both skeptical but also very adventurous. With that we said let's check it out. As soon as we got out of the car we knew we made the right call. The aromas from the restaurant were overwhelming. We were able to sit outside and enjoy a fantastic meal. If you don't need 5 star service you will love this place."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Fabulous fresh food and the menu constantly changes. Mussels are outstanding!!!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Been wanting to go here for the past year but like most folks we have our favorites and you get into a grove. Finley broke the chain and went to Homemade this past Tuesday. Was one of the few days this year that the weather was nice so we sat outside. Server was very friendly, explained the specials and the menu with detail that made your mouth water. Had the mussels in a medium hot red sauce, was perfect. Once can tell if muscles are made right by how quickly the bread disappears lol. Main course was the eggplant parm. Was sliced vertically and lightly breaded to perfection. I'm already thinking of having this again. Very reasonable for a BYOB on the Main Line. Am most definitely going back....was great!!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "One thing we miss about the east coast is good family Italian food, so Homemade was perfect. Great food, homemade, and truly the definition of a "neighborhood gem." So much so that everyone seemed to know we were from out-of-town. They asked how we found them and then welcomed us like family."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Servers were great. Sent these folks a lot of customers. Salads were god but too small for the price. The portions of pasta given to us was ridiculously small. It's pasta costs nothing. Surprising. Would think twice about going back. Noise level is high."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Fabulous food - great selection and warm, welcoming staff"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food was good. Not very authentic Italian style food. Appetizer of grilled artichoke was packaged roman artichokes with jarred roasted pepper strips. Over seasoned with garlic powder "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "So glad Homemade opened. Easy, neighborhood night out after a long day! Food is great, very relaxing and perfect spot when you don't want to cook or eat take out... Again. Actually, it is our takeout !!! (: "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Comfortable local place to eat and relax. Friendly wait staff. Good prices. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I have been there before and loved their Homade Tuscan chicken. This time the chicken was very dry and the taste was not good. I was very disappointed. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Homemade is a small, neighborhood BYOB which serves good homemade Italian food. Nothing fancy, but freshly prepared ingredients done well. The seating is tight, but we were fortunate to get a table by the window, and it was easy to carry on a conversation. The service was very good. Hope to try it again in warmer weather and we can sit outdoors."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The only problem here is that the food is sooo good that I always eat too much...but it's worth it! Friendly service, delicious food & convenient parking! A winner!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Amazing food. Fabulous service. The red sauce on the mussels was the best I've ever had. Every dish my family has had at Homemade has been wonderful."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Food was good. I had mussels/red sauce which were plentiful but on the small side and the red sauce was a little sweet for my taste (like a chunky bottled Prego) but it was good. I had the shrimp starter - really delicious and the sauce was perfect for dipping the bread. My husband had the chicken marsala. He enjoyed it, but it looked like what I make at home. Like just a little boring. The restaurant is very small. There is nowhere to wait for a table. You'd have to wait outside. Definitely make a reservation. There is parking behind the restaurant which we didn't know until after we parked a few blocks away. I will definitely go back. There aren't a lot of choices on the main line and sometimes I don't want to go into town."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Food was notable. The red sauce was amazing . We went with a party of 6 and everyone ordered different items and we all thought it was excellent. WILL BE GOING THERE AGAIN!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food at Homemade is consistently delicious! We dine here frequently and the food is always great and the quality is top notch. We are delighted to have a neighborhood BYOB to enjoy a casual dinner any night we aren't cooking at home. Beth, the owner, is lovely. Homemade is like dining in her home!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We were greeted and seated right away after entering the small cafe style restaurant. The menus has a lot of basic Italian dishes. I ordered the egg plan parm and my friend ordered the chicken parm with a side of spaghetti. The "gravy" was delicious and with a sweet fresh tomato base without heavy oil, too much basil or garlic. Both of our dishes had a light breading and was lightly fried without heavy oils. The portions were just right. I would rate this place higher than the rest of the Main Line italian places for fresh ingredients and taste."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I'm afraid that the word will get out on this gem. Lunch or dinner, every meal I've ever had here has been great"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had heard good things about homemade but were quite disappointed. Expected sonething more with the name being "homemade". This was no different than we could have made at home. Service was weak."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Homemade is a small restaurant where we brought our own wine, The special was good and appetizer MUCH good food. Mostly older people from the neighborhood. Tables very close together and cozy for a cold winter evening."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I had my favorite last night..Spaghetti & crab! Yum yum. The salad was also delicious & large enough to share. Artichoke appetizer was delicious!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "A very nice surprise. Dinner was very enjoyable. Service was great, too."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "A very odd restaurant for peasant Italian grub It's a byob which is ok The food is better than a chain, however not worth driving to Narbeth for the food Their is no ambiance, tables are on top of each other , servers are pleasing hs students The tabletops are tiny might work for children not really adults The resurrected Milan salad from the old jimmy Milan's was underwhelming If you live in area it's a stop, however would not drive here again. If you want good eats locally drive into south philadelphia for Italian food"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We saw Homemade on Open Table for a while and finally tried it. We met Beth the owner chef during our meal and she was delightful and authentic in her spirit and her cooking. The Milan salad's Russian dressing reminded us of my mothers.. Yum! The Homemade Tuscan Chicken was excellent and the shrimp was also really good. We will be back when the weather turns so we can sit outside!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Came here for valentines dinner. Service was great, food was delicious, atmosphere was very welcoming - they even had a nice romantic song playlist going. Prices are also very reasonable. Will definitely be coming back here again!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "we recently went here with another couple for the first time and had a great experience! the restaurant is cozy and quiet, with an amazing menu. highlights from our meal were the ratatouille, mussels, homemade chicken, pasta with crab, and doughnuts...but everything looked amazing! the owners beth and lou came out after and chatted with the tables, they couldn't have been nicer. the food in addition to the fact that its a BYOB makes it a definite must go!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Excellent dinning experience at a very reasonable price. This is a small Italian restaurant with an intimate setting. Both the food and service were very good. The interior does not really match the impression you get from the exterior and it would probably behoove them to get rid of the big lit-up sign on the top of the building. It gives the impression that this restaurtant is a sandwich shop/ lunch counter, when it is much more than that. Overall, I definitely reccomend this place and will be going back in the future."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We love homeade. Everything is fresh and delicious. It is a quiet neighborhood gem. Must have the Milan salad. Our favorites, homeade Tuscan chicken, veal piccata, meatballs over pasta, veal Marsala. Beth's kamish bread is out of this world and her fried donuts with cinnamon sugar....OMG!!! Yum!! Everything about this place is amazing!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We eat at Homemade at least once per week. The reason we come back so often is because the food is so good and we love the cozy atmosphere. Beth, the owner and chef, is always so accommodating. Any dish that we've ever been served has been delicious. Make sure you try this gem of a restaurant. You wont regret it."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Management was totally not accomodating when a request was made to move from a table directly next to a frigid entryway. Rather than upset the computer generated seating plan and move us to an empty table (there were 3 empty tables), management refused. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great menu, and food is well prepared and delicious. Definitely going back!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food at homemade was very good. Our waitress was very nice and prompt. Whoever greeted us and other guests that evening could not have made us or others feel less welcome. We had a reservation for two but failed to indicate we would be with our daughter. There was no one else there yet the woman who greeted us made it known that it was an issue that we didn't request a high chair and she would have to reshuffle things based on the many other reservations. By the time we left the restaurant was still 70% empty. When we were leaving, another family came with some schoool aged children. They were told to come back in 15 minutes (mind you it was about 10 degrees outside) as they weren't ready for them. Yet,there were numerous empty tables."
    Dined on 1/18/2014