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Il Polpo
Il Polpo

Il Polpo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ilpolpo.com
  • Phone: (215) 677-2224
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    Sunday: 1:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bowler St
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Il Polpo
Mediterranean cuisine is not the product of a specific ethnic group or culture. Rather, it is a label referring to the culinary trends shared by a diverse array of peoples that live in the region around the Mediterranean Sea.
The Mediterranean diet is also recognised by UNESCO as one of the healthiest in the world. A taste of the Mediterranean cuisine may just reduce one's chances of having a heart attack or stroke, according to health experts.
The Mediterranean food pyramid encourages us to relish carbohydrates, eat less meat and more fish and eggs for protein, and to eat more beans and legumes. Il Polpo Restaurant integrates all these and brings to the table a unique innovative Mediterrenean cuisine.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our dinner as usual was delicious. The shrimp caprese appetizer special was luscious. While we never order the same entree we did both order the stuffed Bronzino, no disappointment there."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We've been to this restaurant a dozen times and have always had a great meal with wonderful service. It's a center city restaurant in NE Philly but moderately priced. I recommend it heartily to folks who love great food beautifully prepared."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I, my wife, and another couple went,we waited 30 minutes to get apps and we were the only people there. The waiter and kitchen totally disregarded my friends wife. She has acid issues, we stated the needs for her food to be plain. They did not listen at all. The still water we paid for came from the faucet."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We were a little concerned that we were the only table in this restaurant on a Saturday night at 7:30 PM. The server said it was because they had a private party earlier and were not taking reservations. That's weird because I was able to get a reservation on Open Table with no problem. The food was average, at best. Of course, the service was very good as we were the only customers. I don't think we will return."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This is indeed a neighborhood gem. The food was excellent-- flavorful and prepared just right. We had a birthday celebration for my mother and the chef made a special dessert for her and the table that was incredibly delicious and elegant. It would be at home on the menu at Lacroix! Beautifully done and I thank them for the most scrumptious meal and attention. It doesn't hurt that it's a BYOB so you can bring your own wine, have a spectacular meal and the bill is very reasonable!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Authentic and enjoyable. Menu was surprising, fresh and inventive. Would return with foodie friends and recommend it. Somehow romantic and kid friendly . . . . "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Found this gem using open table. Fresh, well prepared food. Not a huge menu, but there was something for everyone in our party."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I had high expectations for this dining experience. OpenTable didn't specify it was BYO but the host was very accommodating and gave us a glass of wine. The waiter was a little hard to understand but it was fine. My main issues were that my colleague and I are both vegetarian and I reviewed the menu on OpenTable to ensure there would be cuisines for us and from what I saw, they were. When we arrived and I presented what I saw on OpenTable, I was told the menu changed over a month ago. Ok-Well, we are both vegetarian what are our options? He stated one of their specials. When we received the pasta, there was ham in the pasta after we stated we were vegetarians. It was extremely salty. Not interested in returning after that experience."
    Dined on 4/2/2014