interesting menu - attentiveinteresting menu - attentive chef/owner - checks in with every table - caring/ attentive staff - Always satisfying5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!We have dined here for brunch many times. The food is absolutely delicious and fresh. Noteworthy dishes:
The trio of dips, the lamb sandwich and the kofta.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have dined here many timesWe have dined here many times since it's inception. Each dining experience has been enjoyable! The food is consistently delicious and the staff is friendly and professional!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent selections withExcellent selections with fresh ingredients. "Dips of the Day" were awesome! Server was very knowledgeable about all the ingredients and preparations. We will definitely return to try more selections on the menu!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat findReally fun menu, all nicely done. The food we had was hearty and tasty and it's not the same old. It's also a lively place without being overwhelming. We'll be back.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waitor was excellent.Our waitor was excellent. We were undcided on a few of the menu items and he sterred us in the right direcction. Can't wait to go back & hope we get the same waitor.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMKanella'a brings you to theKanella'a brings you to the Mediterranean without having to leave home. Food was fresh and alive on a spring day, made you feel you were eating seaside although you were really on a Philly sidewalk. Great service. To top it off, I left my credit card there by error, and the staff held it until for me to pick up the next day.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMRoast Lamb Sandwich and OctopusRoast Lamb Sandwich and Octopus were both flavorful and delicious. Galatopoureko was worth ordering.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMService was outstanding asService was outstanding as was the food. The noise level was extremely loud making it difficult to hear even at our own table, but all in all worth the visit4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best Greek restaurant iThis is the best Greek restaurant in Philadelphia. Great balance of spice and letting the fresh meat, fish, vegetables stand on their own.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food in a BYOB withGreat food in a BYOB with nice stemware and excellent quality cloth napkins. Could use a bit of noise reduction in the decor. I've been to Cyprus and I get the taverna chair ambiance, but Kanella has incredibly uncomfortable chairs. Great waitstaff; one of the only places I've eaten where they seem excited about the food. Good specials--and they tell you the price when they describe them. This is not the standard stuffed grape leaves and hummus restaurant--thank goodness.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food...unbearably noisyOnly one problem at Kanella and I am not sure what the restaurant can do to solve it. The noise level is super high. It is difficult to have a decent conversation there.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMJust amazing! The Sunday fixJust amazing! The Sunday fix price dinner was great. You don't order, amazing food just keeps coming from the kitchen. Vegetarian option. Staff is very kind and attentive. New favorite.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWarm reception and good SundayWarm reception and good Sunday tasting menu...overall most pleasant.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMEach time I frequent thisEach time I frequent this place, is is always memorable. The service is amazing and the food is consistently delicious.
I always will refer this place to others. I can't wait to return.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMlives up to it s excellent reputatigreat service even if the food were not wonderful, the service would make up for it. Even for vegetarians the food is excellent and a terrific value.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorite GreekOne of our favorite Greek Restaurants in Phila!!! Love the fried Greek Cheese, Grilled Octopus and the Bronzino!!! Being a byob makes it even better!!!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA Real GemI tried Kanellas for the first time and was so glad I did. The lamb dish was outstanding; the vegetaerian mousakka was delicious and the pork chop and tortellini were also very good. Our group of four all thought it was a neighborhood gem ans so glad we discovered it. We will be back!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday night "tasting menu"Sunday night "tasting menu" was AMAZING. Do yourself a favor and give it a try. Listen to the guidance of the waiter--he/she will walk you through the process. Wonderful flavors and combinations we normally would not have ordered. Lots of food and BYO wine.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMmost enjoyable eveninginteresting and unusual menu, excellent service, nice neighborhood ambience, great BYO destination3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMKanella is consistently great.Kanella is consistently great. I have been a number of times for both dinner and brunch. It is a go-to for delicious food and thoughtful service. One of my favorites.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed our mealWe really enjoyed our meal at Kanella. The food overall was really good--we liked how they served everything and we all left very full!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingHave been here quite a few times for brunch. Always excellent food. Service was good today. Some days service better than others but food more than makes up for when it is lackluster.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter than ever. The seafoodBetter than ever. The seafood stew was perfection. Love Love Love this restaurant.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Kanella. Each visitWe love Kanella. Each visit has resulted in a memorable dining experience, and we keep going back for more.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Established FavoriteMy second time at Kanella and it was fantastic! The hostess was lovely and our server engaging and helpful. The tortelloni was satisfying and easily blended mint, lemon, and yogurt. The chicken was moist, flavorful, and pulled off the bone with ease. Do take advantage of the little bowl of water they give you- you'll need to use your fingers. We look forward to coming back!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional Greek Cuisine!We had brunch at Kanella and the entire dinning experience was excellent. My daughter is researching Greece for school. We tried this restaurant so she could try a lot of different food from Greece. Our waiter was outstanding and very attentive. He took the time to teach us about Cyprus and the how the food differs from the mainland Greece. He gave us a tour of the restaurant and complimentary caper berries to my daughter who loves them. The food was was delicious and we enjoyed ever bit of it. The chef also came out and chatted with us and other customers. What a gem of a place that we won't forget. We are planning on going back for dinner sometime!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent brunch/lunch find...This was the perfect spot for brunch/lunch. Our meals were excellent and elevated above typical brunch fare. I just wish the website and OpenTable were more clear that it is a BYOB. The website says BYO liquor. I took this to mean they provided mixers for liquor ( like some Mexican restaurants will make margheritas with tequila you bring) and that they would have wine and beer. Nonetheless, I ended up getting the warm soumada because I wanted more than water and it was fantastic, so I really shouldn't complain!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMKanella is a great locallyKanella is a great locally owned restaurant. The food was excellent. The waiter was very attentive & entertaining. We definitely recommend it.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food, great service...great food, great service... soooo noisy couldn't really talk to person across the table.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was spot on! Very authentic.Food was spot on! Very authentic. Service excellent and knowledgable.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for brunch, it wasWe went for brunch, it was tremendous! delicious food and all very unique dishes.3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place DinnerThe food and service are reliably outstanding. Fresh, imaginative and oh soooo good. Love the service even on busy nights.2/13/2013 12:00:00 AMEveryone wonderful, food 5 starsThe hostess is sweet and charming. Our waiter was professional. I had the special - scrambled eggs with yogurt and leeks (I asked for no meat) with bread. Outstanding. My husband had Kanella platter. Quality of food is consistently outstanding. Go there if you haven't yet...but don't flock there as I want to still be able to get a table!2/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother memorable mealOur second visit here: everything was wonderful-appetizers, entrees and dessert. Fresh fish of the day was the freshest. Filleted at tableside. Dessert was a pistachio creme brûlée, unbelievable. The service was warm, personal and attentive. Another memorable meal. BYOB.1/18/2013 12:00:00 AM