La Famiglia Ristorante
A true old world Italian restaurantA true old world Italian restaurant. My wife is a picky eater and even though the chiefs will not substitute sauces, the owner's recommendation was wonderful. A must visit if you are in the Philadelphia area.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were superb! The wait staff worked as a team so whoever was passing by took plates, filled water, etc. The meal was served at a leisurely pace with lovely operatic music in the background. I savored every bite.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExtensive wine listWine list is actually a bible size book with > 5000 wines. Most wines started at $60-100, with many bottles in the $200 range.
Food was tasty, yet not exceptional for the price. One exception was The branzino fish filleted table side. it truely was exceptional in presentation and taste. Desserts were subpar
Outstanding waitstaff and service6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, responsive service,Great food, responsive service, tasty food and lovely wine. What more could you ask for? The spaghetti marinara was especially delightful.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Italian ClassicStill one of the finest Italian Restaurants in Philly- old school classic menu with an elegant decor.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent restaurant!We celebrated our anniversary and my husband found this restaurant in the Philadelphia. Magazine. It was an excellent choice. Service was impeccable and the food and service were excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you like excellent service and excellent food with great presentation.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMTimelessMy husband and I ate at La Famiglia 8 years ago for out 20th wedding anniversary. It was fabulous. Time has not altered the experience. The food was absolutely delicious, and beautifully presented. The wine list is impressive and we had a wonderful red. The staff was courteous, attentive, friendly but never intrusive. Would be a regular if I lived in Philadelphia!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great night!Celebrated an anniversary over the weekend at La Famiglia. It's simply the best! Food is excellent. Service is the best in Philly by far. You know you are in great hands when the woman running the bar remembers your drinks and where you sat 2 months ago (our 1st visit). Eggplant appetizer was unbelieveable. Veal Osso Buco was also outstanding. Just go and enjoy!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBest for Special OccasionsFor Mother's day and Valentine's day when it's tough to get good service at a Restaurant. These folks are the best....food is unique and from local freshness.
You won't be disappointed!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal for a special occasionHad a wonderful meal at La Famiglia last Saturday evening. Took my husband there for his birthday. The wine list is out of this world. And the food, from appetizer to entree to dessert - all were top notch. Can not wait to go back there.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Phili has to offerThis is the second time I have been back. It just get better, and better. I come all the way from Red Bank, and it's clearly worth the trip.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMpleasant relaxing very freshYou feel like you're the most important person in the room. They take care of things before you even think of asking. Everything is fresh and homemade. Business casual to formal dress is appropriate. I'll return again and again. It's a quiet intimate atmosphere. The owner is hands on with a nice sense of humor.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic! Great food, impeccableFantastic! Great food, impeccable service. I wanted a romantic place with a great ambiance, and they most certainly delivered. Also very accommodating insofar as dietary restrictions are concerned.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great. The serviceFood was great. The service was really good. Our waiter was great.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGood stuffImpressive. Great meal, service. Looking for an excuse to go again!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was terrific. AndThe food was terrific. And what an impressive wine list.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was delicious food withIt was delicious food with a great romantic Italian atmosphere. If you're looking for a bargain or good deal though this isn't the place. I had the pollo tricolore which came to about 25$ I think with 2 medium sized chicken breast and some vegetables. There was (I guess you would call it) complimentary bruschetta, bread and biscotti. This place is definitely quality over quantity. The service was excellent. I'm definitely going back when I have the money.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe made the reservation withoutWe made the reservation without knowing what we'd experience. It was lovely and we will definitely go back again.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLa Famiglia was chosen asLa Famiglia was chosen as my dinner choice on Saturday night from the Open Table reviews. My first choice did not have availability and boy am I glad now.La Famiglia far exceeded by expectations in every way. The food, ambiance, service and price value was unbelievable and can't wait to go back.Exceptional experience in EVERY Way!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter than I rememberedI visited La Famigilia many years ago and the food was even better than I remembered. There were 6 of us and we ordered both standard menu items and the specials for that day. Everyone was thrilled with their choices and thanks to a little sharing within the group we all got to sample several different items. The staff were attentative but did not hover and we never felt pressured to finish up and leave. From appetizers to the after dinner cappucino everything was amazing, I wish I could go back tomorrow.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOn our first trip to Philly,On our first trip to Philly, this was highly recommended and we were not disappointed. Food, service and wine list were great. even enjoyed a tour of the wine cellar. Will definitely go again if we are in town.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOld school style - pasta goodFor apps, we got the grilled octopus and beef carpaccio - both good dishes.
For pasta dishes, we tried the porcini fettuccine and Seafood Tagliolini - both very good!
For mains, we ordered the sea bass and bronzino. The bronzino was cleanly filleted tableside - a nice touch. Both were good, but a bit too salty for our taste buds.
Dessert was not good, but great service and nice experience overall. I would go back for the pasta, maybe for lunch.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food at Famiglia was excellent.The food at Famiglia was excellent. The service was properly skilled and attentive for a reasonably high end restaurant. However, I was very much non-plussed by the waiter's insitance on my ordering the wine before my companion and I had selected our dinners from the menu. In fact we were presented with the wine list and asked what we wanted from it even before we received the menus. I finally had to ask for a menu and state quite bluntly that I was not going to order wine until my companion and I decided what we were going to eat. At that point things went more sooothly.12/7/2012 12:00:00 AM