Pietro's Coal Oven Pizza - South Street
Pietro's Coal Oven Pizza - South Street

Pietro's Coal Oven Pizza - South Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pietrospizza.com/
  • Phone: 2157330675
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Banquet Room: 30-100 guests Our Outdoor Deck is available in the spring/summer (weather permitting)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Front and South Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Pietro's Coal Oven Pizza - South Street
Pizza is a family affair for me. My Uncle Angelo arrived in America in the 1930s with a passion for pizza. He worked hard and eventually bought his own pizzeria in Brooklyn. It was there that Uncle Angelo invented a recipe for coal oven pizza. That recipe has been perfected over 60 years and passed down through the generations. My brothers and cousins in New York know the recipe. Diners at Patsy's, Nick's and Angelo's have enjoyed their pizzas, pastas and salads for years. Here in Philadelphia and New Jersey, you can feast on my Uncle Angelo's secret recipe dishes at our three Pietro's locations: 1714 Walnut Street, 121 South Street in Philadelphia and 140 W. Route 70 in New Jersey. I hope that you enjoy our classic style pizzas and pasta specialties "alla familia" for many years to come. Buon appetito
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Pietro's Coal Oven Pizza - South Street reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (6)good for groups (6)great for outdoor dining (5)fit for foodies (5)kid-friendly (4)special occasion (2)great for lunch (2)romantic (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Peitro's never disappoints us. We had one of our favorite meals - pizza and salad. It was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A take-out turns into an eat-in
    ESJTVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Usually we phoned Pietro's for delivery. Sunday night being a little house bound, we decided eat out. Very good choice. Pietro's was very pleasant to visit. Eggplant parm was very well prepared, the salad was huge and easily served both of us and the pasta fagoile was just right. The service was very good. For a Sunday night, it was great. So now we will take-out some and eat-in some at Pietro's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food never disappoints!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food is always delicious ! We always enjoy dinner here. The rolls come out hot, freshly baked ready to dip in the wonderful olive oil. You can't go wrong all the entrees and pizza are really amazing!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere, great food
    Casademont
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Always good food, great service and atmosphere. Paring up a salad and a pizza is the way to go!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great food and amazing service!! It was a last minute find and my whole family loved it!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fit for foodies
    pizza4me
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Pizza and salad was excellent.........unique and wonderful taste. Worth the trip into the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay pizza, crust was too thick.
    StarvingartistVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The service was friendly and efficient but our server did not speak English that well so there were some issues. The food was okay but the pizza crust was too thick. The toppings were good but we couldn't order exactly the toppings we wanted; couldn't add mushrooms to one of their special pizzas. And the salmon was over cooked with too many capers.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 17 reviews are from the Pietro's Coal Oven Pizza - South Street reviews archive.
  • 21st Birthday
    happilymarried
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    My family celebrated my son's birthday here and had a wonderful time. The restaurant was very spacious and well lit. Our server was wonderful and very attentive. I had the salmon and it was cooked perfectly, my husband had a seafood medley and that was also delicious. The bruschetta and shrimp appetizers were delicious also. Overall great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious
    greatVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Everything I ever order from here is amazingly good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our go-to place!
    SHG224VIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    My friends and I are always satisfied at Pietro's on South Street. We're fortunate that it is within walking distance of where we live. The pizza is among the best in the city and oh, the warmth and fragrance from those brick furnaces! Their Mediterranean salad is also a favorite. Both the wine and food are affordable, and the service is always very friendly and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bad experience
    foodie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Long story short: 1) I went there for Valentine's day with my girlfriend. 2) had an appetizer and a salad 3) half an hour later I stood up and asked Lauren (server) about our main course and she just said that the ''kitchen was Busy''....... Terrible!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best grilled chicken EVER!!
    kris1212
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    If you think a Caesar salad with grilled chicken sounds hum-drum, you HAVE TO try Pietro's! Their Caesar salad is among the best I've had, the dressing flavorful and well-balanced, croutons crunchy but not tooth-breaking, and big slabs of wonderful Parmesan cheese. But it's the grilled chicken that is so surprising. I have quite honestly not experienced grilled chicken this wonderful anywhere else - ever. Every time I order it, I am once again amazed at how much flavor they manage to get into a piece of ordinary chicken! The chicken is served on the side, in full size, thinly pounded breasts, char-grilled to perfection and pre-sliced for easy separation. Everyone we have introduced it to has agreed - it's the best!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love their food!!
    milosmom
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    We miss the Pietro's they closed in Marlton, NJ so we just drove to the S. Street location for our favorite mista salad with caesar dressing and pizza with proscuitto. We stayed for dessert and the cannoli was so delicious, pls. come back to New Jersey!!! I had their eggplant parm in the NJ location with pasta before and that was also excellent... Very basic interior, no table clothes... Good amount of couples and families but I think we only saw 1 baby/child...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, family friendly
    Beck
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My family and I love this place. Great food, service and the atmosphere is like you are eating in a Piazza in Italy. Their house insalada is awesome. Brick oven pizza, and the cannoli's are so yummy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve before fireworks
    beanie
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Perfect location to grab a bite and walk half a block to watch the fireworks. We were looking for a mid-priced italian with a lot of menu options that would satisfy our three college-aged children. I've eaten at Pietro's on Walnut several times in the past and always enjoyed it. This location did not disappoint.Our server was excellent, just spoke very quietly, which was a little difficult as the place was buzzing with conversation when he was taking our order. We'll be back! It would be wonderful to sit in the front near the bar on on a nice spring or summer evening and people watch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would not go back
    Anne
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    The service was terrible. Server would just put drinks and dishes at of table and expected us to pass them around. Wouldn't do separate checks even though the resturant was not full. Two people had to send pasta back since it was so salty.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Pizza on South Street
    eclair
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    If you like thin crust specialty pizzas, Pietro's is the way to go. We ordered a susage and peppers pie. It was cooked perfectly. The crust was crunchy but not too hard. The cheese used was fresh mozzeralla and the sauce was delicious. It was very quiet and and not crowded. I definitely recommend for a dat night or family gathering. It is a very quaint, family-owned, Italian resturaunt. The prices are great too! There is also a nice size bar and it is near a couple of Irish pubs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We chose this spot and made
    jd0702
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We chose this spot and made reservations early since we knew it was marathon weekend and things would be crowded. Despite getting to the restaurant on time, they were behind on reservations and seemed unprepared to accommodate our party. Our waitress was friendly, but also seemed to have difficulty keeping up with the number of orders she was handling. I have been going to Pietros in Center City for many years, but was ultimately somewhat disappointment with the lack of preparation of the one on South Street.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pizza great but Lighting unpleasant
    NYCPHLVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    The light bulbs in the lanterns throughout the dining area are really unpleasant. the large room is fairly dark and the lights remind one of automobile high-beams aimed at your eyes. Perhaps turning on overhead lights and using either frosted bulbs would improve the situation. Perhaps this is why the place was relatively empty. I would return if the lighting was improved. Really not enjoyable as it is now. Lighting in the Walnut street location is far better and makes a big difference in terms of enjoying the meal. Pizza is great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect family-friendly atmosphere.
    parade
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Varied menu, excellent service and food, and very nice ambiance for family get together.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrible service
    luvdining
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    Arriving to south street planning on trying this restaurant for the first time ( Only one we never tried). it was very nice inside reminded you as if you were actually in Italy which we all loved! The menu was very good and had a "large" portion that feeds 4-5 people which was enjoyable. We got seated in this small corner of the restaurant, When the waiter had gotten there se wasn't too delighted to be serving us. We asked, Could we possibly sit up stairs out side?" She reply's That's for big party's only. However when we left we seen another waiter seat a table of two in that very spot. The waiter didn't know much about menu, asking for a refill for a second time she gave an awful attitude. Then never came back to table the manager had to.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm just sayin'!
    EBadu
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    This place has the best chicken caesar salad. Ask for your chicken to be sauteed! Then top it off with a cannoli!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet haven
    AJRidge
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    If you ever go down to South Street in Philly, you'll know how hard it is to find a quiet, grown-up place with excellent food. Pietro's provides both those things.mTheir pizzas are imaginative and made from superb ingredients. Plus it's very near parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TVs in Dining Room
    Chris
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Service was poor. Food was subpar. Tried to pull off romantic Italian interior, but had two TVs playing sports. Took my mom for mothers day and was disappointed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate