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

Pietro's Coal Oven Pizza - Walnut Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pietrospizza.com/
  • Phone: 2157358090
  • 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: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Pietro's offers catering for any event including corporate meetings, brithdays, bar & bat mitzvahs and more! Our extensive menu options are sure to impress your guests and leave them satisfied. Our catering menu can be found on our website.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Walnut Street Between 17th and 18th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Pietro's Coal Oven Pizza - Walnut 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Pietro's Coal Oven Pizza - Walnut Street reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (43)great for lunch (36)neighborhood gem (31)kid-friendly (29)great for outdoor dining (29)fit for foodies (23)special occasion (11)great for brunch (7)scenic view (7)notable wine list (6)romantic (6)hot spot (6)late-night find (5)Show More
  • disappointed
    eatoutalotVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Was so looking forward to coming here. Absolutely LOVE Estia. (same owners). The night was just ok. Service was slow and it was not busy. Appetizers took over 30 minutes and meatballs were COLD. Waitress was nowhere to be found to complain so we ate them cold. Tasty but I'm sure would have been better hot. Shrimp wrapped in zucchini sounded fabulous on the menu, but was overwhelmed by the sauce. Pizza was very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Pietro's came highly recommended to me during my recent trip to Philly. we were squished in to a small area and some of our party was constantly interrupted by people squeezing by. First, someone couldn't order the risotto balls (they were out of them at 7pm), the mozzerella sticks were frozen and not of high quality, the bologenese didn't really have any meat in it and the pasta was not fresh and overcooked. not an experience i would repeat.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Calorie Worthy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I rarely eat pizza. But i will over and over again at Pietro's. Wonderful way to end fun shopping on Walnut Sreet. Friendly service. the Calamari with sausage and arugula starter was superb. Enough for 4 starters! Whole wheat pizza was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A great place to dine with family and friends. The food s consistently great and family style dishes give you a chance to try more things. Our college kids and their friends enjoy it. No matter how busy it is, once we sit down, we never feel rushed. It's the way family dinners should be.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizza lover?
    DrParos
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We wanted to get a bite before our 8 pm theatre time. We reserved a table for 8 at Peitro's for 6pm. We were late by 5 minutes and seated in 10. Our waiter responded instantly when asked if he could get us out by 7:30. Our drinks were on the tables in minutes, followed by our salads, followed by 3 large coal fired baked pizzas. Fantastico! We had 3 different kinds, the pizza crust was exactly correct both crunchy and soft while the topping tasted delightfully fresh. Taste-wise, I felt I was back in Catania, Sicily or Venice! While our waiter and the staff were attentive and he got us out in plenty of time for our 8 pm! This is little doubt amongst the 8 of us of returning for another night of pizza.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salt shaker in our food
    DissapointingDishVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Lunch specials sounded appealing. . .. ordered pasta w/chicken & spinanch. Very salty hardly any sauce. Eventually, caught our waiter's eye, asked for sauce (pesto) Kept dabbing pasta as we ate..rather than pouring it on. Having an intense conversation . Wihtin a short time, my friend felt ill,she realized her dish too much salt gets a bad reaction to salt. All night food repeated on me..tongue felt sensitive.. Surprised waiter & manager seemed indifferent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Nico
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I have been here before and had a good meal, but this past time I went I had to send back my mussels because they were so chewy. I recieved my money back for the muscles, which saved this restaurants review. I also had the "Pietro's Classic" pizza and it was so-so.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent lunch
    PhiladelphiamomVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Had lunch with a friend last week on a beautiful day and we sat outside. It was fun to people watch and our food was absolutely amazing. I had the four cheese pizza and she had the risotto. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lobster101VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Not very happy tonight at Pietro's. We ordered roasted vegetables and the order came wrong. It was taken back and again came wrong. The third time came like it should have except the veggies were roasted but by that time they were cold. They should have been taken off the check but weren't. Not nice of Pietro's. Pizza was very good. I hope the restaurants sees this review. We go there at least once a month, not thru open table but only because we live in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Food
    Mook
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This is my second time at Pietro's. The food is delicious. The pizza has a totally different taste than the norm!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, excellent food.
    Patricia
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Since I work in Center City, I've eaten at Pietro's often, but my husband has not. HE LOVED IT! We had the four cheese pizza which is absolutely the tastiest pizza we've had in a long, long time. My husband is a convert and we'll be back - probably just for the pizza. Also, it was a lovely day and we sat near the front open window - it was delightful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Meal
    Martyn
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The pizza was fantastic. I will definitely go back next time I'm in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waitress on a mission
    ChilloutWaitress
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was good, the waitress was nice, but I felt rushed to order by the waitress.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MIxed review
    Mactor17VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    So I started with a salad which was not very good. Their was little dressing and big chunks of cheese. The CHicken Parm was really well cooked in parts and not as much in others. I personally would find another restaurant.
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  • Great food!
    Wendy099
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went there on a Saturday night with a few friends. Everything was outstanding. We had 2 different salads that were great and a pizza that was exceptional. Our waiter was extremely nice and accommodating. Oh and the rolls and red sauce are fabulous!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different than South Jersey
    Raymond
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Being from South Jersey and eating at the Route 70 location for many years I was disappointed. The food seemed rushed and lacked some flavor. The menu could offer more of a selection for children. Service was fine, very attentive.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AlexBVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Two gripes, lighting and some of the wait staff actions. It's dim in here, I'm not sure why, but it is. Additionally, our waiter did some odd things such as reaching across our large table to get a glass to refill. Otherwise, the waiter did well, and was attentive. Personally, I ordered a pizza, which was pretty good and I wish I had room to finish the whole thing. I believe that generally among our group, we considered the food to be good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bad luck
    lucky1
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Meal was great. Used my debit card to pay and within twelve hours, my account was compromised. Sometimes you can't win.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and Service
    NogoodnyckVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Charming waiter. Very good pizza and great salad! Will be my go-to place for casual dining
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    johnloop
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great food and reasonable prices. Risotto balls were excellet. Pizza was great. Sat us right on time with open table reservation
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • EXCELLENT FOOD HAD BY ALL
    knife
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    two grandparents, two parents and two children all had a fine meal, with good service and food served piping hot. Waitress was especially attentive to the children. I will certainly come back when they're in town agaion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Pietros is never flashy when going about their business. I've been to the one on South street multiple times and this was my first time at the one in Center City and Pietros didn't disappoint. The salad and pizza were again fantastic. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Affordable al fresco!
    SHG224VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My friends and I frequent Pietro's (both locations) year round, but the Walnut Street location is especially great in nice weather. Dining outdoors with a tasty meal and a glass of wine while being in the mix of shoppers and tourists is always fun. Staff is friendly and accommodating and the waitstaff is to be praised for how well they maneuver in the often tight, crowded space. Bravo, Pietro's!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Many tourists. Not bad, but...
    Krunoslav
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The waiters were hard-pressed but friendly; the hostess was just hard-pressed. Food is quite good and not too pricy. Don't expect anything revelatory. The caprese salad was nicely fresh. Generalization: the chef the last time I went went overboard with salt. Generally a very solid choice, especially for lunch. Noise at dinner can approach bat cave levels.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easy to share portions
    BKmomVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We had a "small salad" and a "small pizza" for dinner for the two of us. We ended up taken some pizza home and we are big eaters. Both were delicious. The food quality was excellent. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Pizza
    TMONEY
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I found this spot on Open Table. I checked out the menu and saw it had fresh sorbet and I was in. I didn't make it to the sorbet as we ran out of time, so of course I'll be back. The pizza was amazingly fresh and so was the salad. The ambience was great as well. We'll definitely be back on a regular basis! I bragged about it all weekend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Food, not the noise level
    Good2know
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    This is our go-to special occasion place for work lunches but we are going to have to find another restaurant because we can't hear each other talk over the noise level! The food is fantastic, which is why it is so crowded, but there must be something wrong with the acoustics. Go off hours or sit on the sidewalk. The occasional fire truck or wailing police siren is better than the constant din inside!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Had reservation for 4 people......at the last minute we had 2 more for a total of 6. Not a problem.. Bujar, our server was very professional....attentive without being intrusive. Food was delcious and fresh
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING FOOD
    DIVAMOM
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food and drink was outstanding, also good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lobster101VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Good pizza but the service not the best. Had to ask for water, bread and it took a long time for everything....this is the first time we didn't have good service....but we'll go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor dining
    rickypoo
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The outdoor dining is great if you love to people watch. The space is cramping and sidewalk very uneven but it is made up by the great food and service. And of course watching the people go by
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place for a neighborhood
    DissapointingDishVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Been here several times because it is close by, convenient & better Italian food than I make. Meal was pasta w/meatsauce about 2 hrs or less after eating, it repeated on me the entire night. Had Tums for dessert that helped a little. Did not have that dish before. Bread is warm & delish. Service quite good. Will go back, just not too soon
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Number 2 above
    ettavab
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Why wouldn't you include dinner in the list above regarding specific recommendations?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistent food and service
    mgf1020VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Pietro's always provides consistent food and good service at an affordable price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place
    sjthomas394VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I've eaten here several times and always have an enjoyable meal. The service is great (Laurel is the best). One of the best Italian place in Philadelphia!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italy in Philly
    MitchdishVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The food is consistently good. The ambience is lovely and old world and the wait staff efficient. The salads are enormous, even the small ones and the thin crust pizza is just like Northern Italy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service not so great
    prefernottoVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The food, as always, was fantastic. The server was not at all attentive with drink refills and it was extremely hot and stuffy in the restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun time with the family
    antldistef
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We had not been in the city with the kids in a while so thought this would be a nice easy dinner. The kids had a great time and the food was enjoyed by everyone.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 54 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 106 reviews are from the Pietro's Coal Oven Pizza - Walnut Street reviews archive.
  • lobster101VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    WE had a delicious spinach salad with cheese, raisins, tomato, croutons and fabulous dressing....the bread is always hot....also had pizza which is always very good. Portions are huge.....outdoor seating is usually available. Great place to go often.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Management was bad
    TooBadVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    We arrived with a larger stroller and were asked to put it in a tiny space. Would not fit. We asked if we could put it in another location as the restaurant was fairly empty of clients. Got a nasty no and the manager forced the stroller in that tiny spot, with nasty attitude. Sorry, but that enough for me not to recommend. Not even mentioning an order mistake ... That, I know it can happen.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic