Pizzicato Ristorante
Pizzicato Ristorante

Pizzicato Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pizzicatoristorante.com/
  • Phone: 2156295527x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch/Dinner: Monday -Sunday: 11:00am -10:00pm;
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3rd Street
  • Parking: No
A word from Pizzicato Ristorante
Since 1997, Pizzicato, the Olde City Landmark brings the robust flavors of Italy with hand crafted pastas, pizza, and truly authentic Italian cuisine. Our chefs use only the freshest ingredients with an emphasis on locally grown and produced ingredients. For over 15 years, we have taken great pride bringing authentic rustic Italian cuisine to our friends and loyal patrons in olde city. We are proud of our longevity, but always believe in "keeping it fresh" with new flavors as well as interpreting time honored classics! We hope if you are visiting us from another locale, or across town, in our beloved Philadelphia, you'll drop in and enjoy lunch, dinner, or cocktails with us!
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Pizzicato Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
6 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (4)fit for foodies (2)great for lunch (2)neighborhood gem (2)great for brunch (2)good for groups (1)romantic (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Short visit
    PhillyPhan
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Only had time for a quick bite as we had to get folks back on their way for a baseball stadium bus tour. Service was friendly and courteous, and food--the little we had since it was early and we had eaten lunch at the baseball game--was very good. Pastas being served all around us looked wonderful. Veal sliders were excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food OK, Restaurant Tired
    LonnyVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had Father's Day lunch at Pizzicato and I wish I'd chosen a different restaurant once I walked in the door. The restaurant was relatively empty. The food was ok, not bad, not good. The restaurant needs a serious handyman. Plaster on the walls is chipping. The walls are dirty. The feel of the restaurant is dirty. It starts with the menus that are bent (at best) and have multiple food stains - disgusting. A good way to make bad impressions. Stay away until they clean the place up.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    BestMealEverVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    One of the best calamari I've had in a long time. The service was great and this place was very chill. Definitely will be coming back in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!!
    TinkerbellVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food was excellent! The kids had the four cheese pizza - so good! My husband raved about the lasagna. The ravioli with basil cream sauce was the best I ever had.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 24 reviews are from the Pizzicato Ristorante reviews archive.
  • amore
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    As always, the food was delicious and the service--from the manager to the busboy--was offered with a warm smile.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great informal dining place
    BenzuckVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We had an excellent dinner and were served by a personable, knowledgable waitress. She clearly explained the dishes we asked about , the food was ready very quickly, and was excellent. Almost as important to us was the quiet noise level, which added to our pleasure with Pizzicato. We will definitely return for meals in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Gem in the City of Brotherly Love
    GBrasco
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Really Great food, quiet in order to carry on a conversation with friends, niecest dinner in Philadelphis I have had in years. Staff was friendly and helpful, A wonderful evening of food and freinds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for local kid-friendly dinner
    Jeff
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Our group of 4 adults and 6 kids stopped in for dinner following a matinee at a local theater. Food was good (mostly pizza, pasta, and salads), and they certainly did not mind the kids in the restaurant. There seemed to be a combination of locals and tourists dining among us. We'll keep in mind when we are in the area again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    DjRoleplay
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great staff, great food, great everything. The frontend of the resturant has a dinner feel to it but they do have a private backroom that has a more classic 5 star look to it. Just an all around amazing place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day
    ice231
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was a perfect restaurant for valentines day. They had an Italian menu with great food choices, everything was pricey but the food was the best I've had in that area. The scene was very richy and they even brought a tray of deserts out to your table so you could choose what you wanted from a visual scene. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly nice!
    SuburbaniteVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Went for special occasion (wife's birthday) with diverse age group. There was something for everyone on the menu, and every one of the 10 people at the table enjoyed their food. The pizzas are great, and the pastas and fish were well prepared. Thsi is not haute cuisine but it's very tasty and reliable food. Our waitress (whose name I don't recall but was tall, blonde, very sweet) was very attentive and no one had to ask for more water, bread, or another drink. Food arrived promptly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good and reasonable
    EyeBVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Always very good salads and pizzas, entrees nicely done, too. Pleasant wait staff. Quiet on our last visit, a bitterly cold night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Italian sausage app was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The Italian sausage app was amazing. Flavors blended well. The pizza was great too. I would love to come back again to try other menu items and to get that app again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place had a very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    This place had a very nice staff and the food was good had a good selection of appt., salads and enteree's
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small but Powerful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    We were running late and they held our reservation for us - nice, modern decor, menu with plenty of variety, friendly staff and outstanding hostess who not only seated us but continued to serve us and make sure we got to the show on time! The food was fresh, hot, tasty and beautiful to look at. The corking fee was a plus. We will definitely come back again (when we don't have to rush) to enjoy this wonderful place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing!
    yikwuh
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    We went to dinner early and had seen this restaurant earlier in the day. Since we were new in the city, we made reservations. It didn't seem to matter since the restaurant was not crowded at 6 PM. Our reservations were acknowledged and we were seated. Our waiter didn't seem very interested in our dining experience; in fact, he seem to be just going thru the motions. He did announce the specials. He brought our drinks but never checked to see if we wanted refills. He also brought our food but never came back to inquire whether we were enjoying it or whether we needed anything else. The food was mediocre at best. My pork tenderloin was bland and tough. We would not recommend this restaurant!
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  • a good not great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    The food was decent, the server was very pleasant. We ate outside, which I can't say I would do again due to the level of traffic noise. The restaurant is on the corner of 3rd and Market so the noise level is quite loud and, while this isn't the restaurant's fault, it was still irritating. Only issue with the service was that they brought our pizza maybe five minutes after the appetizers. It wasn't intentional but it made me feel rushed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great
    LADYO
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    I Have always liked coming here. But this past Saturday night the food was just okay. It was not busy at all. The Bronzino was good but when filleted there were a lot of bones in it. The vegetables were cold and I asked them to make them warmer and they were still cold when they came out the second time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pizza in the Heart of OldCity
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    The food was fantastic and our server was great. And be sure to leave room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    TkjtdaVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    The food is always good. Salads and flatbreads are especially good --also try the sweet potato fries!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was terrific and
    BonnieVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    The food was terrific and the service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Welcoming
    EyeBVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    Always friendly, welcoming place for good pizzas and other casual food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Bag
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Some in our party had excellent food - the veal special was not good. Service ws very nice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    ChrisH
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Went there for Mother's Day. Our table was ready, the entire staff was very friendly. There was 12 of wad that ordered assortment if food and everything was great. The waiter even gave the table 12 chocolate covered strawberries for the occasion prior to ordering dessert. The deserts were tremendous!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Buds0605
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    First time exploring Olde City and we walked past this restaurant. We were looking for Italian and the menu looked amenable. Pizza is superb, entrees fantastic! And finished off with delicious dessert! Staff was knowledgeable and attentive. Would recommend to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good option for casual dining.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Good option for casual dining. Great enjoyable meal from start to finish including wine, salad, pizzas and dessert and coffee. There are so many delicious looking dishes on the menu that we plan to come back soon to try more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really good appetizers and
    EyeBVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Really good appetizers and pizzas, friendly service, make for enjoyable casual dining.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    This place has once again exceeded my expectations. The food was delicious. We had the calamari and crab avocado nest salad to start and the calamari is the best I have come across. It's far from your standard calamari. The crab avocado salad was made with REAL crab and was FRESH! Thesetwo are my staples for appetizers. For dinner I had the King salmon which to my surprise is wild caught and not farm raised. A huge plus in my book. The mango butter served on top took the dish from a 9 to a 10. My date had the fettuccini bolognese and devoured it all. Come to find out, all of the pasta is made in house and from scratch. Service was great. Places like pizzicato are hard to come by anymore. We will be back very soon and often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate