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Popi's Italian Restaurant
Popi's Italian Restaurant

Popi's Italian Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.popisrestaurant.com
  • Email: popinick@comcast.net
  • Phone: (215) 755-7180
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm- 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer banquet rooms with banquet menus for up to 150 people. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Gina Rucci (215) 755-7180
  • Entertainment: Saturday evenings: Live Singing (new & old standards)
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please join us for the Holidays.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private parking lot is adjacent to building. The wide street offers additional street parking.
A word from Popi's Italian Restaurant
Popi's is a family restaurant serving lunch and dinner. We are family owned and operated and offer private parking, ambience, great food and service. There is a separate entrance for banquets. For your use at Popi's Restaurant Free WiFi is now accessible! Ask your server for password.
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Diner Reviews
  • "A great little place. Hostess and waiters were all friendly. Food was brought promptly, and was excellent. The antipasto was so good and generous, I could only eat half my dinner. They were nice enough to package up the remainder as leftovers for me. Definitely would recommend and would visit again."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We have been to Popi's many over the years and have never been disappointed. We have brought different people with us before going to a Flyers or Phillies game and everyone has been impressed. The service is alway very efficient and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I've been to Popi's several times and the food is always really good. I had the penne alla vodka with peas and it was delicious. My husband had sausage and veal scallapini (not sure it tha's spelled right) over pasta and his was also delicious. We had the chocolate cake which was good, but not my favorite. it had raspberry sauce which was just ok. waiter was excellent. always a good meal. Also the oil they give you with their bread is the best ever. Not sure what's in it, but it's so fresh and light. LOVE IT!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "High quality classic Italian food with updated features. Professional service. Food quality and service are always consistently above average. Convenient location if you are going to an event in the Sports Complex."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Celebration! Always stop at Popi's when we return on a flight back into Philadelphia and this time was met with 12 additional family members to greet me. We had the larger round corner table for the adults and a nearby adjacent table for the kids. We ate and drank like Vikings and Paul our server saw to it that everything was PERFECT! Just a great family restaurant that knows how to cater to families and business clients alike. Enjoy any of their signature offerings and you will not be disappointed. Not getting the steamed mussels or clams and a loaf of bread to sop up the white sauce would be a huge mistake. From the Shirley Temples to the Crown Royal Stiletto - the bar staff is equally talented. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We decided to head out for dinner last minute and wanted to eat Italian. We picked Popi's and crossed our fingers. We like the random chance of finding something good on Open Table. After a 30 min ride what a sweet surprise! The place was amazingly clean and the staff were as proper as can be. We are not restaurant reviewers nor do we expect too much but often times we find it surprising how many places appear to be nice on the surface but the staff just doesn't do the easy things. They were on the ball. We didn't have to ask for water or drink refills. The food came out fast and the plates were cleared almost as soon as we were done with them. We would definitely return and we hope the singer is there the next time. Wonderful find!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This is an Italian gem!! Very close to the stadiums! The place is questionable from the outside but absolutly beautiful inside and very classy! The waitress was so nice n the veal Marsala was delicious! Also if you like carrot cake I would suggest it... It's big enough for two !!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We dine here every time we come to Philly on business. It's usually wonderful but this time it wasn't up to par. My special of tilapia had very little flavor."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Good solid Italian food right around the corner from Wells Fargo Center where we had a concert. Service was outstanding helping us to get out on time. Eating here took the pressure off and provided a relaxing oasis before a hectic evening."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Family owned Italian restaurant with reasonably priced offerings in close proximity to sports arenas."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "very nice. good food and selection. waiter was very good and everyone was friendly. will goo back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The 'Cowboy Steak' & Lobster Ravioli were excellent, as well as the Shrimp Dijon! Our server, Johnny D was, as usual, a perfect host. We always ask for him as he caters to our every need. He knows what we want and when. We don't like to be rushed and he knows it. Nick knows we will be back........"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was good. Long time establishment in South Philly. Fun dinner, good service and good food. Very traditional Italian food. Fresh and good portions. Very reasonable prices."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Took my lady friend for Valentines Day dinner. The inside looks fancy without being too expensive which was nice since I'm practically broke. Started off with the grilled portabello appetizer which was amazing and I had the veal parmesan for dinner. I wanted to try something new so I ordered the veal and normally I don't like the marinara sauces at restaurants but I'm glad I tried it. It was one of the best sauces I've had. The service was fantastic as well, I will definitely be going back. Oh and plenty of free parking!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Was not impressed with my meal.. Ordered Veal and it was tuff, not enjoyable at all. I am a fan of your restaurant but this night you miss the mark big time.."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Love Popi's great food, nice atmosphere, great service and friendly staff."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "For the past several years, my guy and I have celebrated our anniversary at Popi's. The staff is ridiculously nice and accommodating. The food is AMAZING! I always get their delicious crabcake appetizer with whichever seafood special they have that night. This visit, my entree was the pistachio crusted salmon. Yum!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Been to Popi's many times. Never had bad food. Rustic Italian, done well, and reasonably priced. Will go back."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "food was not so great for dinner. good lunch. Would only go for lunch"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Our evening was great from start to finish - the service and food really made it a memorable evening."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The food was incredible. I ordered two specials - a grilled romaine lettuce and shrimp salad with goat cheese that was to die for, followed by a home made crab cake with a lobster sauce. My husband had the lamp chop special. We thoroughly enjoyed the food. Service was extremely slow. We arrived promptly at 7:00 and had to wait 15 minutes to be seated even though the restaurant was more than half-empty. After being seated, we were served our drinks but had to wait another 20 minutes to order our appetizers. We had to wait again to place our dinner orders. Dinner for two took more than 2+ hours."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We went to Popi's to celebrate my 50th birthday! Our waiter, Paul, was wonderful. He spent the time to explain all the specials and answered all our questions. He was very attentive to all our needs even as the restaurant got busier during our visit. The food came out piping hot! It was delicious!! A thoroughly enjoyable evening!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Food was delicious. Would dine there again, server great would dine here again"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Never anything bad to say about Popi's... always a great meal with great service... Easy to park... rare in the city!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Popi's is always good and priced good. Excellent Calamari. Everyone enjoyed their meal."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Enjoyed the dinner with friends. Had reservations and we were seated promptly when we arrived. We had tickets to show, so this was perfect location and timed excellently."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "+ Very broad menu selections, steak, chicken, fish, pasta, crab, salad! + Every dish was delicious + / - Service was very good, but there was a decline in attention once the restaurant filled up. - The dinner plates took quite a bit to come out, we were okay with that but if you are in a rush it may not be a good choice. + Overall very prettily decorated - beautiful Christmas tree in the middle of the room. Good ambiance and relaxed feel."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "As always - excellent; wait staff is above professional and food is fantastic; customized if needed!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Thought the staff was very accomodating since most of the party was caught in traffic. It was the weekend of the Army/Navy game in Philadelphia. We were not rushed. Our waiter was very cordial. Our food was delicious. We ordered a variety of dishes and all were fabulous. Noise level was a little loud, but it was a busy night and a large party of men-probably in town for the game-were a bit noisy, but certainly not out of line for such a large group. Would definitely go again."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We had brunch last Sunday before a show and enjoyed the experience. However, we liked their Marseilles restaurant better and found the service here to be a bit spotty."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "The food was nice but nowhere near what I would expect from a restaurant that has a 27 rating!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "The food was excellent, the service was phenomenal, and the ambiance was incredible. I have nothing but good things to say about Popi's."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "The lobster ravioli special was amazing. Big chunks of lobster meat. My husband's Bronzino was delicious, and our appetizers were lovely. The waitress never marked in the computer that we honored our reservation, so Open Table labelled us as no-shows."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "This is a perfect place to dine right before a sporting event. Great service, easy parking, and definitely great food!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "This is "Old Philly" in the right sense, meaning you feel like you are still in the 50's. The food is Americano-Italian more than Italian. Good to try once to see one of the patches which makes Philly."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Excellent traditional Italian food but also some original dishes that I thought were very tasty. Combos one is not used to seeing in a neighborhood restaurant. Veal chop covered with a fig cream sauce. 3 cuts of filet, each with a different sauce, one being fish. Fun place."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Popi's is a great place to dine with great food and service. It is a perfect place for a first date! The crab cakes are the best in the city!!"
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "Nice restaurant. We were a trade show group looking for a restaurant last minute who could take 7. We were all pleased. Very friendly and great food, Made requested items not on menu."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Was in the area for a marathon and needed to find an Italian restaurant to carb load. Found this online and it was beyond what we expected! Great service, food and atmosphere. If I'm ever in the area again I would go back."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Great Italian food. Service was a bit slow but they were very busy. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 11/16/2013