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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
  • 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
  • "Had a wonderful, relaxing dinner for a family birthday celebration. Food was delicious. There were thirteen of us in the party, and everyone loved their meals. Service was great - very attentive but not intrusive. Looking forward to going again!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "As usual everything was great, from appetizers to entrees to dessert, including the service.........."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Overall we all had fun and enjoyed a good meal. it wasvery noisy which made it difficult to hear. great appetizers-especially eggplant rolotini and the antipasto. food was tasty except the seafood dishes ( lingiuni and clams and fruitte del mar) which were overcooked."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Popped in early for a REAL ITALIAN dinner before a concert across the river ... The attention to detail and the clock were never out of sight. We dined on traditional Orecchiette with sausage, the stuffed rigatoni special (decadent) and served in olive oil with brocolirabe and hot sausage. Of course started with the clams white, with sauce you just don't want to give back - until you've used up every piece of bread to clean the bowl of every drop! Another stellar night! If you haven't been, you gotta try - if you have - it's time to go back! Popi's is the real deal. Good people serving great food in a wonderful setting in South Philadelphia."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "There is a reason why this restaurant has been around for years-because of its delicious food and great service. I took my dad and the family here for Father's Day. We all loved the food, Paul, our server was excellent and we enjoyed ourselves. Will definitely be back again. Great for families or for a romantic evening out."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Best Veal Parm in Philadelphia, service is fantastic! Everything about this place is super! All the food is amazing!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Service and food were excellent. We especially enjoyed the crab cakes. It is a wonderful local/neighborhood style restaurant. I definitely recommend it."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Food was delicious and our server was great! We will be back! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "great food, greater service. the best food in south philly"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was outstanding. From the calamari to the salad to veal and Mediterranean fish and concluding with tiramisu, it was a wonderful experience. My only recommendation is to start with the tiramisu..... It is positively the best we ever had"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Their menu seems to fit into standard Italian food. Some places try to take a modern or off the wall approach. This place was just good old fashioned Italian food. Some of their specials seemed a bit of a twist which is a good options and they had many specials. This place is not close to my normal routes but if I find myself down near the stadiums, I would definitely go back. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Great place for groups, reunions - the food was excellent, the service great - price was reasonable, location is perfect for those coming in from I-76, the Blue Route and Bridges - and plenty parking spaces - really can not ask for anything more"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Nice selection of entrees and specials. Antipasto was perfect as was the veal parm. We were early dining and virtually alone so I was a little disappointed that the next diners to enter we're seated at a table right next to us when the rest of the place was empty . However by the time we finished the place was pretty well filled."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food was very good and most of the service was also very good. Access to adequate facilities was limited"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Good bar area, but slow the night we were there. Appetizers were very good, especially the shrimp. The entrees were fair, not great. Room for groups, which was the main point for going there."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "As usual everything was perfect, from the food to the server, Johnny D. Have never had a bad meal or bad service at Popi's....."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Overall, it was a pleasant experience. Table of 6 next to us was extremely loud which made conversation difficult. Veal was delicious. Shrimp diJon was perfect"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great food and perfect location for a pre-game meal."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I had two business dinners at the restaurant, one on 4-22-14 and the other on 4-24-14 while on business in Philadelphia. This is one of my favorite restaurants. It's close to the airport and airport hotels."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Food was just OK, certainly not over the top dining here. Service was slow. Our party was large and apparently this restaurant is not accustomed to handling that. Just one assigned server and a mix match of staff which caused much confusion. When the dinners came out it sounded like an auctioning off of food as the food handlers yelled out orders. If someone at the table didn't respond we were looked at as it was our fault they were scrambling. So unorganized and rushed at the end our leftovers were handed back incomplete. I guess they expected us to open and verify that too. Probably could have gone next door to the Penrose Diner and had a better experience. Never again for us Popi's. Hope other large parties follow this advice. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Dined here many times, usually with 4 people. Went there with 9 people and it was a totally different experience. Service was awful - had to go to the bar to buy a second drink. Waitress never came back to see if we were ok,which we weren't. Mixed drinks, normally perfect, had aost no alcohol (at $14 a glass). Waitress had no incentive to do well as they added on a 20% gratuity. I was very disappointed."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had a very pleasant evening. Good was OK, service was not great but were very friendly."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I always have a great time dining at Popi’s. I tried the specials on the menu and was not disappointed. Can’t wait to go back!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Love Popi's great food, nice atmosphere, great service and friendly staff."
    Dined on 1/31/2014