Ralph's Italian Restaurant
Excellent, will find somethingExcellent, will find something on the menu for everyone at reasonable prices. Brocolli Rabe was absolutely fantastic. Great Experience!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the food and atmosphere!Loved the food at Ralph's. I felt like I was back at my grandmothers eating our Sunday Italian dinner. The service was also excellent. You really felt like you were eating with family.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding.......as alwaysBy far The BEST Italian restaurant around. The veal parm is incredible and a very generous portion. Service is always wonderful.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server went above andOur server went above and beyond to make our experience enjoyable and memorable. The food (especially the red sauce) is delicious, and the overall atmosphere is great.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service!!Another amazing dinner at Ralph's. The food and service is always incredible!! Absolutely best veal selections and specials!! Can't wait to go back and try something new!!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat serviceWe were surprised at how quickly our food was served. The lasagna was so good and I recommend the chicken sorrento as well.
We will definitely be back!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMRalph's Restaurant RulesFrom the nostalgic photos on the wall to the original tiled floor to the DELICIOUS food, Ralph's Restaurant is a true diamond of Philly. The staff are prompt, courteous and knowledgeable when they work the rooms of Ralph's that look straight out of a scene from The Godfather!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food but too much!We went on a weekend for lunch. The only option was ordering off the dinner menu, which meant large portions. The food is always spectacular at Ralph's. We have been many times and have never been disappointed. Always amazing food, good service and reasonable prices. We ended up taking half our food home with us and would have liked smaller portions as a lunch option, which they do offer during the week. Still, a great meal, just too much to eat at one sitting! If you are in or around South Philadelphia, this is the place to go.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMREAL Italian foodBeing from an Italian family makes me a poor critic of the majority of Italian restaurants. Ralph's passes the test. The sauce tasted like my Grandma's. The meatballs were incredible. The gnocchi was the best I've ever had. The sauce, truly, is the best indication of a restaurant's chops, and Ralph's passed with flying colors. Tip: save room for dessert, because the cannoli cake is to die for.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMPretty GoodThe best part about Ralph's was the homemade unique feel of the food. It's worth checking out just to experience it.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't wait to go backDelicious food and great service. We ordered one veal dish (was told that Ralph's is best known for the veal) and lasagna. Both were fantastic and we can't wait to go back and try their other veal dishes. Servers were very nice and attentive.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful night.Delicious food. Friendly personable service. And they even remembered to do birthday candles from a note made through open table. Will absolutely be back for more.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulRalph's was wonderful from the second we walked in it was apparent that it was gonna be a great experience. The food was the best I have had at a restaurant in a long time. It is so worth it. Our waiter mike was excellent. My water glass was never empty. I would go everyday if I could.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first time to Ralph'sOur first time to Ralph's even though it is a Philly institution--we weren't disappointed! Great food-traditional Italian restaurant decor-great waiters--but the tables are very close--that said, the folks at the table next to us were very nice!!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner at Ralph's RestaurantiIt is very difficult to critique an Italian restaurant when you're Italian. However, we have never had a bad meal at Ralph's Restaurant. Sarcone's bread is just the way we like it. Their gravy (red sauce) is perfect. The mussels in red were nice and moist. Our appetizer invention, broccoli rabe, roasted peppers, anchovy and provolone shavings (that they had no problem preparing) was delicious. Our entrees were expertly prepared and cooked to perfection. We always bring home a leftover so that we have room for dessert, cannoli cake.
Overall, our experience is rated A++++.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOnly negative was, I was surprisedOnly negative was, I was surprised to see the charge for a refill on soda, especially since beverage size was small.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis oldest italian restaurantThis oldest italian restaurant was exceptional. Great food at reasonable prices with a convivial atmosphere.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!If you're looking for some home made Italian food, just like Momma used to make, then Ralph's is your place!! The food was excellent and the desserts were just as excellent!!! The only thing I would warn people about is that it's just a little cramped in the front dining area. But the food is well worth the squeeze!!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Italian foodAntipasto is terrific as was the veal parm and eggplant!!!!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food.Ralph"s was absolutely the most delicious Veal my wife & myself ever tasted. The service was great & the atmosphere awesome.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is fantastic, serviceFood is fantastic, service is great. The restaurant is small and the tables are close together.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favoriteRalph's has been our favorite restaurant since first trying the food about 8 years ago. It is the best Italian food we have found and we stopped shopping for a good Italian restaurant as soon as we tried Ralph's for the first time. There is no comparison!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMService is always good at Ralph'sand we always have good time along with good food!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food, Service was okayThe food was fantastic, but the service was only so-so. I brought a group of 10 to celebrate my boyfriend's & my college graduation. Our reservation was for 7:15, but when we got there we had to wait until close to 8 before we actually got a table. When we were finally seated, we had to wait for quite a long time before a server came for our drink orders. Then we watched as all the tables around us (who were seated after us) got drinks, bread, and finally their meals. We didn't get bread until our entrees were brought out, and we were waiting for food for over 40 mins.
Once the food finally came out, it was fantastic and everyone enjoyed their meals.
Overall, I'd recommend the place to a friend, but I'd warn them about the slow service.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMVery AccomodatingWe got to the restaurant 45 minutes early and they seated us without any problem. The appetizers we ordered were huge so by the time the entree arrived we were almost full. My wife ordered the veal parmegiani and had to take home practically all of it. The experience was very nice, the wait staff was friendly and attentive and there was also valet parking available on the day we went. Altogether a very pleasant experience. We will definitely dine there again.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat Italian food...authenticexcellent quality, the service was wonderful the atmosphere was old world with a hint of garlic I would go back again tomorrow5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorite placesOne of our favorite places for lunch. I just wish it were easier to park close by.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLived up to the reputation!!My doctor recommended Ralph's and everything was as awesome as he described. Our waiter was knowledgeable and gave great explanations of the dishes, the food was delicious, and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We are looking forward to our next visit!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMNo body does it better!Been going to Ralphs for nearly 20 years and every time I am not disappointed! Staff is great - and food is always fantastic! I will always recommend Ralphs = always the Best of Philly!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great meal and superbAlways a great meal and superb service. Mussels are the best.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's DayThe food was good. Portions are large. Pasta dishes are outstanding.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the OLDEST italianThis is the OLDEST italian restaurant and eating at Ralph's for the first time I know why. From the moment you walk in the door, the wonderful smells and you know this is the real thing. Large portions of wonderful food and Chris our server was attentive and we had a GREAT meal.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food!Over all the food was very good. The only thing that could have been better, the pasta. It was clearly boxed pasta. A place with meat balls as good as theirs should serve fresh pasta. My wife had the spinach and gorgonzola gnocchi and that was, Awesome! I'd also eat the bruchetta every night.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMYou won't be disappointed!Consistently good food. We've never had a bad meal or a bad dish! Traditional, homestyle Italian food. Not one of those new, fancy-schmanzy trattorias.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways an enjoyable dinnerAlways an enjoyable dinner at this gem of an Italian restaurant.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWana-be-ItalianOur second visit to Ralph's was just as good as it was the first time about 10 years ago. The food was special and our reservation was prompt. We will be back.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGood fresh typical homemadeGood fresh typical homemade italian food! Had the seafood salad and the veal with artichokes both very tasteful and delicious!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMReal Authentic ItalianFood was authentic Italian. Sauce was excellent and our server was efficient and just attentive enough.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMRalph's - Always Good!!Again, an excellent meal at Ralph's. I had the broiled sausage with broccoli rate in a light garlic sauce over penne. It was cooked perfectly. The half-carafe of wine was perfect for my wife and i, and a bargain for $10. The tables at Ralph's are hilariously small. There is rarely enough for all the plates. We asked for an olive oil dipping sauce and were brought a delicious concoction with lots of roasted garlic - just another sign of the excellent service we always get at Ralph's. It was a loud and crowded Saturday night - and we didn't feel rushed at all. Thanks Ralph's!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious authentic ItalianGreat atmosphere! Small little Italian restaurant with a big menu. Wait staff was excellent. The house chianti was excellent. The food is the best in the city. You can't go wrong with anything here.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been to Ralphs many timesHave been to Ralphs many times over the years. Never disappoints. Food is always great4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best of South PhillyBeen going to this restaurant for years. Great food and service.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't order the Caesar Salad!There were three of us and the service/waiter was excellent - the house salad was ordered by two of the ladies (fine) however the caesars salad was NOT what I expected (should have ordered the soup. Very dry, limited shavings of cheese and little to no dressing. The entrees were super good.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, classic Italian.Great food, classic Italian. You must go here at least once in your lifetime. Noise level is definitely on the loud side, but that is the result of the energy here. Everyone having a great time, great wine, and great food. Will definitely go back some day.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSouth Philly StapleHad an other wonderful meal in south philly! Ralph's is wonderful!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMagnificent!Celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary there Saturday night. Food, service and ambiance- TOP NOTCH! Delicious- authentic- wonderful. The veal was perfect- sauce (gravy) outstanding- fettucini obviously homemade- best pasta I ate in ages. Cannolli Cake extraordinaire!
I would go back again and again- and I will. :)4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and very accommodatingGreat food and very accommodating for a large group.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPhilly InstitutionHad friends in from Texas and they wanted to experience the full Philly treatment. We took them to Ralph's. It did not disappoint. They loved it as did we.
The mozzarella and roasted peppers appetizer is AWESOME! I have it every time. Could work a little on desserts and the size of the wine glasses but all in all...awesome place!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWas looking for a traditionalWas looking for a traditional Italian S. Philly place to take an out of town guest. Ralph's fit the bill: Near the Italian Market, 100+ year legacy. I figured it was a safe bet and it was. It's a quaint ambience. Seats 40-50 in one room. We ate at 6:00pm on a Wednesday. Valet parking ($8) was helpful. The two-tops were occupied and there was a pleasant conversational hum. We left at 8pm and the place was virtually full with some large groups. It was moderately loud, but conversation was not inhibited. I had the ceasar salad which was just ok. Guest had artichoke hearts and used lots of salt. Both had Veal Rollatine. Very good. Thin cutlets were well done; Sauce excellent. Wine list good. Service attentive.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food!!! Party ofExcellent food!!! Party of 7 everyone enjoyed their food! Service was superb Rob was our server;)
Only downfall it was very very loud:(. A party of 10 men were next to us, we could barely hear the person next to us ! It is mostly due to the acoustics in the place! I would still go back just not for a romantic dinner4/23/2013 12:00:00 AM