Ralph's Italian Restaurant
Great 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 AMbirthday dinnerMy only complaint - there wre only two other couples at the resturant our waiter seemed like he was in a hurry. did not tell us any specials never checked on us during our dinner to see if we needed anything or if our food was okay. paid 8.oo for them to park my car all they did was move my car four feet from door.5/10/2013 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 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 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 AMWhat an ExperienceWhat a GEM - travelled all the way from Australia for this experience.
Thank you..4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's the real thingRalph's lived up to our high expectations. We felt right at home and the food was first class. The service was just right and the atmosphere in the room was authentic, warm and friendly--just as you hope for from a 100 year old family owned restaurant. We had a great time and we highly recommend Ralph's to anyone looking for good authentic traditional Italian food in Philadelphia. It;s the real thing.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendly wait staff with smilesFriendly wait staff with smiles on their faces. The four in my party all enjoyed our meals.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were top notch. The reason this, Reasturant. Is the way it is,From the moment u walk in until the moment you leave they make you feel part of there family and, that's what can't, be duplicated by anyone else4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Italian I have ever hadBest Italian I have ever had in America and I lived in Italy for 6 weeks. The service is so friendly you feel like you're family. A must go.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMtry to visit whenever in thetry to visit whenever in the area. going for more than 50 years! will continue.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter from Boston (IOur waiter from Boston (I forget his name!) was incredible.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOldest Italian restaurantOldest Italian restaurant in the nation! Opened in 1900. Fantastic homemade italian cooking from the heart. Service was superb aswell, and very friendly workers. Meatballs and gravy are excellent!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat old world Italian restaurant.Great old world Italian restaurant. Eggplant parm was fresh and soft and tasty. Sauces are light and splendid.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMRemians on TopThe best red sauce in South Philly. My gnocchi were tremendous, and my partners rigatoni and shrimp were to die for. An excellent house Chianti was the perfect beverage, and a dark side of the moon to share was a topper for dessert. Service was top-notch as usual, and even the apparent cramped quarters were roomier than what met the eye. A visit to Ralph's is always a winner.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile visiting the phildelphiaWhile visiting the phildelphia area, a friend of our recommended Ralph's. he said they have the best Italian food around.He was absolutely right. The host was very friendly !4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur daughter picked Ralph'sOur daughter picked Ralph's to have her 21st birthday dinner with us and some of her friends. Mark, our waiter, was professional, friendly, and very accomodating with all our requests. The food was awesome and it was soooo good to experience "homemade" old world cooking!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!We loved this place. The italian food was just like mom's and the service was outstanding. We will definitely be back there the next time we are in Philly.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best in casual Italian dining!Wonderful and casual Italian restaurant that easily accommodated our party of six.
We are still talking about the amazing food 3 days later!
Our waiter, Mark, seemlessly offered excellent suggestions and service and lent
to the overall memorable experience at Ralph's.
If you are looking for a for a place to fulfill your Italian cravings while enjoying
the company of family and friends Ralph's is it!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMeveryone should have the chickeneveryone should have the chicken sorrento at least once before they die ... it is magnificent3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSuch an authentic ItalianSuch an authentic Italian restaurant! We stumbled upon it while visiting Philly and couldn't have asked for anything better. The waiter was very accomodating to our child who is such a picky eater. The food was outstanding!!!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMRalph's is truly a uniqueRalph's is truly a unique experience and I loved the coziness. Food is spectacular and melts in your mouth.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Italian food the oldGood Italian food the old fashioned way. Truly enjoyed the food and the history of this restaurant.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur meal was absolutely perfect.Our meal was absolutely perfect. The mussels (red) and Veal Parmesan were the best I ever had.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSuper night out. Great food!Super night out. Great food! The best in south philly3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWhere are the Sweet Breads?Family owned Italian Restaurant that doesn't disapoint. Only negative is my father and I usually eat at Ralph's when in Philly for their Sweet Breads. Unfortunately on our last visit we learned they are no longer offered. It will not deter us from future visits but disappointing none the less.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome niteWe went for the food but we got so much more our waiter was so attentive and gave us great suggestions he also was really nice made our experience there very enjoyable The food was awesome However the place is just so much more than the food we felt like we were really appreciated and even with a groupon everything was top notch wish I knew my waiters name but I guess to much wine but he had a funny accent and we had great conversation about shows we have seen. Really cool place really nice people3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Sunday lunch beforeGreat Sunday lunch before a show at Society Hill Playhouse.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AM