We ordered a salad with delicious
We ordered a salad with delicious cheese, raisins, pine nuts...yummy and we also ordered pasta bolognese which we shared....very big portions and the bread is also delicious. We will go there more often since it's on Open Table. Pizza is outstanding.
4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent selection of pizza
Excellent selection of pizza and our waiter Kostas was very fun and engaging. The restaurant was a bit loud but otherwise I will recommend to friends.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went to Pietro's on a first
I went to Pietro's on a first date and it could not have gone better. The food was great, our server was witty, and the table was our table was the perfect size for communication. The only downside I can recall is that it was a bit louder than I would have liked. At times I found it a bit hard to hear my date over other noises in the restaurant. Overall, though, a great spot for a couple to dine out.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We all ordered different pasta
We all ordered different pasta dishes and they each were delicious! It doesn't look like much outside but the restaurant extends very far into the building. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for authentic Italian!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a find! Large Menu but there were 5 of us, 2 of which were from Germany. We ordered a few different types of pizza, and every one of them were amazing, and very unusual.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
"go-to" place for large groups
Pietro's is always accomodating and it's the perfect spot to eat and drink before a show at the TLA on South St. The pizza is consistently fresh, crispy, and really really good. I am never dissapointed.
I've never tried the entreees, just bc I usually go there with a crowd (over 8) and it's easier to order pizza. SO good
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
best pizza restaurant
I love the pizza and eat there at least once per week. A salad or other appetizer and a single 13" traditional pizza is more than enough for two and is a great dinner. The salads are large and very good, but my favorite appetizer is the roasted vegetable plate. It is beautifully done with two good cheeses and roasted peppers and artichokes among the veggies. The best pizza is the barese (great sausage!), but all the traditional 13"ers are terrific. Service is always friendly and fast.
This is the best run restaurant in Philadelphia and does a large volume business. Tables are cleared and reset before an exiting patron is out the door. They have a table server / clean up staff that practically run from table to table.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming and Delish
Picked this place for a pre-bachelorette party dinner with a girls and we were completely impressed with the food, the service, and the restaurant as a whole. We were a group of 7 and ordered arancini, 2 large salads, a large pizza, a large veal parm, and small other pasta and we could only eat about half of it all- so beware of your eyes being bigger than your stomach!! (not to worry though - we were very happy to have the leftovers for later!)
All the food was fantastic, and every one of us were very pleased as we rolled ourselves out of there. It definitely set us off on the right foot for the rest of the evening and I am so glad I found this place to come to. Next time I'm in Philly, I'll be sure to visit again!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots to Eat
13 inch pizza plenty for two. Very busy & energetic staff.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh Italian Food
Was recommended by a friend and did not disappoint. Quality food, friendly service, fair pricing.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was in the mood for a good Italian pasta with marinara sauce...and this place hit the spot! I've been to many Italian restaurants in Philly, and though many are good, none serve the basic Italian fare that one thinks of when one thinks Italian. My guest and I shared two entrees--baked ziti and spaghetti/meatballs--and they were both amazing! I can't wait to go back to order something else. We sat outside, and it was just perfect. The prices are more than reasonable and the portions are generous. I highly recommend this place...one of my new favorite Italian places in Philly!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and wonderful service!
This was our first visit to Pietro's. The food was exceptional and the service was top notch. Although it was a busy Saturday evening, we never felt rushed. Our waiter was incredibly helpful, making recommendations as to the size of the appetizers and entrees and guiding us to some marvelous choices. The restaurant is vibrant and fun and seems like a great place for couples, families and groups. We will definitely dine there again!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great location for date night. Typical Italian feel with great food. Great for family meals, as you can get your entrees family style.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always have a great dinner.
We always have a great dinner. Shared a spinach salad (huge portion) which was delicious and a pasta dish (whole wheat pasta with veggies) fabulous!!!! and the bread always yummy. Great service with outdoor seating. Thank you for a delicious dinner.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would go again
We had a 9pm reservation on a Saturday. The restaurant was not busy at all so the reservation was really not needed. The service was prompt and friendly. I ordered a chicken pasta dish that was amazing and my boyfriend's ravioli was as well. We got chocolate cheesecake for dessert which was delicious. I would absolutely return if I am ever in Philadelphia again.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Pizza & More
Interesting variety of pizzas although you can also build you own. There are alot of non-pizza options as you would find in an Italian resturant. Although my party only had pizza, other diner's plates looked very good. Good beer selection, with plenty on tap. Great location on Walnut St, with sidewalk dining as well as plenty of space inside and at the bar (it does get crowded here).
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food, Good Price
A bit hot and busy on a Saturday night but good pizza
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pietro's on Walnust St
Always a good time. Nice atmosphere, good food and good service. Enjoyed the napoli pizza, sangria, bread and Risotto balls! Then off to shop at local stores! Right by Rittenhouse Square!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in Philadelphia for the first time, and this was a great find. The atmosphere was great and the food was delicious. I had the salmon, and it was cooked perfectly. My husband's pasta dish was terrific. The service was excellent....the waiter was attentive and polite but not intrusive. It was refreshing that he did not try to upsell, nor did they rush us or try to remove our plates the second we put our fork down. I would definitely recommend. The specialty pizzas looked amazing. Very upbeat atmosphere.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came here to celebrate my fiancees birthaday. This place was the perfect spot for excellent italian stlye pizza. The mozzarella sticks were to die for & the rolls were even more scrumptious. The broccoli & spinach pizza were ordered was the best we ever had & the vegetables on it we're so fresh & delish. Definitely will be coming here more often to dine.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Air conditioner felt like
Air conditioner felt like it wasn't working properly
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good but service could be friendlie
This is a very nice restaurant and we much enjoyed the food. Our waiter was a bit stuffy and was not very accomodating in helping us with a custom pizza. Rather than protecting the feelings of the chef, perhaps you might have heard of the expression, "the customer is always right." We did not find that to be the case with our waiter that evening.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I though it would be an average Italian restaurant, given the prices. But it was absolutely fantastic, with great service. BRAVO!!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food for the price in
Good food for the price in the area. Very consistent level of food and service.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Casual and Easy
Relaxed environment with standard food that doesn't disappoint. Great for large groups, really good pizza!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I absolutely love this restaurant
I absolutely love this restaurant -- the food is always delicious and never disappoints! The service is great, as well! Only wish it were closer to where I work -- maybe I should change jobs!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Good, impolite server
I booked a table for my 19 year old daughter and her visiting boyfriend. Food was great along with the atmosphere, but they got unlucky with their server. They wanted to change a topping on a pizza (and would have paid for the change) which is usually not a problem in most italian restaurants. However, the server was adamant that the pizzas had to be served without any changes - understandable for many reasons but he wasn't that smooth about it. They said that his personality changed from being very nice and fun to being stern and almost unpleasant - he needs to take a Social Skills 101 class. No server should make diners feel awkward if they want to make a change to pizza toppings.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
great local gem
Best to make reservations. Great pasta and pizza. Large portions. Our waiter was quick and efficient. We made reservations and waited about 5 minutes.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. We had the calamari
Great food. We had the calamari with spicey sausage follwoed by a pizza and spaghetti and meatballs. It was a really good meal.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
That pizza ! That pizza !
I was told Pietro's had amazing pizza but that was an understatement ! Words can not explain how delicious it was!! I was very satisfied. The open table menu is smaller than the actual menu, which was a pleasant surprise because the pizza I ordered was not listed online. The service was okay, the pizza came out quick which I loved.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun place. Kids love the food. Some sauces are a bit salty. Good beer and wine list.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid coal-oven pizza
Crust: Thin on the bottom, thick and toasty around the edges.
Toppings: For the most part you can choose your own, but somehow you cannot re-create some of the specialty pizzas (which only come in "small").
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took Family Out to Lunch
My family went out for lunch on Sunday. It was great because there was something for everyone. The brunch specials went until 3pm, so we could still enjoy those (with coffee and mimosa). Everyone was satisfied. The food was tasty. We sat inside, and it was nice and airy.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My experiencr at Pietro's was top notch! The food and ambience were excellent, and we had quality service. Would definitely reccomend to others.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
real italian cooking and fresh ingredients made it a wonderful dining experience.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went on a Friday night and made a reservation before so we got seated right away. Our server was nice and attentive, and splitting an appetizer, a pizza and a bottle of wine between 3 people was very reasonable! And the food was delicious! I would definitely recommend this place!!!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant remains consistent for the quality of their food and service. As a senior, I'm more aware of the background noise level but also happen to be in the noise control industry. I know there are methods to abate some of that noise but because these levels seem to be generally louder in so many restaurants, it appears their owners believe their patrons WANT/LIKE a loud environment! (Perhaps this is why we often see diners mutually typing away on their cell phones instead of talking to each other!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service for this mid-priced downtown location. Our server, Konstantin, made the night complete. A definite hit for a casual Italian meal.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Being in Italy but Not
Great pizza, italian food, great wine choices, very courteous and hard working waiters and best of all affordable prices! The only negative was the snobby curt hostess - poor choice.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have gone to this location for over 10 years, never disappoints!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the second time we have gone to Pietro's. The first time was a couple of years ago, and we liked it so much we had to go back. The food is great, and our waiter was awesome. He knew exactly what we needed, talked to the kids, even thought it was crazy busy that night. We will definitely be back!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great pizza and terrific salads!!!
Great pizza and terrific salads!!! The area near the bar can be noisy and drafty so we always like to sit on the upper level--on a chilly night it can be very cozy. You get good value for you dollar--
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hot Delcious Pasta for me please
My wife came her before her first marathon in Philly back in 2009 - to carb-load of course. We came back in February this year while visiting friends at Philly craft market. We had to come back again for some delicious, fresh, piping hot pasta. Our 15mo. old son even enjoyed his time (last time he slept under the table in his carrier!) Service was excellent and the moz stuffed meatballs were out of site. My wife had, traditionally, the penne in vodka sauce and I had the paparadelli with mushrooms and sun-dried tomato. Hot pasta on a cool fall evening? Yes Please. "We'll be back" (Arnold style)
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pre-Marathon Carb Loading
We were in town for the Philadelphia Marathon. The restaurant was very busy but fortunately we were able to squeeze in an early reservation for our party of 7. This was a great place for lots of delicious carbs - pasta and pizza. The pomodoro sauce on the spaghetti was outstanding and covered almost every single noodle. The large pizza seemed a little small to us but were excellent quality; and since we like extra sauce, they were able to give us lots of extra sauce to pour extra on top of our individual slices. We had two small children, ages 8 and 5, and their kid's meals were perfect. The service was great. Overall an outstanding experience.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM