Good for business lunches
This place is rather pricey but the food is good and it is very conveniently located on the UPenn campus. It is perfect for business lunch meetings.
2/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was outstanding,
The food was outstanding, and service was good. The noise level was a bit high as the restaurant got busy and dinner was a bit pricey.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect for dinner before
Perfect for dinner before the Annenberg. Incredibly delicious salads.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were staying at the Inn
We were staying at the Inn at Penn and so had reservations at Penne for conveniences' sake. But the service and the meal was as good as any we might hope for had this been a "destination". We had fresh and interesting salads, delicious ristotto and complex, tasty wild mushroom ragu rigatoni. Both our waiter and the maitre d' brought professionalism and warmth to the table - happily omitting the awful "hi, I'm xx. I'll be your waiter tonight."
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious! Great food and service!
My boyfriend and I dined here one Friday night and had a wonderful time. Penne far exceeded our expectations. All dishes were served promptly and with beautiful presentation. We loved the ricotta appetizer, the bolognese pasta dish, the duck tenderloin, and the custard dessert. Our server was friendly and attentive, and the chef even came over to our table to ensure we were pleased with our food. What a nice touch! All in all it was a great dining experience and we'll be sure to return and recommend Penne to our friends and family.
3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved this restaurant and
I loved this restaurant and would definitely come back. This restaurant is within a hotel and the lighting was the right setting not to bright and not to dark. There were both tables and booths creating a cozy atmosphere. The service was wonderful warm and friendly from the moment I arrived. As far as the food it was very good me and my friend shared fried calamari it was nice and golden and very tender. My entree was sweet potato ravioli in a cream sauce it was delicious.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was great. Good well
Food was great. Good well present dItalian with interesting ingredients.All 6 of us even a picky eater found something.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A real hidden gem!
A stunning room! Food was prepared beautifully. Loved the prefix menus. Wine bar with many by the glass. Quiet enough to talk. Romantic enough to look into your sweety's eyes. Loved everything about the Inn at Penn and especially Penne.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italian Gem @ Inn at Penn Hotel
Reservation for two on Saturday night, 4/13/13, at 6:00. Second time there. At that hour, not busy, so "noise level" was very quiet. Got busier by the time we left, but still a quiet noise level. Service outstanding, and food very good. Prices reasonable for what you get and a decent value. Would return again.
4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very slow service for lunch
Very slow service for lunch when we were only ones there when we arrived.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service and Food
I like how the kitchen was open in the front and you can see them cooking your food. it was a very quiet atmosphere, the food was excellent, the servings was more then enough and was seasoned really well.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
A favourite in Philly
I really love everything about this restaurant. The small bar is cozy with a great bartender and the food never disappoints. I can't eat anything with gluten and Penne goes above and beyond in making sure everything is perfect for anyone with food allergies. I had gluten free pasta with a creamy mixed variety of mushroom sauce that was top notch. My husband had wild mushroom ravioli with a side of sautéed kale and garlic. Both dishes were excellent. We've eaten there many times and are never disappointed. Two thumbs up to chef and staff at Penne.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Three of us had different selections and
we were all highly satisfied. The pasta
dishes are always excellent, but this trip
I tried the scallops which were delicious.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
As a visitor - we have dined
As a visitor - we have dined in this venue numerous times over the years--
Enjoy and friendly service
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and wine better than
Food and wine better than usual for a hotel restaurant. A safe bet if you are looking for an agreeable meal and decent glass of wine at reasonable prices. Desserts are surprisingly good. Overall, surprised on the upside. If you are staying at the hotel and looking for convenience, you won't be disappointed.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch at Penne
Lunch was great at Penne. The server was excellent and the food was extremely tasty. I also enjoyed the wine. I rate this is a great place to take someone to lunch!
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for what I was looking for
My girlfriend's family was in town recently for a night and due to her grandmother's age, we were looking for a nice Italian place near Drexel's campus, where we live. So I took a gamble on a restaurant I'd never been to, and booked a res at Penne. From first walking in, the restaurant is appropriately nice - not overly-fancy, but definitely an upper-scale feel to the place. Her family was impressed with the wine list and raved about the food. Without being too over-the-top expensive or extravagant, Penne pulled off what felt like a really nice dinner at a much higher end restaurant. Penne made me look good for my first encounter with my girlfriend's family, and that's worth everything. Definitely reccomending this place to my friends.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Minimal Menu- Maximal good food!
Penne , located in the Inn at Penn on the University of Pennsylvania campus is truly a neighborhood gem NOT FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS ON A STUDENT BUDGET. Kids -- save this one for when Mom and Dad visit. The limited menu can be a challenge but each dish I tasted was delicious albeit it small in size. There are many specials including some that are not publicized. ASK! I overhead a patron asking the host if the ---- was still being served. Unfortunately I could hear was the other guest was asking for but I did read about several seasonal or graduation specials. Definitely worth a visit but check the menu on line.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was great and
The service was great and the food was outstanding. The wait staff answered questions regarding different food items without hesitation. Overall, it was a pleasant and relaxed dining experience.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good place for lunches at Penn. Fine for place with guests or professional friends.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than expected
This "hotel" restaurant will surprise on the upside - pasta is homemade, nice selection of wines by the glass, apps & entrees thoughtfully prepared, and desserts that will leave you with a smile. Have dined here three times while visiting Philly - reliable, consistent, and agreeable.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was absolutely wonderful. My server was very attentive and the hostess very personable. They had a very good wine list.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for our first Anniversary dinner and they treated us excellent. They service and food was outstanding... I would recommend to anyone looking for a good Italian meal with a little upscale!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I thought the pasta was excellent!
I thought the pasta was excellent! WE went back two nights in a row
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Penne for my birthday dinner and had a wonderful gift card. The gift card helped off set the price which was great! Overall the food and service was good but the food portions and price was hefty. Overall my party of 6 had a great time and we will definitely be back for another special occasion and possible happy hour.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant offers a classy,
This restaurant offers a classy, sophisticated, but also quasi casual environment. The chef is outstanding. The seared salmon was absolutely delicious. Another great feature is the fixed price meal (3 courses for $35) made this evening not only memorable but affordable.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for the food and a chat.
My wife and I joined our two grandchildren, who reside in Switzerland but who are students at Penn, at Penne for lunch. It was a beautiful sunny October day, and we decided to sit outside. The service was friendly and accomodating, and the food was excellent. We were not rushed, and the ambiance was perfect for a leisurely lunch with much good conversation.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the pasta...
Dined here for my brothers birthday...some of the best pasta dishes I have ever tasted. The service was wonderful. The waitstaff and hostess were extremely helpful...I bmob, she was extremely helpful in recommending pairings...i never even opened the bottle.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
went to penne before annenberg show. the restaurant was filled to the brim. we thought we wouldnt make it out in time for our show until the hostess kindly explained the pre-theater menu. 3 courses for $35 and it was an amazing meal. we actually had extra time for an additional glass of wine. the manager suggested a great one after providing a taste test. i was surprisingly impressed by everything. we will definitely make penne our regular "pre-theater" dinner spot.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
came with a group of friends to have dinner. penne was running this excellent "breast cancer awareness" dinner where a portion of your meal when to breast cancer research. i thought this was such a great idea and deal so we decided to by a bottle of wine. Marco the manager came over and offered a wonderful suggestion that everyone at the table loved. i had the sweet potato ravioli which was to die for. sweet with an little savory from the sauteed kale. delicious! will definitely come back again!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to go and have
Great place to go and have a nice not too expensive meal.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food at Penne is continually
The food at Penne is continually improving and becoming more nuanced in flavors. However, I ordered scallops for my entree, and three scallops is not sufficient for a main course.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Business dinner, great food and an exceptional waiter!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our dinners were terrific--having
Our dinners were terrific--having a few appetizers in lieu of a main dish was a good choice. We really enjoyed our visit.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM