Popi's Specials are very special
A family favorite with fantastic food, service and creative specials. Has all the italian staples, but always adds something interesting for the frequent diners. Also a great lunch menu - much faster lunch service which is always appreciated.
8/6/2012 4:00:00 PM
Loved it! Food was wonderful,
Loved it! Food was wonderful, our waiter Paul was very great and it was the beginning of a very nice evening. The place was spotless. I would highly recommend it and will def go again.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
What's not to love?
What's not to love about Popi's? Great restaurant experience as always. Hit up some old classics this time as we all picked some staples from the regular menu. My dinging companions chose the orecchiette and broccoli rabe with sausage, the dover sole, and I rocked it old school with the veal parm. Just tremendous. This quaint, family restaurant appreciates their customers, provides the correct amount of attention to same and makes sure everything is to your satisfaction. Not to be missed when you're in the city of brotherly love - search out Popi's for classic Italian dining.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is our third time dining
This is our third time dining here and we will definitely keep coming back. We were on our way to a Sixers game and you can't beat
the location to the stadiums and free parking! They have a big menu and always have interesting Specials besides.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect spot to head to before
Perfect spot to head to before a sporting event.......ample parking, delicious meal and attentive service.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Guess for a holiday it was
Guess for a holiday it was hectic. Food was so-so, not as good as when we usually go during the week. Service was outstanding having Johnny D as our server......
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Making it right!
The most delicious crab cakes I've ever eaten! Veal parmeggiano, not so good, but the staff made it right by changing the order, then sending out the most delectable cannoli s for desert on the house!
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food, great location
Had a great dinner with hubby before a concert. Convenient to all of the sports venues, with a relatively large dining room & plenty of free parking, this is a no brainer before a game or concert. We had a few of the specials: a tropical salad topped with 5 delicious grilled shrimp, fresh mango and a light citrus dressing; and an entree of branzino topped with TONS of lump crab meat. Hubby had some menu items: fried calamari and chicken ala Popi. An absolute must is the tiramisu. I will stop in for the tiramisu and coffee any chance I get! Our meal with a beer and a glass of wine was under $100 before tip: reasonable for the quality and quantity of food. Go to Popi's; you'll be glad you did.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful experience. Popped in on Sunday night for a no fuss OT reservation and ate like vikings! Great antipasta special, great steam clams (WHITE), great fish special and of course the perfectly cooked lamb chops were ON POINT! Throw in some great work from Angie at the bar and Pauly from the wait team and you've got yourself a great night!
4/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the meal. Great wine
Enjoyed the meal. Great wine list at a reasonable price. Staff are very friendly
I would go back when I'm in town. Would also recommend for a quiet business lunch or dinner
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Great Service.
Great Food and Great Service. We have been there multiple times when attending sporting events in Philly.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consisently very good food
Consisently very good food and service. We feel comfortable going at any time.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We thoroughly enjoyed our
We thoroughly enjoyed our food. From appetizers to desert, everyone raved about everything they ordered. Can't get a better meal out.
Although our waiter was very nice, our service was not extroidinary. It took almost 15 minutes to bring 2 bottles of beer to the table. Our water glasses were only filled after we asked for it.
We had a large group, one of which is elderly and our waiter spoke so softly no one could hear the specials.
So, although known for their service, we hit Popi's on an off night apparently. Regardless, I'll definitely be back and I will recommend it to to anyone!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Popi"s is an excellent place to eat.
I had the crab cake which was huge and tasted fabulous. I then had the Popi salad which was so wonderful. I just love the goat cheese. I then had the Veal di Mare which was just so good and tasty and consisted of veal , scallops , shrimp, and crab.
The desert was scrumptious and was the triple chocolate cake with espresso. The wine was stupendous. What a great experience for me and my family.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the greeter to the servers
Everyone was kind and helpful. The food was great, the specials were well presented. I went in with a certain item in mind and the specials changed my mind.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is an excellant dinning experience place. Never had a bad meal or experience. Highly reccomended.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top on my list
Great food,service outstanding as always! Clean &friendly !love the special and appetizers !
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic South Philly
Popi does it right. Great food, service, and value. First time visit but won't be our last.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was not what i expected.........did not look like much from outside or inside but the food made up for it
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Started with clams casino...nice small clams very tasty..different but worthy.
Caesar salad...OK..not the best.
Special 3 small filet mignons with 3 different toppings...Absolutley excellent. Cooked perfectly.
Nice wine list.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Family Run Spot
Popi's was just what you would want and expect from a old school south Philly Italian restaurant. traditional menu items along with some nice specials. all the food was very good, although not the best I've had of anything. I will certainly go back as there are a few more dishes I want to try!
7/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything here was so great! I got the filet trio and gourmet antipasto. Everyone at my table enjoyed their meals as well, the other dishes were lobster ravioli and chicken a la popi. It was absolutely delicious, but the service was even better! Our bartender Jojo was so friendly and our server Paul was the tops, even the hostess Anne was so accommodating and helpful! Everything here is always consistently good. This place is really close to my house so I've been here so many times I've practically lived here and every time it is something.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A hidden gem
What a nice night with my husband. We had the chicken Marcella and the filet trio. Amazing!
Everyone was really nice!
We will be back.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Family own restaurant
A neighborhood gem with a great bar and very friendly staff. Visited from Florida and they made us feel like we were regulars. If your Italian you know what I mean. Try it you'll love it.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Veal de Mare was excellent.
Veal de Mare was excellent. Again, our server Johnny D was great. We always ask for him when he is working. He knows not to rush us, as we prefer to take our time with everything....
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good family gathering place
The service was good - the food was good - the ambience was good. Most memorable part was the family style appetizer sampler. Great job, and tasted better. The family was together in Phili from all sorts of other places and we chose to come here. Good place, we would recommend it and gather here again at our next family gathering.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Popi's is Outstanding!
Took my sister there for dinner. I had never been there before but she said she loved it there. The food was delicious, the server's was very attentive. They sang Happy Birthday to her and we had a blast at the bar afterwords. Would highly recommend it. It's a hidden gem in South Philly.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun For Lunch
Chosen for its rich Italian heritage, family owned, at the edge of South Philadelphia. Its a cute restaurant that fills up with locals around lunch time. Thats always a good sign--if the locals dont eat there dont enter lol. Waiter incredibly knowledgeable of the menu, rattled it off by heart. Did note the crabcake to be the best item on the menu, but I received 1 deep fried ball of crab meat soup. Not the best crabcake I've had by far. My colleague's who joined me liked their dishes though. I will probably return and attempt a different meal.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good stop .
Good food, nice atmosphere , good service . One of our favorites .
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Location and Great Food
If you are looking for great Italian food, then Popi's is the place to go. Popi's is in a great location when looking for dinner before a sporting or concert venue. Free parking is a plus since you are in the city where parking is difficult. You are only 5 minutes in moderate traffic from the sports complex in South Philly. I will most definitely return to Popi's. The wait staff is most helpful and curteous.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place & close to Wells Fargo
This is a wonderful place with great wine and menu. Also very convenient to the sports complex so you can dine before or after the concert / game. Highly recommended.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
South Philly Italian
Great food. Nice south philly neighborhood Italian restaurant. Great staff and service.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little restaurant a
Great little restaurant a short drive away from the airport. It was a very nice and romantic surprise for my wife when she flew back in!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome As Always
Popi's is always a great meal and really convenient to come too before a game which we do about once a month. The waiters are always right on with their recommendations and have a good temperament. The food is a great deal for the money and always tasty. I made my own entry up last time and the kitchen was accommodating----lobster ravioli in a Fra Diablo sauce with crab meat. My guest was equally impressed with the veal chop special. Keep up the great work.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Being so close to Citizens Bank Park and the Wachovia Center, service at Popi's gets a little jammed up when there is an event. The staff do their best to get everyone in and out if they are going to one of the events, but it can be a long wait due to the amount of people in there at once with a limited number of staff.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my 2nd time dining at this restaurant, once again it did not disappoint! We had reservations for a large group, 8 children & 3 adults. Due to traffic, we were 45 minutes late for our reservation. The restaurant was so understanding. We only had an hour to dine, since we were seeing a concert at Wells Fargo. They were able to deliver delicious food with plenty of time to enjoy ourselves. Both kids & the mommies were happy. Would definitely recommend!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated my parents 60th
Celebrated my parents 60th Anniversary. Family came from Delaware County, PA and New York. Popi's was very accommodating to the twelve of us. The food was delicious. The service was exceptional. The staff was extremely helpful and gracious. My family had a very nice time. It was nice being able to enjoy being with my family by letting someone else do the work.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian food. Service was a bit slow but they were very busy. I would definitely go back.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was in the area for a marathon
Was in the area for a marathon and needed to find an Italian restaurant to carb load. Found this online and it was beyond what we expected! Great service, food and atmosphere. If I'm ever in the area again I would go back.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A star in South Philly
Excellent traditional Italian food but also some original dishes that I thought were very tasty. Combos one is not used to seeing in a neighborhood restaurant. Veal chop covered with a fig cream sauce. 3 cuts of filet, each with a different sauce, one being fish. Fun place.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Group from a trade show
Nice restaurant. We were a trade show group looking for a restaurant last minute who could take 7. We were all pleased. Very friendly and great food, Made requested items not on menu.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I keep going back!!!
Popi's is a great place to dine with great food and service. It is a perfect place for a first date! The crab cakes are the best in the city!!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, technical glitch.
The lobster ravioli special was amazing. Big chunks of lobster meat. My husband's Bronzino was delicious, and our appetizers were lovely. The waitress never marked in the computer that we honored our reservation, so Open Table labelled us as no-shows.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pre game meal
This is a perfect place to dine right before a sporting event. Great service, easy parking, and definitely great food!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent, the service was phenomenal, and the ambiance was incredible. I have nothing but good things to say about Popi's.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM