Still one of the best
Core de Roma is our weekly list of restaurants, we've always had a totally great experience.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really love this little restaurant.
Really love this little restaurant. Authentic and absolutely delicious! I had chicken piccata, and it was the best i have ever had. Great for a date or with a group.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
We love Core De Roma! It is a neighborhood treasure. Joey is amazing simultaneously running the bar, waiting on tables, and greeting and seating walk in patrons. He does it all with panache and makes sure our entrees are hot and delicious too! Core De Roma also makes a phenomenal Osso Buco! Keep up the great work guys!!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Never let's us down.
We are regulars here. It is always great, especially when they slip in unexpected specials. We come ready to eat one thing then end with a great special.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our first time dining
This was our first time dining here even though we have passed this restaurant many times.As other reviews stated the artichokes are absolutely amazing ,we all tried different dishes from a fish dish,homemade pasta,veal and chicken each one as good as the next.The service was friendly and timely,overall great experience.Will definitely be dining at Core De Roma again!!!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was excellent. I
The food was excellent. I will put this on our list of favs.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
A nice little place on South Street
Very good Ossobucco!
The staff is really nice & very attentive. Small restaurant so not a lot of waiting. A nice little place on South Street!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I come for the food, not really
I come for the food, not really the decor, and the neighborhood feel from having the owner always remember you and shake your hand when you come back.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took a chance and was pleasantly
Took a chance and was pleasantly surprised at how excellent the food and service were. Joseph was awesome and took very good care of our requests. Thank you!!! Will be going back soon.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great italian restaurant.
Great italian restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. I had requested via Open Table for a child seat and sure enough they were ready and waiting once we got there. They have a full bar, but we brought our own wine. The place is relatively small, but the decor really makes it an enjoyable atmosphere. It was slightly loud because of its size, but I will definitely be going back.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food at Core de Roma is
The food at Core de Roma is outstanding! It reminds us of the first meal we had in Rome at Piazza Navona..... It's that good!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Me & Nine other women of all
Me & Nine other women of all ages had an early dinner after attending an afternoon show to celebrate my sisters 50th. I selected Core de Roma because of location to the playhouse. But the main reason was they offer bring your own wine on Sundays and also have a full service bar for those in our party who prefer something else. We all felt comfortable at once due to the quaint atmosphere. The restaurant is small but it was early and not crowded. Everyone liked their entrees'. The service was good.
I look forward to visiting again in the near future.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is always excellent
The food is always excellent as is the service. We always enjoy our dining experience at Core de Roma. From the time we walk in and are greeted like old friends to the end of a most delicious meal, we always leave quite saisfied.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, good service.......noise
Good food, good service.......noise level leaves something to be desired.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
A friend and I went for dinner
A friend and I went for dinner and everything was delicious. The signature artichoke appetizer is terrifice, as were the nightly specials the peanut ice cream desert was just perfect to split.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and setting
We were a large party that was well attended to and were quite comfortable at our table. Food was excellent, fresh tasting and well presented. It was a great food experience!
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Italian food on South St
This was my second time at Core and the food was, once again, fantastic. Joe, one of the owners and head server, is personable and attentive. The prices are reasonable and while they have a full service bar you can still BYO your own wine. This is now my go to spot for a good, authentic Italian meal.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small local feel with great food. Decor is nice service was great.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our favorite little
This is our favorite little Italian place! ya know the kind that you only see in Romantic Comedies? well this is that! Family owned, they know you, they make everything made to order so if you have special requests or dietary needs, they take care of you. You can BYO or order from their bar. It's small, but warm. Love it, love it, and love it. Their Bolognese is my absolute favorite and i have never been a meat sauce kind of girl. And the best thing on their menu is their artichokes! I have never tasted anything so delicious in my life. Even if you don't like artichokes, you will love these! I have never seen or achieved any form of replication... perfecto!
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot for a group!
My boyfriend and I went to Core with 2 other couples, and the noisy bustling atmosphere really met our taste! The wait staff was very attentive without being overbearing- our water glasses were always full, and, although the food probably took a little while, we didnt notice amidst the energy of the restaurant. We loved our server, Joe, and the pasta was homemade and delicious! We definitely recommend it to groups looking for an affordable tasty meal. Great byo
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was excellent.
Everything was excellent. Haven't had good, perfectly cooked pasta like that in a long time. Their homemade fettuccine was fantastic. Major comfort food.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Owner's Son a gem!
It was clear that JOE was in charge right from the start. He never stopped....serving our table as well as all the others. He had a great air about him and knew when to come by and when not to. The food was excellant...all hot, and well prepared. Even though when we arrived at 7pm...and things were slow, by the time we were done, the place was packed, and Joe still had time for us. All the employees were friendly and helpful. Would return there in an instant.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reasonable, good food and friendly
Went with a party of 9. The service was attentive and prompt, the food above average, the prices reasonable. Homemade Caesar dressing was excellent, the signature artichoke appetizer richly flavored, homemade pastas, and for me a difference maker, the tripe was a treat--fussy eaters would love it if they did not know the featured ingredient. BYO friendly for wine drinkers.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great First Visit
We had a birthday dinner at Core de Roma recently and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Everyone (there were 12 of us) really enjoyed the dishes they ordered, among them gnocchi, veal piccata, veal marsala. Both calamari apps and the grilled vegetable app were very tasty, and the bread (which the staff kept bring to our large group) was warm and very good. The wait staff was attentive and our table was ready for us on time. The ambience was nice; despite the busy South Street location, we felt immediately comfortable inside this cozy spot.
We'll definitely be back (in smaller groups, no doubt) and have already recommended it to friends.
The parking wasn't an issue; we parked at a lot on Lombard, which was a short walk to the restaurant.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
NOT AS GOOD AS IT USED TO BE
DINNER WAS GOOD BUT NOT GREAT. OK, FOR YOUR AVERAGE DINNER.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Core de Roma is a real "find."
Core de Roma is a real "find." Very good food, friendly, attentive and professional service, a neighborhood restaurant with a sophisticated atmosphere and nice artwork, an extensive menu, very reasonably priced, a good wine list - truly an enjoyable experience at every level. A restaurant to take a date, have a business meal, enjoy a night out with friends...definitely a place to which you will want to return regularly.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent in every way!
Consistently outstanding food served in generous portions at reasonable prices by a friendly and fine staff. A family-owned and operated gem;can't say enough good things about Core de Roma. Oh, and the artichokes are amazing!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A touch of Rome
Small and somewhat noisy. Attentive waitstaff. Excellent food. Two of us. Had the same veal order prepared with two different sauces, one white wine and the other blush. Both excellent. Calamari served with warmed sauce, new in my experience. Desserts OK. Commercial ice cream excellent. Tiramisu quite good, but a bit heavy on the cream. Had a strolling guitarist singing Italian ballads for about a half-hour. Nice touch, but he had to run off to another restaurant.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Now that's Romano!
Unbelievable! Authentic Roman Italian! The beans, artichokes, cacio e pepe (if you are Roman or have been, you'll know) and bresaola! WOW! Be back as soon as possible.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second time at Core de Roma. We enjoyed the artichoke appetizer as well as two outstanding pasta dishes and tiramisu. The restaurant is BYOB and did jot charge a corkage fee!
We will be be back the next time we are in Philly.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit.
This was our first visit. Very good food and service. Looking forward to a return visit.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great friendly atmosphere! Food tasty! Desert yummy! Service great!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
very good food, ask about the specials
don't forget dessert
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I went here before seeing a show at the TLA. When I first arrived I was not impressed with the place and had started to second guess myself and my choice of restaurants. I was pleasantly surprised. The food and service were very good and I ended up having to bring home most of my meal because the portions were so big.
I will definitely be heading back again.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
I've eaten here a few times
I've eaten here a few times and the food is always quite good. Everything is prepared fresh so this isn't the place to go if you're in a hurry. It's a very small restaurant so if there's a group you will overhear every word of their conversation. Enjoy!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with two long time friends, both first time at Core. They, and we loved it. Tonight eggplant parmigiana beautiful. Flounder with crab for our friends great. Just a great place to eat.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
This great neighborhood restaurant
This great neighborhood restaurant has survived the South Street demise of many well established restaurants and businesses. They treat you like one of the family ... always with a smile and the traditional European greeting. The menu selections will leave no one at the table without at least a toss up between three temptations. Their artichokes are a superb start to any meal. Being a family run restaurant allows that incredible personal attention. Buon appetito
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always enjoy Core De Roma
We've loved Core De Roma since friends took us here in 2008. In turn, we took a friend to Core De Roma who worked in New York City and lived near the restaurant, and he was amazed at the quality and value at Core De Roma, and the fact that he did not know about it.
We feel like we're dining at home when we are at Cora De Roma. To us it is a gem we have to visit again and again.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and it's a BYOB.
Great food and it's a BYOB. They also have a full bar and wine list so if you run out of your own or forget you can purchase directly from the restaurant.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Getting to be a habi
Core de Roma is really a good place to visit. The eggplant parmigiana is great eating. But the place is like home, confortable.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Core de Roma is always excellent and the service is great. They have the best artichokes and any pasta you choose will be perfect. This is a high recommendation. The only issue can occasionally be the noise. Core de Roma is popular for parties and groups (because they are so good at accommodating them). Sometimes the groups can be loud.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM