We enjoyed a very good meal
We enjoyed a very good meal at La Fourno. The restaurant is unpretentious and bustling with energy. The staff very friendly and responsive, including the owner who seated us. The farinatta bread accompanying the meal was delicious, and the special stuffed eggplant and Pollo Valdostana were excellent, as well. The side salads accompanying these main courses were unremarkable, but the desserts made up for this fact - a special Italian lemon cake and the homemade cannoli were great. In addition, the bottled wine selection is very good - we enjoyed a very nice Barbera wine with our meal. While easy to find the restaurant on South Street, the parking in the area is sometimes tricky, and one should plan ahead for this fact.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent. Service
Food was excellent. Service was great. I dine here a few times a year, it is one of my favorite spots.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Notably fine service by all waitstaff. Grilled calamari was fabulous, as was generous salad. Entrees fresh and excellent. Reasonable prices. Excellent experience.
4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went with a few of my girlfriends
I went with a few of my girlfriends before a show on Friday night, out waiter was so so nice and funny(wish I could remember his name). Our appetizers were delicious especially the melon wrapped with prosciutto so delicious. Our entrees were huge not one of use finished. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for date night or a girls night out. The prices were great too!
4/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Your server Mark
Our sever Mark was the best. Mark went above and beyond he was nice enough to put up with all of my harassment. I cannot wait to visit again and have Mark as our server. Veal was awesome. Drinks were good to.
5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
will definitely go back again
will definitely go back again and again. Food was delicious, service was good, enjoyed the quiet small ambience.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Fourno is our go-to neighborhood Italian restaurant. Meals are deliciously prepared with attention to details and ingredients. We have enjoyed several varieties of pizza, fabulous vegetable lasagna (I'm a veggie), chicken cacciatore and tilapia francaise. A very nice sampling of wines and cocktails and yummy desserts complete the meal.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
My first time there, everything was great. Very friendly and informative staff. Food was excellent, suggested wine excellent also. I am looking forward to dining there soon.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Italian food and have been to many different Italian restaurants. This one blew my mind and taste buds!!! The food was extremely fresh and flavorful!!! Everything we ordered down to the sangria was AMAZING!!! Their chicken can be a little dry but seafood and sausage was OMG!!
The service was very good! We went around 3 and it was quiet so that was nice. The waitress was so sweet and took care of us. He wasnt overbearing at all and gave us awesome reccomendations when we asked for it.
I will be returning to this gem I found!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stopped here for lunch before a show and was very happy we did. Everyone there was very friendly and helpful. The food was done very well, and the pricing was significantly less that you would expect to pay for this level of service and quality of food. Try the sauteed spinach appetizer.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always enjoy dinner at
We always enjoy dinner at La Fourno. The food is better then expected every time! The service is also always great. Its a great find on South Street!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Both entrees were fantastic and well priced (eggplant and fettuccini alfredo). Great South Street Italian restaurant. Service is always excellent. Even though I haven't been there in a while, they always remember me.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
"I love the relaxed feel of this place - like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. I had the Pollo Saltissicca. It was delicious. The service was excellent. The staff made you feel right at home. Our group is looking forward to returning
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Date Night!
The service was above & beyond expectations - Francis is an AWESOME waiter!!! The food was delicious & just the right amount too! Great place to go on a "date" for a reasonable Italian dinner!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a group of 9 that I reserved less than 30 minutes before we arrived. The restaurant was ready and waiting for us and we were seated upon entering. The server and wait staff were fabulous. I can't wait to return to this gem of a find.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was very good. service
food was very good. service was excellent. super friendly!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great South Street Italian
We were very happy with the food - it was excellent! The waitress was nice but forgot to bring us bread and sugar for our tea. but other than that lovely spot. we will return.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and friendly service.
Great food and friendly service. I could tell dishes were prepared with love and fresh ingredients.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good choice
I came here with my family for a celebratory dinner and really enjoyed the experience. The waiter was personable, attentive, and friendly, the food was delicious (especially the gnocchi) and everything was really reasonably priced. I would certainly go back again!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place on South Street!
1st time there and will definitely be coming back Food and service were great Very attentive
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful little spot
This is a very small but very cool place. Staff makes you feel right at home. The food was very good. I will return whenever I'm in the area. They have room upstairs for large parties. Had a great evening!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were greated by the owner and were made to feel comfortable and very much at home. Everyone there was friendly and would strike up a conversation. The food was delicious! I would highly recommend this resturant.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good & terrific service
La Fourno is a bit of a sleeper on the city restaurant scene, but we always feel at home here. The staff is terrific, the food is very good, and prices are reasonable. Our favorites include the pollo salsiccia, pasta bolognese, veal marsala, and the excellent specials. Pizza is a very good option -- not as "refined", or expensive, as neighborhood offerings from Nomad or Stella -- but it simply tastes great.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was amazing. The waiter was great. Answered all questions easily and with detail. Made great suggestions and was funny. We will definitely go back. And you would never know you were directly on South Street because you can't hear the outside noise. Overall it was one of the best meals I have had in a while.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been fans for years.
Recently took out of town friends here and they were delighted with the meal. This is truly a hidden gem. It's very unprepossessing to look at, but the food is outstanding. I hate to even single out one dish but the fried calamari appetizer is among the best you will have anywhere. The pasta dishes all all delicious. All entrees come with a nice salad. The service is friendly and excellent. They do not hurry you along. We always have a wonderful meal here. And its very reasonably priced. (Also there is a private dining room upstairs we have used for birthday parties.)
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
awesome food, start to finish.
awesome food, start to finish. great accomodating staff, big find. will be back
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food; excellent service
We were greeted by the owner who is extremely friendly. We were seeking good ol' Italian food and were not disappointed. Our waiter was very attentive and at the end of our meal asked us if there was anything he could have done better. I almost fell off my chair. I have never been asked that question and it really was an extremely pleasant surprise.
I will return to this restaurant for sure!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Easily the best Italian restaurant
Easily the best Italian restaurant I've been to in Philly. Delicious food, great service.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great S.Philly Italian! Real!
Good Ravioli! Amazing Lobster Ravioli and Fabulous Canoli! -- and my friend actually DREAMS about their Red Velvet Cheesecake :-) …we had to go there just for that!! …and their bread and olive oil was good, too! …even the people were nice! The manager who looks like Thor and the (young) Russell Crowe-type-- he was an awesome host, bartender and server! Our server the last time was very cool, too...
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant wasn't what I was originally expecting but we really enjoyed our night there. Our waiter was great.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beats all expectations
I have been going to La Fourno for years now. The food is fantastic, and the people are even better. It will beat all your expectations.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM