Real Italian Food at Its Best!!
I have been to dozens of restaurants in So. Philly and Chiarella's is the best. The service we received was only topped by the food. I HIGHLY recommend dining here. I know I will be back!!!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful experience. Great
A wonderful experience. Great food and it's not your old time red gravy restaurant. Food cooked to order, nothing was marinated which allowed for certain seasonings to be eliminated.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
6 of us had a wonderful dinner at Chiarella's Saturday night. The Sole and pasta specials were delicious, the service friendly and efficient. We were not rushed and I loved my cappacino. We will definitely return and the location is such a fun and vibrant part of Philly.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second visit. Very pleased with chiarellas. Great food, good service.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very very noisy. Pushy waiter attempted to thrust daily specials onto us but was not attentive otherwise. Very good food.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Salute' to Chiarella
We visited Chiarella's on a Monday evening because we were old friends getting together and knew we would "sit" awhile. Friends had told us the staff never rushes you. "Tom" and staff were great. They sat us, help us choose dishes and gave us a warm welcome and told us to stay as long as we liked. The food was really delicious! Dessert was excellent!! We will definitely revisit!
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed our meal here. The menu is entirely classic Italian dishes -- you don't want to come here for inventive cuisine. But each dish we had was executed VERY well and we left utterly satisfied.
Service is casual but friendly and professional. For what you get, the prices seem very reasonable (being a BYOB helps). Our one quibble is that the room was very loud the night we went -- in part because of two very large groups seated at opposite ends of the room.
Overall, we enjoyed it a lot and will definitely be back.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little byob
had a living social deal for this restaurant never expected to be so good cute little place small wait staff but never had to wait for a thing food was outstanding will definitely go back prices are very reasonable for the delicious food !!!!! This is a must TRY it you will not be disappointing.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very enjoyabe dinner. Soup
Very enjoyabe dinner. Soup and appetizers were outstanding. Mains were good, too. Had the veal Gia, tasty and imaginative. Friendly and relaxing, especially in front while viewing street scene. Definitely would return, even though off our beaten track.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
been wanting to try this restaurant
been wanting to try this restaurant for awhile, finally had the opportunity and really enjoyed it. The food was good, the service was good and everyone was friendly....had some good laughs! I highly recommend and I will definitely be going back.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
All of the food that we ordered was great! The service was good, and the waiter was very down-to-earth-- the feel was just more friendly than professional. Great for a relaxed, non-pretentious night out. You really feel like you're in "the neighborhood"!
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food and service was great, but noise level was terrible.
We went on a Monday. I didn't matter where you sit, room is
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server,Marc ,was excellent.
Our server,Marc ,was excellent. The food was served promptly and professionally. The BYOB option is a great plus and our wine was handled nicely. The food was tasty and not overpriced. We would return to Chiarella's. The only detractor was the initial inability of our group of 6 to pay by credit cards as 'the restaurant could not establish a connection to use our cards" The restaurant remedied this quickly as we indicated that we did not have sufficient cash and our cards were then made to work.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal!
Drove from the 'burbs to So. Philly for a pre-concert dinner and was once again WOW'd by the food and service. I brought three friends with me who don't get into "the city" very much and they were floored by how good/fresh the food was and how the owner and servers made us feel like we were eating at my Italian grandmother's house. Definitely will go again (and again) - love introducing new people to the Chiarella's family!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
another home run
As usual the food was great and the service was wonderful. I love this place and will return again and again.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
chiarella's is awesome
From the owner Tommy to the wait staff. Good food and great service.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great South Philly BYOB Restaurant
The food and service was excellent and can't wait to go there again when I am in the area. My family loved the owner and waiter. Felt like real family and they cater to my mother in law and her great grand kids. A real neighborhood Gem!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time I was here~ great little neighborhood restaurant ~ food was DELIC! I def recommend the calamari for and appetizer and the chicken with broccoli rabe for dinner!! That was mouthwatering
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
cooked to order
With the exception of the soup, which could have been eaten with a fork, everything is cooked to order. A great seafood lasagna that was not sitting around in a lasagna pan since 9 that morning.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Parking was a challenge but the food was terrific and the staff very hard working. Delicious food! Great place!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place!
Great people own this spot! They serve fabulous food, the place is attractive yet homey and comfortable. Very friendly owners and staff. The Chicken Piccatta is amazing. I just love it. Highly recommended. BYOB...this place is a real gem.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM