Fratelli's Great Food & Wine
We were in town for a business convention, so we had a group of 6 for dinner. The restaurant can easily accommodate larger groups and not feel crowded. Service was good, and the waitress was very attentive. There is a wide variety of food to choose from. My Enreee, the salmon was delicious. We started with sharing a few appetizers, and the Calamari was very good. The wine list is a bit limited, but there are some good choices, at very reasonable prices. We had the Santa Christina, which is from the Antinori vineyards in California. Very good and reasonable price. Overall good food and service and value. Location is very convenient to the Philly Convention Center and close to City Hall if you are there for none-business too.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Italian
Very good food with gourmet accents. Not really high-end cuisine though. Bare table tops and hard surface floor. Staff is friendly, knowledgeable and efficient.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Me and my sister did outdoor dinning. Waiter was great food was execellent. Will reccommend.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is a great place to dine before a show at the Academy of Music. It's within walking distance, the waiter was great - very attentive and courteous. I would highly recommend it!
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian bistro
My wife and I went for a dinner and was very pleased with both the service and food. Our waiter attented our table right away and the we didn't have to wait long for our food, neither the appetizers nor the entrees. Delicious bread and olive oil complementary. Tasteful caramelized duck, perfect chicken parmaggiano and a great Ravenswood Shiraz at only USD 25 for a bottle! All in all a very pleasant experience.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
great place to eat before the show
We stopped in to eat dinner before going to see Wicked. The food and service was great and the prices were reasonable. This place may become our " before the theater " place to eat.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top-Notch Italian Fare
Great food and great service, in the city no less! One of our favorites still!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fratelli's was a very nice find very close to the Academy of Music. Eight of us had dinner. House salad with balsamic was great. Some of the entrees our group had were the stuffed tilapia, veal marsala, fettuccini alfredo. All were very good.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good, large portions and excellent service --and our orders came out very quickly. Great lunch value.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made the reservation for the convenience of the restaurant's location to see Wicked. I am from NJ and was not sure of where to eat in Philly. It was my girlfriend's birthday and besides being a great location to the theatre Fratellis also recommended a parking garage that gave us a discount central to both the restaurant and theatre.
The food and service were excellent and on my next visit to Phila. I will definately dine at Fratelli.
Thank you for a great time and love those canollis!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice, enjoyable early dinner
A friend and I went to Fratelli's for an early dinner. The place was basically empty, although the tables outside were full. I get the feeling that this place picks up later in the evening.
I had rigatoni with chicken. It was excellent. The pasta wasn't overcooked and the chicken was flavorfull. The waitress (Sara) kept the glasses full. If I were closer, I would hit the place for lunch.
You can't go wrong here.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food,good service. no background music. a little too quiet.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food. Attentive Service
Many delicious menu items from appetizers to flatbreads to entrees. Food was well prepared and nicely presented. Very relaxed atmosphere. Although the crowd picked up as the evening progressed, we were not rushed. Didn't have room for dessert, but it looked delicious.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food, great portions and prices, highly recommend.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
While attending a convention in Philadelphia, I stopped here for an early dinner with my husband and 3-year old. It's an elegant place, but they have a great kid's menu and it's on the back of a coloring sheet. so my daughter loved it. The food was delicious . we had a chicken asparagus pasta that was on special, and the kids ravioli. loved both dishes. Excellent service.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good All Around Place to Dine
Great happy hour appetizer deals. Dinner was very good. Not the best lobster ravioli I have ever eaten but very good. Very nice location. We ate here last month before attending a show at the Academy of Music and then dined here a few nights ago before going to Walnut Street. Nice that you can park once and then walk to a very nice restaurant that is reasonably priced.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was as fabulous as the food
From the moment we walked in the door, the service was fantastic. The hostess and waitress were both friendly, fast, and very helpful. The wine list was great and reasonably priced, and the meal was really delicious. The portions were quite large, but our waitress was ready with boxes and kept our food in the fridge in back until we paid so it wasn't sitting at the table with us. Can't wait to go back and we're looking forward to trying the happy hour specials next!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for dinner for 6, having
Went for dinner for 6, having been here before with my girlfriend. We had a great night. Service was quick and excellent, food was superb quality and good value for money. Between us we had 4 appetizers which were all great, highlight being the bruschetta, and 6 different mains. No one had any complaints and everyone fully enjoyed the night!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I stopped in for lunch and a quick beer, I had the special which was a grilled chicken, spinach, and proscutto. It was outstanding, the service was great and it was just an overall great experience sitting on the sidewalk and people watching.
I highly recommend you stop in and check it out!
9/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good Food and Good Service
The food was very good. Service was good. Overall a very good experience.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A night to remember
My friends and I decided to celebrate Restaurant Week at Fratelli's Italian Bistro. We were impressed with the special menu and ordered from that. The food was delicious and the portions were perfect for a four-course meal. A great value for the dollar! We had a good server and did not feel rushed at any time. A very enjoyable evening and we will be back.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I visit here every few months and love it. When they closed we thought we'd never see it reopen and are pleased that the place is exactly the same! Our last visit showed the place picking up in business which was a very welcomed sight.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
So glad we found it!
I'm attending a conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center with a couple of colleagues. Our first night in town we were looking for a place to dine with the following criteria: comfortable walking distance from our hotel, inexpensive, not a chain (we wanted a taste of Philly), a menu to suit diverse tasts, good reviews, and not too noisy to have a conversation. Fratelli's was one of the few restaurants that fit all of our criteria. Our server Jessica was respectful of our desire to talk (instead of look at the menu), yet attentive and helpful when we were ready to make decisions. Portion sizes were generous - 2 of us only ate half of our meals and enjoyed the rest back at our hotel for an encore the next night. It was just as good!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant B4 a show in Philly
Want to thank Fratelli's manager Greg and our server Mike for providing our group a perfect night. We couldn't have asked for better service and really appreciate all that you did for us!! Fratelli's was the perfect choice for dinner before attending a performance at The Kimmel Center. Thank you, Ian
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fratelli's was a Hit!
First visit to Fratelli's. Was in the area and saw the online reviews. Great food & service. Will return when in the area again. Highly recommended!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time. Food was good, service great. Location great. Thank you.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food - Humongous portions
In this day and age diners are more conscious about what they eat. Many restaurants offer small plates and 3-course menus with smaller portions. Fratelli's is just the opposite. Their 3 course meal is very reasonably priced but way too much for a woman (and calorie conscious men) to eat. It's the same throughout the menu. I heard 1 server saying she puts more food in boxes than on plates.
In any case we had a good meal with an excellent server, a young man whose name I didn't get, who never missed a beat.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The atmosphere was lovely. The low noise level, actually there was no noise as such, made it possible to talk without raising one's voice to be heard.
The lighting was creative and the painting depicting Center City, complete with the tower of City Hall, was a lovely way to remind you were in Philadelphia. Kudos to the artist.
Our service was excellent, the prices were reasonnable. We would return again. Just one minor matter, perhaps some Italian bread could be added to the bread basket? Somehow the pumpernickel and hearth(?) white bread did not seem consistent with the menu choices.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to dine
We had made reservations and had arrived early and they accommodated us right away. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. I would definately visit again.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great, service was very good and for the price you could not beat it. Would go back and would recommend to friends.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chose this restaurant because we had theater tickets and wanted a place close by the Academy of Music. I didn't have high expectations but was very pleasantly surprised at how excellent the food was. Both my partner and I enjoyed both our entrees - he had the pasta special and I had a fish entrée that was cooked just right and the sauce was flavorful but not overdone.
The service was very pleasant and efficient. The restaurant was not very crowded on this Wednesday night which seems a shame since the food was excellent. I would highly recommend this place.
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because of the atmosphere. The high ceilings make the place feel too open and cold. On a busy night it could get very loud.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went out to celebrate a birthday and needed a place everyone would be happy with.
Service was nicely paced, food was enjoyed by all, our server was knowledgeable and helpful.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
My friend and I enjoyed our
My friend and I enjoyed our experience. It was good food. Maybe not the best I have had but good enough that I would return. Prices were a bit high for its offerings but that was okay as I left full and content. Also, worth mentioning, our server was excellent. I believe his name was Justin. It was an early dinner so the place was not busy but the service was great.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our food and service was perfect! We had a special dietary restriction and our waiter bent over backwards to make sure everything was just right!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The location was prime for
The location was prime for sight seeing in central city. Reservations were easy and the service was nice. The did was great, and so was the wine selection.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
In Philadelphia for the weekend
My wife and I were in Philadelphia from Dallas for the weekend and were very impressed with the food.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good service good food. Was
Good service good food. Was a little concerned booking online but it ended up being really good. Decimate place to go if you want italien
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terrific place for groups
I have gone here several times with larger (5-10) groups for lunch. All the food is very well prepared and the layout of the restaurant makes it easy to seat a large group without cramping them and so that they have privacy for their conversations. Also, the menu has such a large variety of items of Italian cuisine, there will something for everyone. There are sandiwich and salad options that are very reasonably priced in addition to pasta selections and full entrees. Everything was served hot and was delicious. Excellent coffee and the carrot cake was a great surprise. Service was attentive without being intrusive, and we sat there taling for two hours without being rushed. I will go back often.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I had concert tickets and were looking for a place to dine before the concert. The food was delicious and our server was very attentive to our time frame. Would definitely return.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for pre-Ave of the Arts event
Was taking my just turned 21 daughter to the Philadelphia Orchestra voer the thanksgiving Holiday. The food was excellent, moderately priced and the service was outstanding Traffic had been nuts on black Friday, and the server accomodated our need to make the showtime, but did not rush us either. Very good specials as well. I would highly reccomend this for any pre event dining for events on the Avenue of the Arts
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I recently took my wife here for her birthday and was overall happy with the experience. Located in the heart of center city, nice atmosphere and we were very happy with the service. I thought the menu selection was somewhat limited, but they managed to fix that by making me something off the menu.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Early Evening Dinner
Food and service were great. We dined on the early side on Sunday before attending a theater show. Table seating was not a problem and the noise level was low as the resturant wasn't filled yet. Our waitress was courteous and stopped by many times to see how we were doing. I had the traditional chicken parmagan and my wife had the grilled salmon salad, both of which were good.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Solid meal ( but unspectacular)
Good meal, and provides a nice value when compares to your typical high Center City prices. The Margaretta flatbread was very good...would recommend as an apetizer. It is also enough for 4...one nice size piece for each. My veal Marsala was well prepared. Nice view of very busy Chestnut Street. Active bar...not noisy but provided a sense of energy. So for a good meal, at reasonable prices, I'd recommend Fratelli's.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
great pre-theater dinner
This is the second time we have eaten here before going to the walnut street theater. Both times all four diners enjoyed their meal , and we all ordered different entrees. Staff was very friendly and attentive to our time constraints. We were actually ten minutes late and restaurant called us twice to make sure we were still coming. I didn't get the message but they had not yet given away our reservation, which was greatly appreciated since there was a wait.
Prices are very good for center city, esp the 3 course prix-fixed menu. Chicken and crabcake were scrumptious.
Give it a try and make a reservation.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for before Theater
Ate here with a friend and our 2 tweens before a show at the Prince Music theater and it was perfect. validated parking at the Holiday Inn Lot was only $10, and we were in and out in just over an hour with plenty of time for the show.
Good food, GREAT stuffed mushrooms, and the kids menu was varied.
Our server was very friendly and efficient…..
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very Good Option
This new restaurant is very good and comfortable for a business lunch. It's more casual than a DelFrisco's or Capital Grille, but still very nice ambiance for a business lunch. The lunch menu is very diverse and eveyone can find something that they will like. Reasonable prices. The portions are very large. Our service was not very smooth, but this was just one experience. For instance, we were served our pasta dishes before our salad plates were cleared and we sat for several minutes waiting for grated cheese after we were served our platters. But I would definitely try it again.. The food was very good.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Made this reservation for a large group (After Army -Navy, youngest was 18 yrs) without knowing anything about it in advance. They were very accommodating and the food was excellent. Seemed like a friendly place for good food and the staff was very attentive. Group liked the food better than "chain" Italian. Would definitely return.
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to Fratelli's after the Nutcracker and our group ranged in age from 20 to 88 and we all loved it!
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was wonderful - Food was great, service was great, reasonable price! Will go back again!
12/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Lunch Location
We were very limited with time from work as well as a decent place to have our Christmas Luncheon. Tossing a few ideas, we decided on Fratelli's Italian Bistro (the old Marathon Grill) which is across the street from our office. The food was good for the price and the server was quick so that we were able to return to work in plenty of time. We were surprised that Fratelli's wasn't more crowded with customers shopping at Macy's since it was lunch time during the holiday season. I guess it is still is a well-kept secret.
12/16/2013 4:00:00 PM