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Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia

Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.spassoitaliangrill.com/
  • Phone: (215) 592-7661
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Joshua Friedberg
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact us at info@spassoitaliangrill.com to arrange a private banquet.
  • Private Party Contact: Loredana (215) 592-7661

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Chestnut & Market Streets
  • Public Transit: Train And Bus Stops 2nd & Market Street 1 1/2 Blocks Away.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are pay meters in front of the restaurant as well as pay lots on either side of the restaurant. Unfortunately, we do not validate.
A word from Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
Spasso Italian Grill has been a neighborhood favorite for 12 years, specializing in homemade pasta, fresh daily seafood and tender veal all served at reasonable prices. Our relaxed atmosphere, personalized service & great food are sure to make you a regular. Our lounge is full service & also features tables for dining, happy hour is available in the lounge from 5:30 to 7:30 weekdays.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We consider every visit to Spasso to be a special treat, and a reason to make a trip to Old City. Staff is attentive, courteous, efficient, and stays in good humor, even when busy. The food is good, price good, wine good - no complaint."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "I brought an out of town friend here for a Sunday dinner. I had only ever been here for a business lunch before but knew the location was great for where he was staying. The atmosphere was perfect for talking and the food was terrific! Crab ravioli to die for. Prime spot for walking around Old City and Penn's landing but won't break the bank while you're at it."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We really liked Spasso. The food was very good and the waiter was attentive. The Basa au gratin dish was as good as anything I have ever had anywhere. The prices there are outstanding compared to a high end steakhouse, for example. The noise level was high when the restaurant was full, but I would definitely return."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I found this restaurant via Open Table, and frankly I probably would not have looked at it otherwise. The menu is broad and the dishes that I had were really good, as were my dinner mate's choices. I'll go back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Best grilled calamari and soups Friday night scallop and pasta special is delicious"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Spasso is always great. We love this place and always feel welcome by the staff. Food is always tasty and great. Forgot to use my birthday discount in July but I love this place so much it doesn't matter, I will always go here with my friends and even myself."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Very nice meal to celebrate our nephews graduation. Service was great, meal was delicious."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We were told by two locals this place was BYOB. It is not and they were not friendly about it. They were very cool towards us the entire meal, and then would not split our check for 6 people, then offered to split the check of the table next to us. I will not be back."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "took a client to lunch there and totally enjoyed... Grilled Calamari was awesome.. I had chicken parm,, really good,,"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We started out with delicious appetizers of mussels both red and white and the gambretti white bean dish. But all of our entrees were disappointing to bad: two of us had the Penne Spasso dish and the penne was not cooked--actually hard and the sauce was bland. My husband's veal chop was overcooked and underseasoned. We were truly disappointed."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I have been to Spasso at least 8 times over the past 4 years. Always a great meal with great service. I was very happy to find out that the special was whole branzino. It did not disappoint."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had an excellent experience. The food was delicious."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food was average Italian. Found the menu offerings to be standard & uninspiring. Also, the food came out so quickly, we had eaten our appetizer & dinner in 40 min. Wouldn't recommend it."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had 5 people including one vegetarian. Everyone loved the food. The lamb lollipops were outstanding and the three differents pastas were great. I don't think there was a single piece of food left on anyone's plate. We were a little late and a couple were tipsy as we had been at a convention reception. Waiter was patient and walked us through the menu a couple of times."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Each time we eat at Spasso we consider it a 'special' date. This was our 51st wedding anniversary, and a good choice. The server was very very nice, sharing dishes is a good idea, everything tastes good each time, and even the old brick wall makes us feel 'cozy'."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I have dined at this establishment many times and it is always a pleasure. Good food, service and the staff is always very nice. Grilled calamari appetizer is to die for. Great price for in town location. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We have been to Spasso many times for diner. This was our first lunch visit. Dining there for lunch was as good or better than a lot of diner meals at other places. Food was great, service for a lunch was fantastic. So now everyone I told about their dinner food has to hear me rave about the lunch. This just turned into one of my main lunch stops."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The food here is fantastic, and compared to DC, the prices are very reasonable."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Some of the best Italian food we have eaten; service excellent as well"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "My family and I went here after my sister's graduation. Service was great and the food was delicious! I will definitely be returning"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "What a great little spot to go to. We got engaged on a Horse & Carraige Ride and then went to Spasso's for a romantic authentic italian meal. The food was excellent and the service was the best. We would definately go back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I have been to spasso many of times for dinner and have never been disappointed. I didn't hesitate to think that for my daughter special day of graduation lunch would have been. However, I was and now I will be hesitate to ever go back. Service and food was very disappointing. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "I've been going to Spasso's since it opened. Always had a great meal with great service. Highly recommended "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was our first time at Spasso and we would definitely go back. We have two little ones and the night out, in a romantic setting, was most welcome. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great food, great value, excellent overall. Relied on Yelp reviews and it worked just fine..."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "There were 4 of us and we all really enjoyed our dinners. Portions are large and you can easily get a doggie bag. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We brought friends here for dinner. From Bronzino (deboned table side) to veal with crabmeat, everything was fresh and prepared perfectly. We were never rushed and food arrived very hot. Our salads and entrees were fresh and delicious and the service was especially attentive. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "My parents were in town, and I decided to take them to Spasso's for dinner on a Thursday night. The food, wine, and service were excellent. Everyone was very happy with their meal, and the portions were a good size- mostly everything was $25 or less. It was pretty noisy, but no one in our group really seemed to mind. Overall, I think this is a great place to go for a casual dinner."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Aside from the food, the staff is truly wonderful. Loved our experience."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Each time I go to Spasso I am not disappointed. The food and service are always top notch...I will be going back again!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We had a great table for the 8 of us. Food was very good and so was service. All of the staff were very nice to us."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Been here a few times, good good, ok service, but very noisy and no time to digest between courses! Very rushed!!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This place is happening...We had reservations, but still waited 25 minutes. The wait was well worth it. The food is fabulous. We enjoyed the mussels in white sauce (not enough red pepper though). The walnut and goat cheese salad was refreshing. I had the chicken with wide pasta in porcini cognac sauce - delicious! My man had the Chicken Romana also delicious. Food timed perfectly. Sandra our server was pleasant, unobtrusive and professional. I asked for recommendations and she delivered; both my entree and the desert (cheesecake creme brule) were great. We will be visiting again soon."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food was terrific. It was very crowded and very very noicey."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This is the third time we have had dinner at Spasso. It is consistent with very good food and we will definitely return. The only drawback is the parking situation. The parking lot next to the restaurant ripped us off for $20.00. Not used to paying for parking in the suburbs. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I had a wonderful meal here with my husband. The atmosphere is casual, and the food is wonderful. We particularly liked our waitress who seemed genuinely happy to serve us and help us with our menu choices. The food was delicious. There is a large room in the back for private functions, and there was a party going on there while we had our meal. The noise from the party did filter into the dining room, but it was not too loud. We did have to wade through and squeeze through the throngs of party guests in order to get to the bathrooms, which was a slight annoyance. But the food and service at our little table were excellent, and we enjoyed our evening there. All in all, we liked Spasso a lot, and we would go back again."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I had the Shrimp Fra Diavolo - it was just the right amount of flavor with a nice spicy kick to it. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Was able to book a last minute reservation for Mother's Day.....Menu had a lot of choices and all were improved versions of old standards... Everything was great from Caprese Salad to Papperdelle with Porcini in cognac sauce.. Topped off with a rose for my wife and daughter from the hostess...great meal and will go back"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "overall, food was pretty good.. Good sized portions...pasta was home made,, very nice.. my only complaint was that the broccoli rabe wasnt cooked enough,,,very tough,,, overall a very good value.. not expensive..."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Dinner with my family was great! Everyone ordered a different entree and were all very pleased with their meal! Service was wonderful. Thoroughly enjoyed everything! Would definitely recommend this to others and will be returning myself."
    Dined on 5/6/2014