Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia

Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia

  • 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 2155927661

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.
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Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (67)neighborhood gem (65)fit for foodies (50)special occasion (40)romantic (28)great for lunch (17)notable wine list (14)great for outdoor dining (14)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (5)scenic view (4)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Spasso was both good and bad. Appetizers were tasty... (Polenta and the brushetta), Entrees were ok... both the gnocchi and fettucini were really over cooked, but sauces were tasty and if the pasta/gnocchi were cooked al dente, could have really been terrific. Prices were very reasonable... maybe the problem was what we chose to eat - (mussels looked terrific) - nonetheless, it was ok - but think I might try another restaurant next visit. Would I recommend to a friend... maybe ( that was not one of my choices) My overall - an 8.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mjbasil
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Excellent food coupled with fantastic customer service! We dined here for the first time ...we were so pleasantly surprised by the authentic Italian food. I'm Italian so I'm a critical judge of Italian fare...it brought me back to my grandma's kitchen. The homemade pasta is the highlight for sure. And they were great about managing nut allergies.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood standby
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Anytime my family is in town this is the place I go. Food is great , it's a nice atmosphere and service is awesome . I had to change my reservation from 17 down to 14 and ultimately 10 and they were very accommodating as I had some fall out. There's always a table for us which is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT MEAL!
    Ahnet
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I would highly recommend this restaurant! Everything we ate was delicious! We had the mussels in red sauce and I wanted to take the extra juice from the sauce home! The grilled calamari over their arugula salad is MY FAVORITE! Not a morsel left on the plate!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KAthy
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    always a great place love the food and the ambiance thanks
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food never lets us down
    TomasVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We have been customers of Spasso for a while. The food never disappoints! Time and time again, we return for the menu items and are always delighted by the specials. The staff is very accommodating, though the hostess is consistently less than friendly. No matter, the food and the waiters make up for it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food is always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Will always come back as long as food is so delish!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Rita
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Great food and good service. We really enjoyed it. We were tired travelers and enjoyed the atmosphere, convenient location and good service. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very good
    luvnewplaces
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    the front room has a homey atmosphere. food and service were excellent. I was pleasantly surprised. i will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    DLA07
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food was fabulous as was the service. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Glad to be back!
    carolngeorgeVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We always enjoy meals at Spasso, and have been returning for several years. The wait staff is friendly, efficient and great at 'splitting' entrees for us. The tables for 2 are nice and roomy. Bread and 'veggies' served before/with appetizers are another treat. Never disappointing!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    Reviewsfoods
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We had family in town and wanted a good Italian dinner. Spasso's is one of our favorite so we decided to go there. They never let down! Always great service and even better food!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eat2LiveVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    It is a very noisy restaurant - the only drawback. I suppose, given the size and the fact that it is really great for big group, that is to be expected. Otherwise - terrific.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MWAA
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Convenient location near Penn's Landing, Maritime Museum and Penn's Landing Playhouse. Good food, but not necessarily to write home about. Had the short rib special; the sauce was outstanding but the ribs were a bit on the dry side. My wife had a veal dish that was very good; side of linguine was good but perhaps a tad undercooked for her taste. Prompt service. Comfortable atmosphere but somewhat loud.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food
    DEPennLawAlum
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had a group of very experienced diners. Every dish was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Best Time
    mscottwillis
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food and service was outstanding. And, parking convenient. I absolutly plan to go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nanny
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We celebrated my 60th birthday on Saturday night. The staff was great and kept their sense of humor- very important with a group of 16!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vewry good as usual
    YcookVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The service and the food was very good. Sorry they did not sepia on the menue any more. It is one of may favorites. The pasta and sea food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unforgettable Culinary Experience
    Daniel1
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great Italian cuisine. Felt I was dining in Italy. Service was friendly, prompt and wonderful like the food. I highly recommend Spasso's if you want a great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious & Old School Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The staff at Spasso care about their customers from a warm welcome to a humble thank you & goodnight. The food is very good - very very good. Definitely going back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant Experience
    JerseyNeighbors
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The place was wonderful. I went with my girlfriend for her birthday and everything went as planned. The waiter named was one of the best I ever had and made wonderful suggestions. The food was out very quickly compared to what I had expected on a busy Saturday night but it did not seem to phase any of the workers. The meals were in our top 3 for italian dishes we had ever eaten and my girlfriend is full italian.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Dining Experience
    LindaL12
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was fabulous, the service was wonderful, the atmosphere was charming and the price was just right. Can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better presentation on dessert!
    Chef
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We started our dinner with the antipasto for two. It was the best we have eaten. My girlfriend ordered the one of the chef special, she'd loved it! I ordered the weekly special (stuffed pork chop). It wasn't the great. Since I'm a chef at country club. I felt the pork chop was over done and dry! It seemed the pork was reheated, just my opinion! When I'm dining out I like to order soup to nuts! Our finale was the cheesecake, I was pretty surprise on the presentation of the dessert FLAT! But overall it was ok.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    laine
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My friends and I went during Restaurant Week and we were all very impressed by the food. The plates were brought out quickly and the food was steaming hot (which is always a good sign). Everyone enjoyed their food and our waitress was very friendly and attentive. Overall a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian Yet
    Danielle
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My favorite Italian restaurant in the city by far. Great selection, reasonable prices, and delicious food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spasso Review
    Lizzy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was wonderful. We went during restaurant week ($35 a person). We got an appetizer of our choice, any entrée and a dessert. The service was good and did not have to rely on our busy waitress for everything because others were able to clear our plates and refill our drinks. My only disappoint was that on the Center City Restaurant Week website it said we could have any dessert of the menu, but we were only offered three. I was not able to get my Crème Brule, but the other desserts were very tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal!!
    Spanks33
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Went to Spasso Italian Grill for Philadelphia's Restaurant Week... It was such a great experience!! The food was absolutely amazing, well proportioned, ambiance was romantic and the prices were great as well. It was certainly worth my time and travel as I'm from central Jersey(50 mins). Looking forward to going back again soon! Mangia! Mangia!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    Shelly
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This was my second time dining at Spasso. My experience there has been wonderful. The food is delicious and fresh. The service is excellent. I highly recommend this restuarant if you enjoy italian cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Italian food
    Ynotdineout
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Excellent food and service. Portions were large. Very accommodating, I asked for Chicken Piccata which wasn't on the menu and the server said no problem we will make it for you. Quick service but didn't feel rushed. The only negative was that it was very loud in the dining room. Enjoyed a nice walk around Penn's Landing after dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Homemade Italian
    Ami76
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    All of the pasta dishes were fresh made and wonderful. The gnocchi and raviolis were creamy and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EXCELLENT FOOD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    THE FOOD WAS GREAT. THE SERVICE WAS BETTER. EACH TIME I EAT AT SPASSO'S, I AM NOT DISAPPOINTED.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant Week
    ladyandthetramp
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Amazing four course dinner for only $35. Full menu was available for choices, not just two or three choices. Food and service were great. Only negative I have is the noise level. Maybe some more upholstered chairs and a few wall hangings might do the trick of reducing the noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Great Service!
    citygirl
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Spasso's is a great neighborhood restaurant. Varied menu, great service at affordable prices made the overall experience excellent. There were seven guests in our party, each having a different entree. Everyone really liked their choice. Food was well prepared, fresh, and service was excellent. We will be returning often.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    fantastic app's and entrees. one of the best resturants we been to. highly recommend for any occassion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fireworks
    jmags
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Check the Camden River Sharks schedule and ask for a table outside. Perfect view of the fireworks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • balafoodie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It was rather loud. Friday night 8:30. Octopus carpaccio was delicious. Good wine selection and was reasonably priced. Entrees were good the ny strip was a little dry. Veggies thst came with it were not that hot. Overall good and would go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent!
    JacquieD55
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We visited Spasso with a group of 10. We arrived about 1.5 hours before our reservation to have happy hour in the Spasso bar. Happy hour was wonderful, there was a nice selection of appetizers wine and drinks on special price. We were there for a special birthday dinner and they accommodated us wonderfully, all of the food was delicious and they were just absolutely excellent hosts. We love Spasso & highly recommend it. Parking is a breeze with an $8 lot next door & meter parking across the street.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fit for Italians :)
    Sstu01
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Love little Italian restaurants that have the family owned, authentic feel. I expected it to be busy by the great reviews, and there was barely anyone in there (which I was pleasantly surprised about). We had wine, apps, main entrees, and dessert. Everything was delicious and we plan on going back to try other dishes that looked amazing passing our table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regular Diner
    SeashoreDiamondsVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Spasso was great, you won't be disappointed here. Food is excellent. Our waitress/bartender Karolina was the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moonstruck
    FoodloveVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were so surprised by Spasso! What a vibrant dining spot. The place was packed with locals who knew just how great it is. We had a great bottle of wine for a nice price. The homemade pasta was so delicious and the staff could not have been more accommodating. We truly enjoyed our dinner and it set the pace for a wonderful weekend! We will be back as it felt like home!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic