Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia

Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.spassoitaliangrill.com/
  • Phone: 2155927661
  • 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
94 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (52)neighborhood gem (51)fit for foodies (38)special occasion (35)romantic (28)great for lunch (16)great for outdoor dining (12)notable wine list (11)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (6)scenic view (5)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • A Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
  • Never Disappoints
    rosebud
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We enjoy our dining experience every time that we eat here, and so do our guests. It fits every occasion, and has a convenient location. The mussels are the best in town.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Get the mussels
    Catcal
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The mussels in white wine sauce appetizer was excellent and could have been a dinner if you just add their homemade pasta to it. Their gnocchis are made there and are so light and delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good!
    carolngeorgeVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable experience
    FoodFan
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An excellent choice and great value
    Marko
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Open Table
    Rojnish
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Best grilled calamari and soups Friday night scallop and pasta special is delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great!!!!!
    Cyndi
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice meal
    Thon90
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Very nice meal to celebrate our nephews graduation. Service was great, meal was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool Reception
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it
    James
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    took a client to lunch there and totally enjoyed... Grilled Calamari was awesome.. I had chicken parm,, really good,,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pasta Imperfect
    fdenthusiastVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always solid!
    BarbaraVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We had an excellent experience. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Something for everyone
    AuthenticGreek
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always our pleasure
    carolngeorgeVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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'.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never Disappoints
    PattyVWVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FIRST LUNCH
    RICHEVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal in Old City
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food here is fantastic, and compared to DC, the prices are very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Some of the best Italian food we have eaten; service excellent as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic