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
82 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (46)good for groups (42)fit for foodies (31)special occasion (29)romantic (17)great for lunch (13)great for outdoor dining (9)notable wine list (8)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (5)scenic view (4)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Good Food, Great Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
  • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
  • Great graduation dinner
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    My family and I went here after my sister's graduation. Service was great and the food was delicious! I will definitely be returning
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a great little spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    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.
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  • CICCO
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I've been going to Spasso's since it opened. Always had a great meal with great service. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Date Night
    CalamariGirl
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Great food, great value, excellent overall. Relied on Yelp reviews and it worked just fine...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious
    blue
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    There were 4 of us and we all really enjoyed our dinners. Portions are large and you can easily get a doggie bag.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will return
    tangolover
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodisgood
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food - Great Staff!
    Lynnie
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Aside from the food, the staff is truly wonderful. Loved our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    mgf1020VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Each time I go to Spasso I am not disappointed. The food and service are always top notch...I will be going back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 43 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 618 reviews are from the Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia reviews archive.
  • A fun evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.