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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/
  • Email: info@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
  • "First time at this place. The wait staff was very nice and accommodating. Our food came out hot and nicely prepared. Everything was delicious. The only complaint is that it is very noisy making it hard for my wife and I to have a conversation. But I would definitely repeat."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Just a good tasty well priced meal every time Nicely priced good wine lst Always enjoy"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Good service and good food at a decent price. We were pleased"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time celebrating out many March birthdays and want to especially thank Sam who took wonderful care of us!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We have dined at Spasso many times as a family and with friends. Always a very good dining experience. The entire staff must be commended for a job well done. Thanks very much"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Have dined at this establishment many times over the years and it continues to provide great food at realistic prices. Staff is always very nice and accommodating and the dining areas are quaint and comfy. Nice bar area as well. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Warm greeting at the door and the three of us had a reservation. Warning: Don't accept the four top by the servers area. Too much waitstaff traffic and noise. Insist on the next room over. Excellent service, along with more than adequate wine selection and food menu items. Beef Rollatini is a favorite and wonderful salad selections before the entree is served. We'll return again and again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I always enjoy my meals here. If you are an eggplant parmegiana fan, you will love it, although you can only get it on Tuesdays."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Spasso's is located in Old City. Interior reflects colonial decor. The old brick from building is used as part of decor. Very nicely appointed. The food and service are excellent. If they don't have exactly want what you want listed on their menu, they will try to accommodate you. Every time we are in the Philadelphia area, we go to Spasso's either for lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I love it here. Try the hot and cold appetizer and the veal porccini!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The third time visiting this wonderful restaurant and it did not disappoint! Visited with a group of friends - each enjoying beyond belief their meals. Plan on returning many, many times. Delicious food - great wine - good service!!!!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We went to Spasso to celebrate a friend's birthday, we made a reservation for 8, but only 6 people showed. Our table was in the back room surrounded by 3 other large(10+ people) parties. The room was incredibly loud, it was uncomfortable to have a conversation. The food was good, standard italian. I would go back, but I would ask to sit in another part of the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "It was very good food. ( Italian ) The service started well, but then several "big tables" required my server's attention. Loud room, when filled."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Not as good as expected after reading the reviews. We had the Shrimp and pasta dishes and they were just ok, not really that favorful. With so many choices, we will most likely not go back to this restaurant again."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This was my 4th or 5th time to Spasso, so I have come to expect nothing but the best. However, this time was the exception, my entree was only luke warm when served to me which was disappointing. Everything else was wonderful though!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Shrimp was over cooked and you couldn't have a decent table conversation because the noise was so loud. We're from the Washington DC area so are used to paying high prices for meals in town. But for the price we paid for this meal I expected better quality."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Service and food were great. Noise level was high. There were many tables of just men which might have added to the overall noise level. Would go back again, however, for the food!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Went a trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show with my wife. We had a pasta dish with veal ragu and a chicken breast with vegetables. The food was solid but not outstanding -- traditional tastes prepared well nothing unusual or interesting. The service was friendly, efficient and very accommodating of my wife's special requests. Only problem, and it was a big one, we were seated - as were several other customers - next to a surprise birthday party with 22 guests. These folks acted as if they were in their own private room standing around my table talking loudly. Management should place groups such as this in place where they don't ruin the evening for others."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We dine here as often as we can (when we're in the area), and it never fails to live up to our hopes and expectations. The food here is always delicious, and the staff is always professional and friendly. On occasion, we entertain business associates from out of town. This restaurant is a very easy, 15 minute drive to/from from Phila airport, and our guests are always impressed with the food, and appreciate the convenient location. We'll be back a.s.a.p.!!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Great papardelle and porcini. Loved the shrimp and crab linguine. Very attentive service. Would go again."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Good place for groups and parties. Good service and large portions. No quiet tables."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I think spasso's food is excellent especially their grilled calamari,their soups, and their salads. The downside to this restaurant is the decor. It needs updating.. Currently it is rather old and depressing in the ambiance. The carpet had a smell like they had sprayed sweet smelling carpet cleaner before vacuuming- ok in a home but not in a restaurant. The lighting is dismal and does not provide a romantic feeling or an upbeat one.. If Spasso were to remodel to make it more current, is has the potential to be one of Philly's best eating destinations."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We were rushed to order, drink and move on. We were having our plates removed before finishing. We were asked about dessert while some were still eating. A few of us wanted coffee, but unfortunately the bill was brought to the table before we had the opportunity to ask. She did not ask prior. The food was good, the atmosphere was very loud towards the end of our dinner, but the waitstaff made the entire experience very uncomfortable and rushed. We will consider this should we return."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went here for Valentines Day and could not have been more impressed. The food was delicious and came out within 5 minutes of ordering. Also tried a few of there wines which were very good for the price. Overall for the quality of food and service the prices are very reasonable. The place is alot bigger then it looks from the outside, and has a true Italian feel inside. The place can be either casual or romantic, there was a big of both which made it a relaxed atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great spot. Wife and I had drinks and dinner here on a recent Saturday night. Food was excellent and so was the service. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Delicious Italian, friendly staff and patrons, and efficient service"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time on Valentine's here. We had heard good things from friends. It was nearly packed but there were no lines (we had a reservation anyway). The good and drinks came surprisingly quickly and was delicious. The staff was very nice. We were seated among a sea of couples, one of which was particularly obnoxious, but that's life. We will eat here again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have always been happy with Spasso and will continue to come here."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "i took my daughter, a senior in college, for her birthday with a few of her friends. Typically, they order a lot and take food home. Well, they ordered a lot but ate every bite. My wife and i were very pleased with the food, the service and the prices. great time, would recommend to others and will definitely be back ."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The week before we went to this restaurant on our own we where there for a retirement dinner. Since we had never been there before we weren't sure what to expect. The food was so good we went back there a week later after we went to a show at the Academy of Music. Parking is better than I expected it would be. I would highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to having lunch or dinner there again soon."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I always have a great meal here and the service is wonderful!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "i was a little disappointed because I had heard such great things about spasso. they ran out of a couple of things we ordered. it was restaurant week so I'd like to go back another time just because of the positive things I'd heard prior to going."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The restaurant week special was great, as we could pick three of any dish on the menu. The calamari and NY strip steak was very good and the dessert was wonderful! Service was great and the atmosphere was great to hang out with friends. I recommend this place for a nice night out."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Food was very good; Service was attentive. Noise level was deafening like a jackhammer."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "My wife and I visited this restaurant for restaurant week 2014. We had never been there before, nor know anyone that had gone either. We only went by the good reviews online. The ambience and service was great, our main meals were very good, the wine selection was decent, and overall a great experience. We both had the grilled calamari appetizer. It was awesome! A must-have if you visit this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Not only were the servers pleasant, but the food was exceptional and the ambience made it a spectacular experience."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Went for restaurant week. Calamari was chewy and crab cakes a little too wet. Pasta more uncooked than the usual "al dente". The table for two was wide and so I sat a little too far from my date. Main entrees were great as was dessert. Prob would consider going back. The restaurant is huge, may seat 200. Might be good for a party."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "This was our first Restaurant Week experience and we enjoyed it immensely. We would return to Spasso's during a non Special event for dinner. It was much more than we expected."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Me and my boyfriend loved the food, we are thinking about coming back only thing is we'd have to carry along bottled beverages because you guys only serve water and wine!! Other than that I had a great experience and he was very excited about the cake and quote"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "My significant other and I headed to Spasso's for Restaurant Week. it was our first time dining there, and we chose Spasso's because of the unlimited dinner menu they gave for Restaurant Week diners. Everything was absolutely delicious and came out quick, but not so that you felt that you were rushing through each course. I have never had calamari that was as tender and cooked to perfection as it was at Spasso's. Also, the homemade pastas are definitely something to rave about and really make all the difference in their dishes! Our entrees and desserts were equally as delicious, and had i had enough room, would have been tempted to lick my plates clean. We will definitely be coming back to visit Spasso's, next time with family in tow."
    Dined on 1/28/2014