The Kitchen Consigliere
The Kitchen Consigliere

The Kitchen Consigliere

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kitconcafe.com/
  • Phone: (856) 854-2156
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Closed
    Tuesday - Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    Friday - 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Saturday - 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Angelo Lutz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Catering for all occasions. Contact Angelo Lutz
    Catering@kitconcafe.com
  • Special Events: The Kitchen Consigliere Cafe is the Exclusive caterer of the Fralinger String Band rental facility located in the heart of mummery on south 3rd street in South Philadelphia. The hall seats up to 100 guests. Please contact Angelo Lutz for more information

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Haddon Avenue
  • Public Transit: Patco Speedline- a few blocks away.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available but limited in the Cafe lot. However Public lots and on street parking is available at Kiosk Rates
A word from The Kitchen Consigliere
Come enjoy old Italian-style dishes, known today as Italian comfort food, at The Kitchen Consigliere as executive chef Angelo Lutz preserves the heritage of real, authentic homestyle cooking. His spot is an informal BYOB Italian eatery with an emphasis on the peasant dishes found in traditional homestyle Italian cooking. Influenced by the dishes he ate as a youngster, Angelo's cooking style stems from teaching and recipes taught by his mother and grandmother. The atmosphere is informal and the food and menus change often, allowing The Kitchen Consigliere to be a cozy, quaint and not over-the-top eatery for the entire family. And good food isn't the only reason to eat at the café. The real adventure is meeting with the real kitchen consigliere; you will come for the food but stick around for the conversation.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
The Kitchen Consigliere reviews from OpenTable diners
286 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (226)fit for foodies (167)good for groups (128)special occasion (120)hot spot (66)romantic (52)great for lunch (20)kid-friendly (19)late-night find (7)great for brunch (7)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Always GOOD
    Kathi
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We dine here often and always have a great meal. Recently brought friends for a special birthday party and everyone loved it. It never disappoints, and the service is always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you want good food, this is the place to go.
    eatoutqueenVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    This restaurant always seems to please. Good service and great food is what a restaurant should have and this one does. The fall special, pumpkin gnocchi, were out of this world good. The three other people at the table were very pleased with their meals as well. We will return soon. Be sure to make a reservation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Evening
    NiNiVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    First time at this restaurant. My husband came here here with another couple. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The waiter was very accommodating. I got the pasta dish with shrimp, scallops and crab meat. I asked if I could have it without the shrimp so they gave me extra scallops and crab meat. I would have preferred bigger scallops, these were very small. There was so much pasta that I had enough to eat for two other dinners. We shared the meatball appetizer which was delicious. It came with three meatballs but added another meatball, with a price adjustment. They have plenty of free parking for patrons of this restaurant right behind the restaurant. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cookie
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Always enjoy myself here. Great food, friendly staff and nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kit Con in Colls
    FredZVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Once again, and as always, have not been disappointed. Service was great - start to finish. and the food was excellent AND its a BYOB. win win win.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MaryM
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Our book club met here for dinner and we were given a round table, tucked comfortably into a corner of the dining room and perfect for our party of 6. Servers were friendly, knowledgable, and professional. I ordered the pumpkin gnocchi special, and it was a perfect blend of autumn flavors: pumpkin, sage, cranberries, walnuts, and Gorgonzola. Delicious! We all agreed that we will look forward to dining here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sooo good....
    Karen
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    As usual hubby and I had a delish meal! My overall favorite is Angelo's Bolognese sauce. Restaurant was decorated for Christmas and looked beautiful and welcoming. Still my favorite in South Jersey. If you have never been - hurry hurry!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, So-So Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Four of us dined here recently for a special occasion. (Be sure to make reservations well in advance for prime dining hours.) We were seated promptly and greeted quickly. It is a BYOB so the wine was uncorked (no corkage fee) and specials were presented. We knew portions were large, so we passed on appetizers. The house salad and dressing were very good and fresh. The entrees took quite a while to be delivered and we hadn't ordered anything out of the ordinary. After seeing two other parties that came in well after us being served their food and being told three times over a 25 minute period "Your food will be right out." we had to ask what the wait was. We were told that he would check. Finally our food arrived and it was spectacular and worth the wait. Each had something different from Osso Buco, Chicken Marsala, Pumpkin Gnocchi, to "Sunday Gravy". Leftovers were wrapped and the server disappeared. Finally check was presented and paid. When we were leaving we saw the server out back chatting on a cell phone. It was my wife and my first experience there but our dining companions had eaten there several times before. They were ale disappointed with the service. Previously they had been served by Harry and were very pleased. We would return, but would ask for Harry as our server.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patd027VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    GOOD FOOD AND GREAT ATMOSPHERE. HAD A GREAT EXPERIENCE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cost
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food wasn't that great for the cost of the meals
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best
    Colorfulbigbear
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I am 68 year old Italian-American. As you can imagine I have eaten in many Italian restaurants, this, however; was the very best of the very best. There is an item on the menu called Sunday Gravy and was the closest thing I have ever tasted to my mom's. It is a must try if you go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Babytux
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    One of the only sure things in life!!! You will come away happy, full, and content! Rice ball heaven!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Enjoyed a great evening with great friends, great food, good wine and a fantastic waiter named Tony! Salute....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • South Philly Style
    steeveedee
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Food tasted just like my Italian grandmother used to make in South Philly. Nostalgic and delicious. With some real interesting gems on the menu. Fun decor, great service. Loved this place and will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jobo
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I always enjoy the wonderful food and atmosphere at Kitchen Consigliere. Everyone is friendly and the food is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The food was great, the waiter service was over the top...Very good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    One of my favorite BYOBs in the area. All of the food from the appetizers to the entrees to the dessert is top notch delicious! Angelo and his staff are very friendly and knowledgable. Meal was served at a great pace. I will continue to return to this gem in Collingswood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    ErnestVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Angelo is the ultimate host. The food continues to exceed expectations. Tony, our waiter, made the description of the specialties into a theatrical production; fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PERFECT!!
    Devine
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The staff was incredibly friendly and funny. We loved, loved our waiter. Angelo is always accommodating and adds a personal touch by coming around to check on all of us. We have been there many times and will keep going back. I was shocked how busy it was for a Sunday night. We always have a great meal - we have recommended it to all of our friends and they too love this restaurant. You gotta go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Another Great Meal!!
    JanZ
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    One word - FABULOUS!! Kitchen Consigliere is by far our favorite restaurant. Great Food, Great (Plus) service. Angelo has put together a great chef AND such a warm welcoming efficient staff. He should be proud of his accomplishment. We love it there!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I have taken two groups from my family for special occassions both groups want to go back. Great meal and great service!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing traditional Italian food
    VafromNJ
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Had an 8:30 reservation on a busy Saturday night. very pleased that we were seated almost right away. Appetizers came out quickly and were delicious. Salads, entrees and desserts followed without too much time passing. Everything was well seasoned, huge portions and delicious. Chef/Owner came out for a quick visit to check how we liked everything. Highly recommend and will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Offer I Couldn't Refuse!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    When our friends suggested we pay a visit to KitCon, it was an offer I couldn't refuse. It was the third visit there with my wife, and we had a delicious meal yet again, with great service and an upbeat atmosphere in this Collingswood gem. Our pasta dishes were lip-smacking good and very generously portioned. Apps and sides were too. I'd prefer my bread toasted, but I forgive them. We love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1A
    1A1A
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Always a great experience ...love the food & staff:))
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvtocook
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    By far the best food experience I've had in a long time. I have visited on two separate occasions bringing a different friend and they both raved about the food and the exceptional service. We ordered steaks the first time and they were cooked to perfection. The next time we tried the veal picatta, you didn't need a knife. So tender and delicious. Truly a must visit!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good is good
    FredZVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    It is in a nice location, the service is always very good and the food is great, plus it's a BYOB!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    It was my first visit to The Kitchen Consigliere. Both the food and wait staff were both excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic restaurant
    FromPhilly
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    A completely wonderful experience. Good food, good company, great ambiance, and a terrific waiter (Harry!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Run, don't walk
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    NEVER had a bad meal here! All the servers are great! You can be sure to meet Angelo, the owner as he is there seven days a week. They have the BEST chicken francaise you'll find anywhere. If they have the homemade chocolate layer cake, do indulge it's worth every calorie. Don't make your reservation anywhere else in Collingswood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Perfect Italian Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The Kitchen Consigliere is like a typical Sunday dinner in an Italian house; loud, delicious food and a lot of it. It is not your typical romantic Italian restaurant but I have never had such amazing food in my life. Stuffed gnocchi was literally to die for, so creamy and melted in your mouth the gravy was so delicious that I could put a straw in it and drink it up. The Arancini was perfect, I for one am not the biggest fan of sausage but this Arancini (rice ball) was so good that I ate both. All of the flavors mixed together so perfectly; the rice, cheese, sausage and topped with marinara, DELICIOUS. I strongly suggest to try that if you like sausage and, of course the cannoli was huge. I have already recommended this restaurant to multiple people ( who loved it just as much as I did). I also love how the owner came around to each table and introduced himself and made sure everything was made to perfection!! I most definitely will be going back very soon!! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    DiBlazVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Great food, Great service (Harry was awesome). Will definitely return
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chase
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great service, great food great time. Love Harry. Even when he is not our waiter he makes appoint to stop by our table and chat with us. Angelo always also stops by to make sure everything is fine. Tip - Never go without a reservation!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time
    snowdogVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My boyfriend and I tried the restaurant for the first time on Saturday. It was a nice atmosphere and the food was good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    Jaima17
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This was my third visit to The Kitchen Consigliere. I went with a group of five. We each tried different entrees and no one was disappointed. We tried the two of the Gnocchi Consigliere (which is the best gnocchi I've had), Eggplant Parm, Chicken Parm, and Spaghetti and Meatballs. The entrees come with bread and a salad. We also ordered the Italian Wedding Soup which was amazing! The best part is the delicious dessert options. Each time, I've gotten "The Brookie" which is a warm brownie with a chocolate chip cookie baked into the middle. It's served with vanilla ice cream. Soooooo yummy. I highly recommend this restaurant, especially if you love an Italian meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Always a hit! Haven't had a bad meal yet! Our waiter, Lon, loves his job and it shows!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Amazing pumpkin ravioli special. And the homemade cake was terrific. Definitely want to return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third time at this place!
    Northeastfoodie
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Keep coming back because the food is so delicious and served hot. The staff is very accomodating. Love the decor too! Strongly recommend this place. Terrific specials in addition to the wonderful menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • October 31 2014
    Peg1
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We had a great dining experience overall. Food was excellent and staff were alert and attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!! As always !
    Reneed
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The Kitchen Consigliere has become our " go to restaurant" . The food and service is always great . No matter what we order we are always pleased.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Gravy
    johnskip
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Enjoyed the Sunday Gravy that was on the menu. It reminded me of my youth growing up and having Sunday Gravy with my family. Four of us went there and left stuffed with good eats. We had the calimari which is tender and crisp. We also had an antipasta for four. Two of us had the Sunday gravy and two had a seafood dish. All were incredible meals. Oh I almost forgot the desserts....Now you know why I was stuffed when I left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate