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The Kitchen Consigliere
The Kitchen Consigliere

The Kitchen Consigliere Details

  • 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
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking on Street and Public Lot.
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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "We always enjoy our dining experience at Kitchen Consigliere. The food is outstanding and the staff are very outgoing and friendly."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We have been here several times and were bringing my brother and his wife this time. We were a little nervous wondering if they would enjoy it as much as we do. So happy to say they did! We always start with the mussels in red sauce. Delicious! The gnocchi were light and the sauce was perfect. My brother had the pork special and said it was fall off the bone tender just as our waitress described. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great food, as always. Excellent sunday gravy and desserts."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I would recommend KC without hesitation. Food is delicious, prices are reasonable - even their specials, they have great variety. I have never gotten anything that I did not enjoy. All meals are very flavorful. Desserts are out of this world. Best tiramisu ever, great pizzelles and gelatos are yummy, just to mention a few! Each entre is enough for 2 dinners and a lunch. Love the fact that it is a BYOB. Their service is phenomenal - even those not waiting on you stop by and ask how you are, good to see you etc. The décor is unique. A definite winner and go to place."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "From appetizers to desserts the food and service were excellent. Try the sausage meatball appetizer for great and unusual food. Entrees were presented well and were a dining delight. Finish with an espresso and a gelato sampler."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "It was our first visit to Kitchen Consigliere and we were very pleased. Both the service and food were wonderful. The grilled romaine with seafood was excellent. We went there for our anniversary and will be back again."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great Collingswood, NJ BYOB where the quality and variety of the food as well as the ambiance and service easily stand up to the best of South Philly. Sign up your email next time you dine and receive notifications of great weekday specials."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Angelo never disappoints. The food is always great and the friendly staff make you feel welcomed everytime."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Our party of four all ordered the chicken parm. It was delicious and our waiter was excellent. We can't wait to return. It was our first visit at the new location and liked the decor and atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Along with great food, Angelo is the ultimate host. The new location has more room between tables and great décor, especially the back wall portrait with Angelo and supporting staff."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Wow! .....and Wow again. We come to Collingswood all of the time and somehow missed Lutz's fabulous restaurant. Aubrey was a better than excellent server, the décor fun and cozy and the dishes and dessert were a 10! We'll tell our friends and will come back time and time again. Thanks for a great evening! Rob and Beth"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food is always great and all the servers are wonderful especially Harry!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Been to the Kitchen many times. Food is always, always, always excellent. The Sunday Gravy is a house specialty and well worth the experience. Had the linguini in white clam sauce for the first time there this week. Hands down, the best I've ever had. Can't wait to go back for an encore performance. And the fried calamari is a must. There is no restaurant anywhere that prepares calamari like Angelo. It is a light, batter-dipped, very tender dish that you just can't get enough of. And to cap off an always delicious dining experience, Angelo, the owner, always comes to your table to personally welcome you. Unquestionably, one of the best restaurants in south Jersey."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We went for Chicken Parm night and everything was so delicious. We enjoyed the bread, the salad, the pasta and the chicken. All three of us finished the large portions. It was that good. Cannot wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Well done Angelo. Food is subperb and staff is very professional and knows the product they sell. Would recommend to anyone who really wants an experience of a lifetime."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "4th visit and can't wait to go back! Super food, great service and lots of fun PLUS great value."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I had been here once in the old location and was not impressed. After it moved, I heard raves from friends so decided to go back. It was a great dinner, waiter was attentive and food was exactly how I ordered it (well done chicken piccata with extra sauce). We went back, bringing some family members. This time got a stuffy, inattentive waiter who did not get our special foods right (dressing on the side for salad, veggies instead of pasta for side dish, chicken well done). Food was good, desserts very good (pizzelles are very anisette-y tasting and cannoli filling was very good-gelato was also very good). But the 2nd visit wasn't as good as the first. Our bill, with tip, was $95.00 per couple, which I thought was high for a BYOB."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Pasta sides and complimentary bread were average; however, the main dishes (veal saltimbocca & chicken marsala) were delicious. The stuffed fig appetizer special was unbelievably good. It is a must try. If you have a sweet tooth and have room for dessert, the brookie served with their homemade gelato is a perfect end to the meal. Service throughout the entire meal was incredible. The server was very personable, attentive, and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Ivan was the most excellent server that we have had in many, many years. The food was superb - we will be back very soon!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The meals and service at the Kitchen Consigliere have always been top notch and the best. My guests and I have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Have enjoyed a variety of wonderful dishes here and a "must have" is the sausage meatball and broccoli rabe app, it's delicious every time!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The place to go when you're in the mood for authentic Italian--especially pasta. Dishes are mainly traditional favorites but stepped up a notch along with specials that keep things interesting."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Wife and I love it here. We always pop up since we can walk there. Get on the email list because they always send out discounts for the beginning of the week."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Had a great meal, and excellent service. A great place for Italian food"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Had the Fig appetizer special and it was scrumptious. The figs were crammed with marsala laced marscapone cheese and prosciutto and they were amazing. Had the Bolognese for my entree and it was some of the best bolognese that I have ever had. My husband had the Sunday gravy and said the brasciollo was outstanding. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was delicious and our waiter was hysterical! Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Authentic Italian food that is comparable to South Philly's best served in very pleasant and clean environment."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Angelo Lutz knows Italian! Appetizers to desserts, dinner was fabulous! Everyone in my party LOVED the food! We started with the fig appetizer, a Summer specialty. Gnocchi Consigliere was my choice - YUM! Whatever you decide to try, get an extra order of meatballs. They were SO GOOD! I am very particular about meatballs, growing up in an Italian-South Philly family! One in our party has not-your-typical food allergies & the staff couldn't be more accommodating. She was so excited when we left that she was able to have an "entree & a dessert!" Speaking of the staff, they are charismatic, attentive and friendly! P.S. -- Don't forget dessert! Don Corleone may have had Genco, but we've got the Kitchen Consigliere!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had an outstanding dinner from appetizers to dessert! The grilled seafood romaine salad was incredible. I had the Sunday Gravy which was the best gravy I ever had in a restaurant! The Pizzelle's with cannolli cream and fruit ended the meal perfectly! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We took visitors from Denver here to get a genuine Jersey Italian meal. Kitchen Consigliere did not disappoint. Our server Harry was very friendly and efficient. Two in the party had a special entree of pork Osso Bucco which was delicious, very tender, and a portion enough for two. The eggplant entree was also very good. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "It's not easy to match the outstanding Italian food available in a three block radius in Collingswood, but our meal at the Kitchen Consigliere was one of the best we have had in the area. We sat at a comfortable table with great service and food, we watched people waiting on the street for their table at Il Fiori across the street; while we had enjoyed our meal there a week ago, we liked the food, the atmosphere and the service better at the KC. Excellent value in a comfortable and welcoming space."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I had been here years ago, when it was at its old location, and it was just so-so. I heard several friends remark on how great the food was at the new location, that I had to try tit. The Chicken Piccante was perfect: nice and lemony with a lot of capers, just the way I like it. Fried calamari was tender, with no legs, but could have been fried a little crispepr. The chicken parmigiana was a generous portion and, I was told, delicious. The rigatoni was also great, per my other friend. The gravy (sauce) is chunkier than I prefer, but still good. Desserts are homemade off premises-We had the cho cake, mango sorbet and giant serving of tiramisu. All were scrumptious. Bill was $75 /couple, incl 20% tip. Would definitley recommend!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Every bite was amazing! The only down side was the room temp...it was just a little too warm in there on a very hot day. I will be back there again and again!!!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The decor is so unique I haven't seen anything like it downtown. We absolutely loved it!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was very good and the chef/owner came to our table to see how we were enjoying our meal (which is a nice touch). The waiter was very attentive (almost too attentive). We will definitely return for another tasty meal."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Our food was delicious and service top notch can't wait to go again"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The service here is amazing and they treat you like family. The food is phenomenal no matter what dins you get. Specials are always delicious and creative. Patsy makes the best desserts try the brookie and the pitzell with cannoli cream and fresh fruit."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Took four friends to restaurant-their first visit. I was sooo confident that they would love it and did they ever. Food was the best as always and service was very good. Really like that owner travels the restaurant and speaks with his guests. So personable!! Table we had was wonderfully places in an out if the way area and we loved it Really a special treat to eat at the kitchen consigliere!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food was excellent and our waiter Harry was awesome, he was so personable and engaging"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I took my wife to this restaurant for her birthday. The food was great. The atmosphere: like an old time gangster movie with waiters dressed as gangsters. My wife had a veal chop that she said was really good. I had a dish called "Sunday Gravy"designed to reimagine the days when we were young and ate Sunday dinner at Grandma's. It did. The dish was pasta with a bolognese sauce with a piece of sausage, a meatball, a broceole, and spare rib. The gravy (yeah that's what we call it, not sauce) was the best I've ever had in a restaurant. It really did taste like my grandma's, mom's and mother in laws. My only complaint was that my wife doesn't like short macaroni so she wanted to substitute spaghetti or similar long cut and was told "no"."
    Dined on 6/8/2014