The Kitchen Consigliere
The Kitchen Consigliere

The Kitchen Consigliere

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kitconcafe.com/
  • Phone: 8568542156x
  • 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 Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
The Kitchen Consigliere reviews from OpenTable diners
264 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (215)fit for foodies (128)good for groups (109)special occasion (104)romantic (56)hot spot (55)great for lunch (19)kid-friendly (15)great for brunch (7)late-night find (5)scenic view (3)notable wine list (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Awesome Food & service
    thezVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Some of the best food we ever had.. Service was outstanding too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Homemade Italian experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Went on a very busy Sunday night, seated immediately at reserved time. Food was very good, Calimari app, Linquini & Clam, both White & Red, Sunday Gravy, Chicken Piccata. Everyone really enjoyed their meal. Service was perfect. Dessert with a candle for my wife's birthday was great, Pizelles Napolean, pizelles, cream with berries. Only downside is it's very noisy. Everything else, including location was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'm coming back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This is a great place from the atmosphere, to comfort and of course the food. While most restaurants i've been to in Collingswood are like sardine cans, this one, while small, was roomy. But enough about that..i had the sausage meatball with gemelli. Perfect the sauce did no overwhelm the taste of the meatball and the pasta was cooked perfectly. And of course dessert. The pizzelle napoleon should be tried at least once.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SUPERB !!!
    Abby
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I love this restaurant !!! The food is delicious the service is outstanding (thank you David) and it's a pleasant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it
    ErinD
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    this was my first time at Kitchen and it was so great - I will definitely be back again soon! The service was wonderful and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mmmmm...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Finally got to go to dinner with my hubby here...and everything was delicious. We had the rice ball and meatballs as our apps and for dinner my husband got the shrimp, scallops, and crab meat over linguine while I tried one of the specials...the pumpkin stuffed gnocchi. The gnocchi reminded me of a dessert more than a dinner, but it was absolutely phenomenal. I would definitely go back and would totally recommend this place to my friends. Service was excellent also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian food - Unique Theme
    Mharris239
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This was our first time at this restaurant and we will definitely be going back. While the tables were a little close together, we never felt cramped. The wait staff were all very friendly and attentive. The food was simple, but the quality of ingredients and taste were excellent. The pasta was very fresh and my wife commented that it was the best chicken parm she has had in a long while.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Italian Food
    ABBdogrescuer
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    My wife and I ordered 2 of the specials and split them...one was an incredible salmon dish, the other pumpkin flavored gnocchi. Both were awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner Gem
    SusanandMichael
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The Kitchen Consigliere did its usual great job with food and service (as they do every time we visit), helping me enjoy my birthday. While there, we also made reservations for New Year's Eve.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2 for 2
    BaRGaiNHuNTeR
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I've been here twice and have had a great experience both times. Great food, friendly service, and tons of leftovers. Plus, it's a BYO, which is always nice. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night.
    Dolphin
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    While the restaurant is a little tight, the food and service more than make up for that. The portions are great and I have never had less-than an outstanding meal here, served by a stellar group of servers. I would also recommend saving room for dessert. The cannoli's are some of the best I have had although my son loved the "Brookie". Nope. I'm not going to tell you what that is. Go have dinner and try it yourself. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mid-Week night Out
    LetsEat
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We took 2 friends who had never been there and they loved it. On the menu was a special Gnocchi filled with pumpkin in a brown butter sage sauce, sprinkled with Gorgonzola cheese and craisins. AWESOME!!!! It was our 2nd time there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful meal
    Samandrom04
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Lauren, our server, was attentive and sweet. Harry the expediter did a great job, too. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    As always, the food was delish. I had my favorite dish which is Bolognese over homemade spaghetti and it never disappoints. Hubby has sausage Bolognese which was also very good. Salad was fresh, crisp and cold with a yummy Italian dressing. Angelo always make you feel welcome. Kitchen is my favorite place to dine!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once Again-BEST FOOD EVER
    fla2nj
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    What can I say.....this place never disappoints!!! The food was fabulous from appetizer to dessert....and then there's Harry.... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Harry! Only thing that would have made it even better....our friend Patsy (get well soon)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & atmosphere.
    Love2dine
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great food & atmosphere. The pumpkin gnocchi was delicious! The calamari was the best I've ever had. Lauren was a great server. Very attentive and knowledgable. She made our dining experience extra special. We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good meal.
    JimtheBiker
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We started with stemed clams in red sauce. They were very tasty but a little gritty. My wife had the Shrimp Scampi and I had one fo the night special, Salmon Aurora with a side of zuccini. Both meals were hot and delicious. We will eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gets Better Every Time
    FromSouthPhilly2
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My fiance' & I often dine here because we enjoy the great food, fantastic service, reminiscing with Angelo who always finds a moment to step out of that busy kitchen & it always gets better with every new dish we try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    HawwisonVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We've been going here for years and it's as good as ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Totally Enjoyable
    jerseygirl223
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I have been there a number of times and the food never disappoints. Our sever, Aubrey was delightful, and the everything everyone ordered was cooked perfectly. Highly recommend. Will def be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • too close seating
    seatingtoclose
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    the tables are too close to each other, but the food is awesome.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best BYOB
    MartySVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Not only did Angelo from Kitchen Consigliere won Philly BEST BYOB he has great food 6 people for dinner great night. Sunday gravy clams and spaghetti best Calamari.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I have eaten at the Kitchen numerous times over the past two years and have always enjoyed the food very much. The "Sunday Gravy" is a house specialty and it is beyond compare. This week I tried a new dish, Chicken Siciliano. It was the tastiest chicken dish I have ever eaten in any restaurant. I'm seriously thinking about going back tonight for a repeat performance. On top of a fabulous menu you will experience Angelo's most cordial personality. This place is a winner, hands down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining
    Etta1675
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The Kitchen Consigliere is one of the best Italian restaurants in Collingswood and in New Jersey. WE live in Philly however we prefer to spend time in Jersey and this is one of our favorite restaurants. Family friendly and adult friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Afternoon Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We decided to celebrate my daughter's birthday. I love open table because it is so easy to reserve a table. The food was very expensive considering there was 2 adults and 3 kids. There is no Children's Menu but the said they could make a smaller sized portion for half the price. Also, no lunch menu just the regular dinner menu. I would not recommend this place for kids. Other than that service was ok and the food was spectacular. The decor and design of the new place is great. It's perfect for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    MjB1980VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    First I'll say the service was perfect which of course makes everything a little better. Rice balls are phenomenal and we got the rigatoni and stuffed flounder special. Everything seasoned well and had more than enough to save for leftovers. Make sure to get the brownie/cookie vanilla ice cream dessert to top it all off. Overall great experience and loved the gangster theme. They def hold their own among the other awesome Italian joints around them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A winner in every respect
    Susan
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Kitchen Consigliere was outstanding. My husband and I had never been there before. I received an offer for a Groupon, but when I attempted to make the purchase they were sold out. No big deal, since we dine out every Saturday night, with or without a Groupon, so we went anyway. What a pleasure! The food was exquisite. The service was wonderful. The staff was friendly. This will be one restaurant we look forward to visiting again! I recommend it highly to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is outstanding!
    Jafipp
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The garlic aroma when walking in starts the mood...highly reccomend the gnocchi, it's like a pillow in your mouth!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great service!!
    Alyssaw86
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Love the food here and the service is great! Love the old school italian gangster theme they have for the place too! Very classy and great location. I would like to see a couple more entree and pasta dishes though on the menu since I'm a picky eater
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was good ..but....
    LovetoDine
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Food was good but portions were small. Expensive. Tables were too close together. we were practically sitting with the people next to us.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mmmmmmmmmmm Good
    FredZVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This is how it should be done. Friendly, courteous, helpful service from the moment you come in and all the way through your visit. And to even top that, the food is great. I want to try everything on the menu (not close to that yet, so I guess we just have to go back again). The pork osso bucco (a special) was fabulous!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Food And Service
    CaptainSmooth
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We came for chicken night and had another great meal at the Kitchen Consigliere. Our meals were simply delicious. The KC is our go to place for a special meal out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was delicious! This BYOB in Collingswood shouldn't be missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maybe another try
    Yumminess
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I heard wonderful things about the location. I enjoyed the atmosphere but my dish unfortunately I was disappointed. I am a hard customer to Wow, since I have been in the restaurant and bar business for over 20 years. I ordered the NY Strip Steak. I was craving steak and it was cooked through when I ordered medium. I was disappointed with the cannoli also-just like one I would get from a supermarket. I live in Philadelphia and have had great experiences with Italian restaurants in South Philly. When spending that sort of money on dinner I expected more.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wind4
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Nice experience. The food was good and it was friendly; the people sitting near us talked to us and we to them. I like that kind of place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My Pasta was dry and rubbery with very little beef sausage and veal sause.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kitchen Consigliare
    ErnestVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This restaurant continues the quality and consistency that was a hall mark in the original location. Expanding has actually improved things. Angelo continues to be the ultimate host and to walk through the dining room and stay hello.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Italian BYOB!
    luvitalianfood
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My husband and I have been to Kitchen Consigliere several times, but this was our first time bringing our daughters (19 and 16) and they LOVED it. The food and service are excellent!! Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our first time here and we loved it! It was unanimous! Great food, great service, great ambience, great fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing (and uncomfortable)
    Foodieincollingswood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Tables too small, TV in the bar side (where we were seated) not necessary, music too loud, I would have been OK with the noise (radio also playing) if the chairs had been more comfortable, there had been more room around the tables, and the table had been larger! The uncomfortable atmosphere took away from being able to enjoy the food, which was competently cooked (but not better than the 2 other Italian restaurants just yards from the door), generously portioned, and professionally and pleasantly served.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.