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Permanently Closed - Alla Spina

724 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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  • Casual (6)
  • Bar Seating (5)
  • Fit for Foodies (3)

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Inspired by years of visits to Italy and a true love of finely made beer, the Vetri family has brewed up their version of an Italian gastropub with Alla Spina (Italian for "from the tap"). Diners can expect a large selection of both local brews and Italian beers, as well as pub fare including house-made sausages, braised meats and oysters. Staying true to its moniker, Alla Spina is a haven for seasonal craft beers.
Guests can enjoy the atmosphere in a number of ways; in the colorful dining room, at the bar, in a casual lounge space watching soccer or Philly sports teams on the TVs, or when weather permits, enjoying the outdoor seating while looking into the restaurant through the dramatic floor-to-ceiling garage doors.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Gastro Pub, American, Beer Garden
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Hours of operation

Monday: 4:30 - 10pm

Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm

Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am

Happy Hour

Monday - Thursday 4:30-6pm
Friday 4:30-6:30pm

Sunday: Brunch 10am - 3pm/Dinner 3-10pm
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Phone number
(215) 600-0017
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Inspired by years of visits to Italy and a true love of finely made beer, the Vetri family has brewed up their version of an Italian gastropub with Alla Spina . Diners can expect a large selection of both local brews and Italian beers, as well as pub fare.
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Private party contact
Kate DiPinto: (215) 763-0920
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Cross street
Broad Street
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Parking details
Meter Parking on Broad Street. Free parking on Mount Vernon and Wallace Streets after 6:00 P.M.
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Public transit
Broad Street line- Spring Garden Station
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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DJinPhilly (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Poor service, mediocre food. Looks like this place is on its way out—wish he had known before we went.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Took a very long time to place order and not busy at all. We were swatting fruit flies left and right. The avacado toast was not good. How can ypu mess that up?? Bread and avacado not fresh at all.

IBegtodiffer (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Creative sandwiches, great fries. Really liked the menu and although the restaurant was fairly crowded it wasn’t overly noisy.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

The menu is, as advertised, pub fare: limited for dinner and on the heavy side, but tasty. The menu had a good selection of beers on draft but at least two of them were unavailable. There were few diners at 6:30 on a week night, so service was excellent - prompt, efficient, and very good-humored. The atmosphere is good, though the kitchen seemed under-worked.

artpulc (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent food, nice tap and bottle selection, friendly staff. The pigshead bruschetta, pork reuben, and wild boar Shepards pie were all outstanding dishes.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Grabbed a bite here before a show at Union Transfer. Service was excellent, great beer/drink selection and food (even though a smaller menu) was delicious, especially the fried pickeled cauliflower. Prices were very decent as well.

vipCGHutkin (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Un-inspired, awkward, lacking attention to simple details, this Vetri family restaurant was a disappoinment. Our server, through no fault of her own, had no clue when asked about preparations on the menu. Chalk that up to lack of training. We were ordering small plates, one was wings, which normally, and should come split with the tips removed. These scrawny wings were not, and were thus ridiculously messy and difficult to eat. The weirdest part was the table we were given was turned sideways so I was across the "greate divide" from my daughter and her friend. There is a clear lact of attention by management is this restaurant. Get it together alla Spina, you can only go so far with your Vetri name, this experience doesn't do your reputation any good.

PamI (Houston)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and selection of beer. Kid friendly

Quell (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

We were early but they accommodated us without a problem. My sister was having a hard time finding a beer she liked that she hadn't already tried and our waiter worked hard to find something for her. The food was good and filling.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Second time here, first time since Vetri sold to Anthropologie. Food not as impressive, but not bad. I had the their mushroom sandwich. It was swimming in beer cheese. I didn't feel well the next day. No one was overly impressed with their meal, and it is not possible to find a healthy alternative. Probably wouldn't go back.