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Permanently Closed - Alla Spina

4.4
724 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

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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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, American, Beer Garden
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Hours of operation
Dinner:

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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Neighborhood
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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
Additional
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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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.3
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4.1
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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PamI (Houston)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and selection of beer. Kid friendly

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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.

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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.

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vipMark (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 17, 2017

This was a really great experience! Wait staff was pleasant and very helpful. The Food selection for Brunch was varied enough, that everyone was pleased with their options. The Food was delicious! We will be back !

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vipBigJeff (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Late-night, last-minute decision to go out ... my wife & I took a friend's recommendation and went to Alla Spina for a drink and a few small plates. Fantastic food, great variety of beers, wines and even a few ciders (I tried the one recommended by our server and it was great!). If you're hungry, the full-plate options look good, too, but for a "light bite and some liquid refreshment" after normal dinner hours, this place is hard to beat.

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vipBKmom (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

Definitely a place that highlights beer and not food. The light fare, sandwiches were good, salads were meager w few interesting ingredients and boring. Nice sitting outside. Too many better places to eat in Philly.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on August 20, 2017

Went in for a Sunday brunch, the menu was simple, regular brunch items, nothing too special which I dont mind as long as food is done and served well, which it was. The ambiance is great, server was absolutely pleasant and helpful, very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent service and food! Fun location that was perfect for sitting outside. Cant wait to come back

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dnaftiz (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on August 4, 2017

Ate here a few months ago. It was perfectly fine, it's just that this place has really, really changed from what it used to be. Very surprising. Just your every day "gastro pub." Absolutely nothing interesting or different about it any more. It's not bad, just not what we expected. And pretty empty for a Friday night. For us this is a good thing as we could hear each other and have a conversation, but I don't think it's good for Alla Spina.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on August 4, 2017

It would be nice if the watermelon salad had more than 2 pieces of watermelon.

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Scott (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

Food and service was great. Seats at the tables were hard and uncomfortable by the time our meal was done. Music was so loud it was difficult to hear or communicate with each other or our server.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on July 8, 2017

So incredibly disappointed. Used to consider this my favorite sport when hosting friends from out-of-town. Now I'm embarrassed. A once quintessential haunt for local Philadelphians has become a lame Gastropub eager to cut corners at any cost. Management must change.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on June 27, 2017

The menu was totally different than the menu posted online. My wife and I each ordered a seafood dish (the only 2 available) and were told 20 minutes later that neither was available, leaving us with nothing we could eat for our anniversary dinner. Luckily, South Kitchen next door was delicious and accommodating.

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