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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in Washington Square


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A photo of Buca D'oro Ristorante restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Society Hill
Booked 10 times today
Buca D'oro Ristorante is highly regarded for its exceptional, authentic Italian cuisine. This fantastic Italian restaurant offers a versatile menu featuring dishes from homemade pasta to tiramisu, all of which are not just delicious but genuinely representative of Italian culinary tradition. As per reviews, the pasta is outstanding and impressively authentic. Patrons rave about the fresh Pappardelle pasta with creamy pink sauce and mushroom Fettuccine. The restaurant's ambiance is complemented by its Italian decor, creating a cozy, intimate atmosphere perfect for all occasions. In addition to that, the staff is praised for being attentive, friendly, and professional, further enhancing the dining experience. The restaurant makes a lasting impression on its visitors, with many choosing to return for more of its excellent food and great atmosphere.
A photo of Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Old City
Booked 45 times today
Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti consistently delights its guests with its authentic and well-prepared Italian dishes, particularly highlighting seafood and vegetable choices. Reviewers have lauded the restaurant for its excellent food, outstanding service, and unique ambiance, with full murals of Positano adding to its charm. The creative cuisine has been described as fresh and innovative, with several patrons highlighting the seafood, steak, and meatballs as standout dishes. The restaurant's atmosphere is frequently praised for being beautifully decorated, with a lively bar and open, airy spaces. Located in Old City Philadelphia, it is hailed as a delightful destination for any occasion, from casual lunch visits to special celebrations. Its value for money is also mentioned favorably by diners.
A photo of La Fontana Della Citta restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Rittenhouse Square
Booked 4 times today
La Fontana Della Citta consistently delivers authentic, delicious Italian cuisine, earning it rave reviews from patrons. As a BYOB venue, it provides a relaxed, homely atmosphere that allows diners to enjoy an outstanding dining experience at their own pace. Reviewers frequently praise its extensive menu, with dishes like Lobster Ravioli being particularly recommended. The restaurant's professional and attentive service further enhances the dining experience, with staff often praised for their friendly demeanor. The venue's ambiance is also applauded, with customers comparing it to European dining experiences. As one guest specifically noted, La Fontana Della Citta is "our go-to spot for Italian date nights."
A photo of Scampi restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Queen Village
Hi! Scampi will be touring Southern Italy this summer at Wim Cafe at 226 South Street. We will explore with a 5 Course Tasting menu highlighting the food Liz fell in love with. While at the space, there will be a lovely selection of PA wine, beer and spirits to enjoy. These menus only run for one month, so come enjoy and learn some edible history of Italy.
A photo of Bellini restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Center City
Booked 10 times today
Bellini is a top-notch Italian restaurant known for its heartwarming ambiance, excellent service, and undoubtedly, the authentic Italian cuisine it offers. As per the reviews, it is a warm and inviting restaurant suitable for romantic outings in Philly. The homemade pasta, Gorgonzola gnocchi, chicken parmigiana, and roast duck are among the favorite dishes. The dishes are known for their richness, fine taste, and generous portions. The restaurant also takes pride in its extensive wine list. It doesn't stop there - the desserts are also highly praised. The restaurant maintains a classic Italian vibe and guests have appreciated that it offers great value for money. The staff is highly praised for their professionalism, friendliness and attentiveness. For many, the experience at Bellini keeps on improving with every visit, making it a favorite among local diners.
A photo of Osteria Ama Philly restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Center City
Booked 19 times today
Osteria Ama Philly is a highly recommended Italian restaurant located in Philadelphia. Renowned for its excellent service, customers commend the knowledgeable staff that add to the warm and inviting atmosphere that the restaurant offers. Patrons constantly praise the variety and quality of the food, from the homemade thin crust pizzas to the lobster ravioli special that is described as "delicious". The Chicken Fusilli Funghi and the Veal Parm also consistently garner positive reviews. A noteworthy mention is their BYOB policy which speaks to the authenticity of their Italian dining experience. Osteria Ama Philly has repeatedly exceeded customers' expectations, establishing it as a premier destination for an authentic Italian meal.
A photo of Panorama restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Old City
Booked 17 times today
Panorama is renowned for its exceptional Italian cuisine, impressive wine selection, and outstanding service, as highlighted in numerous reviews. Frequently described as the "best Italian food" diners have ever had, the restaurant offers a menu brimming with traditional dishes and innovative creations. A constant accolade is Panorama’s hand-rolled pasta, with one reviewer stating, "a true Italian will enjoy their hand-rolled pasta," and another praising the "phenomenal" eggplant parm appetizer. Diners also emphasised the attentive and knowledgeable service provided by the restaurant staff. This gem in old city Philadelphia, is noted for its beautiful setting and decor, making it an ideal destination for both casual and special occasions.
A photo of Porcini - Philadelphia restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Center City
Booked 5 times today
Porcini in Philadelphia is a gem in the realm of Italian cuisines. Reviewers frequently lauded the restaurant's intimate, welcoming atmosphere and the palpable authenticity of its dishes, praising it as "the Best of Philly". Porcini is a family-owned restaurant, run by two brothers, with one as the chef and the other as the host, a factor that significantly contributes to its charm and warmth. The food is unanimously loved by customers, with mentions of homemade pasta, perfectly prepared veal saltimboca, and Osso Bucco ravioli as highlights. The accolades suggest that Porcini is more than just a restaurant - it's an immersive, delectably satisfying Italian dining experience.
A photo of Melograno restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Rittenhouse Square
Booked 22 times today
Melograno is a superb Italian restaurant renowned for its authentic cuisine. According to numerous glowing reviews, the establishment serves up delicious, carefully prepared dishes. Guests frequently commend the pasta selections, particularly the duck ragu and crab pasta, while the burrata and octopus appetizers have also won acclaim. The restaurant offers a BYOB policy, enhancing its appeal and adding to the lively atmosphere. Described as both a local favorite and a must-try destination, Melograno continues to impress with its fresh food, top-notch service, and welcomed feeling. As one reviewer poignantly expressed, dining at Melograno feels like a visit to Italy, underscoring its culinary authenticity and charming ambiance.
A photo of Gatehouse at the Navy Yard restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • South Philly
Booked 13 times today
Gatehouse at the Navy Yard shines as a true culinary gem serving exceptional American cuisine. First-time diners and regular patrons alike rave about the restaurant’s delicious food, top-notch service, and the rich history and ambiance of its premises. The Gatehouse is praised for offering a comfortable American food menu, with a slight adventurous twist for those seeking something different. From the best burger to mouthwatering dishes like short ribs, brisket, and mac 'n cheese, all the dishes are replete with flavor and authenticity. The restaurant also offers an enjoyable outdoor dining experience with a view of the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Furthermore, the outstanding staff service, coupled with excellent food and atmosphere, has served to raise its reputation, creating a trustworthy go-to spot for many locals. To sum it up, Gatehouse at the Navy Yard is a must-visit for culinary enthusiasts seeking a sublime experience of American cuisine.
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