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Best Italian Restaurants in Washington Square


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A photo of LaScala's Fire - Philadelphia restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Old City
Booked 17 times today
LaScala's Fire in Philadelphia consistently receives high praise for its superb Italian cuisine. The majority of reviewers commend its excellent food, fantastic service, and welcoming ambience. Many felt the restaurant offered a comprehensive, authentic Italian experience, with some describing it as having a 'Philadelphia twist.' One pleased patron said, "Fantastic food and service. Some of the best Italian I've had." Delicious items mentioned include the "Hot Italian Pizza" and a "honey with ricotta spread appetizer". The convenient free parking for diners ordering an entree also adds to the appeal. The consensus is clear - LaScala's Fire is a valuable gem in Philadelphia's dining scene, worth every penny for its mouthwatering menu.
A photo of Buca D'oro Ristorante restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Society Hill
Booked 5 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 High Street Restaurant & Bar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Center City
Booked 16 times today
Located in the historic Franklin Building, High Street is a modern American eatery and bar that celebrates the essence of local grains. With an on-site bakery at the heart of our culinary creations, we pride ourselves on crafting artisanal breads, pastries, pizzas, and handmade pastas that showcase the best of the region.Under the guidance of Chef Christina McKeough, our seasonal menu highlights the bounty of local producers, offering a fresh take on classic flavors and dishes. Our commitment to supporting American winemakers adds an exciting dimension to your dining experience, with a carefully curated selection of wines to complement your meal.Join us for lunch, brunch, or dinner to immerse yourself in the flavors of modern American cuisine. At High Street Restaurant, we invite you to savor the rich tapestry of flavors that define our culinary philosophy, blending tradition, innovation, and a passion for local ingredients.
A photo of Saloon Restaurant restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • South Philly
Booked 59 times today
Saloon Restaurant is highly revered as a culinary haven for lovers of Italian cuisine in Philadelphia. Reviewers are effusively praising the remarkable dining experience it offers, with particular emphasis on the outstanding service, the rich, impeccable ambiance, and the delectable Italian delicacies such as the veal dish known as "Bosses favorite" and the Old Saloon salad. The restaurant is venerated as a nod to traditional American Italian values, serving consistently incredible and authentic Italian dishes that reviewers have deemed the best in the city. The consistency in quality over the years, as one customer remarked after a 25-year hiatus, attests to its commitment to providing an exceptional Italian American dining experience.
A photo of Gran Caffe L'Aquila Philadelphia Italian Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Center City
Booked 45 times today
Gran Caffe L'Aquila Philadelphia Italian Restaurant offers an authentic and sublime Italian dining experience. Reviewers applaud the establishment for its dedication to true Italian dishes and the consistent quality with every visit. The restaurant embraces regional Italian flavors by highlighting a different region every couple of weeks, enthralling customers with a new selection to indulge in. The commendable service is another tick in their favor, earning high praises for their hospitable and knowledgeable staff. A diverse and carefully curated wine menu additionally amplifies the authenticity of the experience. Whether it's the "best gnocchi ever" or the "Parmesan gelato", the restaurant's offerings are a hit among its clientele, making it a gem for Italian cuisine lovers.
A photo of Bistro Romano restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Society Hill
Booked 9 times today
Bistro Romano has been celebrated by many as the city’s top destination for Italian cuisine. Known for making special occasions like a 30th birthday memorable, customers have acclaimed it as their favorite Italian spot in the city. Serving a variety of dishes, from the classic Caesar salad to the creative swordfish entrée, Bistro Romano takes Italian cuisine to a new level with its modern selection. Loyal patrons cite "special food, nicely prepared" as part of its appeal, along with an excellent wine selection, making it the ultimate destination for food and wine lovers. The cozy and romantic ambiance contributes to its status as the best Italian fine dining in the Philly area. With their exceptional service and delicious, authentic Italian dishes, Bistro Romano consistently guarantees an unparalleled dining experience.
A photo of Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Old City
Booked 23 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 Ralph's Italian Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • South Philly
Booked 35 times today
Ralph's Italian Restaurant boasts a rich culinary legacy as the oldest Italian restaurant in Philadelphia and the US. Patrons consistently rave about Ralph's unique specials like Pesto Trapanese and the acclaimed "famous" veal parm, as well as their handmade gnocchi with vodka gravy. The food's exceptional quality, authenticity, and "real down-home Italian" style paired with an inviting ambiance and excellent service makes this a much-loved venue for dining. As one review aptly put it, with Ralph's "you'll understand quality and tradition all in one." Indeed, Ralph's is a must-visit for anyone seeking out the best Italian food in Philly.
A photo of Pietro's Italian - Walnut restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Center City
Booked 17 times today
Pietro's Italian - Walnut sets the gold standard for Italian cuisine in Philadelphia. Patrons unanimously praise the eatery's exceptional food, highlighting the perfectly cooked pizzas with generous toppings, fresh salads, large portions, and distinctive variety of Italian dishes. The restaurant's ambiance is further enhanced by its excellent location, allowing guests to enjoy city views during their dining experience. The quality of service consistently stands out, with attentive and informative staff making every visit a delightful experience. Whether for a small intimate group, a family gathering, or a business meeting, Pietro's provides an exceptional dining experience. Despite lacking specific awards mentions, the volume of positive reviews, including one guest's statement that it was the best Italian meal outside of Italy, speaks volumes about the quality of Pietro's Italian - Walnut.
A photo of The Victor Cafe - Philadelphia restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • South Philly
Booked 28 times today
The Victor Cafe in Philadelphia offers an extraordinary Italian dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Reviewers frequently mention the high-quality, authentic Italian dishes like the Veal Saltimbocca, Tosca chicken, and creamy polenta among others. The menu is vast, offering a variety of entrées, antipasti, and a wide selection of Italian wines available by the glass or by the bottle. Notably, the restaurant is also famed for its unique tradition where professionally trained opera-singing staff perform every 20 minutes, enhancing the already enchanting ambiance. From being a piece of Philly's history to providing high quality food and entertainment, this restaurant is recognized as a classic Philadelphia establishment.
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