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Eatalia BYOB

4.6
146 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
A small, inexpensive BYOB located in Philadelphia specializing in Northern Italian cuisine in a warm romantic atmosphere.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 423-6911
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ernesto Lima
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Salmon St.
Additional
BYO Liquor, Outdoor dining, Takeout
What 146 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.2
ambience
4.6
value
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Having lunch this week at Eatalia was an excellent experience. The owner was pleasant and attentive, and the food was delicious and reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This place was really busy when we got there and apparently they were shortstaffed that night.
Our server was very very good and worked the room like a true professional. She made good recommendations and we took her advice. The food was outstanding . Because it was so busy, she comped our cannollis and the end of the meal. Great place to eat!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

This place was fantastic! Great for a family or special occasion. The service and food was on point! A plus for me was it being baby/kid friendly! I highly recommend this place - the food won’t disappoint!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I'm not sure how to write this review. I love having this BYOB in the neighborhood. The food is great; the staff are friendly. The space is small, but they make it work. Unfortunately we won't be going back. We were there for Easter dinner, and one of the meals was served on a plate that was chipped in three places. When it was pointed out to the staff, the response was that "staff are very careless loading the dishwasher. " Really? You're serving dinner - Easter dinner - on chipped plates? The menu is not McDonald's prices. I can only infer that the restaurant is in Kensington so chipped plates are okay. So while many things were excellent, that one thing overshadows the entire experience. Totally disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Delicious food, great overall ambience for a date. Will definitely come back

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

I’ve reviewed this place before and as usual it doesn’t disappoint.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great service and awesome food! Would definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Another wonderful meal w/ great service from our friend Francesca.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food and service was excellent but was a group of nine people that thought that were in a Sports Bar and had no consideration for the several couples who were eating there - and no attempt by Management to ask them to consider the other customers !

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Wonderful! Amazing food!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

LOVE this place! I always get the specials, and am always enthralled with the delicious flavors

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This is my favorite local restaurant. When crowded, it can be a little loud, and a little tight, but it is always a good time.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Another great dinner at Eatalia! Excellent Italian cuisine. Try the meatball appetizer special, if they are available. Two delicious meatballs (definitely enough for two) served with marinara sauce and creamy ricotta cheese. Absolutely delicious. Save room for dessert. The cannolis are among the best I have had. Great neighborhood spot!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Menu was creative Italian. Everything fresh and delicious. I had a large group that was well served. BYOB an added bonus!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Warm friendly service, great food. All one can ask for in a restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We have come to EATalia many times and have never been disappointed. The food is hot, tasty, interesting, and very varied. The service is friendly and the servers know the menu well. The owner has always been there and does check in to make sure that all is well. We call this little gem one of our "go-tos".

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We've been here more than a few times and each time I am more impressed. The food was incredible and the service is excellent. The staff is so accommodating.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great service and great food. Will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great restaurant! Food was outstanding and reasonable. I went with a group of friends and we each enjoyed the apps, entrees, and dessert. I would definitely go back!
The only downside is that it can be loud. It is definitely not a place for a romantic date, as a heads up.
Regardless, do yourself a favor and treat yourself to Eatalia!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Great little local Italian place. Super friendly byo. Will come back.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Eatalia is a lovely BYOB in Port Richmond. It's small, but cozy. If you're there on a busy night, it can be quite loud. But the food and service make up for it. The staff is more than accommodating, from the freshly heated bread to the extra spoons to share dessert! A real neighborhood gem.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

The food was absolutely INCREDIBLE. I cannot stress enough how delicious! The service was impeccable, warm and cozy ambiance.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Just a little bit more expensive than it should have been,but quality ingredients
throughout. Neighborhood looks a little scary too,

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We were seated as soon as we arrived about 15 minutes before our planned time. Tables are a little small and not much elbow room, but it was New Year's Eve.

Food was great. Although the salad was tasty, it seemed like it had a lot of salt on it.
I had spicy shrimp over with linguini. Very tasty and not that spicy as our waitress said.
It seemed like she was the only waitress in the place (the place only has about 12 tables, some 2 some 4 some they put together for 6.

After about 20 minutes a large group of at least 20 people came in and the noise level was increased 10 fold. Also, our service got very slow. Had to ask for everything, water, check, etc.

I think this is a place that would be nice on a regular weekday for a little peace and quiet. The one strange thing was they were playing loud music, like from the 70-80's. Not typical for an Italian place.

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4.0Dined on December 18, 2017

I really wanted to like this place and hate to give three stars for food but ... I was looking for a place that was open on Monday evening for a gathering of friends. Eatalia was one of the few restaurants open on Monday evening. The service was excellent and the environment was comfortable. The food leaves a lot to be desired. My risotto was dry and the shrimp overcooked. It was also really over size. I'd rather have less of something made really good. The desserts were excellent and they gained an extra star for the dessert and coffee. My friends and I had fun never-the-less. It was a good place to meet, laugh and talk. I'd go again but lower my expectations for the food.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Always amazing meals and service! Food is creative and delicious!

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Our server, Patty, was awesome! The food was terrific !

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

The best Italian food I have had in philly so far! Great gnocchi made daily!

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Lobster ravioli and gnocchi are the best!

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2017

upon entering the doors at the small establishment there were some nice hanging lights the place was empty for a cold weekday night, but the food the service and the ambiance made up for all the rain that was coming down. The fact that thre is a beer and wine place up the street is also another added bonus. The seafood risotto exceeded all my expectations and the lobster ravioli was also delectable and velvety smooth. I cant wait to get back to this restaurant! I may go tonight !!!!

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Classic Italian food was excellent. It's not fancy but it is superb. The wait staff was personable and attentive.

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2017

This place is a fun place to meet up with another couple or with friends. I love that it is a BYOB. We tried the special mushroom crepe and the eggplant rollentini. Both were good, although not amazing to be honest. The shell seemed a bit tough to me. Tasty, though. However, I really enjoyed the chicken carciofi (artichoke) that I ordered. It came with sundried tomatoes and artichokes in a light garlic sauce. Very tasty! We will definitely be back. One note - the noise level is pretty loud. My voice was decidedly hoarse the next morning!

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

We have been coming here for years. Very nice neighborhood restaurant, within walking distance of home. Food is always delicious. Frank, the owner, is very personable and accommodating. The deserts are delicious too. We even had our family Christmas party
at Eatalia one year. Great place , they make you feel like family!!

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3.0Dined on October 6, 2017

It was okay. The service was great but the food was not.

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

This is a BYOB restaurant. Everything was great from the ambiance to the food & service, great neighborhood place. The specials were made to order and were delicious. Went here for my sisters Birthday and she ordered the chicken parm it was out of this world, with fresh parm cheese, roasted pepers on top, brustil sprouts & mashed potaoes. I had ribbon pasta with crab meat & shrimp. we shared a Teramisu which was so fresh like grandmom use to make. Coffee, also great. A place you should try.

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5.0Dined on September 21, 2017

Food is always fresh and high quality while the service is top-notch. We always leave satisfied and stuffed.

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5.0Dined on September 20, 2017

We had an incredible date night experience. The service was excellent. The gentleman was kind, friendly, helpful and attentive. The atmosphere was inviting and welcoming. The food was absolutely amazing.
I have food allergies and the server made sure I all of my food selections were allergen free.
We will definitely be frequenting this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Our experience was delicious as ever. Although I was disappointed that our waiter didn't tell us about all of the specials and that other tables were able to have New York strip steak and the option was not given to us. Also he didn't tell us about the appetizer specials either. Because we were first ones there I felt like we were not given the option and I really wanted the steak too. Of course we will be back because we love this place.

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2017

The atmosphere is casual and relaxed. BYOB is a great plus. The food was excellent. Our group of 6 enjoyed everything. We had the scallops wrapped in bacon, arugula salad, and eggplant rollatini for appetizers. Main dishes included the sockeye salmon special with crabmeat, gnocchi, and pasta primavera. The peach gelato was delicious and not overly rich, creating a happy ending to a fantastic dinner.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2017

simply amazing! one of the best italian restaurants in philly, and saving a trip to south philly!

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