Eatalia BYOB

4.4
176 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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
Cash Only
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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
What 176 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
3.9
ambience
4.2
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Eatalia! Our waitress was so enthusiastic and helpful when deciding on what to order. Everything came out so fresh and hot. Such a cute little restaurant with great character. Definitely will be back.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice neighborhood Italian restaurant. Food apps. We’re very different and great. Main entrees delicious, service very attentive, but not bothersome. Small room, but very cozy with a nice ambience. Nothing negative about this place BYOB is a plus. Limited dessert choice at the end of dining , but sometimes that happens. Still had a great dessert.

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LO
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

It was a great night! Live music and definitely will be returning back.

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LM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! Would definitely go back. The bread was warm when served which won me over.

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KB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

As noted in other reviews, the noise level was LOUD(!!) making intimate conversation next to impossible. The food and service was good to fair; portions was ample; I liked that it was a BYOB. The desserts were very good, but disproportionately expensive ($12/each compared to $17 for pasta with shrimp or pasta with salmon). With so many wonderful choices in Philly, the noise and "nothing special" quality would not have me rushing back.

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EH
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice presentation, friendly welcoming service, moderately priced, the entree was mediocre,
however the meatballs appetizer were large and tasty.

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C
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my youngest daughter with me to enjoy a night of dinning out. She's 17 and there was no other place she would rather be but at your restaurant at that very moment and time. She really enjoyed ordering the 4 course meals and was absolutely delighted with her order. Thank you for making her experience a great one. I will return with the husband and all of my three daughters very soon!!

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BC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The restaurant is very load. We could not hear each other talk. We had a 7:30 reservation and they were out of some items on the menu and specials already. Our server was great! Our second course came out way to fast as we were still eating our first course. Then when time came to pay, we were told no credit cards tonight. This should have been told to us when we sat down. I would not recommend dining in. Take out or delivery would be a great option.

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P
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was very, very good. Won’t go back because of the imcredible noise level. One group absolutely was the rudest, loudest, most annoying diners I have ever seen or heard. Sad, the food was good, but good food in Philadelphia is not hard to find! Many other places just as good but without cursing, drunk patrons. Too bad the staff can’t or won’t try to settle outrageous customers, but that’s life I Guess!

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LI
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great except for the noise. Way to loud.

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DZ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Love this place. It's nearby, plenty of free parking and the food is fantastic.

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NG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Loved the food, but, being old, hated the noise level

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m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was the first time I ate there. The food was pretty good and so was the service. However we had a reservation at 6:30pm on a Friday night. At a little before eight we were finished with desert and finishing the wine we brought and just relaxing and we were asked to leave as they needed the table. (It’s a very small place with not a lot of covers and half of it was set up as one long table for a large party which hadn’t yet arrived. ). There were people waiting. I don’t know if they had an eight o’clock reservation or were walk ins. However having worked in the business I would not have asked people to leave after an hour and a half. We had appetizers and a meal and dessert and we brought wine. It was a weekend night and I think they should have a two hour cover time not an hour and a half. It’s not like we came in just for coffee or dessert or apps.

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T
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is consistently excellent. I have recommended it to many people.

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CE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent!! Lobster ravioli excellent, clams were a lil sandy, but the clam juice made me overlook it.

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K
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice menu selection including specials; good size portions for lunch. Will definitely go back.

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l
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

This restaurant offers fresh selections, delicious salads, apps and entrees. There are menu items that go beyond the norm.

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TC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I have to say I was very impressed by this place despite the non-descript building and casual look to the small dining room. The food was absolutely fantastic. The meatballs and rolletini were phenomenal. The pasta was perfectly cooked and the sauces rich and incredibly well balanced. It truly tasted like great home cooking. The desserts were also delicious. We had the tiramisu and the cheesecake...both were very well done. We will be back and I’d definitely bring visiting family there. Do not let appearances fool you. This place is a diamond in the rough.

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AB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eatalia is one of our go-to favorite spots for special occasions and to take friends, family, and especially folks visiting from out of town. The food is fantastic at a very reasonable price. The service is excellent, everyone is very friendly. The restaurant is very clean, the dining room is cozy and doesn't get too loud. I also love that it is BYOB! Definitely a gem of the neighborhood. Can't recommend highly enough!

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MO
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food ! Small place but really open and fun! We had one extra person and they were great at accommodating!

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J
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Maybe our best visit yet with Frank, the Boss, doing the cooking. Thanks, Frank, for the great food!

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j
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Appetizers were incredible but entrees were under seasoned

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j
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

way way way too loud. accoustics were so bad it was uncomfortable. food was not bad but not worth revisiting. location and ambiance are plusses.

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Comfortable surrounding! Food was delicious! Service was very accommodating!

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at EATalia is always delicious and the service is attentive, friendly, and the staff make you feel right at home!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great Mother’s Day meal here. We all loved the food and the staff was so friendly. I love this restaurant and it made for a very happy mother in Mother’s Day!

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r
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall our meal was good I guess. Unfortunately there was a really large group of folks at the table across from us and they were quite boisterous and it was hard to carry on our own conversation. So the food was good, but the real problem I had is that it took us only 1 hour to go from appetizer's main course, coffee. We had hardly set our forks down and the appetizer plates were whisked away and the entree was immediately set before us. We passed on dessert but I always have coffee after dinner, usually decaf -- not here they don't even make it. We like to take our time over dinner so the urgency in which they wanted us to leave probably means we won't go back. Our server was very friendly and polite. Overall it was just an okay dinner I guess, I don't even remember what I ordered, so I don't see myself going back. This is the second week in a row that we read great reviews for only a mediocre experience. We dine out every Saturday and take great pride in what we eat and drink, being rushed through dinner is not right.

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S
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Don't be fooled. No where near the good restaurants or bars in fish town, not in a good area. Watched countless shirtless sweaty kids on bikes ride by and stare at us through the windows. Food didn't have good flavor..mussels could have used some wine and garlic, bread in it was rock solid hard. Paid 22$ for bland chicken parm that was one thin cutlet and a small pile of noodles and sauce, 30$ for lobster ravioli which was better but for 30$ I got 6 ravioli and a few shrimp that was not fresh, nor much crab meat. This place just was not worth it in my opinion. Service was ok though but lacked everywhere else

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DK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent in every way! I was with one other person. We had the arugula salad, an appetizer of clams in white sauce, pasta primavera, and the fluke. All dishes were near perfection!

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JL
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

It’s was just ok for me. My kids liked my pasta but not the ravioli we ordered for them very much. My hub didn’t like his food at all.

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f
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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1 review
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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PF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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EH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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RB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and awesome food! Would definitely go back!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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R
Philadelphia
80 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful! Amazing food!

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