Emma's Cafe And Restaurant - PA

4.7
119 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Great Italian Food in Mayfair. BYOB!
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KG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone raved about the food and we will all return!

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t
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Been several times. Delicious food. Attentive service by pleasant waitstaff. A quality dining experience. Reasonably priced - the $25 3-course weekday meal is an outstanding value. Highly recommended! It's a great place to eat!

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s
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dining experience and look forward to returning again soon.

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DD
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We have been to Emma's cafe about 6 or 7 times. My wife and I have dined here alone and with others. I brought my children,their spouses, and my six year old grand daughter there for the first time. Everyone enjoyed their apps very much. We ordered 3 for the table and it was plenty. Likewise, entrees were very well prepared. The chicken and eggplant, the seafood with blush sauce, and the chicken parm were the favorites. The only disappointing meal were the spaghetti and meatballs. The meatballs were not their usual quality. Almost seemed store bought.

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance!!!! The food was absolutely fresh and delicious. Highly recommend the gnocchi and steak tips.

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JP
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The service was slow with water and bread, soda refills and 15 mins for a cup of coffee is too long. But, the food was served hot and very good. I will go back again for the food and hope that the service improves.

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j
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We love Emma's, its a great neighborhood go to for a good dinner.

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a
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

I made a reservation through you and they did not have it. When I told them that I did it on line she said she never checked her online reservations. Also it was restaurant week from March 25th to March 31st. and they were listed but would not honor it on a Friday night. Was not stated anywhere.

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BB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emma’s Cafe always has delicious fresh food, desserts, and coffee right in the heart of Mayfair and BYOB makes it a nice night out.

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TH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been there several times, food is very good will not be sorry, great value, very consistant

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Emma’s! It’s our favorite restaurant! We always have a delicious meal!

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DM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been to Emmas Cafe and restaurant at least a dozen times. Their specials have always been what
I look forward to. This trip wasn't any different. I opted for the veal ossa bucca!!! Well, I wasn't disappointed. It was excellent as everything I've had there. Of course, we'll be back again!!

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SD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service excellent food! I would definitely recommend trying this restaurant if you like Italian food.

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M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is so fresh and delicious. From the appetizers to dessert, everything was amazing!!!

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KJ
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Shrimp appetizer w good sized shrimp, ceasar salad should not have had cucumbers. Entrée of gorgonzola gnocchi was Amazing..plenty of sauce to coat every single light, flavorful and abundant lil gnocchi's. Lobster ravioli was a nice balance of sauce and pasta with 2 shrimp in center. Veal was perfectly cooked and the sauce was tasty...almost wanted more bread to wipe my plate for every drop. The fillet tips portion size was suitable, 4 pieces properly cooked, not dry or overdone with gorgonzola and gnocchi but no sauce. Eggplant parmigiana appetizer was ok slices were thick and not well breaded. Love the BYOB. Wait staff were attentive, water glasses were filled before completely empty. Dessert - chocolate mouse was decadent and delicious

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DM
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went there with friends and we were all pleased. It is apparent that they cook to order as it took some time for our meals to arrive. They were hot and had not been microwaved. This is just a small neighborhood place nothing fancy. Average entrée is about $20.00 but it is a BYOB.

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GP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined at Emma’s several times and have always had a wonderful experience. The staff is friendly, service is great and the food is delicious!!

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always! Our go-to BYOB spot! Service was excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is a great restaurant ! Authentic Italian food. Lobster ravioli was excellent. Pasta fagioli was the best I’ve ever had. Same for the Tiramisu.

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MT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Service is slow especially when opening wine. Maybe having a manager assist would be advised.

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PM
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to EMMA's now for 6-7 years. Love the staff and the cook Hassan, he open for a funeral lunch for my family. I always recommend this place.

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i
Philadelphia
110 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best $25.00 price fix around. Appetizer, main course and dessert. Plus it's a byob. I had clams in white wine, pasta with shrimp and scallops and homemade Tiramisu.

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SM
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was horrible were there for three hours. Servicers Stood around all night with us having dirty plates on our table. Who took him is two hours to get

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LS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We were not impressed. The food was mediocre and pricey. Service was very slow, which would have been fine if the dishes were tasty enough to linger over.

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MM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

The service was very poor and slow. Our server was standing around doing nothing. We waited at least 45 minutes for our appetizers. Dinner was another long wait. However, when the food did finally come it was very hot and delicious. I would go back strictly for the food but I would not come so hungry next time due to the long wait.

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PN
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really a gem! Very good food and BYOB! Place has been around for a while. Fresh food and good service.

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

I would never expect to find this delicious food in a cute, cozy restaurant at Frankford and Cottmann! It was hard to find because it is tucked away and not a big store front. Everyone is very nice and accommodating. The food was delicious. My only reason for 4 stars is for the waiting time it took to cook. Now of course that means its freshly made just for you and I didn't mind having time to talk with my friends, but I was really hungry and it was getting late.

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

ate at emma's on several occasions and as always the food ,atmosphere and service was exceptoinal

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J
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Food is overrated. Tiramisu was the most enjoyable part of the meal.

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e
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Good solid food at very good prices with plenty of options and a nice young wait staff

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JT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, reasonably priced

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RL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful neighborhood gem.

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RB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very good, the portions has gotten smaller. Certain dishes has changed and don't come with items as before.

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AA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a very nice restaurant. It’s a byob which is awesome. Food, atmosphere and service was great

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very reasonable prices for excellent quality.

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JT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Everyone's dinner was excellent. Appetizers were delicious...clams white great. Filet Special was perfect.

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OT
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife an I have dinner at Emma's at least once or twice every month. The food is always incredible. The salads are freshly made and very large, and the entrees are expertly prepared. One main reason for our loyalty is that Emma's has the best Bronzino entree (Mediterranean Sea Bass) anywhere in Philadelphia. This restaurant is definitely a "neighborhood gem".

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LY
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Local neighborhood restaurant. Limited menu but everything is fresh and delicious. Portions are generous. Appetizer/entree and dessert for one price can't be beat.

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RM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The only thing I can say negative was when we arrived we were only the second table with anyone at. By the time we left most of the tables were occupied but there was only one waitress but she handled it without a problem even though by then the service was a little slow. There were at least 3 people in the back who should have come out to help a little

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f
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service . Waiter was very attentive and friendly.

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