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About FARMiCiA

FARMiCiA is the conception of Kevin Klause, James Barrett & Wendy Smith Born (owners of Metropolitan Bakery), who share a vision of a restaurant that captures the pleasures of simply crafted food & excellent beverages served in a relaxed yet lively environment. The emphasis is on great tasting food & beverages crafted from local, organic & artisanal producers. Located in Philadelphia’s historic Old City, FARMiCiA is a 122-seat restaurant & bar serving breakfast, lunch, an afternoon meal, a relaxed dinner & even brunch on the weekends. While FARMiCiA boasts a full bar, guests are also allowed to BYO Wine to pair with our farm fresh fare.

15 South 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm,
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;
Breakfast:
Saturday - Sunday: 8:30am - 10:00am
Brunch:
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

For reservations larger than 5 people, please contact FARMiCiA directly at 215 627-6274.

Cross Street:
Betwee Market & Chestnut

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 627-6274

Website:
http://www.farmiciarestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Join us for Dinner Happy Hour Tuesday through Friday from 5 pm to 7pm and Brunch Happy Hour on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm. All alcoholic beverages are offered at half the price, that includes draught beer, specialty cocktails, tonics, glasses of wine, etc. Pair a Barn Burner (FARMiCiA's own Bloody Mary) or a glass of champagne with your meal for half the price. What a great way to start the day and such a good deal!.

Parking Details:
Park your car in the Park America lot adjacent to the restaurant on 3rd Street, at the Bourse Garage located on 4th Street between Market & Chestnut Streets, or the AutoPark at Old City, which is located on 2nd Street between Chestnut & Walnut Streets. There is a smaller lot on N. 3rd – the other side of Market – between Market & Arch as well. Metered street parking is also available throughout Old City, but you might not want to waste your time looking for one!

Executive Chef:
Kevin Klause

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

FARMiCiA Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (47)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Good Vegetarian Options (38)
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Neighborhood Gem (36)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Healthy (35)
Local Ingredients (34)
Great for Brunch (33)
Good for a Date (32)
Great for Lunch (31)
Sunday Lunch (26)
Special Occasion (24)
Seasonal (24)
Organic (23)
Comfort Food (22)
Fun (22)
Vegan (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Authentic (17)
Bar Seating (17)
Happy Hour (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Cozy (14)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Business Meals (10)
People Watching (10)
Quick Bite (10)
Romantic (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Tapas (4)
Scenic View (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Great table and service. The food was wonderful. I’m sad they’re not offering the muddled peach Bellini anymore!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Very happy with Farmicia, have been there many times. The food is almost always really pleasing (chicken this last time was a bit dry, according to my brother) and if you have a veggie head with you, the mega veggie plate is outstanding.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Vegan, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Organic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

Went here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our server was flat, didn’t know the menu well, and the special Brussels sprouts appetizer was so salty it was inedible. My husband had the steak and I had the duck. Both were tough, hard to chew and had no flavor. Our entrees came out before we had the necessary silverware, and we noticed that our neighbor’s entrees came out as they were still working on their appetizer. Overall, very disappointing and highly overpriced.

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined 5 days ago

Chicken was pink inside:-(. Service was inattentive; very disappointing bc I used to adore this place. Still lovely ambiance. Just needs staff training.

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

We went to Farmacia based on a friend’s recommendation. The food was good and the happy hour drinks were a nice benefit. We did experience slow service. It took awhile to order the drink and get our entrees but, overall, it was a positive experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Organic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I haven't been in here in along time. Got a few friends together for Brunch and decided to go here. The service is on point, the food was amazing and so were the cocktails. We're going to go back to try out the dinner menu.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Probably the most perfect cooked bacon I've ever had. Salmon eggs Benedict was very good too.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was excellent. Portions were generous, at least for my dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I love this place - Wonderful vegetarian food and great varied menu. Fantastic atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious food. Wish we would have known about the happy hour brunch for cocktails on Saturday. We arrived 5 minutes before it was over.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is the second time visiting for brunch, and we will definitely be back! Go between 11am and 2pm when weekend drinks are 50% off.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

I let them know through Open Table that we were celebrating my client's birthday. The food was great as usual, but the service could not have been worse. We waited for 15-20 minutes before anyone came over to take our drink order. They offered complimentary dessert, but I was expensing anyway and wanted my client to enjoy the experience rather than getting anything comped. I was truly embarrassed and will not entertain clients there in the future.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good menu, food ok. We ordered the special - deviled eggs- and asked if it had meat in it and was told no. When it arrived, I asked if what I was seeing was meat on top. The waiter said, "oh that is bacon" - very strange. Had to send it back.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Oustanding service. Creative food entries . Appeals to variety of tastes. Free BYOB but also has outstanding drink selection.

Tags: Vegan, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had good vegetarian/vegan options, not the best overall value, but still a good spot for a casual dinner.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I had a disappointing meal on a Saturday night at Farmicia. I ordered the Roasted Eggplant Cannelloni, which was described as including "Italian grain & ricotta filling, roasted tomato sauce, white beans." What arrived was a big plate of white beans, with no sauce in sight, and two pathetic little pieces of "eggplant cannelloni" plopped down in the middle. The dish should have been called White Beans, with some eggplant on the side. My husband's Capellini & Sauteed Tofu was better, although it was served lukewarm. Won't be going back.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Celebrating friendship

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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This is the second time my husband and I have gone to farmicia. it offers a healthy menu selection, deliciously prepared and affordable. It has a BYOB (and full bar) so we brought our own bottle of wine and kept our bill at bay. Plus they take 10% off for cash. Delicious, nutritious & great staff!

Tags: Vegan, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Organic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Nice celection of snacks and anything with bread. Most restaurants no longer serve crusty good bread. This one does. Lunch was simple soups, salads, sandwiches, nice cheese plate —but super fresh and well done!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This was my first meal at FARMiCia. I had heard great things and I was not disappointed. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We were able to sit at the open doors on a warm, fall day and it was a wonderful table. I would highly recommend it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food is delicious. I love the small plate of mussels. My husband loves the lamb. The drinks selection is varied. We also enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner there.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very enjoyable. Wonderful waiter, great atmosphere and great food and a selection that should satisfy any group.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Eveveythingn about this place was great. The only complaint, if it is one, is the food could have been hotter. However, I would definitely recommend this place and will be back again!

Tags: Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food and service. We live that you can BYOB and it’s right in our neighborhood!

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Family brunch day in Philly. Opportunity to spend time together sharing good food, bloody mary’s, cocktails at a well run dining establishment. Ambiance has nice decor, music playing lightly in the background and people of all ages eating creative choices from options offered. Attentive and friendly waiter and good food.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was plentiful (the portions were enormous) and the vegetarian selections were ample. Unfortunately, they are rather stingy with the bread. The bread server comes around only once, and he gives each diner only one slice of bread. This is hardly adequate.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Enjoyed the food, very much. Wanted shade. By the time we finished lunch, it was too sunny. The street was surprisingly noisy, but only rarely. Could not tell about the internal ambiance.

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

The cocktail prices take a little getting used to but that's the city, eh. A very nice lunch with my daughter Her eggplant plate was outstanding, cooked perfectly. The sauce was tasty but allowed for the delicate eggplant to come through. Her father's crab salad was quite fresh, as should be, with a very nice dressing. A little light on the blue crab though. We both look forward to a return to Farmica.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Casual, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Organic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My GF and I had a pleasant Sunday night dinner at Farmicia. Our appetizers were delicious. My grilled octopus appetizer was the highlight of the meal. It was outstanding. Our entrees were mixed. My GF enjoyed her tuna but my duck breast was way past the requested medium rare temp I requested.

The service was the low point of the evening. Our server was pleasant but much more of an order taker than one who knew the menu intimately and could answer any questions we had about items. When we inquired about the details of menu ingredients, her response was "that menu item is my favorite."

We appreciate the no-corkage fee BYOB option.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was great. Although they have liquor license, they allowed us to BYOB and didn't even charge a corkage fee.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Another great meal and dining experience at FARMiCia. Our server, Michael, was outstanding. My fiance has celiac disease and he was attentive to her concerns with questions to the kitchen. He have me a perfect wine recommendation for dinner. All courses of our meal were well prepared and tasted phenomenal. The bar was a great spot for an after dinner drink. We can't wait to go back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Vegan, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was nice. Too many fries with the burger. Chipotle aioli sauce goes great with the fries, they should come together.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This has been our 4th time eating at Farmicia and we love everything about it. Having Celiac I am always concerned about eating out, however eating at this restaurant has always been a great experience. They know a lot about gluten free and cross contamination. The menu has a lot of options. Great restaurant!

Tags: Late-night Find, Organic, Casual, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Quick Bite, People Watching, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I thought farmacia was good overall, however, at the end of the night we saw a mouse running in and out of the kitchen which was kind of gross. It's also very bright in the restaurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Was welcomed as soon as we entered. Seated by a window (I had requested and they honored!). Service was very good, recommended drinks delicious as was the food. Will be back!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Food was ok, nothing too exciting. I did not think it was worth the hype.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Farmicia is always pleasant and reliable, for quality of service as well as quality of food.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fun, Healthy, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The restaurant is beautiful. Very clean and comfortable. The staff is friendly and very accommodating. We went for dinner on a Sunday before heading out to a concert. They do have two menus, a lunch and a dinner which are completely different. So it was weird that the table next to us was having burgers but we were not able to order burgers (you can only order off the lunch menu at dinner time if you sit at the bar). I had the sweet potato gnocchi, it was a little too sweet but not bad. We will be going back to try the lunch menu, the person that recommended the restaurant bragged about the burgers and sandwiches.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was excellent. The service was excellent. Great place for a great dinner. Very accommodating to those with food allergies.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great dinner as always but service was way off the evening we were there. Server never returned to see how our meals were after we were served. Had wanted another glass of wine but by the time we were able to get his attention we were just about through with our meal. Disappointing. Hopefully just an off night...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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