Fellini Cafe: Newtown Square

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$30 and under
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Italian

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Fellini Café in Newtown Square specializes in fresh Italian cuisine. If features dishes that are prepared using all natural, raw ingredients. The recipes at Fellini Café have been passed down through generations of Italian ancestors. Have a seat in the cozy dining area and enjoy a hearty, beautifully plated meal.

Fellini Café offers a variety of authentic Italian antipasti, salad, Panini, pasta, meat and fish dishes, as well as pizza and dessert options. If you have a special event or corporate function coming up, book Fellini Catering. The restaurant provides a team of catering experts who will work with you to come up with a perfect menu for your guests.

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Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM

What 125 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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BJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

What a waste of $60!!! This place use to be good years ago when it first opened but not now. First of all, the owner/host is MISERABLE!! He barely picked his head up when we walked in the front door. There was no warm welcome. He THREW our menus on our table and rushed back to his 'post' at the front door. Second....the food STUNK. I had "eggplant parm". It was AWFUL!!! This place is great if you don't know what good food tastes like. Never again! Off the list!!!

J
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Owner was charming. Staff was attentive without intrusive. Food was great!

b
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious and reliable! Thank you for the wonderful food warm atmosphere and value!

TD
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Our reservation was for 5 and 6 arrived. Staff went out of there way to make us comfortable and happy. Food was outstanding.

SH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was plentiful and very good. This is a nice neighborhood Italian restaurant. Will definitely return and so glad they’re close by.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Christmas Eve Dinner

b
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Italian food at a very reasonable choice. Large selection. The grilled artichoke appetizer was excellent.

JA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a good meal. Host very engaging. Clean. Shame the restaurant could not be just a little bit bigger so you are not so close at the tables. Will be back.

c
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This cozy byob is one of our favorites! They treat you like family & their food is plentiful & delicious! Patricio is the best!!

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Simple, unassuming strip mall location. The food is delicious. We basically licked our plates. Fried calamari was heavenly. Chicken Milanese was amazing. The menu is very extensive, everything Italian you’ve ever heard of is in the menu, so we’re definitely coming back to try more of their dishes.

SK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like always delicious
Big portions
Great service

MM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, great service. The only thing that kept it from 5 stars was the noise level.

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server, a young college girl from WestChester was so lovely and personable!

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is excellent and priced well. Wait staff is very attentive and eager to please. 5 stars for both of those points. Not so for the following. Restaurant is small. I had made reservations for 5. The table waiting for us was a table which would accommodate 4 comfortably but not 5. The person who drew the short straw had to sit at the end of the table which was very uncomfortable for them and made table space tight. There was a table which would accommodate 6 in the center of the restaurant. We asked to move but were told that table was reserved. It remained unocccupied the entire time we were there. The manager/owner is very rude. Two guests ordered coffee and desert. The manager/owner repeatedly came over and looked at our table to see if we were finished. When the coffee and desert were consumed he asked us to give up the table. I don't think I would return despite the food being very good.

DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were pleasant, the food came fast, and the chicken parm was fantastic.

M
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always terrific, as is the service. We are never disappointed. One of our favorite places to dine.

LC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best eggplant parm ever. Service was great and food was awesome

L
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent is the word to describe the food, friendly staff and overall experience. We highly recommend this restaurant and any menu choice that will not disappoint.

D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Fellini’s. The portions are large and a good value. We have been there twice in the last month and both dinners were outstanding. Service was also excellent.

DL
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Served by the owner! Nice and intimate with casual feel. Thanks

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Seating is too cramped.

MG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Natalie helped to make our dining experience really nice.

EE
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food is superb, but I would suggest less cream sauce as a topping for the large number of pasta dishes, especially for the carbonara, on which cream is not used. I have been to Rome many times including recently. I had carbonara three times on this recent visit, each time better than the other, and none with cream. The service was deplorable; having to wait an hour and a quarter for getting your dinner served is outrageous. Consequently, I would not recommend Fellini, in Newtown Square, at least on a Friday or a Saturday.

ST
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent!
The noise level was a bit high.

JD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food!!!Small dining room but worth being a little tight!

L
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

I visited the Newtown Square Fellini's for the first time for something different, having been to the one in Media, I must say my other 2 guests liked their dinners; however, mine was unlike anything I've ever tasted. Rigatoni with sundried tomatoes, chicken and pesto. I asked for lite pesto sauce. When it arrived I never saw pesto mixed with what looked like mayo, the chicken was not a fresh cooked chicken breast but what you can find in a grocery store as in Perdue precooked chicken slices. There was too much sauce on it, I stated I wanted light sauce and the waitress correctly wrote it down on the slip. Any pesto dish I've ever eaten was green with light olive oil. In fairness, my companions liked their dinners even though I thought my husbands was way too heavy on the sauce but I would not return. The options for dinner were different than the one in Media (much better) so I will continue to patronize that one.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

My husband and I have been there twice now in the last couple of months. The food is good but both times we felt pressure to leave so they could open up our table. The waitress starting clearing plates while we were still eating etc. The overall vibe is quick service and leave. No talking, and lingering at all after dinner. Doesn’t make for a relaxing Saturday night dinner.

s
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Waited over an hour for our food and owner took a $7 salad off of our bill - will not be returning. It was crazy that they are doing so much takeout and the people in the restaurant are not being served well.

L
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always wonderful. Service is always good.
This is our go to family restaurant in the area

J
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The quality of the food continues to be very good and very plentiful!

R
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was perfect from the food to the service. Highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The food is fresh and excellent. The service is competent.

C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything I have tasted so far has been amazing. The service is awesome and it’s a nice place to dine out with friends, or by yourself. I enjoy doing both. It’s never overcrowded and I am looking forward to my next visit.

L
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We’ve eaten here many times. This was the first time we waited forever for our food. Others seated after us got their food before we did. Was told take-out and delivery orders got the kitchen behind. Huh?

Food still delicious and great value. Fingers crossed this was a one-time issue.

AM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went for my son’s birthday on 9/27, the food never disappoints. Always a delicious meal!

ER
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For my husband and I - it is our "go to" place. We just brought a guest who is an attorney who travels a lot and lives in the South and he LOVED his chicken marsala dish and sharing my entree salad ( # 15 with the crab/lemon sauce)-we'll be back.

AM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was only our second visit but both times dinner was absolutely delicious! The service was friendly and at a good pace, not slow but not pushing us out too quickly. It was a great birthday experience!

M
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Owner/Manager?was chasing his tail.
On phone all the time indie and outside.

Portions would be better if smaller and better tasting.

DD
Philadelphia
80 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall1food4service4ambience3

This review is a mixed bag. While the meal - the food itself - was very good, the manner in which we were treated by the owner was memorably bad, and we have no desire to patronize a business operated in such a style.

One of the reasons we booked this restaurant was because pizza was on the menu. After being seated, we inquired why pizza was not on the menu. The waitress politely explained that it was not available after 3 p.m. except for take-out but she would ask the owner. When she did, he started screaming that there would not be pizza and came over to our table. We mentioned the online menu, and he said the online menu clearly stated this policy. When we showed him that the menu on his website and on Open Table did not state this, he barked at us that we could leave, he wasn't going to force us to stay.

We decided to stay, and be served by our shell-shocked waitress. Meanwhile, the owner kept walking past our table and looking at us as though we had killed his puppies, that is, his body language could not have been clearer.

As to our meals, the food was very good, but the disgraceful conduct of the owner was all we will remember about this restaurant.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is delicious but the decor needs to be updated. Extra protein is wayyyyyy over priced (especially shrimp). 4 shrimps, $8... $2 PER shrimp!!! We sat next to the front window and there were a fair amount of bugs on the inside of the window.. not anyone’s fault but big moths flying around you during a dinner you’re paying for. Would return again.

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