ITA 101

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$30 and under
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Italian
ITA 101 is an authentic Italian restaurant that serves a limited, rotating menu with fresh, local ingredients. Chef Kevin Maher and the ITA101 staff invite you to bring your favorite bottle of wine and enjoy gourmet Italian cuisine.
ITA101 will give you a true farm to table experience. Chef Kevin only uses ingredients of the finest quality that are in-season. The menu is ever changing.
Chef Kevin wants to share with you his passion for authentic Italian cuisine and bring to your table a little piece of Italy.
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Philadelphia
161 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The noise level at times was deafening due to the larger parties of 6 or more screaming at each other instead of talking normally. Lately this appears to be a problem everywhere we dine.

Food is always top notch and creative. Chocolate Home made pasta with venison. Wow was that good. The duck, NY strip, and the pasta with shellfish were delicious. One of our favorites close to home.

PN
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience as always. I visited with my wife on Valentines Day weekend. I usually never pick a preset menu but everything was unbelievable. It’s almost impossible to visit another Italian restaurant once you’ve eaten here.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Evening was excellent at ITA101

M
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. The food was fabulous. The pastas and sauces were so fresh and light it made you feel like you were back in Italy having a delicious decedent meal. The creativity of the chocolate infused Valentine menu was amazing. The grilled octopus was the most tender I’ve ever eaten. Good, fresh, carefully made food!!

C
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The fresh pasta is fantastic and the octopus was so tender!
Patrick our waiter was impeccable! Love ITA 101!

PS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Gabby, was excellent in helping my husband make his food choices. From starting salad to finish with short ribs everything was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal and evening. Thank you Chef Kevin.
The Scarduzio’s

JC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

ITA-101 is something special as are the creations of Chef Maher. It's always a pleasure to dine there.

OT
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The pesto pasta was phenomenal, same with the seafood gemelli. Rich and full of flavor! Our waiter was very good at making recommendations for wine pairing and dish options based on the taste we desired.

DK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden jem. Food amazing. Wife eats based on a plant based diet and chef was extremely accommodating

B
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I eat here is a win. The food is beautiful and delicious, the service is always great and the staff is always knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend, and I do, all the time!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous date night!! Excellent service and food was phenomenal...we will be back soon!

JH
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful! Knowledgeable about the menu and provided excellent service. The roasted chicken with Gorgonzola and honey was amazing! Never a bad meal. :)

OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The menu posted on Open Table is NOT at all like the restaurant menu! The food is what I call “Trendy” Italian. Small portions but packed with flavor. You just have to be open minded to try something new, such as pasta with Octopus ink OR Rabbit!
This is not the place for a picky eater.

G
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and unique.

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P
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent birthday dinner! Pasta tasting dinner was delicious and the server was also excellent.
Will return to restaurant. This a new favorite.

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, one of our favorites!
Never disappoints!
Wonderful, creative food, always delicious, and impeccable service combine to create an outstanding culinary adventure.
Not a large room, yet even when full, the noise level is low—resulting in a relaxing experience.

RD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best tasting I have experienced

w
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always interesting. Always delicious. Always well executed.

JD
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great value!

b
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our forth time dining at ITA101 and it continues to be an exceptional restaurant. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. It’s a destination restaurant worth the drive.

NL
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always some of the finest and authentic cuisine . Kevin and server Patrick serve up and make the experience one of fine dining.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in South Jersey! Flies under the radar because it’s in Medford and not in Collingswood. My favorite date night restaurant by far! Incredible food and service and the table-side tiramisu is a must order.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and great service but there is quite a wait for each course.

E
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

My wife’s dinner was sub-par but they tried to accommodate her and ultimately took it off the bill. Morgan, our waitress, was very good, as were the other staff members we interacted with.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect seven fishes holiday experience. We highly recommend it. Service was over the top as always. 12/24/2019

RL
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The seven fishes dinner was good, but not as good as the previous 2 years. Still, it’s amazing how Kevin can come up with all the variations of fish dishes.

B
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to place. But last Wednesday some of our party wanted to sample the Seven Fishes dinner. It was amazing. So many flavors. They were just delectable. My husband and I enjoy trying new things. If that isn’t you, consider what you may be missing.

MW
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. The chef is second to none and is always perfecting his dishes.

SW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

So glad I found this restaurant. So fresh and delicious. Have yet to have anything I didn’t thoroughly enjoy❣️

C
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent every time! I dream of Chef Kevin’s pasta!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice server excellent food

b
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, great menu choices. A bit tight, tables very close. Visited on a week night, can't imagine what a weekend night would be like. Definitely will be back.

2
Philadelphia
162 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great service, great location. been coming for years and never a bad meal

S
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great concept. Eating in Italy is certainly different compared to Italian American. I loved the menu. It was simple and straight forward.
The food was fresh and excellent. The only downside to the evening was the responsiveness of the staff when the restaurant crowded.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here and it was wonderful. Everything was so fresh. My favorite part of the meal was the pumpkin soup, perfectly seasoned and delicious. Pasta was homemade and great texture. Desserts were delicious too. We will be back!

DW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent!

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T
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Kevin, his wife and they’re very knowledgeable and a tentative staff managed to night after night bring some of the best food from different regions in Italy to New Jersey.

Always a go to spot for us and never have we left this place without knowing we just eat something very special.

Great job again.

OT
Philadelphia
81 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A Friday night in November, my husband and I enjoyed the ambiance and service very much. Our dinner was microgreen salad and short ribs for my husband and pumpkin soup and chicken with pumpkin gnocchi. A
Everything was delicious except for the soup. It really seemed to be missing seasoning. The food here is so creative and exciting that we really enjoy dining here. The service is top notch also. (Morgan is wonderful!)

KM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Favorite restaurant in town. The pasta tastings are a must!

DK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Had the Fettuccini Rucola con Ragù di Cinghale , Pappardelle di Papavero con Gamberi,
Vongole, Calamari e Spinaci and Mozzarella & Proscuitto. Server was great providing recomendatiions along the way. Highly recommend.