ITA 101

4.8
1231 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1231 people are saying
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vipKyleJ
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The is a small town gem. Chef Kevin is outstanding. He changes the menu every week to make every dinner unique. Spectacular evening.

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LoriC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at ITA101. We Absolutely loved it!! The food was amazing! The service was outstanding as well. Definitely will be back. We highly recommend this gem in Medford!!

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AshleyK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu and service!! The server knew the menu in and out and was able to answer all of our questions.

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vipFabULiz
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Unique dishes that are always on point. 99% of the time it’s the best ever.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent and all made fresh . The menu is also very interesting.

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Patricia
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Certainly in the running for one of the best restaurants in South Jersey. The advantage that 101 has is the way it's menu changes. The half-dozen or so other restaurants in that group generally have very small offerings with maybe one special. 101 offers regional dishes and a pre-fix that varies weekly and is a good value. On occasion this may be a disadvantage if you're on a restricted diet but the regular menu is always available. The dishes appear to be very authentic with an incredible variation in dishes by province. The restaurant is fairly small, you can actually hear your partner talk, and the service is attentive; the server knowledgeable. Getting the dishes was slow by American standards but I prefer this and the reason was the chef was making the dishes after we ordered.

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collsfoodie23
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent and food was delicious. We always enjoy dining here!

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vipFoodieDeb
Philadelphia
174 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. Exceptional service. Food was fantastic. Truly love this experience every single time.

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SusanneM
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love the tasting menu, but two of the five courses were simply too salty, for the rest the pumpkin soup was absolutely smashing, and the service as always absolutely excellent

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vipG106
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This place is a little gem in the heart of Historic Medford! Loved the chef’s swordfish small tasting dinner course we had last night, it was outstanding! Very creative yet rustic and fresh and light. So many textures and tastes! Service was very good, I cannot wait to return.

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PatN
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience with incredible food!

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vipLtk1947
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was so cold every time people came in and out ! At 6 pm .
Was not crazy about Puglia type food and 2 entrees without truffles .
We love it there usually . Very sweet server .

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vipLisaC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful BYOB restaurant nestled in Medford! Food is delicious, fresh, and unique. Can't wait to return.

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RoccoD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to ITA several times over the years and it never disappoints. Our server Courtney was outstanding. She recommended the pumpkin soup which was a special addition and it was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible meal every time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night. ITA 101 never disappoints 😋

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MichaelaM
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, best Italian cuisine in this area. As someone living in Medford, I am happy to have such an extraordinary restaurant in town.

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JohnW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good regional Italian fare. One of the better eateries in South Jersey.

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Maureen
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great staff! Enjoyed every bite! Plan on a frequent visit!

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TravisH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hand made Italian food best food in Medford you will not regret eating here

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vipOzzieBucco
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

2 of 3 ppl in our party opted for the pasta tasting menu. For $45 pp it was not very good. The first course was wonderful but all others were sub par.

Even dessert was just fair.

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vipMark
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always…Thank you Kevin, Anna and staff

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the white truffle sagra and it was absolutely delicious. What an incredible meal from start to finish. Our server was fantastic and the food was outstanding. Thank you!!

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Artichoke
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A little too noisy. A/C unnecessarily intense for a cool evening. Pasta and breads outstanding...focaccia to swoon over. Veal loin...undercooked, overly chewy, and pretty tasteless--maybe I just don't like veal. Accompaniments overly salty, but good. Plum pie tasty but would benefit from more sugar. Crust a little dense. Pasta and breads outstanding...focaccia to swoon over. Did I say that before? It's worth saying again. The capellini with Sicilian pesto a brilliant preparation as were the ravioli with honey.

Thanks!!!

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JoeB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Kevin (and staff) continue to amaze!! The pasta wasAMAZING!!

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vipKenB
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food.

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vipNancyC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Happy 6th Anniversary! Our favorite place!

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BrookeK
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I was fairly disappointed in the my experience. I’m not from this area and found this online with great ratings.
Main Street, where located, is truly adorable. We love Italian food, and were told the chef was trained by 3 different Michelin star chefs. However, it started to go downhill fast. It took forever to be greeted. Normally, I wouldn’t care much but there were only 7 people in the restaurant. We ordered two appetizers, then about 15 mins later were told that the appetizer had been sold out, ok strange but not terrible. Then, about 15 mins later were told our other appetizer had been burned. Ok, kind of getting mildly frustrated, but when it finally came out it was almost soggy? We ordered our main courses about an hour into it, it took about another 45 mins to come out. Maybe they were short staffed? But the food wasn’t great, which was really disappointing. I think the waiter became embarassed and kind of ignored us toward the end. So we ended up being at the restaurant for over two hours. They took some things off the bill which was kind of them, but all in all I just felt very sad because it was my boyfriends birthday and I know he did not have a good time.

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vipOutoftowner
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made reservations at ITA 101, after receiving an email about the Sunday Sagre menu. The food and service were excellent as usual. We have been dining at this restaurant since 2016, The food and presentation are unique, and always worth the trip. Many restaurants tend to have a consistent menu, that keeps people going back for the staples. We are constantly going back because of outstanding food preparation by a chef that provides an interesting tasting that we can only get at ITA101.

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at ITA101. Food and service were great.

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vipdoncompare
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Pretty small menu to start and they were out of 4 of the items including water lol. It wouldn't be so bad if they would let you know upfront but the waitress came to apologize all 4 times after we ordered. This was not our first time here and is usually good but this time was rough to say the least. At one point they said they were out of something to then turn around and say they found it lol. Food was not really good either, wild boar was like a well done pork chop. Hopefully just an off night as the other times we were here were good.

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RuthH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Very authentic, regional Italian cuisine.

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vipVincentM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and meal. Wild Boar was excellent and the homemade pasta is the only way to go.

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northjerseyeater
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner recently. Service was very good - attentive but not overbearing. Food was excellent - first course: perfectly ripe cantaloupe with prosciutto; entree was delicious spaghetti cacio e pepe. Finished with table side tiramisu - ladyfingers (made by the chef's mother) drizzled with espresso, and topped with a luscious mascarpone crema and dusting of cocoa powder. Wish this restaurant was closer to my house!

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vipFabULiz
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did a four course at this amazing place. Everything was cooked to perfection. I loved the pace. They are in no rush to get you out which some people might not like but it helped digest in between courses. I can't wait to go back. It's become one of my favorite places.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time here at ita 101!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, from our waiter Michael to the food.

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StephenO
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family enjoyed our culinary experience…Excellent evening!

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vipChristineS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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Franknbeans
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to ITA 3 times in one month and love it!! Looking forward to doing one of their cooking classes.

FAQs

ITA 101 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 654-0101.

ITA 101 is rated 4.8 stars by 1231 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.