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La Famiglia Ristorante, Philadelphia, PA

La Famiglia Ristorante

4.6
4.6
2006 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
The Sena family tradition of culinary excellence dates back to early 1947 when Carlo “Papa” Sena began to cook in postwar Naples. The family carried this experience across the Atlantic and opened La Famiglia in 1976 in the shell of a Colonial tea warehouse. Today, La Famiglia stands as the finest Italian restaurant in Philadelphia and a major landmark on the city’s vibrant restaurant scene.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (215) 922-2803
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Gino Sena
  • Private party facilities
    La Famiglia can accommodate large parties of 10 or more. Please contact the restaurant for further information.
  • Private party contact
    Manager: (215) 922-2803
  • Neighborhood
    Old City
  • Cross street
    Front and Market street
  • Parking details
    Parking meters in front of the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 2,006 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Great for fine wines

  • Philadelphia

    Great for fine wines

  • Philadelphia

    Romantic

  • Philadelphia

    Good for special occasions

2,006 Reviews
  1. EdwardN

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food in a classic restaurant great service and a wonderful night out

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  2. JimS

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was Good not exceptional, I have gotten used to being underwhelmed with Italian restaurants which is a shame because I LOVE Italian food. Ask not to be seated upstairs as we were without a choice but YOU DON'T WANT TO BE UP THERE especially not back by the bar. Overall ok at best, would not recommend based on our experience

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my brother here for his 30th birthday and I honestly could not be happier. The entire restaurant staff makes it their goal to ensure you’re having a good experience. Someone may come fill your water, while another tells you the specials for the day etc. every single thing we had tasted phenomenal. I would absolutely come back and recommend to everyone

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  4. Julian

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and food were excellent host, bartender, and server were on top of everything very accommodating and made the date very special! Very highly recommended will be back for sure

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  5. Iluvfood2

    Philadelphia

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We love this place & have for years. This visit we had a less experienced server & we had brought friends who had never dined here before. They didn’t leave with the same feeling about the place that we’ve always had. Neither did we. I would suggest asking for an experienced waiter to serve you. You’ll love it!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience at La Famiglia was fantastic. The service was outstanding and the ambience was wonderful. The salad was fresh, and the bruschetta was excellent. Our entrees came out in a timely manner and were incredible. Highly recommend.

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  7. TugceT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place with great food. Very good service as well.

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  8. JimJ

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    great except Branzino tableside filet- cold- but otherwise very very very good

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  9. Skip

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again an outstanding dining experience that left us looking forward to our next visit. This restaurant never fails to please and as we exit it is always with a smile. If your culinary experience here does not leave you happy and sated stay home- you cannot be pleased . This is Philadelphia's best kept secret !

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  10. KarenD

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went for restaurant week, and La Famiglia was as good as it ever was. We enjoyed our meals and drinks and were especially impressed with the selection offered for Restaurant Week. We will go back for a regular meal as well, soon. Very delicious!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Dinner and Drinks will definitely be back

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  12. LesleyM

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was medicore at best. Never been here before, went for restaurant week to try something new and we were very disappointed.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband took me to La Famiglia for my 50th birthday. From start to finish , it was a wonderful experience! They made me feel so special and I truly will never forget it. The filet mignon special was amazing. Highly recommend this restaurant! So professional and romantic and comfortable. 5 plus stars!!!

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  14. TonyA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for restaurant week, and was not disappointed. Service was excellent and timely, food was delicious.

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  15. KeriS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, wine and really great atmosphere for client dinner.

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  16. RodJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took our granddaughter for restaurant week. She just turned 14. Previous to this experience her idea of fine dining was Olive Garden. She was in awe as soon as we stepped in; the white table cloths and napkins, the overall ambiance of the restaurant with its soaring ceilings and stained glass. We had the three course restaurant week menu. It was all delicious. The service was impeccable and we were able to park right in front of the restaurant.

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  17. greattime

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It seems when you go in there for Restaurant Week, the staff does not seem too happy when you do not order from the regular menu - we still tip high and take care of the people who work at the places that have the specials - we left a $78 tip for 3 people last night - they should have been overjoyed!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was a little slow, the diners who were not participating in Restaurant Week seemed to be favored. But the food was excellent

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  19. Cassie

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and the wait staff was excellent! Very nice time over all!

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  20. TomE

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall an awesome experience, good, service, and atmosphere!

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  21. MeganM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely FANTASTIC! I would highly recommend La Famiglia for anyone looking for an authentic Italian meal.

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  22. FayeB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most wonderful time from the moment we walked in the door. Several of us hadn’t been there in years the rest never before. We all felt the service, the food and wine were excellent. We will be back soon

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  23. Tarquin

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very classy and transformative decor with excellent service and very well executed food. Our restaurant-week dinner was expertly prepared and well executed. The baked oyster first course was to die for, with gorgonzola and spinach.

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  24. Gail

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for dinner during restaurant week and ordered from the restaurant week menu. Our 3-course meals were delicious, service was wonderful and we are looking forward to returning.
    La Famiglia RistoranteResponded on January 26, 2024
    Thank you!

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  25. Markc

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent menu. Food was fresh, delicious, and had a great presentation. Extensive wine list. Professional, attentive wait staff.
    La Famiglia RistoranteResponded on January 26, 2024
    Thank you!

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  26. Freqdinr

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing! It’s our special place. The food and service are both consistently wonderful.

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  27. LisaT

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, the host was pleasant and the food delicious. I recommend it highly.

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  28. sandyb

    Philadelphia

    68 reviews

    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing experience. Food fabulous each time!

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  29. Iluvfood2

    Philadelphia

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We like the grilled polipo they usually have better than in the sauce. My dish with lobster in a brandy sauce was more sweet than I would have liked. Still good! My husband veal chop was delicious & tender! Spinach ravioli always a fave for us! Arugula salad was very nice & the Lemoncello is one of the best we’ve had! Overall, we love this restaurant! Wine list is exceptional & wait staff is the best! Thank you Wilson!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New year’s Eve!! Food was delicious! My husband had the octopus for an appetizer and the Bronzino for his entrée, while I had the calamari fritto for the appetizer and halibut for my entrée. We shared a side of roasted potatoes. Dessert was crème brûlée. Prices are a little on the high-end, but it’s worth it!! Especially if you’re going for a special occasion like Valentine’s Day, New Year’s etc 5 stars

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  31. NicholasR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easily one of the best restaurants that we’ve ever been to! We had an early reservation on new years and the food was delicious, the staff was all super attentive and well versed in the menu, and they made us feel really welcome. My boyfriend proposed during the fireworks that night and I am so glad that this restaurant made such a beautiful night perfect with their cuisine, atmosphere, and FANTASTIC desserts. Can’t wait to come back!

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  32. LaurieL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best, the staff is the same as they were 20 years ago. They treat you well. They give all and all is great overall. My favorite place for a long long time! Laurie Lo Presti

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  33. michaelp

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal. Professional from beginning to end. The linomcello cake was sublime. Enjoy!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a fantastic dining experience at La Famiglia! Every dish was delicious, the flavors were exquisite. The service was truly spectacular, the staff went above and beyond to make the evening memorable. I look forward to returning. Highly recommended!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful! Highly recommend going here - great service and wonderful food. 10/10!

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  36. SusanF

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful inside impeccable service . The food was amazing. Have never had such wonderful service before. Definitely a must do .

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  37. KimberlyB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Famiglia is the BEST!!! Outstanding food, warm and professional service and the most incredible wine options! Giuseppe and his wonderful staff always take wonderful care of us! ❤️

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  38. EileenB

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Couldn't have had a better experience. The staff and food were outstanding.

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  39. sjhwheels

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great evening and meal with La Famiglia! You cannot beat the service and food anywhere. Top it off with a world class wine bible and you cannot go wrong.

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  40. FredR

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My meal was awesome. The staff was very personable and helpful.

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FAQs

La Famiglia Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 2006 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for La Famiglia Ristorante

8 South Front Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Front and Market street
  • Neighborhood
    Old City
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking meters in front of the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Gino Sena
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (215) 922-2803
  • Private party facilities
    La Famiglia can accommodate large parties of 10 or more. Please contact the restaurant for further information.
  • Private party contact
    Manager: (215) 922-2803
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