La Famiglia Ristorante

4.8
1693 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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vipLencheryl
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.great service.Best Italian restaurant in Philly

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JeremyS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience. love this place! Ge the veal chop!

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Mic120
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special, wonderful night out at La Famiglia. Can’t wait to go back!

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Goodeats
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit here and it was very memorable - very good food and excellent service. It is in a nice setting in old city off the crowded streets and is romantic or festive, whichever you request. It was full on a Thursday night so they clearly have a following. We had a great experience. Our cocktails were outstanding. My husband had penne ala familigia which was good, and I had the homemade pesto cavatelli with burrata which was excellent if you like pesto. The smoked mozzarella appetizer was unique but we wouldn’t order that again - it’s basically a big slice of cheese with mushrooms and a delicious drizzle, but I would try another app. We were surprised with a delicious custard for dessert for our anniversary and again we can’t say enough about the setting and the staff. All were charming and professional. Grazie!!

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DaleZ
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive service. You get what you pay for and we certainly felt we did. We would highly recommend La Famiglia.

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viplobster101
Philadelphia
380 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best dinners. Caesar’s salads and calamari. We ordered veal parmigiana and bronzino. Absolutely delicious. We also ordered penne pasta. Everything was wonderful. Great service and fabulous setting outdoors. We even had music. Great evening.
Thank you La Famiglia.

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viplsbtravel
Philadelphia
99 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us, one celebrating a Birthday spent an absolutely delightful evening here, feasting on four courses The evening was made especially memorable by the charming Owner who sat with us for a while.. Every single item we ordered and even more--the restaurant provided a delicious Birthday desert-- was top of the line I have dined here for over 25 years, and am a member of an exclusive Italian Gourmet Society that arranges several Feasts here annually--and I can honestly tell you that every aspect of dining here--the quality ingredients, the excellent servers, the elegant decor is perfection.. I dine out every night at fine restaurants in Center City, and this is absolutely among my favorites..

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vipFooBooze
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Famiglia is always on point and never disappoints
Great food and great service

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vipBirdDawg
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time I have eaten at this restaurant, the first was 5 years ago. I brought my family to Philadelphia and wanted them to try it as my first visit was excellent. La Familigia did not disappoint. The food was excellent and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly an incredible experience, we loved it!

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vipbrettC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dining experience!
The food was super delicious, the service was excellent
and the ambiance was delightful. I can’t wait to eat here again.

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CindyDienes
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration was fabulous. Fantastic food and service

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JohnM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints!! Always fabulous and never rushed.

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vipJoe4164
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Staff was friendly and efficient. Beautiful inside, food was served quickly and still hot. Everything tasted fresh and home made. Portions were just right. Will definitely be back.

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mishinator
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian cuisine with superb service and a tour of their wine cellar.

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maryg
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, wait staff, ambiente are 5 star...Sooo happy they survived the pandemic and have matained their excelent service !

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vipScottY
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always loved this restaurant. Have been coming here for many years, although since we’ve moved out of the city ( not far, Bucks County ), coupled with Covid it’s been a while. We love the old world elegance that La Familia offers, and we were so happy to see that hasn’t changed. Sadly, not many restaurants like this left.
A perfect way to end a visit to the city after a day at the art museum etc.
Hoping La Familia will continue to remain an institution in the city of Philadelphia !
Be back soon.
By the way, the filet, pasta, and especially the octopus were exceptional

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vipRICHE
Philadelphia
99 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is not enough room on this page to say how great this restaurant is.
Six of us dined and six of us all agreed there is nothing better in Old City.
Maybe the whole city.
After dinner while outside saying our good byes I was trying to get people to go in.
Actually got two couples to try it.
I am sure they are glad I said something to them.
Going again soon with another group and I can't wait.

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vipLencheryl
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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SteveK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal! The Nostalgia menu is an outstanding value! Service was impeccable as always!

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FrankB
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian style food with courteous service at a reasonable price. We plan to go more often.

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frequentdiner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent, as always! A Philadelphia gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great & very accommodating

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful! Quiet, relaxed, refined service. This place is a gem.

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KarenS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday . Everything was exquisite. The menu from years Go was really nice.

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Npr2014
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italiymeal in elegant beautiful surroundings!

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FredS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service was absolutely the worst, EVER! Waiting time till order was taken, wait times
in between courses and drinks, was absolutely unexpectable.
We were extremely disappointed!

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AndyB
New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! So good! Well remember this meal for a long time

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant atmosphere, great food presentation, good menu selections, and great management - that describes La Famiglia Ristorante.
There is a temporary outside eating area set up option.
They have adjusted to covid protocols well.
Each table has a container of hand sanitizer on it. Their famous dessert cart is in storage; their fabulous desserts
are each served by order.
The wine cellar is comprehensive and expansive. Even wine by the glass is a great option due to the choices.
One of the best restaurants in the city. The Sena Family knows how to run a first-class place to dine.

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vipVailMan
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, wine and service!

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vipLeAnnS
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant!

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JoeAndJulie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food in a beautiful setting with good service.

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MichaelB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with terrific flavors.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and experience

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Nostalgia menu will have you in disbelief at how cheap the prices are. The quality is 100% still there. The drinks are great. The service is unmatched. There is no other place like it.

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epicurian4ever
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Famiglia is a bastion of the elegant, personal, quality dining experience in Philadelphia. Many fine restaurants have come and gone since this establishment first opened its doors. The Sena family has stayed the course, and La Famiglia remains, alone in a crowd.
This is our favorite restaurant in Philly and has been for a long time. Excellent food, exemplary service and an elegant atmosphere.

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vipEdwardD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Philadelphia - Best Italian. Fabulous wine cellar.

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vipDavidS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another excellent evening at La Famiglia. The service was professional and the food excellent. My wife and I love going there. This time my daughter and her husband joined us. They had a great time also. This is not a restaurant for a quick bite. We typically expect to spend several hours, dinning leisurely. The wine list is one of the best in the city.

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vipCarole
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The penne pasta was delicious.

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BethesdaM1ke
Washington DC
172 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Famiglia Ristorante was a class act. The wait staff was very professional, and responsive. We ordered a wide variety of food among the six of us. Everyone was very pleased with their food. The restaurant is expensive but it lived up to its reputation as the best Italian restaurant in Philly.

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La Famiglia Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 1693 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.