La Famiglia Ristorante

4.7
1604 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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MrResturant
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful night. Gaetano was awesome. Food delicious. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in Philadelphia

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vipThomasT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal. What a truly wonderful dining experience. This is an absolute must visit if you love traditional Italian cuisine. The service is impeccable and on this particular visit the owner made us feel as though we were actually eating in his home.

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vipVernose
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best Italian restaurant in the city always has been my favorite place to go in all of Philadelphia and the surrounding areas

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vipBobbyS
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was decent but extremely overpriced for what we got.
Understanding Covid has taken a toll could explain the smaller portions but to get 2 scallops for almost $40 is too much. I don’t like writing bad reviews but had to leave honest feedback here

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vipPoppy
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, old world. One of the last special places around.

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peanut
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am never disappointed in the food or service. Everyone is professional yet friendly.
My favorite restaurant...

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was good but portions were small and not enough variety on restaurant week menu. Food was either under or over seasoned.

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BryanH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, extensive wine list with really cool wine cellar. We will definitely return!

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ByronR
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Decor is amazing; food and portions were definitely exaggerated. Prior to ordering the salmon, i inquired on portion; the waitress was misleading. Also, the lack of variety in side options wasn’t impressive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food wonderful service!! First time there. Will definitely go back.

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vipphillylady
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great traditional Italian dining, excellent service. I LOVE the fact that Open Table give a chance to rate noise levels. One of us suffers from some hearing loss and the staff was very considerate in what table they gave us and in adjusting the sound system so that the arias were not deafening. I look forward to returning. Restaurant Week menu had lots of tasty and interesting choices.

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vipVine008
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent

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Schpsychman
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for restaurant week. Service was fantastic, food was fantastic, and the setting is quiet, romantic, and beautiful. Sommelier was extremely helpful with the wine list, which is literally an encyclopedia of wine. All in all a beautiful evening that my girlfriend very much enjoyed.

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vipSusan
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An old favorite!!! Was glad to see it was participating in CC Restaurant Week. Food and service were exceptional.

If you have enjoyed La Famiglia in the past, I’d definitely say it’s a fantastic place to revisit!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bait and switch on the $35 restaurant week special...when you arrive they’ll let you know it’s actually $48...wtf!?

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JennJ
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! We had a wonderful dinner that was filled with incredible food and service!

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vipVernose
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Familia and it’s sister RESTAURANT Panorama are by far the two finest Italian restaurants in the city the Johnny-come-lately’s can’t compare to these two classical Italian restaurants wonderful wonderful place always enjoyable been going there for 42 years

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vipTBLISSW
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Servers were friendly and helpful. Food was fresh and delicious. Very extensive wine list! Great find in old city.

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LuBeast
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Familia, along with Panorama, are our "go to" restaurants when we visit the Flower Show in Philly. Both were great this week.

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vipBenC
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for a great Italian meal in an old school setting

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vipJeffreyB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Famiglia is old world high end Italian which never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic Service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was all excellent, from appetizers to desserts. Service was excellent and ambiance was very very nice. Note that I found $40 for a double of Macallan 12 Scotch whisky was a bit overpriced, but the wines that the others had were all very good values. Overall a great experience.

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vipnatureboyag
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Famiglia remains your classic old-school formal restaurant, compete with waiters in suits, a deluxe interior and a multi-tier dessert cart. The service is professional and the food is well prepared. Prices are on the high side, but that's what you should expect at this caliber of a restaurant.

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I have been to La Famiglia many time in the Past . This Restaurant is one of the Best Italian in the City .
The Pasta was great and Try the Veal Its the Best in the City !!! (Some Line as in the Godfather )

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vipDJK1
Philadelphia
481 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Classic modern Italian fine dining that’s not to be missed as big part of the fabric of the Philadelphia dining scene.

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Jdroadie
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places for special occasions. Truly homemade and delicious food with impeccable service. It’s never disappointing.

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

La Famiglia has a great vibe , as well as , phenomenal food and service. Check it out !!

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vipTabSsudoku
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

La Famiglia does not disappoint! Made the reservations as mentors were in town, and needed a good restaurant that was not too busy but still offered a great experience. It’s been years since I was at the restaurant for restaurant week, but I had good memories.

From the moment we arrived, till we recovered our coats, everyone truly enjoyed themselves. The food was great (I did not enjoy the pheasant ragu) and dessert ... was DELICIOUS. Even more the wine list will not disappoint. I hope to come back for a wine event. Either way, do yourself a favor, enjoy this gem in Penn’s Landing! You will not be disappointed.

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vipclassicpark911
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If you need some old school Italian food, service, and ambiance, they have all you need and more. The wine list can bring the strongest man to his knees.

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AlanS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came with friends to celebrate my wife's birthday and we could not have chosen a better restaurant, the entire experience was excellent. We will be making this a regular restaurant and especially for celebrations to allow more people to experience La Famiglia Ristorante perfection.

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KathyS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent as was service. Dessert was delicious but overpriced.

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viproseon3rd
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. The service and the quality of food are beyond what anyone could expect.

The owner is not friendly but the staff is incredible. They pay attention to every detail, remember your special requests and make everyone feel welcomed.

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vipDLK23
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very good and a good value for restaurant week lunch! First course pasta was nice portion and delicious. Second course I had the sole, which you don’t see on menus very often! Dessert was the right size after a large lunch.
The service was a little slow and disorganized, but I think it was because a large porous of about 9 or 10 came in at the same time as we did.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed our night for restaurant week, good service and the noise level wasn’t terrible! I’m a sweet white wine person so not many choices for me but the Riesling was fine !

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vipLinGee
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience/food and a value due to restaurant week...

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vipRICHE
Philadelphia
91 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There isn't time or space to write all the wonderful things to say about this restaurant.
I just want to say if you ever get a chance go there.
What I should have said was make time and go there.
It is the place where once there you will go back again and again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent and the food superb.

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vipdapper
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was restaurant week and the special menu had very attractive offerings. The food and service and setting were excellent. We plan to return soon for their regular menu.

FAQs

La Famiglia Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

La Famiglia Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 1604 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.