La Famiglia Ristorante

4.8
1621 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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VarahLynetteK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service is really exceptional! Lovely place for a special meal

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vipHolly
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is second to none. Extremely personable and make you feel at home. Always great with their menu suggestions as well

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vipnjfoodie
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was excellent as usual. Service was good up until we finished dinner and then we waited a while for server to return to ask about dessert. We got dessert to go and we’re disappointed with very thin piece of cheesecake in box for $12. We will return but skip the dessert!

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IsaiahHarrison
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly hosts, and servers, and great service. Highly recommended!

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vipGeorgeM
London
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was so nice to return to La Famiglia. Rarely go out on Valentine's Day but made an exception this year knowing the experience would be fantastic, even on a holiday. Food was it's usual high standards, service attentive but at our own pace. Great wine recommendation and so nice to have tall dinner candles lit on the table. A rare and welcome respite in the Covid world. Felt very safe throughout.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time as usual. Food was perfect, experience was the best.

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MarieM
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was great 😊 Will definitely be back!

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LeahM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a nice place. The staff was very friendly but not overbearing. The waiter was knowledgeable. The food was good but the tiramisu was out of this world. Best I've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great special birthday dinner went well!!! Jesus is the boss a must for anyone coming out of town this place is incredible the venue since 1976 has prestige !! It’s vintage old school Philly

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GregoryB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, our experience here was excellent. This is without a doubt the greatest Italian restaurant in the city. The food is to die for, the service is always top-notch and the atmosphere is just perfect old-school Italian. I couldn't possibly recommend them more highly.

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PeterG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and the service was outstanding

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DavisM
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were not sure what we would find due to COVID but....the experience, the food, the staff were all exceptional. We have a great meal and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant with exceptional service. Wine selection was amazing and food was great. We’ll be back soon!

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DavidS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. We try to get there at least every other month. We have been going there since 1980. The food is great, the ambiance is calm, the wine list is probably the best in the city for Italian wine. Plan to spend an evening of relaxation. Do not skip the pasta, probably the best I have ever had. Don't be afraid of the wine list. Yes it is large but the waitstaff will help.

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vipAndrea
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Famiglia is one of the last “great” restaurants. I’ve been dining here since I was a child and the pride in service, food, presentation is still evident today. Relatively few restaurants know how to make their guests feel as if they are the most important guests of the evening. La Famiglia does it sincerely. It is like dining with beloved friends. The food, as always, is exquisite. Fresh, simple but elegant, you can’t go wrong with any item on the menu. Ask to see their wine book.if you can’t find a wine to enjoy, it doesn’t exists. An elegant, highly enjoyable dining experience.treat yourself and dine there as soon as possible.

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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
4 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
22 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
11 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
New York Area
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
22 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
39 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.

FAQs

La Famiglia Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

La Famiglia Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 1621 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.