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About La Famiglia Ristorante

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.

8 South Front Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm,

Cross Street:
Market St .

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 922-2803

Website:
http://www.lafamiglia.com/

Parking Details:
La Famiglia offers Valet parking on Friday and Saturday night. There are private, non-affiliated lots in the area and limited street parking.

Executive Chef:
Gino Sena

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

La Famiglia Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

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Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Four of us went there for their Summer Nostalgia Lunch Menu. We had 12 courses between us, and all were excellent. Especially good were the Pasta Carbonara and the Fried Calamari and the Gnocchi. Great wine list and excellent attentive and knowledgable service.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Absolutely wonderful. Great good and masterful serviced

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Food was good they have a throw back price menu till the end of August on the prices from 1976

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Had lunch with friends from the Noatalgia Menu. Wonderful!! Would be wonderful also at regular pricing. Wonderful food. Outstanding service. Always a special treat to dine at LaFamiglia.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Poor service. Slow slow slow. Mediocre food. The owner/manager needs to stop touching people. Get your hands off of me.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Enjoyed "nostalgia" menu, which is a great bargain. Service is exemplary, wine cellar impressive. Food was very good

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 22, 2017

This was my first time to this newly found restaurant. Italian food is authentic the waitstaff is attentive and the food is delicious. I have no problem recommending this restaurant as a class act

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Consistantly an excellent dining experience. The fish dishes are the best.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This was a great restaurant and we enjoyed our dinner. The wine list is extensive but somewhat pricey. The service and food was excellent and we would go there again for a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We were seated in the wine cellar. It was a beautiful setting and the food was amazing! Our waiter could not have been more attentive!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Went there for the July/August nostalgic menu - priced at a long-ago menu. Excellent value, naturally. Didn't notice any shift of service when we didn't order food at today's prices. Very helpful staff.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Reserved a table for my son's birthday.
We were sat in the. Wine cellar area where unfortunately there was an extremely loud table next to us. The waiter was awful. He did not give us the full dinner menu until we asked if what he gave us was the menu. He seemed surprised it was 7 pm ?!
I requested another table upstairs and after a bout 20 minutes we were moved. The mediocre service continued. The food. nothing special. I would not recommend or return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

At first we were escorted upstairs. No ambiance and we did have reservations and we were on time. Almost decided to
Leave but glad we stayed and we had little table in corner on first floor. Food was awesome would go back again but would specify first floor.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Excellent food, with great service. Attention was paid to the little details that made the evening very memorable. Had a very pleasant conversation with Giuseppe Sena (one of the owners) who took time out to speak with us about an upcoming trip to southern Italy. Would recommend this restaurant for dining at its finest.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 11, 2017

An overall wonderful upscale dining experience. Great atmosphere, delicious food and incredible service. We were celebrating our Anniversary. We were given a special table in front of the fireplace. The waiter was friendly, personable and very attentive.
We were treated to after dinner drinks and dessert. We met the owner and had a lovely conversation. A perfect way to end the evening.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Third time this summer! Lunch is a little less noisy, so it's super relaxing. And noise is mostly from the guests laughing and chatting. The restaurant music is softly classical and easy listening music.
Such an enjoyable date with my husband. We love how a beautiful silver cart is rolled out onto the floor with gorgeous silverware and entrees to be served - instead of a clumsy tray each time a tables food is ready. So elegant. So Italian.
Food of course is fabulous. Super delicious and impeccable service by the waitstaff.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 8, 2017

We went for their Nostalgia promotion and had the opportunity among the four of us to cover a wide range of the menu including dessert. Everything was delicious and service was very attentive. Overall ambiance is lovely; however the dining room as rather noisy.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 8, 2017

We have been to this restaurant many times over the years and always consistently fabulous. They are offering a "Nostalgia" Menu so we thought we would try it! It is on Mondays and Tuesdays over the Summer and they had a great crowd. We had reservations for 3 - there were many tables open on the main floor but they took us to the "wine cellar" which was lovely but freezing cold and not a sole was there. We asked if we could be seated upstairs and they immediately accommodated us. The owner checked on everyone off and on to be sure everyone was happy(always a nice thing to see) and the service is top notch! The Nostalgia menu was very nice and everyone enjoyed their meals and drinks!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 7, 2017

We took advantage of their 1970's deal.
It was good

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was okay small portion s and no potato or anything came with h the dinner

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The best in Philly! Excellent meal, best service I've ever received anywhere. For open table diners, they actually pay attention to what your preferences are. The entire staff treated us like we were guests of honor. From the moment you walk in until you are leaving satisfied, the experience it is well worth the price!

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 1, 2017

We were there for their 1976 dinner special for the month of July and August ("roll back" prices to 1976). The food was delicious and the service was great. Delicious Italian food !

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Great value and old world attention to the diners. The food is always good and I love a place where people still get dressed up for dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 28, 2017

This is always a fine restaurant since it opened in 1976. One of the original Philadelphia restaurant renaissance dining spots. Food is always excellent as is the service and ambiance.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

My wife and I drove from Bala Cynwyd area to eat lunch there. The experience was WONDERFUL, as good as the best restaurants we've experienced in Italy in our six trips to that special county. Great food, attentive service, quiet in the dining area, shown by special request the wine cellar in the basement...just a special experience. We will return there soon!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Delightful dinner with friends. I hadn't been to La Famiglia for many, many years. It will still as beautiful and delicious as I remember, and the service is fantastic. Just a lovely evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 24, 2017

I like this place so much. It reminds me of days gone by. Days when servers were super polite and attentive. My daughter and I had a mother / daughter date tonight and she wanted to come here because of the delicious food , extraordinary service and a quiet place to talk. All restaurants should be like this place. Grade A plus. Thank you. We will return soon. Summer time is the best time too because of the roll back menu.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Service is amazing as well as the food. The wine selection is one of the best!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The service, amazing...The staff outstanding and very knowledgeable, the wine list is a book the size of an encyclopedia, the food scrumptious... love this place

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

Food was excellent. On the level with any other authentic Italian restaurant in Philly.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

An excellent meal at a special discount price. We had an early dinner and the service was outstanding.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Went during the throwback menu pricing. Sat on the 2ND floor, and it's beautiful. Food came out in a reasonable amount of time. The best items were the pesto gnocchi and anything with calamari. The tomato sauce dishes were great too. Bartender makes a good Manhattan.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Service couldn't have been better and, certainly, the special prices couldn't be beat. However,
the food was just ordinary and not worth a return visit.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 18, 2017

This was my first time visiting this restaurant. I have to say that everything about it was amazing. The food is some of the best I've ever had and the wait staff was exceptional. It is now one of my favorite places in the city.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Simply amazing ! Have already made another reservation !!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 13, 2017

'Old school' Italian restaurant - Food & service is tremendous. Make sure to ask for a tour of the wine cellar!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 12, 2017

An absolutely wonderful dinner from start to finish! Old World Italian in a beautiful setting; authentic fabulous food, amazing ( and unbelievable ) wine list, scrumptious desserts. A must when in Philadelphia!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Outstanding!! After 41 years it is still superb. Top food, services and wine list.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Went to the 41st or 42 nd Anniversary party menu. They roll back the prices to 1976 and the portions are rolled back too ! It is three courses so we were very satisfied. Be careful the desert cart that comes over is not included in the deal. Had a nice time and will go again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 12, 2017

We had never been to LaFamiglia and went for the summer roll back special. We were pleasantly surprised at the large and varied selection for the special. We ordered 2 appetizers, 2 pastas and 2 veal dishes. All were delicious and the service friendly and excellent.
While we chose the restaurant based on their roll back special, we dine in the city quite often and wouldn't hesitate to return to order from their traditional menu ! We recommend this enjoyable experience.

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