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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was impeccable! Food absolutely delicious. The wine cellar is spectacular. We decided to book a private room for an intimate dinner party next month. You won't be disappointed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Always the same review from my wife and I ...outstanding...This is the best restaurant on Mother's day and Valentine's day when no other place can deliver. Wine list is great, service is great, Food is perfect,,,even a well done steak!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

The atmosphere is cozy and romantic. The service was impeccable and the food delicious!! We also enjoyed the opera singer and piano player- which we did not know would be there. We will definitely go back and would plan it on a night that the opera singer will be there!! I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 13, 2018

My wife and I love this restaurant. We try to eat there 3 to four times a year. The food is always excellent. The service is attentive. The wine list is probably the best in the city for Italian wine. The past is great. They have a focus on veal which has always been very good. This is a top restaurant.

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As usual, everything was fabulous. I have been a fan of La Famiglia for many years
and it never disappoints. The best Italian cuisine in the city of Philadelphia! Perfect
service, ambiance and food quality. Great wine at all price points and amazing experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Lovely restaurant, attentive staff, great food. They’ll gladly make items and substitutions not on the menu (my youngest got chicken chicken “tenders” and fries at the waiters suggestion).

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 6, 2018

This restaurant is a gem. The waiters, food and atmosphere outstanding. I would highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful evening! I loved the wine collection. The service was impeccable. Branzino was cooked perfectly. Perfect dinner.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great food, great people. Always feel welcomed.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We have visited this restaurant man many time and are never ever disappointed with the food, service friendliness of management and ambiance. We consider it a special place for two or two entertain for business or pleasure. It is a gem worth visiting often. The wine list is beyond belief and amazing.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Pricey, but well worth it. Top notch food and service. We tray to make it at least once a year.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great Service, Great Food, Fine Dining, and very friendly staff and owner. A favorite for us.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Wonderful service!!!! Wonderful food with generous portions. Loved how the waiters were dressed very professionally. This was a great choice for restaurant week!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Love it. Beautiful dining experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great food and excellent service in a lovely traditional setting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Very enjoyable atmosphere and the food was great. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to other and will return to this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Our group went to La Famiglia after the theater (matinee). It was restaurant week and there was a special menu option. We were the first arrivals for dinner and were given a nice quiet table. Our server, Wilson, was excellent as was the food. 3 of us had the veal special. We will definitely recommend this restaurant and hope to go back soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was amazing!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We loved La Famiglia! We went during Restaurant Week and loved the ambiance, fast & efficient service- never felt hurried.

Every bite was delicious. We will be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine at La Famiglia. The Sena family makes your visit special, every time. Spectacular food, impeccable service!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Food was delicious and service and pace were perfect.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I went for restaurant week and got a bottle of wine. They have an impressive wine cellar and a wine specialist to help you. The food was all delicious both pasta and steak. They also accommodated the dessert for my nut allergy which was super nice!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Absolutely outstanding service. Old world traditional Italian food. Beautiful old world decor....sterling silver appointments, white tablecloths etc. Very nice to see! It was a restaurant week and they had a lovely menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Disappointment is an understatement. I had dinner here over 5 years ago and decided to change things up and try it again. The restaurant looks like it walked out of 1990. The food is mediocre and the menu is small. The wine menu is great if that's what you're looking for. There is no drink menu. The alcohol selection is awful. The first three drinks I asked for couldn't be made because they lacked the ingredients. As I was leaving I noticed a variety of Banker's Club products. I wasn't aware this was served outside of dive bars. The desert menu was missing every Italian desert you can imagine including tiramisu. This restaurant is ideal for the over 60 crowd with diminished taste buds that seeks privacy and a large wine list and misses the decor of the 90s.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Brought my family here for a great meal, 5 of us. Service was attentive, not pushy, and timed just right. Explained the menu items and the night's specials. The salt baked branzino, served table side was excellent. I highly recommend this place. Authentic Italian meals- no red sauce or gravy with spahghetti here!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Good value. Great food excellent ser ice. Classical Italian cusine.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always top notch - service and food. I'd put their pasta dishes up against any other NY or Philly restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Me and my significant other have been coming to this restaurant multiple times a year since the end of 2014. Our visit to what was our favorite restaurant just was not the same. Prior to this evening we easily rated 5 stars, not today however. Service made us feel unwelcome and inferior to the other guests in the dinning room. There was also a noticeable difference in the food. We may be back again to give another chance but are very skeptical at this point in time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

2nd new year in a row, great time

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food5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

One of the most impressive wine selections I have ever seen. Varied vintages (even back to the 70’s) from the California kings, as well as a huge variety of vintages and varieties from Italy. Food and service were excellent as well!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I booked this last minute on NYE. It was fantastic! Excellent service! One of the best meals Ive had in the city. It was exactly what we wanted...authentic italian!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fantastic dinner here and wonderful service! The wait staff was amazing and the Branzino was fileted perfectly!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Food was delicious and the service was perfect.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

What a disappointment! Overpriced, pretentious and very mediocre food. Total ripoff, will NEVER go again.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Everything was excellent! A must go. Service and food exceeded expectations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The meal was nothing but excellent, ambiance was literally fantastic, and the staff was phenomenal!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Never disappointed with service, attention, quality of food and ambience. Top notch establishment.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Had to impress whay I am hoping is a new client. Had my partner salesguy take them to the awesome wine cellar while I spoke with the head waiter. Told him I needed two really good bottles of wine that wouldn't kill the expense account. They have a massive wine list and it would have taken me forever to find something fitting the bill. He was great and we ended up having a third. He knew exactly what we needed to do for our clients and he handled them like an expert. Created a special appetizer for us, pampered us and at the end of the night, sent us several pours of their homemade and delicious lemoncello. They created a special night for us, food was fabulous, menu was eclectic but smaller in size, however, they didn't overload it with junky seafood on pasta dishes. It was comfort Italian food like my grandmother used to make. I looked like a rock star! Many thanks to the incredible staff!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great place and food (although the portions were on the small side for Italian). We had a nice dining experience. We enjoyed it when Giuseppe came over to say Hi. It was a bit on the expensive side for a Wednesday night meal...seems to be more of a special occasion place.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The fav bean and shrimp salad was delicious. Bread was good. I had the seafood fusilli or something close to that name. It was not hot. Sauce was bland and the shrimp looked like the little frozen shrimp. I wasn't impressed. Two mussels that were tiny. Dessert fruit tart was nice and coffee was good. Slow to fill water. We were done with dinner and had ordered dessert and coffee and were still staring at our dirty plates.

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