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La Famiglia Ristorante

4.7
1266 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm,
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Phone number
(215) 922-2803
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Gino Sena
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Market St .
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1266 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Booked on a whim. Location was easy to get to. We found the staff warm and friendly. Service was impeccable. Food was delicious. We anticipated spending more than we did. We will go back in the future!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We celebrated our 30 year wedding anniversary. The food, service & ambiance we all fabulous. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Very nice experience my glass was never empty ! god was very good

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Excellent dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Excellent food. Beautiful well appointed dining room. Knowledgable and attentive staff. Amazing wine cellar. Quaint and lovely bar.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

AS far as I am concerned this is the best Northern Italian Restaurant in Philadelphia. The restaurant is beautiful and very comfortable. The wait staff are friendly and very professional. The owner is the consummate host!! The Italian focused wine list has impressive depth -- particularly the Barolos. The grappa selection is similarly extensive. There are typically three or four specials in addition to the regular menu. The pastas are wonderful. There are many veal selections. My wife and I have tried almost everything on the menu and have never been disappointed. Great restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

From the gamberi appetizer to the gnocchi with porcini truffle cream to the whole salt baked bronzino to a perfect tiramisu... probably one of the best 3 meals we have had ever! What a find! Treat yourself... you deserve it!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

As always, the food and service were exceptional. La Famiglia always provides a reason to return.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Still an elegant, polished restaurant, with terrific service, first class basic Italian food, and a stellar wine cellar. After all these years.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We just love La Famiglia and the staff never disappoints. As always, the food was delicious. We love the crusted veal and the dessert cart is simply amazing - profiteroles, fruit tart, Napoleon - it's all wonderful. The ambiance is warm and lovely and very conducive to conversation, with excellent service.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Relaxing atmosphere great food and excellent service!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Great food, great people. Always feel welcomed.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Love it. Beautiful dining experience.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Great food and excellent service in a lovely traditional setting.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was amazing!

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Food was delicious and service and pace were perfect.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

2nd new year in a row, great time

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