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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.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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,
Market St .
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
La Famiglia offers Valet parking on Friday and Saturday night. There are private, non-affiliated lots in the area and limited street parking.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
La Famiglia Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
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.
We used a gift certificate "Lunch for Two" which we won at a charity fundraiser. Beautiful restaurant with fine dining overlooking Penns Landing and the Delaware Ricer. We enjoyed the meal and attentive service. Shared a pasta for our first course then we each had fish for our second course. Mine was filet of sole; his was salmon. Nice presentation on both entrees. I enjoyed cappuccino mousse for dessert. His choice was ice cream. Our only cost was tax and gratuity. If we had been paying for our meal it would have been $87 including tax and tip. This did not include beverages or bar. Too steep a price for us, but if you can afford it, go for it.
After many years of outstanding food, service and ambiance, the Sena family and staff have truly demonstrated that fine dining can be experienced over the long term. I have been to LaFamiglia twice this year and many times over the years. Whether it's business, a special occasion or if you need to experience outstanding Italian food, they will not disappoint.
We enjoyed our meal. I started off with a French Martini done by the sweet barmaid Catherine. The ravioli, eggplant, calamari appetizer was fantastic! The branzino was superb, the chocolate mousse was phenomenal! The after dinner frangelico was the topping of our wonderful meal!
The wine cellar room is perfect for a large group that gives you the privacy and beautiful ambiance. All of our waiters were so nice & knowledgeable of the menu.
I had asked for a quiet table. We were seated downstairs. On this night, there were no other patrons in this room. We had a private dining experience with great service and the perfect opportunity to talk with my companion. The food was very good. My companion had veal that was tender and tasty. I had the bronzino. It was very fresh but, I found that the butter laden sauce was a bit overdone. The wine was excellent. Overall, it was terrific and a place to which I look forward returning.
The food was utterly bland, and left much to be desired. Also, for some unknown reason, certain patrons were given a more extensive wine list, while others only received a short wine menu. Finally, the decor is in need of updating, to a more modern version.
La Famiglia is one of my family's favorite restaurants. My wife and I try to eat here 2 to 4 times a year. When I have time I go there for lunch. The food is great; particularly the veal and the pastas. The servers are professional and friendly. The wine list is particularly strong in Italian wines. it is one of the few restaurants that have nicely aged wines, particularly Barolo. Dining there takes time. One can rush (probably) but my wife and I always spend at least 2 hours dining there and love every minute of it.
Great selection of food and wine. In our group the Veal medallions special was outstanding. The salt crusted Branzino fish was amazing. Pasta dishes all very good. Win cellar and list is world class. Winner of many wine spectator awards. I mean AWESOME wines. Service was excellent, prices reasonable for the quality.
We were there for restaurant week after not having been in a very long time. Back Friday 10/22 party of three, each of us was disappointed. My friend's appetizer of calamari was tough and tasteless, my app of octopus seems to have been reheated and was dry, my husband enjoyed the burrata. The main courses were the major disappointment as was the bread which was sliced cracker thin and tasteless. The main courses were dried out and tasted as if they were prepared hours before and reheated. My Chilean Sea bass was overwhelmed by the mustard and capers and was served luke warm. Husband's veal was dried out and the cheese topping suffered from too much reheat. Friend's seafood pasta was "dried out and slimy." Disappointing for a restaurant with such and august history. Would not recommend.
I had a business associate in town for a couple days. Explored Open Table and found La Famigla. Looked at the menu and decided to try it. My first time.
Everything was over the top. Great atmosphere - great ambiance, great wait staff and a crazy great wine list. Now I cannot afford most of those wines - however a visit to the wine cellar downstairs was fabulous !!!
We had calamari for an appetizer, the Bronzino, Filet and Veal Chop. Everything was top notch - from the service to the table presentation of the Bronzino to the dessert
Would recommend to anyone looking for an authentic Italian meal. Enjoyed the evening - and found a wine that suited my tastes and pocketbook. But never hurts to explore. Will come again.
Another great night of dining with the Sena family. The food was superb, our group ordered a mix from the specials and off the menu with a few special requests thrown in. The special requests were met with no problems. Always a great night out when dining here.
I have lived in Phila for 46 years and had never gone to La Famiglia. When It showed up on Rest Week for lunch, a friend and I decided to try it. We had a very pleasant, tasty lunch. La Famiglia is very old world with plates with their name and a decor that reminds you of the rests in NY's little Italy. This was all good. The food was very predicable and yet delicious, Nothing over the top. Reminded me of what my Italian grandmother would have cooked. We had mussels in Red sauce and one veal Milanese and one eggplant parmesean. Food was good and satisfying. I thought it might be a choice for dinner before the Arden and asked to see the dinner menu. I felt the prices were very high for the food. (entrees in the high $30s and apps in the mid teens.) I would go back but only if it was convenient. Would not go out of my way.
Took advantage of their Nostalgia Menu offering 1976 prices during the month of August. It was our first visit and my spouses Birthday. Food was excellent! Waiters were very attentive. They did forget my side dish and it was delivered after I had completed my entrée. The staff presented my spouse with a complimentary Birthday Cake and sang Happy Birthday to her which was a nice surprise. My nine year old Granddaughter was also present and the staff was good in recommending items a nine year old might like. We had a wonderful time and based upon the meal I would return to this place again.
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