La Fourno Ristorante - Trattoria

4.4
314 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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Italian food is as varied as the land and the people. At La Fourno you will taste truly remarkable, authentically prepared dishes from Abruzzo, Umbria & Tuscany. From antipasti to dolci, wine and spirits, everything is wonderfully prepared and affordably priced. We pride ourselves on using only the freshest ingredients of the highest quality in our award-winning food served to you by our attentive, knowledgeably and friendly staff. Come join us. We can guarantee that you'll enjoy the entire experience that is dining at La Fourno.
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.3
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4.5
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4.0
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4.4
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vipBarbaraF
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this neighborhood restaurant. Delicious!

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Luv2eat
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is fabulous! Great food and great service! I’ve been coming here for years! My favorites are Chicken Marsala and Vodka a la Penne. For dessert, the tiramisu is so worth the calories! I love this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and friendly service!

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Nicki2020
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! We booked this restaurant for a team dinner and it was outstanding. The service was great, the staff was was accommodating, and the food was absolutely delicious.

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vipSusan
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a great restaurant.

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Fun4AnyCelebration
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good & service is always fantastic. This is the best spot anywhere near South Street and very much worth the drive from NJ!

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carminesfan
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place is adorable. We were very happy with our dinner selections and the portions were generous. The music helped set a warm friendly tone. Make sure to have dessert, the Nutella roll was wonderful. Overall an excellent experience.

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FannieO
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This restaurant and trattoria was a great find in the mist of my sight seeing day. The hostess' attention and the service provided was by far professional with the touch of personal connection. My pre-birthday celebration was a special moment to have with my family in your establishment. Thank you so much and I hope to return in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
99 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good as past visits. The service was respectable, but slightly slow as our meals were a little scattered

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vipSusan
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the city!

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vipphillyfoodie
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3food5service4ambience3

I made a reservation for a group of 15 and looked forward to our meal here after reading all of the wonderful reviews. While our food was excellent, we were informed upon arriving that our group would not be able to order bottles of wine and that all wine orders had to be made by the glass. Because this is much more expensive than ordering by the bottle, we were extremely frustrated because nothing on the restaurant’s website or social media pages indicated that ordering full bottles would be a problem. As such, we all ended up spending much more money than we had originally planned to and the experience left a bad taste in my mouth. I wonder if the restaurant would have reacted similarly had our group been smaller, but I will likely never find out as I probably won’t come here again after this experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve long since moved away from Philly, but every time I’m back in town I have to eat at La Fourno. Hands down the best experience and food for my Italian heart. Let Francis take care of you and just enjoy. I always get the shrimp scampi and calamari app. The fresh bread is delicious and you can’t go wrong with a Maple leaf cocktail. It’s a wonderful intimate space tucked in on South St. I stumbled upon it while walking around the city in 2008, and it has been my favorite restaurant ever since.

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vipJanice
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

They sat us upstairs where it was quieter but the service was super slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall2food5service1ambience2

The service was so slow and weird. We sat down at 5:20 and didn’t get our food until almost 7. Also, the waiter discouraged us from getting pizza because they said it would “take to long” since they were closed on Christmas, then like 10 minutes later a table that came after got pizza and then we saw someone take out pizza. They were nice and looks like they were working hard but this place is very unorganized and inefficient. The food is really really good and this place has potential and it was loudly probably he better on a slower time. We also had small with us so the waiting was made even worse.

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patc
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always exceptional... everyone is treated like a V.I.P.

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RuthB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

La Fourno has been my go-to birthday dinner restaurant for two years! They always take great care of me and my friends, and the waiters and manager are always SO friendly! The food is great, the ambiance is cozy, and it's overall just a great place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Got there later than our 7:45p reservation, but called 20 minutes before to let them know we were running behind. They held our table, but made me feel like it might not be there if it got too busy. Limited, but adequate wine selection. Mediocre service. Had the special (veal chop) - looked amazing, but lacked flavor. Other salmon special ordered by two others was apparently very good! Overall, decent experience....would give it 3.5 stars if I could.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
56 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience1

Googled best Italian in Philly, this came up but I was severely disappointed. We ordered the chickpea bread because it seemed like their special thing, it was dry and gross.

The veal parmigiana was very good. The ambiance isn’t awesome but it’s ok. The service was very good but the shrimp scampi was dry & overcooked. I had booked a party of 10 for a work dinner and cancelled it - better options in Philly in my opinion.

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Fun4AnyCelebration
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as usual. My favorite mushroom appetizer was over the top delicious! The service is excellent and there is no sticker shock.
Parking is an issue but it’s South Street an TOTALLY worth it!

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vipPeterM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I was extremely pleased with our experience. When we arrived, the host was so over the top welcoming us that we were hoping he was going to be our server. We loved his energy. The service was great. The food was delicious.
We were there for a birthday and the host was amazing when it came time to wish and sing a happy birthday he got the entire place to sing Happy Birthday.
We loved it.

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Allison
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food! The gorgonzola gnocchi was amazing! The pizza was delicious as well!

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ExtinctImpala
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great restaurant with outstanding food. Our server was very personable and made our night fun! One tip, the BYOB Friday night does not include beer, wine and liquor (?) only.

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vipBCH23
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I was not impressed by La Fourno. The food is ok, the service is ok, the price is extremely expensive for what you get. And they add 5% if you try to pay with credit card. Way too expensive for the quality of food and wine. We will not be back.

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vipeded
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Long wait for food— over 2 1/2 hours

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JanT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a gem! Great food and service. Personable staff. Excellent wine list. Food was phenomenal.

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GretchenR
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been taking my family abd friends to rhus restaurant for over 15 years. Francis and Al always make it an enjoyabke experience. My husband and Brother in Law LOVE the Veal Parm.

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Riki
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This restaurant was a good choice to meet a friend on a Sunday afternoon. The ambience was perfect and we were very comfortable. The service was excellent and the food very tasty. We would definitely go back again.

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LannaF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing! The service was fantastic and I definitely will be back.

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RichardS
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Their pizza is authentic Italian pizza. Definitely not Dominos!

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vipBarbaraF
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooo delicious! Everything was perfect. Would definitely go back.

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viplemon119
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots. They treat is like family and the food is excellent.

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vipRosie
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

From start to finish, this restaurant did not disappoint. Francis is an asset to your restaurant.

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vipSipandSup
Atlantic City
23 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Good Italian food served in a casual setting. Friendly attentive service and a great value.

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LindsayK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Mauro serving us and he was wonderful, as was the food. Even just their bread was great! I HIGHLY recommend the shrimp scampi, but be sure to show up with an empty stomach. It was a special occasion and the manager as well as Mauro took great care of us and made it a lovely evening. I must have pushed the reservation back three times almost last minute, and they were so kind and accommodating. They even provided a complimentary anti pasta dish of fresh fruit with a balsamic glaze. And THATS NOT ALL! They gave us a complimentary dessert, the La Fourno I believe it was called, Nutella and strawberries in some kind of dough that had a wood fire brick oven taste and it was delicious— this I also highly recommend. It was one of my last nights in the city before I move to Boston, and La Fourno outdid themselves and made the night amazing.

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LaurieF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this restaurant. On South St., fab pizza many options, fab menu - their seafood is so delicious! Portions are good size. Don't miss the Cannolli's or other desserts! Fun, friendly wait staff. Wait on you hand and foot to ensure your comfortable and taken care of! Oh, forgot to mention the generous and varietal cocktails and specials, bon appetite!

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vipSusan
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. I bring my out of town guests here all the time.

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vipTomC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This place flies just under the radar and offers great Italian classics at a pretty good value. The service is great and very attentive. It’s great for impromptu nights out with your significant other. We will be back.

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vipAlsteinnj
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Although the wait staff aim to please, the food was mediocre at best. I had a $28 veal Parmesan that was stringy and very over cooked. Grilled shrimp appetizer was tasty, as was a lobster ravioli, but overall, a very disappointing experience. Will not go back.

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JoanneP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at LaFourno on Friday evening and it was great. We had a party of 8 and everyone got their entrée at the same time, everyone was happy with their meal and the specials. Definitely will return soon. Thank you!

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vipphillyfoodie400plus
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was not bad but it also was just as good as take out style places

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La Fourno Ristorante - Trattoria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 627-9000.

La Fourno Ristorante - Trattoria is rated 4.4 stars by 314 OpenTable diners.