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About La Fourno Ristorante - Trattoria

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.

636 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Open Monday - Sunday
Closed for Lunch Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Lunch: Thursday - Sunday starting at 11:30am
Dinner: Monday - Sunday starting at 5:00pm

Cross Street:
7th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 627-9000

Website:
http://www.lafourno.com/

Catering:
Catering options are available, please contact the restaurant directly for details.

Parking Details:
There are many parking options. Among them is Patriot Parking on 7th between South and Bainbridge (only a half block away).

Executive Chef:
Al Grafstrom

Private Party Facilities:
We offer a private dining room complete with a beautiful fireplace and lovely chandelier. This beautiful room is the perfect place for rehearsal dinners, birthday and holiday parties, bridal showers, christenings and office functions. The room seats up to 42 people and we can tailor a menu to your specific needs.

Private Party Contact:
Al Grafstrom: (215) 627-9000

Additional:
Banquet, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Live piano on weekend nights.

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Details
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 9:00PM

La Fourno Ristorante - Trattoria Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (4)
Casual (4)
Cozy (4)
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Kid-friendly (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for a Date (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Romantic (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was very good. We had a party of 6. The 3 appetizers and 4 entrees were all great.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Nicely prepared dishes served in a very casual setting.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was delicious as usual. We finally had all of our adult children & wives together for dinner!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The Service was great, they found the best table in the place for us. The wine list was limited and we chose a light red that was OK, my friends salad looked great and my prosciutto & melon was good, but not great. However both our main courses were poor, my friends shrimp were tasteless unless you count the garlic, and my chicken with ham and cheese was again somewhat tasteless, and possibly a bit over cooked (although that may be the style) We left half of our meals and skipped dessert.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Wonderful service from the minute we stepped in. Charming ambiance and delicious food. We'll be back.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Good, go-to location for an authentic Italian dinner ... easily accessible on South Street.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 30, 2017

This review may be a bit unfair; I was not pleased with the food and was surprised by the recommendations seen on OpenTable.

The restaurant offered a wide range of pizza and pasta and some mains. The starters were good. We ordered the special, a shrimp risotto, that truly disappointed. Although the wine list was limited, it was good.

Service was genuine, friendly and consistent.

Go there for the pizza and maybe the pasta and for a fun neighborhood night.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Best Authentic Italian Restuarant in South Philly. Service is always on point.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

A nice little Italian spot off the tourist grid. Huge portions and a great value. The staff makes the restaurant experience, could not have been nicer and goes hand in hand with the comfort food served. There r a lot of choices in Philly but this little Italian spot was worth the walk.

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Unbelievable, tasty, elegant, personal, just awesome food. I've been twice now, and will be back soon.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Food and service were excellent as always - quirky but always fun - BYOB for wine on Wednesday makes a good deal even better

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic, Romantic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 27, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant in the city. The food is always great, the service is the best, and the price is perfect.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Wonderful, as always. We've been coming for about three years and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2017

surprisingly very good food, excellent menu, lots of choices, excellent thin crust pizza, shrimp appetizer was amazing, risotto not so good

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Fantastic dinner here on Saturday night with friends! Delicious food! Highly recommend!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Love this place, I have been going for years. The owner is almost always on site and so welcoming. We went there for my daughters Confirmation Dinner Party, service as always great as well as the food. My children have been going there since babies.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Delicious food!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 13, 2017

A lovely neighborhood spot. Great food, friendly attentive service. This is a gem!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We had 6 adults, 2 kids and 1 toddler and the waitstaff was very nice! A man who I think was the manager, when we asked if they had plastic cups, offered to go next door and get a paper cup with a lid for my 2.5 yr old to drink out of. We brought wine but they only do BYO on Wednesdays and Fridays...however for those that wanted a drink, they had a great list to choose from. we sat upstairs in a large room that we had mostly to ourselves-except for one couple (sorry for the noise)! Overall, I think everyone enjoyed their dishes and family time!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Pizza, Panini, and Pasta mostly. reasonable beer & wine choices. Good service and very friendly.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Outstanding service, fabulous food. Casual atmosphere. I would definitely recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 18, 2017

This was an excellent restaurant on South Street. The food is great and the service is unbelievable. We had as friendly a waiter as I've ever had. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 16, 2017

This is my favorite Italian restaurant in the city. The service is excellent and the food is beyond amazing. The veal parm is the best!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The owners and staff were very friendly and fun people. We had an enjoyable experience but the food is just OK. And the cocktails were not great.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Food & service was excellent wait staff was very friendly

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2017

We had a wonderful time. The food was good, the service was warm and friendly!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Food was great and the price was even better. Will definitely go back repeatedly and become best friends with the staff.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2017

I had a surprise birthday party here for a friend. We had 14 people and the staff at the restaurant was great! They got in on the surprise and were really wonderful to us. We were seated upstairs and we were mostly alone except for two other couples (who probably couldn't hear each other talk because we were so loud - sorry!) Food was good, atmosphere good. Overall we enjoyed it a lot - and great that they are BYOW (Wine) on Wednesday and Friday.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Amazing dining experience! It's a small space on South Street, but you are greated warmly immediately upon walking in. You can byo wine on Friday which is a huge plus, but they have a full bar if needed. The salad was crisp and fresh and my chicken parm was delicious.

They give you plenty of time to enjoy your wine. This place blows away some other "famous" Italian places in both food and service. Check it out you won't be disappointed.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Another fine meal at La Fourno. We dined early on New Year's Eve. No price fixed gouging menus here. They offered their regular menu along with some daily specials. We love the food and the great service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Great little place in South Philly! We really enjoyed our meal, which was the arugula salad, the house specialty bread, and the veal Parmesan. They didn't hold back on the flavors, but it was the amazing service that sets this place apart. It really was a wonderful and warm experience, and we plan to visit again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Traveled to Philly to see the Eagles game. Husband loves Italian and I found La Fourno based on reviews. Surpassed our expectations. From the moment we walked in the door and were greeted by the owner to the song he chose specifically for me and all the way to the dance by Francis as he cooked our banana foster, they made us feel at home. The food was just as amazing and the people and the price! We will come here Everytime we are in Philly!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Wonderful food and fantastic service for my 30th birthday celebration!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2016

We were a party of 10, the service was excellent. I have been in this restaurant several times and the owner always makes it a point of making sure the customers needs are met. I LOVE THIS RESTAURANT!
The best veal parmigiana anywhere! An added bonus is that Friday night is byuob(wine Only!-) there is a wine and spirits dwn the street. Go here you will not be dissappointed

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 12, 2016

Mauro was a very conscientious server and the food was excellent!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2016

This was our second visit to La Fourno and we were not disappointed. We were welcomed personally by the owner, who checked on us throughout the evening to make sure everything was going well. The wait staff was friendly and helpful with their recommendations. Food was delicious and portions generous. We will definitely be back again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Outstanding Value, Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Wonderful!we left with smiles on our faces and delicious tastes in our mouths. Family owned and operated - authentic recipes and cool vibe! We will be back!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed our dining experience very much the food was delicious and cooked to order. The selection was very good and the value was good. We will definitely frequent La Fourno and recommend it very highly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2016

Great Italian food. House salad is overpriced. We will definitely dine there again

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2016

This is my favorite restaurant in the city. The food is always fabulous, and the service is excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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