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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.7

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Authentic (6)
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Casual (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Special Occasion (5)
Romantic (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Business Meals (1)
Fun (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Good for a Date (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife and another couple had lunch. The food was excellent, chicken parmagiana and veal parmigiana. We also had the tiger shrimp appetizer. Also excellent. The service was superb.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Stopped for the second time and was just as pleased. Wonderful meals, staff who aim to please. Thank you!

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Really great find. We made a reservation last minute for a party of 16 and they were able to accommodate us! We had a great table upstairs in front of the fire and the service was incredible, despite the fact that we were such a large group. Good food, really nice servers

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Francis is a fabulous host! He and the servers treat you like family.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

A lovely meal in a friendly atmosphere. Our server, Francis, was charming and very attentive. Their Veal Parm has been rated the Best in Philadelphia, and certainly deserves the title. We will be coming back often. Certainly one of the best restaurants that South Street has to offer!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2018

One of the things not mentioned is the great music here ! It is the little - heard music of The Great American Songbook. It can be heard outside on South Street and of course inside as well .

Tags: Hot Spot, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great place to eat! Friendly staff and great food! I love this place!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Our neighborhood favorite! The ambiance and service are second to none . Highly recommend La Fourno to everyone .

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fabulous food and service as always. The perfect choice for a New Year's Eve dinner with friends!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a large group and they were very accommodating and treated us like gold. The bread, pizza and appetizers were all amazing. I recommend sticking with these items and the pastas-our group was less impressed with some of the other meat entrees, but everything was still quite good. They seated us to ourselves in the upstairs room and it was super cozy with a fireplace and a nice bar. Definitely a great place to go if you have a large group of people. Everyone had a great time and really enjoyed it. Tiramisu is top notch! The polenta appetizer was also amazing and something you don't see every day. The entrees were pretty big, so consider sharing if you are also getting appetizers and salads.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always great food and service!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always have an excellent meal at this restaurant. Service is great, food very good, highly recommend it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I took a girl here for a date and was immediately welcomed by who I believe was the owner. The service was fanatastic, the food delicious, and the portions generous. I think i found my go-to place when I'm downtown.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Cozy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 23, 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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