The food here was very average. The staff was lovely & it's pretty & comfortable. Great location near the hospital
Well, Chef was accommodating, allowed a switch of fettuccine with lemon risotto. Waitress forgot our appetizer. Slow despite only 1-2 others in restaurant. Ok for a hotel restaurant but wouldn't be my choice for dinner out. Worked out to be convenient before a nearby concert and we were staying at the hotel.
When. I booked the reservation through Open Table the manager contacted me to request a credit card to hold the reservation. This was understandable since it was commencement weekend. She was very polite and when I needed
Though conveniently located next to the Penn campus, this restaurant fails in almost every regard. The food was essentially Olive Garden food at fine dining prices. Understaffing left the service slow and inattentive (though certainly friendly). Paint was peeling off the walls next to our table and the bathrooms were disgusting. If you are staying at the hotel and want a nightcap in the bar, this would probably be fine. Otherwise, avoid this one. It's probably the single worst value in University City.
There were three of us - one entree was cold, one was warm but not hot and the chicken piccata had no taste. We did send the cold one back. It was hard to get the waiter's attention to send the food back. I will not return.
I don't typically leave negative reviews but the quality of the good was disappointing - quite salty and we had to send the risotto back. The wait person was attentive and helpful. Too expensive for what we got.
Hope things improve ...
Food was delicious but some dishes like the pasta were extremely small and some of us left hungry.
The food comes out fast but service was very slow. The taste of food was good but not worth the Monday. Sides were $8 and we received 4 asparagus stems - ridiculous!
Ice tea is from a mix! Yuck! McDonalds has fresh brewed .
It's typical hotel food / was disappointed based on reviews I read.
Hard to carry on a conversation here... the acoustics make it difficult to enjoy your friends.
Really excellent handmade pasta and a great wine list. We dined here because we had tickets for the Annenberg Center across the street. It's a little pricey but you can't beat the convenience.
I felt like my Italian gonna was in the back, the pasta was THAT fresh and tasty.
Excellent find in University City area of Philadelphia. Great spot for lunch - especially if conducting business. Great food and great service.
The portions were very small for the high prices and my steak was way overdone. The waiter never came to check to see how the food was or how my steak was done. When we finally flagged him down they took the steak back to redo ( at MR). By the time it was returned, my dinner companions were finished. My squash and "crisp" brussel sprouts were cold and soggy. No manager came by to apologize or offer to comp a drink or dessert. Won't dine there again.
Service was terrible, inattentive
Great wine and fun/tasty appetizers. Nice atmosphere and pretty good parking depending on when you plan your reservations.
For the ribeye steak I ordered, medium rare was not really medium rare. Some burnt meat. Crispy calamari was very good. Overpriced.
We were very pleased with the exceptionally delicious dinner; perfect service (helpful, attentive but not overbearing) quiet spot.Glad we chose this restaurant.
There were plenty of available tables during our early Monday night dinner; this restaurant is more attractive than that statistic might suggest. Interesting wine list, but nothing noteworthy in the draft beers. The mushroom bruschetta was excellent; the scallops entrée was a bit meagre (three scallops).
I had the scallop special and it was just okay and not very flavorful.
The espresso dessert was nice, but not very flavorful either.
I like that you can order 1.5 glasses of wine.
Everything about our dinner was great. The chef and server took great care that I got exclusively gluten free pasta. It was boiled in a separate pot from my husband's. He had a bolognese pasta. The Nutella cake was superb. We always enjoy our dinner at Penne.