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Best American Restaurants in Old City Philadelphia

City TavernCity Tavern
(1710)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
Red Owl TavernRed Owl Tavern
(719)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
La PegLa Peg
(621)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
National MechanicsNational Mechanics
(65)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
Craftsman Row SaloonCraftsman Row Saloon
(160)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
The GaslightThe Gaslight
(153)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
Common Wealth Old CityCommon Wealth Old City
(181)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
JJ BootleggersJJ Bootleggers
(34)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
Six Feet UnderSix Feet Under
(53)
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American | Old City, Philadelphia
Vernick Food & DrinkVernick Food & Drink
(1489)
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Talula’s GardenTalula’s Garden
(6067)
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American | Washington Square, Philadelphia
JansenJansen
(752)
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American | Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Serpico - PhiladelphiaSerpico - Philadelphia
(1077)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
MicaMica
(1055)
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American | Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Bud & Marilyn'sBud & Marilyn's
(1931)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Urban Village Brewing CompanyUrban Village Brewing Company
(14)
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American | Northern Liberties, Philadelphia
Friday Saturday SundayFriday Saturday Sunday
(189)
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Kensington QuartersKensington Quarters
(415)
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American | Fishtown, Philadelphia
HawthornesHawthornes
(75)
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American | Bella Vista, Philadelphia
Rooster  Soup Co.Rooster Soup Co.
(83)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
The LoveThe Love
(375)
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Rose Tattoo CafeRose Tattoo Cafe
(1502)
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American | Art Museum, Philadelphia
Twenty Manning GrillTwenty Manning Grill
(1456)
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Best Italian Restaurants in Old City Philadelphia

La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
(1265)
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
PanoramaPanorama
(1642)
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Spasso Italian Grill - PhiladelphiaSpasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
(1347)
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Positano Coast by Aldo LambertiPositano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
(1860)
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
LaScala's - PhiladelphiaLaScala's - Philadelphia
(1940)
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
CapofittoCapofitto
(230)
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia
Ambra - PhiladelphiaAmbra - Philadelphia
(37)
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Italian | Queen Village, Philadelphia
Vetri CucinaVetri Cucina
(1776)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
The Victor CafeThe Victor Cafe
(2207)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Saloon RestaurantSaloon Restaurant
(762)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Santucci's Pizza - Italian MarketSantucci's Pizza - Italian Market
(33)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Casta DivaCasta Diva
(610)
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Italian | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Root Restaurant + Wine BarRoot Restaurant + Wine Bar
(248)
$$$$
Italian | Fishtown, Philadelphia
Davio's - PhiladelphiaDavio's - Philadelphia
(2642)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Bistro RomanoBistro Romano
(2480)
$$$$
Italian | Society Hill, Philadelphia
Porcini - PhiladelphiaPorcini - Philadelphia
(1313)
$$$$
Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Caffe Valentino - PhiladelphiaCaffe Valentino - Philadelphia
(267)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Speranza - Westville, New JerseySperanza - Westville, New Jersey
(94)
$$$$
Italian | Westville, Philadelphia
Emma's Cafe And Restaurant - PAEmma's Cafe And Restaurant - PA
(73)
$$$$
Italian | Northeast Philly, Philadelphia

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Old City Locals Are Talking About
What are some fun things to do in Old City?
Enjoy the eclectic mix of 18th, 19th, and 20th century architecture!
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What’s the dining scene like in Old City?
Some of the best restaurants in the city are found in Old City. Amada, like Zahav, Han Dynasty, and others, cannot be missed!
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What do you love most about Old City?
I love the easy access to great museums and restaurants.
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Old City Philadelphia Restaurants

ZahavZahav
6245 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Old City, Philadelphia

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La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
1265 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

We celebrated our 30 year wedding anniversary. The food, service & ambiance we all fabulous. Highly recommend! More

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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaBuddakan - Philadelphia
7764 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

The service was quick and so friendly. The menu selection was great and we enjoyed everything we had! (Including the cocktails!) More

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CapofittoCapofitto
230 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Great find, took a bit of searching due to a fire in a neighboring building earlier this year that had part of the street closed. Great menu (butter lettuce salad - simple but delicious) and excellent gelato selection! Friendly waitstaff too. More

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Royal BoucherieRoyal Boucherie
176 reviews
$$$$
French | Old City, Philadelphia

What a wonderful dinner. The food, the wine, and the service was friendly and helpful. Definitely will return. More

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Amada PHLAmada PHL
6411 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

Have eaten here several times when in Philadelphia on business, and it never disappoints. Unpretentious but the food is very high quality. Its a great place to come with a group; you can order lots of tapas and a paella. You all share the tapas while you wait for the paella which takes 35 min or so but is worth the wait (we had the chicken and chorizo one on this visit, and it was delicious!). Their Sangria is great, wines are also very good. My only complaint this time was that the seating at our table for six was two long benches, like a picnic table, three people on each side of the table, but the benches were unbelievably heavy and thus difficult to position/adjust! So it was a bit of a struggle as our group sat down, trying to get the benches positioned in the right spot so that everyone was comfortable. But once we were settled, very good time had by all, nice, attentive service. More

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The Plough and the StarsThe Plough and the Stars
454 reviews
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International | Old City, Philadelphia

The food here is consistently good and I love the fireplace. As well, they welcome children, which is always a bonus. More

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Fork Restaurant - PhiladelphiaFork Restaurant - Philadelphia
3423 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Overall a really fantastic meal. We were brought a few small hors d’oeuvres prior to our main meal which was a nice surprise. We did the tasting menu which allows for you to pick one item from each category on the menu, and all of the food was fantastic. My only criticism is that we arrived about 2 minutes early for our reservation and had to sit at the bar/order a drink while waiting about 20 minutes for them to begin seating tables. Other than that, the service was wonderful. More

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Lucha CartelLucha Cartel
278 reviews
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Mexican | Old City, Philadelphia

Great atmosphere! Nice drinks.. food is ridiculously delicious! More

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FARMiCiAFARMiCiA
2952 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Have dined here several times and have always had a pleasurable experience. Great food and excellent service. Very attentive. More

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High Street on MarketHigh Street on Market
500 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great little restaurant. The food was excellent, service very good. Very nice atmosphere, busy but not loud. Definitely will go back. More

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Spasso Italian Grill - PhiladelphiaSpasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
1347 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

My food was great and our waiter was very polite and attentive. Definitely would recommend for a date if you’re okay with paying around $20 a plate. More

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Ariana - PhilaAriana - Phila
38 reviews
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Afghan | Old City, Philadelphia

A nice meal was had. A family run restaurant that clearly cares about the food and service. Different cuisine that seemed a mix between Middle Eastern and east Indian. I enjoyed our meal. I would come back again. More

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum BarCuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
3312 reviews
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Cuban | Old City, Philadelphia

The two of us loved the Passionfruit and Coconut Mojitos! The menu offered many choices and the food and desserts were absolutely delicious. More

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Marmont SteakhouseMarmont Steakhouse
920 reviews
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Steakhouse | Old City, Philadelphia

Sat outside...fantastic night...great service and very reasonably priced. More

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PanoramaPanorama
1642 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Fantastic. Everything was just fantastic. Went here for our anniversary. We had not been in 4 years and were anxious to see the remodel and try the new menu. IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT! The service was prompt, friendly, and professional - offering us two nice-sized glasses of proseco to kick off our celebration. The appetizers were to die for. Fresh burrata with grilled avocado and a raw honey sauce - perfect texture and flavor balance - and a waygu meatball on a ricotta pie - incredibly flavorful, I could have licked the sauce from the plate. The entrees were the right portion and stunning - both visually and in taste. My lamb shoulder agrodolce tortellini with sunchoke and black garlic pesto was one of the best meals I have had in the city. Also, need to mention the focaccia and pesto served with the meal were perfect morsels, salty and herbaceous, but not detracting from the rest of the food. I would buy the pesto by the gallon. Finally, the wine setup and offerings are impeccable. So much to choose from and a knowledgeable staff. GO HERE! NOW! More

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Positano Coast by Aldo LambertiPositano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
1860 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Everything was absolutely perfect. The waiter, food, presentation and ambiance couldn't have been better. More

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La PegLa Peg
621 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Saturday night La Peg was surprisingly empty; therefore, it was quieter than usual. The food was good as it was the previous time we dined there when it was quite noisy. Service was excellent. My dinner had a Southern touch with grits, beacon and collard greens, and I have developed a taste for grits after this meal. We all enjoyed our dinner at La Peg and will return again. More

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Wister BYOBWister BYOB
298 reviews
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Caitlyn renewed our faith in Wister. Great server. Ask for her. More

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LaScala's - PhiladelphiaLaScala's - Philadelphia
1940 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Great location for us tourists. Staff were friendly. Food was ok. Almost like they were pre ready made. More

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Garden Restaurant at The Barnes FoundationGarden Restaurant at The Barnes Foundation
8 reviews
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Farm-to-table | Old City, Philadelphia

We were looking for a healthier option in the art museum area for lunch on a Monday and we couldn't have made a better choice. Lovely menu in a very comfortable and inviting space. More

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The Olde BarThe Olde Bar
348 reviews
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

It was great find! Was looking for good seafood & It was amazing! If you’re looking for a classic taste & feel. This is it. More

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City TavernCity Tavern
1710 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Delightful and the staff so helpful. I had a reservation but was seated in a non reservation area because I only had a cocktail. The staff helped with a request. Will come back again. More

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Common Wealth Old CityCommon Wealth Old City
181 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Friendly, attentive staff, great food and specialty drinks. Would definitely recommend! I had the Seared Scallops small plates and it had 4 large scallops over sweet corn hotcakes with a delicious branded apple bacon cream sauce which was out of this world. More

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Karma Restaurant & BarKarma Restaurant & Bar
153 reviews
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Indian | Old City, Philadelphia

I ordered Chicken tikka masala and paneer butter masala and both were amazing. We order chicken tandoori for appetizer that was little dry. We also took goat curry as a take out for my dad which he enjoyed very much. 5 out of 5 for chicken tikka masala. Yes, we had karma spicy 👌 More

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Red Owl TavernRed Owl Tavern
719 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

The infused bourbon cocktail was fantastic. My pork porterhouse was great. And they serve an excellent burger. The atmosphere was sophisticated yet cozy. Bartender was nice and helpful. More

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National MechanicsNational Mechanics
65 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Excellent service! The friendliest people we have encountered in Philly! Great drink menu, “cocktail of the day” was interesting and refreshing. Had to order the giant pretzel. We were all pleased with our meals: salad, burger and lamb. Atmosphere was cool, not too loud. More

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Zento Sushi Restaurant and Sake BarZento Sushi Restaurant and Sake Bar
412 reviews
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Sushi | Old City, Philadelphia

Read ambience perfect sushi a great service More

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Six Feet UnderSix Feet Under
53 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Such an amazing meal! Cant say enough about how good the food is! Never disappointed More

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Craftsman Row SaloonCraftsman Row Saloon
160 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

The restaurant, the service, and the food was awesome. I will definitely be going back! More

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Vista PeruVista Peru
26 reviews
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Peruvian | Old City, Philadelphia

Delicious and interesting food in a space with beautiful touches Service was excellent and the welcome warm from all. Great new choice! More

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The GaslightThe Gaslight
153 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Stumbled upon this gem looking for a place to have dinner after the flower show. Everything about it was great! From the gentleman who seated us to our waitress who was training someone-the people were friendly and nice! Going to a random place that is a bar atmosphere, you never know what to expect from the food. Let me tell you this place has quality food that is prepared excellent! The salads were fresh, the wings cooked perfectly, and the burgers juicy and delicious! Oh and try the nachos!!!! More

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Chez BenChez Ben
6 reviews
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French | Old City, Philadelphia

Very chic place. I liked the decor. The servers were friendly and attentive. I wish they had more selection on the menu but what we ordered was delicious. I’m not much of a muscles girl but theirs was YUM. maybe it’s because it was some sweeter sauce as opposed to red sauce. Chicken pate was delicious and they actually give a decent amount. Duck was delicious and the salmon was made well. I would definitely will be coming back. More

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JJ BootleggersJJ Bootleggers
34 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food, drinks and service. More

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DiNardo's Famous SeafoodDiNardo's Famous Seafood
1310 reviews
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Food was okay. Interior could use a redo. Service was exceptional! Haven't been to a restaurant where the wait staff was so pleasant and went out of their way to get everything you needed. More

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Old City Philadelphia Diners' Choice Winners

Old City Philadelphia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
ZahavZahav
6245 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Old City, Philadelphia

Lived up to high expectations More

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La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
1265 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

We celebrated our 30 year wedding anniversary. The food, service & ambiance we all fabulous. Highly recommend! More

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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaBuddakan - Philadelphia
7764 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

The service was quick and so friendly. The menu selection was great and we enjoyed everything we had! (Including the cocktails!) More

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CapofittoCapofitto
230 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Great find, took a bit of searching due to a fire in a neighboring building earlier this year that had part of the street closed. Great menu (butter lettuce salad - simple but delicious) and excellent gelato selection! Friendly waitstaff too. More

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Amada PHLAmada PHL
6411 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

Have eaten here several times when in Philadelphia on business, and it never disappoints. Unpretentious but the food is very high quality. Its a great place to come with a group; you can order lots of tapas and a paella. You all share the tapas while you wait for the paella which takes 35 min or so but is worth the wait (we had the chicken and chorizo one on this visit, and it was delicious!). Their Sangria is great, wines are also very good. My only complaint this time was that the seating at our table for six was two long benches, like a picnic table, three people on each side of the table, but the benches were unbelievably heavy and thus difficult to position/adjust! So it was a bit of a struggle as our group sat down, trying to get the benches positioned in the right spot so that everyone was comfortable. But once we were settled, very good time had by all, nice, attentive service. More

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FARMiCiAFARMiCiA
2952 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Have dined here several times and have always had a pleasurable experience. Great food and excellent service. Very attentive. More

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Fork Restaurant - PhiladelphiaFork Restaurant - Philadelphia
3423 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Overall a really fantastic meal. We were brought a few small hors d’oeuvres prior to our main meal which was a nice surprise. We did the tasting menu which allows for you to pick one item from each category on the menu, and all of the food was fantastic. My only criticism is that we arrived about 2 minutes early for our reservation and had to sit at the bar/order a drink while waiting about 20 minutes for them to begin seating tables. Other than that, the service was wonderful. More

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Lucha CartelLucha Cartel
278 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Old City, Philadelphia

Great atmosphere! Nice drinks.. food is ridiculously delicious! More

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Royal BoucherieRoyal Boucherie
176 reviews
$$$$
French | Old City, Philadelphia

What a wonderful dinner. The food, the wine, and the service was friendly and helpful. Definitely will return. More

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High Street on MarketHigh Street on Market
500 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great little restaurant. The food was excellent, service very good. Very nice atmosphere, busy but not loud. Definitely will go back. More

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