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Experience the best and freshest produce, never frozen and cooked-to-order, with our homemade pasta dishes, seafood selections, and nightly specials.
Do not forget to BYOB your fave wine, Rose or Prosecco.
And make sure to end the night with something sweet from our "impossible-to-pass on" desserts. Make your reservation today!
We are a BYOB and encourage you to bring your favorite wine or beer (or spirit for your favorite mixers!) to enjoy with us. Nonalcoholic mixers are prohibited as we provide them.
Please include babies and children in your number of guests.
We have high chairs, a changing table, and kid menus available!
Outside food is prohibited. If interested in bringing a dessert, please contact us about our policy.
Please note that we can only accept 3 credit cards per check. An automatic 20% gratuity is added to all parties.
OUTDOOR DINING is weather permitting. Umbrellas are available, but do not protect against heavy rain. Heat lamps are not guaranteed.
PLEASE NOTE: Multiple reservations made for the same party cannot be seated together. To book large parties that are not available by default on OpenTable, please contact the restaurant directly.
When booking, party size should encompass total number of guests, including children. We try our best to accommodate special requests, however they are not guaranteed.
The vibe and energy from the lounge is fueled by live vocalists, while the bar and lounge serve crave-worthy cocktails that keeps guests returning to us time and time again.
We have delectable food that you fall in love with and will bring comfort to you, from our meat lovers to our vegans. We do reservations, groups, take-out, delivery, catering, waiter service, and maintain a great family environment.
Ralph's now accepts credit cards.
Ralph's since 1900. Ralph's is owned and operated by the fourth generation of the ORIGINAL Dispigno family, insuring that you will receive the same great food and high quality service that has been a Ralph's tradition for over 100 years! With help from the fifth and sixth generations, Ralph's Italian Restaurant is the Oldest Italian Restaurant in America.
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Date Night ExperienceAncient Spirits & GrilleCenter City$175.00 per personReserve
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Wine Cellar ExperienceBistro RomanoSociety Hill$125.00 per personReserve
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Exclusive Offer on these Premium Meats!Gyu-Kaku - Philadelphia, PAArt Museum$45.00 per personReserve
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Super Fun Summer Supper!Pumpkin BYOBRittenhouse Square$35.00 per personReserve
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3 course Power Lunch menuDavio's- King of PrussiaKing of Prussia$32.00 per personReserve
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NEW! Ultimate Celebratory 5-Course DinnerThe Melting Pot - King of PrussiaKing of Prussia$78.00 per personReserve
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Happy Hour Wednesday-FridayThe Edge Restaurant & BarJackson$10.00 per personReserve
See what locals rave about in South Philly
- OTOpenTable Diner1 review5.0Dined 4 days agoWe came as we had seen Marcus Samuelsson feature the restaurant on his PBS show. My husband is from Abruzze so he was thrilled. Meredith was our Server and was very professional. We had calamari and pasta dishes that were absolutely divine. Overall a lovely experience.More infoLe Virtu$$$$• Italian• East Passyunk Avenue•4.8
- OTOpenTable DinerAtlanta Metro •4 reviews5.0Dined 7 days agoEverything was delish! I had the onion soup, beet salad with goat cheese, and trout! My friend had the Lamb shank which was soooo tender and flavorful. My hubby had the NY strip which was amazing as well! Our server Rosario was wonderful, gave us good recommendations! We had no room for dessert but wish we could...I recommend 100%!More infoParc$$$$• French• Rittenhouse Square•4.8
- MTMichaelT1 review5.0Dined on May 20, 2023Very good Indian food in South Philly, get a lot of food for the price. Also very friendly staff/waiter.More infoThe Palace of Indian$$$$• Indian• South Philly•4.7
- JWJeremyWTampa / Central Florida West •9 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023Service was excellent. Our server made great suggestions and the food was delicious. Short ribs were amazing and the beer battered squash appetizer is a must have.More infoThe Love$$$$• American• Rittenhouse Square•4.8
- SDShannonDPhiladelphia / New Jersey Suburbs •2 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023Our first time at Noir! TJ was our server with a friendly attitude and fantastic service! I had the chicken Marsala which was the best I’ve ever had and my son had the maple glazed salmon. It was cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth! We will definitely be returning! Thank youMore infoNoir$$$$• Italian• East Passyunk Avenue•4.8
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