Best American Restaurants in South Philly

The CambridgeThe Cambridge
(138)
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American | South Philly, Philadelphia
Hard Rock Cafe - PhiladelphiaHard Rock Cafe - Philadelphia
(125)
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American | South Philly, Philadelphia
Talula’s GardenTalula’s Garden
(6915)
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American | Washington Square, Philadelphia
Serpico - PhiladelphiaSerpico - Philadelphia
(1237)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
MicaMica
(1191)
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American | Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Bud & Marilyn'sBud & Marilyn's
(2392)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Urban Village Brewing CompanyUrban Village Brewing Company
(30)
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American | Northern Liberties, Philadelphia
Friday Saturday SundayFriday Saturday Sunday
(424)
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Kensington QuartersKensington Quarters
(519)
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American | Fishtown, Philadelphia
HawthornesHawthornes
(95)
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American | Bella Vista, Philadelphia
The RoosterThe Rooster
(142)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
The LoveThe Love
(1033)
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Rose Tattoo CafeRose Tattoo Cafe
(1604)
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American | Art Museum, Philadelphia
Twenty Manning GrillTwenty Manning Grill
(1585)
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Best Italian Restaurants in South Philly

The Victor Cafe - PhiladelphiaThe Victor Cafe - Philadelphia
(2588)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Saloon RestaurantSaloon Restaurant
(934)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Caffe Valentino - PhiladelphiaCaffe Valentino - Philadelphia
(300)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Paradiso - PhiladelphiaParadiso - Philadelphia
(671)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Cucina ForteCucina Forte
(298)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Ralph's Italian RestaurantRalph's Italian Restaurant
(2669)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Popi's Italian RestaurantPopi's Italian Restaurant
(1013)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Pietro's Italian - SouthPietro's Italian - South
(152)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
La NonnaLa Nonna
(103)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Bar AmisBar Amis
(467)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Ambra - PhiladelphiaAmbra - Philadelphia
(82)
$$$$
Italian | Queen Village, Philadelphia
Vetri CucinaVetri Cucina
(1981)
$$$$
Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Casta DivaCasta Diva
(692)
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Italian | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Davio's - PhiladelphiaDavio's - Philadelphia
(2881)
$$$$
Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Bistro RomanoBistro Romano
(2751)
$$$$
Italian | Society Hill, Philadelphia
Porcini - PhiladelphiaPorcini - Philadelphia
(1422)
$$$$
Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Speranza - Westville, New JerseySperanza - Westville, New Jersey
(157)
$$$$
Italian | Westville, Philadelphia
Emma's Cafe And Restaurant - PAEmma's Cafe And Restaurant - PA
(99)
$$$$
Italian | Northeast Philly, Philadelphia

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South Philly Restaurants

BibouBibou
1332 reviews
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French | South Philly, Philadelphia

As always chief pierre outstanding ... More

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NoordNoord
1142 reviews
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Contemporary American | South Philly, Philadelphia

Went to Nord for Brunch on Sunday and I can't say enough. food was unique, plentiful and hot. the service is spot on, the owner greets you and the staff f is very familiar with the menu offerings. Great BYOB but you will need reservations. More

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The Victor Cafe - PhiladelphiaThe Victor Cafe - Philadelphia
2588 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

Absolutely loved the food, the music, the staff, and the ambience. We had a wonderful time and can not wait to return! More

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Saloon RestaurantSaloon Restaurant
934 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

Love dining at Saloon! The food is incredible, the atmosphere is classically South Philly, and the servers are great, we loved Gabrielle. Definitely not cheap, but worth it for a special occasion. Thank you for a lovely evening! More

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BurrataBurrata
143 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

Charming, romantic atmosphere—filled fine Italian food neighborhood gem. With soft Sinatra et. al. background music, it’s like dining in a late 40’s early 50’s movie set. The food and service couldn’t possibly be better! More

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On Point BistroOn Point Bistro
21 reviews
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American | South Philly, Philadelphia

Great place for dinner before any Sports Complex event. We had a party of 14. They were attentive and the food was tasty. More

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LaScala's Birra RestaurantLaScala's Birra Restaurant
39 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

My husband and I stopped here for dinner for a concert in Philadelphia. We were running late for our reservation time and we hit traffic coming in to the city and they were very accommodating in pushing back our reservation. Once we arrived, we were seated immediately and had our food within 20 minutes of being seated. The shared a salad, meatballs and a pizza and the food was fresh and delicious. We were on our way to the concert in no time. A great experience. The seating is a bit tight in the downstairs but they did have an upstairs and we didn’t see that. Otherwise a great spot! More

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FondFond
1244 reviews
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Contemporary American | South Philly, Philadelphia

Amazing food, amazing service - one of the best meals we have had in Philly! So grateful our friend recommended it. Loved everything about it! More

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Popi's Italian RestaurantPopi's Italian Restaurant
1013 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

Excellent Food and Service. I have a customer/Christmas lunch hear for the last 10 years. More

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Market on NinthMarket on Ninth
61 reviews
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Contemporary American | South Philly, Philadelphia

Everything here is amazing. I want to try everything but I simply can’t resist the pork dish and it’s accompaniment of “glass” kale. Can’t wait to return. More

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JNA Institute of Culinary ArtsJNA Institute of Culinary Arts
497 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | South Philly, Philadelphia

Excellent accommodating professional great food great wine selection More

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Caffe Valentino - PhiladelphiaCaffe Valentino - Philadelphia
300 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

The loveliest owners and staff we’ve ever met!! food was very good, classic style Italian. I was a little disappointed with the presentation of the caprese salad which was very unripe tomato slices with mozzarella slices only, no basil or flavored oil. Otherwise a great neighborhood gem and nice spot for dinner with friends! Really can’t say enough wonderful words about Heather, her family and staff!! Will be back! More

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Ralph's Italian RestaurantRalph's Italian Restaurant
2669 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

Excellent veal parm and great service! Food came out pretty quickly, but we also didn't feel rushed. Good cocktails and wine list. Authentic south philly Italian! More

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Anastasi Seafood RestaurantAnastasi Seafood Restaurant
173 reviews
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Seafood | South Philly, Philadelphia

Wow! Met Janet the hostess with the mostest! And Jennifer was a fabulous server! She recommended Dungeness crab 'all the way' and OMG the best crab I have ever eaten! Their shrimp and crab chowder was amazing! Shrimp cocktail was perfect - crisp and cold. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this place! Freshest seafood I have ever eaten! More

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Pietro's Italian - SouthPietro's Italian - South
152 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

The staff is warm and welcoming. The waiter was superb! The service is fast, and very attentive. Party of 4 foodies. We order salads, which are fresh and huge, and 2 different medium pizzas, all delicious. The only suggestion I could make is to find a way to get a crispy crust on the pizza. I was dreaming of a slice of thin crust that will snap, this one is not the crispy type, but the taste was trully delicious. Tip, watch the parking meter, we forgot to post it on the dashboard, got a ticket, BUT the meal and the service was so enjoyable, we didn’t care :) More

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Cucina ForteCucina Forte
298 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

Cuchina Forte is a real gem. The food was so delicious, and the fabled Maria’s gnocchi Was as light as a fluffy cloud. Do try the appetizer gnocchi sampler, you will not be disappointed. A few of us tried the special that night. Tenderloin topped with crab and Gorgonzola... very special. Also their Veal Saltimboca was a real treat with lovely sides. We were a party of 8 and were served by Greg and another waitress. They were both lovely and anticipated our every need. Looking forward to returning. Thank you to all for a lovely meal and evening. More

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Paradiso - PhiladelphiaParadiso - Philadelphia
671 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

Nice bar, food well prepared, and service v good. They need to add a wider variety of wines to the by the glass selection. More

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L'AnimaL'Anima
124 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

Food was delish, it is a BYOB which made it easy and fun. More

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La NonnaLa Nonna
103 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

Love it at La Nonna. Great food. Great service. Low key. Let us talk. More

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Sansom Kabob HouseSansom Kabob House
64 reviews
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Afghan | South Philly, Philadelphia

Delicious as always. I eat at SKH a lot and am always enjoy my meal. There were 5 of us, and we all loved our food and the friendly attentive service. And being a BYO makes it easy on the pocket book. I’ll be back. More

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MoonshineMoonshine
259 reviews
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Contemporary American | South Philly, Philadelphia

Had a great time. Very friendly and efficient service, and the food was outstanding. Really fun vibe. More

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The Palm PhiladelphiaThe Palm Philadelphia
465 reviews
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Steakhouse | South Philly, Philadelphia

Thanks to Jason and Tracey for a great meal and terrific service. Chicken parm, spinach and a side of bacon were definitely worth it. More

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Chickie's & Pete's South PhiladelphiaChickie's & Pete's South Philadelphia
240 reviews
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Seafood | South Philly, Philadelphia

Best Sports Bar I have been in. Watched college football conference championships. Gigantic main screen and too many to count additional large screens. Easy viewing from everywhere inside - huge footprint. Excellent bar food - wings, burgers, fries, pizza - and a wide variety of beers on tap and in bottle (someone at another table ordered a “tower of beer” which we were told was two pitchers). Friendly and quick wait staff. Would be ideal for March Madness or a typical college football Saturday or Pro football Sunday. More

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Warmdaddy'sWarmdaddy's
1848 reviews
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Southern | South Philly, Philadelphia

I took my team there for the first time, as a Christmas outing. They Loved It! The food was great the service was amazing and the entertainment was great! More

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SOMO-South PhillySOMO-South Philly
18 reviews
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Contemporary American | South Philly, Philadelphia

it was sooo nice in somo such a great atmosphere and the food was great!! More

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Bar AmisBar Amis
467 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

The waiter was very understanding of my companion and me overstaying our welcome. We were never rushed. My burger was over cooked and my cauliflower wasn’t crispy. At one point a different waitress came over and asked if I was ok with turkey on my panini. Neither of us ordered a panini. The food cane quickly. I would go back. More

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The CambridgeThe Cambridge
138 reviews
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American | South Philly, Philadelphia

I've been here a few times and the food is always yummy and service was great. Drunk Santa was an added bonus. More

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AcadiaAcadia
6 reviews
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Cajun | South Philly, Philadelphia

Unique authentic cuisine More

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Al ZaytounaAl Zaytouna
33 reviews
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Mediterranean | South Philly, Philadelphia

Great food in this small restaurant. We had a child with us and they were very accommodating. More

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Hard Rock Cafe - PhiladelphiaHard Rock Cafe - Philadelphia
125 reviews
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American | South Philly, Philadelphia

Went there before a concert. Great atmosphere and friendly service More

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South Philly Diners' Choice Winners

South Philly's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
BibouBibou
1332 reviews
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French | South Philly, Philadelphia

As always chief pierre outstanding ... More

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The Victor Cafe - PhiladelphiaThe Victor Cafe - Philadelphia
2588 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

Absolutely loved the food, the music, the staff, and the ambience. We had a wonderful time and can not wait to return! More

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NoordNoord
1142 reviews
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Contemporary American | South Philly, Philadelphia

Went to Nord for Brunch on Sunday and I can't say enough. food was unique, plentiful and hot. the service is spot on, the owner greets you and the staff f is very familiar with the menu offerings. Great BYOB but you will need reservations. More

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Saloon RestaurantSaloon Restaurant
934 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

Love dining at Saloon! The food is incredible, the atmosphere is classically South Philly, and the servers are great, we loved Gabrielle. Definitely not cheap, but worth it for a special occasion. Thank you for a lovely evening! More

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BurrataBurrata
143 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

Charming, romantic atmosphere—filled fine Italian food neighborhood gem. With soft Sinatra et. al. background music, it’s like dining in a late 40’s early 50’s movie set. The food and service couldn’t possibly be better! More

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Market on NinthMarket on Ninth
61 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | South Philly, Philadelphia

Everything here is amazing. I want to try everything but I simply can’t resist the pork dish and it’s accompaniment of “glass” kale. Can’t wait to return. More

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On Point BistroOn Point Bistro
21 reviews
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American | South Philly, Philadelphia

Great place for dinner before any Sports Complex event. We had a party of 14. They were attentive and the food was tasty. More

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FondFond
1244 reviews
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Contemporary American | South Philly, Philadelphia

Amazing food, amazing service - one of the best meals we have had in Philly! So grateful our friend recommended it. Loved everything about it! More

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LaScala's Birra RestaurantLaScala's Birra Restaurant
39 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

My husband and I stopped here for dinner for a concert in Philadelphia. We were running late for our reservation time and we hit traffic coming in to the city and they were very accommodating in pushing back our reservation. Once we arrived, we were seated immediately and had our food within 20 minutes of being seated. The shared a salad, meatballs and a pizza and the food was fresh and delicious. We were on our way to the concert in no time. A great experience. The seating is a bit tight in the downstairs but they did have an upstairs and we didn’t see that. Otherwise a great spot! More

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Popi's Italian RestaurantPopi's Italian Restaurant
1013 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

Excellent Food and Service. I have a customer/Christmas lunch hear for the last 10 years. More

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Discover South Philly

South Philadelphia is a bustling, diverse neighborhood that reflects the best of what the city has to offer, and its food is no exception. Many of the city’s most iconic foods can trace their roots here. Of course, no visit to Philly is complete without a classic cheesesteak, invented in this part of town by Pat Olivieri in 1930. In fact, Italian-Americans living in South Philadelphia have been a driving force behind the city’s food culture, popularizing favorites like pizza and water ice. You can visit the Italian Market area for a sampling of some of the city’s specialty foods from quality meats and produce to baked goods and gelato. If Vietnamese food is what you’re after, this neighborhood is also home to plenty of authentic dishes like pho and banh mi.