Best American Restaurants in South Philly

The CambridgeThe Cambridge
(90)
$$$$
American | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 16 times today
Vernick Food & DrinkVernick Food & Drink
(1432)
$$$$
American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Booked 80 times today
Talula’s GardenTalula’s Garden
(5818)
$$$$
American | Washington Square, Philadelphia
Booked 146 times today
JansenJansen
(687)
$$$$
American | Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Booked 22 times today
Rooster  Soup Co.Rooster Soup Co.
(43)
$$$$
American | Center City, Philadelphia
Booked 12 times today
Serpico - PhiladelphiaSerpico - Philadelphia
(1010)
$$$$
American | Center City, Philadelphia
Booked 35 times today
MicaMica
(1015)
$$$$
American | Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Booked 14 times today
Bud & Marilyn'sBud & Marilyn's
(1676)
$$$$
American | Center City, Philadelphia
Booked 174 times today
HawthornesHawthornes
(72)
$$$$
American | Bella Vista, Philadelphia
Booked 4 times today
Kensington QuartersKensington Quarters
(356)
$$$$
American | Fishtown, Philadelphia
Booked 19 times today
Marathon - 19th & SpruceMarathon - 19th & Spruce
(249)
$$$$
American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Booked 10 times today
Rose Tattoo CafeRose Tattoo Cafe
(1445)
$$$$
American | Art Museum, Philadelphia
Booked 9 times today
Friday Saturday SundayFriday Saturday Sunday
(98)
$$$$
American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Booked 52 times today
Front Street CafeFront Street Cafe
(258)
$$$$
American | Northern Liberties, Philadelphia
Booked 3 times today
The Butcher BarThe Butcher Bar
(389)
$$$$
American | Center City, Philadelphia
Booked 44 times today

Best Italian Restaurants in South Philly

Saloon RestaurantSaloon Restaurant
(695)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 43 times today
The Victor CafeThe Victor Cafe
(2058)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 31 times today
Santucci's Pizza - Italian MarketSantucci's Pizza - Italian Market
(22)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Caffe Valentino - PhiladelphiaCaffe Valentino - Philadelphia
(254)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 6 times today
Paradiso - PhiladelphiaParadiso - Philadelphia
(636)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 2 times today
Bar OneBar One
(42)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Cucina ForteCucina Forte
(238)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 8 times today
Ralph's Italian RestaurantRalph's Italian Restaurant
(2294)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 50 times today
Popi's Italian RestaurantPopi's Italian Restaurant
(866)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 4 times today
Francoluigi's High Note CaféFrancoluigi's High Note Café
(291)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 1 time today
La NonnaLa Nonna
(45)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 21 times today
Bar AmisBar Amis
(375)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 13 times today
Vetri CucinaVetri Cucina
(1722)
$$$$
Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Booked 33 times today
Casta DivaCasta Diva
(577)
$$$$
Italian | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Booked 18 times today
Root Restaurant + Wine BarRoot Restaurant + Wine Bar
(204)
$$$$
Italian | Fishtown, Philadelphia
Booked 12 times today
Davio's - PhiladelphiaDavio's - Philadelphia
(2535)
$$$$
Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Booked 93 times today
Bistro RomanoBistro Romano
(2360)
$$$$
Italian | Society Hill, Philadelphia
Booked 65 times today
Porcini - PhiladelphiaPorcini - Philadelphia
(1249)
$$$$
Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Booked 21 times today
Little Nonna'sLittle Nonna's
(1813)
$$$$
Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Booked 110 times today
Speranza - Westville, New JerseySperanza - Westville, New Jersey
(70)
$$$$
Italian | Westville, Philadelphia
Booked 5 times today
Amis - PhiladelphiaAmis - Philadelphia
(2884)
$$$$
Italian | Washington Square, Philadelphia
Booked 121 times today

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South Philly Locals Are Talking About
What do locals love about South Philly?
You can easily walk to several restaurants and theater district !
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Walk to Art Museum, run up the Rocky steps and take a photo next to statue from Rocky 3
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What do locals love about South Philly?
There is plenty of free parking on Front Street and under I-95.
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Stop being lazy and branch out to the 1st level of Philadelphia cuisine
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Close to the movie theater.
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South Philly Restaurants

BibouBibou
1263 reviews
$$$$
French | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 10 times today

Bibou was absolutely amazing! From the service to the ambiance to the food - it was just top notch. I will definitely go back! More

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The Victor CafeThe Victor Cafe
2058 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 31 times today

Always a joy to dine here. We had a birthday party this time with a large party and the service was fantastic. More

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NoordNoord
917 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 22 times today

Great stuff. We love it there. More

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Saloon RestaurantSaloon Restaurant
695 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 43 times today

Fabulous all the way around! Friendly, prompt, attentive service, food is high-quality Italian fare, and really unique decor. Nosh on fresh bread, olives, and aged Italian cheese while you wait for your first course. (Ps: the fennel salad is out of this world!) Loved the rigatoni with sausage; I ordered the small plate and it was perfect (saved me room for dessert). Apple tart with vanilla gelato.... simple but decadent. They didn't rush me, which seems to be the norm these days. Had a great slow dining experience. Reasonably priced glasses of wine, too. I'll be back. More

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South HelmSouth Helm
103 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 8 times today

Small, creative plates with great ambiance and service. Really unique food pairings, I love that I always try something new when I come. It's BYO which is always an added bonus. Service is always super friendly. More

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On Point BistroOn Point Bistro
4 reviews
$$$$
American | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 1 time today

The two things that stand out the most about this place is the creative, well prepared food choices & the amazing staff. Love this place!! More

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FondFond
1104 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 23 times today

A cozy yet chic atmosphere with interesting and tasty food! Duck hearts appetizer was amazing, as was the short rib entree. More

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Santucci's Pizza - Italian MarketSantucci's Pizza - Italian Market
22 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

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Nina's TrattoriaNina's Trattoria
37 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 3 times today

This is my second time at Nina’s and both times have been absolutely incredible. Each course is stunning and unique. I personally love that it’s BYOB, as you can choose your favorite wines to go with dinner. It’s a smaller space, making the dining experience intimate and cozy. My parents are visiting Philly in two weeks and I cannot wait to bring them here! More

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JNA Institute of Culinary ArtsJNA Institute of Culinary Arts
487 reviews
$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 7 times today

great service, food well prepared though two entrees had to go back for warming- they need better cushions on the chairs More

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Caffe Valentino - PhiladelphiaCaffe Valentino - Philadelphia
254 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 6 times today

Always excellent! Sam, or Tommy will take care or you. More

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Popi's Italian RestaurantPopi's Italian Restaurant
866 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 4 times today

Again terrific food service a great place More

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Warmdaddy'sWarmdaddy's
1245 reviews
$$$$
Southern | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 73 times today

Warm Daddys is a great place for adults...the food is tasty the place us clean and great servers.The live music adds to the great atmosphere! More

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Sansom Kabob HouseSansom Kabob House
52 reviews
$$$$
Afghan | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 1 time today

My third time here. Very nice, attractive room with plenty of space between tables, high ceiling, not noisy. All the food was excellent. It's a BYO so bring a bottle of whatever you like. Bill was $130 for four people with dessert. Not unreasonable. Our server was efficient and we didn't have to wait long for service. More

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Anastasi Seafood RestaurantAnastasi Seafood Restaurant
109 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | South Philly, Philadelphia

Amazing seafood just like 7 fishes Christmas Eve dinner when I was growing up! Dad and I loved it! More

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Cucina ForteCucina Forte
238 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 8 times today

Friendly lively atmosphere with excellent food and efficient attentive service. More

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Ralph's Italian RestaurantRalph's Italian Restaurant
2294 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 50 times today

Excellent food! Excellent service! Excellent atmosphere! If you haven't been to Ralph's, you have to go. More

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MoonshineMoonshine
222 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 3 times today

Excellent food and service.. customers are always friendly also ! More

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Francoluigi's High Note CaféFrancoluigi's High Note Café
291 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 1 time today

Fabulous as always, great staff, great music, great food! More

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La NonnaLa Nonna
45 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 21 times today

We love this small, family-run place. It’s BYO which keeps the check down. Service has always been perfect, food has always been delicious! They have great dinner specials every night. It’s a must go! More

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The Palm PhiladelphiaThe Palm Philadelphia
197 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 48 times today

Always great food and service. My go to place. Business and pleasure. More

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Paradiso - PhiladelphiaParadiso - Philadelphia
636 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 2 times today

Wonderful festive atmosphere on Xmas Eve for the Feast of Seven Fishes.... great neighborhood, very friendly service...Thanks! More

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Chickie's & Pete's South PhiladelphiaChickie's & Pete's South Philadelphia
186 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 11 times today

Perfection! NFL Playoffs More

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The CambridgeThe Cambridge
90 reviews
$$$$
American | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 16 times today

Dimly lit with cozy tables. Great nachos, drinks, and vegetarian options! Had a lovely time. Would recommend to both locals and out-of-towners. More

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Bar OneBar One
42 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

Excellent food , great service, warm friendly atmosphere . Never disappoints. More

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Bar AmisBar Amis
375 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 13 times today

This was our 4th time at Bar Amis, we absolutely love it. I would highly recommend it to anyone. It is perfect for pre/post sports events. Food is unique and excellent, service was also excellent. More

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Pietro's Coal Oven Pizza - South StreetPietro's Coal Oven Pizza - South Street
108 reviews
$$$$
Pizzeria | South Philly, Philadelphia

Server was great! Food is always good! Nice place to have dinner after watching the fireworks on New Year's Eve! More

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Al ZaytounaAl Zaytouna
28 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 1 time today

Great food and great service! We had a group of 11 for a birthday dinner on New Year's Eve and everything was perfect from the food to the two waitresses opening all of our wine and taking great care of everyone. They dimmed the lights and brought out a slice of cake with a lit candle (I brought a candle in case) so that we could sing happy birthday and the whole restaurant joined in! The table was also set with New Years decorations like hats, headbands, horns, etc. that we loved! More

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South Philly Diners' Choice Winners

South Philly's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
BibouBibou
1263 reviews
$$$$
French | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 10 times today

Bibou was absolutely amazing! From the service to the ambiance to the food - it was just top notch. I will definitely go back! More

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The Victor CafeThe Victor Cafe
2058 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 31 times today

Always a joy to dine here. We had a birthday party this time with a large party and the service was fantastic. More

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NoordNoord
917 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 22 times today

Great stuff. We love it there. More

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South HelmSouth Helm
103 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 8 times today

Small, creative plates with great ambiance and service. Really unique food pairings, I love that I always try something new when I come. It's BYO which is always an added bonus. Service is always super friendly. More

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Saloon RestaurantSaloon Restaurant
695 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 43 times today

Fabulous all the way around! Friendly, prompt, attentive service, food is high-quality Italian fare, and really unique decor. Nosh on fresh bread, olives, and aged Italian cheese while you wait for your first course. (Ps: the fennel salad is out of this world!) Loved the rigatoni with sausage; I ordered the small plate and it was perfect (saved me room for dessert). Apple tart with vanilla gelato.... simple but decadent. They didn't rush me, which seems to be the norm these days. Had a great slow dining experience. Reasonably priced glasses of wine, too. I'll be back. More

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FondFond
1104 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 23 times today

A cozy yet chic atmosphere with interesting and tasty food! Duck hearts appetizer was amazing, as was the short rib entree. More

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Nina's TrattoriaNina's Trattoria
37 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 3 times today

This is my second time at Nina’s and both times have been absolutely incredible. Each course is stunning and unique. I personally love that it’s BYOB, as you can choose your favorite wines to go with dinner. It’s a smaller space, making the dining experience intimate and cozy. My parents are visiting Philly in two weeks and I cannot wait to bring them here! More

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Warmdaddy'sWarmdaddy's
1245 reviews
$$$$
Southern | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 73 times today

Warm Daddys is a great place for adults...the food is tasty the place us clean and great servers.The live music adds to the great atmosphere! More

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Santucci's Pizza - Italian MarketSantucci's Pizza - Italian Market
22 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

Thanks to all Happy New Year More

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Francoluigi's High Note CaféFrancoluigi's High Note Café
291 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 1 time today

Fabulous as always, great staff, great music, great food! 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.