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Pizzicato Ristorante

37 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies

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Indulge your taste buds in savory Italian cuisine at Pizzicato Ristorante. This neighborhood trattoria offers oven-fired pizzas, pasta specials and classic Italian dishes in a modern space, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows and sidewalk seating. Menu highlights include the walnut pear salad, ravioli and chicken Caesar salad. The restaurant is also famous for its fresh bruschetta, served with oil and balsamic on the side.

Pizzicato Ristorante is a popular pick for leisurely dining. It is ideal for dinner with the family or a casual date. It is also a nice place to visit for some pizza. Try the tres leche cake for an indulgent dessert treat. Pizzicato Ristorante is open Monday through Sunday.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Lunch/Dinner: Monday -Sunday: 11:00am -10:00pm;
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Phone number
(215) 629-5527
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
John Duva
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Onsite catering is avavilble for your event needs. Please contact us for more information. 215-629-5527
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Cross street
3rd Street
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Parking details
Plenty of available parking on 3rd street lots as well as streeet parking.
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Public transit
Located all over Olde City
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Special events & promotions
Check out our Facebook page for more information.
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3.9  based on all time ratings
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vipglenn (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on August 13, 2015

we enjoyed the visit to Pizzicato. The reviews that we read said it was a landmark so we were a little surprised that the ambiance was kind of plain. Service was slow because there was one waitress for the whole place. She was doing her best but they should have had more help. The food, however was top notch. Only go if you are not in a rush.

FoodieSchmoodie (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on July 20, 2015

perfect place to meet friends before or after a flick. my friends and i always meet at pizzicato before a film. i can't stop eating the BBQ chicken pizza with the balsamic red onions. pizzas, salads, sandwiches--all good.

amore (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on July 11, 2015

Great salads--Ceasar and artichoke/asparagus--and delicious pasta. Wonderful linguini with veggies.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on June 14, 2015

Had reservations for 2pm and arrive five minutes early. We were seated at a table which was not set up. After waiting for few minutes no menu was given so we had to ask for menus. Placed our order and after waiting 40 minutes we inquired as to the status of our order only to find out it was forgotten and they started preparing after we complained. Meal was brought but we still had no utensils. Asked for utensils and the order was still not complete. Order of one member of group was not prepared and they then started to prepare after we asked for the meal. Horrible service. No coordination and zero service. Never again.

vipoldfriend (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

I've come to this restaurant at least a dozen times over the past 15 years or more. The food is always fantastic, as the kitchen puts out delicious and interesting Nuevo-Italian dishes. Unfortunately, the service has fallen off significantly.

anastasia (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 9, 2015

Pizzicato's food was good. The wine was just ok. It's a very small place and our bartender was the server for the restaurant. I'm not sure if I'd go back because the dinerish booths of the restaurant did not match the food. Maybe I'd go back for lunch but not dinner.

vipRunnergirl (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on November 22, 2014

This spot was very very tiny. My table was 8 inches from the next table. Ditto for the opposite side. Due to close proximity a conversation with my husband was almost impossible. HOWEVER, the FOOD was amazing! I had gnocchi and my hubby had a BBQ pizza. Food service was quick but unpersonable as our server was 1 of 2 servers working. I would order my good to go next time I am in the area.

viplizmar (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on October 17, 2014

My linguine with clams was so salty that it was inedible; however, at my request, the chef did prepare a substitute dish with no salt. I shared the artichoke heart/zucchini fries appetizer. My friend and I agreed that the artichoke hearts were tasty, but the zucchini fries were not. There was insufficient bleu cheese sauce to accompany the dish. The bread was mediocre, at best. The waiter was friendly and helpful and handled my complaint professionally and with courtesy.

amore (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on September 27, 2014

We love Pizzicato's salads, pizza, and pasta dishes. The artichoke with zucchini fries are delicious.

PhillyPhan (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 24, 2014

Only had time for a quick bite as we had to get folks back on their way for a baseball stadium bus tour. Service was friendly and courteous, and food--the little we had since it was early and we had eaten lunch at the baseball game--was very good. Pastas being served all around us looked wonderful. Veal sliders were excellent.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on June 15, 2014

We had Father's Day lunch at Pizzicato and I wish I'd chosen a different restaurant once I walked in the door. The restaurant was relatively empty. The food was ok, not bad, not good. The restaurant needs a serious handyman. Plaster on the walls is chipping. The walls are dirty. The feel of the restaurant is dirty. It starts with the menus that are bent (at best) and have multiple food stains - disgusting. A good way to make bad impressions. Stay away until they clean the place up.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on May 18, 2014

One of the best calamari I've had in a long time. The service was great and this place was very chill. Definitely will be coming back in the future.

vipTinkerbell (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 3, 2014

The food was excellent! The kids had the four cheese pizza - so good! My husband raved about the lasagna. The ravioli with basil cream sauce was the best I ever had.

amore (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on April 19, 2014

As always, the food was delicious and the service--from the manager to the busboy--was offered with a warm smile.

vipBenzuck (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on April 4, 2014

We had an excellent dinner and were served by a personable, knowledgable waitress. She clearly explained the dishes we asked about , the food was ready very quickly, and was excellent. Almost as important to us was the quiet noise level, which added to our pleasure with Pizzicato. We will definitely return for meals in the future.