Po Le Cucina

4.5
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166 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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About

Po Le has over 30 years' experience in the food business. He is experienced in French and Italian cuisine with an Asian background. Gourmet hors d'oeuvres and banquets for private parties and special events are available.

Po Le is a fine Pastry Chef, having mastered sherberts, ice creams, hot and cold soufflés, cookies, petite fours, cakes and tarts.

We make our own unique ravioli and gnocchi dishes.
Our fresh homemade pasta is made on premises and our fresh fish arrives daily. Don't forget we are a BYOB!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Closed Mondays

Reservations are recommended at least 1 week in advance, especially for weekends, to secure an enjoyable meal for your party.

Reservations are not available through open table for Fridays and Saturdays.
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Phone number
(267) 663-7204
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Po Le
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Catering
Off-site catering is available but we must be notified at least three weeks in advance.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bethlehem Pike
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Public transit
None
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly wonderful dining experience. Highest praise for the chef. Every dish the four of us in my party ordered was delicious with ample portions prepared to perfection from appetizers, soups, entrees and gourmet desserts.

JD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After only two days since our last visit, we recommended this great eatery to a friend . To me, that says a lot about Po Le Cucina. The food is simply the best prepared that we have ever tasted time-after-time. This is our 8th visit in less than a year.

MH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2015
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Rude desultory service by bored waiters who seem to have lost their way somewhere enroute between Saigon and Ambler. Salad dish was ice-cold; right out of the fridge, must have been made early in the morning. Dressing was harshly citrusy. Bronzino was ruined and tasteless; the gnocchi were chewy. Impossibly too many "specials" for this size restaurant for any of them to be fresh.
Nasty food, nasty service. AVOID.

ES
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

To celebrate the holidays I found Po Le Cucina on Open Table and am glad I did. It is a small seating area but plenty of outstanding food and service. I was there for lunch and the specials seemed limitless; no less than 5 different fresh fish choices including a whole Branzino which was deboned and the best piece of fish I have eaten in a long time. Other colleagues had the the lobster ravioli and proceeded to consume a lot of bread soaking up the sauce. The 5 of us all had different dishes and there was not a single morsel of food left on anyone's plate. The chef makes all his own pastries including the complimentary plate of cookies that are served, which are for sale as well. The service was first class, no "auctioning" off of the dishes, he knew what each person should be served. Looking forward to sharing this gem with my friends and colleagues.

s
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good although a bit expensive. I would save this for special occasions. We went for my birthday and even put that on the open table reservation form but we had to remind the waiter. Since it is a small place, there were people waiting for their reservation and we felt a bit rushed to leave.

C
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Veal chop is the best I have ever tasted. Seafood ravioli is wonderful. For appetizers we really enjoyed the calamari and spinach salad with goat cheese. Excellent service!

B
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful little neighborhood restaurant with exceptional food.
We'll be back definitely and soon!

i
Philadelphia
113 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would you believe foie gras in Springhouse? Not only delicious but beautifully served. My partner had the lobster salad which was equally well presented with nice size lobster. Main courses were varied but both of us chose fish. Both flavor and presentation were outstanding. Don't skip dessert.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

One of best meals in Philadelphia area, ever. We were there on a Tuesday. Will soon return.

K
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was prepared with a deft touch, perfectly seasoned and nicely portioned. Best italian food we have had in the northern and western suburbs. Service was very attentive. Will be back.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

I have been here many times with different friends and it is always the same. Great food. I look forward to the additions to the menu, the consistant quality of the food.

OT
Philadelphia
230 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

ALWAYS VERY ENJOYABLE VERY FRIENDLY STAFF EXCELLENT FOOD

G
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is the best in Phiiladelphia
Veal Wellington was so outstanding

OT
Philadelphia
230 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A NEIGHBORHOOD GEM ALWAYS ENJOYABLE MODERATE PRICES COMPARED TO OTHER LOCAL RESTAURANTS

j
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2014
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

the service was excellent. Friendly staff was very attentive. The food was very good but portions were small. Prices were high for what you got.

A
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my third trip back and I highly recommend. You must have a reservation. Service is outstanding-family run. Good choices of food. You won't be disappointed.

CA
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was interesting and reflected the owner having worked at San Marco for many years. The menu is rather limited and there were basically as many specials as there were entrees on the main menu. Fish dishes other than fish of the day would have been nice on the "permanent" menu rather than just being specials for the evening. The waiter had to be reminded to keep noting the prices of the specials. Tables are just a bit too close together and they are just a bit too small for comfortable dining. With a wine glass, water glass, bread plate and a dinner plate, there is not a square centimeter to spare on the table top. Too much juggling of stuff on the table top to eat comfortably.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We had a phenomenal dinner at Po Le Cucina. The food was outstanding - the best tilapia I've had - simple yet flavorful. My husband had the whole baramundi and my friend the tuna served ahi style. She said it was the tuna was like butter and never had that fresh before. Appetizers were simple and fresh. The family runs the restaurant and the daughter is very charming and a good sense of humor. It is a small place, can be loud, you need reservations on weekends. The menu is extensive. We will be back soon for another great meal.

J
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful meal in cute surroundings. Very good salads and a great Po Le Trio consisting of tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and red peppers. Many specials offered. Fish dishes were good sized and very tasty. Tuna dish was well prepared but was not enough. Chicken piccata was excellent. Desserts were fabulous and made in house by Po Le, who personally visited all of the tables. Will return in the near future.

m
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Po Le is one of the best neighborhood restaurants in the area. Pleas keep this a secret

Z
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has only been open for about a year. Small place , very cozy and comfortable. Nice menu....fish and Italian dishes.

OT
Philadelphia
230 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

dine here often always enjoyable always a few specials very friendly staff

IF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first (but not our last) visit to Po Le Cucina, a BYOB restaurant in Spring House, PA. We had reservations for Sunday evening and were seated immediately upon arriving. While we were there, the restaurant was busy, but not overly busy. The hostess was a lovely young woman and our waiter had a long list of specials memorized perfectly. Food was great - every one of us enjoyed our meal. I had the Veal Pizzazole which was wonderful. Three of my dinner mates had a fish/pasta special and another had Seafood Linguini. We all loved our food. Chef made it a point to check in with us which is always a plus.

c
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my parents to Po Le to celebrate upcoming birthdays. The menu is extensive and the four of us tried a range of appetizers, entrees, and specials. Everyone raved about the preparation and presentation. Everything was excellent. Would highly recommend reservations; this place is small and clearly popular!

OT
Philadelphia
230 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

DINE HERE REGULARLY ALWAYS VERY ENJOYABLE FRIENDLY STAFF

D
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service, multi-faceted menu with more specials offered than most restaurants on any given night. Chef greets diners, which is always welcome. BYOB availability moderates total cost. We went for the Osso Buco, which did not disappoint, but the seafood offerings were very tempting and will be at the top of our choices for the next visit.

K
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fresh and delicious with seasonal specials to tempt even the finest palate. Gnocchi, which is my daughter's favorite, are light and fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth goodness; homemade by Chef himself. The stuffed figs were making my tastbuds sing and the grilled salmon was perfectly seasoned. The wait staff were knowledgeable and attentive. I thought twice about writing this review because I don't want to leak the secret of this little gold mine.

C
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Birthday dinner at Po Le Cucina. Service was excellent and the food was fantastic.

N
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2014
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I thought the menu was very limited and noise level very loud.

BC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2014
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner and desserts. Lovely staff...very small...make a reservation.

OT
Philadelphia
230 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

AN EXCELLENT RESTAURANT FOOD IS GREAT SERVICE VERY FREINDLY AND EFFICIENT ALWAYS ACCOMODATING

L
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a fabulous find. First time here, but definitely won't be our last. The Seafood Ravioli and Soft Shells were great! Save room for the homemade desserts.

b
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to Po Le Cucina approximately 6 times since finding the gem in the neighborhood. We have always been greated with a warm and friendly staff and have tried a variety of dishes that have been spectacular. Don't change a thing!

a
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

foods was good ,but not superior.Prices somewhat high. Service WAS GOOD. My friend had soft shell crab that she said was very good. We shared fried squid appetizer that was only fair. I had pasta with Proscuito and shrimp,good but not great.

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff very friendly and professional! We always enjoy PoLe's!
Salmon is the best!

A
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Po Le Cucina was delightful. The food was beautifully prepared with many excellent specials of the evening. Service was friendly and timely. When we return, we need to remember that it is a BYOB restaurant. My husband had lobster bisque to start while I had figs with prosciutto and a balsamic reduction. Both were excellent. For entrees I had a generous filet mignon and my husband had seafood linguini. I took some of my entree home because I wanted creme brûlée. My husband enjoyed a delicious chocolate soufflé. Po Le Cucina provided us with a lovely anniversary dinner. We will return.

A
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2014
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

It started out OK, but when the shrimp cocktail arrived, smelling like fish, I began to worry.
We sent it back, replacing it with an above average lobster bisque (very nice). The chicken piccata was a bit dry, but OK. The pasta bolognaise was good.
The Philadelphia area has a wonderful array of restaurants. There is a lot of competition. This was just OK. We would not go back.

OT
Philadelphia
230 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

DINE HERE VERY OFTEN EXCELLENT FOOD VERY FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE CARING SERVICE

D
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every course is good perfection! The service is impeccable. Make a reservation today!

h
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Po Le is one of our favorite restaurants. The food & service are consistently superior and Po always is visible in the dining room.

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