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About Popi's Italian Restaurant

Popi's is a family restaurant serving lunch and dinner. We are family owned and operated and offer private parking, ambience, great food and service. There is a separate entrance for banquets. For your use at Popi's Restaurant Free WiFi is now accessible! Ask your server for password.

3120 South 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm- 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Packer Ave

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 755-7180

Website:
http://www.popisrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Friday evenings: Featuring Bob Pantano starting at 6PM
Saturday evenings: Live Singing (new & old standards)

Catering:
Please call for details.

Parking Details:
Private parking lot is adjacent to building. The wide street offers additional street parking.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please join us for the Holidays.

Popi's Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (21)
Special Occasion (18)
Authentic (16)
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Good for Groups (15)
Casual (13)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Business Meals (7)
Live Music (7)
Fun (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Romantic (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Cozy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was amazing and service was good considering how packed they were. This was our first time there and unwound definitely go back. The Chicken Nicole was delicious, very flavorful with ample portions at good cost. My only complaint was that it was a bit too loud and hard to hear my husband, 6 Year old daughter and 88 Year old grandmom.

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food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Great place, a little loud at times when the dining area is full. Great service, fantastic food. Close to the stadiums for a pre game dinner or after game drinks!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent, as usual. Petite filets were perfectly prepared. Recommend peach cake for dessert.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wonderful Italian meal. Pope's is close to the Philadelphia Sport Complex. We went there following the Army-Navy game.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on December 8, 2017

My third time at Popi's and I was a little let down. The antipasta plate was ok, some of the meats weren't very fresh. Our bread arrived sometime after our appetizer which was annoying. The oil dip for the bread was loaded with chopped onion and tomato which made it more like a salsa -- not what I was looking forward to. I ordered crab cakes and was very disappointed. Mostly filler and dry and just blah.
Our waiter was great, our hostess was great. The wine was great. The location is perfect for pre-show at the Wells Fargo Center. Parking was good.

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food3
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great Experience

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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Found Popi's online somehow and glad that I did! Great menu choices for my whole family. Service was superb. We has to rush our order a little due to a concert later in the evening. Our server knew just how to fit the meal in (even an appetizer) without us feeling rushed. I actually will go back again soon when I am in the area to enjoy the atmosphere (and the wine) at a little more slower pace. The calamari app was perfectly seasoned and tender. Our meals were great.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Nice restaurant in a nice neighborhood in South Philly with plenty of parking. Within walking distance of the stadiums. Ordered a Popi salad and a Penne Bolognese and both were very good. Restaurant is a little loud but the tables are far enough apart that you don't feel too distracted by other conversations. The staff is friendly and I would definitely go back again and that is the best compliment I can give to Popi's!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Love this spot. I have been her countless times. Great food wonderful chef. My only complaint was my server...a bit on the sarcastic side and appeared disinterested asked for a drink stayed he would be back momentarily however 20 minutes later nothing. This is not a reflection on any other staff person as i have dealt wirh all of them and they were awesome

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Live Music, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service2
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Had a great meal and finished the night dancing in the bar area . Looking forward to returning.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food and service, decent wine list, comfortable surroundings, great desserts

Tags: Comfort Food
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 16, 2017

Never a disappointment...lover the foid...and the staff.....always a pleasure!!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I took a friend and my cousin out to dinner before a show at the Wells Fargo Center. The menu selections were good, the specials were very special, and the drinks were delicious.
The staff were very responsive to our needs and very welcoming.
We all had a wonderful time

Tags: Special Occasion
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food4
ambience5
service4
value3

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was the first time there wont be returning the food was mediocre, te service was lousy

Tags: Casual
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food2
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service1
value2

 
·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great quick South Philly dining before a Flyers game! Delicious dinner!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Delicious dinner! Great waiter and staff! Wonderful veal.

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food5
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service5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Old school Italian with Sinatra playing in the background. Perfect for a quick dinner before the Flyers game. The food is always authentic and very good. Not quite as good as grandma's but nobody is.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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service5
value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Loved it - felt line I was in thr 1950's. Will definitely return soon!!

Tags: Cozy
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food4
ambience5
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value2

 
·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was excellent we both enjoyed our veal choices. Our reservation was for 7:45 pm seated right away. There was a do in the bar area which got a bit loud during dinner but we enjoyed hearing some familiar songs wished we lived closer we would of stayed to dance .
Overall we had a great dinner we will be back

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual
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food5
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Popi’s is an authentic neighborhood classic. The Italian comfort food you know and love at very fair prices.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Excellent food but servers bait and switch. Server kept up selling us on alcohol. I am no wine connisour so quite the sticker shock when bill came. I would go back but would not have same server or buy any alcohol.

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food4
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service2

 
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent service and wonderful authentic Italian cuisine! Well known for their specialty crabcakes as well. Excellent seasonal menu with homemade selections. Vibrant bar scene with local celebrity entertainment. Great for luncheons and specials dinner occasions. Neighborhood go-to!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fun, Live Music, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Very, very noisy atmosphere. Waitress got us in and out as we were going to a concert. The veal de mare was disappointing. Veal was tough with some shrimp, scallops and very little crabmeat. We were told the food is very good here, but not that night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Casual
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food3
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service3
value3

 
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We were in the back banquet room and there is not much ambiance. The food was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience3
service5
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Stopped here for dinner prior to a concert! Food was excellent drinks were good!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service4
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great Italian in any area known for sports bars. Great service and a nice meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great food but was expecting a more Italian ambiance in dining room

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Once again, Popi's was great! We had a wonderful dinner and great leftovers to take home. Vincenzo was fantastic and very knowledgeable about the specials and the menu. We love coming here and we'll definitely be back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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food5
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

I've been several times now and have never been disappointed with a meal. Very good Italian food, great crab cakes and very good service

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Absolutely love the crab cakes. Everything was great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Popi's is an amazing restaurant and I always have an excellent experience there everytime I go. Their food is delicious and their service is great. I definitely reccomend this restaurant

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Popi's is a great restaurant with a warm ambiance! The food was delicious and the staff was friendly!! I recommend!

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had dinner here before a concert, and our waiter Paul made sure that we got a great meal and got out in time to make our show. All the service staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was classic Italian, but the extra touches of flavor made it special. I loved the bruscetta!

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

LOVE this place. Never had anything here short of amazing. I drive up from Delaware just to eat here.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

We enjoyed a very nice meal before a show at Citizen's Park. Apps to coffee (w/a bottle of wine) came to less than $200. I expected it to be more. Our server, Paul was attentive and knowledgeable.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great spot in South Phila for a business/family meal.... Great food and very reasonably priced

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Always enjoy dining at Popi's . I have never been disappointed with a meal at this restaurant. Great Italian dining without a lot of heavy seasoning.

Staff is always friendly and accommodating.

I have recommended Popi's to my friends and family and they too enjoy the experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We have been going here for years but since moving out of City haven't been for quite sometime that being said food was just as delicious as I remember! Very authentic Italian food and the atmosphere is so comfortable- nice and roomy even for party of 6.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Waitresses were wonderful and professional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Always a great meal Worth the drive from South Jersey

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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