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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

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Business Meals (7)
Live Music (7)
Fun (6)
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Kid-friendly (3)
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Notable Wine List (3)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 3, 2013

The most delicious crab cakes I've ever eaten! Veal parmeggiano, not so good, but the staff made it right by changing the order, then sending out the most delectable cannoli s for desert on the house!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 31, 2013

Guess for a holiday it was hectic. Food was so-so, not as good as when we usually go during the week. Service was outstanding having Johnny D as our server......

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 28, 2013

Perfect spot to head to before a sporting event.......ample parking, delicious meal and attentive service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 27, 2013

This is our third time dining here and we will definitely keep coming back. We were on our way to a Sixers game and you can't beat
the location to the stadiums and free parking! They have a big menu and always have interesting Specials besides.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 22, 2013

What's not to love about Popi's? Great restaurant experience as always. Hit up some old classics this time as we all picked some staples from the regular menu. My dinging companions chose the orecchiette and broccoli rabe with sausage, the dover sole, and I rocked it old school with the veal parm. Just tremendous. This quaint, family restaurant appreciates their customers, provides the correct amount of attention to same and makes sure everything is to your satisfaction. Not to be missed when you're in the city of brotherly love - search out Popi's for classic Italian dining.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 17, 2013

Loved it! Food was wonderful, our waiter Paul was very great and it was the beginning of a very nice evening. The place was spotless. I would highly recommend it and will def go again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 8, 2013

Popi's was a new found treasure for us. We love good italian food and nice ambiance. Popi's had both. The service was great as well!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 7, 2013

The service was great and the entire staff was very friendly and inviting. Ask for Paul as your waiter, he's great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 7, 2013

The salmon was served very late, after the rest people of the table finished their dishes.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 6, 2013

Great restaurant, will continue to return in the future

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 5, 2013

I am a frequest visitor to Popi's, usually when you want to grab a nice Italian meal before a game. Food as always was excellent, service is always as good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 2, 2013

Great before a game. Close to the stadiums!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 1, 2013

Love the 25% off on Friday nights especially when it included the alcohol as well! Dining experience was fantastic all around!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 25, 2013

Enjoyable dinner. Very good Italian flavor's. The portions were smaller than we are accustom too for the price. The service was excellent. We would dine there again if in the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 23, 2013

Fantastic first experience to Popi's. Had a group of 10 that was well accommodated, wonderful menu and food specials. Highly recommended as we will return soon.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on February 20, 2013

The food was great. It was obviously romantic because the couple in froint of me needed a room. Really it was great, good portions and the service was top notch. When you go make sure yopu askl for Nicole!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 15, 2013

Above average italian fare, reasonable prices. Casear salad had too little, almost no dressing. Veal Saltimbuca entre was good. Overall, server was nice but the service was slow and very inattentive. Server only came to the table to deliver each course and when he did, we had to ask for whatever was needed such as filling the glasses that were empty for quite some time. This was on a uncrowded night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Went here for the first time for Valentine's Day. The foo was just simply delicious! I had the Branzino special which is just out of this world, she had the Chicken Popi, which she loved and it was really good. our waiter was an older gentleman named Johnny and he was straight out of South Philly with the accent, which is where we're from. he was just simply an awesome waiter who gave us genuine service not the fake friendliness. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2013

As usual from appetizers to salad to entrees to dessert excellent. Service was also excellent from Johnny D......

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2013

We absolutely love Popi's! Six and a half years ago, my fiancé and I went on our first date to Popi's and had such a romantic, delicious dinner. The service is great and the atmosphere is so welcoming. We have been back to Popi's several times since our first date and the dining experience and the food have always been very consistent in quality (their pasta is to die for!). We have since celebrated two special occasions there (the first being our engagement and the second being a 14 person party celebration) and the staff was so wonderful and accommodating throughout each occasion. We frequently recommend Popi's to anyone asking for good dinner suggestions and we will surely go back again and again and again! Thanks Popi's!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 7, 2013

Very clean and wonderful decor. Food was great and a nice serving size that is not too large or too small. Price just a little high. They had a kids menu. We saw some people there that were headed to the Flyers game (which is nearby) and the wait staff did try to get them out on time to get to the game. They were friendly to our daughter.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2013

Our experience was wonderful from the delish antipasto to dessert!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2013

Love Popi's great little gem of South Philly

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2013

Everything was excellent from the service, wine and Veal Marsala. Try the crab cakes too, they are some of the best around. A bit pricy but would recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2013

Cowboy steak was excellent. Only problem, have to order it a week in advance. Should be on the main menu, so anytime we drop in could enjoy it. Server, Johnny D, was again outstanding. Knew what I like and when to put in the order. Never rushed us, just the way I like it.....

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2013

Popi's never fails to deliver a nice evening. Food is always very good, service the same and they treat you like they appreciate your business. Have been going there for a few years now and will continue to do so.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2013

Never knew this restaurant was there, only found it on OpenTable. The menu was great and they also had a number of specials. It wasn't your typical South Philly restaurant were the tables are on top of each other and they throw the meal at you! Loved it and would definitely go back again and recommend it to our friends. Very convenient if you are going to a concert or sporting event. They also
have a parking lot which makes it worth the trip down town to eat!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2013

Excellent service from entry to leaving. Excellent food. Looking forward to dining
there again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2013

Great place for a holiday meet with friends. Excellent food. Service was probably among the best that I have ever had.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2012

The food wasn't as good as I remembered the last time I was there a few years ago...not quite worth the price. We were a large party, and the service was a bit scattered, although very friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2012

One of my favorite places to go. Cannot say enough good things about Popi's.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2012

Wonderful food and excellent service! Terrific dinner before going to a sporting event in South Philadelphia

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2012

This is a basic Italian restaurant in South Philly/Packer Park. What sets it apart is the size. Very large, but it's broken up with multiple rooms so it can feel somewhat intimate. We went in December and it was decorated beautifully. The food was just ok. I give them credit for moderate portion sizes and they were easy on the salt and cheese.
The atmosphere is neighborhood friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2012

Excellent service and the food was outstanding. Although the restaurant was very busy, the staff was courteous and attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 14, 2012

Popi's is a classic south Philly Gem. Great Italian food, made in the old world classic style; just like your little Italian grandmother would make for you on a Sunday afternoon

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2012

I would go back to Popi's in an instant. It was my first time there. My daughter and I each had a special - my daughter the Raviolotti in Alfredo Sauce which she devoured (so it must have been good!). I had the crab cakes special. Very tasty. The ratatouille that accompanied it we very good as well. We split a salad. My daughter had the Tirami Su. It was the first time she'd tried that and she finished the entire portion. I had a chocolate banana cake which was very good, if every so slightly dry.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2012

Very hospitable and friendly as usual...

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2012

"We love the relaxed feeling and comfortable ambiance of this place - perfect for our special occassions"

Food was excellent - service outstanding - attitudes perfect

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 19, 2012

Four of us recently went there for dinner to celebrate a birthday. Service was great,
food super delicious and so was dessert.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2012

I've heard nothing but wonderful reviews about Popi's! This was my first time there and I will definitely go back! Beautiful atmosphere, service and food were great!

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