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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
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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 (20)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for Groups (15)
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Authentic (15)
Casual (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Live Music (7)
Business Meals (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Romantic (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Fun (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Cozy (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Delicious food and cocktails and our waiter
Ray was outstanding!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Always a great place to eat and gather with friends and family. Love Popi's! We come all the time. They are changing their décor little by little and it's looking great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

I eat at Popi's about 8 or 9 time a year. We enjoy the food and the service. Will continue to patronize this place.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Service was ok... subpar. The best things I ordered were the grilled pear with Gorgonzola cheese and the 3 filets for main course. The antipasta salad was good too.
Im a jersey girl and I want warm bread I was served cold, kind of stale bread.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great food, great place. We had the chicken parm sandwich and blackened shrimp and chicken. Fantastic and the service was really good. Great location too.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 27, 2017

An old favorite! We have dined at Popi's for years, hadn't been back in awhile. Delighted to see food and wine and service are fantastic!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Great food and friendly service at a family owned and operated restaurant. They make you feel like you're part of the family. It's also great prior to sporting events and concerts!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Very good food. Very accommodating people. Went on a Friday night and they had a do and dancing. Very lively crowd.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Went to Popi's after attending a Phillies game, and we weren't the only fans in the place! Great location close to the stadiums to stop in either before or after a game or event. We arrived early for our reservation so we sat at the bar and had a drink while we waited for our table. Great bar area, great bartender (Angela). Wine selection is solid, we had a bottle of red with our meal. Had the Eggplant Stack as our app, and the Fruitte Di Mare in white wine garlic sauce and a veal dish (can't remember which one!) for our meals. All 3 were very good! Took an order of tiramisu to go. Not my favorite (served in a glass) as I much prefer when it's served as slice/piece of 'cake '. We would definitely return to Popi's again when in area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Calamari was over done and chewy. Veal meal was flavorless. Shrimp didn't taste good either. Vegetable stringy

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 7, 2017

To find a good, Old School Italian restaurant with parking located near the stadium area in South Philadelphia is just wonderful. The staff are well trained and the food and drink are delicious. This is one of my go to restaurants that has never disappointed for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

From my first step inside I was impressed. The Italian feel of the restaurant was welcoming and added to the excitement of the meal. I was seated with my girl friend right at a table for two at the window. The waiter was nice and knowledgeable about the menu however, was not very attentive. The food was delicious. I choose a Chicken Parmesan which was excellent. My girlfriend choose a for an appetizer, cup of Chicken pastina soup, her favorite. For her entre' ; Papparadelle pasta with lump crab meat. The dessert however, Cheesecake, was the best I have ever had. It is conveniently located less than 2 miles from the Wells Fargo Center and the The Navy Yard. I'm not from that part of Pa ( south Philly) was there to attend a concert. I would recommend and I will go back when I am in town again.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Spicy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2017

From the minute we stepped thru the door , AWESOME

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 28, 2017

I love that the menu isn't laden with too many options. All sounded amazing but I ended up ordering from the specials options. Both my appetizer and entree were amazing. I will definitely go back again. I'll save room for dessert this time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Popi's is usually excellent it on this visit the food was not as I had recommended to my company. The specials were good but the meals were a bit overdone and I was hoping for the best with the family I had with me.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Had a reservation for dinner before a concert in the area......were seated promptly and asked by server, Nicole, if we were heading to the concert. Service was very good.....restaurant filled up quickly with other concert goers.....service was timely in getting us out to get over to concert. We did have appetizers and desserts as well as dinner. Food was good. Gluten free pasta was available and was nicely done. Beet salad was very good, all entrees were delish. This restaurant has parking. We would definately return, with or without an event in the area.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Outstanding!
We were pleasantly surprised at how un-stressful eating out in South Phila could be.
They are right off 76 and have a large, safe parking lot. The service and food was outstanding. Eric was a great waiter who seemed to really care about our dinner. The hostess was friendly and welcoming. We will definitely return!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 2, 2017

From our appetizer to the end of the meal, we thoroughly enjoyed everything. The eggplant rollatini was wonderful, the ravioli both regular and lobster were tremendous, the wine list is perfect, and the service is great.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Visiting from Virginia Beach. Ate a Popi's last year and couldn't wait to get back! Went after the Phillies won on Saturday. Was a louder crowd than usual - but fun. Popi's would be great for date night. A couple there was celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with 20+ family members. Food is YUMMY. Marsala is good, parm is good, ravioli good, etc. High quality food, good bargain for the $. We will definitely be back. :)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Attractive decor, bright and spacious, convenient to stadiums. We shared caesar salad and veal w/ eggplant in white wine sauce. OK but nothing to recommend. Dressing was too mild for Caesar and had no anchovies. Veal was tender and enough to share, eggplant and flavor lacking. Better desserts. With all the other Italian restaurants in So Philly, I'd choose another place next time in the area.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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food3
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Enjoyed a nice dinner for my brother's birthday. Very convenient for my parents traveling from the suburbs (free parking!). Food was good, dining room was a little loud. Overall a great night!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 22, 2017

The best Veal Parmigiana in town. The outside slightly crispy and fresh and the veal inside tender and tasteful. The pasta and sauce makes it even better.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Excellent food service . People working there all nice, welcoming making the evening special

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Food was very good. Our waiter Vince was excellent.highly recommend. Will definitely be going back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Have been to Popi's many times for lunch and dinner, always very good food and service. This first attempt at Mother's Day Brunch was just ok. They ran out of a couple entrees and replaced with different selection. Ran out of some desserts. I will continue to dine at Popi's, but not for their Brunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 11, 2017

I always go to Popi's. It has been a staple from the first time I went there years ago.

Great service great food and very nice place. Had the Chicken Parmesan and paparedelle with meat sauce. All were great. Would recommend for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Great place to celebrate with family after my graduation at the Kimmel Center. Was looking for something with a menu that would offer family favorites at a reasonable price. The lunch menu featured smaller portions at reasonable prices, which was wonderful and dessert was scrumptious! Convenient to Center City and Sports Complex with off-street parking.
We were seated in a corner at a round table which made for great conversation and family time.
Everyone was happy with their meal. Great experience!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Popis has great food at reasonable prices. My mom and I were waiting to pick up my brother from the Philadelphia airport so we found this restaurant to get a bite and pass the time. We are very happy we did! Our waitress, Jennifer, did a great job of taking care of us and we left happy and fueled for the trip home. Check them out when you are near the sports complexes or airport. You will be happy you did.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Last minute decision after picking up friends from out-of-town at the airport, and a great experience it was; our server Dorothy was GREAT!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Good food , Good atmosphere , Good service , what more can you ask for , will definitely return

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 27, 2017

We stopped after a Phillies game and found the location very convenient to all the stadiums. Our sever, Paul, was fantastic and made the meal a great experience. Our meal was delicious and we would definitely consider stopping again.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 27, 2017

The food is always fantastic, both menu and specials. Off street parking is available, friendly hostess.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 22, 2017

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👎 no unisex bathroom, other than that ...👌🍆🍆💦👌

Tags: Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly, Kid-friendly, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Food and service were excellent. It was very loud - hard to converse with our friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 16, 2017

This was the first time brunch was offered on Easter Sunday. For the most part, a good meal and good value. Shrimp needed to be available more often. Should have offered one drink option with price. Very enjoyable.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Delicious dinner in a beautiful room. Service was great and the live entertainment outstanding!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Fabulous food, we loved poppi's salad, crab cakes and broccoli rabe!

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 10, 2017

I order the Seafood DiMare, it was light on the seafood, charge me a few extra bucks and load it up. Service was excellent.....

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Great Place super friendly staff. Perfect before a sporting event to make the night more complete. Would recommend to everyone

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Casual, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2017

We made a special trip to Popi's from the suburbs (worth the drive) then back home to see a movie. My mom has never been there for dinner and she loved it. The server was lovely and the food is fantastic. I had the crab cakes and my mom had eggplant parm. Both Delish!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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