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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

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (28)
Casual (21)
Good for Groups (20)
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Good for Birthdays (19)
Authentic (18)
Special Occasion (17)
Good for a Date (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Romantic (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Business Meals (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Fun (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Cozy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Live Music (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Spicy (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Seasonal (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

The food wasn’t the greatest but it was still delicious. The service was on point, always someone either the waitress or whoever checking up on us. They seated us exactly where I requested, and the wine selection was incredible. Only downside is I found a piece of hair on the outer ring of my plate, kind of in the sauce of the food I got, wasn't that big of a deal, everything else exceeded my expectations so I didn’t feel the need to tell them about it. Overall great food and service.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was delicious and our server Vincenzo outstanding.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife and I went here before the Sixers game. The service was outstanding, the food delicious and it can accommodate groups of any size. I would definitely come here again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Another fantastic meal at Popi’s one of our favorites. They treat you like a regular and give you the true south Philly experience.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent food and friendly excellent service!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Service was great!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Every time we go to Popi’s we love it. The Food and staff are Great and we Love dancing there on Friday night. Well worth the drive from Delaware.
Shaun Quill

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

great service, food was delicious and hot. plenty of parking. menu was diverse but not too big. daily specials were incredible.

Tags: Healthy, Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Pasta was very good, steak was so so and over priced.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Warm, Friendly service. Nice Wine, cocktail & beer selection. Delicious, unpretentious, basic Italian eats. The Kids loved their chicken parmigiana , warm bread with herb infused olive oil - authentic South Philly. Save room for the homemade Cannoli's . We look forward to returning.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Live Sports
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2018

A true gem in the heart of South Philly and very close walking distance to all of the stadiums. The food is excellent Italian cuisine and the staff is very friendly. I have eaten dinner there twice and have been very pleased both times. The tables are far enough apart from each other that you don't feel cramped like many of the other restaurants in South Philly. You should definitely give it a try. You won't be disappointed. Bon Apetito!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Came out for a Sixers game, and had dinner here prior to the game. Food was great, service was outstanding and I highly recommend the lemon marscapone cake. Amazing! So glad we decided to eat here. I had read other good reviews on line.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent food. Great service with a friendly and knowledgeable staff

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great atmosphere, fabulous food and wonderful service!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Again terrific food service a great place

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Always good food, great for dinner with friends or a large party.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Delicious every time!! Service is always pleasant!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I went to Popi's for NY Eve. We have been there for birthdays and anniversaries and always have a pleasant experience. Not this time. First the food was not good. We don't mind over paying for a holiday meal but you expect it to be good for over $45 a dinner. The service was just average and I assume it is due to the fact that 20% was added to every check no matter how big the party. We always tip at least 20% but would have appreciated the option for 2 people. We were told about no specials but heard another server telling another table. Just not good all around. The girls up front are always great though and they make you feel welcome. They were the best part of the night! We vowed to not return on a holiday... Adding gratuity for a table of 2 surely leads to lacking service... we go out a lot and we were very disappointed.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food and service are always fabulous at Popi’s. And I love that there is a big parking lot!! We will be back!!!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Casual
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food was delicious. We arrived early and they were able to seat us early early. Did I mention food was delicious. Thank you.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Awesome restaurant!!! You could be blindfolded, open the menu and just point your finger to an item on the menu and it would be so amazingly good!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Took my wife here for dinner after the TSO concert at Wells Fargo Center. We do this every year, and dinner at Popi's is the icing on a fabulous holiday weekend cake! We arrived early, so there was time for a drink at the bar. Both bartenders were friendly and efficient. The hostess seated us promptly at our reservation time, a great table at a window and also in view of the Christmas tree - perfect! Vincenzo, our waiter, took great care of us the entire meal. We started with Popi's salad and a spinach Waldorf salad special. Both were huge portions, the greens and spinach were fresh and crisp, and the dressings were delicious. My wife had shrimp fra diavlo, and I had the home made cavatelli with shrimp and blush sauce. Huge bowls of pasta with plenty of good sized, fresh shrimp in both dishes. The fra diavlo sauce had a nice spicy kick, and the blush sauce was silky smooth and scrumptious. Both pasta dishes were outstanding! They tasted so good we forced ourselves to finish them all. We did save room for dessert though. The warmed lattice apple pie was the perfect end to a great meal! Can't wait to come back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We hit Popi's before a show at the Wells Fargo Center. We were in and out in about 90 minutes. I don't know how I went this long before finding this place. The service was friendly and efficient, the food was excellent and the prices were reasonable. It felt like going to family for dinner. I REALLY enjoyed the Portabella Parmagian and the Veal Di Mare. We'll be back soon!

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 17, 2017

2nd time at Popi’s and it was great. I will be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Have been there a number of times and never disappointed with the food. Did have reservations but we were placed in bar area. We were there for a holiday lunch so would have been nice to sit in the main room where Xmas tree is but “breakfast” had not cleared out. Our server was slow to get to our table and did not offer any “specials” as we had heard the server next to us give to his table. Finally got our drinks and waited awhile for her to come back for our order. We have her 20% because we were feeling the spirit of Christmas.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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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 (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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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 9, 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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 (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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great Experience

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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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 (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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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 25, 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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 (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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·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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 (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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Although I thought it was a little expensive considering the area the food was wonderful! Would highly recommend the pastas and veal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
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