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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

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (26)
Casual (19)
Authentic (16)
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Good for Groups (15)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Romantic (8)
Business Meals (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Live Music (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Cozy (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Spicy (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food. Great service with a friendly and knowledgeable staff

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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food5
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·Dined 5 days ago

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 January 1, 2018

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 30, 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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food5
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·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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·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 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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 (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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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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 (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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·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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food4
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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 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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·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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Delicious dinner! Great waiter and staff! Wonderful veal.

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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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 (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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·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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great local dining

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 (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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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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 (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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·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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