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Popi's Italian Restaurant

4.6
882 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (28)
  • Casual (20)
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Steak
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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
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Phone number
(215) 755-7180
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Please call for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Packer Ave
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Parking details
Private parking lot is adjacent to building. The wide street offers additional street parking.
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Entertainment
Friday evenings: Featuring Bob Pantano starting at 6PM
Saturday evenings: Live Singing (new & old standards)
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Special events & promotions
Please join us for the Holidays.
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
What 882 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KyleL (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was delicious and our server Vincenzo outstanding.

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TimR (Philadelphia)
4.0  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.

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vipItsaLuigi (Philadelphia)
5.0  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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novarn (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent food and friendly excellent service!

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eomcoach (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Service was great!!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  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

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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vipfinediner (Philadelphia)
4.0  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.

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Ribbonman (Philadelphia)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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.

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Hungry (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent food. Great service with a friendly and knowledgeable staff

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Darlene (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Great atmosphere, fabulous food and wonderful service!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Again terrific food service a great place

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vipfoodandfun (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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vipmnate (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Delicious every time!! Service is always pleasant!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  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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Jane (Philadelphia)
5.0  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!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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!!!

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MikeB (Baltimore)
5.0  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!

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vipTravelsOften (Philadelphia)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

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

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sweetnothings (Philadelphia)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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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SteveO (Philadelphia)
4.0  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!

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1whiskeygirl (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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Enjoyable (Tahoe)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
3.0  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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