Porcini - Philadelphia

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$31 to $50
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Italian
2012 through 2017 DINERS CHOICE AWARD . Located in the Rittenhouse Square area of center city Philadelphia, established in 1996. Porcini is rated by Zagat as a top 1, 000 Italian restaurant in America with a food score of 24. We are also recognized as the original and premier authentic, BYOB-style Italian restaurant in center city, as well as in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
Located at 2048 Sansom Street. In a circa 1840's coach home, enjoy classic, imaginative Italian cuisine & fresh made pasta .
Historical Sansom Street offers entertainment at Helium Comedy Club, Adrien Theatre Shakespere Theatre , and Roxy movie theater, just doors away. Enjoy your visit to historical Sansom Street & Porcini Restaurant.
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was an absolutely amazing meal. From apps to the cannoli!

F
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! Been there upwards of 20 times. They are great hosts and staff. Always a treat!

JM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great time Dave and Steve are fantastic. I had friends in from out of town and the food was incredible as was the service.
Our waiter Alex did a great job as well.

TO
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Me and my wife had a great time,Met the owner and his brothers a chef great food great time we bought a bottle wine because BYOB excellent food well recommended

RH
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious and the service outstanding.

AC
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a neighborhood gem. I've been coming here for years. I love it. Staff, food.....all so good.

OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food is delicious, especially the pastas. However, our server was new there and neither attentive nor knowledgeable, the portions were quite small, and the place is very cramped. Overall ok but there are other Italian places in Philly I’d go back to before this one.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was subpar for a Philadelphia restaurant to be quite a honest. The sauces were watery and everything needed salt/pepper or just something!

g
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was excellent as usual. This restaurant is a must visit every time we are in town!

MH
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We went for resturant week. I was disappointed in the food quality and it was very loud but due to the staff watching YouTube videos.

RH
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will always recommend this place. Been eating here for years. Always great.

ED
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was delicious for restaurant week. Service was okay but the tables were so close together. My friend was backed into a corner she had to squeeze through tables to get out.

KA
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always delicious food! I little bit of wait even though we had reservations...but to be expected since it’s a small place. A little disappointed that they did not say on website that they don’t participate in restaurant week on Saturday. But overall delicious and very friendly staff.

GM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, love the atmosphere. Servers and host are kind and attentive to everyone.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always delicious

PG
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Will definitely be back. Wish the tables were spread apart

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious & good portions for the price. Service was a bit slow because it was crowded but everyone was very nice and accommodating. Will definitely return!

L
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best meals I have had in Philadelphia! We went for restaurant week and the food was so yummy! I highly recommend this restaurant!

m
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and wonderful staff. Very small, cozy dining room.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing . Just go .

C
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely enjoyable neighborhood BYO. We've gone there for years. Food is excellent, and they go out of their way to make sure they can accommodate you with a reservation or not, and make you feel welcome. Small space, with a lot of happy diners, so noise level is of course way up there.

LG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a relatively no frills place, with an amazing staff, amazing food and amazing ambiance. It felt like eating in the dinner room with 25 of your closest friends. The staff was amazingly friendly and attentive. The food was unbelievably great. Can't wait to be here again.

F
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place! The owners are very involved, were there are a Saturday night. Great food and service !

C
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Porcini, I’m surprised by how quite it was on a Friday night, but it was also the end of shore season. Delicious food and great service, as always!

D
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So delicious. I dreamed about the dinner the entire next day. Attentive service. It's a cramped space, but good late in the evening when things thin out. We'll return soon.

c
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful specials, and lots of opportunities to go off menu. A real neighborhood ambiance where the owner makes everyone feel welcome. And it's a BYOB which is a real plus. The place gets crowded so a reservation is usually a must. Given the variety of food choices and the changing sections, it worth going frequently to try out the new dishes.

a
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal, flawless service,great ambience. Onsite owners and staff made us feel like family. Highly recommended

B
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, love this place!! Owners are ver, very nice😊🎈

DJ
Philadelphia
445 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious, loudly intimate, fun. “Under the radar” Rittenhouse fine dining.

SM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seriously the atmosphere and the food is impeccable! The food is really authentic. Every bite feels like heaven. The staff is really friendly. Loved this place. Def will be back soon.

l
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

always awesome... best Italian in city with lots of character and charm

SK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

YUM... Everything was delicious! Small restaurant charm. Very friendly staff and management, made you feel like family.

J
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always fantastic food and great service at this out favorite restaurant in Philly

CW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for wedding with our family since me eloped Doing just a small event until our big reception next year. They were amazing and always are so good to us We absolutely love going there

JL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very small room. We had to wait longer than 20 minutes for our table to open up. A little pricey

A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food ever!

m
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great little restaurant where you feel like home. food like you are in italy.

OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone works together to ensure you have an amazing dining experience. The food is always amazing we drove up from DC just for dinner.

KD
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delicious meal! The cannelloni is my favorite main dish. Puff party for desert is a must.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every time we come to Porcini we are treated like old friends. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the food is always impressive. The space is tight inside but this doesn’t detract from an excellent meal. Delish!

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