Porcini - Philadelphia

4.6
1672 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Dear Valued Porcini Customers,
We want to share with you how we are taking steps to provide the safest environment possible for our diners and staff. We are closely following the CDC (Center for Disease Control) for updates. In addition to our routine cleaning and sterilization procedures, We have certifie Safe Serve managers in the dining room and kitchen facilities at all times to monitor the proper handling of food and sanitation. Our staff will continue to clean and sanitize our restaurant throughout the day, especially doorknobs, chairs, counter, table tops, and other frequently used surfaces servers and kitchen staff wash there hands after serving or handling We ask if you have recently traveled abroad (China, South Korea, Japan, Iran, Italy) or have been in contact with anyone with a confirmed diagnosis of coronavirus, that you please come back and see us once you have been cleared by a medical professional.
good health to all, Porcini restaurant management

Support Porcini - Philadelphia during COVID-19

Experiences

  • 5 course wine pairing menu

    Multiple dates available

    Design a menu with Master Italian Chef Steve Sansone, BYO wine selection...contact Chef 1 week before you dinner and he will design an Italian meal around those specific wines using authentic Italian products.
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the staff was so friendly!

JM
vipJimM
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am never disappointed with my meal or the host

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server was great! Wish I could remember his name!!! Food was excellent. BYOB—We forgot to check! Fortunately, our server directed us to a liquor store about two blocks away so we ran out and picked up some bottles of wine. Overall a great night out. I highly recommend it.

KH
KHarris
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porcini was the best Italian place I have ever had. With amazing service and a quaint, quiet atmosphere, I would definitely recommend to a friend!

RC
vipRobC
Philadelphia
102 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve been here several times before - but this was likely the best meal yet here. The appetizers, entrees, and homemade desserts were all exceptional - especially impressive during COVID, when there were less customers allowed, yet the menu was still incredibly varied, and the ingredients were unbelievably fresh and unique.

This restaurant is really a Philadelphia treasure!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was extremely friendly and welcoming and the occupied tables were very distanced. We had the grilled calamari, which was light and perfectly cooked. I had the cannelloni in a blush sauce, which was INCREDIBLE. He had the ravioli in a white sauce and used the bread to wipe his plate clean bc it was so delicious. The ricotta was amazingly fresh in both dishes. We shared tiramisu for dessert, which was melt-in-your-mouth perfect. I highly recommend- best dinner I can recall.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steve is the man great damn food we will be going back soon

j
vipjwoundy
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful chef’s 5 course tasting menu, paired to our wines!

AN
ANDRIIM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great !!! We liked the food and service. Great place to go.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time I've been to this restaurant. Since the last time I went, the decor and ambience has been renovated and the inside looks beautiful. The food, as always, was spectacular. The owner is great and very accommodating. I would highly recommend.

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scstuart
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely! This is the ultimate neighborhood italian restaurant with intimate charm and delicious food. Low on pretense, high on value.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food; amazing ambiance; unforgettable experience. Will definitely be back

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vipLawrence
Philadelphia
99 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Porcini’s - always have ... we a had an outdoor table which worked out rather well. The food and service was as great as in the “pre-COVID” era !

JR
JenniferR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

First plus is it’s a BYOB. The food was delicious, but the portions were a bit small. The servers were friendly and attentive and the chef came out to great the customers which was a nice touch and reminded me of restaurants from my youth. The dessert served during restaurant week was scrumptious!

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vipdnova
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went with a group of 6 of us to Porcini during restaurant week for the first time. It is a small place but they managed to seat us comfortably. The menu was a pre-fix and there was a nice mix of assorted veggies dishes to choose from. The food was fresh and the portions were generous. Owner and Maitre d David was friendly and accommodating. My sea bass entree was delicious. Everyone enjoyed the dessert that was included as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is where me and my boyfriend of 2 years and counting went on our first date in 2018! We love it and go on special occasions and random date night! It’s BYOB and the food is amazing! David is awesome!

CD
ClaireD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

During a difficult time, what a delight to see how this little jewel has found a way to continue to delight. David and his brother could almost make you forget about the virus. The outside tables made for easy conversation. The rollitini and Caesar Salad with anchovies were excellent. The pasta dishes continue to be first rate.

SM
SuvarnaM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite Italian restaurant in Philly! Best restaurant, great people and good food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great service

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was a simple menu, but italian food is at its best when simple and well prepared. The two brother proprietor were friendly and funny. Great experience è il pasto era buonissimo!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! David is the best host!

GR
GeorgeR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very good dinner experience at Porcini. The owner was very attentive and remembered us from a past visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service!

RC
vipRobC
Philadelphia
102 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and creative as usual - both salads and entrees were delicious - and David, one of the owners, made us feel completely at home and welcome. The did an excellent job of outside dining and distancing, wearing masks and making sure that people wore masks to go inside to the bathroom.

GREAT JOB, especially under difficult circumstances. There's a reason why I keep on coming back to this !

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, staff is fun and friendly! This was my third time here and it was a great experience. Street is fairly quiet for outside seating.

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vipThomas
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, great food

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down my favorite Italian byob in philly! I’ve been coming here for 4 years+. This hole in the wall serves the best authentic Italian. The people who work here are incredibly hard working and love their customers. I can’t say enough good things about this place.

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theatrelover
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The ambience of eating on the sidewalk is less than wonderful but the food and service is worth the inconvenience-

RC
vipRobC
Philadelphia
102 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside for the 1st time here - just reopened outside only due to COVID.

Even outside, the service was as warm and welcoming as ever, including by the owners, and the food was incredibly good and special, with unique combinations of ingredients and spices.

There’s a reason why Porcini’s is still one of my favorite restaurants in center city Philly!

AM
vipAliM
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect. I would not change anything about Porcini. Absolutely perfect.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience!

AM
AllisonM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The owner was FANTASTIC, such a personal experience and great food! Will definitely be back.

RC
vipRobC
Philadelphia
102 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was as outstanding as usual - caprese salad was incredibly fresh, and quality and seasonings for entrees were great.

David & Steven, as usual, made us feel incredibly welcome and special.

What a wonderful place!!

DD
DanD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love this place! The brothers run a great shop and great food! can't wait to go back!

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vipLinda
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sidelined by the virus scare we decided to meet for dinner. Two of us had never been to Porcini. She said it was the best bolognese sauce she had ever had. We love this restaurant.

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vipScottW
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a nice Italian BYOB restaurant tucked away on Sansom St. Very small and quaint, surprisingly not busy on a Thursday night. Appetizers are good, but small servings. We each had a different entree (Cannelloni agli Spinaci, Ravioli Osso Buco, Paradelle ali Fungi Selvatica and one of the specials) and all were great. Unfortunately my entree, the Spaghetti alla Carbonara was not. Boxed pasta in what appeared to be a butter/oil sauce...didn't seem to have the egg on it at all. One miss out of 5 is OK with me, I would go back and try again knowing other entrees were good.

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vipevanp
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Not as described and the ratings do not reflect the value of the food or service at this establishment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Owner was rude. We were shoved into a corner and could not get out without other people moving completely out of the way, service was horrible.

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vipCynthia
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Porcini!! Have eaten here several times bringing friends and family and it’s always a hit!! The food and service is top notch. Love the intimate atmosphere and that it’s a BYOB. David is always so cordial and attentive. We’ll be back!🥂💫🍷💫✨

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible authentic Italian food!!

FAQs

Porcini - Philadelphia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 751-1175.

Porcini - Philadelphia is rated 4.6 stars by 1672 OpenTable diners.

Porcini - Philadelphia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.itson.me/widget/74-2145-porcini-restaurant.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.