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Porcini - Philadelphia

4.6
1254 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday 5pm-8:30pm
Tue-Thurs 5pm-9:30pm
Fri-Sat 5pm-10:pm

Large group private room available 15 to 35 seats

(Opentable gift cards and Porcini restaurant gift cards non-redeemable on holidays special group events or specialty dinners)
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Phone number
(215) 751-1175
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Payment options
Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Steven Sansone
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Private party facilities
White table cloth Private room available for 15 to 35 guest with private restroom .Sit down service,with several dinner menus to choose from.
guest can feel free to appoint the room to suit the occasion.
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Private party contact
Dave or Steven: (215) 751-1175
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Catering
Small events from 25 to 50 guests. Passed hor devours-buffet style food designed to your taste.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
discount garage parking directly across the street
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Parking details
Sunday through Wednesday discount parking is offered for $10 for up to 8 hours,Thursday through Saturday $13 directly across the street at Central Parking garage..also plenty of street parking available ...server will validate you parking voucher
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Public transit
regional rail:
30th St station 6 blocks
16th and JFK 6 blocks
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Special events & promotions
Restaurant Week in September and January
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Non-Smoking, Private Room
What 1254 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
food
4.7
service
4.2
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LoriLeo 
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

What a wonderful time we had at this quaint restaurant located just a few steps away from the comedy show we were going to see afterwards. The staff was aware of our time constraint and made sure we had plenty of time to dine. Service was prompt! Waitress was super sweet and the food was outstanding! I would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Went on Saturday night, great food, friendly staff. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

Food was good! A friend and I were there for restaurant week. Everything was good all around except for my friend and I had to share a salad? I thought each person paying for restaurant week receive each of their own course, besides that the food was good and it’s byob! I’ll come back again! Risotto was delicious.

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vipTomP (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

Small dining area with too many tables, but the food and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

My husband and I went to Italy in June, and upon returning were sure we'd never eat food that delicious again. Porcini proved us wrong!!! The food is absolutely to DIE for - fresh and delicate and delectable. We had a ball and the service was wonderful. The ambiance is definitely surprising - it's an old house that is barely converted and, I'll admit, a bit cramped. But again - just like Italy!! We'll definitely be going back and bringing friends!

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GAry (Phoenix)
5.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

Our new favorite small restaurant. Beautiful and delicious food. Great service. A neighborhood gem.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

We love Porcini. The food is great. The atmosphere is excellent. The owners are interesting guys, they make it a great experience.

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vipCasualtapas (Raleigh)
4.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food! All the plates were superb. Normally I don't like desserts in the US, they all taste way too sweet for me, but Porcini's tiramisu was almost perfect (I'd love it to be even a little less sweet). The restaurant is very noisy and very small, which definitely gives it a special charm, but if you are planning to have a quiet or personal conversation it might be challenging. Overall, great place, from now on it'll be my go to Italian.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Best BYOB in philly!

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vipExcellent (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was very authentic Italian and extremely good. They served dishes that I have only had in Rome, and have never seen in the U.S. The restaurant is somewhat small, loud, and cramped, but it makes for a fun, energetic experience. It seems that most patrons are "regulars", which speaks to the loyalty of customers. I will go back in a heartbeat.

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