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Braised Veal Ossobuco - Bistro Romano, Philadelphia, PA

Bistro Romano

4.8
4.8
4839 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Good for special occasions
This Historic Landmark in Society Hill, nestled in an 18th century granary, will stimulate your senses with an ambiance of candlelight and casual elegance while creating an unforgettable dining experience. Wine Spectator Award for our wine list! Voted a “Best of Philly” Restaurant, guests enjoy Bistro Romano’s acclaimed Regional Italian Cuisine and rave of the award-winning Caesar Salad and the romantic underground wine cellar for two to four. Wine Cellar reservations book the Wine Cellar Experience on OpenTable. We are now celebrating our 36th year! Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence (Two Glasses). Over 750 wine selections, including 20 by the glass.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:45 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (215) 925-8880
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    Bistro Romano provides off-site catering & theme parties for 25 to 2500.
  • Private party facilities
    Bistro Romano can accommodate private parties of up to 125 people for a sit-down meal or 200 for a cocktail party in the 120 Room. Other rooms are available for smaller groups. Bistro Romano specializes in Business Meetings, Wedding Receptions, and Rehearsal Dinners.
  • Private party contact
    Michael or Joette Granato: (877) 925-1170
  • Neighborhood
    Society Hill
  • Cross street
    Between Front and 2nd
  • Parking details
    Parking at 215 Lombard Garage at 215 Lombard Street: Sunday-Thursday $15, Friday and Saturday $25.
  • Public transit
    Septa: 40 Bus, 57 Bus
  • Entertainment
    Piano Bar Friday & Saturday; Mystery Dinner Theater Friday & Saturday - Must call 215-238-1313 for Mystery Theatre tickets.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wine
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Experiences

  • Wine Cellar Experience

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    The Bistro Romano Wine Cellar Experience is available Wednesday to Sunday at 5PM or 8PM for parties of two or four guests and includes: 5-Course Tasting Menu, curated exclusively by our executive chef, in our private cellar with candlelight, a rose petal-topped table, and limoncello after dinner drinks. $125 per guest + tax is prepaid when reserved. 20% gratuity is added to your guest check when you dine. Additional charges include beverages. Wine Cellar Experience is reserved for three hours. Any questions kindly call 215.925.8880 before reserving. The Experience is nonrefundable.

What 4,839 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia County

    Romantic

  • Philadelphia County

    Italian

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  • Philadelphia

    Romantic

  • Philadelphia

    Italian

  • Philadelphia

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

4,768 Reviews
  1. Visitor

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience and food were amazing! I keep thinking about how great the dinner was.

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  2. rgrg

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ive had multiple excellent meals at Bistro Romano and have never been disappointed.

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  3. Memomandppop

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yet another great evening at Bistro. We sat in the bar area where Sean took excellent care of us. I had the pasta special - “radiator” shaped pasta with a light buttery tasting sauce. The flecks of Fresno peppers helped to compliment the pasta with the sweet corn. Great taste all together. Thank you. My wife had the Mezzaluna pasta, moon shaped pasta filled with creamy goat cheese. Sprinkled on the mezzaluna were thin slices of pickled peaches and fresh mushrooms, each added a special taste to the dish. Tom Huff, chef, took time out of his schedule to come up to speak with us about our dishes. He seemed to genuinely listen to our comments. He is a very talented and personable chef. Keep up the great works.

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  4. JamesS

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from the hostess to the waitress! Amazing ambiance and food, will be returning!

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  5. JoeH

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, atmosphere and service! Definitely going back

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  6. Tony

    Philadelphia

    144 reviews

    5.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice restaurant on a quiet street. Easy to get to this restaurant, use the parking app on your phone for parking. We paid $4.00 right outside of a parking lot on the street. The staff is friendly, professional and happy to cater to your needs. Food is cooked to perfection. The menu has changed over the years but still has great options. Drinks and Wine list is extensive. Will visit again.

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  7. rgrg

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to Bistro Romano several times in the past year. The food has been excellent on each occasion and the service is wonderful.

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  8. DeMarisF

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience! Staff were attentive and pleasant. Food was great as well. Highly recommend

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  9. Tatar

    Philadelphia

    363 reviews

    5.0

    363 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Hanger Steak with shishito peppers, potato hash and chimichurri was delicious and cooked perfectly. The red wine that Sean paired with the steak was perfect and opened up as I enjoyed it. Everything was exceptional, thank you all.

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  10. ront

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we had gotten the wine cellar for two and the chefs tasting table. It was six courses price was reasonable. We had her own special area, beautiful atmosphere great staff and the chef actually came out and serve us explaining the food that he made fantastic.

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FAQs

Bistro Romano does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bistro Romano also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 925-8880.

Bistro Romano is rated 4.8 stars by 4839 OpenTable diners.

Bistro Romano does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bistro Romano

120 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Front and 2nd
  • Neighborhood
    Society Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:45 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking at 215 Lombard Garage at 215 Lombard Street: Sunday-Thursday $15, Friday and Saturday $25.
  • Public transit
    Septa: 40 Bus, 57 Bus
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Piano Bar Friday & Saturday; Mystery Dinner Theater Friday & Saturday - Must call 215-238-1313 for Mystery Theatre tickets.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (215) 925-8880
  • Catering
    Bistro Romano provides off-site catering & theme parties for 25 to 2500.
  • Private party facilities
    Bistro Romano can accommodate private parties of up to 125 people for a sit-down meal or 200 for a cocktail party in the 120 Room. Other rooms are available for smaller groups. Bistro Romano specializes in Business Meetings, Wedding Receptions, and Rehearsal Dinners.
  • Private party contact
    Michael or Joette Granato: (877) 925-1170
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