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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Quite cold outside but the staff made sure we were somewhat warm with a small heater by our table. Very friendly staff, great service and delicious food. Definitely will be returning soon.
Yes Saturday was a chilly one, thanks for joining us and for the great review. Glad you enjoyed the food and service and that you will return. Hope to see you soon. Thanks. Team BR.
I had the Fried Polenta and the Grilled Beef Medallion's, both of which were delicious. I had an excellent time, as always and enjoyed everything about it, even the cold.
Both Kate and Makenzie did a fantastic job of making the customers, that I saw, happy and enjoy their dinning experience. Outside and in the cold none the less.
Kudos to all of the staff, and that's why I keep coming back. And the food of course, that's a given.
Delighted to hear you enjoyed the Chef's additions on Saturday and along with the chilly temps. We agree our team does a fantastic job and all are thankful for our valued guests and friends who return regularly. There's no Team BR without our guests! Thanks -- we look forward to seeing you soon! Team BR.
Bistro Romano turned the outdoor dining experience to a whole other level. Despite dining in 35-degree weather, we were kept warm under the historic Second Street Market Pavillion. I was concerned the food would be delivered cold because it was walked over from the restaurant a half a block away. However, the servers were exceptional in delivering our meals hot and delicious!
Glad you enjoyed your recent visit and thanks for the 5star. We appreciate and value the high marks. Team BR.
We were so impressed with our recent experience at Cafe Romano. We prepared ourselves for slow service and lukewarm food, but needlessly so. The service staff had so many challenges and they worked very hard to deliver top-notch service. The manager and assistant manager jumped in to cover them when needed. The food was excellent and the wine list is a fantastic value. Kudos to the team for pulling this off during the indoor dining restrictions and local construction to boot!
Thanks for joining us; glad we delivered on food, wine and service. We strive to WOW and are delighted you started your New Year with us. Thanks again, Team BR.
What a wonderful meal! We love the short rib croquettes. The filet was perfectly prepared as was the seared tuna. The black pepper pasta was a great second course. The service is always top shelf. The manager Chris is a natural. We will return soon.
Thanks for starting 2021 with us; we always look forward to seeing you and appreciate you sharing the high praise for the food and service. Look forward to your return. Team BR.
Excellent food! Was really cool to sit in the outdoor yurt.
Thanks for joining us for NYE; appreciate the high praise. Yes, the yurts are cool and offer a completely different atmosphere for dining. Let us know when you wish to return -- your yurt awaits!
Thank you . I enjoyed everything about tonight .
Wonderful & thank you!!
Because of the pandemic, seating was in an outside space. It was quite cold, but the staff was very helpful in making sure we had heaters and were comfortable. The food was fantastic, but the wine, a super Tuscan was not so great. Still, Bistro Romano will remain one of our go to restaurants for authentic Italian food.
Delighted we delivered with fantastic food and heaters. We would of course been happy to replace the super tuscan offering tastes until you found something that was a wow for you to enjoy while dining. We strive to exceed the expectations of our guests and there is never an issue to make any changes real time; we want all our guests to leave pleased. Thanks for joining us; glad to see you will return. Team BR.
We had a lovely anniversary dinner outdoors which included our two children. All of the food was superb (most notably the delicious filet mignon, which was perfectly cooked, and the delectable octopus) and we were offered two heat lamps! Our server was a very nice gentleman and we were felt quite pleased to have such a special celebration.
Thanks for celebrating your Anniversary with us and for sharing some highlights from your visit. Cheers to your Anniversary & Family! Team BR.
Our meals were absolutely delicious! The ambiance of their outdoor seating is lovely and festive. Everyone was very attentive and amazing the way they are making this work without skipping a beat for a terrific experience all the way around. Thank you for a wonderful evening out! We applaud all the staff
Delighted to hear you enjoyed our food, service and ambiance; very appreciative of your high praise! Thanks again for joining us. Team BR.
Overall amazing food and service would recommend !
Everything I had was exceptional and the hostess Olivia knocked it out of the park .
Your exceptional, glad you enjoyed. Team BR.
As many times as we've been there, can't think of any time we didn't enjoy the meal. First time we ever ate outside. If anything, after explaining to our son what was on the salmon, he ordered it. Turned out he didn't like all the toppings. The fish was no problem.
While we are glad your son enjoyed the salmon our apologies the rest of the dish was not too his liking; we certainly could have made something that was more enjoyable rest assured. Delighted and thanks that you returned with your family to dine outdoor at the Shambles. You are longtime guests and we value your continued support of Bistro Romano. Thanks Chuck. Team BR.
Did the chef's tasting and could not have asked for a better experience. All servers were friendly and checked in on us at every course. The selection of foods was perfectly curated and we could not have asked for a better experience!
Glad you enjoyed our outdoor dining at the Shambles and the Chef's Tasting which is very popular and a delicious way to sample the menu. Thanks for your review; we look forward to your return. Team BR.
Everytime we come we feel so safe and welcome
The food and service are wonderful
And the sanitation is excellent
Keep up the good work
Thanks for joining us at the Shambles, & for the kudos. Glad you enjoyed and look forward to your return. Team BR.
Excellent food, friendly staff and pet friendly outdoor tables made it a perfect afternoon. Thank you.
The service was impeccable, the atmosphere was great, and the food was outstanding. The menu has added some wonderful items and all of them quite good.
Impeccable service, outstanding food and great atmosphere is certainly want we want for our guests. We appreciate the high praise and thank you for joining us. Team BR.
I ordered a lemon drop martini which was very good. My friend order a glass of wine- Cabernet. Our entrees- risotto and brodetto- were excellent. We were stuffed, but had enough room for dessert. We ordered zeppole and tiramisu- they both were amazing. And we topped off our meal with limoncellos. What a fantastic meal!
Excellent selections and a nice finish with the cellos. Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed and we look forward to your return. Team BR.
Anthony and Sean are wonderful people! We always enjoy seeing them and appreciate how well they take care of us. This is my go to restaurant.
Thanks for the high praise, glad you enjoyed. We appreciate you! Team BR.
What a fantastic evening we had at Bistro Romano. The outdoor dining did not skip a beat from the quality we have always experienced at Bistro. We were welcomed and treated like old friends. The food was exceptional. The outdoor seating was very romantic and the service was flawless. The manager Chris was on point with his wine choice for us. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously and can't wait to return.
Indoor, outdoor or TO GO we aim to please; delighted your recent visit did not disappoint. Thanks for sharing a few highlights and for dining with us again. We look forward to your return. Team BR.
Was a great night!!! Loved the outside lots of heaters
Great service!!! Can’t wait to go again !!
Thanks for joining us, glad you enjoyed. The heaters are keeping guests comfy & cozy & warm while dining. Look forward to your return. Team BR.
Due to COVID, they have arranged seating in a little arch in Old City that makes it that much more lovely. We were a little worried that since it is a walk away from the restaurant that waiters would be slow or the food would be cold but that was not the case at all! All of the staff was extremely attentive and everything was delicious! We got the short rib croquettes which are so good. We also ordered two of their specials, a veal milanese and a pork ragout with orange ricotta (which was to die for). They have one of the best outdoor seating sections we have seen. It is actually outdoors, unlike other tented restaurants, with heaters. The lights and brick buildings still make it feel elegant and intimate just like the inside of their restaurant. Will definitely be returning.
Thanks for joining us at the Shambles for outdoor dining; this unique setting has been well received with guests. The structure adds to the ambiance along with the lighting and heaters for warmth. Thanks for your review detailing food and service. We appreciate hearing from your guests and look forward to your return. Team BR.
Had a phenomenal time. Food and service was excellent will definitely be back!
Thanks for joining us, glad you enjoyed. Look forward to your return. Team BR.
We love coming here for our anniversary, but I’d come back any time! Food is always great
Thanks for celebrating with us | Happy Anniversary! Team BR
Service and food were great, manager came over to make sure everything was going well. Would highly recommend
Thanks for your kind comments; glad you enjoyed! Team BR
Great service, food was delicious and came out fast, Definitely will go again!
Great! Thanks for dining with us. We look forward to your return. Team BR
Lobster Tuesday is a long-time favorite. Beet carpaccio with cherries & goat cheese is amazing (yes beet not beef) for appetizer. And the veal saltimbocca is as good as it gets on this side of the Atlantic.
Seating in the outdoor covered area is still great--heaters and roll-down curtains are ready for colder weather.
Excellent service makes it a real winner.
Thanks so much for sharing the highlights from your visit. Glad too your enjoyed our outdoor dining room at the Shambles on Headhouse Square. As you said heaters and now plastic sides create a cozy and warm setting to enjoy delicious food and service. We look forward to your return. Team BR
My experience here was nothing short of amazing. My boyfriend and I went for our one year anniversary, and we definitely plan on going back. We were given free glasses of champagne for the occasion, a nice quiet table just for two, food was immaculate, server was the sweetest. and so much more. The timing in between courses was perfect, our drinks were always filled, and the ambience was so romantic - just what we wanted. Highly recommend this to anyone for a date night, especially since it is right by Spruce Street Harbor Park and Penns Landing!
[This is an updated review after we dined at Bistro Romano a second time.] Overall the food and the dining experience was very good, and I would return there to try some of their other dishes. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends and family for perhaps a romantic evening or a foodie night out.
ON our first visit, I was a little bit hesitant dining inside because of a recent spike of COVID cases in the city. Since it was our first visit to this retaurant, I didn't know that they had additional outdoor dining at the Shambles at Headhouse Square nearby within a very short walk away. Fortunately our server, who was very pleasant, wore both a mask and face shield which both were highly appreciated.
Our second dining experience was outside at the Headhouse. It was a nice night in mid-Fall season, so the ambiance with the lighting and all was great. The food was also very good, especially the mushroom cream soup as an appetizer.
Thanks goes to Joette, who is the owner, for reaching out to me personally and clearing up any issues that we had during our first visit.
As good as ever. Still one of the top choices for Philly. They really have their service down. It's as if there were no changes and yet, there were.
Thanks for the high marks, we truly appreciate it; glad you enjoyed. Team BR
Everything was wonderful. It was everything you could ask for in a first date spot. Food was great, service was excellent.
Absolutely amazing experience! Food was amazing and the staff couldn’t have been more welcoming and nice.