Bistro Romano

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$30 and under
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Italian
This Historic Landmark, 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 prepared tableside and the romantic underground wine cellar for two. Please call for Wine Cellar and Mystery Theatre reservations. We are now celebrating our 32nd year! Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence (Two Glasses). Over 750 wine selections, including 20 by the glass. Wine Cellar seating available—contact the restaurant directly to inquire and book.

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Sun 1:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 4:30PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 4:30PM - 5:30PM 9:45PM - 11:00PM

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HowardN
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughter’s 21st birthday and the Cate, our server, was gracious and timed our meals perfectly.

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Sjk920
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We made reservations weeks ago for March 15, which happened to be the day before the state/city closed restaurants for dine-in service. But the date was meaningful to us so we kept the reservation. We had the place to ourselves for most of our dinner! But in our booth it didn't feel awkward, and the ambiance of the cozy basement seating and crooner music is always great anyway. Our server was great, and unfailingly cheerful; she seemed very glad that we were there! They couldn't make their Caesar salad tableside as they usually would, which of course was understandable but it was still worth ordering for their house-made dressing. Both our entrees were very good, and the gelato dessert was a perfect portion size for splitting after a filling meal. All of that is a tad pricey, of course, but for a special occasion is definitely worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was great, the hostess and the manger was great as well. Really good experience

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JoeB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool Ambiance and great food. We did the chef tasting and were very please.

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vipExcellent
Philadelphia
86 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing meal in a very cool setting, certainly. The food was great. Beyond great. The service was above average. However it was pricey. Otherwise an outstanding meal, but I just can't say it was a good value since the prices were so high.

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ToddS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I went to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. We arrived and we seated promptly. They accommodated all of my requests and helped create the best and most romantic night. Sand the food was outstanding. Highly recommend the house made ricotta. We’ll be going back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited here for the first time on March 13,2020 , love it, Hubby & I enjoyed ourselves, The lovely hostess didn’t get her name, but she was so nice & kind and very hospitable, She got us to or seats, & we sat & our waiter Mr. Shawn very awesome guy, took our order & was on top of things, making sure we had what we wanted, & making sure we were ok, The manager came by to check on us, I mean it was a awesome experience, we will be going back, for the prices it was worth it, love it. Environment was very nice , a Good outing, we supposed to went on our anniversary day but it took us two weeks to get there, lol but it was worth it, love the music in there also.

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vipJoeW
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent. The flat bread the charcuterie board and Caesar salad was outstanding so was the bottle of wine and the service and the staff. The place is so quaint we love sitting at the bar . bartender Sean is always wonderful and makes the best drinks

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vipLaura
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious creative drinks at the bar then went downstairs to the dining room. Feels like you’re walking into a wine cellar. The waiter was attentive and friendly. We were 2 couples. They made a caesar salad tableside which was very good. I had a duck ragu buccatini which was out of this world . My husband had a juicy pork cutlet that was cooked to perfection. Our friends enjoyed fettuccine bolognese and the shrimp dish in a light lobster broth not heavy and very flavorful. There was also an amazing wine list. We are all Jersey foodies but have been going to the Philly flower show the last few years and always head over to bistro romano to end the night and they never disappoint

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DavidD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice spot. Had to wait to be seated though, but it was a very busy night.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding meal at Bistro Romano! My colleagues and I dined here last Saturday This is my favorite restaurant in Philly. Super charming with incredible food. I had the chef’s tasting menu...delicious! Super chef!!! My colleagues had the octopus and calamari appetizers, Caesar salad and lobster ravioli. All were fabulous!the chocolate cake is fabuloso!

The owner clearly takes pride in Bistro Romano. Thank you!!!

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vipNRosario
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emily is JUST WONDERFUL! She’s a keeper. Treat her well. She is on pointe with everything. She’s got personality, pays attention to detail, is professional and has etiquette.

This care made our night besides a good wine & food.

We have a great experience and already started recommending others to your restaurant.

See you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as usual our waitress made the best Caesar salad and the food was outstanding the atmosphere in its place is really great ,we will definitely be back thanks for all the great work and delicious food

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SharonB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! I would recommend this place to everyone!

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vipflwcyw
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All occasion place original architecture oh old townhouse. Nice waiter, good service. All pasta made in house, delicious taramisu.

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vipSigi
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very good "go-to" restaurant. The food is always good, the service nice, the ambience pleasant, and a good value.

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KaitlynB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing. My wife and went for our anniversary and they put rose petals on our table and even brought us each a glass of champagne. The food was amazing, we both had the lobster ravioli and fried calamari.

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PATRICKC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of town guest

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Jereshro
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and romantic atmosphere were both amazing.

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vipJT61214
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite date night spot after a long week. Everything was fabulous. Never disappoints.

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Vsolo
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Romano is a great restaurant that we have been going to since 1998 and it never disappoints.
The only thing I realized it had been 3 or so years since we were able to make it there :(

It is almost a well-kept secret.

Food, service, the atmosphere is always great. Prices a very reasonable for Philidelphia.

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vippooknnook
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very very nice experience! Attention to detail with everything but the way people were seated. Wasnt crowded yet we had a very loud intoxicated group seated next to us when there were several other areas to seat them. My only complaint.

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RaymondP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great night out at Bistro Romano. The food and service was both excellent. A great atmosphere for a couples dinner.

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vipgregorys
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice piano bar. dinner seating in the basement has a lot of character. nice and quiet on sundays. great specials and happy hour

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MikeC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Great ambience especially the piano player in the bar area. Great place to enjoy the evening with family and friends and have a great time.
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Milo
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was delicious but I would never go again because it was way too loud and our waiter tried to upsell us every time he came to the table.

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GilmarS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is great and the food amazing. Really enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was good & they were very accommodating to a food allergy!!

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vipPerriH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We randomly picked this restaurant for our son’s birthday based on reviews from OpenTable. What a gem we found! Anthony was our server and he was super nice, extremely accommodating (husband is vegan) and very knowledgeable. Overall, including all staff that stopped by our table and during our time upstairs at the bar, service was excellent. Kudos to the chef, because the food was outstanding. We had Caesar salad, the mussels and grilled octopus, lobster ravioli and they made vegan gnocchi. We also had side dishes of carrots and broccoli rabe and they were all insanely delicious. Anthony surprised our son with a phenomenal chocolate dessert for his birthday. My son can’t stop raving about his delicious dinner. We will most definitely go back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an excellent experience. Pricey but worth it.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Romano is fantastic. The food was incredible and reasonably priced for the quality. We ordered an app, two and a half entrees (you can add a half entree when ordering any other entree which is fantastic for trying different items), and dessert. Everything was prepared perfectly. The ambiance was also great as the live piano really added to the experience. We sat upstairs which was a really cute but the downstairs dining looked like a very romantic setting as well. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great meal and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had date night with my boyfriend here last night. I got the Veal Saltimbucco and he got the duck ragout fettuccini. Both were to die for! Even though I was going to explode, he convinced me we needed to get the tiramisu. And he was right! It was amazing. The service was great and the ambience was perfect for us - dimly lit and intimate. I will be going back again ASAP!

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vipCFred
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious. The burrata appetizer was a great starter. We had Caesar salad made in front of you and I had the calamari. My husband had the bolognese. Everything was so good. And the decor and ambiance was awesome. Will hope to return again soon.

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Nanette
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Everything we ate was delicious. Our service was also great and quick. We told him we had a show to catch so he made sure the food came out in time for us to see our show. It was more expensive but the portions were pretty big. I will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! And the atmosphere was just as great! Definitely one of the best date spots I’ve ever been to and I hope that others will give it a go.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good

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Nickd76
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service never dissappoint! Grilled octopus is a must if you like seafood. We were celebrating our anniversary and they brought us champagne on the house!

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DougT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic service, beverages, and food ! Start to finish it was a wonderful fist experience at this classic restaurant! Millie Grazie !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was good. Service was marginal. Had to ask twice for a beverage and never did receive a side item that was ordered.

Bistro Romano
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for your review yet very disappointed to learn about your service. We would very much like to speak with you personally about your visit and sent you a private message to ascertain the best way to reach you. We strive to exceed the expectations of our guests not disappoint. Thank you for your consideration; we look forward to hearing from you.

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