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For 2
Sat, 2/24
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Bistro Romano

2433 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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 30th year! Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence (Two Glasses). Over 750 wine selections, including 20 by the glass.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 925-8880
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Vince Giannini
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Bistro Romano provides off-site catering & theme parties for 25 to 2500.
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Cross street
Between Front and 2nd
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Parking details
Discounted parking at Park America Garage at 215 Lombard Street: Sunday-Thursday $10, Friday and Saturday $20. Acquire parking pass from hostess.
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Public transit
Septa: 40 Bus, 57 Bus
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Piano Bar Friday & Saturday; Mystery Dinner Theater Friday & Saturday - Must call 215-238-1313 for Mystery Theatre tickets.
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Special events & promotions
Cellar Club Wine Tasting and Dinner
Wine Store for take out sales
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 2433 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTatar (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 hours ago

I had the Rib special as an appetizer and they were, as the young kids call it "the bomb". Cooked to perfection, the meat fell off the bone and the reduced wine sauce with the peppers cut through the the ribs perfectly. Delicious. Also the pork shoulder and pelenta was fantastic. Everything was excellent.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 6 hours ago

The food was absolutely amazing. The staff was extremely friendly and i would recommend this place to everyone. Honestly one of the best places I’ve ever been to.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 7 hours ago

Food was excellent! Great atmosphere

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

I have been going to Bistro Romano for 4 years now around Valentine's Day with my spouse and it has never ever been a disappointment. The food is always delicious, the wine menu is wonderful and the staff are very nice and respectful. This year, when I made my reservation, an unfortunate event had to been bumped up on my schedule and I was forced to reschedule the reservation. The hostess, Jackie, was VERY understanding and was more than happy to help me find a better date to work with my schedule. The wait for the appetizers (crab dip and salad) was quick, about 10 minutes and the main entree (2 whole lobsters w/ pasta), took about 20-25 minutes to come out. I think that is more than a reasonable time to wait for an entree like that. The wine menu is long with many options to choose from, the waiter is more than happy to find what would fit your taste, and the dessert menu is all homemade.

It's safe to say that this is our favorite place to go to for a romantic dinner and the prices are as well pretty reasonable. Thank you again Bistro Romano for always making our Valentine's Day dinner perfect!

SteveR (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

we have dined here twice so far, and both times it has been a very pleasant experience. Great service, and the food was on point. not to mention the wine list is paired well with their selection.

viproadwarrior (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Truly a hidden gem. We love this restaurant for authentic italian food and an extensive wine list. Must try the caesar salad prepared tableside. Delicious!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Probably the best Italian restaurant I’ve ever been too.

5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was delicious and the service was awesome. The ambiance was very romantic and cozy like. The perfect place to take a date for dinner and drinks.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Bistro Romano was easily one of the best dining experiences of my life. I have too much to even say about the place, the food and ambience were top notch but can't compete with the service, both waiter and manager were friendly, professional, and went above and beyond to ensure we had an amazing night. Ordered wine, cocktails, appetizers, entrees, and something from the specials. All of them A+. Live piano upstairs, very cozy environment. Highly recommended.

2.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Service was good. Food was NOT....quality of food was not worth The price they are charging! Very disappointing valentines dinner.