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Bistro Romano

4.7
2360 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Romantic (70)
  • Good for a Date (66)
  • Special Occasion (54)
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 29th year! Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence (Two Glasses). Over 750 wine selections, including 20 by the glass.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
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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Cross street: Between Front and 2nd
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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Romance is on the Menu at Bistro Romano! Candlelit dining at rose petal topped tables. The 5-Course pre fixe Happy Hearts Menu for $78 features table-side Caesar salad, Lobster Ravioli, Black Bass, Filet Mignon & Lobster Tail, all the favorites. Reservations a must .

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 2360 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Delicious food and great atmosphere

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JB1749 (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Just returned from an anniversary weekend to Old City, Philly. Found reviews for this restaurant and thought it had what my wife and I liked. This place lived up to, and exceeded the posted reviews. We arrived 15 min early for res, so we took a seat at the bar. Very personable bartender. Our table was ready in short order. We were seated and tended to immediately. We started with a crab spread and toast. Delicious! Not too salty, very creamy, and the crab was fresh. My wife ordered scallops over risotto. Tender, mild scallops without any of the iodine taste evident in many scallop dishes. I had the veal saltimbocca. Tender filets with prosciutto, cheese and diced tomato. A wine demiglaze topped it off. Tasty, and properly balanced accompanied by whipped potatoes. A very well done dish. We enjoyed a side of broccoli rabe with red peppers. Fresh, vibrant, and not bitter. For dessert, which we took to go, we had a creamy cannoli, and said my wife, “the best tiramisu I’ve ever tasted.”
The staff were professional, courteous, and properly attentive.
Whenever we make a return trip to Philly, we will revisit this fine spot to sample more of the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Great atmosphere and amazing food. Highly recommended for any special occasion or just date night.

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vipTatar (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

The pasta with venison was delicious and the hangar steak was very tender and juicy. EXCELLENT, I think I will be back tomorrow.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

It was great!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

The food was amazing.
The waiter and every one was so nice.
They kept trying to make sure everything was alright.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

This place was amazing. Low lighting, romantic setting, beautiful decor. Great for a date. Food is sensational

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vipJohnnyDee (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

I have been to this restaurant numerous times over many years, never had a bad meal. Recently updated the menu, we the roasted beets and mussels as appetizers, the Bordetto and the Tagliatelle with truffles as our entrees all was very good. Great wine list with affordable prices.

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

Veal was peppery

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Really nice setting inside quiet and warm.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
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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Cross street
Between Front and 2nd
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(215) 925-8880
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Entertainment
Piano Bar Friday & Saturday; Mystery Dinner Theater Friday & Saturday - Must call 215-238-1313 for Mystery Theatre tickets.
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Catering
Bistro Romano provides off-site catering & theme parties for 25 to 2500.
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Parking details
Discounted parking at Park America Garage at 215 Lombard Street: Sunday-Thursday $9, Friday and Saturday $19. Acquire parking pass from hostess.
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Public transit
Septa: 40 Bus, 57 Bus
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Executive chef
Vince Giannini
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Cellar Club Wine Tasting and Dinner
Wine Store for take out sales

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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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