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About Bistro Romano
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.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Between Front and 2nd
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Piano Bar Friday & Saturday; Mystery Dinner Theater Friday & Saturday - Must call 215-238-1313 for Mystery Theatre tickets.
Bistro Romano provides off-site catering & theme parties for 25 to 2500.
Discounted parking at Park America Garage at 215 Lombard Street: Sunday-Thursday $9, Friday and Saturday $19. Acquire parking pass from hostess.
Septa: 40 Bus, 57 Bus
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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.
Bistro Romano Ratings and Reviews
We were celebrating our 7th. anniversary, what a nice surprise when we got to our table with rose petals on top of the table cloth, candle light and a chilled bottle of champagne. Our server was courteous, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was amazing, we couldn’t ask for a better way to celebrate.
Took my wife for our 4th anniversary and the food wasn't good. not for the price. The ceasar salad was better then the meal and the price for the salad was crazy 20dollars for 2 people for a salad. We left and I went and got a pizza and it was better then the meal.
We had a coupon for my husband's birthday and decided to give it a try as we had theatre tickets for a show nearby. We were delighted and wondered why it had taken us so long to dine at Bistro Romano. The ambience in the lower level is cozy and quiet (we had a booth--I don't know if the noise level is different elsewhere in the room). Our waiter was attentive and friendly and tried to be mindful of our time constraint. The house-made lobster ravioli were outstanding-large chunks of lobster in a delicious sauce and our semi-freddo dessert was fantastic. Give it a try-you won't be disappointed.
The service here was marvelous from hostess to server. Everyone worked as a team to make sure we had everything we could possibly want or need. The food was fabulous and there was an amazing wine selection. When we return to Philly we'll definitely be back!
On my open table reservation I marked that it was for my anniversary. We were led to a cozy, intimate table sprinkled with rose petals and romantically decorated. It was so perfect and I really appreciate the detail that went into making our night special. Our waiter, Florian, was helpful, kind and very skilled at his job. We will keep coming back and recommending to everyone!
Our dinner was ok but not really flavorful. Salad at $10 was incredibly small, italian fish stew was rather bland with "pea" sized scallops, and the filet and mashed potato were ok, especially at this price point. The seating for this restaurant is in the basement. Server was attentive.
We found this wonderful gem years ago by accident and have since returned many times for special occasions. We live a good distance from Bistro Romano so don’t get to visit as often as we would like, but when we do we are never disappointed. Table side Caesar is not to be missed! Service is top notch, and the food...well don’t even get me started, suffice to say we will make the drive again and again. LOVE IT!!!
Had the diver scallops with risotto off the regular menu, it had changed from the last time I had it, but everything was cooked to perfection. The scallops, mussels and shrimp broth was delicious and made for a creamy, but not runny risotto. Again the staff was excellent. Several of the patron's who sat around me, commented on how knowledgeable they are, about the wines and cocktails that they made. EXCELLENT.
We had a fantastic evening. The GM Anthony made the celebration of our 25th anniversary a most wonderful celebration! The table was decorated with rose petals upon our arrival and it just got better from there. The food was off the hook! The veal oso buco was one of the best meals I have had anywhere. The wife loved the fish and the pasta dish we shared was amazing. If you have not dined here you have to try it. Anthony is one of the most amazing hosts you will ever have. The service,atmosphere and food are by far one of the most amazing and romantic restaurants in the city.
I had the leg of lamb special, and it was delicious. The lamb was succulent, the right balance of fat to meat that paired well with the wine I had. As always the bar and wait staff were professional and proficient. It's always enjoyable to come here for dinner.
We had to wait a bit for our food after ordering . We were very satisfied for the most part with the service and the meals . It was very notable that one of our party was not completely satisfied and the waiter and manager went well above and beyond offering to replace the meal. The guest decided to retain the meal and, without asking or suggesting, her meal was removed from our bill . That was a wonderful gesture and will work to ensure our return.
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