Bomb Bomb BBQ Grill & Italian Restaurant

4.6
148 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue

Bomb Bomb BBQ Grill & Italian Restaurant received its name from an unfortunate bombing incident in the late 1930's. Still standing today, it serves barbecue ribs and other grilled meats along with a variety of pastas and other Italian dishes. Enhancing the dining experience, Bomb Bomb BBQ Grill & Italian Restaurant further offers a full-service bar with a wide selection of beers, wines, cocktails and spirits. During its weekday Happy Hour, you can enjoy special drinks and different menu items.

Bomb Bomb BBQ Gill & Italian Restaurant offers a casual, fun and friendly dining experience. Housed in an historical building, it features a charming décor with terra cotta walls, wood furnishings, elegant artwork and pendant lighting.

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TerriL
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent as always and the ladies are the best

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SandraL
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Wonderful neighborhood spot! Food was good, but the pasta special came out a bit cold. I will return, of course, but would like to see that one element improved. Our martinis were OUTSTANDING!!

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ZacharyS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the bruschetta and the Fra Diavolo! Good food and very friendly staff.

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ValerieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food fabulous and service excellent . Everyone was so sweet and engaging

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JosephC
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian cuisine. Our favorite spot. 5*

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently great food, warm service and old school comfort food... the real deal.

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MATTHEWC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a great place to grab a good Italian dish. The drinks prices are always good too.

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Adrianlulu
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time here and the staff was very pleasant . the food was AMAZING! We will be returning

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sammie
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great

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vipMothersDayDiner
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Old school South Philly charm with fabulous food and friendly service. We had the stuffed calamari, which is out of this world! We also had the veal special and probably the best linguine w/ red clam sauce we've ever had. Always a great time!

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njjen
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Wanted to try a new place. In the mood for Italian (to counter act all the Thanksgiving turkey). Had never been to a place in South Philly. Only issue was parking, the waitress did let us know that the nearby hospital had parking, but that was after we drove around and wedging into a spot. Otherwise, food was great.

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PaulB
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Italian neighborhood restaurant! Hard to beat.

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TerriL
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as always was excellent and the best service ever

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great authentic Italian food!

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AaronW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great experience from the time we walked into the restaurant until we left. Food was outstanding.....Paula and Linda were great...will definitely be back.

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vipsteeveedee
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Old school South Philly, just like I remember from growing up. It ain't sauce, honey, it's gravy. The fried calamari is the best around. Not battered, breaded and lightly fried, not all greasy and rubbery. The chicken parm was perfect. I've had the ribs in the past and they're surprisingly good for an italian restaurant. Nothing fancy, just good, neighborhood eating, Italian style. Super-friendly service from a woman who could've been one of my great-aunts. The only thing missing is the black velvet Sinatra painting.
I've had the ribs in the past and they're surprisingly good for an Italian restaurant. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Love the food and the staff!

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ilovecookbooks
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Classic South Philly Italian, Near the stadiums. How youse doing hun? Get the clams and white sauce or the bbq!!

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kelly
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was excellent!The service was really good .Our Waitress was awesome!

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BudC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We've been going there for years and it keeps getting better. We'd probably be there more often if it wasn't so hard to find parking. The staff is exceptional and lots of fun. Needless to say, the food is great. Try their happy hour; its the best bargain ever. Great neighborhood bar everyone needs to try. We're going back in a few weeks; it's our place to go before a Phillies game. You should try it.

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vipsteeveedee
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, old school South Philly experience. Good red sauce and pasta. Good ribs. And the fried calamari was exceptional! Friendly, sweet service too!

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FrankC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This place never disappoints! With the hybrid restaurant cuisine choices of BBQ, seafood, and Italian... there's no drop off in quality of food. They do all 3 well! Great for a bite to eat at anytime It's close enough especially before a Philly sports game or event!

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vipraidersix2002
New England
152 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Neighborhood I am!

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JoeH
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the 5 years I have been eating at Bom Boms I have always had consistently good food, friendly staff who go outvif their way to make you feel welcome

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TerriL
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was excellent and Linda and Paula are the best. They go above and beyond to make your night great.

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vipFoodMaven2017
Philadelphia
411 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been here many times food always delicious
Had chicken marsella very good
Friend had a beautiful salad & sandwich + peach cobbler...all wonderful
No complaints & he is fussy

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notbad
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Yikes! All about ‘local yocal’, but your patrons shouldn’t hear your “side” conversations (a.k.a. Complaining about the patrons). If the target audience is the aloof, then maybe they’ll keep on keeping on. If not, and they have to start trending just a tinge with the times, then basic service will go a long way.

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JoeC
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Made a reservatino for 7pm on a Monday. Good thing we did, becuase all tables were otherwise full in this tiny, 25 seat restaurant.

The waitress appeared initially overmatched in handling the flow of 8 tables at once. Her busboy was initially of no help, but he became more engaged as our meal went on. The food was enjoyable, but a bit pricey given the ambiance & clientele. Overall I'm happy that I dined here after hearing so much about Bomb Bomb from many locals.

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AprilCG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific - never had a bad a meal! Friendly welcoming atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great. S.Philly bar and restaurant..i had the Crab and spaghetti. Red and the white gravy...over linguine..out of this world...its there crab fest and runs thru August...all kinds of crab dishes...cant wait to return..there regular menu is so so good tooo...💖

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Rudy
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Really good food from ribs to seafood! Great small place with friendly, excellent service!!

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KarenO
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food n service. Would highly recommend to everyone!

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miagooch
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambience are all top notch. The food is fresh and the servings are huge. Recommend reservations to ensure a seat, as it can fill up quickly on any night.

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viptownie
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Sadly, the food was really mediocre. The mussels in white sauce were swimming in a tasteless water bath. My chicken Parma was over cooked. I don't know what happened but the food has gone downhill. Sadly I will not go back.

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FrankZ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff. Had reservations for 6:30. Sat at 6:30 and had a very enjoyable time.

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pamelap
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Haven’t been there in months and decided to try the rack of ribs for the first time. Delicious and fell off the bone. Service is always friendly, and treat you like family.

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FrankZ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was GREAT! Antipasto and the rack of ribs were awesome. Love it there. Janet was our server she was wonderful.

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FredT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at Bomb Bombs several times, each time bringing someone new with us. Every time, there are smiles and congratulations for bringing them to one of the best restaurants that they have ever been to...between all of the visits we have sampled most of the menu...with accolades every time. Thanks

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vipAlsteinnj
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was really good. Mussels were plump and fresh in a rich tomato broth. Ribs fell off the bone and had rich, if conventional, flavor. Seafood over pasta was fresh and delicious. Place has a fun neighborhood buzz. BUT, service left something to be desired. We had to wait half and hour for our table even though we had reservation. And after we sat down, it took another twenty minutes to take our order. Waitress was lovely, but was clearly challenged by being the only server in the restaurant.

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BillR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Basic South Philly Italian. Nothing fancy-just wholesome good food and great service.

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Bomb Bomb BBQ Grill & Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 463-1311.

Bomb Bomb BBQ Grill & Italian Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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