DiPaolo's Ristorante Italiano

4.6
100 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Proudly celebrating our 50th year anniversary, Di Paolos is an upscale Contemporary/Modern Italian restaurant specializing in cuisine from the Abruzzo region of Italy. Although our signature Orange Size All Jumbo Lump Crabcakes remain our staple, our menu also features several fresh fish and seafood dishes that is delivered daily to our restaurant. We use only Certified Angus Beef, Milk-Fed Veal, Domestic Colorado Lamb Chops, Center-Cut Veal Chops & Double-Bone Center-Cut Pork Chops. While using only the finest and freshest organic tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, and cheeses from Italy, we make all of our pastas, large ravioli, and hand-cut gnocchi fresh daily. We have a large gorgeous bar room that features Bob Pantano of Philadelphia's 98.1 WOGL every Wednesday night along with top notch bands every Friday & Saturday nights. During spring and summer, we have a huge gorgeous patio with fire pits, and a full bar with nightly entertainment and dinner specials.

Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed our night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been to this restaurant before, but made a reservation because we wanted to see the band that was playing there. We sat outside on the enormous patio. It was beautiful! Plenty of heaters, and beautifully lit up. The service was excellent. We ordered appetizers, drinks and dinner. We were immediately served rolls and a plate of antipasti. We said that we didn’t order this. The waitress said it was complimentary! We couldn’t believe it. Between that and the appetizers (stuffed long hots and meatballs with ricotta) be were stuffed before our dinner even arrived! My husband ordered the gnocchi and I ordered a big salad with filet and shrimp on it that was amazing! But I took two bites and had it wrapped up to go because I was too full from the appetizers. Excellent dinner, top notch service. We will come back for sure!

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Foodie302
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and the service are amazing! We enjoyed ourselves

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of us came to enjoy good food, drinks and music on the patio. Everything was great from the wait staff to the ambiance to the food and entertainment. We will definitely be going again.

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NicoleB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Huge portions! Definitely recommend!

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DebS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Austin, was outstanding!!! I will def request him at our next visit! Food was great, as always! Can’t wait to go again very soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great, love band was Awesome

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PeteM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been frequenting DiPaolo’s for years. Their food and service are top shelf; and the live entertainment is an added plus. I go to other places for variety, but always return to DiPaolos for the hometown feel and consistency.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fantastic! We had a few things that we needed addressed and it was handled promptly. The inside dining experience was wonderful as well as the outside dining. The live band was Great! Overall the food, the service, and the experience exceeded my expectations.

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vipJN0129
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

First timer eating here. The outside patio was gorgeous, the band was awesome and the ambiance was lively and fun. Unfortunately, the service was bad (not our waitress' fault either). Our app came out at the same time as the meal and we never got our salads with our meal. We realized that after we saw every table around us eating salads and we asked our waitress, and she gave us them to go. It's nice seeing restaurants busy again and people out and about, so we understand sometimes service is backed up, but for the price, it just wasn't worth it to us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was a great eveing and the band coast to coast was awesome

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Paulymo298
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lots of it!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time out since Covid and everything was good.

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Jennifer
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DiPaolo's Italian Ristorante is our "go to" place for special occasion. Our family had not been out to dine in a restaurant since February 2020, so for us this was a very special celebration and it had to be DiPaolo's. Everything was perfect from start to finish, the food, ambiance and service was spectacular!

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Lindab2019
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Found this little Jem two years ago when I was moving my son in for college. Food was amazing. Was so excited to go back. We ordered the lobster Mac and Cheese, the noodles were not el dente, under cooked, lobster was tough over cooked. Mentioned it to out waiter and all he said was that the kitchen was very busy. I ordered the same entree (shrimp scampi) as last time. Shrimp were nicely cooked but sauce had zero flavor. Pricey dinner for three, and we all left out plates barely touched. Guess it was just an off night for them.

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AndreaC
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated our 19th Anniversary with an amazing meal and awesome service by Vincenzo!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was really good with big servings but service was really slow

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for date night and it was great! We will go back anytime !

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MikeR
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food was very good. Plenty of apps included in the entree price.

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JulieH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious. The crab cakes are just crab and mayo totally gluten free, the tequila clams are to die for, and the antipasto plate they start you off with was better than i could have imagined! we can't wait to go back

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MeccaD
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about DiPaolo's was amazing. I made a reservation so we had no wait time. The waiter came over promptly and gave us a full overview of the menu. He knew without asking that my religious beliefs prevented me from eating certain types of food and consuming alcohol. I really appreciated that. My overall experience was so amazing that I went back two days later.

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PamelaH
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food may be a bit pricey, but worth every penny. It is absolutely delicious without fail. Servers are knowledgeable, courteous and efficient. The only constructive criticism I would have is only a personal opinion. Wish it were a little more cozy...with all the giant windows, dark lighting and tile floors, it's just a bit noisy, sterile and dark. But that is a minor thing... every meal I've ever had here has been STELLAR.

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NicoleA
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience of the out door setting was amazing. The music was awesome. I have been to this establishment 3 time within the last 4 months and each time was absolutely wonderful.

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BernadetteM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional. Great service and great food.

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CarlC
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Been going here for 20+ yrs. Always good food but certainly pricey. My husband same thing with the bread basket and antipasto they bring to the table. Antipasto used to have a better selection of more cheeses/meats but it was still good. The chef could ease off the sauce a little and not drown the food which happened with our salads and meals. I had the Veal Saltimboca: excellent quality but lots of cheese and sauce, mashed potatoes where delicious! Husband had the Linguini Alla Pescatore: seafood quality was great but again too much sauce. Our waitress for this particular visit was pleasant and got our order correct but nothing special. She never mentioned specials (they were inserted with the menu though) or asked what dressing we wanted on our salads or if we were even ready for our salads when we were still working on our apps. She just brought them and put them on the already crowded table. I did ask a hostess walking by for another salad with dressing on the side since it had puddles of dressing. Another was brought promptly. She asked if we wanted dessert but didn't even bring the large dessert tray that was going around to other tables. She did bring the dessert menu to be fair and we waited to see if she'd bring the tray when another waiter had taken it but she didn't. Overall it was a nice dinner w/ an ok waitress.

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ErikN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Starting with the reservation, and continuing with the service and ending with the food - all was excellent.

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Pres
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration food was spectacular as usual, can't wait until outdoor dining is available.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Placed a note that was our anniversary and the best table in the house. They proceeded to place us in the back room with glass racks in plain view. When we complained they moved us to a table that was "reserved". The server was average snd slow. He would walk pass our table without checking in. Bar service was slow each time our drinks came seperate.

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IliasT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as great, portions were big, great value. Service was great. Only complaint is that it took around 1 hour and a half to get to the main course.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!!!

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JoannaT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere

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JenniferB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Italian food - great staff. We have recommended to many family and friends. Favorite place to go.

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DebS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DiPaolos is a favorite dining location for us. The food is always delicious and the servings are plentiful. Our server was outstanding. Very attentive!!

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PatrickD
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome the food is awesome the atmosphere is awesome definitely willl be back

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TainaM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was amazing and made another reservation for the following week. 5 star recommendation from me...

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vipJeffT
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, service was great, and the food was outstanding.

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MameXaaliN
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, amazing Food, Great service the lamp chops are the best lol

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StevenM
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was even better. The specials are fantastic. If you are looking for a nice night out , this is your spot.

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DebraH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

DiPaolo's Dinner for Two on Tuesday and Wednesday is great!

FAQs

DiPaolo's Ristorante Italiano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (856) 299-4645.

DiPaolo's Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.6 stars by 100 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.