Florentino's Restaurant

4.1
97 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Florentino’s Restaurant, located in the heart of Newtown Boro, Pennsylvania, is an Italian restaurant offering classic Italian favorites. The restaurant has a BYOB policy (no corkage fee) and offers daily specials. Florentino’s Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and has special menus for holidays.

Start out your meal with one of the many appetizers like the fennel and mushroom salad or the calamari. The restaurant serves homemade pasta and offers fresh seafood options like the capellini and crab and the linguini ai frutti di mare fradiavolo. Florentino’s Restaurant also offers vegetarian options like the pasta con gorgonzola so there’s sure to be something for everyone on the menu at this Newtown, Pennsylvania restaurant.
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DQ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Eggplant parm..... that's what you need to know!!!👍😊

l
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Dined on a Thursday night when there were only 2 other couples in the restaurant, so can't confirm complaints about noise or crowdedness as reported by others. Service was great. Waitress was friendly and attentive. We had a great meal - mussels alla pomarola appetizer was excellent. Mussels were fresh and in a light, very flavorful tomato sauce, too good to be wasted so used bread to sop up every morsel. Also recommend the Chicken Florentino. Will definitely be going back.

M
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It's gotten really loud in the confined space, and the waitress that we had, who must have been new, was completely ignorant as to how to serve, handing hot dishes, etc. across the table for us to pass instead of walking over to the other side of the table and placing them in front of the patron. Their pastas are good, but their sauces over meat dishes are too heavy.

FD
London
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Florentino’s’s never disappoints. Food is the message here and it’s fine Italian. The chef specializes in fish and this is apparent on the extensive menu.
Wait service completely knowledgeable and helpful, friendly. Can be quite busy on weekends, reserve. Lunch or dinner-either is enjoyable. Parking always has been easy for us on the street, or around in back. BYOB
And we live six minutes away!

B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Florentino’s regularly when we lived in the area and now we return for special occasions. We are always glad we did. It does cost $3 plus, but the garlic wheat bread is worth it. If you like ice cream, a stop a few shops down at the Zebra Striped Whale Cafe is a must after dinner. The location in downtown, historic Newtown Borough is fantastic. Ask for a table by the window by the street. It has the feel of being in a quaint village in a city.

KB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The lasagna and eggplant parm are the best things there.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very good. Unfortunately, my wife found a paper piece of an old menu in her platter. Also , we were promised additional bread several times but it didn’t show up until after my wife and I finished our meals. Prices were reasonable.It was a non-memorable meal and there are better options in Newtown for Italian fare

HM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Consistantly good service and food . Menu could be a little more varied but still a great place to eat .

I
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner. The food was vey satisfactory. Our servers were pleasant. There was a misunderstanding about one order, but it was remedied.

d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal here. Enjoyed the Eggplant Parmigiana and a salad portions are large so be hungry and the restaurant has such a great location. There’s a craft cocktail bar just a few blocks away to start the night and all sorts of night life after dinner. Service is excellent.

MJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent, and the service is exceptional! I highly recommend!

P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT FOOD EXCELLENT SERVICE BYOB PERFECT. THEN WALKED OVER TO SEE THE PLAY.

JS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

good food, poor service, portions smaller than ever...

H
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time! Food was excellent and service was great.

MB
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent and timely. Food was very good. We both had specials. Used a Groupons to reduce the cost.

MM
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was excellent as always but service was terrible. Waited for for desert menu then finally gave up after 20 min then asked for check which took another 20 min. Finally just gave card to another waiter. Eggplant parm is worth trip back. Hopefully they are on top of it next time.

1
Philadelphia
90 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice place in Newtown, just needs to change their menu once in a while!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Reserved through Open Table, included the fact I had a Groupon to use. Received a confirmation phone call asking that when I use the Groupon, could I pay the balance in cash.....something about credit card surcharges.
The food was ok. The service was not strong. We were not greeted in a friendly manner and it took a long time to get a wine chiller and bread even though we were asked multiple times. They even ask if you want house bread or garlic bread as if they’re both complimentary, but there’s a charge for the garlic bread. Shady.
After dinner, I tried to use my Groupon. Waiter wouldn’t take it. The ‘manager’ at first refused it. I insisted she accept it considering I am honoring all of the fine print. It’s a very small place. My issue became an issue for all the neighboring tables....I felt like I was the problem. What was supposed to be a relaxing evening out turned into a frustrating and unpleasant one. That changed as soon as we left......

K
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for Bucks County restaurant week and each got the 35 dollar menu. We we're quickly seated and our wine was opened and poured. The waitress went over our menu options. They forgot to bring out the first course antipasto, and honestly they could have skipped it. It was about 6 olives and a few slices of grocery store cheese which we had to split. The second course cesear salad was ok, nothing special. The linguine Al frutti di mare fradiavolo was good, and salvaged the experience a bit, although some of the seafood seemed overdone. Also the upcharged for bread. Overall I felt like they were determined to make as much money as possible off of you, instead of showing off their restaurant. Will most likely not be returning.

JK
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

First, wait staff was extremely attentive. Atmosphere was just ok, tables close together in a row. Food was okay too. I had lobster ravioli and if there was any lobster in it I sure couldn’t find it. My wife had eggplant palm which she liked a lot. Prices were about average for an Italian restaurant in the area, but the food didn’t stand up to the price.

DH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can tell it is a place where the locals go to eat. The food was great. we all had a good time here. we will definitely be going back.

BB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came in with my mouth set in pasta, but there were so many wonderful choices. We enjoyed the perfectly cooked special, crispy skin red snapper with sautéed spinach and garlic mashed potatoes. Fabulous. The service was friendly and warm. When my colleague asked for hot sauce (please forgive her chef, she’s Caribbean) they didn’t have any so the chef made some for her. This is a perfect neighborhood restaurant. It’s BYOB, so it is a bargain, too. Thanks for a lovely relaxed dinner.

FF
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We eat at Florentino’s about 4 times per year. Food is always good, and menu selections and specials are varied and provide good choices.

SO
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience. First time here. Food was great, service excellent, will return. Thank you.

MM
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date night out. One of our favorite BYOBs in the area. Will be looking forward to returning.

s
Philadelphia
171 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service but a little pricey

l
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious. The ambiance was quaint and comfortable. A bit pricey even with a deal from Living Social but overall a lovely restaurant. The service was good too, I especially liked the dessert presentation; the waitress brought several options on a plate for us to choose from she was really nice and pleasant. I would recommend this restaurant 100%!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An intimate atmosphere that offers deliciously prepared food. It’s a bit noisy because of the small space, but it did not detract from a lovely meal.

KM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food

MN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food; however, the noise level was deafening.

T
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Restaurant is very small and crammed. We were sitting next to a couple that was basically sitting with us at our table.
Food was incredibly bland. I ordered the Pasta ala Bolognese...menu said it was made with garlic. No garlic in my dish. Incredibly dissapointed.
Husband ordered Filet and Funghi. Meat was tough and lacked flavor. Dish just tasted like a bowl of mushrooms. No savory flavor in the cream sauce.
Screaming child in the restaurant made for an interesting meal of not being able to hear anything.

LK
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great meal. All 4 in our party enjoyed their meals!

N
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Although the waitress was pleasant, the food lacked seasoning and was bland. While we were there, there were only two other couples there.

j
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal.
Excellent, attentive service provided by Renee.
Great experience on a snowy night.

OT
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

This is a VERY loud place and I hope you don’t mind eating with strangers the tables are on top of each other!!

e
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

The food was excellent! We found the noise level horrible. It detracted from our dining experience. I would recommend this restaurant but not on a Saturday night. Perhaps it wouldn’t be as noisy on a week night

j
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place ! It’s a byob that makes it even better !

l
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was mediocre. Will not be back.

RG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food! Very reasonably priced and with BYOB can go anytime and not kill the budget.

M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Florentino's!! Never a miss on food! BYOB which seems to be a fleeting idea more and more these days but it allows you to enjoy your favorites without bother to staff or high prices. Atmosphere is great - warm and welcoming! Simply fantastic!!

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