Fraschetta

4.6
832 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Fraschetta is located in the heart of Bryn Mawr. It is recognized as a 3 bell restaurant by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Roman born Chef Gianluca Demontis creates traditional and contemporary Roman dishes. He has the ability to transform simple dishes into something tasteful and elevated. We use only fresh, seasonal ingredients, and the menu offers a variety of seafood, meats, housemade pastas as well as vegetarian and gluten-free dishes.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great! Great birthday celebration!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great service, great value. Server thought there own service time was slow and comped three scoops of gelato. Great evening.

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vipJohnnyRocko
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is very on point. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The food was incredible. I had the bugatini all’amitriciana...classic dish. It was excellent. And definitely definitely get the tiramisu. Over and all the best Tiramisu you will get in the area.

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JohnSara
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the perfect spot for dinner even during the pandemic. Plenty of space between tables. Great safe service. And as always great food at a fair price.

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vipVillanovian
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

No frills place, very good food (though relatively limited selection).

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vipDeniseM
London
17 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner Saturday night. The food was outstanding and felt the restaurant followed strict social distancing.
My swordfish special was perfect!

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JohnSara
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fraschetta was excellent. The food was outstanding. The service was superb. The value versus the cost was super. We felt safe as the restaurant followed all Covid policies.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rose was lovely and welcoming. Our server Nick was well versed with the menu and provided excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend told us to try. We love their center city restaurant melagrano ( a must try)
The evening started with a nice conversation with Rose ( owner). We started taking about Italy.
Could of talked all night.
The food selection was perfect.
Started with a few appetizers...one was fried calamari. May have been the best I ever had.
Cooked perfect.
I had one of the specials and there was four of us.
Every plate was wiped clean...everyone loved their meal.
The deserts were a perfect finish.
I must also mention out waitress was great and everyone who worked there was nice to us.
Highly recommended
It will now be one of our regular spots.

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MonicaL
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This was the second time I ate dinner there. The first time was great...excellent food and good service. This time, we were on time for our 7:30 reservation but did not have our order taken until 8:15 (only because we flagged a server down), with another 45 minutes until our first course came. My food was just ok, although my companions said their food was very good. I want to give restaurants a lot of slack because they are operating with many Covid related challenges, but I think waiting 90 minutes warrants an apology at least and maybe a free dessert or coffee.

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vipLindaA
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

This has become our "goto" place in our neighborhood. Its casual, and you can enjoy a nice night out with friends or just for 2.

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RichardK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food that you can only get there. Friendly and extremely cordial service.

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LorraineS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was good, price was reasonable, waitress was attentive. However heat appeared not to be working correctly and it was so cold by the end of my meal that I had to wear my coat inside.

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vipBalaFoodie
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love this place. It’s a cozy, friendly byob. Servers are attentive and engaging but not intrusive. We have our favorites on the standing menu, but are always intrigued by the specials. I hope they survive the economic downturn of the pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy and yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipOOPACK
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food is usually very good and we enjoy our visits. While the appetizer and salad were excellent the entrees were mediocre and therefore disappointed. Osso Bucco was dry and a bit too fatty and the special pasta dish of what was essentially pesto was flavorless. And a small portion. This won’t deter us from returning but I hope the next experience is a bit more in keeping with what we have come to expect.

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vipLuvBoston
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noa and Yancy made the evening wonderful... through the pandemic and changes that we are all experiencing, Fraschetta never disappoints! Delicious and fabulous!

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DelectableDiner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was amazing!! Due to COVID, they had just re-opened; The servers were a bit behind the needs of the table. Although, this is what happens when you are completely closed for almost 6 months. No fault of their own. So, would recommend dinning here, because the food is SO great, and after a few weeks of being opened everything will progress very smoothly : )

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Greg
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining room was quiet and Food was excellent! Great byob!

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vipJeff
Philadelphia
131 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely first rate, from beginning to end. Wonderful food, wonderful service. And BYOB to beet. Highly recommended.

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ChristianS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service,great time

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DonnieBrasco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Share a delicious meal with someone you love. Very reasonably priced.

DH
vipDougH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see Fraschetta is back after all of this craziness! Just as good as in pre-COVID times

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vipToddD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance is excellent. One of our favorite places to go.

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Eddie
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good, the service was also very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for 4 people dinner
Outstanding food and service

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vipdavidl
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and experience

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were there on a Friday night with friends. Our waiter Christiano was very pleasant and helped us pick a quiet table! The Sautéed Calamari appetizer was excellent, the beet salad and our pasta dishes very tasty. Also, the Mahi Mahi special was delicious and very well prepared.

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vipJillL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice BYOB with attentive service. Similar menu but always specials

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vipAlice
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and BYOB. We enjoyed sitting upstairs as it is quieter. Always make a reservation as this is a popular stop for dinner before going to see a film just a few doors down at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.

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ElaineS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. It’s my friendly neighborhood go-to. I took guests who incredibly had never been to Fraschetta and they loved it and will return. I can’t wait to go back. Keep up the good work!!

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DavidK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good food, creative dishes. Very close tables in most of the small restaurant, with a fairly high noise level. Fair value for a BYOB. Would return with a larger group and table.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers, Nick and Julio were marvelous- very courteous and competent. The food was spectacular- understated but just delicious. So glad to have Fraschetta in the neighborhood.

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vipJoeB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and outstanding service as always.
Best Italian and best restaurant on the MainLine.

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RogerU
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing combinations - excellent meal - looking forward to going back

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Bookish
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We had a reservation for 4 at 6.45 on a Saturday night.
Before we had removed our coats and hung them, the waitress had opened our wine and put out the menus.
Within a minute she was there to take drinks order.
Within minute two, she recited the specials
By the third minute she asked for orders.
Although the servers were friendly and obliging, we were rushed so obviously that we could not enjoy our conversation without being interrupted.
Also in the determination to turn over tables as quickly as possible, the salads came out without dressing.
The pasta was overcooked, gummy and lukewarm.
The quail was dry and reheated under lamps.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food. Always a crowd pleaser.

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Lara
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pannacotta was too simple. The rest of plates delicious.
Very noisy. Service was excellent.

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giovanni
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Rigatoni all’s Norma was a decent size and had a fresh nicely seasoned sauce. Arugula with prosciutto was good, although the dressing was nothing special. Had to wait until we ordered to receive bread. Would have preferred it as we decided.

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You can order delivery directly from Fraschetta using the Order Online button. Fraschetta also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Fraschetta is rated 4.6 stars by 832 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.