Fraschetta

4.5
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$30 and under
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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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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.

JB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RU
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing combinations - excellent meal - looking forward to going back

B
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.

OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food. Always a crowd pleaser.

L
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

g
Philadelphia
7 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.

SL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It starts with a warm greeting, and continues on through a wonderful evening.
Good food. Good people. Real good combination.

Steve Levy

WH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always cozy and comfortable with great food, some new additions always. Tried new lasagna with truffle eggplant paste layers.

BH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always great!!

AL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

way way way too loud...people at a table of 6 were extremely loud and rude...Hostess / Service were awesome as was the food.

p
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Continues to be a real pleaser for us. We have gone several times a year since the restaurant opened.

h
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service were excellent. Very cozy & warm ambiance

b
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always great food and service. Noise level can be very annoying.

EC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been there many times and as always the food is wonderful just like in Rome

AC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service, manager was in the dining rm, checking thing.
The only negative would be hard to fix. Cold blast of air when people opened the front door. There is a vestibule, but people would have both doors opened.

SF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening of delicious food and lovely ambiance.

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to go after a movie at Bryn Mawr theater! Very authentic Italian food and byob! Loved it!

CD
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Portions size perfect. Not too large or small. Most of the pasta is home made. I will definitely be going back

GR
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time back in 6 months. Food good but lacking that something that made it very good in the past. Service disjointed, meals came sporadically and one the wrong thing. And, we where one of two parties with 3 waiters. Maybe a bad night but was not enjoyable with the disappointing food and service.

NW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Part of the food was good, the rest ok. The service was great in the beginning, but after entrees were served, it was difficult to get our servers attention.

FH
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything wonderful except for the bathrooms are freezing. In a fine restaurant like Fraschetta it was surprising. You need space heaters.

AG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food! Great casual atmosphere. Service is great and staff exceptionally warm and welcoming.

LN
Atlantic City
26 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The place was packed and very noisy when we arrived. We sat downstairs near the door so maybe it was quieter upstairs. The food , as usual , was exceptional. This place has a good vibe!

ZO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! I always get the pork but every item on the menu we tried was great. Service is quick and attentive, even if the place is packed most of the time.

KH
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I've eaten here a few times with mixed results. The food is generally pretty good, but far from excellent. My dining companion had a salad to start and left half of it thinking that it was overpriced and just fair. I don't recall the name, however it was mainly spinach. On the other hand I had the beet salad which was very good. As it urns out we both ordered Osso Buco which in my opinion was just okay. My dining companion said she liked it but wouldn't order it again.

I must say that I think they do a great job with pasta dishes having had many of the choices on previous visits.

I think I've been there enough and would recommend it to anyone not having gone before. However, for me it's time to move on although I'm sure I'll go again in the future being sure to order one of their pasta dishes.

ML
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I thoroughly enjoyed the lasagna! My friends each got a pasta as well and said it was fantastic. The cheese plate we shared was average. Very good service. Affordable. I highly recommend this BYO restaurant.

H
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Excellent food and service. Always consistently great place to go.

b
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this BYOB! Great food and service...always! Noise level is sometimes overwhelming. Upstairs is much quieter

J
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!

MI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

2-3 on apps - meatball app very overdone - main Tuna also overdone - hockey puck overdone

I
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Fraschetta needs to train its staff. Our waiter spent most of the evening talking to everyone and was inattentive to the fact that we waited about 45 minutes before the first dish. The food itself was ok. I had their Tuna special and the tuna was dry and overcooked.

FO
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

waiter not experienced enough
asked what came with food ordered said fish and ended up with mashed potatoes which if I had choice would have asked for a vegetable
asked if I could get a smaller portion of soup like a cup
brought me a cup but charged me for a bowl

the soup was supposed to be pureed but was not done enough because roughage of beans were still there

LN
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy the butternut ravioli is back on the menu!! Delicious!!!!

J
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I don't quite get it. It has great reviews and supposedly this is a place LaBan likes on the Main Line, but my wife and I were left scratching our heads. It was fine...juts like all the decent Italian spots in the area...nothing special. The servers were scatter-brained and somewhat loud for no reason at times in the background. We were expecting something a little more elevated and on-par with a decent Philadelphia Italian spot...but we should have lowered our expectations.

r
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We were surprised. Of the four of us, only one had an entree he thought was good. The rest of us were disappointed. We had swordfish that was overcooked and a pasta dish that was lukewarm.
The servers were nice but maybe overworked as they forgot one salad, the meatballs and the tea until we reminded them a couple of times.
We have all eaten here before and had really good meals so maybe we’ll call it an off-night...thus the 3 stars.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love fraschetta! It’s great for date night, family gatherings or dinner with friends. One of our favorites. :)

RS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food

F
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is really special. Interesting flavors and wide variety of choices. We were very happy with our dinner tonight.