Giuseppe & Sons
Food and service was great! We only had a slight problem seeing our menus as it was a little dark in the restaurant. Sadly we didn’t feel so bad using our phones to light up the menus as we weren’t alone. Overall was a great experience. Would highly recommend it and will definitely be back!
I was so excited to try this place for restaurant week. I had looked at the restaurant week website where Giuseppe and sons had posted a menu. I saw 4 courses and some specific dishes I wanted to try!
Well for one, we were seated late for a 9:15 pm reservation...they weren't super busy. Then, the waitress informed us that there is 4 courses for restaurant week, BUT the main entree and 4th course have to be shared between two people. Plus, the menu was not the same as the one posted online, the dishes I had specifically gone there for weren't available.
My boyfriend and I did the math and for two people, the "restaurant week deal" was close to the same cost as buying the dishes at normal price, but you get less food because you have to share the entree and last course.
Was pretty disappointed that their menu was misleading both in structure and in what dishes are actually available :( we went to Alice pizza down the street which had excellent pasta+half the price.
Don’t usually write reviews but our experience was so awful that I felt I needed to share. Food was to say the least disappointing. The red sauce was burnt. Who does that in an Italian restaurant? Since it was restaurant week we had the tasting menu which had the red sauce in every course. The veal was a piece of rubber. The meatballs full of filler. Wine was grossly overpriced. The only redeeming elements were the service and the decor.
Spectacular. Every dish was better than the last. We had the beef carpaccio, burrata, gnocchi, chicken parm, long hots and cannoli and all were amazing. We also had the lasagna which was good, but not as amazing as everything else. The table wine carafe was inexpensive but still deliciouz
We went for restaurant week and really enjoyed our food. The clams oregenata, tortellini, and halibut were highlights. Our only complaint is that they kept trying to bring our main course out at the wrong times. First they brought it out with our appetizers, and then again with our first pasta dish. Management did make it right by giving us a free dessert to go with our cannolis. Overall, it was a good experience and we will go back.
Amazing dinner!! Awesome.
Do yourself a favor. Order the meatball appetizer. Then, order another. They are, by far, the best item on the menu. Service was excellent.
came here for restaurant week, and was not disappointed. well worth the value! everything was delicious. the service, ambiance and setting was great.
We went for restaurant week and there wasn’t anything special about the food. Our server was kind and attentive and the food came out in a timely manner however it didn’t taste as good as we expected. Some dishes were over salted, some needed more spice and flare, and some, like their tomato sauce, felt like it needed more time on the stove to get the metallic taste of canned tomatoes (which I am not opposed to using) out of the sauce. Overall disappointed in the hype but no reward.
The food, ambiance, and service was amazing! I would definitely go back to eat there again and recommend to anyone looking for fine Italian dining.
Came here for restaurant week with my boyfriend and had an excellent experience. Between our sever’s positive attitude and attentiveness and the food itself - everything was perfect. I definitely look forward to coming back!
Great overall dining experience. We were able to do the special tasting menu for restaurant week. Our favorite was the halibut and linguini with clams. There was a good flow between courses, however drink service was a little slow. I love the little built in alcoves around the restaurant that provide an ambiance of private, intimate dining. Which, they do have private dining spaces that would be great for larger parties for birthdays or work outings.
I don't recommend this place for restaurant week. Their policy of family style service offers very little food. One small piece of halibut for three people was ridiculous. The three of us had to order the exact meal which was served in one small quantity for each course. This does not work out well. We left hungry. Cost for 3 people with 2 cocktails and tip was $170. Disappointing!
Our Server Nate was outstanding! The Chef’s Selection we enjoyed during restaurant week was varietal and tasty! This restaurant is one we will frequent!!
I’ve been here before so decided to go to restaurant week cause I love the feel of the place.
I liked how they let you choose off the whole menu just 1-2 things from each sections for the $35. It was a lot of food for the price and their food is fantastic.
Service was great, he even let us modify one of the plates because my boyfriend is a picky eater which usually doesn’t happen for restaurant week menus so I was very surprised.
Timing of the dishes was a bit rushed Don’t know if that’s the kitchen or the server. The actual table is smalllll, so we kept having to combine food on plates to give them dishes back to make room.
Overall service was great and the food always is !
Absolutely amazing meal, best server that we have had In a long time. Great place for an anniversary dinner.
We had a wonderful experience! We will definitely be back. The server was friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and coursed well. We went for restaurant week and left full (very unusually for restaurant week.) The decor was very nice too and the room was really cool. Loved it!
Very lovely retro kind of feel!! Loved the food (family style kind of dishes)
Giuseppe & Sons was wonderful! As soon as I walked into the dining room I was impressed - it is absolutely beautiful with big booths, plenty of room between tables, and cute decor.
The burrata and the chicken parm were to die for! The service was wonderful, very fast and friendly, and timed our courses so that we had time to finish one before they brought the next, which was very thoughtful. I also had a glass of the cav sav, which was reasonably priced and very good.
I would 100% recommend!
Awesome dinner! Will definitely be back.
We went for Restaurant Week, and they did NOT reduce the portion size at all. We were absolutely stuffed at the end and could barely eat the Cannoli. The food was mostly fantastic, my only criticism was the prosciutto and melon was extremely salty. Our waitress was attentive but not overbearing and very knowledgeable. Definitely recommend!
Great experience and food
Everything was amazing! I
Very nice place with excellent food. Will go back again.
Restaurant week menu was beyond what I expected! So much food for such a good price. Even took leftovers home. Definitely a great place to hit up for CCD Restaurant Week, and will for sure be returning in the future! Only complaint was it was very busy when we arrived for our 7:45pm reservation, and were not sat until around 8. We sat at the bar and had drinks until our table was ready.
Loved everything! The food, the service the ambiance. Can’t wait to go back!
Food was so delicious. Will certainly be back soon!
I dined here for restaurant week. Our waitress was amazing, very patient with my loud family of 8. However, what isnt clear on open table, restaurant week's site, or the restaurant's site, is that this particular restaurant is family style for restaurant week. Meaning, we all had to come to a consensus on 2 apps, 1 main, and 1 side... As a large party, that is almost impossible to do. The manager advised that that was dictated by the city of philadelphia, which is incorrect. I was out at mercato and cuba libre, and both were not like this at all! We were very disappointed, but I had eaten here prior and knew either way the food was delicious.
Anyway, We ordered a la carte. I had the veal cheeks, which were so tender and delicious. We shared the meatballs, arancini, broccoli rabe, eggplant, and roasted peppers. All were flavorful and a modern twist on italian food. Other people at my table had the pork chop, gnocci, stuffed tortellini, halibut, and lamb. We all shared, and agreed that the dishes were delicious. My only suggestion is to dial down the salt in the clams and spaghetti. I highly recommend this place for drinks and small plates, not restaurant week.
The atmosphere was beautiful - speaky-easy vintage gatsby vibe (not so much as art deco). Beautiful textures - a variety of seating. Very ambient spot and a great first date.
Went here for restaurant week. 2 appetizers 1 main and 1 side. Food was absolutely delicious! Great for causal dinning.
We went on restaurant week and according to the website it stated the parking lots that had special rates for restaurant week. We walked the 3 blocks and when we finished we asked for the validation for parking. We were given a ticket, went to the lot and was told this validation was not for them. We walked back to the restaurant and was given some lame reason such as we don’t participate in the parking, then told they do and the validation was for the lot at 15th and Samson. We left and it put a sour mood on an otherwise great meal and evening. It wasn’t the $20 instead of $9. It was the principle that when I had called to confirm the reservation I was told they had parking. Disappointed in the customer service. The server Nancy was outstanding and we enjoyed everything except this parking fiasco I am writing to them about this as they need to make it clear.
Ken, Very sorry to hear about the parking lot confusion. I apologize on behalf of the team for not making it clear which local garages accept the center city validation depending on where you parked. The Center City District website lists the participating parking garages throughout the city that accept their voucher on their main page under the link "For a list of locations visit the Restaurant Week Parking Page." Sorry again...and we couldn't agree more that Nancy is outstanding! -Tom A
We were seated at a private room callEd the Sinatra room which was great because noise level was minimal. Did restaurant week and were disappointed by the fact that the whole table had to order the same thing. The food was ok. Large quantity for rest week. The cannoli was amazing but that was expected. Don’t know if I will go back
Quality of the pasta was (surprisingly) subpar but I will leave that to it being crowded on Restaurant Week. Everything else was fabulous
Terrific experience! Great cocktails and an awesome dinner spot!
Terrific experience all around! Environment and decor is incredible (feel like you're stepping back in time to elegant, speak-easy restaurant) and creates terrific energy. Food is delicious and generous and service is professional and hospitable. Highly recommend!
It's a pretty space and the food is fairly solid - apps are very good and entrees are as well. Dessert should be better considering the partnership w/ Termini. Service was bad - lack of interest and slow to follow up throughout the meal.
The restaurant was very busy and my group could tell there was great vibe among the bar. The waitress explained the reataurant’s “free flowing kitchen” where our orders would come to our table as they were ready. This as really strange as some of us ordered salads which came at the same time as others’ entrees. Then 3 entrees came after some of us were already done. The service was really slow. We thought the prices were reasonable until we saw the entire portions were very small in relation to the prices.
Great ambience! Fun, energetic feel! Food could be better and not so rushed to the table!
The food was delicious, especially the homemade pastas. Service was top notch, very attentive. The chef’s tasting option was nice because we got to try a few different menu items. Overall a great experience!
The “shared” meal concept wasn’t convenient for two diners. Having to order pasta separate from protein was did not make sense. I heard the same comment from nearby diners too.
Amazing as always. The prosciutto and the melons was to die for.!