Gran Caffe L'Aquila Philadelphia Italian Restaurant
Authentic Italian Restaurant, Caffe, Bar, Luxury Italian Market, & Italian Culture School. The culinary and wine program is based on all 20 regions of Italy including wine, cocktail, and beer selections crafted by award winning culinary and wine director Riccardo Longo. The experience also featuring Gelato from the Italian Gelato Champion Maestro Stefano Biasini as well as award winning coffee roasted in house. Private events including Lunch, Dinner, Apertivo, and Tasting Menus designed to each groups desires. Best of Philly Readers Choice Best Italian Restaurant Winner and Gambero Rosso rated Top Italian Restaurants in the world; Featuring an expertly trained staff and authentic environment.
52 Week Celebration of Italy, a new city each week
Multiple dates availableEach week we invite you to join along Riccardo Longo's travels of the Italian peninsula where we will feature a different city from Italy and feature their local bar & wine, as well as their cuisine. Each region in Italy is a microcosm of its' terroir, and features the specialties of that particular area! Allow your senses to indulge in our 52 week celebration! Available for Dine in, takeout, or delivery through our third party partners!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Check daily flavors produced by Italian gelato champion Stefano Biasini. Pints available for delivery anywhere in USA!
Pasta e Fasoi
The original recipe from Verona featuring borlotti beans, aromatic herbs, vegetables served with tagliatelle egg pasta
Fresh wild clams, EV olive oil, garlic, parsley
Excellent as always!!!!
Food was delicious and service excellent
We lived in Italy for 2 years. This was a nice surprise.
Great find in Philly excellent homemade pasta. Great ambiance and fun spot for what ever occasion your there for. Friendly staff and amazing food.
Gelato and tiramisu are a must order ! Every pasta dish the table had was great
Luigi was a delight as a waiter!! Authentic, attentive, and with excellent suugestions for the food and wine. The gelato looked great; however, we ordered dessert off of the menu. The tiramisu with fruit was great! The Chocolate Mousse came with sliced strawberries on top, not a surprise. The surprise was the lightness of the texture and that there were sliced strawberries throughout the dessert. It was Heaven!! We will be back. Yum!
Wow! Truly an exceptional restaurant. Mind-boggling array of dishes, wine, and spirits. The pasta topped with savory truffle gelato was unique and delicious. The wait staff was attentive, knowledgeable, and efficient. We went back the next morning and had espressos with fresh bakery items- outstanding. Nice outdoor seating, comfortable, relaxed vibe; it looked like it was a favorite place of neighborhood locals. We loved it!
Food was quite good. Service was excellent
We moved away from the areas year ago and came back to Philly for a visit. Our dinner was outstanding as was your market! Thank you for providing a taste of Italy - a place we love and miss. We will be back!
The food was delicious and the service was great!!
Loved this restaurant! Food was delish and reminded me just like the caffes in Italy! Very authentic.
Fabulous food and service. I always eat there when I am in Philly.
Very good food and service. It was a Friday night and got noisier as the night progressed. Pleased with our food choices, and best gelato I've had, since I was last in Italy.
Great environment, excellent service and great food. Overall wonderful experience.
Excelent! Good for especial occasion. Perfectly made.
Great food and the server was the best…..really made it an experience and not just a meal
The food and the ambiance of this restaurant were awesome. The coffee and gelato were authnic. I live out of town and have to travel here a few times a year. This will be my first every time.
It was perfect! The staff was welcoming and welcoming thoroughly explained the menus! The food was so authentic, I felt like I was back in Italy! Such a special experience! Great value as well!!!
One of my favorites! Great place, great staff, authentic…pretty perfect.
It’s pretty nice place :) I would recommend if you like Italian food
The spritz is just right. Arrostocini darned close to Abruzzo. Ravioli was delicious.
Wonderful food and great service
Service was the worst we have experienced in years. Once got menus and water , the waiter stood for a good 10 minutes engaged in friendly conversation with a couple he obviously knew. When finally attended to, wait between courses was interminable. Waited so long for our gelato, which obviously had been sitting around and was somewhat melted, asked for our bill so would get it in a timely manner.
Everything else was good except unacceptably long delays in service. Restaurant was actually uncrowded with several open tables.
Great food great service
This is our go-to Italian In Philadelphia. We are from NYC, and this place would kill it in the City. Top notch fresh food, seasonal, regional menus and possibly the best gelato in the USA. A necessary stop on any trip to Philly.
Always A Great Experience
Dom was a fantastic server. Food was magnificent.
Excellent food and service. Lack of parking/valet was a problem.
This is our special occasion place 😍 Great wine selection, delicious small plate options and authentic Italian food. The gelato is enough reason to pay a visit!
Fantastic service as always!
Lovely, gracious space with amazing service and not expensive. We completely enjoyed our lunch.
The food and drinks were good but we were seated upstairs in the back I was cold (temp) and the ambience is was lacking. Next time I will be asked to be downstairs.
Food was amazing and service stellar. Who doesn’t love a less than $5 scoop of homemade gelato!?
Great meal and a wonderful time. Great service. We were sitting outside so the only reason I rated poor on noise was the street traffic..which the restaurant cannot control
This place used to be really good in terms of service and food. I have been a regular customer before Covid-19 However I came back after over a year and it was like a chaos. It was a lot of people waiting for a table, they placed products like groceries at the first floor, I understand that due to Covid-19 a lot of places have changed and they have to “survive” but this restaurant had a nice setting before, was well managed. It’s sad because I used to love the food and ambiance of this place, but for now I don’t think I will come back for a dinning experience, although I might order online because the food is pretty good, it’s authentic Italian. I hope that this place come back how it was before.
This place never disappoints. The food and service are always top notch!
All the food was fairly good and basic. Definitely worth coming more for the gelato and the market than the dining experience.
Great service! Great food!
I have never had a disappointing meal. Their pasta, followed by their gelato, is one of my favorite meals.
Great food as usual. The only downside is the noisy motorcycles and people playing music in their cars at deafening levels.
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Gran Caffe L'Aquila Philadelphia Italian Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 177 OpenTable diners.
Gran Caffe L'Aquila Philadelphia Italian Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://grancaffelaquila.com/collections/gift-cards.
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.