ITV Wine Bar

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97 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates
ITV is Chef Nicholas Elmi's newest offering featuring small plates. Located on Passyunk, located adjacent to Laurel.
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KP
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks are amazing and it is on the expensive side so a great place for a special occasion. Small seating area so really would not want to be a party bigger than 6. Great, lively atmosphere and unique cocktails.

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LL
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent, fine-dining food and some pretty great cocktails. A top 5 Philadelphia meal for me, for sure. This place is a perfect date location due to the whimsy of the plates, the dark and moody atmosphere, and deliciousness of food––just make sure you have a reservation and are seated in the back as the bar area fills up really quickly and gets quite noisy after 7:30.

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K
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good seating and service. Quirky menu. Enjoyed pork skin puffs - could hear a little snap crackle pop. Beef fat biscuit a hit. For me, maitake mushrooms a winner. Venison meatballs a bit dense. Drinks likewise quirky but with option to change spirit as for example I can’t drink gin so switched to mezcal in their popular drink and spirits could be added to their nonalcoholic specialty drinks. Overall a very nice experience. Bill added up quickly.

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OT
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Weird to have a ‘watch party’ for Top Chef on Valentine’s Day. When you need a credit card to make a reservation, you should be able to go to the restaurant and enjoy the night without a TV show and commercials blaring over the speakers throughout the entire place. Also was out of many key food items from a tiny menu. Too expensive and high end of a place for these issues.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! It’s perfect for anything — friends night out, first date, engagement! Will be back soon

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f
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We sat at the bar, bartender wasn't very attentive. We were enjoying the wine but had to ask for a refill each time. The presentation of the menu was very unexciting. Although the wine and small plates were good, the service wasn't pleasant and colored the experience.

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails, delicious (mostly) small plates, snacks. Made dinner for two out it.

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JY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went when then transformed the place to the holiday bar called Miracle. The special small plates were delicious and the cocktails were festive. Not cheap but it’s all worth it. Split 4 small plates and two cocktails each, throw a cheese plate in there, and you’re looking at around 100 bucks. I’d do it all over again though - the whole space transforms and it really gets you in the holiday spirit.

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JW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal and the waitress was so sweet and helpful. She suggested two options for cocktails for me, I tried both and loved them! We ordered the scallops, which I was saying I always want to order from restaurants but am often disappointed... This time I was happy to note that they were delicious! We also had pate, which was okay by itself and really nice with the jam! The cheese board with bread and apple and fruit butter was delicious as well.
Thanks for letting us sit and chat after we finished eating!

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CF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wish Nick Elmi's restaurants were more vegetarian friendly; otherwise I loved it!

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DJ
Philadelphia
404 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent wine selection. The small plates give new meaning to the concept of “bar food.” Best short ribs I’ve ever had.

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LO
Philadelphia
257 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is not our first time but definitely our best experience! Our server did a great job from start to finish, from helping my wife select a cocktail through coffee and dessert. Not being particularly big eaters, we thoroughly enjoyed sharing the duck fat biscuit, smoked trout, grilled asparagus and gnocchi. And, the Australian Pinot Noir was delightful! Also really enjoyed the blueberry upside down cake. So enjoyed our visit!

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K
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing! Cozy environment. Great cocktails. Would take a friend here, a date here, celebrate a birthday with a small group.

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s
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal......King George begat Prince Nicholas...
Superb elegantly creative food from Chef Nicholas Elmi.
Presentation artistically beautifull.
Excellent Professional service.
Cannot wait to go back for another meal.
One of the BEST in Philadelphia.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing except for the rabbit schnitzel —too much and not great.

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CZ
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was fantastic. The food was absolutely amazing. The seating area is very cramped - thankfully we got there early and no one was seated next to us. By the time we left, the table next to us was occupied and it was hard to get out of our seats. Otherwise, amazing experience. The service was excellent, staff was very knowledgeable.

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G
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The wait staff did a great job accommodating our eclectic needs.

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M
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here many times, never disappointed . The food is better then fantastic.

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PS
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The (Valentine's Day) menu consisted of 5 courses that each were original and had a great blend of tastes. With it were the five cocktails that went together well, also had interesting blends and on top of it were each in double choice, so more variation and sampling. Volume of food and quantity of alcohol were great, but again: good in balance

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AT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick Elmi knocks it out of the park with this concept. The food is as good as ever, with a completely different space/feel.

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AB
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was a bit disappointed in ITV. If I didn't know Nick Elmi was involved I probably would have rated it lower. The best thing we had was the squash and we ordered almost everything on the menu. The fish and meat were both overcooked and the gnocchi was extremely salty. It is a wine bar and the wines are good but the cheapest I believe was $14 a glass and they are a pretty skimpy pour. The cocktail list was extensive and interesting so I wish in hindsight I had tried some cocktails. The dessert was supposed to be a warm chocolate cake and the plate came out much warmer than the cake. I want to like this place because I know Chef Nick is amazing but I was unfortunately underwhelmed. We spent as much money as we would have at Laurel, which is much better (if you can get in).

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Y
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was awesome. They have a small menu, but everything we ordered was a home run.

The beef fat biscuit was a must. Nice and crisp on the outside, and with a hint of the savory beef flavor without it being overwhelming.

We also got the smoked trout rilette, which was both tasty and beautifully presented. great balance between sweet, savory, and citrus.

Fried Cauliflower - the best I'd ever had. They achieved a perfect amount of crunch on the outside, and the yogurt sauce it came with provided a great balance.

Pork Cheeks - also great. nice and crisp on the outside. Not a huge portion, but it's perfectly sized given how rich it is.

Foie Gras - perfectly executed.

Cocktails were also unique and delicious. Would definitely recommend.

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BF
Philadelphia
162 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Good bar scene at ITV. Dining space is tight. The pork cheek and walu dazzled, as did the squash and trout rillette. The wine list is impressive, and music is very good, mainly 70’s and 80’s which is interesting because the crowd was mostly millenials. More of a place to grab a bite and eat than to dine, but the combination of the food and wine make it a worthy place for informal dining.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only a handful of tables, very close to each other. Most people are at the bar.

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JY
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We showed up for happy hour and ordered two 5 dollar snacks and both got these delicious Christmas cocktails. I could barely wait for the snacks to down mine. Then we shared 4 small plates between us which is a great amount of food for two people. The whole time the dimly lit and cozy, yet elegant, ambiance was providing a comfortable noise level to sit, eat and talk. I will say our favorite was the pork cheek. Amazing. Fast and friendly service was available as well. It’s expensive, but since we brought a gift card from open table it wasn’t bad at all. Even without, I still would consider it easily worth it. Great experience!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious!!!

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MR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Small plates which is perfect as you get to try lots. The smoked trout was amazing as was the gnocchi. Really fun dinner.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food, service, and playlist

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S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were excited to find a casual, less expensive alternative to Laurel, with the same kitchen. The cocktails are good and inventive. I would prefer a less sweet option.
The happy hour snacks are superb because it's possible to taste several items. Gnocchi is amazingly light. All the seafood items are fresh and delicious.
We could have used one more veggie/salad
centered dish because the cauliflower was more like a tater-tot.

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V
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Went a year ago and food/wine were wonderful. This time food was just ok (expect better from Nick Elmi). Foie gras was soggy, onion dip for pork chips underspiced, not enough fish in the Arctic char crudo, pork cheeks lacked flavor. Wines eclectic but expensive by the glass and overpriced. My wife very much liked the biscuit with chive butter. My 4 across 7 down cocktail was quite good. Great service!

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A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Meh. A hodge-podge of eclectic European small plates. Wine selection was ok. Vintages were too young.

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a
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Visited ITV with friends for dinner and we were enthralled. The wine selection was terrific- try the Sauvignon Blanc. We ordered the squash salad, gnocchi, liver mousse stuffed stroopwaffle, sea bream and beef fat biscuit. We were able to carry on conversation, were wowed by the food, service and atmosphere and so happy that we found this gem

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M
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Inventive cooking, friendly service, wonderful cocktails, and a well-crafted wine list added up to one of the best meals we have had in quite a while. Every dish was superb. We look forward to returning soon.

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II
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The biscuit is to die for !!! Absolutely delicious. Also very nice wine list and unique cocktail menu.

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OT
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding - cocktails, food, service, atmosphere!

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FI
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One might argue that a true wine bar should have more than a dozen wines by the glass. Still, ITV's bottle list is solid with both European and domestic options. The food exceeded expectations. Apart from the rabbit schnitzel which was totally forgettable, the sardines, the kampachi crudo, and even the simple heirloom tomato salad were all superb. Service was attentive, if a bit uninformed about the dishes, and the environment inviting. Worst part is the value: the food but especially the wine are seriously overpriced. A wine bar is supposed to cost a bit less than a comparable restaurant. This is not the case w/ ITV.

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K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Thank you for an interesting and tasteful string of dishes. The grilled foie gras and smoked trout were our favorites. We will recommend this place to other DC visitors of Philly!

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M
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love everything about this place, from the expertly crafted cocktails to the suble, fresh and well balanced food prepared with thought and care

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JB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

While we enjoyed a great meal, the standouts are the cocktail and wine menu. Lovely, helpful service.

Very dark interior (all black) seemed to lend itself for quiet conversations, but the acoustics were pretty loud and didn't quite match up. Best for parties of 2.

Don't forget your quarters as this section of Passyunk doesn't all have parking kiosks yet. Skip the dessert and go to Capogiro after!

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R
Philadelphia
90 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time here and it was for our anniversary. Everything was exceptional.

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