La Polpetta

4.6
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224 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
Welcome to La Polpetta where Casual Italian Cuisine is presented in an intimate 34 seat setting. Our menu features fresh and innovative dishes made in-house. We also offer party trays, available to go or delivered, for your family dinners, holiday gatherings or business luncheons. Our restaurant is available for parties, showers, graduations, christenings, communions, retirement parties, meetings and funeral luncheons. Conveniently located on Hurffville Rd (Rt. 41) in Deptford, NJ close to Rt. 42 and other major highways.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always and service is always great!!

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Andrew
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a quaint small restaurant with great food and awesome service. Thanks

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vipRunner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always consistent good food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food!

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JoeS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Our Second visit to La Polpetta. My dish was excellent. My fiance's Chicken Saltabucca was dry, hard to cut the chicken, bland taste, disappointing. Cost to eat went up substantially from a year ago. The menu was a Valentines menu we were told. We were expecting to view their meatballs on the menu, they were missing. Main reason we went to the restaurant. Its BYOB, which is great. Everything on the menu was Al la Cart, We an appetizer. No bread accompanied our meal, a first when eating at an Italian restaurant for us. The value wasn't worth it. I spent with tip $71.71 and we had our own wine.

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Michael
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a small home like mom and pops restaurant with amazing food and friendly service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who is craving really good Italian food. I also really like that it is a BOYOB spot.

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peaj
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Food was good but pricey especially considering there was no ambience. Bathrooms are in a dark corner with no lighting and we sat at a table that was up against a counter which limited your movement.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for valentines dinner with our 11 year old daughter, and we all loved everything! Even though it was busy, service was great and food was amazing. We will be back very soon.

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vipDanielV
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing here! The fries gnocchi are to die for and every entree that we have tried has been amazing! Small quaint restaurant, with a lot of big flavors!

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EvelynK
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in south jersey. Highly recommend.

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vipSES08080
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always good here, but service has been very slow in the past. It seems they have added more staff, so we didn't wait as long as usual for our food. The one down side is a limited menu, but everything they service is delicious and prepared nicely.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious

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DomenickS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent as always. Best mussels and great pizza. Nicky T belongs in a top notch restaurant in Center City Philadelphia or Passyunk Ave. This is a hidden gem in S Jersey.

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vipFranP
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The mussels are to die for! They're quite spicy, so be careful if that's not your thing. But to me, they're the best I've had anywhere, and it's the dish I keep coming back for. This is a great neighborhood find!

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tkc5
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Good food. No frills.

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CharlesC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very cozy restaurant. Only downfall is the very limited menu options. The food was very good just wished they had more of a variety.

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vipAprilS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a neighborhood gem! Food is always delicious and service is great. This is our go to place, and I would definitely recommend it to a friend!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

How do you charge for bread

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TravisRyan
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Hidden gem. Menu may not be as extensive as other places but each dish is prepared with attention to detail and tastes great. Specials are always good. They use quality ingredients and it shows. Great BYOB.

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StevenL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service both excellent. The restaurant was small and the ambience was lacking with seating and tables looking a bit shabby. The wait staff could have dress a bit better than blue jeans for New Years Eve. Again, the food was amazing, and although it’s most important, sprucing up the place even a little would much enhance the overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years dinner :-)

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vipTeeTimeMike
Philadelphia
181 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

La Polpetta is a small very casual place and has great food and service. The lobster bisque special and the short ribs were outstanding. The place could use a little upgrades, especially by replacing the metal chairs and some new tables perhaps, but the food and service are so worth giving this place a try.

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vipHolW
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was good. For the prices they charge, a small salad or bread should have been included and appreciated. Unfortunately, this will be the last time we eat at La Polpetta.

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vipBYOBees
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I always enjoy LaPolpetta.... I had the lobster bisque & Salmon.... the bisque was amazing...Salmon was good, however, a little overdone and with tomato sauce on it.
Probably not order that again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so good! 😋

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vipLoveToEat
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific from start to finish. Our appetizers and entrees were terrific and large portions as well. We will not hesitate to return.

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vipPatd027
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The crab Basque and we had the Short Rims were excellent. We had a great time

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LisaB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, loved everything about it. Definitely will go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We were a party of 4. We had a 6:30 reservation on Sat night and were seated promptly and not long after we were seated, the server cheerfully greeted us, opened our wine bottle, announced the specials, and gave us 5 minutes to look at the menu. We ordered 2 appetizers-- arancini balls and homemade meatballs. There were 4 arancini balls (rice balls stuffed with meat), very tasty but very small, about a mouthful-- wish they were slightly bigger. The 3 meatballs were old school, very flavorful and a nice size to share amongst the 4 of us. We also ordered grilled bread slices- the bread was very good. For entrees, I ordered the tortelloni with meatballs special-- outstanding and a nice portion such that I was full when I finished the dish. The rest of my group ordered one rigatoni entree and 2 cavatelli entrees. They raved over their meals and took unfinished portions home. For dessert, I had coffee and shared 3 mini cannoli with my wife-- both the coffee and cannoli were unremarkable. The other couple had coffee and tiramisu-- they liked the tiramisu. Our server was very attentive and friendly. Prices are reasonable. Parking lot doesn't have many spaces. Small dining area with tables close together. Overall, a very pleasant dining experience and we will definitely return soon.

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vipSouthPhillyDiners
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find!! Cozy little place with phenomenal food!

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Brenda
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our dinner at LaPolpetta was in one word Strange. Salad was ala crate so I ordered the Italian salad which consist of lettuce, provolone, peppers and a Italian neat. Salad came minus the meat and dressing was from a bottle. We asked for bread and were told the chef said they don’t do bread any longer because people would ask for seconds. It became tooo costly. So, we bought bread. Very good, grilled and sliced with butter. They have a small menu but chose the gnocchi with short rib and chicken parm. Unmemorable to describe meal. Little food, not worth going back.

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vipDonnaB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food - service was fantastic. Everyone working there was smiling and made us feel welcome
Definitely will return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu! Many options available. We had the ricotta board with grilled bread, the octopus, mussels the meatballs for appetizers. They were all so good we couldn’t pick a favorite! Then we did the cavatelli with short rib bolognese as a mid course and finished with the salmon and chicken Milanese. And although we could only take a couple of bites at this point, the home made cannoli and tiramisu were absolutely amazing. Definitely will be back.

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RobertP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place provides excellent food and great service

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DomenickS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The chef always prepares distinct Italian dishes with some flare. The salmon was excellent and so was the farfalle pasta with mushrooms & other ingridiants. I will return soon. the food is always at a level worthly of a Top Notch Center City restaurant. he should be cooking in Center City Phila or Passyunk Ave. in Phila and he would be much more appreciated.

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StephenM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice we really enjoyed ourselves

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KelseyQ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to La Polpetta with a group of friends for restaurant week and the food was delicious. We loved all four courses! We would definitely recommend this place to everyone!

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vipTaraR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week. Great menu. Portions were a good size except the soup could of used another ladle. Pumpkin ravioli was delicious.

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Laura
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had reservations at LaPolpetta unaware that it was Restaurant Week. Therefore it was $35.00 for Four Courses. I have been to many restaurants for Restaurant Week and I have to say that this was one of the absolute best. The portions were plentiful and you were given quite a few options to choose from. Everything that my friend and I ordered was delicious. I would critique each dish, but I don't know tha names of them I can only tell you Burrata with roasted Brussel Sprouts Excellent, Meatballs with Ricotta cheese, Pork Saltimbocca Excellent, Short Rib with Risotto and two wonderful desserts. Highly recommend!!!!

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vipMike
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here during restaurant week. EVERYTHING we had was excellent. We will definitely be returning.