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La Viola Bistro, Philadelphia, PA

La Viola Bistro

4.5
4.5
402 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
For PARTIES OF 10+, please call 215 735 8630 to make a reservation. To place an order, call us at 215-735-8630.

To have your table reserved please call us at 215 735 8630. Walk-ins are welcome!

La Viola Bistro is open for both lunch and dinner during the week and dinner on weekends. A fine-dining establishment, it specializes in Italian fare. Some items on the menu at La Viola - East include pasta such as bowtie pasta with shrimp, along with a linguini pasta dish with veal. In addition to pasta, La Viola serves a variety of seafood and grilled steak entrées.

No alcohol is served at La Viola - East, but you are welcome to bring your own bottle of wine or champagne to accompany your meal. Offering a casual but chic dining space, its décor includes wood furnishings and chandelier lighting.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (215) 735-8630
  • Payment options
    Cash Only
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Interested in celebrating your special event at La Viola? Call us at 215 735 8630
  • Neighborhood
    Rittenhouse Square
  • Parking details
    Latimer St & S 15th St is the closest parking lot, 2 min walk.
  • Additional
    BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout

What 402 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

402 Reviews
  1. JoeKW

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very helpful. Although a BYOB, found two glasses of red wine for us. Really attentive staff. Tight small space created intimate atmosphere.

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  2. Bridger

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good, though the entre portions were a little small. The soup special was amazing and so was the fish. Service was very good.

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  3. MaddieG

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My go to byo restaurant! Food is always delicious and the staff are so welcoming and friendly. Thank you!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks Dominic. Continued good health to you. Your business and staff are always tops.

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  5. Esjfromwc

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food at La Viola is very good and the experience is very good value for the money. I like that it is a BYOB.

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  6. benjamins

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The attached garage we were led to attached to the restaurant was beyond description BAD!! If we had not had a Theater reservation we would have walked out, as several other people did coming behind us. Plastic chairs flimsy tables no decor to speak of. We were in a garage painted over.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic meal as always, and especially loved the salad on the specials menu

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  8. BarbaraK

    Philadelphia

    120 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Although the quality of the food was excellent, the overall dining experience was marred by the shabby appearance of the exterior of the building, the vestibule, and even the dining room. Also the presentation of the food on the plates was really lacking - it made otherwise excellent food unappealing. It wouldn’t take much to improve!

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  9. GailH

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went early and had the place to ourselves. The food was fresh and well prepared. The staff was attentive. The one downside is that the east location for LaViola is cash only. Fortunately, we could cover it and did not need to wash the dishes to pay for our meal. It would be a helpful reminder if they posted in large letters on the door into the restaurant a reminder.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great find. Great vibe, great service, fun place. Great value. Remember it’s a BYO (good wine shop only a 5 minute walk away) and it’s cash only.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Viola Bistro using the Order Online button. La Viola Bistro also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. La Viola Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 735-8630.

La Viola Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 402 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Viola Bistro

253 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Rittenhouse Square
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Latimer St & S 15th St is the closest parking lot, 2 min walk.
  • Payment options
    Cash Only
  • Additional
    BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout
  • Phone number
    (215) 735-8630
  • Private party facilities
    Interested in celebrating your special event at La Viola? Call us at 215 735 8630
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