La Viola - East
We are now OPEN and operating at normal business hours. To have your table reserved please call us at 215 735 8630. Walk-ins are welcome!
La Viola - East 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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- 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
charming Italian BYO with old country feel right in the middle of town
I booked this one for our anniversary. We had reservations for 7PM, we arrived late I did call the hostess 10 minutes prior our reservation to let her know we will be late by about 10 minutes.
We arrived at 7:09 PM. We waited maybe 2 minutes or so for them to clear the table, no worries anyway we were late. We were seated promptly after. The menus were brought over and we had time to discuss what we would like to order before the waiter came.
He was polite and courteous. Told us about the specials, but we decided to go with what we wanted.
We got the bistro salad- little heavy on the vinaigrette but I still enjoyed
The frontenta- mix of mushrooms, was amazing don’t sleep on this one
The pollo Marco Polo- was great, we got it without the pork because we don’t eat the pork, but it was amazing I can imagine it with the pork.
The linguine and salmon- probably the best salmon that has touched my tongue in years. Outstanding and compliments to the chef on that one.
Chocolate mousse- amazing to say the least, it was light and not heavy, you could probably eat two even if your full.
The lemon sorbet- was creative and delicious as it was in a lemon.
The water was never empty or half full. Great service and the wait time for the food was perfect from appetizer to main dish to dessert. I will be back here again on another occasion to try your other dishes.
Best place to come to for date night or special occasion. Reasonably priced and some of the best food in the city.
Loved how accommodating the staff was! Food was delicious.
Amazing experience. Food was so fresh. Will definitely be returning! And I love that its byob!!!
Amazing food. BYOB. Best Italian restaurant in the area.
Great menu, service and prices. Love it here, it's like family!
Food is always great and service impeccable
The food was really good amd out server was great. We, of course, sat outside so the ambiance was you would expect. I would definitely eat there again.
Great restaurant and I’ve booked twice! But I refuse to go back if they only accept cash. That was an inconvenience and made me have to walk across the street to use an ATM. Please fix this! Thanks.
Excellent food and excellent service.
We booked days in advance, got there and there was a giant line outside of other people with reservations that we were required to stand in, surrounded shoulder to shoulder, in the middle of COVID. We waited for 45 minutes and then left. I get that mistakes can happen, but how you deal with them matters, La Viola epically failed.
Great way to experience restaurant week! Would def go again
I was really pleased eating at this restaurant. The salad was great, the lobster ravioli was phenomenal! I would recommend to friends and I will be back!
Amazing food, busy street though. Best place I ate for restaurant week! Amazing mussels and ribeye!!
We had restaurant week menu and it was fantastic
Good thing they are BYOB
Only one warning: is a cash only establishment so be prepared
The mussels were fresh and delicate prepare in white wine and garlic sauce
Penne a la Vodka was excellent
And the Tiramisu superb !
Looking forward to return soon
We had the best time and our waiter was so nice and funny! Will definitely be back!
Just went for restaurant week with friends. Our servers were great. They were on top of everything without over crowding us. Food was absolutely delicious. We will definitely be going back
The food was delicious, and the atmosphere was very pleasant. However, be warned that the restaurant is cash only. We had + $500 bill, and at no point was it made clear that the restaurant only accepted cash. This left us scrambling to assemble enough money to pay.
I went to La Viola with a group of friends during Philly Restaurant Week. We were seated outside along the side of the building, in a beautiful area lit with string lights. It gave the feel of outdoor dining without the vulnerability of being right on the street. We received four courses. The portions were adequate, the presentation was very good and the food was delicious! The service left a lot to be desired, but I suspect this was due to them being extremely busy over Restaurant Week. Beautiful setting, great food and good portion size for the price. I would come here again!
Did not realize it was restaurant week when I made the reservation but we were pleasantly surprised. They served a 4 course meal that was absolutely fantastic. We all got a salad, then soup or another app, then a huge portion of pasta or fish & topped off with a delicious dessert. What more can you ask for? We loved that we were able to eat inside & it's a BYOB. Everything that we all (4 of us) was so fresh & delicious. We will definitely return.
We had a lovely night our first time back in the city since Covid. Delighted with our choice everyone was so inviting and friendly our meals were perfect. Loved the smoked trout salad. Looking forward to the next time.
Super friendly staff in convenient location. Great authentic Italian food! Consistent!
The veal parm was fantastic!! So thin and tasty! Service was great. I went on Saturday and I’m already planning to go back this coming week.
Fantastic meal and service!! Lived around the corner for years and finally came here and it was great. Will be back!
The food was fantastic and the service was excellent!
Dining outdoors. Service & food were excellent. Sidewalk is a bit narrow, but otherwise fine.
La Viola's food is always good. I was very impressed with their outdoor space during this pandemic. The waiters were also very friendly and helpful with our meal.
Peaceful ambiance. Spectacular service. One of the best Italian restaurants I have been to in Philadelphia.
Food was absolutely delicious and the service was fantastic.
Outdoor dining only, so a few tables out front. The service was excellent, very nice staff. The food was delicious. We ordered salads, an appetizer and 4 different entrees. Everyone loved what they ordered! Very reasonably priced for the service and the food. Would definitely go back.
Outdoor dining was well done. Food is delicious.
Great customer service!!! Great outdoor seating !!!
Staff was very accommodating to my large group and it was not expensive as I thought it would be!!! Definitely FIVE STAR RATING!
Amazing night but food portions were so small. Truly amazing service and hospitality.
Everything was delicious and the service was great! Unfortunately - to no fault of the restaurant - it was mandatory out door dining. But where they sat us - was a slight breeze. We are certainly going back!
The waiters were extremely friendly and made us feel special..
Great dinner and service! Will definitely be coming back.
Fantastic service and even better food! The whole staff was super accommodating and made for an amazing dining experience. So reasonably priced, especially for
The quality of food. Can’t wait to comeback!
Very good experience. Great food, great service, and great value.
Ok dining experience, not impressed with food but waiter service was excellent.
La Viola - East offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 735-8630.
La Viola - East is rated 4.6 stars by 115 OpenTable diners.
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.