La Viola - West

4.3
114 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
*NEW* OFFERING FREE DELIVERY SERVICE and TAKE OUT. Call us at 215-735-8631 to place your order.

La Viola West is now OPEN and operating at normal business hours. To have your table reserved please call us at 215 735 8631. Walk-ins are welcome!

La Viola - West offers an authentic Italian dining experience. An excellent place for date night, it has decor that includes wood furnishings, crisp linens, and soft, romantic lighting. The menu at La Viola - West includes a variety of pasta along with grilled and roasted meats such as veal, chicken, and fresh fish.

An array of desserts, hot coffees, and sodas are available to order with your meal at La Viola - West. However, no alcohol is served, although you are welcome to bring your own bottle with you. Offering catering services and designated event space, the restaurant hosts special parties and celebrations upon request.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 114 people are saying
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4.3
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! I had gotten the soup (a vegetable based soup puree) and the orecchiette pasta dish. Flavor was very full and delicious. Friend got the Veal marsala dish and was disappointed on the size (given 2 very thin slices of Veal and a side of vegetable. No pasta) and was left feeling hungry.

Pasta dish and an app is the only way to go if they don't correct the sizes.

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MichaelC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is my first review of La Viola Ovieste. However, we have been coming here for years. Dining in Philadelphia during the winter of the pandemic is a challenge for restaurant, staff and diners. La Viola did a great job making us comfortable outside. Food quality was excellent and always a good value. Service was attentive and friendly. I will always return here for a great casual meal.

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Lola
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is great and the prices are reasonable! The service was great and our whole party had a great time!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and wonderful
Food

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CristinaC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time here. The food is superb and the staff are always a fun time! We also had our rehearsal dinner here and it was amazing. Guests had a3 course meal and lots of options to choose from and it was all delicious

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vipDeborahC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic in everyway - highly recommended - thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place to gather! Such warm vibes abs fantastic food.

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Josh
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great spot. Only issue was the Lamb Chops special was cooked medium-well instead of medium-rare as asked, but still very tasty. Good service, would go back.

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vipLrachelt
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

La Viola is always great. I had my rehearsal dinner there as well as birthday dinners and bachelorette parties. They never fail in pleasing everyone.

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vipVictorV
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really had a great time. The food was excellent . Can’t believe we have never been there . Definitely on my radar for a return visit ....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, came out in a timely manner and the restaurant staff were welcoming. Also can’t go wrong with BYOB!

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Jenny
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing diner at La Viola Ovest. Never had that kind of pasta dish, the sauce and flavors of the seafood melted to perfection.
Strongly recommended, the service is excellent always. Grab your wine and don’t miss the chance.
Keep up the good work guys!

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Laura
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 4, everything was handled very good. The fungi and mussels red were so fresh and good, my pasta special was very tasty and fresh. Service was amazing wonderful staff and food.I highly recommend this amazing restaurant.

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LarryV
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 6 in our party and had an outdoor table. We all had appetizers and they were all delicious, muscles, smoked trout, and mozzarella and roast peppers. Our entrees varied from pasta dishes to seafood the food and service were excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant. It’s our neighborhood go too.

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viprose725
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and are so happy it's reopened. Give it a try you won't be sorry.

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Laura
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strongly recommend la viola west!!!
Good food, Family atmosphere great service.

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JoshF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian BYOB in town. Great for groups or dates.

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Laura
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant, the service was great. My lobster ravioli was to die for, the waiter’s were kind and helpful. I highly recommend this place.

PJ
vipPaulJ
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Construction (steal beams being lifted by crain) taking place across the street created a unique atmosphere (totally out of control for the restaurant).

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Jeff
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

I have never had worse service at a first rate restaurant. We were served by half a dozen people, none of whom was in touch with prior servers. I had to ask for bread, ask twice for water, ask three times for an ice bucket (before being told they had none available). We had a long wait to order. A waiter tried to deliver someone else's dinner before we received our salad. We asked for extra plates for sharing when we ordered, then had to ask for separate plates after food arrived, and plates came so late we were nearly done eating. A waitress tried to take our dessert order before we had received our dinner. Food was good, some very good, but not great. Mushrooms were better a month ago.

The restaurant was not responsible for the loud tricycles that kept circling the block.

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vipTiffanyT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The food was not very tasty at all. It was very bland. I was very disappointed.

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MichelleY
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious. The service was outstanding. I would definitely recommend.

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Roozys
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the highlights of our trip was this restaurant, the food was great, portions were generous and staff was very friendly. Highly recommend!

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vipTimP
Philadelphia
91 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The four course Restaurant Week menu is far better and with many options than most places. Eating on 16th Street is not charming. First course Mozerrela was good, second course of mussels in white wine sauce also good, Veal Marsala also very good, and finish with peach sorbet also good (and served in a frozen fresh peach an unexpected nice touch). Definitely worth the money and a visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time ever at La Viola. Food and service were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Bad service, waiters very rude.

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Triman1
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, a fantastic meal. Especially before a concert, which was cancelled, however.

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MarinaM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Did not realize that it was BYOB, it should probably be stated more visibly in the app.
Pasta was good although mine was too cold. Seems home made.

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viphowardg
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Was a favorite of ours. Now too crowded and too noisey. Tables have been crowed in like La Viola East.

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vipFoody
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My guests and I did not know to bring our own wine. However, the food was delicious and nicely presented, and the servers were very attentive.

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Sally
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant was very busy. Staff were rushing to get orders . There was a real push to get customers in and out with tables heavily booked for the evening .

Appetitizer arrived within minutes if the order being placed . Appetizer was hardly finished and the main course was out and before you know it the bill was on the table .

There was no comfort in eating there that evening.

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vipdociam
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was terrific and food was delicious but felt very rushed.

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Audrey
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

My family and I have been to this restaurant many, many times and have very much enjoyed it. This most recent time, we felt extremely rushed. Our silverware was taken from us before we were finished and we needed to ask for more. Would've enjoyed our meal and experience more had we not been rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great dinner at LaViola as part of our wedding anniversary weekend in Philly, as we do every year. Had our rehearsal dinner here 8 years ago. One of our favorite Italian restaurants anywhere. Excellent homemade pastas, great salads, and bread you can only get in Philly. Service is always prompt and friendly. Awesome experience.

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vipcarmenr
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was a good dinner. Nothing that I would rave about though. Our waiter was very nice and friendly. I found the tables too tight.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place always has great food. I love this place.

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JulieF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The waiters were so stressed, the noise was ridiculous, the vibe was rushed and panicked. Guests are packed into tables on top of each other, and the room is filled to capacity with no padding or cushioning on walls to absorb the voices. One person in our party needed to order two entres of chicken (which was good but took 2 to feed him). My Mahi Mahi fish was overdone, and the "redo" was almost raw in the middle. I will NEVER go to this restaurant again. Huge waste of time and money.

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vipMarioN
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The food was sub-par, especially for the price.

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Jenny
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We had a great family diner! Thank you La Viola for making my Birthday special!

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JoeO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Good was amazing each course. A little tight in seating and a little noisy. Otherwise, great time and will attend again. BYOB is great feature.

FAQs

La Viola - West offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 735-8631.

La Viola - West is rated 4.3 stars by 114 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.