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L'Anima, Philadelphia, PA

L'Anima

4.9
4.9
577 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Roman inspired menu by the team from Melograno and Fraschetta. L'anima specializes in seafood inspired dishes with a focus on freshness and innovation. We also offer meats and vegetarian options. The Pinsas on our menu originated from Roman times that have evolved to the pizzas we know today. The dishes reflect the Chef's Italian roots with house made pastas, everything is made on the premises, including desserts. We also serve Sunday brunch. Enjoy our outdoor seating area during the warmer months.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 595-2500

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gianluca Demontis

  • Neighborhood

    South Philly

  • Cross street

    17th Carpenter

  • Parking details

    Pay parking available at Sprout Market/Target 15th Street between Carpenter and Washington Ave

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

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What 577 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia

    Best Value

  • Philadelphia

    Kid Friendly

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  1. CG

    CharlesG

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! Adam is a fantastic server !!
  2. 9

    9876asdfh

    New England

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Appetizer and entree were fantastic. Dessert was not. Service was great. We will definitely go back
  3. JC

    JoyleneC

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We sat outside and the restaurant had mosquito repellent handy (thank you!) Service was delightful -- our server Julio was very attentive and double-checked when I noted cheese on the side for one dish and not another (I am lactose intolerant but aged cheeses are ok; burrata is not.) He also split the appetizer onto two plates for us which was really kind ☺️ The food overall was delicious and generous portions -- don't sleep on the Bolognese!
  4. BF

    BernardF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy our meals at L'Anima quality food at a very fair price. My wife had the Tuna Crudo as an app. and said it was oustanding. she had the same dish at another place recently and there was no comparison. I had the Pork as an entree and you could cut it with a regular table knife, with a blueberry sauce over polenta the dish was wonderful. The weather was brutal outside, so we ate inside and could not enjoy the beautiful patio outside. Would recommend this anyone.
  5. G

    Gail

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and high quality food. Very good choice on the menu. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
  6. MV

    MariaV

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner as always, brought new friends and they loved everything ! See you soon
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service - will be coming back
  8. C

    Cin71

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was yummy, and the menu had something for everyone!
  9. CS

    CarolS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This is an wonderful neighborhood byob with consistently good food and interesting recipes. The fish and pasta are my favorites.
  10. AM

    AlfonsoM

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dinners I had in Philly! Delicious food and great location!
  11. RR

    RobR

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love this casual, consistently high quality restaurant. We sat outside with a small dog and some friends. The staff is attentive and the menu is creative and not overpriced.
  12. G

    Grandmax3

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal all around! Loved the food and the service.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our go-to spot. The staff are wonderful (shout to to Liz, Julio, and Adam!), and the food is consistently fantastic. Menu is great but there are also always new specials if you want to try something different. Love this place!
  14. l

    liztoddscott

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently one of the best dining experiences in Philly!
  15. n

    none

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Comfortable, relaxed space both inside and out. Delicious food beautifully gracefully served. Our happy place.
  16. AB

    AlyssaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    L'Anima is just the cutest little neighborhood restaurant. The food is amazing (definitely try their pasta dishes) and the ambiance is truly wonderful. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine, dine al-fresco on their shaded patio, and enjoy the slight bustle of one of Philly's cutest neighborhoods. This place is a must-go!
  17. PT

    PhillyTraveler

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Consistently one of the best Italian restaurants in Philly and extremely underrated.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Nice outdoor seating area. We’ll be back!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    We wish we loved it here but the food always falls short. Good service and beautiful though!
  20. PL

    PhilL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    friendly waiter. Good food. Restaurant should think about weekend breakfast hours.
  21. DS

    DanielS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing all around, but especially the quality of the food.
  22. MV

    MariaV

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure
  23. s

    seco

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner and service. Much appreciated.
  24. TP

    TaraP

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at L'Anima is always exceptional and never disappoints! Delicious!
  25. SS

    SteveS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food attentive service
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service and family friendly
  27. MC

    MichaelC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and awesome service
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined with my family as a larger than average party (6ppl) and we all had a fantastic experience. Liz, I believe, was our server and did an amazing job coursing out the meal and making sure we had everything we needed for each dish. We enjoyed a variety of starters, pastas, and pizzas (pinsa) for a very enjoyable Easter dinner.
  29. N

    Nick

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love L’anima so much. The food is always great and the service is always very friendly. The tiramisu was so good.
  30. K

    Kate

    Philadelphia

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful - we had several apps that included the fungi arosta, and two of the pinsas. They were wonderful. We all had pastas for dinner. I had the Cacio e Pepi, two people had the Wild boar Bolognese, and two had the specials. We all loved our dishes. The staff is warm and friendly and the restaurant is beautiful. Can’t wait to return.
  31. M

    Maddog

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and delicious food! They brought out desserts with candles for my birthday, which was unexpected and awesome!
  32. K

    Kinsey

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We live a few blocks away and had been dying to try this place out! Sadly, our party was relatively disappointed with our meal. The Cacio e Pepe flavor was pretty good, although very thick! 3 members of our party had the Cotoletta, which was underdressed and one member had the anchovy pasta. All were in need of salt, and just a boost of flavor! The presentation was great, the restaurant was really cute and our server was attentive and kind. With a flavor boost, I bet this could be really great!
  33. SS

    SteveS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always reliable, Italian "cheffed" cuisine, byob, at a reasonable price.
  34. HP

    HeyPedro

    Poconos

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Tuna crudo appetizer was delicious. Had a wonderful pork chop and my wife had the flounder which was also very tasty. Topped it off with espresso and my wife had the tiramisu. Great atmosphere, all reasonably priced
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Exceptional food. Pasta special was excellent and not over priced like most restaurant specials. Can’t wait to go again
  36. IT

    IreneT

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience5
    I rated service 5 stars because our waiter was great BUT We were seated at 7.40 and didn’t get menus until 8.00 and didn’t receive our appetizer until 9pm and dinner at 9.30 It’s so hard for businesses right now and staffing But I think they shouldn’t have accepted so many reservations for the manpower they had - it was full The pizza appetizer was great, the pasta so-so
  37. j

    jamie

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Laid back BYO with ample outdoor seating. Just wish the dishes were consistently worth the price. Chicken cutlet was a little tough on this visit. Grilled fish plate and eggplant pizza were good.
  38. JM

    JessicaM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this neighborhood spot!
  39. M

    Metz

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was friendly and timely. Food was excellant and came out hot. Great neighborhood restaurant.
  40. A

    April

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an intimate and classic BYOB with a modern vibe. The outdoor patio is probably the best in the city for outdoor dining. 😍 And the food is spectacularly unique yet very familiar at the same time. This will be a regular on your rotation.

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L'Anima is rated 4.9 stars by 577 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 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for L'Anima

1001 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Additional information

  • Cross street

    17th Carpenter

  • Neighborhood

    South Philly

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Pay parking available at Sprout Market/Target 15th Street between Carpenter and Washington Ave

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gianluca Demontis

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

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