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L'Anima, Philadelphia, PA

L'Anima

4.8
4.8
739 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Contemporary Italian Restaurant with a Modern design. Roman born chef Gianluca Demontis and Rosemarie owners have been in the business for over 20 years. Whether you dine-in or choose our beautiful outdoor patio, we ensure an authentic Italian experience. We are a BYOB restaurant.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 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

What 739 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia County

    Neighborhood gem

  • Philadelphia

    Best Overall

  • Philadelphia

    Best Service

  • Philadelphia

    Best Value

  • Philadelphia

    Neighborhood gem

  • Philadelphia

    Italian

739 Reviews
  1. PhillyTraveler

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most underrated restaurant in Philly serving some of the best Italian dishes. Gnocchi in cream sauce was phenomenal. One of the best pizzas in town. Stop looking at Instagram for restaurant tips. Eat here.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great trout! Very expensive meal but excellent service

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Underrated Italian byo in Philly! Been here a bunch of times and the Homemade pastas and bread are notch! Highly recommend!

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  4. MariaP

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was the most friendliest, went over the top to make sure we enjoyed everything, so nice and so professional! The food was top notch! The flavors, the quality, everything was excellent! We cannot wait to go back!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was fantastic and our meal was delicious. We will be back!

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  6. JohnM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Susage pizza with burrata was close to if not the best pizza I ever had. Salads were delicious. The cotoletta could needed a bit more lemon for my taste and the cacio pepe needed pumping up a bit too. But both were still very good. Our friend loved the pork tenderloin. Decor is neither inviting nor offensive. Will definitiely go back for the FOOD and great service!

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  7. PhillyPhoodie

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for a family meal. Food, service are great at a reasonable cost. We will be back.

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  8. Kathleen

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a delicious dinner and friendly, efficient service.

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  9. janicem

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter recommended this restaurant and it did nit disappoint. The caesar salad, burratta appetizer and the grilled octopus were delicious. Our entrees included fish of the day, two pastas, and the cotoletta..fried chicken cutlets with arugula salad, tomatoes and mozzarella. Everything was so good, and the chicken was huge..took half home. The gelatos were so creamy and decadent. Looking forward to returning!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Amongst the best desserts we’ve ever had! Great service. Awesome butternut squash ravioli. Would definitely go back.

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  11. GabriellaP

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love-love this place! The food is amazing and the service is outstanding! A neighborhood gem!

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  12. JustineN

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved every bite. We split the grilled octopus. We had the cacio e pepe and the paparadelle with wild boar and for dessert, the tiramisu and the caramel affogatto. Everything was delicious. We are so lucky to have this in our neighborhood. Julio was an excellent server.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorites. Wonderfully kind staff. Great food, location and ambiance. FYI - BYOB.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible experience. Went for the first time with friends and were blown away by the atmosphere, food, and staff! We will absolutely return.

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  15. Dcharles

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrific meal. Only downside - pretty noisy. Appetizers and pasta entrees were great.

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  16. AbeC

    Philadelphia

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been here many times. The food is so yummy and the staff so friendly.

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  17. ChristinaL

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second time at L' anima and I will continue to dine here. The service was exceptional, I believe our server was Zach, and he couldn't be more helpful. We ordered some specials and of course had wonderful homemade pastas too. Our dessert was simply amazing! Cant wait for warmer weather to be able to sit outside!

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  18. jeating

    Philadelphia

    61 reviews

    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Terrific fresh pasta: my linguine w/mussels & cannellini beans was wonderful. All the food was very good and we really enjoyed the evening!

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  19. Delish

    Philadelphia

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great neighborhood BYO. Friendly service and delicious food. Great pastas and fish

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing meal with great service! Zach is welcoming and our waiter Adam was excellent. Looking forward to coming back!

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  21. L9899

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    DELICIOUS!!!!!!!! Friendly service, perfect portions, authentic tasting

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  22. Chris

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the hidden gems in this city. Had the chef’s linguini special and it was out of this world. Everything tasted as fresh as could be. Prices were so affordable compared to some places.

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  23. JohnD

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We bring friends here. Helps that it is walkable. We love the gnocchi, the boar pasta, a very nice shrimp special. Lovely staff. BYOB.

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  24. Marie

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal, great service! Can’t wait to go back!

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  25. MarieB

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, and a clever space. Burrata appetizer and dessert were amazing!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food is lovely - 3rd visit and will return often with guests!

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  27. NickC

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing as always! The parmigiana pizza is second to none. And the gnocchi melts in your mouth. Some of the best I’ve ever had

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  28. BrianG

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This a neighborhood gem that’s def worth a try. Become a regular, and you’re treated like family.

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  29. Norma

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner with friends. Food very good, Corey , our server, server was excellent and really added to the experience. Definitely will return!

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  30. NancyK

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent. Very warm and fruendl Food was very good and it can to the table hot. Dessert was delicious. We will be returning for sure.

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  31. Connor

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic neighborhood BYOB. The specials are always great and you cannot go wrong on the standard menu. The serviced is goated. The value is amazing - a very affordable date night spot.

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  32. Laura

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing food (the fish and pasta specials were both top notch) and the best service - Zach and Steph are both amazing!

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  33. AbeC

    Philadelphia

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been here many times. It’s a favorite and enjoy it every time.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Adam is an excellent server! The food was great, but Cacio Pepe sauce was a little too thick.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was amazing. They had many delicious specials. We got the calamari appetizer and the gnocchi. Both were delicious. Dessert was so so good, we shared the ginger bread crème brûlée. Later in the night they played bops. 10/10 would recommend this place‼️

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  36. Stephsin

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A friendly neighborhood BYOB worth seeking out Always excellent food served with a smile. Pair your own favorite wine with their modern Italian dishes. Pappardelle with Wild Boar Bolognese is a hearty meal or go with one of their daily specials. I love their take on the Caesar as well. Leave room for a Cappuccino and Crème Brûlée for Desert. Try this place once and you’ll want to become a regular.

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  37. RachelH

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved the food! We wish the portion sizes were a bit larger, we all ordered entrees and left a bit hungry still but the taste was delicious and the atmosphere was very cozy.

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  38. DrDiane

    Philadelphia

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing service! great bread! shared salad my friend had the pumpkin ravioli special it was excellent I had the pesto pasta - needed more flavor need better salt and pepper though

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  39. JonW

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If the weather warrants outdoor eating, it would be an excellent idea. Not too noisy, not right against the street. Diners are not on top of each other.

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  40. Relaxed

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food, relaxed environment. We enjoyed the experience and are happy to support a local establishment

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L'Anima is rated 4.8 stars by 739 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

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, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood
  • 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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