L'Anima

4.8
426 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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vipMrCE
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service.

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TheNylonDon
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great, we liked the decorations, food was pretty good. Not amazing, but definitely good value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience3

Absolutely did not follow the 50% capacity rule, restaurant was freaking jam packed and every inside table was filled. Definitely avoid until Covid passes.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so happy I found this place, we went for Valentine’s day dinner and I was blown away. The pork meatballs were so delicious and the entrees were just incredible. The staff was so attentive and overall this was such a great restaurant and I will be coming back

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BenjaminL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!!! Ambiance was also a real treat! Don’t forget the galato!!! Made in-house and oh my goodness it was awesome!!! Parking is very hard to come by. If you’re going to head over take an Uber or if your feeling spry, you can park in the Sprouts garage off Broad and walk over.

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MadisonM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super yummy bread, pasta, and desserts!! Love that it’s BYOB. Service is great and social distancing of tables is great!

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vipKathleenK
New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L’Anima is a cozy, friendly, modern neighborhood spot that serves delicious food. Everything about this place is quality, I love it here!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I enjoyed another fantastic experience here, this time for Valentine’s Day. Service was excellent — efficient, but we never felt rushed nor did we lack anything we needed. All plates, from appetizer to dessert, were masterfully executed with authentic flavors. We’ll be back sooner than later.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta dishes were amazing!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Sat outdoors had plenty of heat lamps, chill ambiance! The service was great The waiters were friendly and attentive. The food is soo good and the prices were right. Definitely going back!

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BobMoran
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'anima is the finest restaurant in my entire area of Philadelphia...and it may be on of the top restaurants in the entire city.
The music was far too loud when we entered the place for dinner last night....and was turned down (in fact OFF) when requested. The sound-ambience only got louder when a table of quite a few new guests arrived, but nothing to disturb the total effect of the place. The Roman Italian food is simply marvelous and always fresh, delicious and delightful. Last night's visit had Brandon, Julio, and Adam brilliantly seating and waiting on the customers, charming and prepared for any request.
Hooray for L'anima. I love this place.

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vipcg16
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was even better than it usually is! Very happy La’Anima has stayed open and available during all these shut downs. Will be back soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will return again soon. Food was delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Disappointed I hadn’t tried it sooner. Job well done.

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DwanN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I were looking around for covid friendly and new places to try and we saw availability here. We love trying new places and we’re so glad we went! This place is so cute and decorated nice! It’s like a coastal eclectic vibe! At the time it was playing some oldie hits! Anyways, the food was awesome! I got the special of a beef lasagna and it was amazing or else I’d try the pizza they offer. My friend got the Cacio e Pepe ! They loved it as well, they are a firm lover of the Cacio e Pepe. There were options to eat inside or outside(heaters included of course). You gotta come in and hear the specials too! It’s hard to take picture of your food but I will attach my lasagna. It is a BYOB! They will ask you to pull up their menu on your phone as they do not give out menus. Oh and complimentary bread too !

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to restaurant in Philadelphia. ALWAYS incredible food, service, everything! Love trying their new menu items, too.

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ARIKAU
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. Bread was too good! Would definitely go again!

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vipAshleeP
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! The heated tent is fantastic, Brandon is the best, and the food is delish

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Was not aware that the restaurant was BYOB and the food was mediocre. Very limited vegetarian options.

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Happy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dining outside is a challenge but the restaurant has a nice large tented area and plenty of heat lamps. Food was delicious and dessert is very good! Cappuccino was marvelous.

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MatthewM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for New Years Eve dinner with my wife and had an excellent time. The staff were super friendly and helpful. I had the steak special that night and it was perfect. My wife doesn’t usually love steak and had several bites. She had the Cacio e Pepe and loved it. We live a few blocks away and are so glad to have discovered this restaurant. We will definitely be back!

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vipJonathanE
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was gracious, hospitable, warm and welcoming. The staff is excellent.

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vipLisaW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there 4 times. Each time, service and food are exceptional. The staff is fabulous. Really the best staff ever. Brendon was amazing, fun, personal and welcoming. Our kids, who are picky eaters, loved the food and dessert. Highly recommend. Will be back.

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ConnorMcA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, charming service, love the outdoor setup.

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vipAshleeP
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place in the city....we feel like it's home away from home. Rose and Luca care about their patrons and it shows! Brandon is the best of the best...service is always perfect and food is delish. They have done a beautiful job of creating a cozy holiday feel outside as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciously amazing as always. Top tier. Some of the friendliest service in the city tops it off.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wife’s birthday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food cannot be beat! The weekly specials are on point!

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Pamela
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time eating outdoors with my family by a heat lamp. Everything we ordered was delicious. My picky son Are every last drop of his meal.

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Christine
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, quick service. Nice outdoor atmosphere with Covid precautions taken.

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vipNikK
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been wanting to try for months and finally got it together. It was absolutely delicious and the service was wonderful. Given all the challenges presented by COVID19, they were high spirited and had a good crowd. Definitely try and squid ink pasta!! We'll definitely be back.

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vipAdam
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always great and comfortable. Neighborhood gem with lovely service.

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vipKimB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continues to be the best real Italian in Philly. Highly recommended.

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vipLisaF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We absolutely love L'Anima and appreciate their dedication to serving safely and cleanly during the pandemic. Food is incredible and the service was friendly and excellent.

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vipLADYO
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside. Was great! 1st time there. Food very good. Will go again.

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vipLynnV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandon is exceptional and the chef is incredible!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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vipCLM1
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A go to for me! Food is always yummy and service is friendly and prompt. Very COVID conscience with great patio seating. I recommend it to everyone.

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vipPhillyfood
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Love L'Anima, and their pastas are incredible. We decided to try a pizza which was a mistake. The pizza was more of a flatbread, without any taste whatsoever. It was a dry crust with prosciutto, arugula, and shaved Parmesan. Completely unseasoned.

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L'Anima is rated 4.8 stars by 426 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.