About Pietro's Coal Oven Pizza - Walnut Street

Pizza is a family affair for me. My Uncle Angelo arrived in America in the 1930s with a passion for pizza. He worked hard and eventually bought his own pizzeria in Brooklyn. It was there that Uncle Angelo invented a recipe for coal oven pizza. That recipe has been perfected over 60 years and passed down through the generations.

My brothers and cousins in New York know the recipe. Diners at Patsy's, Nick's and Angelo's have enjoyed their pizzas, pastas and salads for years. Here in Philadelphia and New Jersey, you can feast on my Uncle Angelo's secret recipe dishes at our three Pietro's locations: 1714 Walnut Street and 121 South Street in Philadelphia. I hope that you enjoy our classic style pizzas and pasta specialties "alla familia" for many years to come. Buon appetito

1714 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm;

Cross Street:
Walnut Street Between 17th and 18th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 735-8090

Website:
http://www.pietrospizza.com/

Catering:
Pietro's offers catering for any event including corporate meetings, brithdays, bar & bat mitzvahs and more! Our extensive menu options are sure to impress your guests and leave them satisfied. Our catering menu can be found on our website.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Pietro's Coal Oven Pizza - Walnut Street Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.3

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4.1

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4.2

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fun (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Authentic (6)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Quick Bite (4)
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Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Worth the Drive (2)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (2)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined a day ago

There seemed to be a longer than usual wait for food/drinks. The chicken Parm was burned on the bottom. Overall a nice atmosphere.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Came here with a group of 14 and we were served well. Food was delicious and a good value.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

This was our third visit in two years and we were not disappointed. The Pizza is excellent and authentic New York style with just enough char on the bottom. The salads are excellent with no skimping on any ingredients. The Tiramisu is a favorite.
Well worth the few block's walk. It seems dinner is the better option over lunch, though.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined 4 days ago

This was our second visit to Pietro's for a business / friend holiday meal. Looking forward to many future visits to Pietro's on Walnut!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Montreal)·Dined 6 days ago

there were 5 of us in for a work meeting. we ordered Mediterranean salad with shrimp and had plenty family style for the whole table. everyone liked their entrees, especially the meatballs. Service was prompt and everyone checked on us regularly. We will be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food and better service

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We always go to Pietro’s the Friday night we get into Philadelphia when the Army Navy game is being played in town. The food never disappoints and we look forward to it every year!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Comfort Food, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We were seated close to our reservation time. The wait wasn't too long considering it was a major event weekend. My husband had the spinach ravioli and I had the veal marsala. My husband thought his entree was tasty and what he expected. The veal was OK, but not a lot of marsala flavor in the sauce. My sauce has more marsala flavor. The mushroom risotto (that comes with the veal) was mushy and very over cooked.

Our server was attentive.

Something I can't explain -- both sinks in the women's restroom had only COLD running water. I did not report this to management.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

i like everything but the noise.....it is always crowded, with all ages, and that's a credit to the service and food....

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Always enjoyable lunch spot!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very nice way to get together with friends—the food was excellent and the server quickly adapted to our pacing, I.e., old friends catching up while also trying to read the menu. We’ll be back!

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Delicious pizzas, with a lively atmosphere

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent, excellent, excellent! Would highly recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Wonderful food and service! Will definitely go back soon :)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent food and service . Second time there and will make the trip from jersey to come back again

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

WE very much enjoyed having lunch at Pietro's. our waiter was excellent, and he was busy !

the noise level is pretty high, so that would be the only thing i'd mention. If you want to have a conversation you need to hear, this wouldn't be the place. Food was really good as well.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great post race lunch. Excellent pizza and a great selection of beers and drinks.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food is great, service good

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The first thing my wife and I noticed as we were led to our table upstairs, was the high noise level! We used to visit every few months but gave up, probably a year ago because of the high noise level.

I happen to be in the noise control business, so I’m more aware of it. I immediately noticed the introduction of the sound absorption panels on the ceiling. Although our waitress told us they did make some improvement, it wasn’t enough of a reduction to make a notable impression on us!

My question is: Did someone calculate the square footage of the sabins of absorption required to adequately or more specifically, to make a notable reduction in the ambient noise level?

We both agreed that the food and service warrant another visit. We still wish the noise level was reduced to the point where we could hold a conversation without having to raise our voices to be understood while sitting just across a two-top table!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Pietro's is an excellent Italian restaurant in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood in Center City. The restaurant has always served delicious, traditional Italian food on a consistent basis. The portions are large (enough to take home left overs) and the prices are very reasonable. There are a variety of pizzas, enough to satisfy everyone's palate. The same can be said of the salads, main courses (pasta, chicken, veal, and seafood). Reservations are recommended as the restaurant fills up quickly - especially on a Saturday night. (Best to book in advance and choose an earlier time slot). With the large number of customers, the noise level rises. It can be difficult to have a conversation others when the restaurant is extremely busy. The noise level is the only drawback for this very fine restaurant. The servers are amazing - hard working, cheerful, efficient, and professional at all times. A little bit of patience with the servers is recommended during busy hours, considering the number of patrons in the restaurant. To summarize, for superior, classic Italian dishes (and pizza) for a very reasonable price, Pietro's is highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Just what we were looking for: great authentic Italian, modern comfortable setting. Excellent service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great pizza; great salad. Friendly staff.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very loud. Family style is the way to go!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was great. Service was very friendly, but a little "off." They left our salad on the table while we had the main course, and it was impossible to get fresh pepper. But the waiter was very friendly and helpful - maybe a little overworked.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

too noisy. I wasn't aware the Pietro's is code for play ground. if one more child kicked me I would have to go to the hospital for my broken ankle

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is our regular pre-Orchestra dinner spot. Good food, good service, reasonably priced.

Tags: Quick Bite, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Pietro’s is always good. A great neighborhood place that we love

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

My first visit to Philly and this restaurant was great. They know how to make a really tasty meal!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was good. Portions plentiful. Bad service. We were there to celebrate a birthday. Asked our waitress to take a photo of the table, she said she couldn’t. Two of us ordered pasta dishes. The waitress forgot to bring out grated cheese, even after we reminded her.

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 (London)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Friendly service, good food. We've from out of state and been here several times.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very enjoyable.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2017

This Italian restaurant is an excellent choice for those who crave real Italian food. But I must forewarn you, however, arrive at this restaurant with an appetite since the portion sizes for their dishes are large. Sharing of dishes is encouraged and recommended. I had the pasta bolognese and it was delicious. Others in my party had italian salads and they loved them as well...Service was excellent and attentive although I felt the pricing of the dishes was a bit on the high side. Overall great visit though with great Italian food to boot!

Tags: Vegan, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Authentic, Casual, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My ONLY complaint is that it is super noisy. The food is fabulous though.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Ok. Good. Passable. Not great. The Sicilian Salad was the best part of the meal—very good! Homemade fettuccini was kind of doughy and stuck together too much Marinara sauce was a bit too sweet :( Eggplant Parmesan—huge portion!! Pretty good! Gemelli and Chicken dish was rather blah; not enough tomatoes. I don’t recommend the Tiramisu, unless you like lots of cream and minimal ladyfingers :(

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Never had a bad meal. This is the first time I have eaten there pizza. Absolutely delicious. And love there pomigranit Martinis.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Friendly, attentive waiter. Accommodating about special orders. Tasty pizza.

Tags: Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was like IHOP! Brunch eggs were dry an the entire dish was over baked!

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

It was our first time dining here, and the food was delicious! We can't wait to go back again!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We were looking for really good brick oven pizza, and we found it at this restaurant. Our waitress was polite and attentive. The noise level was very high though. When the large parties left, the noise level was more pleasurable. A later reservation would be wise if you want to avoid the high noise level. Also we like to sit in booths on our dates, and there are only tables. We'd still go back for a late dinner because the pizza was undeniably the best we've had in the area.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

If a restaurant charges $26.50 for a pizza, a customer would be right to expect one great f'n pizza, right? Well that's not what we got. Pizza came out cold and the crust was chewy, The Pietro pie was also lacking in flavor.

So the pizza was cold.... Maybe it was waiting for the entrees so they would be hot. Wrong, Entrees of carbonara ( fresh pasta? Nope.if you want it fresh that'll cost you an extra 3 bucks), Chicken Parmesan, (cold with dry chicken), and mussels (luke warm and light on flavor), and a meat ball on the side, very good flavor but served at room temperature or maybe lower.

The service was also less then stellar. Slow on the water refills, a beer refill went 5 minutes before we could flag down and remind the waitress. And perhaps the worst of everything was the table behind me was too close and every staff member tried walking between us. Some took care. Most did not. I spent my entire meal either getting bumped or dodging another one

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