Pietro's Italian - South

4.4
175 reviews
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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, 121 South Street in Philadelphia and 140 W. Route 70 in New Jersey.

I hope that you enjoy our classic style pizzas and pasta specialties "alla familia" for many years to come. Buon appetito
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Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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SS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pietro’s is wonderful for families & has delicious food & excellent service.

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CL
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, hostess, manager, and waitress were all friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back when we’re in town.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent greeting, food, and service! Could not have asked for a better experience especially as a last minute Easter meal!

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JI
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Made our reservations right online and as soon as we got there we were seated.

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food, food came really quickly. Highly recommend.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

We had a reservation for 13 people (6 adults 7 pre-teen boys). The restaurant was pretty empty. Shorty after we sat down, the manager came over and told us we needed to keep the noise level down, as other customers were complaining. First of all, there was plenty of seating in the restaurant away from us if people didn’t want to be seated near a large party. Second of all, don’t take a reservation for 13 people if you don’t want it to be noisy. A table of 13 people is going to generate some level of noise. I was really appalled at the way the manager treated us. I frequent the St. David’s location where the noise level is always high and the staff is always professional and friendly. I will not return to the South Street location.

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KS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered a customized pizza, and some mozzarella cheese sticks. The marinara sauce was delicious, just a hint of sweetness with rich tomato and garlic flavor. The pizza was coal fired and was one of the best pizzas I’ve ever had. The service was excellent and timely. Could not have asked for a better experience.

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M
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal and service was great

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N
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Need friendlier faces working there. The Food was ok.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere and the noise level was exceptionally low whereby we could talk and hear each other at a table for eight. Food was very good, pizza was awesome, and service was excellent!

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a
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

although I live nearby this was my first visit. now i'm wondering what took me so long. food was excellent and service was supreme. looking forward to my next visit

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JT
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had family in town and had a wonderful lunch here.

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B
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

They seated our group promptly, which was much appreciated. However, it took a long time to get our drinks, and it was almost 45 minutes before our pizzas arrived. We had salads and pizza so it’s hard to comment on any other aspect of the menu, but both items were good.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Sergio was the absolute best server in the game. Go Sergio!

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MG
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious; our waiter was outstanding! Only suggestion would be better lighting in the alcove near the door.

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h
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. We had 10 people and were looking for a casual Italian/pizza place. This exceeded our expectations. Cauliflower pizza was excellent!!!

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J
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had a family sitting next to us that had their 3 children playing tag, running around the tables, sliding on the floor which was very annoying. The parents didn't even tell them to stop! The food was just ok, but my Kale & apple salad was excellent. I told hostess that we were celebrating my daughter's birthday and would like to sing to her. She said she would tell our server ... I guess there was a miscommunication. No one sang to her, no candle. This restaurant was a recommendation from a friend and it definitely was not what I was expecting! One positive is I was able to use those kids as an example for my 4 children of how not to act in a restaurant.

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KK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious. Wait staff was very attentive. Can't wait to go back!

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p
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely consistent. Our server kayda is always warm and fast. Best service ever!!! A neighborhood family gem for us. Love the cauliflower pizza, risotto balls, salmon, rigatoni alla vodka and sautéed chicken. The list goes in. Sauce in their pizza is very flavorful!

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JP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My fiancé and I dined at Pietro's after seeing the 6PM fireworks on Penns Landing. The kitchen backed up resulting in our order being delayed significantly beyond the amount of time it should have taken. The food was worth the wait; the Sicilian salad had a nice briny flavor and the pizza had phenomenal flavor (especially the crust). Despite the overwhelmed kitchen, the service compelled me to write this review.

Our waiter, Sergio, was extremely considerate and professional as he kept us informed about the state of the order as well as having a manager come over to provide us complimentary drinks. Throughout the evening, Sergio was very engaging and personable; he was easily one of the most impressive waiters my fiancé and I have encountered. The fact that this review is overwhelmingly positive despite waiting an exorbitant amount of time for a dish that takes less than three minutes to prepare and cook is a testament to Sergio's commitment to keeping customers satisfied and leaving the establishment with positive recollections.

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TS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We were disappointed with this restaurant this time. We go for their caesar salad and pizza a few times a year but this time the food and service weren't that good. They must have changed their caesar dressing as it was bland and not enough on the salad. Also, the waitress was not too good. She never asked us if we wanted a refill on our drinks and brought the salad at the same time as the pizza. The pizza was good but other than that, I'm not sure if I will go out of my way to go there again.

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MM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

I booked the reservation through Open Table, but when our party of 7 showed up they had no record of our reservation. I even showed the confirmation. They were able to accommodate us thank goodness. The bartender that evening was very nice and attentive while we waited for our table. The restaurant itself could use updating. old tables, chairs, bathrooms. The ledges next to the tables were dusty. Not at all like the Pietro's on Walnut. Our server was very nice, but forgot drink items that we ordered. He seemed very distracted/busy. We would probably not make a return trip.

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MS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff is warm and welcoming. The waiter was superb! The service is fast, and very attentive. Party of 4 foodies. We order salads, which are fresh and huge, and 2 different medium pizzas, all delicious. The only suggestion I could make is to find a way to get a crispy crust on the pizza. I was dreaming of a slice of thin crust that will snap, this one is not the crispy type, but the taste was trully delicious. Tip, watch the parking meter, we forgot to post it on the dashboard, got a ticket, BUT the meal and the service was so enjoyable, we didn’t care :)

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GW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Army vs Navy victory dinner!

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a
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best personal service that made you feel right at home and the food was great!

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FF
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Not what it used to be.

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Pizza was excellent! The service was great, a wonderful find on Marathon night!!

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TT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I've been here three times now over the course of a few years and every time I have not enjoyed my entree. Each time I went it was because someone else wanted to go there and I was in from out of town and forgot how unimpressed I was with their entrees. Most things are not god awful. I would say edible, but nothing special. The appetizers are pretty good and the bread is good, but do yourself a favor and go elsewhere for your entree. I feel bad saying this because I've never had an unpleasant experience. They are always nice and pleasant, but the entrees could be better. If a friend wanted to go there I would go and just get a small appetizer, but eat an actual meal from somewhere else.

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RS
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Large caesar salad good
Pizza good but not what we're used to. Very heavy.

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AS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

absolutely fantastic, the food, the atmosphere, the service, everything is fantastic, one of my favorites restaurants in Philadelphia

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LR
Philadelphia
111 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Loved the calamari appetizer and the Mediterranean salad. The stuffed meatballs were good too but not my favorite. Pizza was a little soggy but tasted great otherwise. My husband enjoyed his cielo Del Mar pasta. Server was very friendly and attentive.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner and service! Lauren was the best! Thank you again !

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London
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Pizzas, pasta and salads, buzzing restaurant worth going out of your way for.

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H
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Love this place but they must have been short staffed this night cause the service time was sooooo bad!!

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M
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This joint may be the best Italian in Philly, everything they make is awesome, and reasonably priced.

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LD
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Pietro's and loved everything! Beautiful decor and our waiter was wonderful. The food was outstanding! We also had our kids with us and would highly recommend for families. We will definitely be back!

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M
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for post graduation meal with a party of 11. Family friendly, excellent service, very good meal--something for everyone.

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M
Philadelphia
234 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Pietro's food was good comfort food...could use more wine choices. Service was very nice!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was for a birthday and they were kind enough to come out with the cake lit and singing.

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