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Pietro's Italian - Walnut

4.6
641 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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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;
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Phone number
(215) 735-8090
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Walnut Street Between 17th and 18th Street
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 641 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This is a great neighborhood pizzeria. We were seated promptly on a Friday, having made our reservation earlier in the day. Service was quick and servers were extremely attentive. We like our pizza thin and crispy and that’s exactly how it was, with lots of choices for toppings. The fried calamari salad was delicious, though a little heavy on the dressing and a little light on the calamari. Nice wine selection too- we will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Pietro' Italian - Walnut always exceeds my expectations from the service to the food. Whether its a business lunch or a friends get together, Pietro's is always one of my top choices when I need to pick a restaurant in Center City Philadelphia.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Very enjoyable meal. Waiter was so helpful and very good at explaining the menu when I was asking to swap dishes. Came good in the end and the stuffed meatballs with pasta was delicious. Manager also spoke to us and my husband gladly accepted a beer on the house. Would definitely recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Had date and arugula salad, with nice pizza - very good. Attentive server.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Such a wonderful first experience here for us! Admittedly, we had an early table before a 6p show, but things went great. Service was efficient and attentive, without hovering. Appy's were great (calamari and spicy sausage calamari were both yummy), drinks were stiff pours and well priced, salads were big bold fresh, and delightfully NOT over-dressed. Pasta dishes were large portions, but easy to take home. Our large table had a seafood ravioli special, pappardelle with crab/shrimp, and linguini with shrimp/chicken that were all perfectly delicious. Can't wait to come again, and our take home bag gave up the "secret!" This place is owned and run by the same restaurant group (Aegean) that also runs Estia - our other close-to-the-theatre favorite place... You can't go wrong, and we are very much looking forward to our next visit! Thanks!!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The salads are awesome. The pizza is tasty - not a foodie destination but perfectly fine - a nice balance of ingredients. We had to get in and out to take the subway to the Sixers game (#PhilaUnite!!!!) and our server was great at keeping the food and drinks coming.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food ! Great service! Reasonably priced!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We always enjoy eating a Pietro's. The pizza is just like we ate in Italy. Fresh mozzarella. Fresh toppings and vegetables. My favorite is the penne with vodka sauce. The service is always expert. The restaurant seems well run with plenty of wait staff.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food is delicious especially the Sicilian salad, house special pizza and vegetarian appetizer. Nice selection of wine. Unfortunately the waitress was inattentive to our basic needs. I had to ask the waitress for basket of wonderful Italian rolls, I’m accustomed of having the rolls, olive oil and balsamic vinegar served after the water is poured. After selecting an Italian sparkling wine I had to ask the waitress to fill my glass and she required verbal cuing to fill my friend’s glass. I gave the waitress the benefit of the doubt (maybe having a bad day) as she received 20% gratuity and she did not acknowledge the gratuity.
The ambiance, food, etc can be wonderful but poor service is a major deterrent.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The atmosphere and food were good. The waiter was nice but the service was a little slow. The only issue that I had is that the water in the bathrooms were cold when I washed my hands. There was no hot water!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My friends and I went to Pietro Italian for a birthday lunch and at first glance the restaurant was very nice. We went on a Saturday afternoon and it was moderately crowded. The food was decent, you definitely get a good portion for your money. The service was okay, nothing to complain about, but our waitress was not very attentive. Overall, it’s a good place to go if you’re looking for decent italian food.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Just happen to be in Philadelphia on a Friday night with my family and booked a reservation last minute (about an hour before) and was lucky to get a table for 4. The food was excellent. I had the chicken villagio which I wish I could get again soon, sadly it will have to wait until I return to Philly again. Penne a la vodka and pizza were also very good.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

All good! Food was delicious and generous portions

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We had a family dinner while vacationing in Philadelphia and it was the best meal we had the entire week. Our server was friendly and attentive without being intrusive and we all loved our meals. If we lived closer it would definitely be one of our favorite places to eat!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food is very good. Pizza excellent. Stuffed meatballs to die for! Service excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was outstanding and service was wonderful .. our server Vilma was kind patient and accomodating for such a large group ...

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

the service was fine food good and happy for gluten free pasta...just felt a little rushed food came out before we were finished with our salad

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Delicious salad and pizza. Shared and perfect for 2.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Only issue was they refused to separate the bill. It took us a good 15 minutes to try to separate everything and have everyone pay. They really should try to do what’s best for the customer. The food was great and the wait staff nice. Manager not so much.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food is high quality and flavorful. Service was outstanding

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Fantastic pasta! I haven’t had pasta that good since we lived in Italy. Kids menu was nice. Crowded and noisy so definitely make a reservation.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great lunch! Service was excellent and the food very tasty

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great service , Food came out quick despite the heavy crowd, and food tasted amazing!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We were there on a very busy Saturday night. Group of 11, and our table was seated immediately at our reservation time. The table they put us at was pretty terrible, it was next to where the servers came to put in the orders, so it was nonstop traffic-not to mention we were at two different shaped tables which made chatting difficult. The food was pretty good, but it didn't come out at the same time, not the end of the world since we were a large group. Our server was nice enough, but his service was awful. He never remembered our drinks, or Parmesan cheese, and had to be asked repeatedly to refill our waters. He told someone that something was gluten free and it clearly wasn't and they ran out of lasagna by 6:30 on a Saturday night...which is super disappointed.
I would return with a smaller party to give it a second chance, but i was underwhelmed by the restaurant and certainly the mediocre service.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I’ll be brief
The food is very good for a limited Italian menu...lots of pizza
The service was good
The place is extremely noisy and there were a lot of large parties making a lot of noise
Couldn’t wait to get out of there even though food was quite good
Can’t see returning because of high noise level

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Delicious food and polite waitress. Would easily go back. Very reasonably priced and great atmosphere for a first date. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great selection of beers. Fabulous pizza. We arrived for an early dinner reservation (4:15pm); while there were numerous people at the bar, not too many tables were full. Hence, Service was very quick. Attentive and friendly wait staff.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent food and service. We ate here two nights in a row during our visit to Philly. Definitely recommend making a reservation so you get seated quickly!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Not as expensive as some of the other area restaurants. Good size portions. Excellent flavor to everything we tried (salad, carbano, cheese cake)

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food, great service,great time
Quality Italian food in a good location for Rittenhouse traffic

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Good food and atmosphere. Didn't like how tight the seating was where we were sitting.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food is very good and portion sizes are very nice. Staff is always friendly. Very loud, which makes it a little hard to communicate with wait staff. Overall good experience but they do get you in and out at a pace that feels rushed. This is great if you are trying to get to a show, but not so when you are trying to have a relaxing meal.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

was glad to find a restaurant in that area that wasn’t BYOB. Food was good, service excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Had an early dinner visiting my daughter at school. Had a reservation were seated promptly by hostess. Waiter was very attentive we ordered salad, pizza, and pasta. Food was delicious. Recommend the winter mule excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Very nice staff. Quick service.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

It was a busy Saturday night, and everyone in my party (myself included) was running late for the reservation. The staff was very accommodating. The food was great as usual, and our waitress was delightful. I will definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

the food was amazing, the pizza was so good! we had a great time the staff was excellent as well

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We loved the food! Our server was Laura; she was great!

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The service always stinks here but the food is really good.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Good place for casual dinner. Food is ok and service is friendly.

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