Ralph's Italian Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Italian
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Ralph's since 1900. Ralph's is owned and operated by the fourth generation of the ORIGINAL Dispigno family, insuring that you will receive the same great food and high quality service that has been a Ralph's tradition for over 100 years! With help from the fifth and sixth generations, Ralph's Italian Restaurant is the Oldest Italian Restaurant in America.
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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always great food!
Favorite go to place for the best Italian food.
My kids love the clams casino just as much as the parm!
We also enjoy the female that works there every time we go - she’s either our waitress or seats us! She’s funny and extremely hard worker!
From the couple that used to get” love my goat” wine lol

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony our server and Lauren the hostess are the best combo in philly!

CS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, fantastic service and seating on time! Would definitely return next time we are in Philly!

KB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing atmosphere. We can't wait to return.

J
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! I can’t wait to go back.

VG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food and fabulous service. The tiramisu was a highlight! The pastas were good but nothing stood out above the rest.

SM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

After reading about the history and seeing this restaurant very favorably featured on national television, we were very disappointed with the dishes we ordered. The staff was very attentive and cordial. The food was mediocre and we will not return.

R
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is outstanding - food is excellent!

BA
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing atmosphere and food. Only disappointment was the Sea Bass on the online menu was not available.

R
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - excellent service - marvelous staff!!!

SC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We made reservations for Sunday at 1:00 for lunch. Not sure they were needed but they were just featured on No Passport Required. We arrive at 12:45 and were told we could only have the dinner menu! I made lunch reservations not dinner at 1:00 in the afternoon. So now the items and the bill just jumped to double. Why feature a lunch menu on their site and change it to dinner when you arrive??? I should have known better than to go to a tourist restaurant.

F
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This South Philly classic lives up to the reputation. A reservation was a must, but once you're there, the restaurant will accommodate as much as it can. We originally had a table upstairs, but they kindly moved us to the first floor. The buzz is there, people really love the place. And we did too. The house chianti was tasty and good value. The house salad and bread were fine, but the mussels appetizer was fabulous. The mussels were recommended to us by someone down the street at Anthony's coffee place, and we were so happy for that. My wife had gnocchi and my mother the flounder francese, while I got the shrimp scampi. All were good, but the scampi was best. Then a cannoli and coffees for dessert -- again, we were pleased. Highly recommend this long-time Italian favorite.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal we love Ralph’s. Outstanding food and service .

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meatballs and veal parm I’ve had! Staff was attentive and friendly. Will definitely recommend and return.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food is always fantastic

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was good. Everything was excellent.

C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From moment of valet parking, through greeting and seating of host, to staff tag-teaming, and meal completion...we felt welcomed. The Veal Parm was crispy and delicious. It filled the plate. The meatball appetizer was SO delicious. I haven’t stopped talking about all weekend. Returning is a definite.

p
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The veal parmigiana was tremendous

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good

MM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding. One of our favorite places to eat in Philly! Veal Parm and Eggplant Parm are incredible!

LV
Orlando
35 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place for authentic Italian dishes. I would definitely go back. If you haven’t been here, you best try it.

DM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously good homemade Italian food. Pasta cooked al dente, gravy has been cooking all day and it shows in the flavor. I cannot wait to go back.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best, period. My main go-to for most of my life. Great food, great staff, great environment - simply the best.

TF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food as usual. The noise level is high but not in a way that detracts from the meal or experience. The gnocchi and broccoli rabe were excellent and the house Chianti perfect for our meal. We will be back

B
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Love the second floor ambiance. Good service. Amazing food. Would go again.

BM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Visit to downtown Philly

S
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, what can you say about Ralph's that hasn't been said? We went on a Sunday late afternoon to belatedly celebrate a family member's birthday and everything was excellent, as usual. Highly recommend.

KF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food is excellent. Waiter not so pleasant.

JC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was my first time here and the food was fabulous. I will definitely be back.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Amazing food!

PC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday at Ralph's. Had a wonderful experience. The food was fantastic as were the people who served us especially the woman at the bar. Would highly recommend Ralph's!

JT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All meals were very tasty, done as liked, good portions. The veal marsala just seemed like it wasn't marsala, but a light brown gravy. either way, it was vg & would go back.

SI
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Philly Classic! Traditional Italian Table Food with Great Service!

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Ralph's didn't disappoint!
Food is always consistently good
Service is excellent and you feel like family with all interactions, with George, JB, Lauren, Matthew and the entire staff!

RB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ralph's is the best Italian restaurant. The food is incredible. The waiters are helpful, attentive, and advise their patrons extremely well. I can't wait for my next trip to Ralph's!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, and our waitress Laura gave phenomenal service.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great ! Matthew gave awesome service . Can’t wait to go back.

SB
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, very consistent and delicious. The Veal Parm is the best I’ve had anywhere. And I consider myself a connoisseur of veal Parm.

l
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience5

1. Soup cold even though waiter said it was steaming hot

2. Was going to order two appetizers , the mozzarella/roasted peppers and an antipasta. The waiter said the peppers and mozzarella would be on the antipasta and neither were.

3. Asked for capellini for my side , told that was all they served and it was spaghetti (obvious difference in pasta)

4. The club soda was flat and had something floating at the bottom. The waiter said he would ‘take care’ of it but never did

Restaurant is a fun place to see but would not eat there again except the meatball was very good.

MM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved Ralph’s!!!! David was our server, he was wonderful! We shared apps: meatballs (fantastic sauce) and brushetta. We had 4 entrees and shared. All 4 were delicious. I think the shrimp scampi was cooked to perfection! We will be back. Loved experiencing a 4 generation family dynasty restaurant!!!!

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