Ralph's Italian Restaurant

4.7
3728 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipWDfoodie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Ralph’s for the first time with my wife and son. The experience very much lived up to what everyone had told us. Simply delicious Italian food! Their red gravy is fantastic and the meatballs were the best we’ve had dining out. Highly recommend!

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vipKimC
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As always, the food was DELICIOUS!! Ralph’s has been my favorite restaurant for 35 years!! Our service last night was slow and we weren’t seated in a very good location. So that was a bit disappointing. However, we’re already looking forward to our next visit! (The Chicken Sorrento is TO DIE FOR!!)

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vipbruce
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Seated right away
Waiter excellent
Received food in a timely unrushed manner
Could not have been better

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CCResident
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Reliable and tasty old school South Philly Italian restaurant with excellent service.

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viptracy
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wanted to share an old family tradition with my sons girlfriend.

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vipDependable66
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good... Not great.

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ryanp
Tokyo
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic overall! Excellent service. Happy that we took my mom here while she is in from Chicago. They use quality ingredients and their menu is authentic.

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PatriciaS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! The best homemade food, the best service. Can’t wait to go back!

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BethD
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ralph’s hit it out of the park ! Used to live in Philly -in Nola last 10 years and our food is amazing -but we don’t have the kind of south Philly Italian that Ralph puts on the plate. Mussels white, veal parmigiana, Saltimboca - amazing !! Next trip to Philly I’ll be back !

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great dinner! Perfect South Philly Restaurant!

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MargaretS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Ralph’s for pre-Marathon pasta dinners. I couldn’t have asked for a friendlier atmosphere or better food. Thank you for making our dinner a special time.

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DennisC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!! Definitely recommend!!can’t wait to go back again

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best Italian food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Ralph’s Italian Restaurant never disappoints me. Food was outstanding. The antipasto was perfect for 2 and the veal parm was amazing. I had a hundred places to choose to spend my birthday dinner but I only chose one.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classic. Always fantastic. Great for locals and tourists.

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JohnL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a wonderful meal with our close friends at Ralph's. The veal, chicken and pasta entrees we ordered were mouth watering; absolutely cooked to perfection and delicious. Portions were plentiful. The ambiance was casual and festive. Do not overlook this traditional Philadelphia gem.

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RayyJayy
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far my favorite Italian restaurant in Philadelphia.

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vipMClovesgoodfood2018
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Prices up , portion sizes down - inevitable post Covid. We always enjoy our meals here. Service was very good

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DominickL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food quality was great, reasonable prices, very traditional Italian. Good service, seating is tight downstairs.

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vipCrez
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

1st time in the Italian Market area of Philly. No ideas where to go for lunch and a threw a dart. Bullseye. Nostalgia to the tee. 1900 is the yr this restaurant got its humble beginning. Had me at c’mon in. Traditional southern Italian mix. Meatballs are a go, roasted hot peppers, veal parmigiana, chicken florentine which we have never order(+), 3 pastas 2 of 3 Al dente and that’s the only flaw. Got a great hat as a way to keep the memory fresh, like all the food.

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Connie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious as it always has been. However, the waiter kept rushing us. The restaurant was not crowded so there was no excuse for this. We are seniors, and he kept referring to us as girls which we felt offensive. Definitely will not deter us to go back again. Just a little training will help.

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vipDyoung
Philadelphia
92 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to go to Ralph’s. Ralph’s brings back back wonderful memories as soon as you enter. Good and staff are TERRIFIC!!!

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall1food5service4ambience4

Food and service were outstanding, however the noise level was terrible coming from a group of 8 diners making the overall experience disappointing

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FayeF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous historic Italian restaurant. Great service, wonderful food. Highly recommend, especially if you’ve never been there.

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vipbrettC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Veal parm. These are the only 2 words worth saying.
If you go and don’t order at least 1 veal parm, you’re missing the best of the best!

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FeedMePhilly
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ralph's is my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. I've been going here since I was a small child and had my wedding dinner here. Try the escarole and anything with the red sauce. You cannot go wrong with a meal at Ralph's.

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TimA
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality amazing staff. Can’t wait to come back

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Beth
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious simple Italian foods. Love it and a great price

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I grew up on Ralph’s. Been visiting for nearly 30 years and never had a bad meal. The waitstaff was attentive, almost to a fault, but I will never say that good service is anything but incredible. If you don’t get the mussels red, at least get a cup of the red sauce to dump on everything you order, it’s truly Devine.

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vipCarolO
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was classic Italian. Many choices. Tasty pasta and red sauce.

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SherrieH
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Hostess was friendly and efficient, server was also friendly and very quick, to the point that we felt a little rushed. The food was good, classic Italian, nothing fancy, but good!

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ThomasK
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the atmosphere. Th efood was great. Veal Parmigiana was excellent! Service was quick and attentive. Enjoyed the bread.

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DominicR
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My father told me this was best Italian restaurant in Philly. DID NOT DISAPPOINT!! Had a late reservation at 8:30. Service was great, atmosphere was incredible, and food was top notch.

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macM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great place! food was good but the atmosphere was even better. love how tiny the dining room was

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MarkR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious always and the service was attentive as usual.

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VeraS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious…. Muscle is a red sauce were amazing!!!

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JoeA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food, great service and affordable prices. No wonder it's been around since the turn of time.

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Lois
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having grown up in the neighborhood it is always a treat for me to come back to Ralph's for dinner which I always "expect" to be delicious. However, this time it was exceptional. We had 4 courses and each one was great!

Thank you to Ralph's for keeping the quality and standard you have always maintained.

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PeterK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! First time here and it was excellent. Reminded me of my Italian family gatherings growing up! The service was outstanding with the wait staff being ver personable. So glad to see this kind of establishment still flourishing.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent and the valet parking was a nice perk.

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Ralph's Italian Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 3728 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.

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