Ralph's Italian Restaurant

4.6
2533 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Casual
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch (M-F): 11:45am - 3:00pm
Dinner (Monday - Thursday): 3:00pm - 9:45pm
Dinner (Friday): 3:00pm - 10:45pm
Dinner (Saturday): 11:45am - 10:45pm
Dinner (Sunday): 11:45am - 9:45pm
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Phone number
(215) 627-6011
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jimmy Rubino, Jr.
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Catering
Accommodating up to 100 guests:

http://ralphsrestaurant.com/ralphs/Docs/banquet_menu.pdf
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Catherine
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Parking details
Valet on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Valet can also be arranged ahead of time for large parties and special events.
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Special events & promotions
Ralph`s does accomodate parties up to 100 people for birthdays, rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, etc!
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Ralph’s of South Philly is owned by the same family members, insuring that you will receive the same great food and high quality service that has been a Ralph's tradition for over 100 years!

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What 2533 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The Chicken Pram was the best I have every had!😎

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We live in New York and every time we come to Philadelphia, we come to Ralph's. The food seems to get better and better, service is amazing!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The real deal, classic neighborhood Italian. Veal Parmigiana was great. After 2 visits this month I still can't believe how good the house Chianti is.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Authentic Italian food and large portions! Ralph's is a homey setting of a restaurant, so you are right next to other tables and in some tight areas, but the food is well worth it! Get a cannoli for desert and you won't be disappointed! The staff has always been great when we've gone.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Visiting from Rhode Island, known to my family. All try to get to Ralph's when visiting Phillie.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Food very good. Domestic beer expensive IMO. Incredibly loud until 8:30 pm.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

New to neighborhood, we discovered this South Philly historic gem on a casual walk. Made a reservation for a Friday evening, which was accommodated promptly. Our server,Marco,was friendly and attentive. The homy ambiance definitely added to the enjoyment of our delicious meals. Ralph’s will be a “go to” place for us!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Amazing! Great food, service, ambiance! Absolutely loved it!

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Amazing food and prices! The meals are quality and great for sharing. The dark side of the moon cake was sooo good!

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Really great meal. Men's bathroom was strange with a employees must was hands but no sink?

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Awesome itailain food. We enjoyed. Great send off to our week long vacation.

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2.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Food was awful. Tomatoes are in season and tour Caprese salad taste like a tomato from December. Chicken was rubbery and tough. Pasta was over cooked. Not going back.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

We all really enjoyed the mussels, meatballs for shared apps. Everyone enjoyed their entrees (Veal parm, chicken parm, two pasta dishes). Hopefully the next time we visit the service has improved, could have just been an off night, but we had to constantly flag down the wait staff. Will definitely visit again.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Service and Food were awesome!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Everything was great, the food and music. Very homey

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Wonderful food! The mussels with red sauce were the best I have ever had. Server was very friendly and helpful with menu recommendations.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

This is a family favorite. Whenever we want to have a dinner like Aunt Rose made when the family was all around the table, we come to Ralph's.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Delicious food and great service. There were four diners and we were all very happy.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

This is my favorite Italian Restaurant in South Philly.

I had not been there for a few years, but it has not changed. The Veal Parm is excellent and a big portion as well as the Chicken Parm.

A person in our party ordered the Meatball appetizer and loved it!

The only downside, if you can call it that, is downstairs seating is cramped., but it's in a series of old school rowhomes.

I'm definitely coming back!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Very nice little Italian restaurant. Great veal parm and you can't beat the pricing.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We love this place! The food,serice, location, history, atmosphere and clientele all combine to make Ralph's an amazing place to dine...We go everytime we're back in Philly!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Unfortunately we were seated on the 3rd Floor which is definitely not a way to soak in the authentically historical experience of Ralph's although the service and food were perfect! Can't wait to go back and also so happy for the Ralph's Grab & Go store down the street!

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Very good, service was good but not exceptional. Valet parking a plus.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

I found that the food was not as God’s as before .. the muscles were fab but my pescatore was watery.. Ralph’s has always been a favorite of ours but I think it lost something and I thought it was a little expensive .. I would definitely go back And try something else

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Ralph’s was recommended to us by a friend who lives in the neighborhood and goes there often. The food was fantastic and the service was attentive and friendly. At the event we attended after dinner, I met a woman who had been there several times and loves Ralph’s also! Fantastic and obviously has a huge fan club!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We had a great meal. Excellent food and great wine.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

As always, Ralph's delivers! The food is to die for and the service is great! I cannot recommend them enough!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

First time visit, dinner before a concert. Everything was ABSOLUTELY perfect! Will definately return.

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2.0Dined on July 27, 2018

We arrived for our reservation , we’re not really welcomed and were put on third floor after passing numerous open tables for 6, on the second floor, that were still open when we were finished on our way down. Will not go back.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Food was phenomenal. Portions are very large. Service is great. Overall great place to dine!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Haven’t been toRalph’s in years. Better then I remember it. Will be back soon.

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Food is a bit overpriced. The food and the price was not proportional. Food was mediocre. The meatball was too mushy, no texture at all. The bread was stale. The price I paid, I could have went to Olive garden and gotten a free soup and salad with it. I asked for spaghetti, but they gave me linguini instead. I would not go back again. and I would not recommend this place to anyone.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Good, old school Italian food, the likes of which are hard to find in many parts of the country. Not the absolute best I ever had, but definitely good.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Awesome authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of Philadelphia’s little Italy. A must try! Make a reservation busy place because it’s SO good

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2.0Dined on July 19, 2018

It was fair at best, the chicken parm wasn’t cooked

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

We LOVE Ralphs South Philly. Food is always delicious, with great , attentive service. Cant wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

The food was very good. The place is small so make sure you make a reservation. The meatballs appetizer was delicious as well as the gnocchi. Definitely a place to come back to when visiting Philadelphia.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

This was our 5th time eating at Ralph’s. We like to go as a family a few times each summer. It’s a little on the pricey side but delicious. We sat on the first floor for the first time. It’s a little dark. I have eaten on all three floors and like the second the best.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Try to visit Ralph’s every time we go to Philly. We made a reservation for four but really needed a spot for the baby’s car seat too. The staff were able to quickly accommodate us on the third floor and we weren’t made to feel embarrassed about the mistake. Great job everyone! We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The food was delicious. Every dish we had was spectacular. We sat upstairs and the noise was a problem for our group which had an older person in it. The noise level made the meal slightly uncomfortable.

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