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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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SB
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place always delivers. The building itself is really awesome. The food is better. The long hots are a must. Everything about this place is tremendous.

MC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ralph's is always a treat to have a great Italian dinner. The food was outstanding as usual. Our waiter was also excellent. The Veal Rollatine is the only entree I ever order and they never fail to make it perfectly!!

MB
Philadelphia
409 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I probably first diner here 30+ years ago. A few years ago, I went back for the first time in decades. And now find myself going back more often. You know what you are going to get. Friendly, accommodating service. Quality, authentic Italian staples--I'm not sure the last time I ordered anything besides the Chicken Parm, but it is so good (and huge). A colleague I took here a few years ago does not come to Philly without dining here.

M
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best of the Best. Always an exceptional experience. Can’t wait to go back.

LC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious experience yet again! I have never sat on the third floor, though, and not really sure I loved that. But it was much quieter there than on 1 and 2!
Service was wonderful too. Reseasonably priced and did I mention delicious!???? He had parpardelle- what a truly delicate noodle in a delicious sauce, and I had Chicken Rubino this time- scrumptious.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cool little place!! I go here every time I’m in Philly. Food is exceptional. Service is always pleasant. Charming and historic. Love it!!

r
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ralph's steadily delivers. Every time I go here I have a really well prepared, delicious meal. It's always busy, but noise was not too much.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Ralph’s for my birthday dinner. It was fantastic food and great service will be back again.

DN
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The guy at the front door is the best. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Great food.

J
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

SE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to eat!!! Incredible food for a great price! We come here almost every time we're in Philly!!

D
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific. Chicken Rubino to die for! Matt was an excellent waiter.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service

JT
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went back to Ralph's after a few years to celebrate a birthday and to wrap up Thanksgiving weekend. The food was delicious and the service very attentive. We will be back soon!

LD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Ralph’s! Authentic Italian in an old school setting. Waiters are right on point as well as the bus boys and girls. Will always be my go to for Italian!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lauren was fantastic. Excellent service
Food was outstanding
Had a party of 6 and were well taken care of
Everyone made the dining experience memorable

RL
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great.We arrived a little early and they made accommodations and seated us right away. Food was fantastic and the staff was the best I have seen for some time. I will be back.

BC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious. Ten year old tasted mussels for the first time and said they were “really, really good!” The veal and chicken were favorites too. So glad we indulged in the desserts, they were also fabulous. Our waiters were attentive and friendly. We will be returning soon!

S
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Finally made it to the original Ralph's and we certainly weren't disappointed. What can you say about a legend like Ralph's that hasn't already been said? We'll be back.

T
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ralph's famous chicken parm was magnificent. It was crispy on the outside and so jucy and tender on the inside. The sauce was delicious and the portion was enormous! What a fabulous dinner.

GD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had veal Marsala wine sause was excellent and egg plant parm. Carafe of wine was better than buying by glass.

B
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Wonderful for a true old South Philadelphia dining experience!
Family place!

B
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ralph’s is consistently delicious! I would always pay a visit to this historic gem

MR
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic staff!

T
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good at Ralph's. Our only comment would be that we felt very rushed. The waiter was taking our food before we were finished, that we were paying for so it would have been nice to slow things down a bit and enjoy it, but I'm sure it was also a tight schedule.

OT
Denver
63 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for some classic Italian food. Great service too! Cheers!!

MF
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. There was some issues with the lighting that kept flickering during dinner, but otherwise, we were in a nice space on the second floor. Veal was great! Clams Casino were a highlight.

RR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for real Italian food. 48 hours before a marathon pasta is the choice meal. What better place to eat and enjoy the company of friends and family. Small and homey atmosphere of a local restaurant.

BB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Have visited this restaurant once a year for 10 years. The friendly service, good food, and friendly atmosphere are consistently present for every visit. This isn’t fine dining. It’s good, authentic food served in a clean and welcoming restaurant. The place is always busy and you always get great value.

A
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been to Ralph's in years, but decided to make a reservation to carbo load for the half marathon I was running the next day. The food was amazing! I had the bruschetta and the penne pasta with shrimp and I ate almost everything. I will be returning very soon to try something else. The food is that good!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was much better than I expected and my wife loved it just as much!!!

DC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Family dinner while our kitchen is being remodeled - we needed some home cooking!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around perfect dinner. We had a large group and every detail to the event was perfectly executed.

A
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Too crammed in little space, too rushed by waiter, not enough attention by waiter, sauce was good

TT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great big portions of food. Tastes great. Fairly priced and they have a valet so you don't have to worry about finding parking. Extensive wine list if that's your thing.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined with my wife for our anniversary we loved it

m
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very unique old restaurant. Food was delicious and the service was fine. Would highly recommend for a casual authentic old style Italian restaurant

s
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun!!!

D
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall very good experience! Food was absolutely delicious ! We will be back!

DJ
Philadelphia
458 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

A true South Philly experience everyone should have, and worth repeating. Excellent chicken parm and flounder Francais.

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