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Ralph's Italian Restaurant

4.6
2408 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • 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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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 2408 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.3
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4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous meal. Lasagna & meatballs were fabulous. Veal parm was huge & delicious. Will definitely return. And the valet parking was great. Didn’t have to hunt for a parking space. Thank you for a fabulous meal.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Definitely in my top 5 choices in Philly as to where I'm going to dine with family and/or friends :)

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My sons (17, 16 and 12) made dinner reservations for our last night in Philadelphia. The staff was friendly, menu selections great and food was delicious. Excellent Italian food - I highly recommend Ralph's!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We eat here whenever we are in Philly. Just love it. Food and service are spectacular!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

I have been going to Ralph’s for over 30 years, it never disappoints. It is exactly the same as when I was a kid.
Excellent authentic Italian food.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

historic restaurant, great food/gravy, wonderful staff, talented chefs . don't miss it!!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Always fantastic food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Awesome and the funniest waiter named David ever!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We've eaten at Ralph's a dozen or so times for a reason: their food is outstanding! JB always makes us feel welcomed when we walk in the front door, and Lauren was on-point with her service and hospitality. Our reservation was for 6:30. We arrived early in order to have a pre-dinner drink and I ended up in a conversation with someone who was there for the first time. I recommended the chicken parm and the gentleman ended up stopping at our table on the way out to shake my hand and thank me for the heads up. Their meatballs are a MUST!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was very good. I had chicken florentine and a ceasar salad. The salad and entree were large and, as usual, I took half my food home. My husband and daughter enjoyed their meals. Very attentive waiter, who also kindly shut off the whirling ceiling fan over our head. The first floor space was not very atmospheric. Overall, nice meal.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food was amazing. This place serves real deal Italian food! Worth every penny!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Awesome! Old school Italian spot so delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Food and service excellent as usual! This place never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Excellent food in a great, traditional South Philly Italian atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Outstanding on every aspect ! From time you enter the door until you leave!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Delicious food as always - the veal Parmesan is spectacular. Service very attentive but not overbearing

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food and service were outstanding! Made our trip to Philadelphia memorable! We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Amazing food

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Very authentic Italian food. have been married into an italian family for years and this is that hard to get real italian cuisine like you get home. Very Very good. Atmosphere is inline with what you would expect from such an Iconic place. Energy in the resturant is good. not overpoering.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Must have a reservation. Food is outstanding. Service great and not rushed. Met someone who has been dining there for 66 years and stops every time he is in Philly. Valet service ($10) gets busy so use public transit or cab if able.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We had such a great time here entertaining friends from abroad. The host was friendly and showed us more attention than most places. Our waiter mike was attentive friendly and just the perfect waiter in every way. The food was incredible this place has it all we were there the night of villanovas win. The whole room was talking about it as were the staff. They made it a fun atmosphere we felt we were with a bunch of friends Ralphs is truly an experience and not one to be missed there is no place in the city like it you are never a customer u are a friend or family thank you for welcoming us and treating us so well

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great food! Good portions. Neighborhood restaurant ambiance. Definitely would recommend and eat here again!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Ralph's has always been a place where my family went to eat on special occasions because it's the closest thing to good homemade Italian food your gonna get.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went on Easter Sunday, so it was very crowded and noisy. Tables are very close together and service was bare minimum. The ravioli and chicken parm were very good, but I had veal marsala, and not only was the veal very overdone, the sauce had zero marsala flavor. It mostly tasted like butter. I was very disappointed and would not eat here again.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Awesome food. All six of us loved our dinner. And didn't know it is the oldest Italian restaurant in the US.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

affordable menu, delicious food and excellent service!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Ralph’s is a treasure!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

First time there, will definitely go back, worth the drive into the city. Gave a lot of food, had enough for a second meal.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We liked it so much we went back again the next night!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Consistently great

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Quaint atmosphere, amazing authentic Italian food (perfect portions), and great service! Definitely recommend

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Tables were crammed in so tight there was barely enough room for our dinner plates and glasses. The food was bland and not noteworthy. Waitstaff was so busy it was impossible to get a refill on water. We made reservations through this website and put that it was for our honeymoon and nothing was said on our arrival. Very very disappointed after driving an hour to eat at this famous restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Absolutely the BEST italian food in the city. We were a party of 8 and NOT one person got a bad meal. And we love SEAN the 2nd floor bar tender.
Excellent meal in the city !!!

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Snarky server-and not in the “fun Italian way”.
Lasagne was pretty bad
Rest of our meal was “fine”
I don’t get it. Had better Italian food in Nazareth the next day.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food is consistently great and plenty of it. Wait staff checks on you unlike other restaurants who forget about you once you get your meal. Always a good time out

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Everything was incredible as always. Best Italian food in the world.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Ralph's was on my bucket list and I did not leave disappointed. Food was excellent and our waitress, Lauren I believe, was great. I will be going back again for sure.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Ralph's is a classic Italian restaurant in Philly. I've been there a number of times with clients and business associates. First time with my wife for a quiet Sunday lunch. We had a nice time. Quiet, awesome food, good service. Ask the server for recommendations around your likes. They WILL hook you up. Highly recommend it for those who like Italian and history.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

If your in the mood for old school Italian this is the best place you can go!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Why eat anywhere else when there's Ralph's!!! I just went for the first time, and all of us at the table had great service, delicious (incredibly delicious) food (from appetizers through dessert) in a clean and friendly atmosphere. No matter where you live or work, get to Ralph's.

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