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The Tomato Bistro, Philadelphia, PA

The Tomato Bistro

4.2
4.2
288 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Specialties: Customizable artisan pizzas, fresh salads, panini, and homemade soups; Great variety of gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, kid friendly items. History: Established in 2003. Craig Mosmen and Mike Cassano decided it was time to open their first restaurant in 2003 shortly after graduating from The University of Delaware as close friends. Craig and Mike have focused primarily on providing their customers with a fresh and superior product. On one side of the menu they offer a thin-crust New York style pizza, combined with top quality tomato products and a sharp farmers cheese. On the other side of the menu they concentrate on offering a large variety of customizable salads and sandwiches, all made to order with a unique variety of freshly prepared toppings and homemade dressings. By limiting the menu they are able to put added effort into the endless goal of perfection.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (215) 483-2233
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Christian Gatti
  • Catering
    Catering options are available. Please go to:<br />http://thecouchtomato.com/catering_details/<br /><br />Or, call our catering department directly at: <br />(215) 483-2278
  • Private party facilities
    The Bistro is designed to cater to the larger crowd as well as intimate date for two. Via the already established catering department in the café the Bistro will offer in house party booking for groups numbering up to approximately 75 people. The diversity of the drink selection and menu makes the space adaptable for a slew of events, semi formal to formal. The Bistro space is dynamic and easily adapted to your groups specifics needs and make up.Should you decide your event absolutely needs live entertainment the Bistro is wired for music and sound. In addition to the performance space the Bistro will also be able to supply a brace of contacts for local musical, magical and comedic talents. The Bistro’s cozy environs and vibrant acoustics combine entertainment, food and drink in a way previously not experienced in the Philadelphia area.
  • Private party contact
    Craig Mosmen: (267) 971-4351
  • Neighborhood
    Manayunk
  • Cross street
    Main Street
  • Parking details
    Bistro diners are invited to park for FREE in our private parking lot, located right in our back yard - valet only.
  • Public transit
    The R6 septa train stops in Manayunk, only blocks away.<br /><br />Several Septa buses pass through Manayunk regularly as well, stopping across the street.
  • Entertainment
    Periodically you will find live acoustic music playing through the dinner hours.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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What 288 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.9Ambience

NoiseModerate

288 Reviews
  1. hillebee

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Came here with my boyfriend for Restaurant Week. Service was great, food was delicious! The small plates and pizzas are perfect for sharing. I would definitely come back again.

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  2. Familyof5

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our experience went well at first. The waitress was prompt, they served our salads and kid meals in a timely manner, but then the waiting started. From that point it took about 20 minutes to get 2/3 of the meals. The other 1/3 did not come until we were wrapping the rest of our meal up and paying the check. The waitress said a manager would come by to explain but that never happened. I walked away very disappointed with the dining experience.

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  3. nofoofoofoodie

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Group of 5 went for early Saturday dinner. Seated next to stairs initially and moved when requested. Space is very limited so a bit of a tight fit for us, even at a table for 6. The pizzas were good, especially the spicy chicken and fig. But the salads were disappointing, especially the sesame chicken salad due to the thin slivers of overly fried chicken. The southwestern salad had mostly the non-leafy parts of the lettuce. It seems they ran out of the fresh parts of salad fixins during lunch. The scallops were good and a bit undercooked. The sweet potato croquettes were good. The wait staff were very competent and pleasant. The atmosphere was fun and casual.

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  4. foodiefiend

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had originally planned on going to another restaurant for dinner Friday night, but was looking for something more affordable. So glad I found this place on Open Table! They offer free valet which was a nice bonus for the busy streets of Manayunk. The staff was friendly and polite. Great ambiance and menu! And couldn't beat the price of my Chicken cutlet pizza. Plus, the complementart tomato soup shooter was delicious! My only two complaints were that it was extremely warm/humid upstairs in the Bistro, while downstairs in the Café you could tell that the air conditioning was on and working. Second, the valet service was not explained very well. I sat outside in my car for 10 minutes, thinking someone was going to come out and get my keys. I had to call the restaurant to find out the policy. But overall, a great visit, and I would go back if ever in the area again!

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  5. MGF1

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and atmosphere are top-notch. This is the type of place you could easily find in a place like SoHo, except at much lower prices. I've been there twice, and everything I've had has been excellent. You can tell the food is high quality, prepared by people who know what they're doing. Highly recommended.

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  6. PhillyDiner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were looking for a spot to take our kids after an outing in the city. Tomato Bistro was a great choice. It is far better than any of the standard pubs in the area, but the food is not any more expensive. Beer list is great. Kids had pizza and grilled cheese (both of which were a significant cut above what we were anticipating), and my wife and I both had great salads. We'll definitely be back. Tomato Bistro knows its spot in the market and over delivers.

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  7. MichelleS

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a quick dinner before Paint Nite. Server was friendly and service was pretty quick. I had the grilled Cesar salad, which was great. Also, had a small free appetizer, tomato bisque soup. I don't even like tomato soup but it was delicious.

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  8. Elise

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were looking for a last minute place to eat a late dinner (after 9:00 pm), and Googled places to eat in Manayunk. The Tomato Bistro popped up with great reviews so we thought we'd try it. We were not disappointed! Manayunk can be a difficult place to to park on a Saturday night, but the Bistro offers FREE valet parking, so we were in with no problems. We had a reservation and were seated right away by a friendly hostess. Our server came to the table shortly after and explained the menu (mostly small plates, salads, soups and hearth-baked gourmet pizzas. We ended up ordering several things to share and LOVED everything. One person in our party started with the Pizza soup...a rich, thick tomato bisque with melted mozzerella and parmesian. The waiter even brought samples for the rest of us to try in adorable tiny mugs. Deliscious! We all shared two of the pizzas...the Florentine (a white pizza with LOTS of garlic) and the Pistachio Pesto (the name says it all). Both were out-of-this world. The pesto pizza had a surprising, but wonderful, hint of lemon in every bite. We were all stuffed by the end of the meal, vowing to return.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Just having moved into area, wanted a nice (reasonable ) dinner with my sister and 3 friends. We stopped in on a Tuesday night and found half price wine and a menu to please all of us.. Sliders-choose 3 (we got 2 orders, thus 6 different flavors), many flat bread pizza choices (good size to share).. Wait staff very patient and helpful (we had trouble making decisions-everything looked good-and was!) Almost forgot, complimentary tasting of their yummy tomato soup--got 2 pints to go! Overall we all really enjoyed!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Waitress was super knowledgeable of the menu and very friendly. She recommended a special to split between two people which saved us about $25 on the meal. Food is always really great here, but the food coming out of the kitchen was quite slow. I wasn't starving, so it wasn't an issue, but if I was very hungry, it may have really bothered me. Will return.

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FAQs

The Tomato Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 483-2233.

The Tomato Bistro is rated 4.2 stars by 288 OpenTable diners.

The Tomato Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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102 Rector, Philadelphia, PA 19127

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Main Street
  • Neighborhood
    Manayunk
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Bistro diners are invited to park for FREE in our private parking lot, located right in our back yard - valet only.
  • Public transit
    The R6 septa train stops in Manayunk, only blocks away.Several Septa buses pass through Manayunk regularly as well, stopping across the street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Christian Gatti
  • Entertainment
    Periodically you will find live acoustic music playing through the dinner hours.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (215) 483-2233
  • Catering
    Catering options are available. Please go to:<br />http://thecouchtomato.com/catering_details/<br /><br />Or, call our catering department directly at: <br />(215) 483-2278
  • Private party facilities
    The Bistro is designed to cater to the larger crowd as well as intimate date for two. Via the already established catering department in the café the Bistro will offer in house party booking for groups numbering up to approximately 75 people. The diversity of the drink selection and menu makes the space adaptable for a slew of events, semi formal to formal. The Bistro space is dynamic and easily adapted to your groups specifics needs and make up.Should you decide your event absolutely needs live entertainment the Bistro is wired for music and sound. In addition to the performance space the Bistro will also be able to supply a brace of contacts for local musical, magical and comedic talents. The Bistro’s cozy environs and vibrant acoustics combine entertainment, food and drink in a way previously not experienced in the Philadelphia area.
  • Private party contact
    Craig Mosmen: (267) 971-4351
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