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Porcini - Philadelphia

4.7
4.7
1778 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Dear Valued Porcini Customers,
We want to share with you how we are taking steps to provide the safest environment possible for our diners and staff. We are closely following the CDC (Center for Disease Control) for updates. In addition to our routine cleaning and sterilization procedures, We have certifie Safe Serve managers in the dining room and kitchen facilities at all times to monitor the proper handling of food and sanitation. Our staff will continue to clean and sanitize our restaurant throughout the day, especially doorknobs, chairs, counter, table tops, and other frequently used surfaces servers and kitchen staff wash there hands after serving or handling We ask if you have recently traveled abroad (China, South Korea, Japan, Iran, Italy) or have been in contact with anyone with a confirmed diagnosis of coronavirus, that you please come back and see us once you have been cleared by a medical professional.
good health to all, Porcini restaurant management

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Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 751-1175

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Steven Sansone

  • Catering

    Small events from 25 to 50 guests. <br />sit down dinner<br />TAKE OUT AVAILABLE<br />New Event "Sauce and Chaos *design your group dinner event inquire with the chef* <br /> contact porcinirestaurant.com

  • Private party facilities

    White table cloth Private room available for 15 to 35 guest with private restroom .Sit down service,with several dinner menus to choose from, guest can feel free to appoint the room to suit the occasion.GIFT CARDS AND CETIFICATES ARE NOT VALID ON SPECIAL EVENTS OR PROMOTIONS,SPECIALTY DINNERS,VALENITNE DAY, NEW YEARS,PRIVATE GROUPS

  • Private party contact

    Dave or Steven: (215) 751-1175

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    21st and Sansom st.

  • Parking details

    discount garage parking validate by server

  • Public transit

    regional rail:<br />30th St station 6 blocks<br />16th and JFK 6 blocks

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout

Experiences

  • Lobster Fra-Diavolo Friday ForTwo

    $42.50 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Pre order fresh Whole Maine lobster entrée for Two... includes 8 wild caught gulf Shrimp, 10 Prince Edward Island mussels over fresh angel hair pasta in spicy San Marzano tomato sauce ..served with side of char-grilled broccoli rabe .(no substitutions) PRE ORDERS AT LEAST ONE DAY BEFORE FRIDAY

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What 1,778 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    Italian

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  1. M

    Mike

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    fabulous food with old time attention to detail that is second to none.

  2. A

    Adam

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Small and can get noisy and cramped fast, but delicious food. If you dine a little earlier, about 6, you’ll avoid this.

  3. r

    rpttia

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Italian restaurant in PHL. Been to many others both in PHL and around the country - one of the few I consider going back to every time I am in town.

  4. j

    jeffs

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Porcini experience is something not to miss. The food was terrific the PEI mussels in white wine and garlic was worth the trip. The garlic was not over cooked and mushy. Beautiful. Then classic prosciutto and parm, selfishly a little more Parmesan would have been nice but not a killer. We then had the daily special with handmade fettuccini and the Bolognese. All excellent. The real treasure are David and Stephan the brother owners. We caring funny and so engaging. You left waiting to be in their dining room every week. The Philly version of The Big Night was something that made you smile as you journeyed home. It is BYOB. So bring a great bottle of wine and experience Porcini. .

  5. n

    nancy

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We came here for dinner on a Monday evening. There was a good crowd for a Monday. We were greeted warmly by the owner. I had the artichoke appt to start. They were OK, but I could have used canned quartered artichokes and doctored them up with flavored panko crumbs with the same result. My husband had the mussels and loved them. They were as clean as can be. I had the tagliatelle carbonara as my entree. The pancetta was nice and crispy. The pasta ended up sticking together. I would have preferred less pasta. My husband had a special of salmon medallions with pasta which he enjoyed very much. For dessert we ordered a cannoli and tirimisu. Both were good This is a BYOB, so don’t forget your wine and beer.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, service and atmosphere was excellent.

  7. G

    Ginasic

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food as always!! Mussels and pasta were delicious!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience all around. The service was incredible, the owner was friendly and welcoming, and the food was outstanding. A+++

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We love this little gem. The food is consistently delicious, the staff is friendly, service is great, and the small restaurant feel is fantastic.

  10. DV

    DonnaV

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Never have had a bad meal at Porcini’s ! Service and food selection has not been disappointing ‘

  11. 1

    12345

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fabulous dinner at Porcini last night. The space is cozy and inviting. The food was out of this world. I would go back in a heartbeat!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hottest gal in philly

  13. SD

    SteveD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly staff, nice setting and really good food.

  14. ES

    EricS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were able to score a last-minute table for seven for a graduation celebration. Food was uniformly excellent (classic Italian American fare, well executed) and great service. Was a memorable evening.

  15. DV

    DonnaV

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have never been disappointed with meals. Clientele are also attended to Well !

  16. LM

    LisaM

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Excellent service and food. Have been here several times and have never been disappointed. Definitely will return.

  17. RS

    RShea

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super. We love it. You should go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. M

    Megan

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always incredible food and service. The staff are so personable. David goes out of his way to make sure every customer is happy. Dining at porcini is a must!

  19. YY

    YoliY

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This is our "go to" for any night of good food in our neighborhood. My husband generally orders the bolognese. We consider it the best bolognese anywhere! But this time I ordered the fish special with polenta. OMG, it was perfectly prepared. We also ordered the artichoke appetizer special which was very tasty. Caesar salad, bread, and our own wine made it perfect! Owners, Dave and Stephen are wonderful hosts and chef.

  20. M

    Mikeylikesit

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love this place! One of the best kept secrets in Philly. Great food, great service and nice atmosphere with very welcoming hosts! It’s BYOB but I think that’s a good thing as you can bring what you like. Highly recommend!

  21. C

    Copiouseats

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was quick and pleasant. David, the owner greets everyone who walks in to his restaurant. Food excellent. Love BYOB too.

  22. L

    Lawrence

    Philadelphia

    133 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This has always been our go to place - and there’s no reason to change … the food is authentic, the service attentive and it may be small but it’s never feels crowded!

  23. WL

    WilliamL

    Philadelphia

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A real gem. Perfect for a date or a dinner out with friends. Concerned and involved hands-on management is a plus. The special farm to Restaraunt sausage was exceptional.

  24. TR

    TimR

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    My second time dining here. The small intimate dining room is great. The food overall was very good. My only negative aspect of the visit was service. Our server was a bit awkward interacting with us. Many times he was standing in the dining room on his cell phone. We had to wait during one of these instances for the water we requested. That having been said, I would recommend the restaurant and will return.

  25. JA

    JackA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Porcini is so intimate, it's like going to a friend's for dinner. Steve and Dave and the staff are always so caring. The food is consistently superb.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Surprisingly fine-we had forgotten

  27. MW

    MinaW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    First, I must say that I did not realize it was BYOB. That was my fault, not theirs. The food was excellent and the service great. When we got there, it was extremely loud because of one large table of patrons. When they left, things were much better.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    An incredibly obnoxious owner who thinks he can do no wrong. Constantly touching patrons (HINT: that rudely disturbs the guests and is unwelcome in case you don’t understand why they flinch), yelling at his chefs and throwing things in the kitchen, are without class or grace. It’s not a tv show. When he wasn’t misbehaving, he spent 10 minutes on his phone (plugged into the wall in the corner) texting or doing whatever, while patrons all over the small room were in need of water, food, clearing and general service. He didn’t realize because he was so consumed by his phone, but both tables he was standing in between were quietly mocking him for his lack of focus on the restaurant patrons while the ship silently continued to sink. Perhaps someone should have yelled at him given the way he had just acted in the kitchen. Our second course came before our appetizers, and as the less than interested waitress dropped it on our table, she blurted “the chef wanted to send this to you first.” It was our pasta course, so essentially our “appetizers” were moot when they arrived, but we accepted the artichoke hearts and calamari. Neither were more than average efforts. The decor and ambiance are simply devoid. It’s a good place to eat, but the current 4.4 rating on this site needs to be qualified. If you are looking for decent place that isn’t a chain, come on in. If you’re looking for an elevated dining experience (unless you want theater of the absurd) go elsewhere.

  29. T

    Townie

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Many repeat dinners. Love everything about Porcini except noise level.Even harder to hear anyone especially when there’s a party of 6 or more being noisy

  30. r

    rangers75

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    A very nice place great staff friendly great service obviously it’s very close quarters very small area but it was excellent I recommend a highly

  31. LM

    LeslieM

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for a family dinner birthday celebration, and had a great night. The staff were all so warm and inviting. The service was fantastic, and the food even better. The host and servers were attentive and accommodating, especially with my mom who was on a cane. The chef came out to greet us at the table and answer our questions about the menu, and everyone enjoyed their meals and desserts. While eating dessert, we started planning our next visit to Porcini!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I repeat, the best Restaurant in Philadelphia. Stumbled into this tiny Italian restaurant behind my apartment last year and got into a loud/fiery argument with one of my girlfriends in the dining room. Mid-day day-drunk. Wine spilled. Food flung. We’ve been welcomed/coming back religiously since. Because it’s rare when an establishment feels so much like home that you argue as if you were there. A chef who dares to be creative. And food that will make you accuse your Italian mother of lying to you all these years. Porcini Philly is the best restaurant in Philadelphia. Fight me. But let’s make a reservation first.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Authentic Italian so good! Great service and unique atmosphere.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner the food was great! And the porcini brothers were terrific!

  35. s

    sharonh

    Philadelphia

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were so happy to be back. Best meal we have had out in a long time. I had the pasta special with shrimp and crabmeat which was excellent. My husband had the chicken Parm, which he enjoyed. Staff was beyond attentive. We will be back soon.

  36. L

    Luv2eat

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and service were awesome. Intimate as described. We missed the BYOB part, but they recommended a place to purchase beverages nearby.

  37. M

    Mike

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Food was good, but not great. Service was also good. Portions were decent, but a bit small relative to the price. A nice, cozy place, with lots of energy.

  38. E

    Elise

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food! Cozy atmosphere though loud. We had a really good time here!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The owner, David, is a wonderful host to this gem of a spot. Amazing Italian food and BYOB. Highly recommend!

  40. B

    Bill

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Average and bland or over spiced (garlic bread) food. Premium prices Poor value

FAQs

Porcini - Philadelphia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 751-1175.

Porcini - Philadelphia is rated 4.7 stars by 1778 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Porcini - Philadelphia

2048 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    21st and Sansom st.

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    discount garage parking validate by server

  • Public transit

    regional rail:30th St station 6 blocks16th and JFK 6 blocks

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Steven Sansone

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout

  • Phone number

    (215) 751-1175

  • Catering

    Small events from 25 to 50 guests. <br />sit down dinner<br />TAKE OUT AVAILABLE<br />New Event "Sauce and Chaos *design your group dinner event inquire with the chef* <br /> contact porcinirestaurant.com

  • Private party facilities

    White table cloth Private room available for 15 to 35 guest with private restroom .Sit down service,with several dinner menus to choose from, guest can feel free to appoint the room to suit the occasion.GIFT CARDS AND CETIFICATES ARE NOT VALID ON SPECIAL EVENTS OR PROMOTIONS,SPECIALTY DINNERS,VALENITNE DAY, NEW YEARS,PRIVATE GROUPS

  • Private party contact

    Dave or Steven: (215) 751-1175

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