Serpico - Philadelphia
Serving dinner only, the cuisine is ingredient-driven offering a seasonally evolving menu of playful yet familiar takes on global fare. A small hand-picked list of food-friendly wines will perfectly complement the menu and a quality cocktail program will focus on boutique spirits.
Food & Service was excellent!!
The food is excellent every time I come. Great service as well.
Phenomenal restaurant but a bit on the pricier side
Been to Serpico twice. First time, we sat at a table and the second time, we sat at the chef’s counter. Food was quite delicious on both occasions, but sitting at the chef’s table just elevates the entire experience. Seeing it all go down really solidifies how hard they work at the little details that make every dish the culinary experience you’re paying for. If you’re looking for quantity, this is not the place for you. Portions are shareable, but a tasting size at best. What you’re paying for is the experience, ingredients and presentation. A must try!
This is the greatest food in Philadelphia, which is saying a great deal, given the culinary scene of Philadelphia! Chef Peter Serpico is truly a culinary artist, making magic! His kitchen and staff make beautiful food together, which is a joy to watch! The care in which the wait staff takes is beyond. Thank you to Anthony, the host with the most, for making sure our evening was seamless! I cannot wait to return!
1. Service was very good with knowledgeable and attentive staff. Excellent wine list with good pairings to the courses on the menu.
2. The ambience and setting was really nice, albeit a bit loud. However, it was a good kind of loud with energy and buzz in the room.
3. The kitchen is very well run and on point with all dishes.
4. Could be a 5 star for food based on the concepts in each dish, and the execution is flawless, but each item on the menu I tasted lacked one little element to take it up a notch to a "5" level. I realize that simplicity and purity are the aims here, but for just one example, the signature scallops are delicious but imagine for a moment if they had one extra element of crunch and salinity.
Food was divine and Anthony made our experience extra special. Cool space, love open kitchen and watching chefs do their ‘magic’. Did I mention that outstanding food??? Only wish we could have tried every plate!
Simply amazing! The staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. We got there at the beginning of service and had a lengthy meal. Though they were getting super crowded no one rushed us out, as it sometimes happens at other restaurants. the food was sublime.
The perfect meal from drinks to dessert! We have been many times and I can't help but order the same items they are so delicious. Each time we leave I dream about our next visit and ordering the same dishes once again. Perfection!
Chef Peter Serpico is amazing. The staff at Serpico are top notch & very accommodating. We had a very enjoyable dining experience. Keep up the excellent work
A fantastic meal, from delicious cocktails to start, all the way through a number of plates to my favorite, the lamb. Scallops are a real standout! No room for dessert, so can't comment on those. The service was great; everyone who brought food to the table was able to tell us about the dishes.
This is now my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. There were six of us on Sunday night and we enjoyed such a wonderful array of delicious dishes. The space is beautiful and the kitchen is well organized with everyone working together with precision. The menu was inspiring and so satisfying. Truly a great experience for my birthday!
If you're looking for an inventive, healthy, absolutely scrumptious selection of incredibly well-prepared plates ... LOOK NO FURTHER. Serpico is without doubt one of the best in the city and (unlike others), always makes you feel welcome. No snootiness here. Great service, great food, great atmosphere. And a nicely done wine list as well. Highly recommended.
Everything was delicious. The prices for wine way too high. Waiter was nice but had a lot of tables. I would have liked to ask a few more questions. They remembered the notation about my friends birthday.
It was my girlfriend’s birthday and, because she happens to be a chef, I chose to sit at the chef’s table. It was a great decision. Not only did we get to experience a meal which encompassed flavors that expanded both of our culinary horizons but she very much enjoyed the kitchen symphony of the team working together led by the maestro. We are both looking forward to the next performance.
Best restaurant for foodies in the city. Food is completely unique and absolutely delicious. If all Philly restaurants starting seeming like the same tired menu.. this is your place.
We had family in town and brought them to Serpico.
We had a fabulous meal. Ambiance is energetic and cocktails were great. They loved it!
I can’t say enough about Serpico. Literally everything we ordered was an excellent taste explosion in our mouths. Dining here is such a pleasure - not only is the food exceptional, the staff is so good. No rush, familiar with the wine list, and attentive. It’s not inexpensive but worth every penny because it’s a meal you will remember.
one of my favorite restaurants in philadelphia, hands down. beautifully designed, intimate lighting and decor, and the food never disappoints.
The food is outstanding! I really prefer to sit at the counter by the kitchen when possible. The drink service was the only thing I might complain about. It took a long time to get drinks not just at the beginning but throughout the dinner. They made a mistake with the wine, too. Otherwise the service was terrific.
Unique experience - the food was almost too intelligent for us but very good. Service was accommodating and they offered everything a first timer there would need to know.
Outstanding! We sat at Chef's counter, able to watch as they prepare all of their beautiful dishes and talk to the Chef's makes for a stellar experience. Absolutely fabulous in every way! Can't wait to return.
Excellent food! Nice to see that the food scene in Philly has really improved over the last several years.
Great food and service.
Very unique menu! Everything was so delicious. Yes it is expensive, but that is typical for Steven Starr and also typical for restaurants like this. We sat at the counter which was great because you can watch the chefs do their thing!!
Our server, Elena, was exceptional in her timing and attention, as were other staff members. I think the pricing is rather steep. The noise level was quite acceptable as the restaurant was at capacity and we marveled how the cook staff quietly went about their business with an occasional laugh at one another.
Although a little pricey the food at Serpico is exquisite! Serpico is my go to spot for an intimate dinner or just a causal week day experience. My boyfriend and I usually try to sit at the chiefs table where we can watch the show which is always fascinating watching the food being prepared. There is a hip feel to the dining room without being stuffy. The drinks are unusual and add another element to the already creative food experience. Serpico is a gem in a very eclectic neighborhood of South Street.
Best meal I've had in Philly in a long time. Unique and worth a visit.
Portion small, over priced, Poorly trained waiter, didn’t suggest wine by the glass, after dropping $200, was still hungry, so got a burger after dinner!
Peter is so talented and generous, stellar experience as always. One of my favorite gems in this city still holding it down and keeping it real.
Love sitting at chefs counter and seeing the action. Service was great, food was great. My favorite restaurant in philly.
Little known gem in Philly.
Not cheap, but worth every penny! We have been going once a year for the past 5 years, and have never been disappointed. To top it all, staff always made us feel special. Thank you Serpico ;)
I knew going into it that sharing plates is the way to go. My girlfriend and I split 5 plates and let our server choose what to bring us since there isn’t a tasting menu. Every dish was outstanding. We stuck with cocktails which were fantastic but they have a very good looking and extensive wine list as well. Ambiance was great. We sat at the counter overlooking the kitchen and loved watching them cook. I think it’s perfect for 2 people on a date because of the sharing but definitely recommend it for any occasion
The wait staff was helpful and knowledgeable, very friendly. The food was outstanding. We ordered about half the menu and weren't disappointed by a single dish. The cocktails were unique and delicious. Definitely recommend this restaurant.
Very exceptional food
Food and drinks were creative and delicious. Service was kind and attentive. Strongly recommend Serpico and anticipate dining there again.
Beautiful food, with ingenious use of textures and flavors. Great theater sitting at the counter and thoughtful and attentive service. It was my birthday and did not disappoint
Been coming here for years! each time we’re in the city
A favorite... Great cocktails. ..Interesting wine list. ..delicious food...flawless, relaxed service
The food was amazing! Best food I had in a long time! The restaurant was very nice and clean! The service was awesome! Everyone was very nice. I will definitely be coming back soon!