Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia

4.6
1542 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Spasso Italian Grill has been a neighborhood favorite for 20 years, specializing in homemade pasta, fresh daily seafood and tender veal all served at reasonable prices. Our relaxed atmosphere, personalized service & great food are sure to make you a regular. Our lounge is full service & also features tables for dining, happy hour is available in the lounge from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm weekdays.
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New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the cozy feeling of Spasso Grill Philadelphia. The service and food were excellent.

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RS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed food is excellent. Sam was our server he is the best! Always look forward to coming!

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AP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Phenomenal! Waiter was a bit snarky with his remarks about my girlfriends order- she ordered the Zuppa Di Pesce, which was a large dish but we did not know how large it was until it was brought to the table; when ordered, he made comments like “that’s a large dish, she must be really hungry” and “you must be hungry, you’re doing damage to that plate.” She didn’t mind nor did I about the comments, but if it was said to someone else, they might have gotten upset. Just a heads up to be careful with word! Overall, an amazing dinner and establishment. Would definitely recommend and go back.

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SB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good typical italian restaurant! The food was EXCELLENT! :-)

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PM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

It was very busy but the waiter was a bit short with us and took long times between addressing us.

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P
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Spasso had a relaxed, yet lovely, atmosphere. We were seated right away, which was nice. The menu had plenty of options that worked for us....we wound up sharing the mussels in white wine/garlic sauce as an appetizer and getting a pasta dish and a fish dish for the entree. The mussels were delicious (although a few were ever so slightly gritty). The pasta came in a generous portion (we took home leftovers). The branzino was slightly heavily sauced, but otherwise delicious. Also had a few sides of vegetables which were fresh and flavorful.

Would happily return!

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ML
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing. Old fashion was very good too. Would recommend to anyone. Menus is great.

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Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our daughter for dinner and she loved it. Also we brought home take out for her husband and he loved the food. All of us enjoyed our meals and we’ll definitely be returning!!

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EB
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

get the sausage & rabe...and anything else, for that matter

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PR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great family owned Italian restaurant. Food is great.

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Took my daughter and her friends to celebrate my daughter’s 14th birthday. We went on a Sunday evening so it wasn’t crowded. I was able to get a parking spot right in front of the restaurant. We arrived 15 min early and were seated right away. Service was great. Food was great. Party next to us was loud but the girls didn’t mind at all- just added to the festive atmosphere. Food portions were a good size. I would highly recommend this place!

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OT
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Spasso for many years and it is always fabulous. Great location. Great food. Great drinks. Great service. Everyone who works at Spasso is friendly and welcoming. It is our favorite place to meet friends in Philly.

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DM
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Spasso Italian Grill was great. We actually booked a room for a Rehearsal dinner in May while we were there. We're looking forward to having our event there. The prices were reasonable and the food is wonderful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My friend and I visited Spasso for restaurant week and we had a great time. The restaurant is small but cozy. Our waitress was a delight. I loved being able to choose from the entire menu for restaurant week. My experience was great. The food was good aswell.

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KY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and service! We had mentioned we would be splitting our plates and the kitchen divided up both salads and entrees on two plates for us, without having to ask. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable of the menu and specials. Will be going back!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a fantastic time. We didn’t even know it was restaurant week and we had so much food we were exploding. We will definitely be back.

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B
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't know of any other restaurant that does what Spasso does during restaurant week. They don't limit your choices to just a few. You can choose from their entire regular menu.Plus, they give you a fourth course which consist of a plate of Penne pasta and sauce that they serve between the appetizer and the main course. Make sure that you arrive with plenty of room since they provide healthy portions of food. My friend and I took more than half of our food home. In fact, what I took home fed my mom and my son. The food was absolutely delicious and the service fantastic! I highly recommend Spasso if you love Italian food!

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DS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 Stars all around, Great Service, Staff, Food, and Atmosphere!!!!!

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AW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A group of us visit Philadelphia annually for business. We always eat at Spasso's at least once. The food is amazing.

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Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently delicious as always. A particularly excellent value during restaurant week -- dinner includes choices from regular menu with standard portions. Zuppa de Pesce was wonderful and abundant. Their Tiramisu is the best. Service was friendly and efficient. Highly recommended.

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ND
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did not expect to get that much food! Everything was so delicious. We have gone to Spasso in Media, but never in Philly. Will absolutely go again. We had the parpadelle porcini and it was 10/10! Another must try is their walnut and goat cheese salad. Seriously amazing.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

We had a wonderful meal during restaurant week. It was a great value and the food was delicious! This was our 2nd time at Spasso. I was very happy and impressed with the variety of gluten free options for my daughter and the servers knowledge of the GF items on the menu. We’ll be back again!

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Cincinnati
146 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Promptly seated for party of 3 on a busy Saturday night. A neighborhood bistro, not fancy. We skipped restaurant week offer for regular menu. Salads were large and well made. Ravioli entree was superb. Wine selection was okay.. Bottle of wine + salads + entrees + tip = $135

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OT
Philadelphia
111 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food is always fresh and good
Service is great too
Love the pasta and love the grilled calamari

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JF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Spasso's at least 6 times and it's always outstanding with excellent food.

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LM
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spassos is a Philly treasure. Everything is excellent, the food, the service, and the ambiance. Love it.

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SK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service. Ample portions, reasonable prices.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was restaurant week so I wanted to take advantage of the special. Their grilled calamari is my favorite. The meal portions are generous. The wait staff is very professional. To me this is an everyday dining spot, not too fancy but the meals are quality.

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b
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food the chicken agrodolce is one of my favorite meals anywhere...excellent bartender ( Claudia)

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CM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and fantastic food offerings. Sampled this restaurant during restaurant week and had plenty of food left over to take home. Delicious!

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D
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and exceptional food!

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MB
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well all I can say is, we went there once and called the next day to book Spasso for the rehearsal dinner for our son’s wedding! The food was amazing and the service was outstanding! Can’t wait until we go back!

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S
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an early dinner after an afternoon movie. The food was very good and the server was quite attentive. The other staff was as attentive. It was a very comfortable dinner. Will definitely return!

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C
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Spasso. We have never had a bad meal and service is always great.

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g
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great evening

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Food was overpriced and bland. Restaurant had an open kitchen, cook was wearing a surgical mask as he prepared meals??

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CW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

It was not crowded. They still felt the need to rush us.

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JS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great food.

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a
Philadelphia
155 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Went here on a Saturday night for a family dinner. Service started out a little slow but improved. Food was pretty good.

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t
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there twice to meet friends for Christmas get together s. Food is excellent. Tables are spaced comfortably and ambience nice with brick exposed walls. Service is great. Staff friendly and fun. Parking right next store. Highly recommend.

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