Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia

4.8
1986 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Spasso Italian Grill has been a neighborhood favorite for 23 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. We have delivery options with Door Dash.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1986 people are saying
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McWaffle
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian spot in the city - we've been multiple times across the last 5 years and Spasso has consistently been one of our favorites.

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PennyM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and wonderful service / our waiter provided excellent service and suggestions on both meals and wine

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vipRICHE
Philadelphia
99 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is so good I was here twice this week.
Probably bring some more people next week.
I am also a food snob so twice in a week speaks volumes for this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a birthday celebration. Food was phenomenal.

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LIsaJ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, homemade pasta was really fresh!

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FrankAlex61
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cos is a great server and the food is always perfect.

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MaryH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful place to dine after a play performance at the Constitution Center.
Thanks for being so accomodating....Mary Ellen Heefner

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ReginaS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed!

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JoanneL
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

From the moment we entered staff was very attentive. Early dinner before a show across the river at BB&T. A nice wine list to choose from for starters. Shared a delicious goat cheese and walnut salad that was plenty for 2. Our dinners were the crabmeat ravioli and penne Spasso. Both were so good with the fresh bread (2 baskets) to dip in the sauces. Since we were more than full, we chose the Limoncello for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was fine for what we needed after a long drive to Philly. The server was pleasant and kitchen accommodating. The food was good - not great. I found all of the pasta choices very heavy even one described as a lemon broth was actually a cream sauce. It was tasty just not as described.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal and service. Would highly recommend.

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KaitW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a first time dining at Spasso, we were pleased with the whole experience from our waiter’s service, taste of (authentic Italian) food, and the entire aura. Also beautiful view outside at night (outdoor dining was an option). Loved it and will be back when in the area again! 15/10

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SiSi
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food is always good. Nice place to dine for all occasions. The only suggestion I have is that they pay more attention to reservation notes. I mentioned that I was coming to celebrate a birthday and there was no mention of it until I asked for a special dessert presentation. Little things like this give the guests a more personal meaning to consider dining here. Luckily my mom loves the food. If it were for me I would dine somewhere else that paid more attention to the notes. This is not the first time that my request was unnoticed.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing and our service was fantastic. There was not one thing we didn't love!

JA
JAYS
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent food was great a great spot overall!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant! Can’t wait to come back.

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vipFancy
Philadelphia
132 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal all around with our son and granddaughters!!
Highly recommend! Ate outside with a bite of the bridge.
Lovely! Great desserts too!

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Peter
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a great place to catch up with friends

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vipHeyPedro
Poconos
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Date night with my wife, return customers. Excellent meal from start to finish. Cosmi was our waiter and did a superb job of bringing everything from appetizers to wine in timely manner. Meatballs delicious, scallops, lamb chops all so good it makes my Grandma’s eyes water. Keep up the good work, we will be back

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Chris67
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!! Only small piece of advice I would offer - it was very hot outside and a bit warm in the restaurant. Maybe turn the AC up a bit. Other than that it was perfecto! Thank you!

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Bird1
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious homemade pasta dishes

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JimJ
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were escorting another couple around the city and stopped into Spasso for an early lunch. Even though we have been in the city for some time this was our first visit. We really enjoyed our visit the dining area was spacious and comfortable. The lunch menu was reasonably priced and quite delicious. Our waiter, Daniel, was very congenial. Overall a very nice experience. We will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall the experience was great. Great food great service. Prompt and courteous

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vipswirtRN
Richmond
66 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice meal. Service was great and no long waits. I would definitely recommending a casual but tasty meal

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DonnaI
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a little late for our reservataion and the hostess, who is wonderful, made sure we still had a good table and service

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vipRosina
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My go to place, often to celebrate, but in this case
I was escaping some doldrums and came here to relax with
a good and tasty meal.

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ReginaS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant ever! The staff is great and the food well I think I died and went to heaven!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect meal and service!
It's a bit loud though. Next time we'll sit in the bar area.

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vipLauren
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Tried Spasso for the first time and was excited because of the rave reviews. Didn’t dislike the meal, but wasn’t exactly sure what all the hype was about. Some dishes were great, where others were so-so. We were not wowed by the good by any means. However, our server was great and we had a nice evening.

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vipFoodgal
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The server was great. We weren’t rushed at all. Food was delicious. It was also great that parking was right next door.

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vipFreqdinr
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable meal at Spasso, as usual! The three of us had very different things and all were absolutely excellent - a large steak, veal with pasta, and salmon.

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DonnaI
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the service here is always extraordinary. highly recommend

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vipMmaureen
Chicago
157 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Italian restaurant right on the waterfront. Excellent entrees.

KW
KWhiteChalfont
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal as always. I had the veal with lump crabmeat. So good. My date liked her seafood risotto. Definitely returning.

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DonnaI
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try The Chicken Parm. It's the best in Philly.

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JanP
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Spasso offers great Italian dishes at reasonable prices. Service is pretty good; I like to say that servers kiss your feet at this restaurant. You can easily reach this restaurant on Front Street by transit or private auto. If you wish, go take a walk on the riverfront after you're done eating or stroll Olde City to enjoy its charms.

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MaryAnnM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not our first time and certainly disappoint us this time! We will be back again I'm sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Spasso is fantastic. The service, the food, the drinks, price and the location, never disappoint. Our first choice in Philly! We had a fun evening with our brother and sister in law!! Great job Spasso Italian Grille!

FAQs

Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 592-7661.

Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia is rated 4.8 stars by 1986 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.