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Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia

4.6
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1784 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. We have delivery options with Door Dash.
For Restaurant Week September 13 to September 25 , we are offering a four course meal. We are offering the whole dinner menu, except the daily specials, also adding a pasta course ( penne marinara).

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1784 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SusanZ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fast and attentive, the food was excellent!

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ADDD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Our reservation was at 7pm we did not get our meal until at least 8:45. Very, very slow service and restuarant was not even full due to Covid-19. One waiter made a rude comment to someone in my party. Food was not good and wait time was horrible.

TJ
TJackson
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a dinner date for Philadelphia's Fall 2020 Restaurant Week. We selected this restaurant based on their availability, indoor dining option (it was too cold at night to dine outdoors) and various food selections. Many restaurants choose to offer 3 appetizers, 3 entrees and 3 desserts as part of their menu but not Spasso's. We were able to select from many wonderful options and we even added some options on. Starting with the appetizers all the way through dessert, each selection was phenomenal (meatballs, eggplant rollatini, crab ravioli, etc) and so was the service. Each course came out in just the perfect time as if it were perfectly timed. We decided that we are now lifelong fans of Spasso's and will be returning again in the very near future. Thank you for a wonderful date night experience!!!

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ABrennan
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and it was a great deal for restaurant week! Will be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great food!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

My friends and I dined at Spasso for a girls night out during restaurant week. Our food was very good. However, the service could have been better. We were among the last few people in the restaurant and it seemed that staff and servers were more focused on preparing the restaurant for closure than serving guests.

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MollyS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was delicious and service was excellent! Definitely will be going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here for a business lunch. It was fantastic. Noise level is very low, making it easy to talk. Service was excellent and not rushed. The food was very good, fresh and tasty.

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paulineh
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food was very mediocre, one of the hot appetizers was cold, the entrees lacked flavor and appeal, the sauteed vegetables we over salted. The waiter was inattentive.

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Kathy
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner at Spasso. Food was delicious. Sam our waiter was the best and all the staff who helped him were wonderful. Never felt uncomfortable. We will be back.
Kathy

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Troops
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week have been there before a couple of times and as usual the food, service and manhattans were freaking awesome. I personally think they are the best in town. Keep it up and we will be back soon.

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LizzieH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here for restaurant week and cannot recommend enough!! Everything was delicious.

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vipjules
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall it was good, our first time here. They were out of steak which was disappointing. I have a gluten allergy and they gave me a sauce with flour in it which thankfully i asked about before eating it. 2 servers got into a butbof an argument which was a little uncomfortable but only short lived! Veal was ok, was looking forward to the steak. Caesar salad was delicious.

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jerry
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was great. always enjoy this restauant/

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MartaP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around. So glad we tried it during restaurant week, we will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely time with great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed going to Spasso for many years. The food is delicious, always fresh and healthy. The wait staff, bartenders, and hostess are always on top of things. They are all knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. The drinks are perfect!! It’s an all ‘round great experience. We feel at home at Spasso. And we will continue to go there forever!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Ambiance was great too for a restaurant in the city.

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vipjohnk
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class Italian amazing gravy u will have the best meal for a reasonable price

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vipJustlee
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a chance and was pleasantly surprised. Ty, our waited, was wonderful, the food was great and the restaurant was in a perfect location for us to get to a show at the Arden. Will be back for Happy Hour!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!!

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Lkyinluv13
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was excellent, as was the polenta served with, (unfortunately) cold bread. Delivery of each course was timed perfectly, and the Caesar salad was very good. My main dish was only okay. My shrimp with pesto linguine has little flavor and the shrimp were the tiny frozen kind. The asparagus gnocchi was good. Crab cakes were very good, and tiramisu for dessert was reliable. Three families with small children/infants early on a Friday night. Decent casual fare. Parking across the street is metered (but hard to see the signs or the meter!) and many cars had tickets when we left.

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vipRosina
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spasso is my go to place for authentic Italian cooking
never a disappointment.
Two of us dined for the Tues night special and we ordered
2 different appetizers, 2 different entrees, and 2 different
desserts.....shared it all....delicioso!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic!

PJ
PJP44
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food was excellent, looking forward to our next trip to Spasso.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Celebrated our 34th Anniversary. Had a 7:45pm reservation & arrived around 7:00pm. Lots of empty tables were visible in the dining room when we arrived. Hostess asked us to wait in the bar because she “didn’t have a table”. We waited in the bar until after 8:00pm & finally asked about our table. Finally seated at 8:15pm. Our meals weren’t served to us until 9:00pm. It was more than a disappointing way of celebrating our Anniversary.

KB
KevinB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cocktails were a little weak. I suspect it was because we were using a gift certificate. Main dishes were both great. Our server was polite and helpful. Big letdown was the condition of the restroom. Overall, it was a good night out and would go back to spend my own money there.

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BRYANG
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, waiter was attentive and atmosphere was awesome. The only thing was the hostess did say goodbye as we were leaving. She was alone and noy helping anyone, I know its petty but that was the only issue.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

SB
SpencerB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Everything prepared perfectly, timing was great and the staff was very attentive.

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GiuseppeA
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome Restaurant, Great Food, Good Service, Fine Dining in a Non-Stuffy, relaxed setting. Fresh Pasta Made from Scratch! My daughters had the Short Rib Bolognese....To Die For!! Will be back!!!

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SuzanneD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation and we were promptly seated. Service was great and food was delicious.

CS
ColleenS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. To start, complimentary roasted vegetables were a delight. Chicken parm, crab ravioli and short rib parpadelle outstanding.

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Alberto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Excellent selection of wines as well as dishes. Good value & overall quality experience. One of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia.

DH
vipDianeH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice conveniently located in Old City Philadelphia
Good Italian food - good service
I wouldn't hesitate to return and would definitely recommend to a friend
Diane

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vipFrancis19
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always have a great meal & good service at Spasso , either Front Street or State street in Media,.

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vipKathyS
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was our first visit to Spasso. It's a classic Italian restaurant. The food was very good, but I wish the spacing had been better. We were there less than an hour for a dinner that included salads and entrees. I really felt like we were not given the opportunity to linger. I admit that I am more accustomed to the leisurely pace of European restaurants, but this was a Wednesday night & it certainly wasn't crowded & like they wanted to turn the table over fast.

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SammieS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service was great!! Drinks was fantastic!!! Happy Customer 😊

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent the weekend in Philly and wanted Italian. This place had good reviews on Yelp so decided to try it. Excellent Eggplant Parm, and the pasta and sauce was fantastic!

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vipHappyDiner1
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We've been to Spasso many times; this past weekend was a bit less enjoyable than usual. Food was, as always, very good but the kitchen was extremely slow and our server seemed disinterested, at best. It took well over an hour for our entrees to arrive. It was also very noisy; a busy Saturday, no doubt, but the noise level was well above what we're used to experiencing at this restaurant. Probably just a tough night; we'll go back but had this been our first time at Spasso, we would probably not return.

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

Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia is rated 4.6 stars by 1784 OpenTable diners.

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