Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia

4.8
1920 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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1920 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Marvin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Italian cuisine, but it is often hard to find a place that really delivers the flavor and service of Italian culture. My go-to appetizer is fried calamari and it was perfect. Not too salty and not under cooked. The mussels were amazing! I love the sauce they prepared it with; Packed with flavor but also not too salty. The drinks came out quickly for a Saturday night at 7:15pm. The main dishes were good as well. Overall I was very happy with the experience and would consider visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time as usual. The food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food! Amazing deserts made in house! Perfect Italian fare at a great price

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Miles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The mussels in the white sauce was amazing they really should make the sauce into a soup. That was the best I ever had in my life

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ShariM
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always consistently good. Pasta is cooked el dente and the seafood is fresh. Great service. Great location. I am a frequent diner.

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vipRICHE
Philadelphia
95 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't go to any restaurant in Philly till you go here.
Problem is you may no what to go anywhere else.
It is that good.

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JoAnna
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Spasso for our 26th wedding anniversary on a Wednesday evening. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. Right away the waiter suggested the special offer for Wednesday which turned out to be a great value and came with a bottle of wine! Food was excellent! Definitely planning a return trip.

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2Pittsburghers
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was out anniversary dinner. I’ve eaten there many times on business trips, but my wife had never been there. It was the prefect choice. Our food was excellent. The wine was great and reasonable. Our server was wonderful - available, but not hovering over us. If I’m in Philly, I’ll be at Spasso.

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AnnW
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to get back to Spasso. Food and service was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time as always

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JasonS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and the price was very reasonable. Will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always with Spasso, a perfect meal. We had the grilled calamari, which I have yet to have anywhere as good as Spasso. Gorgonzola salad and the goat cheese walnut salad. Entrees were penne Spasso and the Branzino. Everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and came out quickly. Staff was friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the food was even better. Everything came out in a timely matter and was amazing.

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Softyfyi
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was good and the service was great. Everything we tried was good

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LaDonna
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go every tuesday from NJ...it is totally worth the trip

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DonP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I selected this restaurant because others in Center City were totally booked on the evening we wanted to dine. Having never been there before, I didn't know what to expect. The person who greeted us at the door at first was somewhat gruff and spent a good minute looking at a dining room with two obviously open tables then seating us at one of them. She then explained that "this is the best Italian restaurant in Philly," making me wonder whether it was just blather or a self-confident assessment of the menu.

The service was good; the waiter explained that it might take longer than normal to get plates to the table, since the restaurant was not yet fully staffed. We weren't bothered by this, since we planned to spend most of the evening talking at the table. The waitstaff was attentive and we never had to flag anyone down to refill drinks or get anything else.

We ordered grilled squid for an appetizer, which was properly prepared and generally tender. It was served with butter and greens. I ordered a tomato basil soup, which was not a bisque but rather a consommé and lightly herbed. It was delicious.

We skipped the wine list, which appeared to be substantial and had good variety, and instead drank bottled beer, of which we had a wide selection.

I had the piatto del giorno which on that day was flank steak rolls with fettucine. I added a side of sauteed spinach. The beef was tender, the pasta cooked al dente, and the spinach had just enough garlic, but not overwhelmingly so. The portions were substantial; two people could share one side dish and still be satisfied.

This restaurant is somewhat out of the way, on Front Street in the Old City, but worth the trip. Parking might actually be easier than in Center City, since Front Street has parking on both sides, but businesses on only one side at this address. We arrived by SEPTA, which has a station nearby. It was a good experience overall and I will return to this establishment when I have a chance.

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vipKiki
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

They were painfully understaffed, but post-pandemic it’s not surprising. Pasta was excellent, grilled shrimp perfectly cooked. Not a romantic or quiet spot.

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David
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Too big of a menu, not specializing on any particular one item, but service was great.

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BradyS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Ate here for restaurant week. Food was delicious! Highly recommend.

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vipGizar
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was prepared to perfection. The restaurant week menu was a 4 course meal with an appetizer, small pasta dish, entree & dessert for $35 per person, a tremendous value. The staff was very nice and accommodating. Highly recommended great value quality food.

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ChristinaH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The mussels were great and portions large. We love the penne in tomato sauce. Also, the pappardelle with short rib was delicious.

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vipveggilover
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Salads very good. Branzino delicious. Chocolate mousse cake unbelievable!

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SebastianD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great selection of menu even though it was a restaurant week. All the food was delicious.

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YvonneW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

reservation was made for 4.
5 showed up. They accommodated up. We sat sat by the bar.
The food was good. Service was good.
Ambience was good.
Yes, I would gladly return

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Gerryp
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

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Noticeably skimpy on bread & butter
Waiter aloof & not very helpful but kept a close eye on our table. Food was excellent

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Tray
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner and it was worth the visit!!! This was my 2nd time and my Boyfriend's first. He was totally satisfied.

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vipRosina
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a harrowing day deciding whether I should get prescription lenses and all sorts of much ado about mothing, I was hungry, tired, and my feet hurt so I went to my fav
restaurant for lunch, Spasso's on Front St.
Sat outside and enjoyed the roses across the way, the beautiful vista of Ben Franklin bridge...the excellent service and perfect cocktail
fine food (linguini with shrimp and crabmeat)
followed by a Sambuca..so good with floating coffee beans
ahhh...my feet no longer hurt.....walk the 10 blocks home...a lovely sunny day...my feet hurt...so what? La vita e bella!

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Momo
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried this place for restaurant week. Food was delectable. Good portion sizes. Wine was excellent. Would def go there again

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KisU
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for Restaurant Week- definitely worth it!! So much food for $35 dinner. The food was so tasty too! We got a beautiful/secluded outdoor table (which is what we were hoping for). Service was amazing as well!

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vipDeniseO
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent... This was our 2nd time here for Restaurant Week and it was even better than the first time last year! Definitely will be back! and our waiter, Cosmi, was awesome!

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lexmm
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection and portions for restaurant week! Not to crowed and very spaced out. Really friendly staff and delicious food.

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FRafael
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian cuisine. Incredibly food, staff and atmosphere.

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LaDonna
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come from NJ to dine here every tuesday and they never disappoint. Great menu, Great value, excellent service...they have it all.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was OK I ordered linguine shrimp And crab meat the Crab meat was hardly there if they’re at all and the lady at the front desk may have been a hostess or the owner never came up to our table once to see how things are very disappointing from the last time I was there. And they asked me why was I coming and I said it was a date not one person asked me about that

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DougR
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good all around experience.

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SusanZ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my daughter here after her graduation, it’s one of her favorite places to eat, we had a great time and a great meal, everyone there is so friendly.

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vipCyndi
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first meal back after a tiring year. Everything was fabulous!

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Vfas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, lovely ambiance, reasonable price! Will come back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

😋😋😋😋😋 Mother’s Day dinner with family at Spasso’s.

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 1920 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.