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About Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia

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.

34 South Front Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Between Chestnut & Market Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 592-7661

Website:
http://www.spassoitaliangrill.com/

Parking Details:
There are pay meters in front of the restaurant as well as a pay lot on one side of the restaurant. Unfortunately, we do not validate.

Public Transit:
Train And Bus Stops 2nd & Market Street 1 1/2 Blocks Away.

Executive Chef:
Massimo Conocchioli

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact us at info@spassoitaliangrill.com to arrange a private banquet.

Private Party Contact:
Loredana: (215) 592-7661

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout

Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (40)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Good for Groups (34)
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Casual (34)
Special Occasion (32)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Authentic (30)
Comfort Food (28)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Worth the Drive (20)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Business Meals (17)
Romantic (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Cozy (12)
Fun (11)
Waterfront (11)
Kid-friendly (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Scenic View (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Seasonal (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
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Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

My wife ordered seafood with pasta, I had gnocchi with broccoli rabe.

My wife complained that her meal left a bad taste in her mouth - she nibbled, but ate litte. My gnocchi was very good - I couldn't finish it, and took the rest home with me - but the broccoli rabe was overcooked and tasteless. I took a few bites and left it.

I wish I had asked for my money back for my wife's meal and my side dish. We arrived at 9:30p, after a movie; I had the distinct feeling they were serving us the dregs.

Disappointing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

First time visiting and we would definitely go back. Meal was great as well as the service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent service for a Valentine's Day evening. Our server was attentive, careful, and engaging. He managed to be both unobtrusive and constantly present, which was great. The meal, as usual, was well-crafted and hot when it arrived. I'm a huge fan of Spasso's mix of peppers, the careful seasoning, and the quality of bread (two servings was more than an appropriate appetizer in advance of our meal). My spinach ravioli was incredible. Great overall experience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

First time there and everything went great the food was very very good

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was very good, and the team was quite polite!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

The food at Spasso is extremely good. They are unable to accommodate separate checks for business people.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was amazing... I had the fried calamari as my appetizer very good. salmon for entree awesome dish!!!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Spasso is a classic, well-established neighborhood eatery. There is no need for pretense and no need to hype some trendy new food preparation technique. The menu is anchored by homemade pastas whose freshness comes through the simple, authentic and flavorful sauces. Whole fish are perfectly prepared as is all the seafood. The veal is fresh. The wine list is not enormous but there are a good cross-section of vintages listed. The price points for most bottles are fair and moderately priced. There are a few more expensive reserve wines. We are not huge fans of the desserts offered at typical Italian restaurants in America but the tartufo at Spasso is spot on. Service is friendly and attentive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

A wonderful place for lunch! There was a large menu, great food with large portions and reasonable prices. Service was attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent experience

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Birthday. Great food and they even had a candle for our dessert and sang!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This is our 3rd time having dinner. It was great as always. Service was great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Spasso NEVER disappoints! We usually dine at the Media location and this was our first time at the Philadelphia location. We brought some family from out of town and some family that just moved to the area. Everyone's food was delicious and the family that just moved here said they would love to try the special dinners on Tuesday nights! Highly recommend to anyone!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great place!!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The restaurant itself is very small. The tables are close and the noise level is high. The servers weren’t overly friendly or helpful, they pretty much did their jobs without exchanging pleasantries.
I ordered chicken parmigiana which was so deep fried it was crunchy. It also had a lot of fat. It came with a side of spaghetti and not much tomato sauce. I had to ask for extra.
My husband ordered a special which was pasta with scallops and crab meat in a blush sauce. His was very good. They served bread on the table with a small plate of some kind of roasted peppers or something similar. No one explain to us what that was but it was tasty.
The meal was ok but I wouldn’t rush back there.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Really good food for a reasonable price. Six o’clock seating is perfect before the restaurant gets crowded. Also, a good spot to meet friends in the bar for a few drinks.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I had reservations as spasso for restaurant week. They were the only restaurant that didn’t have fixed menu, you could choose anything on the menu except for specials and the portions were full not half as I expected. The food was phenomenal. Wonderful experience!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We didn’t realize it was Center City District’s Restaurant Week. Spasso was filled with patrons who clearly rarely leave their houses. Next time we’ll be sure to visit on a typical week. Great food, as always.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was wonderful , service was top notch .

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Each time we eat there, we enjoy it. The hostess is great at accommodating everyone. The serve staff is wonderful. And best of all, the food is terrific.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Love this place! I have been to the Philadelphia and Media location and I must say both are great. I have literally never had a bad meal - even on the busiest of nights.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We sat in the main dining room- it was restaurant week so it was busy. Food and service were great! Portions were large so we all took home leftovers:) we’ll be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great restaurant week menu. Choose anything off the menu and they even add a 4th pasta course. Great size portions and many choices. Lots of meter parking if you get there early. Definitely going back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Always great food and service and a great value

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was amazing. The service was good. It was a bit noisy but that was because it was so crowded. But, overall had a great time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was amazing, the portions were great. Overall I loved the experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Entrees of veal were bland and over cooked. Calamari appetizer was decent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The service we received from Spasso was not good. We spent two hours for dinner. The waiter never asked to refill our drinks. Our pasta was not fully cooked. Customers who came in after me and my party were served before my party.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

First visit at Spasso. Very amazing meal!! Service was excellent. Noise level was a little too much. Definitely not a place to go to have sincere conversations.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

While the food was excellent the noise level was very very loud.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our outstanding waiter, Mark, made sure that all our drink and food needs were continuously provided. Food was amazing!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was really bad, out of a lot of stuff. The gnocchi was under cooked, stated it was with truffle, but bk taste of truffle to be found.

Tags: Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Went for Restaurant Week so it was packed and pretty busy. Despite that, our server was very attentive and got everything done promptly! All of the food was delicious with very generous portion sizes! Cannolis were to die for!! Will definitely be heading back

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

This is my second time dining at Spasso and the food was still very good. They offer an abundance of choices and hefty portion sizes. One of my favorite places to eat.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We we’re referred by friends who live in Philly. They had their wedding rehearsal dinner there. Everyone was friendly, food delicious and very comfortable atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Have been there many times. Food is excellent and portions are generous. Also a great deal during Philly's restaurant week.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent. Food is delicious!! Apps and entrees are huge!! And we went for restaurant week. Great value on top of excellent food and service and atmosphere!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

this was my second time at spasso , and once again it was absolutely delicious . My family came with my boyfriend and i and they all loved it. Down the decor, wine choice and food .

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Had a good time with friends and dinner! Was able to enjoy our conversation without been push out! Was able to stay without feeling like we had to leave.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The gnocchi’s are all really excellent. I also appreciated that the wait-staff gave my date and I space. We were not interrupted once.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date
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