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Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia

4.5
1345 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(215) 592-7661
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Massimo Conocchioli
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Private party facilities
Please contact us at info@spassoitaliangrill.com to arrange a private banquet.
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Private party contact
Loredana: (215) 592-7661
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Chestnut & Market Streets
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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.
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Public transit
Train And Bus Stops 2nd & Market Street 1 1/2 Blocks Away.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout
What 1345 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.3
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 12 hours ago

My food was great and our waiter was very polite and attentive. Definitely would recommend for a date if you’re okay with paying around $20 a plate.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food and service from Nick. Most enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

This was an entirely unexpected gem. Unusual but absolutely delicious dishes. Apetizers, dinners and deserts were all exceptional.
Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We had a wonderful meal. The waiter explained different menu items. They were extremely flexible with menu requests from our picky eater. We look forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Excellent meal as always....our favorite restaurant that we return to whenever we make a Philadelphia visit.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was delicious, service was excellent. This is a nice restaurant if you want delicious Italian food. We were able to enjoy the evening, weren't rushed, had great service. Would definitely eat there again.
The ravioli and chicken parmigiana were both delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Spasso is our go to spot when we need it done right. Service is attentive but not intrusive. Love it.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Been going here for years. Best bang for your buck in the city. Love the bar area and the dining area.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Always great food and service. I don't understand the noise level was to high. I presume it was were our table was located.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Food was OK. I was expecting better. Escargot is served on a plate with tomatoes, and I was expecting in a baking dish with butter and garlic. Seafood was a little tough.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The Happy hour is a good way to start your visit. Friendly Barmaid and good atmosphere.
The dinner in the dining room was delicious and the service was top notch. Not our first visit and will not be our last.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great Italian food!

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Drinks and waiter were good, food was average, wait for entree was terrible...hour at least between salad and meal. Had to ask for check as entree was brought out to get to show that was 2.5hrs after reservation.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Always great, especially before theatre as they get you in and out at a moderate pace, yet you do not feel rushed. Plenty of smiles and friendliness from the staff along with good food.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Always great service and fabulous food.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I have an intolerance for garlic and onion. This is one of the rare Italian restaurants that goes out of its way to accommodate my needs. They will cook anything that you desire, regardless of whether or not your request is featured on the menu. How wonderful is that?!!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Ive been going to SPASSO for almost 15 years and it has always been an awesome experience. The food is delicious, always fresh and I would recommend it for couples, friends, special occasions and family get together! ❤️❤️❤️

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Stopped in for an early dinner and the whole experience was great. The food was authentic Italian with homemade pasta. Delicious! The wait staff was attentive and the experience was perfect.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We made a last-minute reservation based upon the prior Open Table recommendations and because we were staying nearby. Big mistake. We ordered drinks, then dinner and our dinner came out before the drinks. We were asked if anyone gave us bread. No, but that didn't mean anyone brought it out. The icing on the cake came with dessert, when we ordered a shot a Baileys and a shot of Jamison for coffee. $10/shot for a coffee! Yes, they charged $24.00 for essentially an Irish coffee in a restaurant with no style or ambiance. Unless you are starving and nothing else is open - skip this. There are too many other great options in the neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Very crowded as our seating was at 715, Sat March 3, 2018. Had reservations no wait. Waiter was no as attentative we would have liked as it was my parents 60th anniversary celebration. He did apologize at 1 point.

Food is excellent on the most part, except for my veal parmigiana. It seemed as though it was a cheaper cutlet patty and deep fried. Also, I did note on Open Table that it was my parents special anniversary to Please make them feel like a million bucks - no mention was made by staff. Otherwise, everything was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Comfortable place despite it being a bit noisy ("lively") and crowded. But the food was excellent! Best caesar salad (and even very large) I have had in a long time. Escargot were prepared with spinach and sundried tomatoes different from the usual scampi style--so many and delicious. Classic Southern Italian food. Excellent service. Portions are huge. Reasonably priced. Lots of people carrying doggie bags. Don't live in Philadelphia but would recommend to anyone who lives there or is visiting the city.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Enjoyed the food, service and admosphere

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The waiter was incredibly rude and had an attitude when asked for simple things like a side of olive oil. He spent the majority of his time waiting on a table of young girls taking pictures of themselves the entire meal. They also included a gratuity tip on top of the tip left in cash. When contacted the restaurants hostess put me on the phone with this very waiter and he claimed he didn’t know what i was talking about. Total scam, they also sat my party of 5 in a side booth, we were all cramped, so loud you couldn’t carry a conversation. I’m beyond disappointed with this restaurant and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. there are plenty of other reasonably priced Italian places to go and now have this headache.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Best grilled calamari
Friday night special of pasta with scallops is outstanding
Caesar salad was so fresh and delicious
Love the marinated veggies to put on bread in beginning of meal

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The location of the restaurant is terrific in that paid parking is never an issue so ... you don't arrive in an agitated state 😀. The service is always gracious, friendly and efficient. They are always willing to make the dishes however you'd like them and everything tastes wonderful. My only disappointment this time was the price. The meal for 5 of us, with tip, was over $400. Yes, we each had 1-2 glasses wine and shared a large appetizer but ... It seemed that the prices had increased rather dramatically since we had been there one month earlier.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Our meal and drinks were delicious and our waiter was excellent. We were not happy with the hostess seating us.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent for a Valentine's Day destination. The calamari was excellent and the cannoli dessert is incredibly delicious

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent experience

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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