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About Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia

Spasso Italian Grill has been a neighborhood favorite for 12 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 5:30 to 7:30 weekdays.

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

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Chestnut & Market Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, 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 pay lots on either 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:
Joshua Friedberg

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, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout

Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (37)
Casual (33)
Good for Groups (30)
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Authentic (29)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Worth the Drive (22)
Comfort Food (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Special Occasion (21)
Cozy (15)
Business Meals (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Fun (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Romantic (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Waterfront (7)
People Watching (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Scenic View (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Really disappointed this time at Spasso. The server got the order wrong, and the food was only average. Our last trip to Philadelphia produced much better results, but we probably won’t try them on our next trip.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food , service good value arrived table was ready our waiter was excellent. Wine was desirable as we're the succulent appetizers. As we ate our entrees the flavor of the blush gravy made me feel like I was lunching on my Tuscan patio overlooking my olive oil plantation. Truly exceptional.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Egypt)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was excellent and fresh, the service was great. My only negative was how noisy it so quickly gets in a smaller sized restaurant, making it hard to hear the conversation being had between my date and I.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was outstanding. Service was great!! Restaurant was very busy and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Highly recommend!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Food and service was outstanding. The veal porcini was excellent. Haven’t had a bad meal yet.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Food not coursed properly and we waited too long.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Most amazing Italian food I have had in a long time!!! Reminded me of my family dinners at home. Great vibe and will go back again!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good place and value. Authentic with some unusual and very good dishes.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Dinner was very good. Been to Spasso 3 times and never was disappointed. The wait staff , (Sam) was a very good server. Available when needed. The food at Spasso is very consistent. The Escargot was perfectly done. We had 8 people for dinner and no one was disappointed. Would recommend Spasso to all my friends.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Spasso is our go-to restaurant in our neighborhood. We entertained a relative from London who loved her choice of broccoli rab with sausage. It came with roasted potatoes and fresh zucchini and carrots. The Multepulciano red wine we chose was delicious. . We went back another night that week and had the same wine and more great meals.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was an after show dinner. I must say that we have dined here many times, and this is the first time we have had a meal that wasn’t the best. I had veal and it was very good, my wife had the Bronzino. The fish was fishy tasting, usually it should have a sweet taste. I tasted the fish and I also thought it was fishy tasting.

Will I return to Spasso? Yes, but we will not order fish.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Pricey yet great portions for dinner--definitely get a bang for your buck. It was a full crowd so it was noisy and there are no partitions or separate booths and therefore don't expect too much privacy.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Holiday Dinner

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Very good Italian food. Prices are very reasonable too.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Our waiter was great and the food was excellent. Perfect restaurant for the occassion.

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 (London)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Really good, local Italian restaurant. Great service, friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Pasta dishes were really nice, and we took so long dithering over whether to have dessert, he gave us cheesecake to share!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Fabulous as always!! Delicious food. Great neighborhood Philly spot. Wonderful owners and service!! Been going here for 20 years at least. Highly recommend Spasso!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent food and service - great place for business or pleasure.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I love this place. Have been there 3 times, and it was excellent each time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Loved it. Great Caesar salad and Italian wedding soup. Most delicious veal/pork ravioli. I requested marinara. Best “gravy” ever. Zappa Di peace husband said wonderful but he couldn’t finish it. Waiter very nice and suggested half Caesar salad since just for one person. Very accommodating cozy comfortable restaurant. Great service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and nice place to spend an evening out with friends.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

always great, food is always fresh and tasty. some pasta is home made and very good

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing restaurant with quality food and service. Enormous amounts of food for a great price. Would definitely come back and try many more dishes !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Chose Spasso as a meeting place for my wife and I to meet with a friend from my Army days and his wife that I hadn't seen in 50 years. It was an awesome place to do it and the food was really good that made for a great evening at a restaurant. I chose from the Opentable website. Kudo's on the listing.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Romantic, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Scenic View, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Hot Spot, Vegan, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was very poor - undercooked and dry gnocchi and overbreaded and overcooked eggplant parmiagiane. Service was mediocre.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food is all very good. In addition, the chef will try to prepare whatever it is you want.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

From the moment we arrived we knew it would be terrific. The staff was very attentive the drinks were delicious and the food spectacular. Such a great variety of options to eat. Everyone at our table enjoyed their meal immensely I would certainly recommend this restaurant and will return

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was phenomenal but service was lacking, very long delay to order, very long delay after plates had been cleared to request check, both periods seemed to exceed 15 minutes. The kitchen was on top of their game, both in timing and quality, the waitstaff was not.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great place for Italian food. This is our third time here for dinner when we are in Center City. Love their veal cutlet. Noise level seemed a bit louder this time for some reason. Service was great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Two friends and I enjoyed a great dinner at Spasso's, a reliable standard for us. Even though two of our party love the eggplant parmigiana, we couldn't pass up the evening's pork special. It was creative, very nicely presented, and proved to be an excellent choice. We have never been disappointed with our meal or the service at this Philly gem of a restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent neighborhood dining spot with great versions of Italian classics and very attentive service. Very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We enjoy every meal we have at Spasso, over the past several years.
This was a birthday lunch celebration, and we shared antipasto and pasta.
We'll hope to be back again soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A very good Italian dinner. Sauce was very good. Fried calamari was light and delicious. They serve a complimentary bowl of zucchini, onions and peppers, I believe. It was very flavorful. I think I would have enjoyed it even more if it was served hot rather than chilled. We enjoyed Zuppa di Pesce, gnocchi, chicken parmigiana and penne alla vodka. You could tell the pasta was homemade here. I would visit this restaurant again in the future.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were running a little bit late for our reservation, but the restaurant was still able to accommodate us. The food was delicious, homemade, and not over priced. Definitely a great place for large groups looking for authentic Italian!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

always a great experience, the food is excellent and the noise level in back room was great. we could all talk at a table for eight and hear each other. we did not have to yell to be heard.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

My boyfriend and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary at Spassos and had a nice night. Service could have been faster but the food was absolutely delicious. Would definitely go back again!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Fantastic food quality and service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food and service were great! We had a very relaxing dinner and we're not rushed. It was very enjoyable.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Searched internet for Italian rest. in center city area. Found Spasso. Down a ways toward the river but worth going to . Portions very good, very good taste, service good. A little loud. Do not validate parking ($20). Great selection of entrees. Don't recall if they had a bar to sit at but do serve alcohol.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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