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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Casual (31)
Good for Birthdays (29)
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Good for Groups (28)
Authentic (27)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Comfort Food (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Special Occasion (23)
Worth the Drive (20)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Fun (12)
Business Meals (11)
Cozy (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Romantic (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Waterfront (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Scenic View (5)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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

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·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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

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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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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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·Dined on January 13, 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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·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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·Dined on January 7, 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Second visit in a few weeks. The first visit was a crowded night - excellent food, excellent service. Decided to return for our daughter's birthday on Friday 1/5. The only positives were the server and gentleman busing the table. Rest of serving / hostess staff not so friendly and food was not prepared well. My only guess is quality slips due to lack of oversight / management during off-times / on off-nights.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Good food, but do not recommend for a romantic date night. Loud and noisy crowds. Not an intimate setting.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great for family dinner!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Was in Phlliy for business and was looking for a great Italian place to dine with a friend from out of town near Penn's Landing. Spasso's was perfect. Close to the Holiday Inn where he was staying and so we walked even though it was cold.

The service and food was excellent. Had the chicken parmesan and the linguine bolognese - yes the menu says gnocci but I like it traditional. All their pastas are homemade. It was delicious.

Will come again and recommend it highly.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The grilled calamari was really good. I like the ravioli carne.!!!!!!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was the first visit for my daughter and me. We came for Christmas Eve dinner. Everything was quite nice. My daughter loved both the Caesar and crab ravioli, plus the chocolate mousse pie. My 7 fishes meal was ridiculously HUGE! Every part of the servings were way too large for one person, but so inexpensive. We'll definitely recommend it and be back. Thank you!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went to Spasso's for Christmas Eve dinner and I had the Seven Fishes. It was just ok. The clams and mussels were dry and not that hot. The salad was horrible. The dressing was just ok, I believe it was just olive oil. The lettuce was maybe iceburg tasteless and so was the shrimp. I chose the Branzino which was good. All and all for the price I think it could have been better. My family did enjoy their meals.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

They accommodated our dietary restrictions and made meals to order. The server was great and the wait for food was not long. The food was absolutely delicious!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fun, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Spasso had very quick service and the food was delicious. Our waiter was also very kind. Great option for a date!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The Tuesday night special deal was such a good buy. Everything was delicious, plenty of choices and great service. I never had escargot prepared Italian style, but I really liked it. We always have a good meal here. Would highly recommend it!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Very nice! Waiter was outstanding. Food very good, especially gnocchi. Nice wine list at reasonable prices, too!

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

They have the most amazing Chocolate mouse cake for dessert. I’ve ordered It twice now and it’s fantastic. The first time I went to Spasso, we ordered the grilled shrimp and penne Spasso. Both PHENOMINAL dishes. Their shrimp is insanely good. Second time I got the gnocchi asparagi and it was just okay and barely had truffle oil in it. That aside, the restaurant is very satisfying and I’d definiteltly recommend. Be prepared to over eat!!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We live in walking distance and this is our go-to place for a very good Italian dinner. Service always great, very good food, nice variety, fair price. Never had a bad meal or service.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

appreciated establishment, respectfully quiet , curious service ,
good interior ambiance
thanks

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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 on December 6, 2017

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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 (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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