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Spasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia

4.5
1321 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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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 1321 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

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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KeJo (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 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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LLdiningout (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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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ZacharyH 
5.0  Dined 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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BenjaminD (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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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Milly (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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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Maurizio (New York Area)
4.0  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.

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Tomato (Philadelphia)
5.0  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.

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vipdelicaseman (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent experience

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Debg (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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viptessed (Philadelphia)
5.0  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!

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Rays (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great place!!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was wonderful , service was top notch .

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  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.

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RobertB (Philadelphia)
4.0  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.

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sparta802 (Philadelphia)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  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.

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vipPaperdrum (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Always great food and service and a great value

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  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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BreeW (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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