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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

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Casual (33)
Good for Groups (30)
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Authentic (30)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Special Occasion (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Comfort Food (18)
Business Meals (14)
Cozy (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Romantic (12)
Fun (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
People Watching (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Waterfront (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

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 7 days ago

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

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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food plentiful. Salad fabulous. Main course mediocre

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The best pasta !the grilled calamari cannot be better than the dish at Spasso. The hostess is so welcoming and we love returning here many times. The food is delicious

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Traveling from VA. By far the freshest, perfectly seasoned Italian cuisine I have had in FOREVER!! Extremely reasonable and enjoyable.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Everything was great! The gnocchi melts in your mouth. Servers are super nice......, the tartufo was probably the best everyone at the table ever had. We had an awesome experience.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Spasso is dependably good. . It is our go to restaurant in Old City. Italian wines are great.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

My husband and I have dined at this establishment, as well as the Media, PA location,
many times and have never been disappointed. The food is great, the grilled calamari, to die for.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Really enjoyed the food quality and portions, plus, Noel (the waiter) was very pleasant and accommodating when presenting a candle-lit serving and singing happy birthday!

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent homemade ravioli! Nice wine list. Super busy so wait staff not as attentive as they could have been. No asking me if I wanted another glass of wine

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Took my partner there for his birthday. Always looking for gluten free options at a nice Italian spot. This is was perfect. Thank you for a wonderful time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Romantic
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Walked to this lovely spot from a conference at the Hilton, Penn's landing. Fantastic traditional italian menu. Good food, extensive menu including a few vegetarian.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very crowded. Food was not outstanding. Disappointed.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

First time here & will definitely be back! The food including appetizers, salads, meals and specials were wonderful! Went early and brought 3 teenagers with us and they enjoyed it too! Great experience overall...

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Mussels were terrible white sauce like bath water zero flavor chicken park dry whole meal lousy

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food at great prices at both the front street and Media, PA locations.

Tags: Great Beer, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was excellent! Everything tasted fresh and delicious. Plus, we didn't have to wait long for our food to get to our table. I didn't really care for the seating arrangements though. I had to squeeze past people while they were eating to get out of the door. Our waitress was nice but not very personable. So, in short, great food, good service, would definitely come back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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