Tori's Bistro

4.5
79 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

About

Treat yourself to an international culinary adventure, including homemade desserts, at Tori's Bistro. Everything is fresh and made to order from our diverse menu that includes starters and wraps along with seafood, pastas, steaks, chicken, paninis, salads, and much more. We consistently serve three types of cuisines with big portions at a great price, and we fulfill your gluten-free and vegetarian requests.
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.0
ambience
4.3
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BarbaraC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2017
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food choices are very extensive and everything was made to order. The food is delicious and there is plenty of it. It took awhile for our waitress to warm up to our group. As the evening went on, she was attentive and thanked us for coming. She also gave us all individual checks even though that is not usually done. That was much appreciated since we are a meet up group and dividing out the check can sometimes become complicated. Our group arrived a little before 6 and they were interested in the Early Bird special menu. We were told the whole group had to be there to take advantage of that special. So if planning on enjoying the items from the Early Bird menu it would be wise to have your whole group there before 6.

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DICK
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always perfect. The food is phenomenal and service is always spot on.

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vipAndrewA
Atlantic City
54 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Kathy was amazing. The food was incredible. We will definitely be back.

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Joey
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome local restaurant with great food, presentation and service.

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DICK
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not much can be said. Food is great and good value.

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vipLocaleater
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All food made to order. A great meal served by friendly people. A must try.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was incredibly slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ladies at the restaurant were so friendly and welcoming. We had Chef Joe's crab cake app, ricotta meatballs, chicken Parmesan, chicken and asparagus chipotle alfredo, chicken alfredo, penne a la vodka with shrimp and scallops. The food was fantastic and the portions were huge! We also loved that since the food is all made fresh to order, you can customize most of the entrees to your liking. We were too stuffed for dessert, unfortunately LOL! My family brought me here for Mother's Day because we heard great things about this place. Truly a local gem. We'll definitely be back, and hopefully we'll remember to save room for dessert next time!!

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AliceN
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants! Delicious food and great service! Highly recommend and I keep telling everyone about it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite local go to spot. Each meal is prepared specifically for you. We have not had a meal that we have not enjoyed. We have utilized the catering as well and our party was not disappointed. So glad we found Tori's!!!!

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vipLaura
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my second time here! We all enjoyed our food but save space for dessert! Their bread pudding is to die for!

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vipLoveToEat
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Unfortunately, our experience was less then stellar. We tried the mussels that everyone talked about, the mussels were a nice size but the sauce was bland and uneventful, hopefully it was just a bad night. The Caesar dressing had balsamic in it (but was advertised as authentic). Bread didn't come out until the meal actually came out. All of the sauces for our meals were salty and overpowered the protein. After reading all of the reviews, we were very disappointed.

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vipCMC1
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The waitress was incredibly friendly and nice. We went on a weekend evening and we were the only ones there for the majority of the meal. The restaurant has a basic ambiance. The appetizers were impressive sounding and the one we chose was very good. Our entrees were both average. Very nice staff though.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Tori's several times and always satisfied. Also enjoy the BYOB option. Great food and staff.

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Lumpy33
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is made to order. Very good and plenty to be had. The portions are big and you can tell that much work goes into these dishes. We did spend some time dining there, so if you are looking for a quick meal, definitely not the place to go. the staff was great. I had the shrimp flatbread as an appetizer and it could have been a meal. It was a big as a pizza. Overall very good experience.

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Deemh
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their chocolate chip bread pudding was one of the best I've ever had!

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tkc5
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seated promptly. Service was a bit brusque and bread came after the apps were served. Food was very good. Plusses: Good value for the prices, BYOB, they take reservations.

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FrancineP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A neighborhood hidden gem and foodie hotspot for excellent food and stellar service!

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vipkap722
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall4food4service2ambience4

the food is good here , however the service is leaves a lot to be desired. We went on Valentine's Day and the service was slow but it was the busiest day of the year for dinner. Then we went again on a Saturday night and it was 3 1/2 hours for dinner for 4 people!!!! They do need to step it up!!!

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Janet
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love the food and service was great. Only gave 4 stars overall because it was Valentines Day and we waited 90 minutes for dinner (and we were starving lol)

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We went here for Valentine's Day because of the high rating on Open Table. The food was outstanding but the service was not very good. Our waitress was not the friendliest and service was very slow. I don't feel the slowness was directly her fault. It was a full house and she was very busy with too many customers. I would have thought they would have brought on extra help considering it was Valentine's Day.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience2

This past weekend, my friends and I figured we would try a new restaurant out instead of the same old spot on Saturday nights. I had a feeling things were going to get interesting from the moment we walked in.

We arrived at 7:28pm for our 7:30pm reservation only to find our table wasn't ready yet. The place wasn't packed, no one else was waiting in the lobby either. I could physically see at least two tables that were clean and ready for use, but we waited a few minutes anyway to be seated.

After we sat down we didn't receive a single glass of water, a bottle opener, or menus for 20 minutes. At that point is was roughly 8pm, and we still had no clue who or where our server was. We received waters finally, but had to repeatedly ask for a bottle opener. The wait staff wasn't very friendly, and generally seemed annoyed at whatever we asked.

We figured maybe the food would make up for the bad service, but it was mediocre. When it was time to leave, we asked the hostess for a cork (if they had one) for our bottle of wine, since we never received ours back. She proceeded to hand us one without even looking us in the eye. She must have been too busy doing whatever else it was than to pay attention to the customers. I will not go back to this place and wouldn't recommend it to anyone either. I hope this review helps someone else interested in dining here.

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vipLaura
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was visiting my son and wanted to take him out to dinner. The menu entrigued me and the reviews were great! This restaurant did not disappoint. The specials were interesting and great!

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BridgetMert
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with my boyfriend for a date night. It's a BYOB with spectacular food! We left fully satisfied. I highly recommend trying their Gnocchi with Chicken Casitore and their Seafood Mac and Cheese. The mac and cheese isn't too creamy or cheesy, something my bf hates. As an app we ordered the special, Tequilla Chipotle Mussels. I love spicy food and these mussels were perfect. I didn't think they were too spicy, they have a smokey chipotle taste which went perfect with the bread they gave you to dip. I highly reccommend Tori's. My ONLY complaint: the tables are a little too small. My bf and I are both 6 foot so I had limited leg room. Besides that, AMAZING place. Definetley coming back!

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vipNancyM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We arrived at the restaurant at our designated reservation time and we're seated promptly at 7:00. We ordered our food and did not receive our entrees until 9:10 only after speaking with the manager. They were very apologetic and offered our party free coffee and dessert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Service was atrocious! Would not return even though the food was pretty decent. Made reservations for 7:30pm, received a call from the restaurant asking if they can push back my reservation to 8 because they overbooked themselves and didn't want me to show up and wait... agreed to the later time and when we arrived at 7:55, we waited nearly an HOUR to be seated. Not only that, but parties that showed up 20 minutes later than us were seated first. If that weren't bad enough, the wait service was extremely slow, never apologized for the wait, and took an extremely long time to receive any food. We constantly had to ask for water, etc. So after arriving at 7:55 for a table of 4, we didn't get out of the restaurant until nearly 11:30 and that was just for apps and dinner... no dessert, coffee, etc. Would definitely NOT return.

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vipkathy
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

our first time at tori's bistro. we all enjoyed it. we certainly will be back

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vipLovestoeat
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is terrific with a nice variety! Service was terrific too!
Already went 2 weekends in a row!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foodcwas awesome as usual. Great service, nicecatmosphere.

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vipMikita
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food here is fantastic. Great apps. Homemade everything. Very attentive staff. Decor is basic but don't let that keep you from trying. You will be pleasantly surprised.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal food

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vipRexR
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the area. Great food and excellent service. Try the mussels appetizer, outstanding!

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Mikesgirl
Atlantic City
18 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a surprise! I made reservations at Tori's based on open table reviews and we were not disappointed. We didn't know what to expect since it's in a strip mall, but we had to try. I'm so glad we did, this place is amazing!!! We already recommended it to family and friends and we will back for sure.....very soon.

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FrancineP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a hidden gem! The service is stellar and their food is consistently delicious with the freshest finest ingredients !

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were outstanding. We were not rushed to finish our meal as we were there to catch up with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice find. Great food, nice portions creative flavors.

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Jennifer
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meals. Good value - All our meals were delicious and will be back. Our server was great and we were not rushed. Its nice to have a good local restaurant that we don't have to travel far to get a delicious meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, the Calamari was so fresh, the mushroom flat bread was out of this world and the short rib bolognese is a must try. Our waitress was awesome as well!

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dinnerfor2
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is made to order and worth the wait! Thanks Brenda for introducing us to our new favorite dessert..Tres Leche Cake..OMG!

FAQs

Tori's Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (856) 346-1407.

Tori's Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 79 OpenTable diners.