Below is a list of the top and leading Italian Restaurants in Philadelphia. To help you find the best Italian Restaurants located near you in Philadelphia, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Philadelphia’s Best Italian Restaurants:
The top rated Italian Restaurants in Philadelphia are:
- Maggiano’s – features made-from-scratch Italian dishes inspired by Nonna’s classic recipes
- Dante & Luigi’s – open from Tuesday to Sunday with authentic Italian cuisine in two converted townhouses
- Little Nonna’s – has a homey atmosphere with an open kitchen serving mouthwatering Italian dishes
- Vetri Cucina – one of the most influential and respected Italian restaurants in the country
- Ralph’s – has been serving their traditional Italian selection for more than 100 years
Maggiano’s features made-from-scratch Italian dishes inspired by Nonna’s classic recipes. They serve lunch and dinner with happy hours. The dishes are prepared by Chef Stephen Janisz. The authentic Italian cuisine and signature flatbreads surely impress their guests. Furthermore, their specialty dishes are gnocchi, rigatoni arrabiata, and eggplant parmesan. They also serve their famous rigatoni “D” with herb-roasted chicken, mushrooms, and marsala cream sauce.
There are seafood dishes like shrimp scampi, salmon lemon & herb, and linguini di mare. Moreover, they serve steaks like center-cut filet mignon and beef tenderloin medallions.
Address: 1201 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 567-2020
”Wow the food was amazing. The service was awesome. The bathroom was clean and in working conditions. The staf was very friendly. Social distancing was in place everyone wear mask. Highly recommend to try it for yourself.” – Caroline Rucker
Dante & Luigi’s
Dante & Luigi’s is open from Tuesday to Sunday with authentic Italian cuisine in two converted townhouses. The menu includes the “old world” dishes and homemade delights. There are also seafood dishes and daily specials. Moreover, they have a long list of dishes that guarantee satisfaction. Their antipasto Freddo includes shrimp cocktail and italiano antipasto. They also serve fresh calamari, steamed clams, and eggplant parmigiana.
Their pasta selections include their signature special with bolognese sauce, marinara sauce, Italian gravy Corona Di Ferro, or many more. Furthermore, they serve baby calves liver and veal rollatini. There are also lamb, chicken, and pork dishes.
Address: 762 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: (215) 922-9501
“Really good service and quality food. The gnocchi with carbonara sauce was absolutely delicious. You can tell that the gnocchi were homemade. The portions are generous as well. I just wish parking situation was better. But the 10 block walk was worth it.” – Nataliya Khoroshenko
Little Nonna’s has a homey atmosphere with an open kitchen serving mouthwatering Italian dishes. It can seat 40 guests inside with 40 gets in their outdoor garden. Moreover, they have a wide selection of liquors to pair their best-tasting doses. The menu consists of pan-seared gnocchi, campanelle nero, and spring creste. They also serve chicken parmigiana, steak tagliata, and bronzino alla piasta.
The dessert menu includes tiramisu and hazelnut cannoli. Some of their liquor options are Sibona Grappa, Lazarini Sambuca, and Bailey’s Irish cream. Moreover, they serve coffee and tea from La Colombe, Harney & Sons, and Might Leaf.
Address: 1234 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 546-2100
”Best spaghetti and meatballs in the city. Service has always been great. Garlic bread with the food is great and they give you a whole head of garlic. You won’t regret it!” – Rob Nagle
Vetri Cucina is one of the most influential and respected Italian restaurants in the country. It opened its doors to the public in September 1998. The restaurant offers rustic Italian fare and innovative flavor combinations. They also provided unparalleled customer service for more than two decades. Furthermore, they serve antipasti like sweet onion crepe, venison carpaccio, and torched kanpachi Crudo. There is also a selection of grilled beef ribeye steal, whole roast snapper, and pork coppa roast.
They offer pasta selections of spinach gnocchi, grana arso tonnarelli, and ramp ravioli. Moreover, the dessert options include chocolate polenta souffle and molten pistachio cake.
Address: 1312 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 732-3478
”My fiance and I went out to Philly for the weekend and enjoyed dinner at Vetri Cucina Friday evening. It was just fantastic, and an absolutely memorable experience. The level of service and the quality of the food was top shelf across the board. We felt right at home. One of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had. We certainly can’t wait to come back!” – Nicholas Richetti
Ralph’s has been serving their traditional Italian selection for more than 100 years. The restaurant can accommodate up to 100 guests for banquets. It is open every day at varying opening hours. Furthermore, the food is available for dine-in and catering. Their homemade specialties are lasagna, ravioli, fettuccini,a nd cheese cavatelli gorgonzola creme. They also serve pasta with meatballs, mushrooms, sausages, mussels, and many more.
There are also Old World favorites like sausage and peppers, roiled sausage, and eggplant parmigiana. Moreover, they have seafood dishes of linguini Pescatore, flounder Francaise, and shrimp scampi.
Address: 760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: (215) 627-6011
“My experience at Ralph’s was amazing! Pasta is my favorite so I was extremely excited to try it. Also the restaurant itself is beautiful! From the ceiling to the artworks. My food was delicious and it came out within 10-15 min of us just sitting down which was really fast . I got the chicken Alfredo 10/10. I’m so glad I found this restaurant! I will definitely be back .” – Laniaya Jenkins
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