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Ariano

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114 South Olive St., Media, PA 19063
16108926944
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice find!

While in Media we were looking for a nice place for lunch, and while walking around the town we came upon Ariano. It was lunch time and very quiet, which was nice. We decided to sit upstairs by the window rather than outside since it was in the 90's and too hot for an outside lunch. Our waiter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Trinidad, Colorado
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Media offers a great variety of dining experiences and Ariano was a good choice for dinner early on a Friday evening. Service and knowledge of the menu and dish preparation were both well above average. With two picky-eater teens, I wasn't sure there would be anything to their liking and was happy to see 28 different pizza offerings. That would... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

While in Media we were looking for a nice place for lunch, and while walking around the town we came upon Ariano. It was lunch time and very quiet, which was nice. We decided to sit upstairs by the window rather than outside since it was in the 90's and too hot for an outside lunch. Our waiter was fantastic,... More 

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Media, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Went during dining under the stars. The food was good but not how people rave about it. And the service? Poor at best. 30 minutes to bring out a beer because the bar is slow? Running out of menus? This restaurant has been around for some time and has participated in dining under the stars but they seem to behave... More 

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Newtown Square, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

As you can see, this is a summer tradition of Media, PA restaurants. Tables are moved to the streets (Traffic blocked). Most restaurants participate. We were also a party of 5, 4 adults and one 4 year old. The food in our opinion was average, but the atmosphere more than made up for it. The two Pizzas were average, the... More 

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Philadelphia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We are here for Dining under the Stars. I was pleased to get a reservation for the 5 of us and we were seated easily. I ordered the special appetizer, conch fritters, which were delicious, and had the ribs as my entree. The meat was tender and fell off the bones. I ended with some yummy gelato. It was a... More 

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philadelphia
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love this place. the food is well-prepared and presented, and the staff are friendly without being intrusive. You can watch the scene on Media's streets from the second floor tables - outside on the balcony in good weather. They have worked very hard to make authentic gelatto, and it is deliciousl

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Media, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Good food, harried service and noisy. Three tiers of seating overlooking the street, Live entertainment and Mondays are Mexican night with great tacos! The pizzas are terrific!

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We went to Media tonight for their Wednesday night out. All tables are on the street. After receiving our round of cocktails, unfortunately all power went out in the neighborhood, probably related to previous storms. We had not even ordered dinner yet. Somehow the management arranged for oven baked pizzas to be delivered to each table. Complimentary!!!! Now how classy... More 

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Media, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The clams in the bread bowl are excellent! We also had two very good pizzas--one with fontina, spinach and peppers and one with sausage. A good prosecco and Chardonnay as well as a very good Italian beer. We were seated quickly and our service was good. Ariano is enjoyable and has a nice atmosphere.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Took my wife there on a Friday evening. It was crowded but got a table in the bar area. They have outdoor seating and a second floor as well. We had drinks and my wife had veal piccata and I had Cajun grouper. Both meals were excellent. They have a gelato bar and we topped off our meal with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 114 South Olive St., Media, PA 19063
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Media
  • Phone Number: 16108926944

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?