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114 South Olive St., Media, PA 19063
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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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: Late Night, Dinner, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

This place is on the corner across from a parking garage. Cheap to park. Has a bar and flat screen. Staff is friendly and there is a room upstairs for private parties. Menu consists of all types of pizza, sandwiches, soup and gelato. Place is casual.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Princeton, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ariano's is my favorite restaurant in Media. The food,service,ambiance and bar make it a neighborhood favorite. The gelateria next door has amazing gelato and coffees. Fun date spot at night and family fun by day!

Thank Hope A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great oven pizza, drinks, service & awesome homemade 'Gelato' The interior has a 3rd floor deck inside that over looks the 2nd floor dining area, also has full opening doors to sit & eat looking outside!

Thank Rodger C
Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is on the corner across from a parking garage. Cheap to park. Has a bar and flat screen. Staff is friendly and there is a room upstairs for private parties. Menu consists of all types of pizza, sandwiches, soup and gelato. Place is casual.

1 Thank Judith484
Media, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food. Not the place to sit and chat, too much background noise. Staff has lots of energy but are knowledgeable about food. Table are much too close together, makes you uncomfortable.

Thank Darlene247
Media, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food - great staff. The dining area upstairs can be a bit loud. Fun little bar area, and occasionally with live music. The best pizza in town!

Thank Stephen M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I enjoyed a light dinner on the second floor of Ariano under the mural and felt like we were sitting in a village in Italy. The ambiance is lovely, menu is fantastic and drink choices just fine. Our waiter, Ben was attentive and helpful in choosing wines and favorite dishes. We decided on the House Salad of... More 

Thank MCoolBreezeH
Wallingford, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We had 7:30 reservations on a Saturday and were taken to our seats at 7:50. The restaurant was packed and all surfaces were hard so sound was reflected off of every surface. Waiting at the bar you could barely hear your dinner mate and the table was no better. Seating was so tight that the waiter for the next table... More 

Thank David H
Philadelphia, Pa
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11 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

This was my second try in one year. My soda had zero carbonation. The server says, "oh the manager said the Co2 is out. It was 12 noon. Did not offer a replacement free of charge, the server just nervously laughed, "oh I'll take it off the bill." -can you say "tasteless"? -the pizza had zero flavor even with added... More 

Thank arubamamma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

A great restaurant as close to being in Italy as you can get in the USA. Nick the owner has down a wonderful job with this restaurant, it is absolutely beautiful inside with two floors and a balcony. On the second floor he has large convertible doors that can be configured for winter or summer. So in the summer half... More 

Thank retiredoldtraveler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Our local Italian go to for special occasions. Of the 10 or so times we've been, we've ordered different things each time and have never been disappointed. Decor and service are not overwhelmingly impressive but we don't have any complaints. Price is reasonable for a night out, and food quality makes it well worthwhile. We're not big on alcohol so... More 

Thank John W

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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
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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