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114 South Olive St., Media, PA 19063
(610) 892-6944
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Ranked #3 of 104 restaurants in Media
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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83% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Media, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This has become our place for special celebrations and just taking people out. Always excellent food, great service and fair prices. The staff is always pleasant and efficient and this makes for a great dining experience. They have several items on the menu that we specifically come for, as they are the only one that has these items.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Have eaten here several times with friends and always enjoyed a good meal. The restaurant layout takes advantage of a very narrow space, so seating extends over four separate floors. The restaurant is always very lively and the noise can sometimes be a down side- wouldn't really recommend it for a romantic dinner for two. The crowds that I have... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

i've always liked ariano, but a recent visit has altered my opinion...and it's not necessarily food related. four of us came for a casual dinner...everyone ordered pizza....one of us asked about a small salad...found out there was indeed a small salad..and then two people ordered them...the salad that came was huge..nothing at all out of the ordinary tastewise..but enough to... More

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Media, PA
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5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

eating at Ariano is always a treat. The staff is friendly, helpful , and attentive. Great ambiance, like eating in a small village. Fresh homemade gelato daily, ask for a taste. Prices are reasonable and the sizes are ample. Sunday and Monday nights is BYOB wine. Live, classical guitar on Monday nights. Ariano is my favorite in Media, they'll customize... More

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Media, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great Pizza, friendly spot. Monday BYOB and specials. An especially good place during "Dining under the stars" all summer

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

My family had dinner on the third floor on a busy Saturday night. Everything was really good AND hot. Water glasses kept filled and the place was jumping. Excellent salads,interesting appetizers and great pizzas. I felt like I was back in Italy when I tasted the gelato, Devine! Love it here.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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66 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

While in the Media-Swarthmore area, we were looking for a place for dinner. Based on reviews, we gave Ariano in Media a try. We were delighted with our choice! We began with tasty salad of field greens with Granny apples, Gorgonzola and pistachios with a raspberry vinaigrette. We followed this with two of their wide variety of creative, thin-crust wood-fired... More

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Media, Pennsylvania, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a great go to restaurant in Media. The food is consistently good whether you want a full italian meal or a specialty pizza. The daily specials are definitely worth a try. The restaurant used to be a BYOB but now has a liquor license. The restaurant is small but I love the ambiance upstairs although it can get... More

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Trumansburg, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

A great little spot on a side street in Media, very good Italian food form pasta to salads to fat bread/pizza and wonderful gelato to finish the meal. Servers are all knowledgeable, polite and there when needed but not intrusive. It can be a bit noisy on the lower level by the bar but all in all a good meal... More

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Philidelphia, PA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love this restaurant. Food is always excellent, especially the pizza and roasted vegetables. Could be a little loud.

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