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Marra's

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Bella Vista / Queen Village
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1734 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148-1524
(215) 463-9249
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 am
Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Yum!!

My nephews and I have been here a few times, and it's always a good experience. Sometimes the manager who whomever is in charge of seating is cold towards us, but that hasn't impacted our service by the wait staff or the quality of the food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Larry K
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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144 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My nephews and I have been here a few times, and it's always a good experience. Sometimes the manager who whomever is in charge of seating is cold towards us, but that hasn't impacted our service by the wait staff or the quality of the food.

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Thank Larry K
Marco Island, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We went with a large group and had pre-selected and preordered our meals. When the food arrived, it was cold. We had pasta with chicken; or fettucino alfredo. Each was flavor less and served without any vegetable. One waitress was pleasant when spoken to, the others rather short. Clearly, all were overworked on this Saturday night. We will not go... More 

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Thank Karen G
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Food was excellent and plentiful. Wine list left something to be desired. Very authentic. Family/neighborhood ambience.

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Thank JanReads
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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170 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Yo, let's head to a genuine old style Italian joint in south Philly. Thinking along those lines? If so, Marra's is your place. Thoroughly Italian from the owner, the staff, the menu and the grandparents pictures on the walls. Nothing fancy, just good, hearty authentic food. Staff is blunt but effective. No coaching from Miss Manners here, but who cares?... More 

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Thank Food_Snob_PA
Boyertown, PA
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Went with a large group for dinner one evening. The food was amazing, but the service was not pleasant. I would not say it was bad service, but a bad attitude. Because we asked for a few different checks (which was communicated when the reservation was originally made) the waitress kept complaining about it the entire time. She complained when... More 

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1 Thank diannaken
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Our family has been eating at Marra's since the late 1970's; and many times I stop off on the way home from the airport for my "pizza fix" after a road trip. What's more, it's where I introduced the Vidalia onion to Philadelphia all the way back in c.1983 -- More on that in a moment. What makes Marra's pizza... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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112 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Dinner last night was my first time here. Good food, nice sized portions at reasonable prices. Dinners come with a side (pasta or veggie), but not soup or salad. I had eggplant parm which was made from thinly sliced eggplant was not breaded- delicious. There was good bread for the table and ordering a carafe of red was a great... More 

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Thank SDL248
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Marra's is done. We have been loyal customers for 25 years at Marra's, but they have recently declined to the point where we can no longer give them another chance. What once was an excellent friendly place has deteriorated into horrible service and lousy food. The last time we went was indicative of their unfortunate demise. We waited over 20... More 

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1 Thank FrequentDinerTravel
Philadelphia, PA
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We went to Marra ' s last summer and it was AWFUL. We had an hour and a half to get some pizza before leaving for a concert. It took the waiter almost 20 minutes to come to our table. He went out to the street several times to talk on his phone. He did not ask us for more... More 

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1 Thank CookinTeacher
Philadelphia, PA
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We've been going to Marra's for more than 20 years and the food is always great. It's a 30 plus minute ride, but well worth it. Sometimes the service isn't perfect, but the food more than makes up for it. Their pizza is awesome - probably our all time favorite. Four of us shared pizza, pasta Bolognese, and scungilli salad.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1734 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148-1524
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: (215) 463-9249

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:15 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?