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Spasso

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
City Center East
Italian, Pasta
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34 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Between Chestnut & Market Streets)
Train And Bus Stops 2nd & Market Street 1 1/2 Blocks Away.
(215) 592-7661
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Authentic Italian Food

Came upon Spasso unexpectedly. Sat at the bar with Sandra who is an especially great server. Enthusiastic and happy and she made great suggestions and made our meal. The food is wonderful Grilled calimary the way its done in Italy, freshly made pasta, delicately sliced octopus salad, veal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Adrienne H
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Came upon Spasso unexpectedly. Sat at the bar with Sandra who is an especially great server. Enthusiastic and happy and she made great suggestions and made our meal. The food is wonderful Grilled calimary the way its done in Italy, freshly made pasta, delicately sliced octopus salad, veal porcini and veal rolatini were exceptional. Even the complimentary peppers, eggplant in... More 

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Lancaster, New York
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Right across from the river and a quick walk from the subway station, Spasso was selected as our Italian dinner restaurant on our day in Philadelphia. We had 6pm reservations on a Friday, but arrived around 5:30pm. We were seated without a problem. I had the Chicken Parmigiana, which was pretty good. My wife had the Fusilli Lunghi, but requested... More 

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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180 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

After a long day walking the historic district, we landed at Spasso for a late dinner. Due to the hour of our arrival, there were very few people in the restaurant and we had the sole focus of our waitress. We had lump crab for our appetizer and the portion was easily large enough for a meal. For our meal... More 

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Los Angeles
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great food and very nice service. The food was excellent and hte waitress very helfpul and knowledgeable. My wife always has to order off-menu and the waitresds and cehf went out of their way to accomodate with no complaints whatsoever. Her emal was delicious as was ours. She also had a good knowledge of hte wines and beer. Good value... More 

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Short walk from the Sheraton Society Hill made it very convenient. Service was fast, efficient and friendly. Food was very good---Gnocchi was excellent; linguine with white clam sauce was okay which had a dozen or so cherrystones in a white sauce which was a little watery and needed more garlic and basil;fresh snapper was wonderful, nicely prepared and presented. All... More 

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The service including waiter and hostess were rude. I had the Capresse salad and it was so under seasoned I am not sure the salad was dressed at all. Also the tomatoes were under ripe which made the whole salad most unpleasant. I had the special, sea bass. It was also under seasoned and served with an unappetizing wine sauce... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Was skeptical at first but the food was excellent. My wife and stepdaughter both loved there's as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Really friendly and good quality food. Our son enjoyed the fresh pasta. We had the fish special which was beautifully fresh grilled fish with roasted veg. Great service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I enjoyed celebrating Father's Day with my family this evening at this restaurant. The food was very good, service ok under the circumstances (small children running around which is only to be expected on a family holiday. My problem was with the attitude of the staff. I arrived about 15 minutes late due to delays in public transportation. I knew... More 

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Niantic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

After eating cheesesteaks and roast pork sandwiches for a couple of days. Not to mention we went to a Phillies game and had hot dogs etc. My husband and I wanted to have a better meal. We were having a glass of wine at the Morris House restaurant and struck up a conversation with a local. We asked, in his... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    (Between Chestnut & Market Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Train And Bus Stops 2nd & Market Street 1 1/2 Blocks Away.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: (215) 592-7661

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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