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34 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
(215) 592-7661
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Ranked #93 of 3,741 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $30
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
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: Between Chestnut & Market Streets
Transit: Train And Bus Stops 2nd & Market Street 1 1/2 Blocks Away.
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English first
new jersey
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I booked dinner here based on ratings in Trip Advisor and was very disappointed. I expected something more than just an ordinary neighborhood Italian restaurant - nothing bad but nothing really great or unique.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Spasso Italian Grill is on Philly's 'Hidden Gems' list and for the service and upbeat, casual ambiance it deserves to be. Exposed brick, dark woods décor is very nice and the very happy crowd is great - no hushed tones here, it's upbeat and lively. But rather than a hidden gem on Front Street, it's more of a neighborhood restaurant... More

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northern virginia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Great food and attentive service. All 4 of us were impressed with our dishes. We were able to be seated immediately on a Friday evening. Atmosphere was relaxing. Waiter was knowledgable and responsive.

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Elmira, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food at the place was absolutely incredible!! I got some sort of ravioli dish which came out way better than I could have imagined and for dessert I got the chocolate mousse!! To die for!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Everything we ordered was ok - nothing great and nothing spectacular. Linguini with clams was just linguini in a clam broth and a few extra clams in shells, nothing diced in sauce etc. Bruschetta was ok. Scallop special was slightly above average. Place was nearly empty on Friday night at 9 when other restaurants nearby were packed. It was noisy... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This place is down on Front St. and is great Italian food. Homemade pastas and sauces make it difficult to decide on what to have. The service was good and they have a great bar beside the main restaurant. It is close to Penn Landing so a nice walk after dinner makes it a great experience.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We celebrated my husband's birthday with friends at Spasso. The service was attentive but not intrusive. There were delicious specials from appetizers to entrees. Two of us had yummy lamb chops while my husband had scallops and shrimp in a wonderful pasta dish. He also had his favorite appetizer spedini which is always great. We shared desserts capping a delightful... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Monk fish and shrimp stew with mussels...wow! Excellent wine sauce and the fish was cooked just right. The service was also excellent. Glad we chose this restaurant.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I went here with a business group of 11. The service was great and responsive. All the food came out as ordered with a few special orders in the mix. The food was really good. The mussels are really good as an appetizer. I had the crabmeat ravioli and really enjoyed the creamy pesto sauce they used. The tiramasu was... More

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was my second visit to this restaurant and it was even better than the first. We dined with another couple and had a variety of dishes, ranging from pasta to veal. Everything was well prepared and the portions were generous. The mussel appetizer was overflowing and was accompanied by a sauce with just enough zip. The Linguine with sepia... More

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