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Certificate of Excellence
City Center East
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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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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

Get there early so you can watch the busiest bartender in Philly work. The bar alone is worth the visit then you get to the great food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
St. Kitts
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St. Kitts
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Get there early so you can watch the busiest bartender in Philly work. The bar alone is worth the visit then you get to the great food.

Thank Djjesq
Oxford, NC
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225 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We at here at Christmas time. The restaurant is within walking distance of the Hotel Monaco. The decor is simple but the food is very good. We got linguini with clam sauce, salmon and steak. Our server was nice but a little slow. We enjoyed our meal and would definitely return.

Thank NCSmokey
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived early for our 7pm reservation and was greeted warmly and seated swiftly. That combines with the two great drinks we had is the only reason this is getting two stars and not one. We took advantage of the restaurant week menu. $35pp and you pick 1 app, entree, and dessert (anything) and get and pasta! Sounds pretty good, well... More 

Thank Roxanne W
Cypress, Texas
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223 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place and the food is great. Recommend a reservation if you plan on visiting during peak times. Great service. I had the crabmeat ravioli in a pesto sauce. Delish. It's located right in marketplace along a brick road. Beautiful neighborhood. Recommend

Thank Chuck L
Tshwane, South Africa
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We went with kids, perfect choice. Nice menu to select from (but no pizza). Lots of excellent pasta dishes. The antipasto was delicious as was the special eggplant parmesan. Kids ate pasta, portions are a little too big, think of sharing if you have kids. Husband ate veal parmesan. Dessert an Italian treat. Great service, nice atmosphere...pretty good value for... More 

Thank finny123
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119 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

The snails and grilled octopus are great starters. The pasta dishes are huge and a very good. Salads are also very big. The ambiance is a bit too casual.

Thank Doubledeacon
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Take my advice, do not ever listen to a bad review about this restaurant. I love Italian food with all my heart, and I can sit there and admit that this is the best Italian restaurant I have ever gone to in my life. I went here with my family a little over a year ago for a birthday celebration.... More 

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Mt. Laurel, NJ
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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Our meal started with roasted peppers, they were very fresh and delicious. I had a veal entrée which was very, very tender and well done with roasted veggies on the side. The ambience is a bit plain, but the service and food were excellent.

Thank ChefAnnMt_Laurel_NJ
Abington, Pennsylvania
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222 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Everything about Spasso was great. We had reservations so we were seated immediately; the restaurant was surprisingly full for a Tuesday night in December (a testament to the restaurant); service was top notch; the food was delicious - I had the Gnocchi Bolognese which was probably the best gnocchi I ever had (soft, fluffy - I can't believe one reviewer... More 

Thank CMCPhiladelphia_PA
Long Island, NY
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The noise-level is overwhelming, but the food, wine and service are excellent. I had the gnocchi bolognese which was too gummy while my wife ordered the veal saltimboca which was terrific and, as with all the portion, big enough for two. So order appetizers and share an entree and go at an off-hor to avoid the noise.

Thank footwalker

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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?