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Spasso

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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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Today
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, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    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
NICE FIND IN PHILLY

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
JGSG5
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Niantic, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My son graduated from high school today at Temple Liacoura's Center. So after a great ceremony I wanted to go to a place for a nice celebration lunch. My husband and I had been to Spasso's a few years ago, and really enjoyed it. So I decided to take the family. What a great choice. We had a great lunch,... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Spasso's is one of those unpretentious places. But the food here is always excellent! The menu offers a wide selection of Italian-style dishes and there's usually at least one special that makes you say

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

During a business trip, I came here by myself for a very early dinner (4 pm) when the restaurant was empty. I had read some reviews, and the restaurant is walking distance from the Hilton where I was staying. I was not seeking fine dining, but rather a reasonable-quality meal. I've had my fair share of Italian in NYC, San... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Hosted a business dinner event here for 28 people. This was my second time visiting, the first time in spring with 15 people for dinner. Everything is top notch. The service is fantastic and they let us order straight from the menu. The dishes were served perfectly hot and on time for having such a large group. Wonderful wine list... More 

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Chatham, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The menu is not huge, but has quite a few interesting dishes. For example, there are 3 different kinds of gnocchi on the menu-- one without red sauce which is quite unusual. I had the Penne Spasso. It was nicely al dente and had just the right amount of cream for me. My son liked the Pesto Fettuccine. My husband... More 

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Parkton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My husband and I visited this restaurant early on a Sunday evening in March 2015; we were in town from Baltimore for a concert. It was recommended to us by friends who frequent Philly. We had the bar area to ourselves and our bartender, Claudia, was exceptional! She was insanely knowledgeable about the entire menu - giving us great detail... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Overall Spasso's food did not live up to our expectations. The tomatoes in caprese were pink in color and very tough. Mussels were full of sand and rendered the entire $25 dish virtually inedible, as the sand spread into the pasta. When we asked the server to let the kitchen know about this, she said that according to the chef,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Fantastic pasta with authentic gravy and antipasto. We really enjoy the fresh bread with complimentary vegetable/oil dipping sauce. My extremely picky Italian family loves this place each time they visit Old City.

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Additional Information about Spasso

Address: 34 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: (215) 592-7661
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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?