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34 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
(215) 592-7661
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Ranked #75 of 3,733 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
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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89% Recommend
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English first
Greensboro, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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
139 reviews 139 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 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
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Santa Rosa, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Interesting menu, many specials, good location, friendly service, reasonable priced, food was good, but not great

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Was once one of my favorite go to Italian places in Philly because it was always consistant. Stopped here last Saturday evening, June 14, Was greeted by a frieindly girl behind the bar who seemed to disapear once i ordered a glass of wine and my meal. She was sitting at a table watching the soccer matches while my glass... More

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new jersey
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Hubby and I rarely eat in the city, but were looking for a new experience. A friend plus our son suggested Spasso's. We were so glad we listened to their advice. Everything from the appetizers to dinner and desert arrived hot, delicious and made us want more. The service was spot on and so attentive, not to mention even though... More

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New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Three of us went to Spasso on the recommendation of a hotel staff member. We were in town for a conference. Their seafood is very good. Staff was friendly and attentive. I recommend the grilled calamari appetizer. It was very good. I had the seafood risotto, which was also good. My friends were equally pleased with their selections. Prices were... More

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were a group of 8 that went to Spasso for dinner on a Saturday. We made an early reservation, 5:30, since we wanted to allow time to get to a show afterward. There was no need for worry because we were seated promptly, our orders were taken in good time, and the food was delivered to the table within... More

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