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120 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602 (City Center East)
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Ranked #123 of 3,780 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between Front and 2nd
Transit: Septa: 40 Bus, 57 Bus
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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The restaurant has an agreement that you can park at their lot up the street on Lombard. I guess I am use to going to Peter Lugar's in Brooklyn with their lot and parking for free. I mistakenly parked at the Bistro lot thinking that the restaurant had an agreement with the lot. More on this later. The restaurant is... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Not only is Bistro Romano a very cute and quaint atmosphere, but the service is excellent as well! We were in for dinner on a very busy Saturday night with about 20 people to our party, and we were very well taken care of! Now on to the food.... AMAZING!!! I was fortunate to sample (steal) bites from other plates... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I can't speak to the restaurant downstairs. I went to the murder mystery dinner upstairs, which was expensive. The show wasn't all that great, but then again this isn't exactly Broadway. The food was absolutely horrible. The potatoes tasted like they were burnt and reheated multiple times. The pasta dishes were undercooked. I respect the actors trying to make a... More 

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Went here on a Goupon with another couple from the neighborhood. They had been here previously and spoke highly of it, but they really liked having the same menu options at 40% off. My meal was spectacular, proceeded and aided by the $5 cocktails during happy hour (5PM to 7PM) at the bar on the street level. They provided a... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The Bistro Romano is a cute cellar restaurant in the Society Hill neighborhood. On a cold night, we were warmly welcomed in the vestibule where coats are checked, and despite the fact that we had walked in without a reservation, we were cheerfully shown to a cozy booth downstairs. There was some sort of dinner mystery entertainment going on in... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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187 reviews 187 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
886 helpful votes 886 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This dark stylish basement bistro offers upstairs quality cuisine & service. An extensive menu is complimented w/ numerous specials that (the night we dined there) included a delicious 16 oz. pork chop, served w/ fresh figs atop a bed of divine garlic mashed potatoes. A large block of fresh bistro salad was almost too good looking to eat & a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My wife and I had an amazing experience! It was a date night in the middle of the week and the atmosphere was great. It was very authentic Italian feel. The price was what you would expect for an upscale Italian bistro. The servers were very nice. One nice touch was the private wine room that you can have a... More 

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274 reviews 274 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Attentive service and a lovely environment.... AND THE FOOD!!!! A really delicious meal with great choices, from classic to inventive and all very well priced for the quality and fro the portion size. A great place to eat while in Philadelphia!!! Absolutely well worth going to!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We went to this restaurant to celebrate a retirement and everything was wonderful, we started at the bar for a few drinks before dinner and then headed downstairs to the restaurant. The Caesar Salad was the best I have ever had, they make it right at your table, the atmosphere was very quaint and it was like being in Italy.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We were staying at the Penn's View hotel and asked where we could go to spend a great evening for dinner for our honeymoon. They suggested Bistros Romano and set up the reservation for us. We got there and they were very respectful and took us right to our seat. The atmosphere was amazing and we had never eaten at... More 

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Additional Information about Bistro Romano

Address: 120 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602
Phone Number: 215-925-8880
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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