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Bistro Romano

120 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602 (City Center East)
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Ranked #101 of 3,741 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: Between Front and 2nd
Transit: Septa: 40 Bus, 57 Bus
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English first
Herndon, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We were eight people and the person who had made the reservation asked if we could have separate checks. When we arrived they said they could not; first disappointment. Although the wine was good, very small portion; second disappointment. The food sounded good, but out of eight of us I would say only half enjoyed their meal. Very pricey. They... More

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Cape May, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We had the pleasure of dining in tiny wine cellar ! It was superb... Candles, wine, great food, the owners ' home wine, service and best of all my romantic man. He surprised me with this great find!

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Piscataway, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Based on the reviews I read online, I took a friend of mine here for the Murder Mystery dinner. The restaurant itself has a really nice atmosphere. Once they seated us for the show, the fun started and didn't stop until we left. We had some good conversation with the people at our table, and the employees that were part... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Second time here, came last year for my birthday and this year again because it is so good. Atmosphere, staff,service, all top notch!! It is a great place for GREAT Italian food. The menu is plentiful, yet they always have some delicious specials as well. Unbelievable wine list. Next time in PHILA, I will be there to eat again!!! Highly... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We recently enjoyed dinner in this rustic, old, former granary, restaurant We arrived early for our reservation and enjoyed drinks and complimentary apps at the bar. When our table was ready, we were seated downstairs in a room with exposed brick walls, wooden floors and beams, and wall sconces. We shared an app called mozzarella fritti that included eggplant, fresh... More

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Blackwood, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My daughter gave us a gift certificate and gave it great reviews. We had reservations and upon entering were escorted to a booth downstairs. It wasn't what we wanted and they came back in 5 minutes and gave us a choice of 2 other locations. Our waitress was Rosie, her service alone made it most enjoyable, she was very attentive,... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The first time I read about Bistro Romano, I loved it. I went for my birthday a few years ago, and it was one of the best experiences I've ever had at a restaurant. The ambiance was great, the hostesses, the waitstaff and the barkeeps were awesome. The food was great, especially the fresh Caesar salad. My guests and I... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Dined here with my family on a tourist trip to Philly. Meals were excellent, wine and beer choices were abundant, wait staff was attentive, and atmosphere (in the cellar of an historic building) was just what we were looking for. The bar on the main floor was unique. Would also be great for a romantic dinner- there's even a secluded... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

booked it for an anniversary dinner. manager greeted us with champagne. staff was very attentive and helpful. contrary to previous reviews, we had great veal. my wife had the saltimbocca and i had the owen. paired with a great super tuscan. nothing to disappoint (except that we left behind our doggie bag. a great evening and then a nice comfortable... More

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Marlton, New Jersey
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115 reviews 115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very romantic date spot or business. Service was knowledgable and friendly. Food was of high quality and well prepared. I would recommend for that special someone!

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