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Bistro Romano

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120 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602 (Between Front and 2nd)
Septa: 40 Bus, 57 Bus
215-925-8880
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Today
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Romantic

Ok. So not all the pasta is Homemade. But my meal was good and there was too much broccoli Rabe in everything. Very romantic and quiet, two essential things for a conversation and a wonderful meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Hurl_Grey
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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  • Italian first
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Ok. So not all the pasta is Homemade. But my meal was good and there was too much broccoli Rabe in everything. Very romantic and quiet, two essential things for a conversation and a wonderful meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere was very romantic ,we reserved a table for two in the small room downstairs. Great service , food & drinks were very satisfying a little pricey but it was our anniversary and it was well worth it . Will definately go back for a meal.

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Queens, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

When you first walk up you think it's a hole in the wall but once you walk in it's really nice. The top floor is where the murder mystery occurs. The actors also serve as the waiters so there are intermissions about every 30 min or so. The performance lasts about 2-2.5 hours total. The show was fun, the actors... More 

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Phila, PA
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We have eaten here maybe a dozen times and it is always a great meal. Get on their mailing list and you will receive a mailing for a free entree in your birthday month and emails for special offers or dining events. On this visit, we dined from their "wow" menu and each had an appetizer, entree, dessert, and a... More 

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New Milford, New Jersey
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Before our concert at Wells Fargo arena we stopped at this cozy Restaurant in the heart of Philly. Great food and service. Romantic for your best gal. bistro Romano means great continental food.

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Bistro Romano is a very charming and has a wonderful ambiance. The décor is warm and romantic. WE have been dining here for 20 years, and we drive 100 miles from our home in NW Jersey to do so. However, last evening(June 11), we met out of state relatives for dinner there, and were more than upset with the service... More 

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New Castle, Delaware
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is a place that has excellent italian food and also a perfect romantic atmosphere for couples. My husband and I really enjoyed the food that we had there. Even though we were down in the basement area, it was beautifully decorated and outfitted to feel like old world italian. There was an upstairs bar that we thought about staying... More 

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PHILADELPHIA
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83 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Its all about cuisine and ambiance!!! Excellent meal and a nice cozy place for 2 to eat. Great service, delisioso.

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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Love this place. I have been eating at Bistro Romano's for years. You must have the Cesar salad made table side...out of this world. if your going in a date with a special occasion, you must ask for the wine cellar room. Fills up quick hut a great little table for 2.

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Took my daughter's family incl 3 little ones (7,5,21/2) here as we were staying at the Sheraton Society Hill. Front desk recommended it and had great reviews on Trip Advisor. Had a reservation for 9 incl 6 adilts. They seated us right away in the downstairs next to wine cellar. Terrific setting and ample room. Service was excellent---friendly, helpful and... 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602
    (Between Front and 2nd)
  • Public Transportation: Septa: 40 Bus, 57 Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-925-8880

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?