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120 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602 (City Center East)
215-925-8880
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Ranked #126 of 3,806 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
Hours:
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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English first
Barrow, Alaska
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Had wonderful meal. all of the dishes were excellent for our party. They were very accomadating for a large party with no reservations. However, the wait to be served was very long, so long that we needed to add quarters to the meter. Though the wait was long the server was very nice about it.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Every year before Christmas, friends and I eat dinner here, and are always amazed at the quality of the food, the lovely setting and the relative quiet in an enclosed, crowded space. The duck is super-good, the pasta dishes elegant and excellent. You do need reservations, and be prepared to pay for parking (best choice: Front St. has outdoor spaces,... More 

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Scranton, PA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My fiancé and I came here a after we found a groupon deal and saw many positive reviews. We both had chicken entrees and a glass of wine. Price are reasonable and the food was delicious and plentiful. Desserts looked scrumptious but we were already filled. Atmosphere is very cozy and private. Safe area too, we walked from the sheraton... More 

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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

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
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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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Senior Reviewer
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
67 helpful votes 67 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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193 reviews 193 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
902 helpful votes 902 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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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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