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Bistro Romano

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120 Lombard St, Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602 (Between Front and 2nd)
Septa: 40 Bus, 57 Bus
12159258880
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4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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    Very good
  • 25
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  • 5
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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
Enjoyable meal

My husband and I ate dinner here on Saturday, 7/25/15, after reading other Trip Advisor reviews. We decided that we wanted to have a nice diner where we could actually talk to each other, and not scream above the din. Well, if you're looking for this type of meal, then this is the place! The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
MrsMylo
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Seaford, New York
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Seaford, New York
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ate dinner here on Saturday, 7/25/15, after reading other Trip Advisor reviews. We decided that we wanted to have a nice diner where we could actually talk to each other, and not scream above the din. Well, if you're looking for this type of meal, then this is the place! The food was good, and the... More 

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Tahlequah, OK
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95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was a very quaint restaurant in an area you might not expect. Staff was very friendly, food offerings were wonderful and they had a nice wine flight that complemented a very nice meal.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I recently went here for my daughters birthday and I was very disappointed. First we had to wait for our table even though it was a Thursday night and there were a bunch of tables open. They came the appetizers. My daughter ordered the flat bread with prosciutto. There was nothing but bread and Arugula no prosciutto nor any ricotta.... More 

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Bill K, General Manager at Bistro Romano, responded to this review

The last thing we want to read from our guests is that they had a terrible experience at Bistro Romano. I apologize that your daughter’s Birthday celebration was disappointing. We did contact your husband and left a message on his cell apologizing and asking him to touch base with us at his convenience. That is the only contact information we... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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44 reviews
30 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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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Additional Information about Bistro Romano

Address: 120 Lombard St, Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602
Phone Number: 12159258880
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 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, Society Hill, 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: 12159258880

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 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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