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Ralph's Italian Restaurant

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Bella Vista / Queen Village
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760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837 (Catherine)
215-627-6011
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11:45 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 53
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  • 25
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Classic Italian

Set in the Italian market, this is classic Italian food. I had the Spaghetti and Meatballs. It was wonderful. It was rich and hearty. It felt and tasted very old world. My partner had Veal Parm, and enjoyed it immensely. They have a liquor license and offer wines by the carafe. Dining quarters are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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English first
United States
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113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Set in the Italian market, this is classic Italian food. I had the Spaghetti and Meatballs. It was wonderful. It was rich and hearty. It felt and tasted very old world. My partner had Veal Parm, and enjoyed it immensely. They have a liquor license and offer wines by the carafe. Dining quarters are quite tight. Wait staff is friendly... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We had high expectations going to the oldest Italian restaurant in the US in the heart of the Italian neighborhood of Philadelphia. Unfortunately it evidently isn't what it used to be. It is indeed a classic red sauce restaurant. But not better than many other similar neighborhood restaurants found through-out the region. The sautéed calamari in red sauce was mush.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The quintessential South Philly Italian restaurant. Nonna is cooking in the kitchen. Nothing fancy. Just great American Italian dishes. We had a party of 12. Friendly service. Appetizers and meals on time. Ambience is early 20th century South Philly. Well woth the cab ride from Center City.

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I had friends come in from out of town. They loved this place! They loved the home time feel. One of then described this place like " an Italian Thanksgiving " at your Italian cousin's home. Our group had the veal park, lasagna, fettuccini and seafood pescatore. Approvals from them all. I was made to promise to take them again... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Good value, tasty Italian food served in a warm cozy spot near busy tourist spot- Italian Mkt. Only disappointment was the waiter we had- somewhat surly, and inattentive- He made us feel like we were a " bother" to him that we even showed up for lunch- was not overly busy that Sunday afternoon, but unfortunately we did not want... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I was pleased when I found out I was in the city with the oldest Italian Resturant in the USA. It was a small place with good food and good service. The price was not too bad and the servings very nice.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had a fantastic dinner here while visiting a friend in Philly. It is in the Italian area of town & felt very homey and the staff were nice. We had a chat and a few laughs with the owner before we left and he made us feel very welcome. The food was delicious, we had eggplant parmigiana, chicken sorrento,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Ralphs now takes Credit cards. It's a great home cooked Italian meal,just like Grand Ma would make if she could cook as good as Ralphs. They really want you to enjoy the food, tip: eat on the second floor for a quieter experience. They take open table now too!!

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WEATHERFORD, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

we were walking down the street looking for Italian places to eat. This was the first one we saw and could see the reviews from the street. Awesome cheese ravioli and salads. Dessert was amazing too!

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Went here because of friends recommendation. Was pleased to see valet parking as it was coldand rainy. Had areservation for 7 including 3 small children. They put us at a table upstairs next to a large loud group who were obviously celebrating some special event. Our server was more interested in their tables than us as we consistently had to... More 

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Additional Information about Ralph's Italian Restaurant

Address: 760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
Phone Number: 215-627-6011
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
Open Hours:
Monday 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
    (Catherine)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: 215-627-6011

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 3:00 pm

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