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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 126
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
"Delicious pasta & seafood"

Had a good dining experience at Ralph's. The dining room is quaint. The tables are very, very small. The waiter was personable. There were only a few other tables with patrons (there was an ice storm) and it still seemed loud. The food is wonderful. Delicious pasta - it was not heavy. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Joseph Z
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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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297 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Forest Park, Illinois
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Not good on any level. Really, a feature cocktail with Svedka Vodka. We should have left at that point but the convenience factor kept us in the hotel. Service: bad. Impatient, unhelpful and inattentive. Plates hit the table with a jarring force. Wine service was improper. Caesar salad rather bland, the specialty meatballs were tired and dense. Tasted like they... More 

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Had a good dining experience at Ralph's. The dining room is quaint. The tables are very, very small. The waiter was personable. There were only a few other tables with patrons (there was an ice storm) and it still seemed loud. The food is wonderful. Delicious pasta - it was not heavy. The muscles in a white sauce were superb.... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is real Italian and not "Merigan"! You get to enjoy it all with the ambiance of 9th Street in South Philly. It worth the trip.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I don't even know where to begin, other than worst dining experience in my life. First off the host was just flat out rude, when I tried asking for a different table, like I had 2 heads. I knew instantly that times have changed at Ralph's. No longer a family establishment, just another run of the mill tourist attraction. So... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Terrific old school. You feel like you are eating with your family. The place is crowded and if you want a private conversation you should go elsewhere. HOWEVER if you want awesome Italian food you need to come here. Their meatballs remind me of meatballs your aunt or grandmother made when I was a kid. Put this place on your... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I grew up in a very Italian home. If we were having pasta and sauce, the sauce was homemade and had been on the stove for 4 hours before the meal. I've tried a lot of Italian places in multiple cities, and this is the only one I've found that compares. I had the lasagna and my date had the... More 

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New York City, New York
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148 reviews 148 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

During our short stay in Philly, I'm sorry we went to this place since there were so many other choices that would have been better. Our hotel concierge recommended this place. We told him about our experience afterwards, and he felt bad. My fettuccini alfredo was really disappointing. Broccoli rabe was overcooked, that was a real bummer because there was... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Fantastic--they seat you in a seemingly century old room, mostly with local families from the neighborhoods in South Philadelphia. Great waiter, no nonsense, got the drinks and wine to the table pronto. Good size portions, all tasty.

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Parkville, Missouri
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We had Sunday lunch at Ralph's. I ordered spaghetti and meatballs; my wife had veal parmesan. Both meals were enormous. I didn't try any of hers, as I had my hands full with mine. The sauce was excellent, very much like my Italian grandmother taught me to make. I also liked the meatballs. I think they were a combination of... More 

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New Jersey
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The food was very good...it was very crowded, we were seated on the 3rd floor which wasn't ideal for my 82 year old mother...the service was excellent though.

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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: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, 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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