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Ralph's Italian Restaurant

760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837 (Bella Vista/ Queen Village)
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Ranked #119 of 3,689 restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Bella Vista/ Queen Village
Cross street: Catherine
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222 reviews from our community

70% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My local Philly friend has been raving about this place for years and I finally had a chance to dine here with him and 2 other business associates this week prior to a Flyers game. All 4 of us were raving about our respective meals afterwards! When was the last time you can remember that happen anywhere? Friendly staff got... More

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Westmont, New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Started out with very good calamari appetizer. Sautéed, not breaded, in Ralph's famous red sauce. Ordered a reasonably priced carafe of house chianti. Antipasti salad was enough for four to split--had a little bit of everything on it; meats, cheeses, artichoke, tuna, lettuce, peppers, etc. A meal in itself. We then had the veal parm and eggplant parm as our... More

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Dallas, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Little restaurant with great service. Loved the Eggplant Parm. My friends had the Chicken parm and said it was amazing!

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Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is by far one of our favorite places to eat in Philadelphia. The atmosphere is old world Italian, the wait staff is very attentive, and the food is delicious. We love the Veal Parmigiana and the Antipasto. The bread is amazing. The sauce is the best. The portions are ample, the prices are reasonable, and the service is impeccable.... More

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North Hampton, New Hampshire, USA
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I enjoyed a delicious dinner @ Ralph's in the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel. Ordered the mussels appetizer & the were excellent - tender & tasty. Veal Parmesan was also delicious . I was impressed that Anthony , the manager visits every table. He is very personable & a great manager. I highly recommend Ralph's !!

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Toms River, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We drive out to Phila fm the shore area just to eat at Ralphs! Love the atmosphere! Lots of families talking loud and having a great time! I always order the veal with artichoke hearts! It is fantastic!! I savor every bite!!!

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews 77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Had another great dinner at iconic Ralph's in South Philly - we've been celebrating special family and friend dinners at Ralph's for over 20 years and as always, the food is hands down - the best Italian cuisine in Philly and surrounding area. Great service and wait staff and unbelievably fresh and tasty Italian food. I can't say enough about... More

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Southern NJ
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The placemats say it is the oldest Italian restaurant in America. Operated by the 5th generation family members, it IS the place to go for authentic food. It is certainly not a big place so make reservations before you go. The food is fantastic and they sure don't skimp on portion size. I had a ceasar salad as an appetizer... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

It was my daughter's Birthday and we were looking for a fun, local, neighborhood gem. The decor was authentic, the food was fair but the wait staff just totally blew it. It was as though they had no training at all in Customer Service. We were rushed from the moment we sat down and the restaurant wasn't even crowded. Our... More

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Fogelsville, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I brought my family here for a true, South Philly Italian dining experience. Unfortunately we were extremely disappointed. Although there was nothing terrible about the food, it just wasn't special. The bread was cold & mediocre and served without the garlic infused olive oil that should be mandatory. The pasta didn't seem fresh and light. The sauce (gravy), although better... More

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