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Ralph's Italian Restaurant

760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837 (Bella Vista / Queen Village)
215-627-6011
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Ranked #181 of 3,756 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
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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
Cross street: Catherine
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English first
Parkville, Missouri
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Choiseul, St. Lucia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I have eaten at Ralph's several times over the past several years, and although I try various Italian standards, I always gravitate back to the Mussels. I prefer the red gravy. It has a wonderful garlic and basil undertone that make the heaping bowl of fresh and succulent mollusks almost breath taking. Now, I just get salad, bread and mussels,... More

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Hammonton, NJ
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My husband and I were taken here to celebrate our Anniversary by my parents. Reservations are a must as it's very small and intimate inside and gets busy! There were four of us dining that night. All of us absolutely raved about our meals, along with one appetizer and dessert.(We had two chicken dishes and two veal dishes) In spite... More

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PA
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157 reviews 157 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Not sure why people rave about this place. It is average old school Italian, mostly southern with lots of tomato sauce. Roasted peppers were bland; olive oil mediocre. The venue is small and can get loud. The food is OK. Nothing to rave about, but nothing to complain about. The service was fine and efficient, though a bit brusque. The... More

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Baltimore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

OK...someone at another Italian bistro down the block denigrated Ralphs as 'a meatball joint' . I thought about that when I visited Ralphs the next night. Sitting in the charmless over bright first floor room with all the charm of a bus station...I decided that the critic was right but wrong. In business since 1900, and for a good reason.... More

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Warrenton, Virginia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I was told to eat here and it was great advice. We made a reservation and were seated immediately. The martini was the best I had. Not fruity, strong and tasty. The food was great. The surroundings were not noisy but lively conversation. Lauren, our waitress was great and very attentive. I wish the bread had been warm, but that... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

What a GREAT MEAL, service was 2nd to none, waiter at our table every 10 mins, and the food, wow, best Itl. We had in a long time, this place smokes the chain restraunts hands down. Bit $ but you get what you pay for, we will be back

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Spring City, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My husband and I purchased the Living Social voucher for the three course dinner for two. The minute you walk in the door, all the wonderful scents coming from the kitchen immediately let you know that you're about to have some great food! The pasta was cooked to perfection--my husband tried the ravioli, and I had the spaghetti in garlic... More

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Mullica Hill, New Jersey, United States
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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My husband and I recently had dinner here utilizing a Groupon. We ate on the first floor which is small and the tables are fairly close together, so you will get to know your fellow dining companions! We didn't order appetizers or dessert, so our check was reasonable-it will get a bit high if you do a full course meal... 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, Seafood, Steakhouse

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