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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 #161 of 3,733 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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271 reviews from our community

70% Recommend
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English first
Oakland Park, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful meal here..... it brought back memories of my youth and going out to eat with my Mom and Dad...... the food was excellent the night we were there, with lots of flavor......and the service our waiter David, gave us, professional, quick, and attentive and all the whole provide some good laughs.... we will return for sure... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Service was slow and quality of food was not good. I had chicken covered (too much) in sauce. I like the design but sat upstairs and was too dark and air con was too cold. We asked several times as we were only group in that area but nothing happened. Was an expensive meal for what it was.. I can... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Have been to Ralph's a couple of times & really looked forward to this visit. Overall, it was disappointing. The food wasn't as good as I remembered it. My veal came cold & by the time the pasta side was brought, I had finished the entrée. Other pasta sides were brought late as well. I ordered a dish with mushrooms... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Went with a family of 7. The food was very good. Everyone left pleased with thier meal. I would recommend the Chianti as well as the chicken parmesan.

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Coal Township, PA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Had a wonderful experience at Ralph's...despite me making our reservation for the wrong night...luckily we were able to get a seat, even though it was packed. The entire restaurant from the service, the host, the neighborhood, the decor screamed "traditional Italian." We sat right inside the front door, and it is very cramped in this restaurant, I even made small... More

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Redlands, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We walked about 12 blocks to meet our kids here as Philly is a walking city. We arrived and they had made reservations. They took us upstairs and that was an experience. Very narrow staircase with high steps covered in wood. I was wearing flat but if I had heels on, I would have removed them going up and down.... More

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Central Florida, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were looking for Old Skool Italian while in Philly. Was suggested to go to The Saloon but b/c it was Sunday, they were closed, so based on other Tripadvisor reviews we selected Ralph's. Someone said it was the best veal anywhere. The homemade pastas sounded perfect. It took a long time for a waiter to come to our table.... More

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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Everything we have eaten here has been delicious......we have celebrated birthdays and we actually got engaged here. We come back again and again. Last few times, we sat upstairs and I wasn't as crazy about the atmosphere as the bustling front room but food just as good.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I ate there with some friends while we were visiting Philly. It is a neat restaurant with an historic marker outside stating it's the oldest Italian restaurant in America.. It has an old-time, godfather-like feel to it. You'd think you were eating in the restaurant where Michael Corleone shot the cop. My wife and I just got... More

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Dubuque, Iowa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Quaint place in the Italian section of Philadelphia. Not much on the outside or the inside from a visual standpoint. But WOW,,,,the menu is fantatic, the service top-notch and ohhhhh the food! Started with bruschetta, very fresh, full of ripe tomatoes and the toasts drizzled with balsamic were wonderful. I had the bowties in vodka sauce with chicken and it... More

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