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Penne Restaurant & Wine Bar

3611 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3810 (University City)
215-823-6222
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Ranked #821 of 3,780 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Neighborhood: University City
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 36th & Walnut
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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Limited menu, but very tasty. A bit pricey, but not over the top. My flatbread was good as was my cavatelli & sauce. My husband had calamari and the hanger steak (which he declared, "too much" and finished).

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This was my second time eating at Penne. I only went back because of the convenience to my hotel. I wish I hadn't. There was one waiter on a Thursday night but it was not crowded. The waiter seemed to have better things to do than check on his tables. I had to go to bar to pick up my... More 

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Kalispell, MT
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I admit that it seemed to be a very busy night for the restaurant. Yet, that isn't an excuse for the level of service I had. It took forever to get my initial glass of water and bread. It took even longer to get my food, which was unimaginative and bland for such typical items of a restaurant menu. After... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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185 reviews 185 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
886 helpful votes 886 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Beyond the dark & sterile ambience, service was brusque & the food at best average. Beyond the fresh fish, which looked good, few, if any, items on the menu were especially imaginative & although the ingredients on the chicken flatbread (avocado, corn, etc.) sounded good, they were sprinkled sparsely on barely warm bread on an otherwise barren cold plate.

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Montoursville, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I had the pleasure of dinner two nights in a row at Penne. If you are staying in the area or at the hotel I would highly recommend Penne for a dining option. While short on craft beer offerings, the wine list is more than adequate and well priced with many good by the glass options. I had the manager... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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240 reviews 240 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The penne we received was perfectly cooked - they did their namesake proud...perfectly al dente pasta. We had the offering with the mushrooms and cannelloni beans - WOW. The branzino was excellent - we had a problem with the scallops as it originally came out seared in a thick layer of black pepper that could not be scrapped off. But... More 

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner there 7/18/14. I had the seared salmon with asparagus, peas and gnocchi. The meal was excellent followed by lemon sorbet which was outstanding. My wife who is vegetarian had the magherita flatbread which was super. She finished with cinnamon gelato which was also very good. Service was informed, pleasant and professional. Great place to... More 

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Millersville, MD
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82 reviews 82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Only sat at the bar and had a couple of Manhattans. They were well done and the bartender was great. In fact they made sure we got the most drink for our money. It's a nice place to sit and have a drink before dinner.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We went here because our fellow diners wanted to meet the sommelier. We went on a Saturday night and it was very quiet, even for Memorial Day weekend. But consequently the service was fantastic. I am not a wine connoisseur, we had several really nice bottle of white and red wines. The food was very varied and satisfying and flavorful,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The food is exquisite at this restaurant and the atmosphere is amazing. A wonderful place to eat when in Philly.

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Additional Information about Penne Restaurant & Wine Bar

Address: 3611 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3810
Phone Number: 215-823-6222
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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