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Penne Restaurant & Wine Bar

$$$
University City
Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar
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3611 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3810 (36th & Walnut)
215-823-6222
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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The restaurant was right downstairs from our room. Honestly, if I had thought more about it, I probably would've investigated other options, like Pod, which was nearby. But the wine was great and the food was fresh and tasty. Overall, good but not "knock your socks off."

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
willa66
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hartsdale, ny
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hartsdale, ny
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The restaurant was right downstairs from our room. Honestly, if I had thought more about it, I probably would've investigated other options, like Pod, which was nearby. But the wine was great and the food was fresh and tasty. Overall, good but not "knock your socks off."

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Stafford, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We started with an order of calamari. For entrees I had the most amazing caprese salad I have ever had. The mozzarella was so fresh and the tomatoes were so flavorful. The hubby enjoyed his steak as well. The kids enjoyed the wood fired pizzas we brought them back to the room finished by amazing coconut tiramisu. We also enjoyed... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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400 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Some of the dishes were very good, some so so but the service was uniformity indifferent. My pasta dish was very good but my wife's was terrible so I'm guessing the reverse might be true at a later visit. It was highly recommended and often hosts groups so maybe we hit a bad patch. Asking to see manager helped only... More 

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Manalapan, NJ
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The service was a disappointment. We were a party of 7, and our waiter,Roberto, was a bit indifferent in taking our orders. We were served a short time later and did not see Roberto until he came to clear the table. We asked for butter with the bread and were served 4 pats for the whole table. Food prep was... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Wow, excellent dinner. The chicken with bread pudding was excellent. Accompanying veggies were creative and delicious

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Conveniently located at the Inn at Penn this restaurant seemed well suited to host our friends while visiting Philadelphia. We booked ahead and then needed to change arrival time but repeated telephone calls went unanswered and leaving messages had no apparent impact. The food was reasonable but took far too long to make it to the table. The staff seemed... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My guests and I did expect much more from this restaurant considering that it was attached to a fancy hotel that we were staying at. In our hotel room at The Inn at Penn we looking at the menu on the provided iPad and noticed that this restaurant was not suited for kids. There was just one kid friendly pasta... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Attached to the Inn at Penn this is a convenient restaurant when staying at the hotel. It is a good restaurant, the menu does have vegetarian options, not terribly exciting but at least there was a choice. The wine was expensive but the glass I had was pleasant enough. The service was excellent. It is fine for a convenient meal,... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

After reading the last few reviews, I was not expecting much. Like other reviewers however, I was staying in the hotel and was too tired to go our hunting around for somewhere to eat. I walked in to the restaurant and it was as others painted it - big, dark, sort of cold, vacuous. Not many people in there. As... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Convenient for those staying at Inn at Penn but that is about all that can be said about this place. Tries to give impression of being special but this is tired Italian dining. Not busy on a saturday evening and got quieter by 8pm. Not a good sign. Beet salad was bland but the pappardelle and lamb was poorly seasoned,... More 

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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, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3611 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3810
    (36th & Walnut)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
  • Neighborhood: University City
  • Phone Number: 215-823-6222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?