We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Famiglia Ristorante

8 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3001 (City Center East)
Improve this listing
Ranked #205 of 3,732 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Reserve with OpenTable
La Famiglia Ristorante is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Price range: $31 - $40
Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: Market St .
Write a Review

82 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Hillsborough ,California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were referred by our concierge at the Marriott. We arrived and waited over 15 minutes before our waiter appeared although there were only 5 tables occupied at 8 pm. Both of our pastas were overdone and the sauces were heavy and sweet. Definitely not what we were looking for!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our last night of our business trip and all 6 of us wanted some place special to celebrate a birthday. This place was perfect! Such a great old building with a family run business. Looks like it has been a pillar of Philly dining for generations. Our meal was delicious. The wine list was extensive; a 3 inch leather book!... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cranbury, New Jersey
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We arrived late one night during the week and we were the last table seated. The staff was very professional and did not rush us at all despite the fact we were the last in the restaurant. The food was excellent I had their version of a caprese which came with a huge piece of delicious mozzarella easily shared by... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Florida City, Florida
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The main restaurant is very small; however, there are two private rooms available for larger parties. The building is very historic in nature and has a bit of a musty smell, but expected and not overpowering. The wine list is a huge book with a page for each label and you can view the wine cellar area when you head... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Authentic italian food , meal was amazing ,the service impeccable Reasonnably priced well located walking distance from the Hotel Monaco

Was this review helpful? Yes
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

An excellent restaurant serving traditional Italian food. On a visit to Philadelphia, this restaurant was recommended by our hotel and we were not disappointed. Our dinner was the best we had in Philadelphia with salad and pasta to start and fish for our main course. The service was excellent.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wayne, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I have been going to this restaurant for many years. The last two years I started to see it slipping a bit, when waiters had been established with the restaurant for many years started to disappear. I went to the restaurant this pass saturday to celebrate my dads 65th B Day. Two words would describe the event TRAIN WRECK!! It... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bryn Mawr, PA
Top Contributor
213 reviews 213 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

It had been several years since we had eaten here and the last time our experience was mixed, but last night it was back to the old La Famiglia we had come to love. The whole evening was a pleasure. You will feel very comfortable getting a little dressed up to dine here -- it's definitely a special-occasion place. Candlelight... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbia, Missouri
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Thankfully I was not picking up the tab because it escalated quickly...but the entire experience was excellent. The staff were perfectly attentive and helpful with suggestions; the appetizers were amazing (although very partial to the ones more focused upon octopus and calamari), and the wine was insane. The fish special (served whole, filleted tableside, and elegantly presented) was very good,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Called in on a Wednesday evening quite early. Just passing but attracted by the menu and the endorsements posted outside. A nice space to eat in. Food not as good as I had hoped and not the best value either. The wine list is spectacular, as is the wine cellar, and they are good wines and priced seriously Then again... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed La Famiglia Ristorante also viewed

Philadelphia, PA

Been to La Famiglia Ristorante? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage La Famiglia Ristorante, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing