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La Famiglia Ristorante

8 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3001 (City Center East)
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Ranked #194 of 3,689 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: Market St .
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73% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The decor was very warm and inviting. The tomato anfd cheese appetizer was good and the plate beautifully decorated. My husband and I asked to split a Caesar salad which was very mediocre. He asked for his tuna to be cooked well done and had to send it back as it wasn't cooked enough. My lamb chops were very thin... More

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Austin, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Nice place to go with friends...all 5 of us ordered something different, and we all liked what we got. Upscale atmosphere, service and food made for a very pleasant evening.

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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

There were 22 for dinner for a retirement party in the wine cellar. A lovely room, low lighting, romantic atmosphere. Very attentive staff. Food was wonderful and we will definitely return.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The lobster appetizer with linguine was excellent. It was full of large chunks of lobster in a creamy light tomato sauce. The Branzino was very large and perfectly prepared. The tiramisu was wonderful. They were very accommodating about limiting salt. The wine cellar downstairs is a sight to be hold, but all the wines on the extensive wine list were... More

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DeLand, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

The calamari is delicious and the special with veal is excellent choice. Save room for dessert the tiramisu is yummy!!

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Vineland, New Jersey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Philadelphia has an abundance of good Italian restaurants. However, La Famiglia stands out when it comes to what it means to dine in an atmosphere of absolute class and exceptional attention to every possible detail. Warmth, sophistication grace, ambiance, and an entire staff that treats each customer as if they were the only person dining. As soon as you enter,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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146 reviews 146 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Four of us went there before going to the Arden, which is 3 blocks away. The layout and ambiance were excellent, and reminded us of the old Le Bec Fin - narrow and deep, with light colored, decorated walls. The placement of the tables was similar. The food was very good to excellent: antipasti, gnocchi, pastas, lamb chops, and veal,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This wasn't our first time here, and expectations were high. The place is very nicely decorated; it's relaxing and very comfortable. The service was good- very good. The food was very good, as it has been in the past. What causes me to give a less than perfect score is value. Not for the food- that was acceptable. The sticker... More

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223 reviews 223 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

My wife and son had decent fish, though barely cooked beyond warm. that's 'East Coast'. My Veal scallopini was so tough, the waiter saw me struggling and brought me a sharp knife. I guess I should have returned it. Salad and soup OK. bread was an embarrassment for a Phila restaurant with so many good bakeries in the city. We... More

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Denver, colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Walk through the door and prepare yourself for a wonderful evening! La Famiglia is beautiful, tastefully decorated, has impeccable service and the food was quite memorable. I has a special of a Mediterranean fish that was coated in salt and cooked somehow. It was artfully plated table side. My wife's pasta was also fantastic!

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