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La Famiglia Ristorante

8 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3001 (City Center East)
215-922-2803
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Ranked #209 of 3,732 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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

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Cranbury, New Jersey
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135 reviews 135 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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

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Florida City, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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

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Ottawa, Canada
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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

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Scotland
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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.

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Wayne, New Jersey
1 review
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

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Bryn Mawr, PA
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208 reviews 208 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 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

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Columbia, Missouri
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116 reviews 116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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

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Elizabethtown PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

For classic Italian dining you can't do better than La Famiglia. The decor, cuisine and the service were as close to an Italian experience as one can get in Philly. Delicious specials, exquisite wine list, tantalizing dessert tray, and tasty little extra treats all contributed to a most memorable meal!

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