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La Famiglia Ristorante

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8 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3001 (Market St .)
215-922-2803
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 59
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 6
    Poor
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pleasant Surprise

Our family got stuck in Philadelphia because of a snow storm. We were looking for a quick meal and were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at La Famiglia. The ambiance was warm and cozy on a very cold night. The staff was elegant, attentive and friendly. The food was absolutely delicious and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Mngmc
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Our family got stuck in Philadelphia because of a snow storm. We were looking for a quick meal and were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at La Famiglia. The ambiance was warm and cozy on a very cold night. The staff was elegant, attentive and friendly. The food was absolutely delicious and the desserts were to die for. We will... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Just the place to rekindle memories of eating well in Italy: starched white table covers, attentive waiters, elegant atmosphere, and very good Italian food. This is not a "trendy" place. We recently took friends; the decorous atmosphere allowed for nice conversation and a leisurely, well-paced meal. We couldn't believe that we had spent almost three hours over dinner. The wine... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We had an early New Years dinner here( 2015) and it was Delicious. The atmosphere was delightful, you could have a comfortable conversation during dinner. The Lobster ravioli, veal chops and deserts were all excellent. It had been 29 years since I first ate at this wonderful Philadelphia institution and found it even better. I will be sure to visit... More 

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Burlington, New Jersey, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We had lunch at La Famiglia's today. It was DELICIOUS! Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. When I noticed that 2 of the items I had seen listed on the Restaurant Week website were not on the menu, our waiter asked the cook and he said he it would make it for me! How nice! Everything was yummy! Would... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This was a great dinner with friends. just back from Italy and I can say La famiglia restaurant reminds me of my nights in Rome and Positano the menue is simple but great . i've seen many restaurants coming and going but La Famiglia Is an Institution in the city of philadelphia. some of us had the veal chop,excellent, the... More 

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94 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were here a few nights ago with friends for dinner after a hiatus of maybe a decade. I remember that La Famiglia was my all time favorite Italian restaurant in Philly. It still is, but it is not the La Familigla of the past. The service was very, very good and professional. You could have a conversation during dinner... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My wife took me out for my birthday here. I said Italian and she overwhelmed me with this gem. We started off sharing the calamari. ( which is a must with me) I had the Costata di Vitello,Veal chop with porcini mushrooms, fresh herbs and extra virgin olive oil. My wife got the Tagliolini ai Frutti di MareMagnifico. Mussels, crabmeat,... More 

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PHILADELPHIA
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139 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Maybe I'm just too picky when it comes to food, especially when some of the best restaurants are right here in Philadelphia. The city is packed with excellent chefs, serving flavors, with quality products, that makes for a foodie paradise. Yes, La Famiglia has excellent service. The atmosphere is very nice and it has been here for many years. It's... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have to comment first on the wine cellar/selection. I've been to some places with deep lists (e.g. Vivere or the Windsor Court) but this place takes first place in wine. The downstairs cellar is magnificent both in size and design. But the prices are not for the faint of heart, so be prepared. The food was terrific. I had... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We loved this restaurant! It was intimate, the staff was excellent, the food was to die for. My fresh catch of the day was fileted by hand at the tableside. The vegetables were great as was the tiramisu that was big enough for the two of us to share. very romantic.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3001
    (Market St .)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-922-2803

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?