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La Fourno Ristorante

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$$$
City Center East
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636 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2102 (7th Street)
215-627-9000
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
Description: Italian food is as varied as the land and the people. At La Fourno you...
Italian food is as varied as the land and the people. At La Fourno you will taste truly remarkable, authentically prepared dishes from Abruzzo, Umbria & Tuscany. From antipasti to dolci, wine and spirits, everything is wonderfully prepared and affordably priced. We pride ourselves on using only the freshest ingredients of the highest quality in our award-winning food served to you by our attentive, knowledgeably and friendly staff. Come join us. We can guarantee that you'll enjoy the entire experience that is dining at La Fourno.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Felt like a local

We were a party of 6 with no reservation. While they got the table ready the proprieter sorted out drinks for us and was incredibly friendly. We felt like we'd been there many times before, and as he chatted we felt more and more that we had made a great decision to choose this restaurant which was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Karen C
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St Louis
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
St Louis
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were a party of 6 with no reservation. While they got the table ready the proprieter sorted out drinks for us and was incredibly friendly. We felt like we'd been there many times before, and as he chatted we felt more and more that we had made a great decision to choose this restaurant which was close to a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

In Philly for the first time and this restaurant was recommended by the place I was staying at. I was so impressed. It was very affordable, the food was great and the service was superb. We felt very welcomed and in fact were welcomed by the owner. I was contemplating having some bread as an entree and was so glad... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were walking down South Street and saw this place, the waiter that greeted us was polite at first. The ambience and music is nice I will point out. The only other good parts were the small salad, and the bread appetizer we ordered. That's when it stopped. I had ordered a chicken parm panini but the waiter started talking... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is one of the best restaurants I have found in Philly. Everything was cooked perfect and was delicious (I had a bite of all six of our meals). Service was attentive and friendly. The owners were a delight to talk to. We really enjoyed everything from appetizers to dessert. We were running an event the following weekend and suggested... More 

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Boston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Visting my daughter in Philly this weekend and lucked into finding this place for dinner Saturday night (Valentine's Day). We had no reservations, family of 4, and the manager was very accomodating getting us a table. The food and service were wonderful. I had the veal and sage ravioli and they were delicious but I do think my husband's lobster... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a cute, locally owned restaurant with reasonably priced, tasty food. It's located on South Street amid the bars and cheap clothing and sneaker stores, but once you're inside the ambiance is cozy, with a brick oven burning in the front. The food is fresh--I had the seafood special, and the fish and calamari were tender and flavorful. My... More 

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Stony Brook, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I was going to be in Philadelphia with 24 other people for a long weekend, and was responsible for making the dinner arrangements for our first night there. (Italian had been agreed upon for the first night.) After narrowing the field to three restaurants (all highly rated on TripAdvisor and elsewhere) and speaking with them, I decided on La Fourno.... More 

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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Well, after our first trip was so great, we decided another visit was necessary and we were not disappointed. The food was great again, and the service was exceptional. The prices are very reasonable, and portion size very nice. There is no outside dining and the bar selection is very limited, but my wife enjoyed a specialty Maple flavored cocktail... More 

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Zionsville, IN
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

La Fourno was highly recommended by the hotel that we were staying at in Philly. The meal could not have been better!. We enjoyed the melon appetizer; the salads were fresh and well-prepared. One of their specialties is veal parmesan which my wife ordered. It was superb! I enjoyed my chicken masala,as well. The side of pasta was cooked to... More 

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Irving, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We had a last-minute need to find a place for 12 rowdy hungry guys to eat in Center City Philadelphia, and our hotel concierge set up at La Fourno. They booked the group room on the 2nd floor for us--and it was beautiful indeed but the most memorable thing was the service and the outright friendliness we were treated to.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 636 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2102
    (7th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-627-9000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions

Description

Italian food is as varied as the land and the people. At La Fourno you will taste truly remarkable, authentically prepared dishes from Abruzzo, Umbria & Tuscany. From antipasti to dolci, wine and spirits, everything is wonderfully prepared and affordably priced. We pride ourselves on using only the freshest ingredients of the highest quality in our award-winning food served to you by our attentive, knowledgeably and friendly staff. Come join us. We can guarantee that you'll enjoy the entire experience that is dining at La Fourno.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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