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La Fourno Ristorante

636 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2102 (City Center East)
215-627-9000
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Ranked #496 of 3,747 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 7th Street
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.
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English first
Irving, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My wife and I decided to try this place out after seeing it listed on Groupon. We always like to try new places when we come into the city for theater night. We were greeted by Francis the Manager who was very entertaining. We each had a drink, me a draft Peroni beer and my wife a specialty cocktail which... More

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New Jersey, USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Had a Groupon, went and tried La Fourno. The website clearly says "compliment your meal with a selection from our wine list, or BYOB!" It DOESN'T tell you there's a ridiculous $20.00 upcharge to enjoy your own wine. Very bad form. (Corking fees are an occasional evil, but $20.00!!?? WAY over the top). Bread was hot and served with oil;... More

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I went here with a friend, who had been here before and wanted to go again while we were in the area, and it was about a 10 minute walk from the hotel. I'm really glad she had me go, because it's definitely a place I'll be stopping at again. The place is small, in an intimate way, and we... More

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Williamstown, New Jersey, USA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I have to say that I wasn't very impressed. The food was OK....the portion sizes were extremely small and we had a groupon. It seems like since they knew you had a groupon, everything was much much smaller portions. The only reason why I gave this 2 stars and not 1 star was because the service was very good. They... More

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews 89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I must say that I have never eaten at La Fourno, although I have been tempted by many Groupon offers, I simply cannot bring myself to try a restaurant whose very name makes no sense. By calling themselves "LaFourno" I think they mean to say "The Oven." The problem is multiple. The Italian word for "oven" is "Il Forno. It... More

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USA
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490 reviews 490 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Very solid! I'd definitely come back! Nice little place I found thanks to Yelp! Owner is friendly guy with a big Philly accent who may greet you while you enter. The downstairs is cozy and inviting and just what I was looking for. After my mother was done flirting with the owner, we sat down and had a delicious margherita... More

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Media, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Definitely worth a visit! The owner came by twice to make sure we were happy. Everything was super fresh!!! The basil, herbs, infused oils - all excellent. Delicious salads, pizza made in front of your eyes, superb veal parmigiana, reasonable prices. This is a small restaurant with perhaps 10-12 tables. Parking is an issue in this area. We could not... More

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Service was very quick and friendly. We ordered the farinatta bread appetizer, which was absolutely delicious!! We also ordered pizzas - overall, the brick fired bread/dough was amazing - I would highly recommend it. We also had a canoli, which was so good, I had to order extra to-go. Our waiter was quick and attentive. We will definitely eat here... More

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Was there with a party of 7 for dinner (family and friends). The food was absolutely delicious - starting with the soft warm bread served at table, then the veal and sage ravioli, which literally melt in your mouth. The portion size is not huge, but every single bite was heaven. The menu offers many varied gourmet-quality options. However, the... More

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Additional Information about La Fourno Ristorante

Address: 636 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2102
Phone Number: 215-627-9000
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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