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La Fourno Ristorante

636 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2102 (City Center East)
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Ranked #231 of 3,691 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Center East
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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85% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
430 reviews 430 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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Philadelphia, PA
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Large menu of top notch Italian dishes, but the service and friendliness of the staff is why you'll be coming back often. They treat you like old friends and always remember you from your last visit. It may look like a pizza place when you walk by (and they do have good pizza) but there's ample seating on two levels... More

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Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Philadelphia has such an abundance of great restaurants. I first visited with my daughter in the summer of 2012 during college orientation. She now calls it "our restaurant," We returned last weekend with my father as well, and were not disappointed. First the trio of Bruschetta, traditional, eggplant, and the sublime, strawberries and goat cheese. is fantastic. The pastas were... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Was up in Philly for a high school regatta for my daughter and some of her friends. They wanted PASTA! Found this place on-line with great reviews. We were not disappointed. Parking can be a challenge but even if you have to park a couple of blocks away, it's a fun neighborhood so the walk isn't half bad. One of... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I purchased a groupon or living social deal thinking what the heck lets try a new place. I am sooo happy I did. Even though parking is a nightmare and making a reservation would be wise...we lucked out and only had to wait may 5-7 minutes. The food was phenomenal. Our waiter went above and beyond to make sure our... More

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Newark, Delaware
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Whether you are looking for pizza or fine northern Italian cuisine, you have come to the right place. This restaurant serves absolutely the best pizza I have ever tasted. The crust is exquisitely thin and delicious and you may choose from a large selection of gourmet toppings. The dinner menu offers a marvelous variety of dishes from pastas to seafood,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Food was average or a bit better. There is a take out pizza area in the front and tables in the rear which look like a luncheonette.Not wild about South Street after dark as it can get a bit crazy. Fine place for a quick meal and or pizza, nothing more.

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