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“Solid Italian!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante Pesto

Ristorante Pesto
1915 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2216
(215) 336-8380
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Ranked #4 of 3,780 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
New York, New York, United States
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127 reviews 127 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Solid Italian!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This neighborhood gem has solid food and excellent service that kills you with kindness! And everything is reasonably priced. Our family loves this place!

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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good Italian Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Went to this restaurant because of the reviews and was not disappointed. It was very busy and I think we were lucky to get a reservation since we called at the last minute. Talked to the hostess a little bit before we were seated and told her we were from out or town, etc. Not long after we were seated an appetizer arrived that was compliments of the hostess. It was the bruschetta grilled Italian bread topped with fresh tomatoes and herbs in virgin olive oil. Oh, it was so good. We continued to enjoy our entire meal.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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wynnewood,PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Perfection!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

An early dinner on New Years Eve. I've never been there but one of our party of 3 came regularly with her partner but he passed away a few months ago. A very warm welcome and then, after being seated in 1 of 2 rooms the food kept coming and coming. appetizers (shrimp and an eggplant special) were served along with home made bread...entrée for me were 2 enormous crab cakes, one of which I had the next day....all crabmeat with an outside crust. Much too full for dessert but will begin the meal next time with dessert first!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Norwood PA
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Exceptional Italian food made with love”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

You can tell this is a family who loves food and preparing delicious food for others. Friendly service from start to finish and very attentive. We tried the eggplant rollatini (delish!), bruschetta (great!) and steamed clams (perfect!) for appetizers. My friend LOVED her gnocchi and I had the zuppa di pesce, which was ridiculous. The portion was huge and seafood EVERYWHERE; I ate the other half of the dish 2 days later for dinner. My other friend said the chicken parm was great and so were the desserts (oreo ice cream cake and an order of lemoncello gelato). Everything is homemade and cooked to perfection. Parking can be daunting, so leave some time to find a spot, but it's worth it!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“My favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Special place. Great food. Concetta is the best. We've had several family and couple gatherings here and it never disappoints.

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