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Mom Chaffe's Cellarette


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Mom Chaffe's Cellarette in reading, pa is a no-frills Italian restaurant and a favorite spot for local food lovers since 1936. We have been serving our patrons quality Italian food that’s authentic in every way. Dishes like pasta, penne, lasagna, and pizza are prepared from scratch using locally sourced ingredients that make all the difference in taste.
$25 - $100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed March 9, 2019

I go to Reading for work conferences a few times a year, and a group of us will often have dinner here one of the nights. It's literally an old house converted to a restaurant, and it is quirky and charming. The service is always...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Tracy L
Reviewed March 2, 2019

This was a first time visit for us. Nothing to look at from the outside, almost a leftover from the 50's, same with inside. However, once inside the aroma of Italian food reminded me of my Mom cooking Sunday dinner.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank cmo1061
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

My spouse has wanted to eat here for a long time. She was not disappointed ! Had Fried Ravoilli and Coconut Shrimp as appetizers both excellent. Entrees were Shrimp & Scallops for myself, Veal Lorenzo for my spouse .... both highly recommended. Our son had...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

We were treated my my in-laws to dinner with them at this place that I had never heard of despite living in Reading for over 10 years. The atmosphere is charming. Very small, dimly lit, antique furnishings, old gaudy paintings, but still manages to exude...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Simommie
Reviewed February 15, 2019

Been to Mom's several times. Food and service usually good. Was there last week with some friends. Consistently good as usual! Comment re the wine's(if you indulge), they're not great but, average at best. Would like it if they upped the quality of their wines....More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

I have been here several times and the staff are wonderful and attentive. The specials are lovely. I have not had a bad meal or experience. The wine & cocktails are awesome as well. Save room for dessert or at least get it to go...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank 212colettes
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Small, Italian cellarette with warm and intimate atmosphere and exceptional service. The Lobster Ravioli was delicious, and I highly recommend the Bruchetta as an appetizer. It was the best I have ever had! Come prepared to spend a lot of money though. If money is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Tracey Z
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

Quaint, off beat, fun dining. Where do I begin? Veal Parmigiana, Linguine and white Clam sauce, bacon wrapped scallops, Shrimp and Scallop Marinara, Lasagna, Steak w Mushrooms, Lobster Ravioli... all excellent. Variety of wine selections to mid range , standard cocktails ... very fresh salad...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank rhondam356
Reviewed December 29, 2018

It is delicious and just great over all. The greeting, the service, the drinks, food, desserts, it just a fun, charming place to dine and full of ambiance and good will and service!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank zerman17604
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Cool old-time Italian restaurant on a side street in a neighborhood in West Reading. Food and menu are great. Friendly staff. Tables are packed in so its not the spot if you want privacy.

Date of visit: May 2018
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December 28, 2016|
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Response from High1411 | Reviewed this property |
They have several delicious salads and fish dishes and I think they have a flourless gluten-free chocolate cake. Of course the restaurant is Italian so they have lots of pasta dishes which DO have gluten; I don't think they... More
Carlene H
November 28, 2016|
Response from pnc89 | Reviewed this property |
No, they are closed on Sundays.
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