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Emma's Cafe & Restaurant

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7311 Frankfort Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136
888-818-0773
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4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    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
Four stars at best....

FOOD: everything was delicious, worthy the of the prices ATMOSPHERE: what you'd expect if the entree's were in the 10-12 range SERVICE: friendly, accommodating, but not the caliber of server you would expect in this price range CONCLUSION: The overall experience was four-star at best. Maybe my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
David S
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Ocean City, Md
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Ocean City, Md
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282 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

FOOD: everything was delicious, worthy the of the prices ATMOSPHERE: what you'd expect if the entree's were in the 10-12 range SERVICE: friendly, accommodating, but not the caliber of server you would expect in this price range CONCLUSION: The overall experience was four-star at best. Maybe my expectations were too high from reading all the reviews . With exceptional service... More 

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Thank David S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten at the restaurant a dozen times. The quality of the food is top notch and the prices reasonable. This is a byob Italian restaurant. What the restaurant lacks in atmosphere it makes up with food. Go here for the food, especially the veal which melts in your mouth.

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Thank 804Sue
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104 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

First time stopping here. This is s BYOB restaurant. We had a very nice server from Albania, she brought a most delicious crusty bread to the table. Started off with the bruschetta and crab stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer. We ordered a three course dinner meal at a fixed price $23.95. This consisted of an appetizer, an entrée and a... More 

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Thank REDS2U
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My wife and I have been dining at Emma's Café for several years, and we are always impressed with the quality of this fine BYOB restaurant. The owner/head chef has had experience as the chef at several of Philadelphia's finest restaurants. So when he opened his own establishment, he brought this expertise to the lucky folks in Northeast Philly. Every... More 

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1 Thank Kenny_Vegas
Philadelphia
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

My second review of Emma's. Went back for another birthday dinner. Mussels in white simply the best but must try the red sauce next time. Onion soup sample was outstanding! Please put it on the menu!! The veal osso bucco with risotto was one of the best I have ever tasted! My husband would have preferred a brown gravy instead... More 

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1 Thank GrantCat
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

We always have a good meal here. The portions are large and price readonable. They are having a price fixed menu now, three course meal for 24.00. Awesome. The waitresses are very nice and we have never had bad service. As another reciew said, ignore the outside, the meal is so worth it.

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1 Thank stephanie m
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Recently, attended a family function at this restaurant. The atmosphere was good for an intimate family gathering. Only one complaint, there is only one room for dining. If you are having a family gathering, then other diners can also be in the dining room with your party. A minor inconvenience but an inconvenience depending on the type of function you... More 

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Thank divalicious1
Miami, Florida
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Ignore the exterior of this amazing restaurant: from the outside, it looks nothing like the interior. Inside await cloth-covered tables, each with a candle. Soft Italian music (opera and Frank Sinatra) played the two nights we ate there. My colleague and I were in town on business. The food and service were so good, we ate dinner here both nights... More 

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Thank tvphotog1
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

An absolutely wonderful little restaurant. Don't let the area or its looks fool you. The service is first rate and the food is among the best I've tasted.

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Thank JLPagan
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Never had a bad meal here. Always good food, small place, perfect for me and Babydoll to enjoy a fine meal and conversation. Did it for New Year's Eve Meal....perfect to start the festivities....

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7311 Frankfort Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 888-818-0773

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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