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Ristorante Pesto

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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About
Giovanni and Concetta Varallo are honored to welcome you to RISTORANTE PESTO. Our meals are prepared in the finest Authentic Italian Tradition, using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients available. Chef Giovanni Varallo's and Chef Maria Varallo-Facenda's care, dedication and attention to detail transform every dish into a work of art. We hope your stay with us is a "Dining Experience."
PRICE RANGE
$21 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Parking Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB
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Reviewed yesterday

I ordered the Black Ink, and loved it! Excellent food, and even better service. Best Italian restaurant in the US!! Highly recommend! My family loved it here!!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Eating at Pesto is always a wonderful experience. We've had so many great meals here. They make you feel like your part of the family. The wait staff is so helpful, and have great recommendations. We love going here with family and friends and will...continue to do so for ever and ever. Thanks for being a Philadelphia staple for authentic Italian cuisine.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I took my friends from out out town here, the food was great and the restaurant gave us 2 dishes on the house and didn’t charge us for a drink. It’s a good atmosphere and they look out for their customers. 8.7/10 5 stars

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant was absolutely amazing. I loved the food and the vibes. Great place and lovely people working there. It was a great time

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant was unbelievable!! We waited less than 5 minutes for a table and received 2 free appetizers.. the service was impeccable and the food was beyond amazing! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed yesterday

We had an amazing dining experience to celebrate my dear father’s 83rd birthday!! The food was off the charts and everyone was so very kind! Concetta was an amazing hostess and checked on us all night to make sure everything was ok and repeatedly asked...if we needed anything. Thank you so much for a great night❤️😘More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed yesterday

We came to Pesto for my Pop’s birthday dinner and everything was completely perfect! The food was absolutely amazing with large portions and many delicious options! The hospitality was like I was being served by my own family with the owner and all of the...servers being super attentive to all of our needs. Needless to say we all left with happy stomachs and even happier hearts!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Eveything was superb, from the cocktails to the appetizers, to the entrees, to the desserts. The wait staff were attentive and thorough, and knew the menu well. It is my new favorite!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was wonderful, and the wait staff was top notch. We had read they were top rated and they lived up to their reputation. We ordered the bacon wrapped shrimp as an appetizer and they brought bread (of course) and two bruschettas before the...appetizer arrived. They were great. The pasta served with the main courses was excellent. They even serve Bracciolatini (rare now-a-days), although we did not partake. Even though they are on lower Broad Street, the parking was not an issue (Tuesday during Covid). If we are ever near Philadelphia again we will definitely return. Prices are reasonable considering the quality.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing. The authentic Italian food was only matched by the hospitality of the owner and the help. Will eat again here for sure!

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3boaters
November 24, 2019|
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Response from JRSS50 | Reviewed this property |
ANYWHERE !!! You can sit ON THE FLOOR , & the FOOD& SERVICE will make you not even notice or care !!!!!!
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June 4, 2019|
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deicious delicious and delicious
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ristorante Pesto

Yes, Ristorante Pesto is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Ristorante Pesto is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5