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Bistro Romano

Certificate of Excellence
City Center East
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120 Lombard St, Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602 (Between Front and 2nd)
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've never had such an amazing and incredibly tasting caesar salad. Two people at the table has to order it, but it is well worth it (heck, I'd order two for myself). And they make it at the table! The wait staff was knowledgable and ever ready to help us with our decisions. The atmosphere was perfect.

Thank Nicole S
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I come here about 5 times a year, and it never disappoints. The food is wonderful. I am a very harsh critic of food, as I am a very good cook, and often when I go out to dinner I am disappointed. The food here is always good, I have never had a meal that I didn't enjoy here. The... More 

Thank jazb123
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We received an e-mail for a weekend dinner special, summer in Society Hill, with a 3 course menu for $34.95 including wine, beer, or champagne along with a $20 certificate to be used at a later visit. There were 3 choices each for appetizer, entree, and dessert. My Insalata Frutti di Mare had shrimp, scallops, squid, mussels, and crabmeat; my... More 

Thank Donna B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and son-in-law treated my wife and I to one of their favorite Italian eateries. We were not disappointed! Service was on point. Dinner was exceptional! Waitstaff was very attentive. (My wife asked for manager on our way out just to make sure he knew what an outstanding diining experience we had!) Will definitely return - with or without... More 

Thank thebeeve1
Media, Pennsylvania
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179 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We returned for the Cellar Club dinner and it was terrific. The food was really good and the service was great. Michael is a great host. Highly recommend!

Thank Heather S
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I went to this restaurant as part of a group of 7 for a business dinner. My expectations were high after reading other TA reviews, but left the restaurant disappointed. The restaurant itself and its décor is nice and very interesting. The wine list is very nice and reasonably priced! This was greatly appreciated and a pleasant surprise. However, the... More 

Thank Harold028
Michael G, Owner at Bistro Romano, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; as you can see most guests are pleased yet on occasion we fall short, hence your disappointment. We take all reviews very seriously and review each one to determine how we can improve. We have not been able to identify your group or reservation; we had many large groups yet did not have any with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a wonderful ambience great food and service. Bistro Romano is a must go! The food is always delicious with plenty of variety and some really nice specials. The innovative cocktails never disappoint. Decent wine list with a variety of price points, but try Michaels wine flight you won't be disappointed.The service is good without being snobby. Good... More 

Thank Chrissy H
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Ok so I've only eaten here a few times but each time was so good. The value is outstanding, you get so much food and their prices are reasonable. I have eaten here for the dinner theater upstairs and downstairs for a nice meal. Both were enjoyable experiences with friendly staff and outstanding food.

Thank juliebI8555NY
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I took my husband to Bistro Romano for the mystery dinner theater. The dinner theater takes place on the 3rd floor of the restaurant. The tables seat at least 8 people. So unless you have 8 or more in your party, you will be seated at a table with other guests. There is no stage. The play is acted out... More 

Thank katrina G
Las Vegas, Nevada
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136 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Bistro opened in 1989 the year I was Married and we had our Anniversary dinner there every year till 1998 when we move to Calif. we came to Philly about every other year for the first 14 years and now every year. We always make Bistro a stop when we visit. The food, the atmosphere and service are always the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $40
Italian, Mediterranean
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Lombard St, Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602
    (Between Front and 2nd)
  • Public Transportation: Septa: 40 Bus, 57 Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 12159258880

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?