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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
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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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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was there for dinner. Started with a burrata on toast with mixed greens, tomatoes, and prosciutto , which I thought was well prepared and fresh. I followed with Barramundi (similar to sea bass from Asia or Australia) accompanied by mixed vegetables . This was also well prepared . I finished with a double espresso, which came with a spoon inside... More 

Thank lovegoodfood54
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a long day driving, but had a wonderful dinner at Bistro Romano. Shared the calamari appetizer, excellent! The gnocchi was melt in your mouth perfect and enjoyed a steak special with mushrooms and the best dessert, Semifreddo!

Thank WaunakeeArwen
Baroda, Michigan
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I arrived a little later than expected because Philly was PACKED with cars on Saturday night. The hostess graciously reserved by place and pointed out the parking lot that would validate my visit. The atmosphere is lovely. I sat upstairs, which while near the bar, had a piano player providing music for a lovely atmosphere. The white fish (Bream, I... More 

Thank Brett W
Brooklyn, New York
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a fine Italian restaurant hidden away on a quiet street. The food is well prepared,the service very attentive and well priced for its quality.

Thank marvern464
North Naples, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were visiting Philadelphia and I found this restaurant online. It was fantastic. We both had a veal dish and the sundried tomato salsa with bread is out of this world. Very cozy romantic place and service perfect. We have dined at 3 other places in Philadelphia and agree this was the best. It is not on "best of" But... More 

Thank Claudia H
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is in a very old building. I like the exposed walls and ceiling that you can see the structure. The banquets are wood and create niches of privacy throughout. The food was delicious. Started out with a tomato soup shooter to cleanse the palate. The waiter recommended a wonderful white wine. The Barramundi on saffron buerre blanc was... More 

Thank Lynn S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chef hand makes the gnocchi, the white truffle sauce I could have just by itself. Service was excellent, the house made wine is good option if you just want a glass of a good chianti.

Thank Johninthe419
Union City, New Jersey
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136 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to celebrate the wedding of our friends, the place it's beautiful with two stories, the waitress was really cordial (although he forgot the bread and the pepper) the food was excellent and the desserts were great and a good size.

Thank avatar27
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for the Labor Day special dinner, which was worth every penny. Multiple staff stopped by and were very attentive to make sure we were well taken care of. The bresaola was very light and tasty, as were the calamari. For main dishes we had the salmon and the saltimbocca. Again, I have I have no complaints - all... More 

Thank Cruisin007
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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128 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arranged a meet-up with another couple. Made reservations, but I'm not 100% certain that was necessary, as it was a Thursday night at 8pm. We were greeted and seated immediately. The overall feel of the place is pretty cool with the bar upstairs and the dining room downstairs. The tables were nicely situated, in that it was easy to forget... More 

Thank Heather W

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