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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 - 10:00 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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Media, Pennsylvania
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157 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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135 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 

Thank koleary89
Reading, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I have been here twice and both times the food was excellent! I always get the Ravioli di aragosta (lobster ravioli) it's the best I have had ever. The food tast fresh and the drinks are excellent. I love the Bellini, it's a must try. The waiters are friendly and do the best so that you can enjoy your dinning... More 

Thank 1Siri1
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My friend treated me here and I'm so thankful! i wasn't expecting to head down the stairs in almost a basement like feel but it was awesome! The ambiance was warm, sexy, romantic and beautiful by the candles. Perfect place to romance the panties or boxers off of anyone over that good ole meal they offer!!! It's to die for... More 

Thank angelampowell
Syracuse, New York
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I was here recently with a group for dinner. We were seated upstairs near the bar and right in front of the piano player. It was nice to have the music but it certainly kept from being able to hear the conversations right next to me. So I'm a little disappointed in that. Otherwise, I loved the food, the general... More 

Thank Cheryl H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We have a fantastic meal here and will return at our next opportunity. The people are really friendly and welcoming. Our waiter did an excellent job describing the food which resulted in us getting the right meal. My wife and I both changed our minds while talking with him and sooo happy we did. The building is pretty cool and... 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, European, Gluten Free
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Television
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?