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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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Matawan, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is very special to me and my husband. Four years ago during hurricane Sandy my husband and I were just dating at the time. Now we are married and we decided to go far for our 4 year anniversary with my two siblings who are 12 and 14 years old. My siblings are very picky eaters. Well they... More 

Thank gio11689
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time at this restaurant and I was happy both times. Prices are fair, table side Ceasar salad was amazing, and our server Elena was really pleasant and helpful. I had the nocchi and it was awesome. I plan on returning again soon

Thank toddream1
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say but amazing. I live in South Carolina and needed to host a dinner and cocktail hour for 25. Rosie was the event planner and went out of her way to make certain everything was perfect. Our primary server was Vienna and she was a sweetheart, always anticipating our needs. I would recommend this venue to anyone.... More 

Thank phillie1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bistro Romano is a reliable go-to place for us, and never disappoints. The food is always outstanding, the facility still enchants after all these years I've been a customer, and the staff is always courteous and well informed. Anthony, the GM, truly cares about your experience, physically coming over to see if everything is to our expectation. We typically go... More 

Thank Paul R
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank you for visiting Bistro Romano and for your comment about the espresso service. You are correct, a spoon should NEVER be placed in the cup. At Bistro Romano we adhere to service standards in place to surpass the expectations of our guest not disappoint them. We clearly fell short as our team is well aware of our service procedure;... More 

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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $40
Italian, Mediterranean, European
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
Bar scene, 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?