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Ralph's Italian Restaurant

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Bella Vista / Queen Village
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760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837 (Catherine)
11:45 am - 9:45 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:45 am - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:45 am - 10:45 pm
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best Italian Dinner in Philly. We go every time we are in town. Service great but pleae make reservations to be on the safe side. Food Terriffic. We like to try different places when we are in Philly but as far as Italian , NO Way Only RALPHS for us

Thank jmb66606
Philly PA
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say is finally I found GREAT Italian food in PA! My favorite restraint to date! Great food!!!! Great service!!!! Eggplant parm rocks my world!!!! Mouth watering as I type. My husband and I enjoyed a lovely anniversary dinner there! ❤️

1 Thank Kim M
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have gone to this place for over 39 yrs. Every dish is made good the service of the food is done as if you are eating at home. Never a rush and the bill is not high. You can sit and talk for hours no one cares. Big portions great pasta.

Thank Jamie T
Louisville, Kentucky
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific food. Authentic. Small, slightly cramped but it made you feel even more like you were in someone's home eating a great meal! Nicely priced. Great service.

Thank sbp123
new jersey
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290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is the oldest Italian restaurant in the United States. I love the atmosphere so cozy and quaint. The portions were huge. We had an Escargot appetizer and a huge antipasto salad. A huge order of lasagna and a a chicken trombino with spaghetti . I definitely will go back.

Thank Bridgetpianos
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a last minute reservation here as my husband was craving Italian. With the 4th of July holiday weekend we were able to get into the restaurant at 7:45 pm. Very late for the kids, but with longer sunlight these days, it was fine. We arrived to be seated immediately in the upstairs near the back (perfect since we... More 

Thank icecreamdoodle
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is not going to impress you from the curb. It isn't on the trendy list of hot new joints to be seen in. The space inside is not luxurious and the wait staff lack some of the formality and social graces some would hope to encounter in a historic eatery steeped in tradition as Ralph's is. No, it... More 

Thank paul s
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a large group for Father's Day- made a reservation and were seated upon arrival. We baker parked- would recommend doing so. Ordered drinks, and app- all were enjoyed by all. Entrees were great, and came with side of pasta- wow. Sweet sauce, that was the type of sauce you want more of. Service, food and ambience coupled with... More 

Thank benz61
New York City, New York
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We anticipated the night out at this historic place, but were disappointed. Maybe because they were busy , service was extremely slow and not friendly at all. Food was so-so. Not what we expected. We know how food in the Italian restaurants supposed to taste. It was nothing even close.

Thank LSNY-12
Tampa, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

It was hard to find parking, but it was worth the trouble. Friendly staff, reasonable prices, and great food. Make sure to get a cannoli!

Thank Beth M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $30
Seafood, Italian
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:45 am - 9:45 pm
11:45 am - 9:45 pm
11:45 am - 9:45 pm
11:45 am - 9:45 pm
11:45 am - 9:45 pm
11:45 am - 10:45 pm
11:45 am - 10:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: 12156276011
Oldest Italian restaurant in the U.S. established in 1900. Still run by the fourth and fifth generations of the original family.

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