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Ralph's Italian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we went to this place and it was an amazing experience, this one, the original, has remained the same as it when openned, with minor renovations, but mainly intact, the food is authentic italian, make sure you make reservations as it is small and very popular even during weekdays, we had eggplant parmigiana, chicken parmigiana, spaguetti pomodoro and lasagna, the... More 

Thank rosannar
Pittston, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed the veal and the chicken Parmesan. Red gravy was excellent and the bread was fresh and tasty

Thank JimWPPA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love the cannolis here, the rum babbas are also excellent as well as the sfogliatella. Its in a geat location just around from 9th street Italian market

Thank claudiosac
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this charming old traditional Italian Restaurant after visiting the Magical Gardens a few blocks away on a Monday. We were greeted and seated immediately and the delicious Italian bread and cold water were served right away. It would be fine to take children there but it was a mixed bag of pleasant adults on our visit. Most... More 

Thank Christine H
Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I haven't been here in many years and just stumbled upon it so I went in and ordered the Eggplant parmesan....I thought their sauce was bland and the eggplant breading should've been more crispy, the pasta tasted fresh but once again the sauce was on the watery side

Thank Kevin W
Estepona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were really pleased that we ended up in this restaurant by coincidence. Great Italian food, very "old scool" atmosphere meaning you could imagine some mobsters talking business at their fixed table. Delighful service!

Thank SuzanneMohammedia
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredible experience! We have been here before and we are big fans. The atmosphere is surprisingly cozy. The wait staff is top notch. It's old fashioned Italian food the way we remember it from our younger days. The veal parm is gigantic. The meatballs and sausage delicious! If you are from out of town or in town you... More 

Thank MrandMrsBookman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had ravioli and meatballs, the gravy was perfect and the meatballs were great. My husband had lasagna, he said it was the best he's ever had (besides mine) lol. We had so much food we took our dessert to go. The cannoli was very good!

Thank Mary Ellen K
York, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I had an early dinner before a ballgame in Philly and had not only the best Italian in Philly but the best veal parmagania ever; the penne with sausage, broccoli rabe, and long hots a must have too. The portions generous and well worth the price and the service very good too. Oh, the everything salad will... More 

Thank lageo2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Classic old school Italian restaurant. The waiters were great and the Chicken Parmesan is not to be missed.

Thank Kim W

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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