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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took out of town guests to Ralph's for a "traditional" South Philly Italian meal. Food was very good, just like Nonna makes. This is NOT the latest, trattoria - this is old, school food. We started with the Ralph's Everything salad which was enough for 5-6 people to share.The veal parmesan was delicious. The veal marsala had a slightly... More 

Thank CurlyQ1963
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to Ralph's a few times now, though my wife's family have been going for many years. From the food to the service and right down to the tile floor, this place is classic Italian that will not disappoint. The calamari may be the best I've ever had and you can't go wrong with any of the veal dishes.... More 

Thank time2travel13
Lancaster, Ohio
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282 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been a few years since I last ate at Ralph's. But if I had any concerns, I should have reminded myself that the place has been around this long for a reason. Three of us arrived at the nearly empty dining room for a relaxed, mid-week lunch. Service, as usual, was professional yet friendly. And the food was largely... More 

Thank NMDave
Songtan, South Korea
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were four people in our party and all four loved every bite. Better than home cooking. Great taste, great service.

Thank sjstake
Erie, PA
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106 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I often read reviews before going and will say this time was an exception. Wife and I depended on a local recommendation to try Ralph's. we were not disappointed. The cramped dining room may turn some off ( wife says it is cozy) but we felt the opposite. It is cozy and comfortable atmosphere and like restaurants in Italy very... More 

Thank finsterErie_PA
Winterset, Iowa
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After seeing Ralph's featured on a TV show a few weeks ago, I knew that I wanted to eat there. We went with another couple, and had a 6:00 dinner reservation. While reservations are not mandatory, I'm glad we had one. By 6:30, the place was packed. This is traditional Italian. The food was excellent, and the house wine was... More 

Thank JDP1477
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Landmark restaurant, very good food, family style, clean, efficient service. Gets crowded even on a monday night. Fair price, fresh and delicious... A nice find close to our b&b. Happy tourists we were !

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Celebrated a family birthday with a group of 8 on a Sunday and had a delicious and filling meal. Started with mussels in red sauce and the peppers/mozzarella appetizers - both were delicious. The baskets of fresh bread were delicious and refills were generously provided. The braciole entrée was the family favorite and I wish I had ordered it...both the... More 

Thank Kimberly S
Vineland, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here for the first time after hearing about the old-school atmosphere and good food. Unfortunately, it disappointed on both fronts. First, the place is packed with locals but it's incredibly loud, to the point where conversation is difficult. It just isn't a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere to dine with friends when you have to shout at each other.... More 

Thank gussyboy2015
Dayton, Ohio
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11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we sat down the server was extremely rude to us. We had to beg for refills on our drinks and he just had a crummy attitude. The food was just ok... Everyone bragged how great this place was so maybe it was an off night but I just wasn't impressed.

Thank Sarabug25

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $30
Seafood, Italian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, 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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