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Penne Restaurant & Wine Bar

University City
Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar
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3611 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3810 (36th & Walnut)
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our waiter was very condescending and practically ignored us our entire visit. I wanted to stiff him on the tip (I didn't because I'm a nice guy). The only redeeming quality was the food. It was delicious, but too pricey. Will not visit again.

Thank Andrew D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a very nice Italian diner, very good hand made pasta as well as some veggie options. Brilliant desserts and hot bread !

Thank Manuel C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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578 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This "tablecloth" Italian restaurant located in the Inn at Pennsylvania in University City has really good food and very good service. It was surprisingly empty for a Friday evening and so getting seated was a little difficult as there was no Maitre D. We were instructed by the barkeep to wait until one of the servers seated us, which we... More 

Thank TommyBoy94
Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the various pasta entrees with eggplant, meatballs and chicken. The gnocchi entree was very good. The chocolate cake with caramel and goat cheesecake with figs were delicious. The bottle of Pelligrino was pricey. The service was very good.

Thank 67lakeshore
Woodbridge, Connecticut
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Good location at the Inn at Penn. Food and service were good, but nothing special. The menu is very limited. Selection of wines by the glass were small and pricey. But the actual list of wines by the bottle was more extensive. Priced at the high end for what you get.

Thank John E
Montclair, New Jersey
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

The food and wine were decent, but 15 dollars for a glass of wine was a little steep. Maybe they have better pricing during happy hour? Host and waitress were nice and service was fairly prompt.

Thank mallyalovestravel
New York City, New York
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We were 4 for dinner on a Monday night in June. Lucky for us it was a Monday because, as the locals tell, other nights are almost impossible to get in without a reservation. Flatbread, calamari and bruschetta appetizers were fresh and really tasty. Entrees included chicken, pasta bolonaise, pasta with seafood and salad. All again, hot, fresh and savory.... More 

Thank beentheredonethat97
Encinitas, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Since we had an early evening event at UPenn to go to and a family member with mobility issues I made an early dinner reservation at Penne. I later found out the event was an hour later than I'd thought but keep the reservation thinking it would make for a leisurely dinner. It was not extremely tension filled because of... More 

Thank Ann S
Syracuse, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

Due to the late evening hour, we chose not to head out and look for somewhere to eat dinner. We enjoyed a very nice meal...one steak and two pasta dishes. Limited menu and pricey, but we did no planning ahead, so no surprise there. Goat cheese tortellini was delicious--would have been worth getting the entree, as the salad would have... More 

1 Thank Linda F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Italian restaurant at the Hilton Inn at Penn. Nice atmosphere. Good food. Somewhat pricey. Worth checking out.

Thank sjtol

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3611 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3810
    (36th & Walnut)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
  • Neighborhood: University City
  • Phone Number: 215-823-6222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?