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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)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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120 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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99 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars 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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

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

Thank sjtol
Media, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

First of all, Penne does not have a very extensive dinner menu, so the three of us ended up ordering pasta. The dinner size capellini was $19 and I would not say it was a very large portion. If I wanted meatballs it would be another $5. And, $25 for two glasses of wine....? The waiter was very pleasant, but... More 

Thank Irvwr
West Palm Beach, Florida
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Read the reviews which were generally average, so that's the mindset I went in with. Excellent service. Very good food. Had the "Fall Ceasar Salad" (odd as its spring), which was a nice twist on the average ceasar. Fresh, and bigger than expected for a side salad. I ordered Cappellini with meatballs and it was fabulous. I did send it... More 

Thank Lisa S
Allentown/Lehigh Valley
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Great location as part of the Hilton Inn at Penn in middle of the Penn campus area. Always accommodating service and creative Italian cuisine.

Thank pkrajsa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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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