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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)
215-823-6222
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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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New York City, New York
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Encinitas, California
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36 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 

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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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Illinois
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124 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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.

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Thank sjtol
Media, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
63 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 

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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 

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Thank Lisa S
Allentown/Lehigh Valley
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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.

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Bad service. Mixed up the order, poor service, no attention at all and took forever to get the check which was done incorrectly. Restaurant almost empty so no excuse.

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Thank Judiemcm
Garden City, New York
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200 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

We stayed at this Hilton property and were feeling lazy so we chose to eat right downstairs. It was fine but I was hoping for more. The place claims to be a wine bar but didn't have that many wines by the glass in my opinion to make that claim. Our waiter was nice and the food was fine but... More 

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New Jersey
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The average rating reflects the amount of choices they have to select from. My boyfriend and I are vegetarians. Italian is usually our go to in Philadelphia but we were staying in a different area than normal so we decided to try some where new. There were 3 choices for us, so we selected a special which was mushroom stuffed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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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