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City Center East
0.4 miles from Independence Hall
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$31 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed November 16, 2020

We live in Boston where the North End neighborhood is justly renowned for its outstanding Italian fine dining. Our standards are therefore very high and La Famiglia surpassed them. We started with a wonderful soup of chicken broth with chopped spinach and tortellini. I had...a veal chop that was delicious and very tender. My wife had large tortellini with a seafood filling (triangoli di granchio) which was spectacular. The cheesecake dessert was exquisite. Service was attentive, portions satisfying, cocktail and wine generous. atmosphere pleasant, prices appropriate to value.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed August 3, 2020

What a delight to be able to dine again at La Famiglia, even if it is on Front Street. The food was excellent, the pricing better, and the service great.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020

Had not visited La Famiglia in years but wanted to go back because I remembered it fondly from the times I had gone. I went last night and found it has changed. I still had a good meal but the menu wasn’t very creative. There...was only one special and I could have been reading a menu of any Italian restaurant. The items I ordered were good- burrata with arugula, penne with prosciutto and onions and a rib veal chop. Good food but nothing special a restaurant like the old La Famiglia menu used to be. I noticed the change immediately when they brought out complementary tomato bruschetta. Who’s serving fresh tomatoes in February? No other topping options that are seasonal? When I ordered my veal chop, I asked waiter if it was a rib chop or loin. He didn’t know and didn’t know the difference. He said it was veal. Not the same level of wait staff as they used to have. The wine list could use an update. Although I wanted a good bottle of higher priced wine, an easy find at La Famiglia, there didn’t seem to be many choices for good, more affordable options. One thing that hasn’t changed is the dessert cart. It is still filled with a great variety of options that are excellent. Glad to see that cart is still rolling around! Regrettably, there are now better options for Italian food in Philly than La Famiglia. I hope they can reclaim their status as top notch Italian by matching the inventive menus their competition offers and finding better wait staff that knows more about food. Nobody did it better than them and I think they can get back to how great they used to be.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 2, 2020 via mobile

A group of friends went during restaurant week. The food was delicious and portion size was perfect! The gnocchi melted in your mouth, the tenderloin was not only tender but so flavorful. The desserts were served in small portions with a selection of four. It...again was the perfect size. The setting is small but not cramped...we will be returning!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

This was our third time. But first during restaurant week. The selections for lunch were great. The food and presentation was just as good as during regular times. Their trio of small deserts were the best. The staff was extremely friendly and very attentive to...everyone's needs. This is a great place to enjoy great food.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 24, 2020

Our favorite Italian restaurant in Philadelphia did not disappoint despite our high expectations. The place offers a cosy, elegant, comfortable personal dining experience and the food and service can compete with the best. We visited during restaurant week and did the fixe price menu which...offered an excellent selection at modest prices. We had the gnocci which represents the most challenging dish for a restaurant to do well and it was light, tender and delicious. The veal was done perfectly and the risotto was perfect! The desert was only average but by then we were more than satisfied. La Familigna deserves its reputation as a Phila institution not to missed.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 22, 2020 via mobile

La Famiglia is one of Philly’s more storied restaurants, with atmosphere worthy of the Godfather trilogy and one of the best menus in town. Branzino and gnocchi are the house specialties here, both of which were sampled to audible satisfaction by our party of four....The bruschetta starter may have been the best we ever tasted, with perfectly textured bread. Waiters wear formal black and make a specialty of personal service and possess a gift for knowing just what wines to pair with the meal.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed October 16, 2019 via mobile

We visited La Famiglia for dinner on the recommendation of a family member and were not disappointed. The food and service were both excellent.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 8, 2019

Service was top notch and the food was superb! The salmon was perfectly cooked and the scallops and shrimp with house made pasta was awesome - have to admit to cleaning the sauce from the bowl with the homemade bread. Definitely will go there when...we are in Philly again! Make it a point to go downstairs and see the huge wine cellar.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here. Had the octopus appetizer and it was wonderful. Served in a red sauce..very tender. Couldn’t let it go until we dipped our bread in the sauce. From the chef we also had at the onset homemade breadsticks and...bruschetta. We split the rigatoni, because it looked so good, and it was, had to have it. Then I had the eggplant parm appetizer and again, no disappointment. In addition, the service was impeccable. Hope to get back there.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Response from jennstar79 | Reviewed this property |
We wore nice jeans and sweaters. Dressy casual would be fine or dressy if you wish. No dress code noted.
July 7, 2015|
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Shouldn't be an issue, fairly easy and lots of parking.
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