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La Fourno Ristorante

$$ - $$$
City Center East
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636 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2102 (7th Street)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Philadelphia, PA
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a repeat visit. Both times the food and service was excellent. Al, the owner, made us feel welcome. Try the pizza patate as a large shared appetizer or as a main course. The crust, dressed sweet ricotta, was enhanced by the perfectly salted sliced potatoes on top. The salmon was moist and the al dente side of pasta... More 

Thank artistandtraveler
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made reservations for a Small Family Occasion-We were special from the time we walked in. Tourists and Locals are all treated the same. Al, the proprietor never ceases to do something special. You are welcomed to bring your own wine on 2 days(call and check). Try the Polenta with mushroom sauce and the Talapia always a favorite.Always a favorite on... More 

Thank Juliesuebrian
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

The calamari was average but everything else was excellent. This is a great place to eat and the service was really good.

Thank Philly700
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

I visit this place often and love the food here. I recommend this place to anyone that's visiting Philly. I would personally recommend the Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken. Save room for the dessert menu. The service is excellent and the servers are top notch. I have been a repeat customer for 5 years and would recommend it to anyone!

Thank Ralph Q
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Had dinner there last week and I was very disappointed. My wife and I have been going to this place for many years. However, this time the service was sorely lacking and the pizza, usually good, was below par. Perhaps because I was alone, but the waiter simply didn't perform. The pizza crust was just flabby and the toppings were... More 

Thank BMC69
Boston, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Simple review, is exactly what it says it is family run Italian with well cooked food, plenty of choice and staff that care about what they are doing. Would definitely go back.

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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Real Italian food. From Panini's to Scampi Voted best of Philly Veal parmigiana Always a warm welcome Staff make you feel right at home A visit to your table by the manager assures that you are in good hands Try a pizza as a starter from a wood burning oven then order a delicious entree and dessert Meals like Mama... More 

Thank Joseph S
Manama, Bahrain
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We visited La Fourno for dinner - on first entry we were a bit disappointed - the restaurant at first glance looks a bit small and "fast food" like. However, after entry the staff led us to a table in the back which actually had quite a good atmosphere. There was a standard menu as well as a list of... More 

Thank Will V
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

We never go to south street, because we felt only for young people. Well wrong we were, it is so worthwhile heading down to south street to have a superb meal. We went with our friends this evening and we all live in center city. We eat in NYC and now have found an Italian restaurant to compare to the... More 

Thank Marlene S
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

We went on Sunday evening, for dinner. The meals were delicious. They started with warm garlic bread with dipping sauce with olive oil and seasoning. The salads were freshly made and the meals were good portions and tasty. We split the dessert, which was fabulous! The only bad thing was that the rest rooms were upstairs on the second floor.

Thank rose762016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 636 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2102
    (7th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-627-9000
Italian food is as varied as the land and the people. At La Fourno you will taste truly remarkable, authentically prepared dishes from Abruzzo, Umbria & Tuscany. From antipasti to dolci, wine and spirits, everything is wonderfully prepared and affordably priced. We pride ourselves on using only the freshest ingredients of the highest quality in our award-winning food served to you by our attentive, knowledgeably and friendly staff.

Come join us. We can guarantee that you'll enjoy the entire experience that is dining at La Fourno.

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