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Popi's Italian Restaurant

South Philadelphia
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3120 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19145-5702
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our business had dinner in here one night and were extremely happy with the service and food. Needless to say, I don't think there was anything left on everyone's plates. The staff is fun and courteous. I had the lobster ravioli and it was amazing. The ambience had an appearance of fine dining but casual wear is appropriate.

Thank Mbenna
Vancouver, Wash, USA
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Went at 9pm on a Saturday night - choose to sit outside. Staff was prompt and excellent. Had braised asparagus and Chicken Alexander. Both of which were well prepared, good presentation and tasty. My friend had fried Calamari which was unsatisfactory - undercooked. When the waiting staff noticed that it was uneaten they immediately removed any charges for it from... More 

Thank David C
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

My family loves Popi's. The food and service are always top notch. My old fashioned and champagne were perfect. I absolutely loved the brucheta appetizer. You can't go wrong with Popi salad. The veal di Mare was perfectly prepared. The tiramisu was lovely and my cappuccino was stupendous. A great meal and will return.

Thank Phillyguy65
Saint Louis, Missouri
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

When the Marriott airport restaurant had a wait (yes, can you believe it) on a Monday night, a coworker and I took Uber to this terrific little restaurant nearby. I had linguini and clams, which were maybe the best I’ve ever eaten. The service was prompt and the martinis iced-cold and delicious. Two of us had a drink, shared an... More 

Thank Dave K
New Jersey
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310 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

They have a parking lot which makes a comfortable start. We met a group of finds at Popi's . It was my first time at this restaurant. What a lovely surprise. We were early so had a couple of drinks at the bar. My margarita was perfect. The bartender made great cocktails and was attentive and friendly, The décor pleasant.... More 

Thank Connie L
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant came recommended by my sister. It's located close to the stadiums in Philadelphia and we were looking for a dinner spot pre-game. The food was delicious. Loved their red sauce. A little pricy. Service was good.

Thank Josey311
Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

My wife, son and I had never been to Popi's, and never would have since it is not in your usual restaurant enclaves in the city, including S. Philly. We were pleasantly surprised by our experience there, and will definitely return. It is a nicely designed, decorated and comfortable facility where carrying on a conversation is easy and relaxed. The... More 

Thank Jack W
gina r, Owner at Popi's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

We certainly appreciate your glowing review of our restaurant. We do aim to please and welcome criticisms as well, so we can improve on what we do. It's great to hear the positive responses and look forward to seeing you again. Thanks......................Vel Rucci More 

Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We were looking forward to a great night out. Staff were friendly if a little over attentive. However, the food was only adequate - not hot enough. Unfortunately we were scammed with an extortionately priced starter platter. Having chosen 5 starters at approx $15 per person our server offered to bring them on a sharing platter so we could all... More 

2 Thank Sue J
gina r, Owner at Popi's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

To start with I am sorry for your poor experience. We sell many starter platters at Popi's and the customers generally are very satisfied. You chose 5 starters for 10 people at approximately $15.00 per person. so your charge was correct. Our appetizers are all in that price range. Had you each gotten your own app this would still have... More 

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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Ate with a group on Saturday 20th. Waitress was lovely and friendly until we queried the bill - I ordered a starter of calamari. It never arrived. When I asked was told it was on the main platter which 4 of my colleagues had ordered. Steak for main course - was lukewarm and undercooked. Music was very loud. Plus points... More 

Thank gabbie-TA
Newark, Delaware
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Went here on a Tuesday night. There were only a few other people at the place. The food good but not great. I had the Chicken Sicilian which was tasty but it comes with mushrooms and peppers which there were hardly any on the plate. The linguini alfredo was ok but a bit dry and sticky. The restaurant itself is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3120 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19145-5702
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > South Philadelphia
  • Neighborhood: South Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 215-755-7180

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?