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“Absolutely Amazing”

L'Angolo Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #127 of 4,390 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: South Philadelphia
1 review
“Absolutely Amazing”
Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We went for a nice Saturday night family dinner and it was perfect! There were so many unique and delicious, homemade, Italian dishes to choose from. We thoroughly enjoyed the environment and the people were incredibly polite and nice!

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Erial, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
“Like being in an Italian family house for dinner”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

A friend was in Philly from Texas and wanted to try local Italian food. Read reviews here and decided to try this place.
First, you better have reservations, second you'll be lucky to get a close parking space, third you better be experianced in narrow street tight space parallel parking, forth you must not object to eating close to others or having your conversation drowned out. Imagine Thanksgiving dinner (35 people) at an Italian family's house in a city row home
One inside you find that it's very small, a converted city row home, about 12 feet wide. We had 7:15 reservations and were promtly seated at 7:15 while walk-ins that got there prior to us waited.
Our guest had the Caesar Salad $8.50 which he remarked was really good, had I ate that much salad, 6" plate piled 6" high, I would not have been able to eat anything else.
Wife had the Lobster Ravioli (blush sauce) $18 (about 10 raviolli) which she remarked were "excellent". Guest and I both had the Braciola (veal rolled with prosciutto topped with smoked mozzarella braised with tomato) $20 which we both enjoyed. The guest enjoyed his Key Lime pie while wife & I had the canollis. While we enjoyed the plain we LOVED the chocolate.
Now, while no one in our group is Italian and may not be the best judge of "authentic" Italian food I felt very reassured of the quality since the place was packed with Italians and more waiting to get in.

  • Visited March 2014
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Portland, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“South Philly is where it's at.”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

Small, quaint little Italian restaurant off of Broad St. on Porter. Great specials. BYOB, but they helped us with that by sending one of their staff to the store for a bottle of good wine. Everything was made in house with an emphasis on authentic.

Visited January 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

A block off Broad street in a residential community, the food was awesome in this homey restaurant with about 10 tables you get to after walking past the open kitchen. Walking in, you could see these guys could cook and they were friendly when we asked for ideas. Very friendly service and reasonable prices. Can't wait to go back.

Visited December 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“It's becoming a family tradition...”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

This is the best Italian food that I've found.

You walk in through the kitchen and get hit with wonderful garlic/other smells, and are served treat after treat. Portions are generous. No one has ever left hungry!

My family has been coming here for several years now. We've never had a bad meal. Yes, it's tight seating, and yes, you almost always should get a reservation, but we've never regretted going, and always compare other Italian restaurants unfavorably to this one.

  • Visited December 2013
    • Food
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