We were here in June 2013, and had a great meal. I'm sorry to say I don't remember exactly what we had; but I do remember it was really good! I struggled with a 3 or 4 rating only because we had just arrived in Philly at dinner time, and checked into our accommodations, and were tired. Our placed suggested a pub right down the block which was filled to the brim and incredibly loud; so we walked on discovering La Viola just across the street by a few buildings. We went to the Bistro; we didn't even notice the other location right across the street until the next day. When we arrived, we were to learn of the practice in Philly that we had no idea about - so be forewarned! - many places are cash only and BYOB. We were too tired to go back out, and it was late, to hunt up a liquor store, and were we glad we had cash on us (not commonly done these days in the US). The only issue was that there was upwards of 22 people in the middle of the Bistro celebrating something - and they had no consideration for the other 1/2 dozen tables in the place - nor did the management ask them to quiet down either. We thought about leaving for a few minutes while looking at the menu, and realized that they were on dessert; so we held out. We were glad we did - as by the time our main dish came, they had left and the place was quiet. And, the other moment was that they forgot our appetizer until we asked for it after waiting with our water for some time -- they didn't really have enough staff to keep up with that huge party and the rest of us. But, after all that, go for the delicious food and good waitstaff - just check that the parties already seated don't number over a usual amount!!