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“Second Visit and Still An Excellent Restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bistro Romano

Bistro Romano
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Ranked #86 of 4,318 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: Between Front and 2nd
Transit: Septa: 40 Bus, 57 Bus
Margate City, New Jersey
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Second Visit and Still An Excellent Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

This was our second visit, for a very special occasion, and it even exceed our high expectations that we had from our previous visit earlier last year. I had requested a romantic table when I made the reservation and when were escorted to our table in a quite corner, it was covered with rose petals, what a nice surprise. My wife was very impressed, it made me look good. The food was outstanding as I remember previously, we had the Caesar salad made at the table - fabulous with great flavor. Then we had two of their pastas that our server recommended (think his name was Kieth - great service) an osso bucco ravioli in a wine reduction - sensational and the other a wild mushroom ravioli - again over the top. The server did say they make them in house. We even ordered an extra to take home for the next day. For dessert we shared the tira misu, great coffee flavor with the delicate lady fingers and marscarpone cheese. We can't wait to return for our anniversary.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank William S
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Date | Rating
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English first
Halethorpe, Maryland
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Sorry... I'm disappointed.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

My girlfriend and I came up with an idea to have a nice quiet dinner somewhere for Valentine's day. So we selected this place. We were not impressed with the pricing and portion and not only that, we were put in the corner with a stubborn table. While service was great... the food was not as great as advertised. Did get a $30 GC but we don't recommend this place. The romantic setting was not great, it was very average,

  • Visited February 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TheEnforcer_021
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West Deptford, New Jersey, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Excellent food, atmosphere and easy to get to. Great service! Great for couples, very romantic.
Candlelit tables. Would definitely recommend this for anyone.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Susan M
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Love the shows they have here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

The food here is above average, but the shows that they put on here once in awhile are great. The price is fantastic and every time I see a show it is top notch for getting a group of friends to have a night out together. Parking is nasty around here trying to find a free spot, but it's right at the end of the South Street district.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bluejeanfood
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New York City, New York
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129 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Romantic with delicious food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

the food was very good at Bistro Romano, the ambiance is delightful and the service is professional and attentive. what else can you ask for when celebrating a special occasion.

Visited January 2013
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2 Thank dreyes1047
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