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“Bistro experience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Couch Tomato Cafe'

The Couch Tomato Cafe'
Ranked #10 of 4,318 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Soups, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Manayunk
Description: The Couch Tomato Café is your number one destination in Manayunk for gourmet pizzas & salads, known for its thin-crust NY-style pizza, as well as its large, fresh, & creative salads. Upon opening in 2003, it quickly establishing itself as the area’s leading takeout, delivery, and catering favorite, winning several accolades including “Best Pizza” by Philadelphia Magazine, and “Best Soups”by City Paper, just to name a few. It’s focus on buying local, and specialization in vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free offerings has helped make The Couch Tomato Cafe’ a popular choice!The Couch Tomato Cafés extensive menu includes:Gourmet Pizzas & CalzonesSpecialty Salads & WrapsSignature Sandwiches & PaninisHomemade Soups.
West Chester, PA
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364 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Bistro experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

We were in the upstairs bistro of this restaurant this past weekend. My wife was thinking about a tapas-type experience. Parking in Manayunk can be a challenge on a weekend night. We got flagged into a temporary lot in front of a commercial operation just east of the restaurant on Main Street.........but we found that the restaurant does have complimentary parking -- pull up, call the number on a sidewalk sign and they will do the rest.

Tapas we tried were the MacnCheese with Bacon, Crispy Artichokes, Coconut Shrimp, and the Lump Crab Stack. The Lump Crab Stack was the absolute winner and the Crispy Artichokes were very good. I have had better Macn Cheese tapas - this tapa needs some work on cheese types for some zing. The Coconut Shrimp was slightly overcooked and dry. We also ordered Pinot Noir with the meal. The tapas were between $7 and $13.50. We skipped dessert since we were full.

You may have to climb two flights for the upper parts of the restaurant. I believe it had elevators for the handicapped.

A very good bistro experience. We would try again, probably try their pizza selections next time.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

Unique, flavorful, reasonably-priced food. My wife got the Waldorf salad and I, the honey chipotle chicken pizza. Both were outstanding. I also tried the birch beer soda. Would highly recommend

Visited November 2013
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Florence, New Jersey
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Different type of place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

If you want to try something alil different but still want something that is really tasty then you should give this place a try. They have some interesting mixes of different types of pizza. They also of a decent selection of other types of bistro foods. The decor and general atmosphere inside is great. The only downside is; where it is located, finding a place to park can be kind of changeling.

  • Visited November 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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153 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great place for dinner at a affordable price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

I went here as Groupon was offering a dinner for two for $17. The food was delicious and filling. We had a slider each, mac n cheese with bacon then an appetizing pizza. The total was $15 (for a glass of wine and a soda) + $17 groupon. The retail value of the complete meal is $42 + tax and tip.

  • Visited November 2013
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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philadelphia
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“Best veriety of pizza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

Love the different kinds of pizza they offer!

They also have the best gluten free pizza crust I've ever had!

Visited September 2013
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Thank Nicolette S
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