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High Note Cafe at Francoluigi's

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1549 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-6204 (Formerly High Note Cafe) (Tasker & 13 st.)
+1 215-755-8903
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Brought relatives from another area who don't get the opportunity for too much GOOD ethnic food. This was perfect! The staff was so warm and friendly that we felt like we were at their house for a Sunday dinner. And, all the food was perfecto.

Thank Amy B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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141 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Literally, this place is in a neighborhood section of south philly. There is no public parking garages or lots near by. The service was great and our waitress was very attentive. I had a veal parmigiana but it was ok. But my wife Italian pizza was outstanding. Other couple had a Sunday special, seafood pasta in a bid a sauce... More 

Thank Captkave
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

This is my go-to all around pizza and pasta restaurant when I want to eat Italian food. They are consistently good every time. We never feel disappointed...you can tell it's a good neighborhood place since you can tell when you wait for the table or your take out food they calling out their old customers by name.

Thank lunzeea
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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197 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

What a surprise! Neighborhood Italian restaurant with an unpretentious dining room serving unbelievably delicious food. The front of the house is a pizza joint like so many others within a short walking distance. Planning on just pizza, we were thrilled with a wonderful Caesar Salad with an unbelievable dressing - so good. Complimentary garlic rolls which we used to soak... More 

Thank Food_Snob_PA
Riverside, New Jersey
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Went for a birthday dinner with familys which we don't get the opportunity to always do. We picked high note because we have been many times and like the food. We had a party of 6, and after two hours were basically being given the hint that they wanted us to leave. Because we were having fun catching up and... More 

1 Thank 95Mrss2010
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Minimal menu but food was very good. The ambiance was sensational. Small, intimate, yet full of music and energy. Waiter was very knowledgable and personable. Live piano and singing was very enjoyable and did not stop us from enjoying our conversation. They have a bar, but allow BYO wine with no corkage fee. Great place for two couples to enjoy.

Thank Anthony P
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

A great neighborhood spot with pizza and traditional Italian fare with flare. The weekend Jazz duo played and engaged the crowd. 13th street is lit up for the holidays.

Thank jgadventurer
Oxford, Pennsylvania
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203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere, live music, delicious food, reasonable prices, and friendly service. That's 5 stars. Crowded street parking only but we used Uber so wasn't an issue.

Thank HankW80
Audubon, Pennsylvania
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2015

My family of 4 enjoyed the pizza and a talented man at the piano. The entrees we felt we not as good as the impressive pizza. We will go back, but for pizza only.

Thank Danielle D
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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131 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Best pizza in Philadelphia. Friendly on the phone. Fast & friendly delivery drivers. We also had dinner here. Service is excellent. The shrimp fra diablo is delish!! Amazing!

Thank Charlie T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 35
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1549 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-6204 (Formerly High Note Cafe)
    (Tasker & 13 st.)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-755-8903
High Note Cafe is the Only Italian restaurant in South Philadelphia with Live Music & Singing Chef Franco, Also Serving Homemade Southern Italian cuisine. Now serving Wine, Beer and Cocktails. Philadelphia Magazine 2004 "Most Romantic", ZAGAT Rated since1997,Live Music ,Singing Servers, Wednesdays & Thursdays LIVE Jazz 6 to 10 PM. www.highnotecafe.com

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