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Fratelli's Italian Bistro

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1339 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3519 (Broad & Chestnut)
+1 215-731-0700
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Hershey, PA, USA
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197 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dined on a not-too-busy Friday. Basic red-sauce Italian selections, tasty and well-prepared. Service courteous, cheerful, prompt. Wine selections for this kind of establishment. Warm bread would have been a welcome touch.

Thank 2streetr
Alexandria, Virginia
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188 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take the time to find this place! Food exceptional, prices fair, staff excellent. We had daily special (mussels, salmon and shrimp), penna pasta and apple walnut salad. Portions huge. Try the ketelone&champagne martini. Most yummy Niki is a phenomenal ambassador for this place and a darned good server/drink maker.

Thank merrydb
Salisbury, Maryland
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146 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the special with the choices recommended by our server - Jamie. Everything was very good. This was a great place to start our vacation.

Thank Randy P
Ottertail, Minnesota
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Our group of nine adults ended up here on a Friday night. I made an online reservation about 3 hours prior to arriving. After reading some of the reviews, we were a bit skeptical, however, we couldn't have been more pleased! The food was delicious and the service was great! We found out that all of the food is made... More 

Thank Mary D
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Probably the best salads I have seen. Three of us thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the ambiance. I suspect everything would have tasted good as well. The menu had plenty of variety. Highly recommend.

Thank vacationaddictDenver
Calgary, Canada
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126 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in without reservations on a Friday night, and the very friendly manager told us to come back at 7:30 and he'd fit us in, which he did. The appetizers were good, the bread was delicious, and the entrees were nice, although the portions were very large. We'd go back next time we stay in the center city area.

Thank Patti D
Franklinton, Louisiana
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The menu was fairly predictable and the pasta that we ordered was tasty if not wonderful. The main attraction was that it was across the street from our hotel. Service was passable.

Thank Carole K
Abingdon, Maryland
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Very convenient to the Ritz-Carlton, our home away from home, we decided on Friday, November 11 at about 6:30 PM to give this spot a try without reservations. Although it was dinner rush hour, there were about 5-6 empty tables and booths we could see from the hostess stand. The hostess was in the process of seating another couple when... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

After a day full of lectures at the nearby Convention Center, we walked along Chestnut Street, where the offer of restaurants is quite wide. We were attracted to Fratelli, just by looking inside and admiring decor, perusing the menu and, mainly, the welcoming staff who let us review it before deciding whether to stay or not. It was a great... More 

Thank Poetisa
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It is close to the Broad Street Arts area. After a concert we love to go there for a cocktail and a snack. Get the the Warm Crab Cheesecake!!

Thank RobtSeibel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1339 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3519
    (Broad & Chestnut)
  • Public Transportation: City Hall
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-731-0700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?