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Ristorante Pesto

1915 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2216
+1 215-336-8380
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  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1915 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2216
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely will recommend. Food and service very good. Owner, Connie very attentive as with her staff! Delicious!

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Was looking for a place to bring clients and decided to take my wife, mother and 2 year old to try it out. Everyone was friendly and the food was fantastic! From the clams casino appetizer, caesar salad to the main dishes and desserts... everything...More

Thank KCD0814
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The best Italian food you ever tasted. My father in law who was born in Italy would agree hands down that this was truly authentic Italian cooking. My son chose this place after his white coat ceremony and we were so happy he did. The...More

Thank amyn301
Reviewed 5 days ago

I’ve been a fan of Pesto for well over a decade, and am thrilled every time I go. The gnocchi: fanstastic. The cavatelli: an award-winning signature dish. From appetizers to desserts, everything is sublime. Whether it’s a special occasion or just a regular visit, owners...More

Thank selhars
Reviewed 6 days ago

As soon as I entered Pesto I was greeted warmly and sincerely by owner Concetta, setting the mood for a lovely evening. Bring your appetite since portions are ample and worthy of “la scarpetta” (using your bread to sop up the last bit of sauce...More

Thank UncadooPhilly
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food here is always excellent and so is the atmosphere. This is an authentic Italian gem! One of my favorites is their Zuppa di Pesce. It is excellent. The location is convenient right off the Broad Street subway line so it makes it easy...More

Thank Shannon2222
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Pesto tonight ,it was delicious and had to bring my main meal home because I was filled. Had shrimp wrapped in bacon batter dipped to perfection. Had the mixed salad with pear carmilized pecans. Gorgonzola was excellent. The wait staff could not have...More

Thank Margie D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I just had the most amazing dining experience in quite some time. The food was outstanding, delicious from appetizer through to and including desert!! The service was unbelievable, we felt like family from the moment we walked in, until the minute we...More

Thank curtina44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment my husband and I walked through the doors a genuine greeting rang in the foyer from the beautiful owner. She was so welcoming that we miss her already. The food is delicious and nicely plated. The portions, oh my! Bring your appetite...More

Thank Agwanda H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised to see this restaurant at the top of Philadelphia's list of best Italian, considering the competition of venerable red gravy restaurants such as Villa Di Roma and other standbys in South Philadelphia. We decided to give it a try, and found it...More

Thank Jill3461
Concetta V, Owner at Ristorante Pesto, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay at Pesto! Our calamari are so tender that we always receive compliments on their tenderness as well as our cavatelli which is by far our most popular entre! The "Nutella" soufflé is made with Nutella by...More

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Brad A
18 September 2017|
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Response from Roman S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do, reasonably priced too.
21 August 2017|
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Response from Betsy G | Reviewed this property |
You can bring wine only. They do have a full service bar as well, but do not permit you to bring anything other than wine.
22 July 2017|
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Response from marshadu4 | Reviewed this property |
I was surprised that it was not on Open Table, but I called and was able to get the reservation near the time I desired. Definitely would not recommend going there without a reservation---the couple in front of us were... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1915 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2216
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-336-8380
Giovanni and Concetta Varallo are honored to welcome you to RISTORANTE PESTO. Our meals are prepared in the finest Authentic Italian Tradition, using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients available. Chef Giovanni Varallo's and Chef Maria Varallo-Facenda's care, dedication and attention to detail transform every dish into a work of art. We hope your stay with us is a "Dining Experience."
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