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Bistro Romano

120 Lombard St, Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602
+1 215-925-8880
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“caesar salad” (78 reviews)
“veal” (34 reviews)
“tiramisu” (29 reviews)
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
120 Lombard St, Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great meal. Even the bread was wonderful. Fun to have a tableside Caesar. The pianist wasn’t playing during our visit, but this doesn’t seem like it would be a loud place, even with more people and a piano. The service was impeccable,...More

Thank divefan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I find a dish I love, I will probably go to that restaurant on a monthly basis until the day I die. I thought I had found my Italian restaurant match made in heaven here when I first ate at Bistro Romano and wasted...More

Thank SueMPA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Bistro Romano before. The food was just as good except for the Brussels sprouts. They appears to be frozen not fresh. Very disappointed. Other items such as the veal saltimbocca and the scallops were very tasty. But the booth we sat...More

Thank linj25
Michael G, Owner at Bistro Romano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon – Thank you for dining with us again; delighted to hear you enjoyed your entrees. Rest assured chef only sources fresh yet do apologize that the Brussels sprouts were not to your liking. Needless to say, your server that evening did not meeting...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I attended my mother-in-laws birthday party which included a dinner and a show. For the food overall it was pretty good. I had chicken with risotto which was tasty. For soup I had roasted garlic potato which was unique and very tasty as well. As...More

Thank Anthony A
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Recently took my fiance here for his birthday dinner. What a wonderful restaurant! Although I have been there before, my sweetheart had not. He was charmed by the ambiance and delighted with the choices on the menu and the food. Had no idea it was...More

Thank devilish_patsy
Reviewed 29 January 2018

The food was quite good, especially the Truffle Gnocchi (amazing) and the diver scallops. Servers were professional, and can make a table-side Cesar salad. Also, don't miss the Hazelnut Semifreddo for dessert, wow. The history of the building is also impressive, being almost 300 years...More

Thank Brad G
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

I had dinner here for restaurant week! The interior design and decor is very pretty and different. I am not a fan of dim lighting they had. The staff are amazingly polite and they will say thank you 100 times! I got pomegranate cocktail with...More

Thank Phenom M
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Just returned from an anniversary weekend to Old City, Philly. Found reviews for this restaurant and thought it had what my wife and I liked. This place lived up to, and exceeded the posted reviews. We arrived 15 min early for res, so we took...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Loved that this bistro is located in a rustic basement. It gives such a warm feeling dining with the natural brick walls. The food is delicious and can't wait to try some new dishes on my next visit to Philadephia.

Thank Ilume
Reviewed 23 December 2017

My bride and I enjoyed one of our best meals several Sunday evenings ago. Our first time here, but it will not be our last. Gracious service upon entering, we were happily led down to the basement/romantic dining area. Our server made a wonderful tableside...More

Thank appetitetogo
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25 November 2017|
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Response from Lisa W | Reviewed this property |
Good luck to that. I Always take a taxi
Omolara A
30 May 2017|
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Response from kathleens4 | Reviewed this property |
I did not pay for the table. It will be around $100. They often have specials on living social.
Erica D
1 November 2016|
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Response from Michael G | Property representative |
Although we don't have a dress code, most of our guests wear business casual attire. thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Lombard St, Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602
    (Between Front and 2nd)
  • Public Transportation: Septa: 40 Bus, 57 Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-925-8880
  • E-mail
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