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Bistro Romano

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Center East
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120 Lombard St, Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602 (Between Front and 2nd)
+1 215-925-8880
16:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bistro Romano's food is wonderful. The menu is extensice and the atomosphere is old world charm. I felt like I was dining in a wine cellar in Italy with low candles and a beautifully appointed table. It is a must if you are in Philadelphia. Prices are competitive.

Thank kathleens4
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was taken here by my husband and children for my birthday , was I in for a surprise !! Unusual bar from a ship on the first floor , with spiral stairs taking you to the cellar. This is where you dine in a cellar atmosphere surrounded by the smell of freshly made Caesar salads at your tables, pasta... More 

Thank C S
Beach Haven, New Jersey
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258 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went spur of the moment recently and were thrilled that we were able to score the Wine Room. Private and romantic and as always, the food was excellent. Our server left much to be desired. He tried TOO hard to be funny or to be a performer and probably should have given much greater attention to our orders and... More 

Thank T C M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bunch of my cousin's and I got together (no kids) for a night out. It was such a great night out. Right from the moment we sat down, it was nice. Our waitress was very attentive, the food was amazing and the general manager was so friendly. I loved the food! The grilled octopus appetizer was to die for.... More 

Thank USAluvsCambodia
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Before all the children head back to college, we spent the day in Philly museum hopping--more for us but they were good sports! So their reward was dinner at Bistro Romano and what a reward! Quiet mid week visit so we were able to find parking right on Headhouse Square and walk a half block to the restaurant. Not sure... More 

Thank IrishKate57
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I am certain I could make this a 2 page review, however; I will refrain but make it worth a quick read. Ask for Elena to be your server, first and foremost. Also, if you are a party of 2, choose to dine in the wine cellar, the most romantic $15 you'll spend this year. We have dined here on... More 

Thank brandi1441
Malta, New York
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Friends and I had dinner at Bistro Romano the night before our marathon run. Everything ordered was delicious (salads, pasta, dessert)! We truly loved the atmosphere of the restaurant, from the exposed brick walls, amazing bar, open entry with stairs leading to seating downstairs - gorgeous! We will definitely be back!

Thank Magnificent_U2
Blackwood, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We enjoy an evening at Bistro Romano, My Wife and I have been there a few times and just recently we brought six of our friends for our Christmas get together, everyone had a great meal, The food is excellent, unique recopies, and the service is just as good, not intrusive but for sure attentive, and the atmosphere is the... More 

Thank billborda
Newark, Delaware
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We decided to try Bistro for the first time tonight. Location was very easy to find, decor was very authentic and wine cellar seating was an interesting experience. We loved the environment in general and layout. We had reservations and were seated immediately. Appetizers were excellent, entrees would've have been great if they'd been cooked appropriately. We did let the... More 

1 Thank Palmbreeze85
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent experience at Bistro Romano. The staff was professional, friendly and accommodating; food was well prepared and nicely presented. We always enjoy the ambience of the restaurant rounding it out for a delightful evening.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 40
Italian, Gluten Free Options
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, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
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

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