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Ralph's Italian Restaurant

760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
+1 215-627-6011
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“veal parm” (44 reviews)
“cannoli cake” (18 reviews)
“bread” (58 reviews)
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Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Those of us who run marathons are always looking for a good restaurant the night before the race. We want spaghetti and meatballs (at least I do) and the rest of my party who don't run want other things. We found a perfect place. I...More

1  Thank MarySchaffer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch today with my wife after touring the Italian market. Like the market this is a vestige of a time gone by. The ambiance screamed 1950s but not in a bad way. I enjoyed the tight space and pictures of days gone...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little place is so full of character if fills the senses. Small, authentic, delicious and all the charm of a local place that has been a mainstay for over decades. My favorite is the Mussels in red sauce and as a lover of Italian...More

Thank Matthew E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely loved this place. I ordered eggplant Parmesan with a side of spaghetti and had a salad with my meal. Everything came out perfectly. The slightly chunky marinara sauce was absolutely delicious and was a perfect complement to a very tasty, lightly fried eggplant...More

Thank 4Happycampers72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming up to Ralph's for a number of years and have brought along a variety of friends and family members.And it has always been consistently excellent and today was no different. Prompt excellent, service by a friendly staff, decent pricing (although it...More

Thank MPB222
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The title says it all! The food is beyond outstanding. There was no item that was not over the top in terms of flavor. You just have to try it.

Thank fillyhsh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was more than spectacular: pasta, broccoli, bread, sauce and dessert. This restaurant is in it's own category: Out of this world. Would go again in a heartbeat. We did not have a reservation and sat on the 2nd floor. It was cozy and...More

Thank ruthmcc2017
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Tables too close ... Salad dressing so oily that the lettuce withered..The 38 dollar steak was to hard to cut..The calamari with penne looked good but the sauce was to watery I tried adding the kraft grated cheese for flavor... but didn't help... Left very...More

2  Thank Jowilliamstown
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I have been several times to Ralph’s. I would say you can’t miss this place. I believe it’s one of the best places with some of the best prices for what you get. The clams and red sauce are what they’re known for besides being...More

Thank Jason432
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Simply the best....service, food, atmosphere, price, location. Ralph’s is the type of place that is great for any occasion. It is the best Italian restarting around. PERIOD.

Thank Steve D
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25 September 2017|
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Response from RoadTripper516 | Reviewed this property |
Not specifically but they'll take care of you.
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31 August 2017|
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Response from RoadTripper516 | Reviewed this property |
Not specifically but you can order a meatball (big) and other little bites that will be the same.
10 July 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:45 am - 9:45 pm
11:45 am - 9:45 pm
11:45 am - 9:45 pm
11:45 am - 9:45 pm
11:45 am - 9:45 pm
11:45 am - 10:45 pm
11:45 am - 10:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-6011
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Oldest Italian restaurant in the U.S. established in 1900. Still run by the fourth and fifth generations of the original family.
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