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“Great Italian food!”

Gran Caffe L'Aquila
Ranked #20 of 4,690 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Description: The first U.S. Caffè from an award winning cast of Gelato artisans and coffee artisans Stefano Biasini & Michele Morelli. Come early mornings for espresso & gelato made in house. Come back for lunch to explore an extensive food and wine menu in Rittenhouse Square.
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Description: The first U.S. Caffè from an award winning cast of Gelato artisans and coffee artisans Stefano Biasini & Michele Morelli. Come early mornings for espresso & gelato made in house. Come back for lunch to explore an extensive food and wine menu in Rittenhouse Square.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We were there for a lunch and everything we ordered was just amazing. The true taste of Italian food and indeed the gelato is delicious. The staff is very friendly and the restaurant is kid-friendly. Highly recommended

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Want an amazing pasta lunch? The Gran Caffe will prepare you one. Just want a fresh pulled coffee drink and a pastry? They'll make that for you. Need a wine bar moment or a deftly made Manhattan to help ease your troubles? They have a good wine selection and full bar, too.

We were just there for coffee and croissants. But the pastas served to the table next to us looked not just good but extraordinarily so, and if we'd had an extra day in Philadelphia we'd have returned here for lunch. Both for the food and the sophisticated energy of the cafe's vibe.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We had a couple beers, appetizer, and pasta carbonara with bacon gelato on top. It’s sounds kind of weird, but it was really good. The atmosphere is great and then we took the tiramisu for dessert as a takeout. If you are looking for good Italian food in the heart of Philly, this is your place.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Get the mixed meat ravioli with truffle oil. It's amazing. I had a Branzino my wife had the monk fish. They were both bland for our taste. But the food was fresh. Drinks were great and service was fantastic. For 2 apps, 2 entrees, 2 coffees, 1 desert and 3 drinks, the bill was just under $140.
Personal Gripe: Please stop bringing toddlers to fine dining restaurant as the screaming and running around ruins the experience for other guests.I have a toddler and I don't take him to fine dining restaurants.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Set up as a typical Italian cafe but bigger, this place is really inviting! The coffee specialties are really really good and strong, the pastries (huge cannoli, freshly filled for you) and sandwiches (e.g., omelet croissant) were just delicious. Everything is also to go.

Did not try the gelato as it was too early in the morning...maybe next time.

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1  Thank girlfromfaraway
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