About Bistro Romano
Philadelphia, PA 19147
This Historic Landmark, nestled in an 18th century granary, will stimulate your senses with an ambiance of candlelight and casual elegance while creating an unforgettable dining experience. Wine Spectator Award for our wine list! Voted a “Best of Philly” Restaurant, guests enjoy Bistro Romano’s acclaimed Regional Italian Cuisine and rave of the award-winning Caesar Salad prepared tableside and the romantic underground wine cellar for two. Please call for Wine Cellar and Mystery Theatre reservations. We are now celebrating our 25th year! Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence (Two Glasses). Over 750 wine selections, including 20 by the glass.
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Between Front and 2nd
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Piano Bar Friday & Saturday; Mystery Dinner Theater Friday & Saturday - Must call 215-238-1313 for Mystery Theatre tickets.
Bistro Romano provides off-site catering & theme parties for 25 to 2500.
Parking Meters are free after 5pm on Wednesday nights . Discounted parking at Park America Garage at 215 Lombard Street: Sunday-Thursday $9, Friday and Saturday $19. Acquire parking pass from hostess.
Septa: 40 Bus, 57 Bus
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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Bistro Romano can accommodate private parties of up to 125 people for a sit-down meal or 200 for a cocktail party in the 120 Room. Other rooms are available for smaller groups. Bistro Romano specializes in Business Meetings, Wedding Receptions, and Rehearsal Dinners.
Bistro Romano Ratings and Reviews
I took my wife to Bistro Romano for her ...
I took my wife to Bistro Romano for her 40th Birthday. We had an amazing time. The staff was very accommodating and pleasant. They provided us with a discount parking voucher which was very useful and the parking lot was less than a block away. The ambiance once inside was very warm, from coat checking to the hostess (who made sure rose petals were on our table for my wife) to the waiter who took care of us. We were seated in a very intimate area where we could enjoy each other's conversation without a lot of interruptions. The staff did come to check on us, which was appreciated. My wife posted on Facebook how awesome of a time she had at Bistro Romano and shared how amazing the Creme' Brulee was. The Caesar salad and dinner was also fantastic. We can't wait to go back with some friends to do the Mystery Dinner that they have. Great job Bistro Romano.... Thumbs Up!
Bistro Romano is one of my favorite Phil ...
Bistro Romano is one of my favorite Philly restaurants. I love the cozy and historic atmosphere. The food is consistently excellent and they have an impressive wine menu. Well worth the price for a wonderful night out with the people you love.
Overall excellent experience. Had the du ...
Overall excellent experience. Had the duck ravioli special. The ravioli was great but the sauce was heavy on salt, which when brought to their attention, immediately offered to replace it. The semifreddo was spectacular. Would highly recommend. Will return if we are back in the area.
The flavor profile of the dishes was way ...
The flavor profile of the dishes was way too overwhelming and didn't combine well. There were about 10 different flavors on each plate which overpowered the main course. Need to scale back on the amount of sauces that were used to dress the plate.
We made a reservation. We waited a littl ...
We made a reservation. We waited a little bit but it was worth the wait. The hostess was nice and allowed us to have better seating than what was originally offered. The server knew her stuff and was very polite. The drinks, entree and dessert all were delicious. Well worth the money.
My wife and I have been here many times ...
My wife and I have been here many times and love it. When I made our reservations I requested a romantic table for a special birthday ( my wife says). We were brought to our table covered in rose petals and very romantic.. The service was spectacular. The staff made my wife's birthday a wonderful experience.
My fiance and I visited for her birthday ...
My fiance and I visited for her birthday, and there are no words that would do our experience justice. The ambiance, the cuisine, the service, the memories. All 5 star! Romantic setting, quiet dining set in a wine cellar, and some of the best food we've had dining out. And Elena, our server was amazing. Thank you Bistro Romano. We will see you again very soon.
We go to Bustro Romano when we want a ca ...
We go to Bustro Romano when we want a casual atmosphere with good basic food. They have a wonderful Cesar salad. The service is always attentive and friendly. We were particularly impressed this New Years Eve. Generally food and service on this night is sub oar. Busting aranano did a great job of providing its usual great service and good food!
Went here with a small group for NYE din ...
Went here with a small group for NYE dinner. We all enjoyed the various options on the prix fixe menu, along with the accompanying wine pairings. Speedy and attentive service as well. Love the ambiance of the place (old wine cellar). It was nice having someone playing the piano while we dined. Hidden gem, definitely recommended
We enjoyed the New Year's Eve early seat ...
We enjoyed the New Year's Eve early seating. The food was excellent and there was even a kids menu that my 4 year old enjoyed. He is still talking about his meal. The dining area is unique and candlelit, like being in a wine cellar. The service was very good as well. We have been coming here for years and will continue to so so.
I know that I submit reviews all the tim ...
I know that I submit reviews all the time, and rave about the food, but this rack of lamb was the best lamb that I have ever had. I have said this before, that the food went from a nine to an eleven. This Rack of Lamb however was on its own scale, a feast for the god's.
This is not hyperbole, I mean this, with every taste bud in my head.
It was the perfect way to end 2016, thank you for allowing me to come here and enjoy this beautiful place you have created. The staff are all so great.
Happy New Year too everyone.
We have been coming here for years and q ...
We have been coming here for years and quite frankly, this is the only restaurant worth the drive into Philadelphia. It has great atmosphere and it is one of the few places where we don't have to shout over obnoxious music. Recommended for a first date. If she isn't impressed, get rid of her.
Enjoyed a great meal for Christmas Eve w ...
Enjoyed a great meal for Christmas Eve with family. Outstanding menu options, very well executed, and nice suggestions of wine and spirits to complement. Service was exceptionally friendly and attentive by Florian and many other colleagues.
This was our second time here. My family ...
This was our second time here. My family and I stumbled upon Bistro Romano while starving on our way home out of Philadelphia. Some of the best Italian fare I have encountered in a while. I could eat a gallon of their fried calamari. The pickled peppers with it are so delicious.
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