About Bistro Romano
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 Restaurant, 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
The hostess Kate was excellent, as was J ...
The hostess Kate was excellent, as was Joe the bar tender and I had a very good time. Thanks
Been going to the Bistro for years and h ...
Been going to the Bistro for years and have never had a bad meal or experience. This last time, we had a server by the name, Vienna. Amazing!!!! She a real person who was fun and sweet. Not just a server going through the motions. She really added to the experience. Definitely ask for this server. Thanks again Vienna for making our Anniversary night out great. Only bad thing was someone stole my umbrella from the lobby. HAHA... Really?!
The octopus salad and the pasta special ...
The octopus salad and the pasta special tonight were excellent.
Incredibly fresh food (very clear that i ...
Incredibly fresh food (very clear that it's all done in house).
Special pasta with shrimps and crab meat ...
Special pasta with shrimps and crab meat is amazing
Great food. We were celebrating and had ...
Great food. We were celebrating and had a very good time.
1st time there ...a suggestion from a f ...
1st time there ...a suggestion from a friend. So happy we went. The food was wonderful and ambiance was romantic.
great ambiance, excellent desserts, lobs ...
great ambiance, excellent desserts, lobster ravioli to die for.
Awesome place. Loved the ambiance. Food ...
Awesome place. Loved the ambiance. Food and wine list great.
Excellent food;great service
Great Italian food served in a very nice atmosphere. Quaint surroundings allow for conversation and a relaxed dinner. We never felt rushed. The dessert was superb.
Me and my daughter took my fiance here for mothers day and the food was really delicious.... we waited awhile between our appetizers and the entree, but our server kept us informed and we were okay with it because they were busy but everything was great!!!
The Caesar salad was really good, especi ...
The Caesar salad was really good, especially the croutons. I had the lobster ravioli. It was delicious.
"Great food, great service!!!!!!!! Nice ...
"Great food, great service!!!!!!!! Nice wine and drink list too!"
Great experience! Manager (Anthony) and ...
Great experience! Manager (Anthony) and staff made us feel very welcomed! Throughly enjoyed ourselves:
Obnoxious guets/cheap ambience
The overall food and service was spectacular. Cooked to perfection and delivery was outstanding. However, there were some very obnoxious guests that made the experience rather a burden of talking over each other. The ambience was light lit at our table nudged up against the wall and rather seemed we were just not fitting in with the restaurant. I feel the management should not be so fast paced and remember everyone is a paying guest expecting the best treatment.
Best Caesar Salad & Romantic Ambiance
My wife and I have been dining at Bistro Romano for many years, and we keep coming back. The dark, candle-lit cellar dining room has such very romantic ambiance. Their "table side" Caesar Salad is the best we have ever had, and the seafood and pasta entrees are next to none. Be sure to make a reservation for Friday and Saturday night because this restaurant is very popular.
Order the Caesar salad. Just do it.
Order the Caesar salad. Just do it.
We had a pleasant Meal. Service was wonderful. The lighting in the basement was little too dark for me but I am getting old needed my cell phone to shed some light on the menu.
Had early dinner after seeing a show at Penns Landing with a group of girlfriends. The food, wine, beer and service was beyond exceptional!
Bistro Romano is awesome
Bistro was awesome. I had a business meeting and I decided to have it there. My Co worker from St Louis raved about the food. Best Caesar Salad ever. Aleyna was very nice and attentive. Would totally recommend it. Will be going back.
Another fantastic experience at Bistro Romano
We love this place. Both the food and wait-staff are terrific. I've been back several times over the past few months and each experience has been first class - this time Alex was very attentive. If you're looking for a great bottle of wine, consult with the GM/sommelier, Anthony - he's extremely knowledgeable and friendly and a great asset to the restaurant. This is a real gem in South Philly. I recommend the restaurant frequently to friends and family.
Bistro Romano is the best Italian restaurant for a nice romantic evening. I have been coming to Bistro Romano since the early 1990s. I am NEVER disappointed. The ambiance may have changed over the years, for the better, but the high quality of the food and service has always remained the same.
WOW..WOW and WOW !
I can't believe I waited so long to try this remarkable restaurant. What a place. The GM Anthony Santini loves his job and it shows in all he does. The atmosphere is matched only by the food and service. The table side Caesar is a must. We really fell in love with this place. The gnocchi are the best I have ever tasted. The wine list may be one of the city's best. Ask about Anthony's limoncello it is the best. We already booked a return visit. This is what dining out is supposed to be. This place is amazing.My son had the duck and raved about it. The filet is excellent as well.
We met friends for dinner. It was a new experience for them and it lived up to our description
Our server was terrific, very friendly a ...
Our server was terrific, very friendly and upbeat, however, we found the mixed drinks to be small and weak and the wine pours to be small. The salads were very good, however, both dinners were disappointing. Sadly, I would not recommend this restaurant for anything other than ambiance.
The food was tasty. Great red sauces an ...
The food was tasty. Great red sauces and raviolis. Had a 2 top next to a pole, eh. A little awkward with the length of the table. Service was ok. I recommend giving this place a try.
Everything was fabulous.
Everything was fabulous.
Bistro Romano is by far the best Italian Restaurant in Philly. Foreign guest was very much impressed with the food (especially the Caesar salad) the pasta and the main courses. Anthony provided that extra special touch and attention to our needs. Still the best!!!!
If you want a nice first date, this is t ...
If you want a nice first date, this is the place for you. The food, service, atmosphere is everything you would want.
You can't beat this place for value
I brought two NYC friends and for them to be that impressed spoke volumes! The atmosphere was charming and cozy and we were so happy to be tucked away in our booth downstairs and be able to hear each other! Dinner was fantastic. We had the barramundi special and it was one of the best fish dishes in my memory-- it melted in your mouth and the flavors were exquisite, highlighted by sundried tomatoes. We also had a delicious pasta dish with mushrooms. All pasta is house made. Table side caesar was such a treat. The best caesar in the city, even without the unobtrusive show. Dessert was a yummy cannoli. We were still talking about our wonderful evening there the following day!
Wonderful food! Great piano accompaniment.
I had a wonderful dinner with my family. The staff was very helpful and the atmosphere was delightful as we listened to piano playing
Great food as always!
Great food as always!
My wife and I started coming here three ...
My wife and I started coming here three years ago. One of our favorite spots in the city. Small, but friendly. Caesar salad is incredible. Never had a bad meal here.
The Gnocchi was great. Lobster ravioli w ...
The Gnocchi was great. Lobster ravioli was fantastic as well. Great service and atmosphere
New to the city - first visit to Bistro ...
New to the city - first visit to Bistro Romano, and it will not be our last - great service, excellent good, and very cool setting downstairs of a very old building. Felt very authentic! Good wine list, also!
Impeccable service, delicious food, uniq ...
Impeccable service, delicious food, unique atmosphere. Will definitely dine here again.
The meal and service were great. Real q ...
The meal and service were great. Real quaint spot near Penns Landing. Great for a romantic night out. Desert was the only thing that was average. Everything else was great
Great Food and Outstanding Service Always.
Bistro Romano is our go-to place when we are in the city. The food is always good and the service is always excellent and friendly. When you go to a restaurant and the staff welcomes you in such a warm way, you feel like you are home. Kudos!!
Perfect all occassions
The entire experience from service to food was exceptional. I would drive into the city just to eat here.
Always a wonderful meal!
Always a wonderful meal!
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