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Mom Chaffe's Cellarette

148 Tulpehocken Ave, West Reading, PA 19611-1108
+1 610-374-5733
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“ravioli” (12 reviews)
“crab cakes” (11 reviews)
“salad” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
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148 Tulpehocken Ave, West Reading, PA 19611-1108
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is one of my favorite Italian places. Authentic cuisine. Dark interior and close quarters, but unique, and well worth the trip, especially as a couple. Would not take small children here.

Thank Teresa K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't get to Mom Chaffee's as often as I'd like, but this time my wife and I both ordered the lasagna, which is only available Thursday thru Saturday evenings. Excellent with a dark red sauce that has just the right amount of seasoning.

Thank J0hn_and_Vivian
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Decided to conduct business interview at restaurant based on TripAdvisor ratings. Frequent many restaurants in Reading but first time at Mom Chaffe's. From street, great curb appeal located in residential area with very limited parking. Luckily found spot in front but be careful about permit...More

1  Thank AustinnBoston
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Love this place and Mom is still There! Great service, excellent food, daily specials that are excellent. Have never been disappointed at this restaurant!

Thank michelesT4655OK
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This lovely little jewel of a restaurant always serves up wonderful food. The filet is the best you will ever have, and the martinis are exceptional. You will never go wrong with a meal at this restaurant.

Thank fivekinz
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

What a find in the nearby city of Reading. The owner still sits at the bar on weekends, she's lovely to speak with, white hair, pearls, light blue dress last time we were there. The food is amazing! The chef salad is enough for 4...More

Thank MaryBeth35007
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I absolutely loved it. The marinara sauce was amazing. I had the eggplant Parmesan and it was a delight. My only suggestion would be less dressing on the salad as it was a little heavy for my taste but that is just a matter of...More

Thank Erika M
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Male bartender is rude. Place is loud and cramped. Parties over six are charged 20% gratuity. The food.. don't waste your time. I ordered the seafood raviolis and the crab meat was from can.

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 8 August 2017

It was a last minute choice, and boy was I glad. Small, intimate, cellar restaurant. Reminded me of being in New York. Excellent Italian food. Pricey, but worth it!

Thank kpb119
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Never disappointed when we go here. The service is outstanding. The servers are always on point and professional.

Thank j0eb2017
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28 December 2016|
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Response from High1411 | Reviewed this property |
They have several delicious salads and fish dishes and I think they have a flourless gluten-free chocolate cake. Of course the restaurant is Italian so they have lots of pasta dishes which DO have gluten; I don't think they... More
Carlene H
28 November 2016|
Response from pnc89 | Reviewed this property |
No, they are closed on Sundays.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 Tulpehocken Ave, West Reading, PA 19611-1108
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  West Reading
  • Phone Number: +1 610-374-5733
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