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La Viola

253 S 16th St Ste A, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3350
+1 215-735-8630
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
16:00 - 22:00 Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
253 S 16th St Ste A, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3350
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Reviewed today

I was wrapping up a meeting with my organization on a Saturday night and needed to get food to go. I found La Viola closest to our meeting site and called to find out they ad take out. Although they had a private event that...More

Thank trotz323
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before the Brit Floyd concert, we had dinner at the restaurant. This one place we were able to get reservation in time. The server were good to point, I love my salad on special, spinach were nicely seasoned with eggplant and roasted pepper on top....More

Thank Manning1986
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended. BYOB, cash only. Try the mushrooms appetizer, the veal main dish and the pasta with mussels! Yummy!

Thank Ana Marie G
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Randomly found on Mapquest when searching restaurants near the Academy of Music in walking distance , glad we did. We arrived early for our seating and that was not an issue. Service was attentive and not over the top. The arrival of our food was...More

Thank dadof4Aston
Reviewed 26 February 2018

This restaurant is a fave go-to for my fiance and I. The prices are great and the fact the it is byob is a bonus.

Thank Tiffany S
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Ate at La Viola west, there being east across the street. Both are BYOB, east takes only cash, West will take credit cards. There are two rooms at west, front room with high ceiling, back room with low ceiling. Tables VERY close together and noise...More

Thank frequentraveler13
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Went as part of restaurant week so an amazing 4 courses for $35. Food was super delicious and the portions were immense. However, the courses came one after the other, sometimes we hadn't even finished the last one when the next came and for such...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Full disclosure: we went here during Restaurant Week so the lunch price was fixed at $20. That said, the meal was exceptionally good. I had gnocchi, which I always get when available, and it was cooked perfectly. My friend had seafood risotto and was equally...More

1  Thank Andrea_in_Philly
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Just returned from an excellent dinner at La Viola Bistro. A $35 4 course Restaurant Week meal more than met expectations. The service was friendly and efficient. Food came quickly, but we were never rushed. All four in my party enjoyed every dish. BYOB is...More

Thank dz182
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We felt extremely close to neighbors on all sides; it was pretty uncomfortable to the point that we almost left, so if you need space, go elsewhere! We were seated immediately with 6 PM reservations on a Saturday but unfortunately quite close to the door...More

Thank CelticCail
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Questions & Answers
Dee L
15 November 2017|
Response from Lulubelle1212 | Reviewed this property |
There are numerous parking garages in the area.
Maxine M
11 May 2016|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, an easy walk to the Academy of Music
12 March 2016|
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Response from lroariz | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It's practically around the corner. LA viola is on 16th just below Locust. The academy is on broad and locust.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 253 S 16th St Ste A, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3350
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-735-8630
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