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Ristorante Pesto

1915 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2216
+1 215-336-8380
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  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1915 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2216
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Reviewed yesterday

I can't say enough good things about our experience at Ristorante Pesto. I was in town for a conference and dined with 4 other friends. From the moment we walked into the restaurant, Concetta (owner) made us feel like we were family visiting for dinner....More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm still not sure if I was a patron or a family member who showed up for dinner at my cousin's row home. I walked in without a reservation and they still were able to get me seated without a wait even though they were...More

Thank RamblinJamie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We brought three other couples to Pesto's Saturday night for their first experience at the BEST Italian restaurant in Philadelphia. We ordered several appetizers for the table to share. They even sent over a complementary plate of eggplant rollatini. The entrees were delicious as a...More

Thank Liberatore01
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food, service, and atmosphere were tremendous. The servers were all very knowledgeable, pleasant, and professional. In addition to a wide variety of menu options, there were also a handful of specials that were described by multiple restaurant staff members (we needed to have them...More

Thank sailsmoothly
Reviewed 4 days ago

My family visited Ristorante Pesto last evening to celebrate my son's 8th grade graduation. He researched Italian restaurants online and Pesto was his choice. This was our first visit but most definitely will not be our last. From the moment we walked in the door,...More

Thank burnsie3
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in Philadelphia for a convention and found this amazing place. The food was outstanding. The owner was extremely hospitable and made you feel you were there having a family dinner. I highly recommend you make reservations. We obviously did not and thankfully got...More

Thank Oh2TravelMD
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was amazing and the staff (including the owner) could not have been more welcoming and professional. The food was also very reasonably priced. Literally could not have asked for a better dining experience. I give Pesto my highest recommendations!

Thank Rob T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came here before a concert at Wells Fargo Center. Our meal was amazing. The service was top notch and they make you feel like family. I have a gluten allergy and the staff and owner was extremely knowledgeable. She even had the chef prepare...More

Thank deliardn
Reviewed 5 days ago

After having attended Pesto's on many occasions whether it was for dinner, our nephew's wedding reception or my brother's 60th birthday party, we recently had our son's wedding rehearsal dinner there. As in the past, Pesto's was nothing short of "off the charts"! The staff,...More

Thank dianarizzo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food was only surpassed by the friendly warm environment. Eric our waiter was outstanding and the owner made us feel right at home. Would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone. Just fantastic.

Thank clcarreer
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21 July 2017|
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Response from Adrienne B | Reviewed this property |
I called the restaurant after hours leaving a message for a reservation. Early the next morning, I received a call back confirming the reservation. I was thrilled with the quick and friendly service.
Dolores D
14 June 2017|
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Response from rosaliet541 | Reviewed this property |
I do not eat pasta out either. I just will ask them not to put pasta on plate, or they can substitute with a vegetable.
Dolores D
14 June 2017|
Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do. In fact, I got a veal dish and they served it with a side of potatoes.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1915 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2216
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-336-8380
Giovanni and Concetta Varallo are honored to welcome you to RISTORANTE PESTO. Our meals are prepared in the finest Authentic Italian Tradition, using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients available. Chef Giovanni Varallo's and Chef Maria Varallo-Facenda's care, dedication and attention to detail transform every dish into a work of art. We hope your stay with us is a "Dining Experience."
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