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Bella Vista / Queen Village
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1247 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-4502 (Wharton St.)
+1 215-468-5926
17:30 - 22:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Food was somewhat ordinary and not very tasty. Scallops we're undercooked and had ammonia taste, somewhat scary. Stripped bass was bland. Nothing special. Basically overpriced food in an ordinary atmosphere. Would not go back.

Thank Peter P
Eugene, Oregon
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Owing to positive reviews and increase publicity, this gem of a restaurant is no longer hidden. Due to it's well-earned reputation, tiny capacity, and abbreviated hours (only 3 dinner nights per week), getting in may become a challenge. It is a challenge worth taking. Intimate setting, caring (if not efficient ) service, and wonderful -- and I mean wonderful --... More 

Thank Mark W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We really missed the dining experience as the really good food is now served in small plates(minimal presentation) or cereal bowls. One after another the 5 little plates came with no regard for table space or readiness of diners. Yes we were out in 55 minutes and the table available. This style of eating seems to serve the restaurant needs(profit)... More 

Thank Juliesuebrian
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Great food from the balsamic infused dates with blue cheese, to the scallops to the veal dish superb.

Thank chuckees1
Sewell, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Don't miss out on this family run restaurant! Fantastic food, wonderful atmosphere, small and cozy! BYOB! Great service and great prices!

Thank gpelle2016
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Grew up in Rome; parents still live there. Went for Valentine's day dinner. Wonderful service from the moment you enter. Wait staff get along + like family to eachother. Decor is fine; nothing special; sort of like being at grandmother's house. Food is very very good. Farfalle pasta + filet mignon stupendous, panna cotta wonderful. Only comment would be that... More 

Thank conferencelady
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

We finally had an opportunity to go to August's for dinner. Called for 6pm reservations. The restaurant was small but the decor was classy. Service was great. The menu was small but everything sounded interesting. Two of us had their beet salad with pistachio's ! The beets were fresh and cooked just he way I like it. For our entree's... More 

Thank rosingke v
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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139 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Who knew such a wonderful dining experience could be found in the neighborhood South Philadelphia! August has been a frequent Zagat award winner, it is a BYOB and cash only......... make a reservation. It is an easy walk from Center City. Although the restaurant is small and the noise level is high, the food and its flavors will delight. Four... More 

Thank Tom R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We had an excellent meal at August served by an efficient, experienced server who clearly understood how to adapt to each table she served. We had a great experience. This is an Italian restaurant, so though it has some dishes I'd call American, they all have at least some Italian twist which is good. The food was excellent from start... More 

Thank NSL14
Philly 'burbs - NJ
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

First visit but will go again. Food was excellent! Cozy restaurant and decent service. We each had a salad. Split the scallop app - really good! Entrees were tasty, but dessert was the bomb! Bread pudding and a flourless chocolate torte.

Thank noelhoman

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1247 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-4502
    (Wharton St.)
  • Public Transportation: Take the Broad Street orange line to Federal st, walk one block south to Wharton St., then one block east to 13th. broad street C bus to wharton st. walk one block east to 13th. we are located on the corner of 13th & wharton sts.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-468-5926
Intimate, Romantic, Cozy, with Character! Located in the heart of Philadelphia at Passyunk Square. Top Zagat rated for food and service. Chef Maryann Brancaccio puts her twist on classic Italian.

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