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Bistro Romano

120 Lombard St, Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602
+1 215-925-8880
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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120 Lombard St, Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Dined here twice and could not have been more impressed. We recently returned from a trip to Italy and we felt we were still there. The food and service was impeccable and Anthony the Wine Steward was fabulous. Anthony recommended several bottles of great wine...More

1  Thank Bill L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have enjoyed Michael's special wine dinners many times. With impressive wineries from various countries, matched with hors d ouerves and entrees, including great cheeses from DiBruno Brothers, treat yourself and friends to delightful evenings! Safe metered parking is just a block away. CaptMakai

Thank CaptMakai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have had dinner at Bistro Romano several times a year for the last 13 years. It has always been good. Sometimes we were there because we got a coupon, sometimes we just went with friends to have a nice dinner. Last night we were...More

1  Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Dinner on our 30th anniversary. Called ahead, told maitre d' and when we arrived our table was scattered with red rose petals. Nice touch! Food and wine were impeccable. Waiter not an expert. My husband corrected him when he called the gold chargers "gold trays"....More

Thank dancernan
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The food was uneven. We split a caesar salad which was very good, and which was prepared at the table, but presented on glass plates that were much too small for the amount and made it unappetizing. My husband had lobster ravioli and liked it...More

Thank troglodutes
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I've been to many downtown Phila. restaurants, this is my new favorite. The atmosphere, the ambiance, the food, the service, all "top notch". There is no suggestion that I could make that would improve on my experience. My wife and I went with another couple...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We were headed to Philadelphia for the first time the end of April and happened to see a Facebook posting with each state's most "romantic" restaurants across America. Given that this trip was to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary - we took a shoot at...More

Thank Brenda Y
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner in the wine cellar. The staff service was excellent. Our table was sprinkled with rose petals & an after dinner glass on the house, & made by the house, of limoncello completed our evening. There was a $15 charge for...More

Thank lhohenadel
Reviewed 17 April 2017

First off as other reviews have stated the restaurant is beautiful and the Cellar is memorable. Now to the food . There were 3 and we shared the following: Buratta Toast- A Home run, memorable Spring Panzanella- tasty Cesar Salad- prepared table side, delicious Ricotta...More

Thank Golfdick
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The bar is on the first floor, and the main dining room is downstairs in the cellar. Great ambiance, although diners have to be prepared to walk a full flight of steps. The food was excellent, with creative new twists on traditional Italian dishes. Service...More

Thank Wanderlust777
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Omolara A
Hello, would you happen to remember how much you paid in total for your meal plus the $15 charge for the table? Do you think the bill could be less than $100 for 2 people with that table?
30 May 2017|
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Response from dancernan | Reviewed this property |
I did not pay a $15 charge for the table. But we did order a bottle of wine and our dinner was over $100. We also had an appetizer and a salad first. So, you could definitely eat for less than $100 if you watch the... More
Erica D
Is there a dress code for the murder mystery dinner?
1 November 2016|
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Response from Michael G | Property representative |
Although we don't have a dress code, most of our guests wear business casual attire. thank you
Three friends have bought individual tickets. How do we make sure we are all seated together. The names are Catherine (Kate) Leger Margaret (Maggie) Riley Rae Whatley Williamson The reservations are for Friday October 28, 2016. My phone number is 4842529114 thank you.
11 October 2016|
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Response from sherrs98 | Reviewed this property |
Phone them . They are so nice and accommodating .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Lombard St, Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602
    (Between Front and 2nd)
  • Public Transportation: Septa: 40 Bus, 57 Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-925-8880
  • E-mail
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