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Ralph's Italian Restaurant

760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
+1 215-627-6011
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“veal parm” (47 reviews)
“cannoli cake” (19 reviews)
“bread” (59 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Italian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked in one evening and were actually seated right away. They took us to the upstairs dining area which in this building was unique. It is now the oldest Italian restaurant in the US and deserving of the title.

Thank TravelingFrancis5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was on business in Philly during the Super Bowl weekend and thought I’d try some Italian. I found this resturaunt that has a claim to the “Oldest Italian” resturaunt in America due to the prior being closed, (San Francisco had one from 1845). The...More

1  Thank Traveljava57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband RAVED about this place...telling me how he had eaten there years ago and we just HAD to eat there tonight. After eating there tonight, I really don’t understand all the hype. He loved his spaghetti and meatballs, but my meal was just... blah....thus...More

Thank Jodi S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Probably my 6th time taking people to Ralphs as they hear it’s the oldest independently owned Italian dining spot in the country - no other reason to go. Service is poor and usually rude, the food they serve is average at best. It’s like they...More

1  Thank rpmaier
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went out to dinner to unwind after the holidays and decided to go to a small restaurant . Decided on Ralph's for a quiet evening and some good Italian food . Arrived just before 5 on Thursday and it was quiet with only a...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had not been to Ralph's in years. Went with a group of friends for dinner and it was great. Friendly atmosphere and fabulous food. The mussels in white sauce are great. So was the chicken parm. Only suggestion is that they could upgrade the...More

Thank 480Sue
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

There was a lot of hype about Ralph's and it was highly recommended. It did not live up to the hype at all. The host at the door was rude, the server apparently wanted to be anywhere but at work, and the food was just...More

Thank pyprchik
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

I ate at Ralph's the last time I was in Philly about 12 years. It was first place to eat on my list upon my return and again the food was excellent.

Thank 300diane2016
Reviewed 2 January 2018

this is a great Italian Philly restaurant and most notably, the people are friendly....unlike other Italian restaurants in the area that are quite rude. The food is excellent and perfectly done. small place but good environment....feel at home. down to earth.

Thank Walter K
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Seems to be an Italian and Philadelphia institution. My uber driver was raving about the veal parm. Had to try it. It was good. The place is multi-level and fits lots of people. If you;re looking for a friendly place that can pack a lot...More

Thank Ryan T
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MsBeth2016
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Response from RoadTripper516 | Reviewed this property |
Not specifically but they'll take care of you.
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Kevinmcdkk K
30 August 2017|
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Response from RoadTripper516 | Reviewed this property |
Not specifically but you can order a meatball (big) and other little bites that will be the same.
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9 July 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 - 21:45
Monday
11:45 - 21:45
Tuesday
11:45 - 21:45
Wednesday
11:45 - 21:45
Thursday
11:45 - 21:45
Friday
11:45 - 22:45
Saturday
11:45 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
    (Catherine)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-6011
  • E-mail
Description
Oldest Italian restaurant in the U.S. established in 1900. Still run by the fourth and fifth generations of the original family.
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