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Ralph's Italian Restaurant

760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
+1 215-627-6011
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“veal parm” (49 reviews)
“cannoli cake” (21 reviews)
“bread” (64 reviews)
Open Now
11:45 - 22:45 Hours
Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the way Ralph's looks inside! We found the food to be very good and the wait staff to be excellent! We enjoyed their Bruschetta and broccoli rabe appetizers and their Eggplant Parmesan and Clams in white sauce. Good lunch!

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Great ambience with old world feel. Reservations necessary. Quantity of food is plentiful and enough to take some home. Appetizers calamari in sauce and meatballs fabulous. The "simple" garden salad is wonderful and extremely fresh. Our meals from the steak to the chicken or veal...More

Thank el4321
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Got the recommendation to go to Ralph’s from a local Italian deli. Described as great food in a quaint local restaurant. Exactly as described! This is a casual, small and noisy place with pleasant staff and wonderful food. Can’t loose with veal or mussels. Veal...More

Thank Dave V
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Came from Texas up to Philly to run the Rock and Roll Marathon and visit the city. We were walking the Italian Market and Ralph's was recommended as a good Italian Restaurant. We were seated on the 1st floor, in a quaint room with comfortable...More

Thank Rick-Rozzi
Reviewed 19 September 2018

I have been going to Ralph's for more years than I care to mention. The food is always good and hasn't changed much over the years. The service has always been good and still is. We have eaten on every level of the historic location...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 15 September 2018

I was not impressed. Went here with my family for a birthday meal. We were seated in a stuffy attic room. The only benefit was that it was quiet compared to the other rooms we passed through up the many steps to our table. Yes,...More

1  Thank kesujory
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

My family recently went to Ralph’s for the first time. The atmosphere was perfect and reminded us of a scene from the godfather movie. We had a 5:00 reservation on a Friday night and we were fully prepared to use the valet parking but we...More

Thank Therese G
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Having eaten at Ralph's at the South Philadelphia location we went to their restaurant in King of Prussia. The two restaurants are nothing alike. Even the bread was tasteless. My eggplant parmigiana was oily and the sauce was tasteless. The mussels were so salty we...More

1  Thank AMEinpa
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

There aren’t enough great things to say about this fantastic eatery. The food is scrumptious: he staff is friendly; the ambience is warm and friendly. One of my favorite places to eat in Philadelphia! This is my second trip and I would definitely return. I...More

Thank Melissa U
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Went there recently for my birthday. The food was top notch as it always is. One of the great things about this restaurant is the close proximity of each table, so over the course of a meal, there are conversations going on between strangers. I...More

Thank John17Avalon
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Response from RoadTripper516 | Reviewed this property |
Not specifically but they'll take care of you.
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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.
9 July 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:45 - 21:45
11:45 - 21:45
11:45 - 21:45
11:45 - 21:45
11:45 - 21:45
11:45 - 22:45
11:45 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-6011
  • E-mail
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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