We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Popi's Italian Restaurant

€€ - €€€
South Philadelphia
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3120 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19145-5702
+1 215-755-7180
Today
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 117: English reviews
Level Contributor
24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Philadelphia with my boyfriend and this was a date night visit. The atmosphere and restaurant were beautiful. Excellent service and the best Italian I've ever had!!

Helpful?
Thank Rachel H
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I were staying at a hotel near the airport where there is not much to chose from as far as dining goes . I'm so happy we decided to get in the car and drive to Popis instead of attempting another boring hotel restaurant . The service was fabulous from beginning to end . Our waitress was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Julie M
Newtown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't sure about ordering the Crab Cakes, but I'm glad I did. I already knew the Italian dishes were great and so were the Crab Cakes. You can't go wrong at Popi's. My dining partner had a delicious past and sausage dish.

Helpful?
Thank JMH101
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
125 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We stopped in here for dinner before going to a concert.... there were two of us and we each had a very nice meal! The service was also good. The atmosphere is also very pleasant.... will return!

Helpful?
Thank travelgirlkw01
Chesapeake, VA
Level Contributor
129 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Popi's has become my go to place when in South Philly on business. The service is always very friendly and professional. This past Tuesday I stopped in for dinner and ordered the special grilled Tuna steak. Sherry the bartender inquired to how I would like it cooked and I asked for the chef's recommendation. The chef was AWESOME!!! The tuna... More 

Helpful?
Thank Red d
Ocean, New Jersey
Level Contributor
75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

An early dinner on a Sunday found us without crowds, though the four of us had a reservation. Drinks in the bar were good, though why they drizzled green stuff on my Irish coffee was a mystery. The ingredients alone should suffice! Salads were crisp and tasty, special crab cake over lobster succulent, and various pastas delighted. We were in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bonnygale
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Nice contemporary interior. Bright and warm. Very pleasant staff. Nice neighborhood convenient to entertainment venues and stadiums. Ordered 2 of the daily specials. Crab cakes with a side of pasta. Salmon topped with cranmeat with a side od pasta. Served with Italian bread and dipping oil. Food was served hot feom the kitchen, which is unusual because most food comes... More 

Helpful?
Thank UrbanMonkey48
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Level Contributor
25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I had heard and read great things about this restaurant but I was EXTREMELY disappointing. I do have a pet peeve with restaurants that have a long list of specials that are described by the wait staff but where no prices are disclosed in the presentation. And that is what happened here. I knew I was in trouble when I... More 

Helpful?
Thank deborah G
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Level Contributor
59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We've been to Popi's on numerous occasions, very often before a game at the stadiums. The usual traditional Italian offerings on the menu. Nonetheless always well prepared. I typically go with a special which is usually just that, something 'special' - a different take on fish or meat. I have found the service to be excellent, even when busy. Open... More 

Helpful?
Thank drewlocher
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
166 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

e food was great as always. Service not so great. We were the only three in the entire restaurant and it was an awkward service. They had to find our server and we continued to need to find the server.

Helpful?
Thank TJmustangTJ

Travellers who viewed Popi's Italian Restaurant also viewed

 
Philadelphia, PA
 
Philadelphia, PA
 

Been to Popi's Italian Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3120 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19145-5702
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > South Philadelphia
  • Neighbourhood: South Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-755-7180

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Popi's Italian Restaurant and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Popi's Italian Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?