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“Superb food and service”

La Famiglia Ristorante
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Ranked #107 of 5,113 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: City Centre East
Cross street: Market St .
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

If you want to have genuine and fresh Italian food, look no further than here. The menu offers many specialties and are expertly prepared and plated. Every table was full, however we did not feel rushed. All of the food is cooked to order and the pasta was made fresh. They have a wonderful wine selection and make sure you visit the wine cellar which is in the basement where the restroom rooms are located. Very impressive. Don’t pass up desert which you will see the offerings presented on the desert cart which is brought table-side. They don’t mind if you share either.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank midwestfran
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

The Sena family keeps on working like the Energizer Bunny. They just keep doing it the right way and the food is still worth coming for.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Julian M
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

Considered a few places in Philly for our Anniversary and came to the conclusion we were interested in a more traditional Italian meal. We went to La Famiglia and came away super impressed. Excellent service and atmosphere. The wait staff was very attentive adn the food was excellent. We enjoyed Burlata (sp?) and Rigatoni in a nice red sauce as appetizers. The red sauce rivaled any I have had anywhere, including many travels to Italy. Both were delicious and the the presentation was superb. Main courses were Osso Buco and a Fettucine dish with Sausage and a vegetable sauce which were equally as delicious. Desert was Chocolate Mousse, Cappucino and Lemoncillo. All in all a wonderful meal, great atmosphere and a fantastic evening. We will return!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

While I was not sure that this would be such a great restaurant I realize I only based that upon it’s location and outside appearance. Truth is, walk past the doors and enter an elegant marbled Italian masterpiece with impeccable service and delicious food. This is 5 star service. Attentive wait staff that is ever present but never intrusive. A wine list that initially appears overwhelming but shortly unfolds like an easy read with assistance from well educated and informed sommelier. And the food, served with perfection, presented with care, delicious and savory. The servings are sized to allow you to fully enjoy the meal, but not get full, leaving room for the next course. This restaurant is upscale, and I would suggest a blazer or sport coat, but well dressed casual works. This is a restaurant that is well worth the investment. Special occasion, business dinner or just a nice relaxing and enjoyable experience, La Famiglia has it all.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SouBru
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Be prepared to dine, not just eat. That means a 3 hour meal. Crunchy bread sticks on the table, we ordered wine which was excellent but had to ask for menus when most of the wine was gone. Food all made to order, and I asked for an appetizer (smoked mozzarella) without any mushrooms even though the mushrooms were a big part of the dish and they had no issue with that. Everyone else was happy with their salad or appetizer as well.
Pasta can be appetizer or entree portion. I had the penne with pancetta and cream sauce which was excellent, not too thick and cloying like other sauces can be. My companion had the fish special which he really enjoyed, the fish stew and scallops other choices that everyone enjoyed. All food came out hot, fresh and at the same time. For desert the flan custard was excellent—I usually don’t order as you can get it anywhere but was really good, just the right temperature and with sugar sauce. The apple cake was also really nice but you have to like nuts.
The wine list impressive, bathrooms are downstairs but for having to make the trip were clean and well lit

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 286susiek
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