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Mr. Joe's Cafe

1514 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-6437
+1 215-334-1414
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  • Very good8%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Italian, Cafe
$$ - $$$
1514 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-6437
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Another South Philly spot with authentic Italian food. Made on premises by good Italian stock. They get all of their deserts from they're family business (Termini) across the street.

Thank JoeCellini
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing. I had the homemade pappardelle with bolognese and my husband had the Mr. Joe. Each of our meals came with a salad dessert and complimentary glass of wine. Service was very quick and pleasant. Only thing is it's a cash only but still...More

Thank Danielle P
Reviewed 31 January 2017

On a bad day the first place I go is Mr. Joe's. It literally is happiness on a plate. From the Chicken Parm, to the Home-made gnocchi every bite is perfection!!! On top of it Anna Marie and Mr. Joe are so welcoming it makes...More

Thank Marie D
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This was my 4th time to Mr. Joe's Cafe. They never disappoint. Excellent food with different specials each day. Each meal comes with garden salad, fresh baked bread and a glass of wine.

Thank lisalu32
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is one of the neatest places we've been to in a long time. Tiny, old-time Italian cafe on a small side street. The food is excellent and a salad, a glass of chianti and dessert are included with the entree. There are only a...More

Thank barbetNewJersey
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

By far the best launch restaurant Philadelphia no one even comes close to it for food or service. I wish I could eat there every day

Thank Andre D
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

I was driving through South Philly and was famished and by chance came across a cafe that I used to go, Mr. JOE'S Cafe. It is on 8th across from Termini's Bakery. There is parking for both the bakery and the cafe, as they are...More

1  Thank Flag9103
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Our sandwiches were delicious, mine was eggplant, broccoli rabe and roasted peppers. My husband had what he described as the best pork sandwich he had ever had-that's saying something as he always orders a pork sandwich at all dining venues. This place is just fun!...More

Thank nametab1
Reviewed 28 September 2015

The week before Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia, I had an opportunity to go to South Philly to pick up some baked goods at Termini's Bakery. It was lunch time and I was hungry, so l looked for something within walking distance nearby. Practically across...More

1  Thank sillygirl49
Reviewed 17 May 2015

Cute, clean store front. Won't take reservations and is cash only. Our party of 4 was a bit taken aback by a menu which priced paninis between $ 13 and $ 15. BUT you start off with a beautiful freshly made salad, super fresh Italian...More

1  Thank tdme
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1514 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-6437
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-334-1414
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