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La Viola

253 S 16th St Ste A, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3350
+1 215-735-8630
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 10 min
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
253 S 16th St Ste A, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3350
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I am gluten free so unfortunately my options were limited, but I have a delicious chicken dish. But my friends all raved about their meals. The service was excellent and it’s a great BYOB place that doesn’t charge a corking fee!

Thank Jaclyn C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed a recent pre-theater meal at La Viola. The service was friendly and attentive, and the food was well-prepared. The linen tablecloths seemed pretty upscale for a casual crowd, but everyone was welcome.

Thank dcdt666
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

I searched online for a delicious elegant Italian restaurant in Philadelphia for my birthday and booked this 2 weeks ahead. We arranged our day visit according to our dinner reservation at 7. When we arrived , we were told that we could wait for a...More

Thank innvictim
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We dined at the Ovest location before a show at the Merriam and it was perfect! Our reservation was waiting, the service was immediate, continuous & kind. The place was full, but we never waited or wanted for service. The food was also delicious, more...More

Thank miscalane
Reviewed 23 April 2018

I was wrapping up a meeting with my organization on a Saturday night and needed to get food to go. I found La Viola closest to our meeting site and called to find out they ad take out. Although they had a private event that...More

Thank trotz323
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Before the Brit Floyd concert, we had dinner at the restaurant. This one place we were able to get reservation in time. The server were good to point, I love my salad on special, spinach were nicely seasoned with eggplant and roasted pepper on top....More

Thank Manning1986
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended. BYOB, cash only. Try the mushrooms appetizer, the veal main dish and the pasta with mussels! Yummy!

Thank Ana Marie G
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Randomly found on Mapquest when searching restaurants near the Academy of Music in walking distance , glad we did. We arrived early for our seating and that was not an issue. Service was attentive and not over the top. The arrival of our food was...More

Thank dadof4Aston
Reviewed 27 February 2018

This restaurant is a fave go-to for my fiance and I. The prices are great and the fact the it is byob is a bonus.

Thank Tiffany S
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Ate at La Viola west, there being east across the street. Both are BYOB, east takes only cash, West will take credit cards. There are two rooms at west, front room with high ceiling, back room with low ceiling. Tables VERY close together and noise...More

Thank frequentraveler13
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Dee L
15 November 2017|
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Response from Lulubelle1212 | Reviewed this property |
There are numerous parking garages in the area.
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Maxine M
11 May 2016|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, an easy walk to the Academy of Music
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mct12
12 March 2016|
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Response from lroariz | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It's practically around the corner. LA viola is on 16th just below Locust. The academy is on broad and locust.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 253 S 16th St Ste A, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3350
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Centre West
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-735-8630
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