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La Viola

253 S 16th St Ste A, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3350
+1 215-735-8630
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (40 reviews)
“shrimp” (21 reviews)
“cannoli cake” (4 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
253 S 16th St Ste A, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3350
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1 - 10 of 276 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Viola was a nice find in Philadelphia. Liked the outdoor seating but it was too close to the street noise and on cement grounding. So we went indoors where the noise was in full swing and the atmosphere with high energy. We enjoyed the...More

Thank Hawaiian555
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We just had the most incredible birthday dinner there last night for my husband and my best friend and the service was impeccable. Super attentive and friendly. Incredible BYO gem.

Thank Lorena S
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Great menu with many traditional options. Homemade pasta. Loud and boisterous. BYOB option is a plus.

Thank Sandy D
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Went to West last year and was amazed and wanted to try East this year. Just as wonderful! Service was excellent and food was even better. Can't wait to go back again and won't wait until restaurant week!

Thank sunlover649
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This little Italian family restaurant is not what you'd expect. Lovely food, I had the special of grilled tuna with shrimp and vegetables and we shared a dessert, the cannoli cake, which was amazing!!!

Thank Sami L
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Last weekend my sisters and I went to the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. We stopped and had dinner at La Viola before the show. La Viola is a BYOB restaurant. They had a pre-fix menu consisting of 5 different soups and salads and 7...More

Thank Lulubelle1212
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great service; excellent food; BYOB and waiters served our wine expertly; very popular restaurant; reservations needed and good parking nearby.

1  Thank David F
Reviewed 22 July 2017

A gem of a restaurant on 16th St. Had a wonderful meal there. Everyone enjoyed their meal and would go back again. The salmon was amazing and the lobster ravioli is a must.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

After my daughter's graduation, many family members joined their children to celebrate the occasion at this lovely restaurant. It was a pre-fix Menu and there was much to chose from. We weren't aware one could BYO - luckily other's shared their bottles of wine. One...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We have been here once before with another couple on a Sunday afternoon in August on the hottest day of the year. The good news is that we had most of the place to our selves, and the service was excellent,,,,,,,, naturally. The food is...More

Thank scarlom4
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Questions & Answers
Dee L
15 November 2017|
Response from Lulubelle1212 | Reviewed this property |
There are numerous parking garages in the area.
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
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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 Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-735-8630
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