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Ristorante Pesto

1915 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2216
+1 215-336-8380
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  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1915 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2216
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Reviewed today

We were looking for a restaurant to go to before the Neil Diamond concert and found the 5 STAR reviews of Pesto. WOW! THe specials list is longer than the menu, the Owner Concetta is the warmest restaurant owner I have ever met, They fly...More

Thank mhickman2016
Reviewed today

Let's face it, Philadelphia has a good number of great Italian places to eat, but this one just became my new favorite. Walk in and feel like you are at an old friend's house. Greeted by the owner, kitchen comps for appetizers; even though they...More

Thank prprof
Reviewed yesterday

I came here with my wife for our anniversary. Not really sure how I found it; it was on my list somehow. The food was great, service prompt, and staff friendly. That's not why I'm writing this review, however. I think what's really great about...More

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Concetta V, Owner at Ristorante Pesto, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for your kind words! We have been in business almost 25 years and we truly care about everyone who enters Ristorante Pesto! It is an honor to serve so many people from different parts of the country we hope we get...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a place where both Quality and Quantity is at its best. Great service, tremendous food and Awesome atmosphere. Conchetta makes you feel very welcome in her place of business. Recommend this place to everyone.

1  Thank JVASR63
Reviewed yesterday

Dinner at Pesto’s was five stars. If I can vote for more stars I would. Concetta and her husband Giovanni, the owner, are such nice and welcoming people. The appetizers were so delicious that when the food arrived we were full but once I tried...More

1  Thank silrob2017
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant, everything homemade. Great friendly employees who all have a smile. This has to be one of the cleanest restaurants I have ever been to. Complimentary Marinated carrots are to die for, potatoes & strings beans amazing, stuffed veal chop unbelievable. Last but not...More

Thank Melissa A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Connie - this one is for you! Thank you so very much for an absolutely wonderful dining experience. You made us feel like we were best friends! I never even opened my menu. Connie told us what to order and we did just that and...More

Thank whyvette
Reviewed 3 days ago

My sister, two of our great girls,and I decided to try Pesto before going to a concert after reading great reviews about it. Those reviews were absolutely correct. Concetta, the owner, was most gracious and precious, the staff was extremely attentive, knowledgeable and courteous, which...More

1  Thank bcasro5
Reviewed 3 days ago

Looking for a great dinner before the Neil Diamond concert for 7 friends, I did a bit of research and found great reviews about Ristorante Pesto. What a great choice. When we pulled up and found a parking space right out front we knew that...More

Thank mariawood13
Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant reminded me of home. It is a byob & family run. My husband and I were visiting Philly for a long weekend. After doing some research, he stumbled upon this place. As soon as we called for reservations and talked to Concetta, we...More

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Dolores D
I do not eat pasta, Do you serve rice or potatoes?
15 June 2017|
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Response from rosaliet541 | Reviewed this property |
I do not eat pasta out either. I just will ask them not to put pasta on plate, or they can substitute with a vegetable.
Dolores D
I do not eat pasta. Do you serve rice or potatoes with an entree?
15 June 2017|
Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do. In fact, I got a veal dish and they served it with a side of potatoes.
Is this a byo? Or Cash only?
13 June 2017|
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Response from travelerman215 | Reviewed this property |
i paid with a corp. card. no issue.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1915 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2216
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-336-8380
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Giovanni and Concetta Varallo are honored to welcome you to RISTORANTE PESTO. Our meals are prepared in the finest Authentic Italian Tradition, using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients available. Chef Giovanni Varallo's and Chef Maria Varallo-Facenda's care, dedication and attention to detail transform every dish into a work of art. We hope your stay with us is a "Dining Experience."
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