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Bistro Romano

120 Lombard St, Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602
+1 215-925-8880
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“caesar salad” (74 reviews)
“veal” (32 reviews)
“semifreddo” (7 reviews)
Open Now
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, European, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
120 Lombard St, Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Awesome, quiet, romantic and dim lighting to create the ambiance. Ill definitely be visiting again soon. The staff was amazing and very attentive to anyone's table. They worked as team to make sure you were well cared for. I probably saw 6 or 7 people...More

Thank Matthew H
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Just returned from an anniversary weekend to Old City, Philly. Found reviews for this restaurant and thought it had what my wife and I liked. This place lived up to, and exceeded the posted reviews. We arrived 15 min early for res, so we took...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place in old city, cozy and quiet. Perfectly guided through the menu by an enthusiastic waiter, willing to have a personal investment in the quality of the experience. Suggested wines complemented perfectly the dishes. The ambience was the right tone.

Thank Luca B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have always wanted to visit this restaurant never had the opportunity until now. Had a great experience. The facility is very warm and cozy, the food was excellent, the service outstanding. The bartender was truly exceptional. Parking is a little bit of a challenge but...More

Thank Ron J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible dining experience and ambiance! The special of the day happened to be gluten free gnocchi which was to die for and an amazing surprise.

Thank Jaclyn C
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We had a great meal. Even the bread was wonderful. Fun to have a tableside Caesar. The pianist wasn’t playing during our visit, but this doesn’t seem like it would be a loud place, even with more people and a piano. The service was impeccable,...More

Thank divefan
Reviewed 27 February 2018

When I find a dish I love, I will probably go to that restaurant on a monthly basis until the day I die. I thought I had found my Italian restaurant match made in heaven here when I first ate at Bistro Romano and wasted...More

Thank SueMPA
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

I have been to Bistro Romano before. The food was just as good except for the Brussels sprouts. They appears to be frozen not fresh. Very disappointed. Other items such as the veal saltimbocca and the scallops were very tasty. But the booth we sat...More

Thank linj25
Michael G, Owner at Bistro Romano, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Good afternoon – Thank you for dining with us again; delighted to hear you enjoyed your entrees. Rest assured chef only sources fresh yet do apologize that the Brussels sprouts were not to your liking. Needless to say, your server that evening did not meeting...More

Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

I attended my mother-in-laws birthday party which included a dinner and a show. For the food overall it was pretty good. I had chicken with risotto which was tasty. For soup I had roasted garlic potato which was unique and very tasty as well. As...More

Thank Anthony A
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Recently took my fiance here for his birthday dinner. What a wonderful restaurant! Although I have been there before, my sweetheart had not. He was charmed by the ambiance and delighted with the choices on the menu and the food. Had no idea it was...More

Thank devilish_patsy
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Shakeem P
20 April 2018|
Response from James B | Reviewed this property |
If having drinks/wine, appetizer, main course and dessert with gratuity you should plan on $90/person. If not a drinker reduce by $20. No dessert reduce by $10. It was a delicious, fresh meal. Enjoy.
25 November 2017|
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Response from Lisa W | Reviewed this property |
Good luck to that. I Always take a taxi
Omolara A
30 May 2017|
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Response from kathleens4 | Reviewed this property |
I did not pay for the table. It will be around $100. They often have specials on living social.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Lombard St, Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602
    (Between Front and 2nd)
  • Public Transportation: Septa: 40 Bus, 57 Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-925-8880
  • E-mail
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