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Bistro Romano

120 Lombard St, Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602
+1 215-925-8880
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“caesar salad” (76 reviews)
“veal” (36 reviews)
“tiramisu” (25 reviews)
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
120 Lombard St, Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602
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Reviewed 4 days ago

When you go into Old City Philadelphia to an authentic Italian restaurant, you expect to eat quality food; however that is not what my husband and I experienced when we visited Bistro Romano. The service was phenomenal; however the food did not meet the same...More

Thank Sarai P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quaint little restaurant located in Society Hill. Off the beaten path you enter into a cozy two story building. They even have a private room for special occasions (for 2!). Wonderful service and excellent food and catered to my gluten allergy. Reasonably...More

Thank prcamp627
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were in Center City Philadelphia today and decided to have dinner here. They had a menu for the holiday that included an appetizer, main course, dessert and a drink. It was an excellent value for dinner. We had a fish called...More

Thank Dorebucks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had this place on my bucket list. it's been there forever so finally I got to visit. Unfortunately I wasn't impressed at all with the food which is at best mediocre. our server was very nice and helpful but the young food runner spilled...More

Thank gusvour
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to this restaurant for many years - at least once or twice a year. Every time, the dinner experience has been great! There are quite a few menu selections - probably good enough for most anyone who walks into the place....More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff is professional knowledgeable and very polite. The table side Caesar salad was beautifully done and very delicious. Bartender Sean, made fantastic drinks. The papardelle pasta with a Bolognese sauce was very very good. I recommended it. Call experience and the layout of the...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Ate downstairs, a great locale with heavy wood beams and rough stone walls. Not loud even though very busy. Our server, Allie, was personable, knowledgeable, and attentive. The support staff was conscientious without hovering. Started with the salumaria, a lovely selection of meats and pickled...More

Thank Mitchell07470
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We chose this well reviewed venue for its location close to our hotel on Chestnut Street and for its reputation as a good Italian restaurant for both families and date nights. As anyone with (well-behaving) kids can appreciate, it's hard to find a balance. At...More

1  Thank TikkiTalk
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Great dinner with family. We were seated promptly downstairs. The atmosphere was cozy with the brick walls and beamed ceiling. The manager promptly introduced himself and checked with us several times. The waiter was great with good advice. Service was timely and cordial. The Old...More

Thank bmacnjMountLaurel_Nj
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This is where you should go. Full stop. Great atmosphere. Great service. Great food. Great music. I not only enjoyed it, but in every way the staff and the food surpassed not only our expectations but also our wildest dreams. We will return many times,...More

Thank Randall J
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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.
Erica D
1 November 2016|
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Response from Michael G | Property representative |
Although we don't have a dress code, most of our guests wear business casual attire. thank you
11 October 2016|
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Response from sherrs98 | Reviewed this property |
Phone them . They are so nice and accommodating .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
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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