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Ralph's Italian Restaurant

760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
+1 215-627-6011
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“veal parm” (48 reviews)
“cannoli cake” (19 reviews)
“bread” (63 reviews)
Open Now
11:45 AM - 9:45 PM Hours
Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our family of 6 enjoyed the food we ordered. My braciole was good, but I must say my wife's is better. The servers were very attentive and gracious to us. We were seated in the upstairs dinning area, which I think is better. It has...More

Thank MicPav88
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a walking tour our guide recommended Villa di Roma as the best Italian in town. On Monday my last day in Philadelphia I called to make reservations for my grand meal only to find out that they are closed on Monday nights. We chose...More

Thank Tempoman
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very famous Philly Italian. The food was not especially great. It is very small. Crowded and noisy. Service was slow. There are many other better Italian Restaurants in Philly that try harder.

Thank pearlmiriam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes Originally.. I gave this one of the top as Excellent & for most part still is but have to drop it down to Very Good.. the dishes Appetizers, specialties and my fav Parm still to die for! .. But today I got the flounder...More

Thank DeeMD215
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Over 100 years serving up delicious food in Philly, Ralph's never disappoints! We stopped in for an early dinner after seeing Shen Yun and started up with clams casino accompanied by the freshest dinner bread I've had in ages. I devoured my succulent Veal Rollatine,...More

Thank Debra B
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Oldest Italian restaurant presenting assoc Italian dishes, well executed. Not all pasta is made in house. Big portion.service good be improved.

Thank Frenchhoosier
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I love Italian food but Ralph’s is a whole different level. I really enjoy stopping in and have a veal Parmesan with a side of spaghetti. The house wine is a good option. I frequent here a few times a year because it’s older style...More

Thank Jason432
Reviewed 4 March 2018

There was a time when Ralph's worked, good meal at a reasonable price. It's just not the same. There are too many good Philly restaurants to return. Have to say, that some of the people in our party liked it but it fell well short...More

Thank Joseph T
Reviewed 25 February 2018

I have heard about this restaurant for a very long time and every time I go to Philly, the people I am with always want to try something else, new, trendy, etc. I went to Ralph's this trip and everyone was totally delighted. This place...More

Thank lmk1126
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We walked in one evening and were actually seated right away. They took us to the upstairs dining area which in this building was unique. It is now the oldest Italian restaurant in the US and deserving of the title.

Thank TravelingFrancis5
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Response from RoadTripper516 | Reviewed this property |
Not specifically but they'll take care of you.
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30 August 2017|
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Response from RoadTripper516 | Reviewed this property |
Not specifically but you can order a meatball (big) and other little bites that will be the same.
10 July 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:45 AM - 9:45 PM
11:45 AM - 9:45 PM
11:45 AM - 9:45 PM
11:45 AM - 9:45 PM
11:45 AM - 9:45 PM
11:45 AM - 10:45 PM
11:45 AM - 10:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-6011
  • E-mail
Oldest Italian restaurant in the U.S. established in 1900. Still run by the fourth and fifth generations of the original family.
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