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Branzino Italian Ristorante

261 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6232
+1 215-790-0103
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
3 Jan 2018
“Excellent Italian food”
4 Oct 2016
“Good food dreadful service”
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Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
261 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6232
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This place is old school Italian and serves up plenty of their namesake. We dined on a busy Friday night and must have witnessed 10 or more brazing being filleted tableside. We didn’t have seafood however. They serve plenty other delicious food and we enjoyed...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We were there for Valentines with another couple. It took 4 hours to get served. Have been there when it was much less crowded like early dinner. Service still dreadful. Too bad because the food is good.

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Reviewed 23 July 2016

After some recommendations, I brought a group of sixteen people to Branzino for dinner to celebrate the completion of a summer project. Here is my experience: (1) As this was a large group, I made the arrangements initially using the contact form on the website,...More

1  Thank LeaveFromPA
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I've been coming here for decades and get rave reviews from the many friends, family, and business colleagues I've enlisted to join me for this great Northern Italian fare. Lovely, linen tablecloth service; with beautiful garden seating, in season. Easy place for conversation as noise...More

1  Thank MissElegance
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We dine at Branzino when ever we visit Philadelphia. Cozy in winter and spring and fall the garden is romantic and perfect. Food and service has always been excellent. We booked a table a few days ago - and then I happened to read on...More

1  Thank tappyt
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

In the front of the restaurant it look quite and small but when we walk inside, it is very suprised with many tables and beautiful decorations. The garden part was wonderful. We enjoyed our foods. I like the Branzino fish.

1  Thank blissbreath
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Reservation for 4 on a Saturday night- we were sat promptly, server greeted us relatively quickly and handed us menus. She was polite, opened each guests menu and opened our byo-wine. I can't remember a time in my life when such a great first impression...More

Thank Jdevnh
Reviewed 6 May 2016

My partner and I both went with friends at their suggestions. We used to live in Philly and were making a weekend visit. The restuarant is charming and beautifully situated an a relatively quiet street. I shared the Salmon Crudo with one of our friends....More

1  Thank prodman
Reviewed 3 May 2016

On a relatively quiet side street in Center City near Rittenhouse Square, Branzino Italian Ristorante is a solid choice in a city where Italian food reigns supreme. Particularly recommended by our dining party was the mushroom risotto: the two of us who did not get...More

1  Thank Beth M
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We dined here on Saturday evening. This is an elegant restaurant that was created from two nineteenth century townhouses. We had the arugula salad, which was well-prepared. The green fettuccine with shrimp was outstanding as was the salmon. The Brussels sprouts were among the best....More

2  Thank larryderm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6232
    (Between Locust & Spruce)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-790-0103
  • E-mail
Due to fire we are closed until further notice.

As a final payment we accept max of 2 credit card transaction per party.
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