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La Famiglia Ristorante, Philadelphia, PA

La Famiglia Ristorante

4.9
4.9
1741 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

The Sena family tradition of culinary excellence dates back to early 1947 when Carlo “Papa” Sena began to cook in postwar Naples. The family carried this experience across the Atlantic and opened La Famiglia in 1976 in the shell of a Colonial tea warehouse. Today, La Famiglia stands as the finest Italian restaurant in Philadelphia and a major landmark on the city’s vibrant restaurant scene.

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Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 922-2803

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gino Sena

  • Private party facilities

    La Famiglia can accommodate large parties of 10 or more. Please contact the restaurant for further information.

  • Private party contact

    Manager: (215) 922-2803

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Cross street

    Front and Market street

  • Parking details

    Parking meters in front of the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

Menu

Primi

  • Funghi e Prosciutto$8.95

    Mushrooms and prosciutto sauteed in a garlic and herb sauce

    • Salsiccia e Broccoli di Rabe$9.95

      Sauteed broccoli rabe with italian sausage, garlic, and olive oil

      • Mozzarella alla Milanese$8.95

        Prosciutto layered between mozzarella then breaded and lightly deep fried

        • Insalata di Pomodoro$7.95

          Tomato and onions marinated with olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano

          • Cozze Napoletane$9.95

            Steamed mussels in a red or white sauce

            • Prosciutto Crudo e Grana Padano$10.95

              Sliced prosciutto, green olives and grana cheese

              • Spaghetti alla Napoletane$13.95

                Spaghetti with clams in a fresh tomato or white wine sauce

                • Tortellini alla Panna$12.95

                  Cheese filled tortellini with prosciutto and green peas in a cream sauce

                  • Granfusili alla Bolognese$12.95

                    large fusilli with a traditional vegetable and meat sauce

                    • Ziti all'Amatriciana$13.95

                      Ziti served with Italian ham, tomato, hot pepper seed and cheese

                      • Capellini Aglio e Olio$11.95

                        Angel hair pasta with fresh garlic and extra virgin olive oil

                        Secondi

                        • Vitello alla Milanese$17.95

                          Breaded veal cutlet with mixed greens

                          • Vitello alla Panna$16.95

                            Veal medalliions sauteed with garlic and mushrooms in a brandy cream sauce

                            • Pollo Capri$13.95

                              Breast of chicken with spinach and cheese in a white wine and butter sauce

                              • Sogliola alla Fiorentina$16.95

                                Filet of Sole in a white wine, lemon and butter sauce

                                • Gamberi alla Famiglia$18.95

                                  Battered shrimp served on a bed of spinach in a white wine sauce

                                  • Parmigiana di Melenzane$14.95

                                    Layers of eggplant, mozzarella cheese and tomato topped with parmesan cheese

                                    • Salmone Grigliato$15.95

                                      Grilled salmon with lemon, olive oil and herbs

                                      • Calamari in Casseruola$14.95

                                        Calamari sauteed with garlic and olive oil in a black olive and tomato sauce

                                        Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                        What 1,741 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                        4.9
                                        4.9 based on recent ratings
                                        • 4.9Food
                                        • 4.9Service
                                        • 4.8Ambience
                                        • 4.5Value

                                        NoiseModerate

                                        Loved For

                                        • Philadelphia

                                          Notable Wine List

                                        • Philadelphia

                                          Italian

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                                        1. SB

                                          SadeB

                                          Philadelphia

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The food was amazing . I loved the dedication of the waiters, the commitment of the chefs and the awareness that was given to me and my guest. The experience was amazing. The food was exquisite and the taste sensational. But it was the selection of wine that was amazing. Overall there is no place like it, in Philadelphia and I'll be back.

                                        2. TS

                                          TeressS

                                          New York Area

                                          5 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on May 11, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Fabulous food and the service was to perfection.

                                        3. KW

                                          KWEats

                                          Philadelphia

                                          2 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          A hidden gem in Old City!

                                        4. I

                                          Iluvfood2

                                          Philadelphia

                                          70 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          70 reviews

                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Always a treat to eat here! Staff is wonderful & the food is always delicious!

                                        5. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Birmingham

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on May 3, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Outstanding food and service. Very quaint old school Italian dining.

                                        6. GS

                                          GaryS

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          While in town for a convention, my wife and I needed a quite place to dine on our own and we found it at LaFamiglia. Wonderful and attentive service, delicious cuisine that we shared with each other, fun cocktails and excellent wine. A fantastic restaurant that we will enjoy again…next time in Philadelphia.

                                        7. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Los Angeles

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          It was amazing and it was a prefect birthday spot!

                                        8. L

                                          Leslie

                                          Philadelphia

                                          17 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          17 reviews

                                          Dined on April 27, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We celebrated our son's 21st Birthday and the evening was perfect! Everything from the servers, food, wine and the ambiance. They treated our son like a king and he so appreciated it. My branzino was also delicious!

                                        9. c

                                          coll

                                          New Orleans

                                          12 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          12 reviews

                                          Dined on April 27, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Absolutely wonderful, beautiful and the staff is the most accommodating. The carpaccio is the best I ever had. The spinach ricotta ravioli is so delicious in an amazing buttery lemon sauce...halibut great, only thing the scallops were VERY overpriced for 4 small scallops. Don't order that..lol

                                        10. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great service and amazing authentic Italian! Wonderful waiters and staff and had an awesome time and meal.

                                        11. S

                                          Saik

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                          overall2food3service3ambience3

                                          The meals ordered were sub par for the price. I’ve had similar food at Italian chain restaurants with better flavor. The Salmon ravioli tasted fishy and not fresh at all. Penne la famiglia was mediocre. The value is where my low score comes from, I did not once feel the food was worth the money. Likely will not return.

                                        12. m

                                          mprush

                                          New York Area

                                          11 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          11 reviews

                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                          overall4food4service5ambience3

                                          Great service, a little old school and could use some TLC

                                        13. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Philadelphia

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Welcoming and top notch staff, everything was delicious. The arugula fennel salad was so good, the tableside fish looked amazing. My daughter enjoyed cavatelli with pesto so much that she wanted to come back for lunch. Check out the amazing wine cellar. The decor is old school but in a charming way and it made for a nice evening and great meal.

                                        14. JC

                                          JanetC

                                          New York Area

                                          3 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on April 7, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Everything about this restaurant is outstanding. The staff goes above and beyond to anticipate and fulfill guests desires. Another wonderful evening on the books.

                                        15. t

                                          tammyj

                                          Philadelphia

                                          6 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on April 5, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Pleasant ambience. Staff was exceptional. Food was delicious.

                                        16. JS

                                          JoeS

                                          Philadelphia

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on March 28, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Revisiting after4 years. Right where I left it. Same Amazing wine list and wonderful (old fashioned) cocktails. Service was spot on attentive and the food was spectacular. I ordered a few courses and nwver once felt rushed. Perfectly timed

                                        17. S

                                          Susan

                                          Atlantic City

                                          13 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          13 reviews

                                          Dined on March 27, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Was fantastic as always!!!

                                        18. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          St. Louis

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on March 19, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          This restaurant is real treat to enjoy. Had Branzino fish special that was cooked to perfection! Chef also prepared our table a mussels in red sauce appetizer—not on menu but chef accommodated our request. Two thumbs up!

                                        19. DS

                                          DavidS

                                          Philadelphia

                                          20 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          20 reviews

                                          Dined on March 19, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          It’s always wonderful. We are regulars. It has only gotten better

                                        20. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 11, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Love this place!!! So beautiful. Amazing food.

                                        21. RG

                                          RonniG

                                          Philadelphia

                                          16 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          16 reviews

                                          Dined on March 5, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great place for a special evening out, or date night. Overall the service and food was outstanding.

                                        22. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New York Area

                                          8 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on March 5, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Easily the best restaurant in Philly; the service; the ambiance; and the food are just sublime (every single time)!!

                                        23. M

                                          Mic120

                                          Philadelphia

                                          10 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          10 reviews

                                          Dined on March 5, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          A wonderful meal that made a special evening! Can’t wait to go back!

                                        24. SK

                                          SKdiner

                                          San Francisco

                                          3 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on February 27, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great handmade pastas, casual (slow) but very attentive service

                                        25. D

                                          Dawn

                                          Philadelphia

                                          9 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          9 reviews

                                          Dined on February 20, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Beautiful restaurant, wonderful service, amazing meal

                                        26. LW

                                          LynW

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 19, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Such a beautiful restaurant! The ambiance-it feels like you are in Italy. The food is outstanding! Everything we ordered was exceptional -from the salads, pasta, octopus, veal special to desserts and wine.

                                        27. SC

                                          SeanC

                                          New England

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on February 18, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great Italian place. Food was excellent and I enjoy smaller restaurants .

                                        28. DC

                                          DeeC

                                          Philadelphia

                                          93 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          93 reviews

                                          Dined on February 12, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Went for Valentine’s dinner. Food was amazing! A favorite spot of ours in Philly!

                                        29. RP

                                          RobertP

                                          Philadelphia

                                          12 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          12 reviews

                                          Dined on February 12, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Great food exceptional service and a beautiful atmosphere. This is the only high end Italian restaurant with all the bells and whistles....best special occasion spot.

                                        30. CP

                                          ChristopherP

                                          Pittsburgh

                                          8 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on February 12, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Always fantastic!

                                        31. LA

                                          LAURIEM

                                          Philadelphia

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 11, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          I’m a foodie and very particular…this food is outstanding as well as the service.. I never liked or ordered lamb in my life until I came to Thomas place…it’s absolutely delicious

                                        32. I

                                          Italo

                                          Philadelphia

                                          8 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on February 11, 2022

                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                          Great experience and wonderful service. Recommend to come back to Philadelphia.

                                        33. M

                                          Marlene

                                          Philadelphia

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 5, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We both had the Branzino. It was delicious! Best restaurant for Branzino.

                                        34. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Philadelphia

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on January 26, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Food was amazing, customer service was fantastic, it was a very romantic candle lit dinner.

                                        35. A

                                          Anonymous

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 22, 2022

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                          Good restaurant week menu. Really enjoyed drinks, appetizers, and entree. Dessert wasn’t too enjoyable as it seemed like it was either frozen or came from a container. Still an overall good experience just would forego dessert next time.

                                        36. TB

                                          TedBoyer

                                          Exclusive

                                          25 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          25 reviews

                                          Dined on January 21, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          La Famiglia has been and is our favorite restaurant over the last 25 years. It has consistently maintained its excellent cuisine, professional service and elegant environment. Staff is well trained and welcoming.

                                        37. p

                                          philmumzee

                                          Philadelphia

                                          12 reviews

                                          vip
                                          3.0

                                          12 reviews

                                          Dined on January 21, 2022

                                          overall3food3service3ambience4

                                          Food was fine but not outstanding. Wine was wildly overpriced.

                                        38. h

                                          helneub

                                          Philadelphia

                                          33 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          33 reviews

                                          Dined on January 20, 2022

                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                          Solid, good Italian Food. Special food creations for restaurant week. Wonderful service, accommodating special wishes if they can. One of the "Old Philadelphian Charm" restaurants you do not find often anymore.

                                        39. DJ

                                          DinerJ

                                          Philadelphia

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 20, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          It was a rare experience. The staff was warm, welcoming and quietly attentive. The service made us feel like welcome guests. Every course was delicious.

                                        40. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Seattle

                                          2 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on January 19, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Came for restaurant week. They had the most attentive staff and all the food was delicious

                                        FAQs

                                        La Famiglia Ristorante is rated 4.9 stars by 1741 OpenTable diners.

                                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                        Booked 8 times today
                                        Google Map for La Famiglia Ristorante

                                        8 South Front Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

                                        Additional information

                                        • Cross street

                                          Front and Market street

                                        • Neighborhood

                                          Old City

                                        • Hours of operation

                                          Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                        • Cuisines

                                          Italian, Steak, Seafood

                                        • Dining style

                                          Casual Elegant

                                        • Dress code

                                          Smart Casual

                                        • Parking details

                                          Parking meters in front of the restaurant.

                                        • Payment options

                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                        • Executive chef

                                          Gino Sena

                                        • Additional

                                          Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

                                        • Phone number

                                          (215) 922-2803

                                        • Private party facilities

                                          La Famiglia can accommodate large parties of 10 or more. Please contact the restaurant for further information.

                                        • Private party contact

                                          Manager: (215) 922-2803

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