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Not Just Pizza

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1030 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-1518
+1 215-928-9280
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

If you want an ACTUAL cheesesteak and have it be something you'll want to eat and enjoy, come to Not Just Pizza. Avoid Gino's & Pat's. They're tourist traps that will kill your wallet and your tastebuds. Their french fries are OUT OF THIS WORLD amazing.

Thank CatsFilmingTea
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Difficult to judge a place on just one slice, but how do you mess up dough, cheese and pepperoni? And I usually look at pizza like I look at popcorn, even when it's bad, it's pretty good. This place manages to make you realize that with dedication and commitment it is possible to make tasteless pizza. Avoid, avoid, avoid.

Thank Phillycook
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

Got a buffalo chicken cheese steak, couldn't have tasted better. Loved each and every bite. Broccoli bites weren't half bad either. Seems like this is gonna end up being my new favorite weekly delivery place.

1 Thank ismith93
Miami Beach, Florida
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96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

My parents came to visit and wanted pizza one night. This place is a block from our house and since we'd never tried it, thought to try them given my folks had also bought a Restaurant.com gift certificate for here. We got a cheese, a pepperoni and a Hawaiian. I can't be for sure but the crust didn't taste freshly... More 

1 Thank SuzanneGarber
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012

Northern Liberties continues its slow march to gentrification and I would say Sonata Restaurant fits right in. It is situated in a new (or rehabbed) building and has clean lines and simple decor. The food is what I would call small plate American--good quality but not the massive portions some might better find in a South Philly eatery. Our group... More 

Thank TUPF
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2012

What a disappointment. way overpriced for very small potions, left the place hungry and disatisfied after spending nearly 200 dollars including tip and we brought our own drinks. THE LOBSTER PORTION WAS ABOUT ONE SMALL CLAW MEAT AND 2 BITS (LITERALLY) OF LOBSTER TAIL. THEY MAKE TWO $27. ENTREES OUT OF ONE 1 1/4 SMALL LOBSTER. DISGRACEFUL. WHAT A RIP... More 

1 Thank John D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

Have eaten here pretty much since it opened and it is consistently good and always creative. A little off the beaten track if you will in Nothern Liberties it is worth the trip as the restaurant is a nice oasis. Pork belly appetizer is one of the best in Philly. Entree of shortribs always good. To polish it off they... More 

1 Thank rdlownes
Bucks County, PA
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117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

Four of us enjoyed dinner at Sonata just before Christmas. I have to agree with previous reviewers about the quality of the food and the excellent service. We all enjoyed our appetizers, entrees and dessert. It is a small restaurant and there was a large party seated against the back wall. Nevertheless, the energetic conversation did not distract from our... More 

Thank east12
Saipan, Mariana Islands
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2011

We had a very nice meal at Sonata. Chef Mark is great at combining culinary ideas, and the food is both interesting and delicious. The waitstaff is friendly and efficient. The prices are reasonable. Bring your own wine, though. The restaurant is tucked away on a side street in Northern Liberties, but finding it is worth the extra effort.

Thank mwhitespn
Central, NJ
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209 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

Sonata is a brief cab ride from center city hotels, but well worth it. The restaurant is located in the hip Northern Liberties (NoLibs) neighborhood. The dining room is not large, maybe 15 tables, but they are nicely spaced so dinner conversation is possible without competing with other tables. The decor is simple, modern and appealing. The staff were friendly,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, American, Pizza
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1030 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-1518
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-928-9280
Sonata Restaurant is a BYOB located on Liberties Walk in Northern Liberties. We specialize in contemporary American cuisine. At Sonata, we place a lot of emphasis on using high quality local & seasonal products. We pride ourselves on preparing everything fresh in house, from breads & pastas to desserts & chocolates.
We’re located at 1030 N American Street in Northern liberties. Contact us at 215-238-1240 or email contact@sonatarestaurant.com.

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