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La Locanda del Ghiottone

$$ - $$$
City Center East
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130 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1802
+1 215-829-1465
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Glendora, New Jersey
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This is by far our favorite Italian restaurant in the city. It's a small byob and definitely recommend reservations. The staff is Amazing. Joe is the best server we've had anywhere, he definitely makes this place. Good food can be found, great help can't be easily found! Recommend the mushroom crepes and crab cakes for appetizer. The meat dishes are... More 

Thank Candie and Don P
New York City, New York
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141 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This was our first visit and, gladly, it won't be our last. We were visiting from NY and went with friends. The restaurant is very rustic and comfortable. The service is very down to earth but also very professional. The food, especially the specials, is wonderfully prepared and filled with flavor. We enjoyed several different salads, antipasto's and the crab... More 

Thank Mark S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Cosy, family run restaurant but I don't know about quiet like the last review said. We were there with a packed house (50) and it was hopping. Not so loud that we couldn't talk in normal voices but the energy was fantastic. Food like-wise fantastic. We were hooked when the bread was served with a delicious leek based spread. We... More 

Thank DavidFoss
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this gem on our first night in Philadelphia! The food was delicious, the atmosphere was nice and quiet, perfect for a date night. Something to note, it is bring your own wine!

Thank rhealee13
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Went before had to be at the theater. The staff was very cognizant of getting us out on time. Ordered 2 specials and they were worth every penny. The cannelloni with bolognese sauce was incredible. The ravioli with shrimp and lobster was also very good but I think I would go with the cannelloni as my favorite. Started with the... More 

Thank egw2213
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Went there with my wife and sister. The seafood ravioli was unbelievable. The service is friendly and makes you feel like you are part of the family. I have been here a number of times and never had a bad experience. As I live in New Mexico, we do not have great Italian food. La Locanda is my favorite in... More 

Thank Jefty2013
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Tuesday evening, 6pm. While waiting for the rest of our group, I walked in and was welcomed by Joe, the waiter, what a character! We were one of three groups in the dining room at that time of night, Joe was the only waiter/server on due to a call out. The dining room filled up closer to 7pm and I... More 

Thank luv2travelafar
Plantation, Florida
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

If i lived in Philadelphia this would be a once a week outing for me! I hadn't read enough reviews so didn't know that I needed to bring my own wine. It is also cash only. It didn't matter since the food was so delicious. And after our salad course the waiter brought over wine from another table--those people had... More 

Thank nanvano
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179 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We were a party of 8. All non-US citizens, from 7 countries. The food is good, but rich. As with most American restaurants they use loads of cream and/or cheese The meat was prepared very well. I asked for a simple linguini with basil pesto and chilli pomodoro sauce. Not on the menu, but they produced a very tasty dish.... More 

Thank TravelBabeSA
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Went with a very large group last weekend and were extremely happy with our meals. The value is excellent as is the quality of the food. We started with platters of antipasto served family style, mushroom crepes (fabulous), Mussels, some lightly dressed salad and caesar salad. For a main the ricotta Gnochi was the best I have ever had, it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1802
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-829-1465

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?