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2048 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4417
+1 215-751-1175
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
2048 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4417
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a little hidden gem that is a “go to” place for locals. A very small venue on two levels, very small, tight, intimate. No parking but there is a garage across the street. Perfect if you’re going to eat before or after a...More

Thank Ron J
Reviewed 30 January 2018

My first visit to this awesome restaurant was back in 2000 and have probably eaten here 10 times since. This particular night was my first visit in a few years (before this T.A. account was created) and Porcini is still tremendously good. Service is perfect,...More

Thank JKSullyBeans
Reviewed 17 January 2018

We came here during restaurant week. When booking on Open Table I requested a table a little out of the way. When we arrived the place was packed like sardines. The hostess told us to sit at a tiny table right next to the front...More

Thank nlgale
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Two senior couples on a weeknight. Tiny storefront, every table occupied. Effusive greetings from the owners, brothers, one of whom cooks and the other handles the front of the house. Pastas delicious as were the chicken dish, and fish. Prices and BYOB make for a...More

Thank jagman8f
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We've been doing the Porcini dinner and Helium show combination for years. It's pretty convenient - Porcini, Helium, and parking garage are all within about a hundred foot stretch of Lombard Street. But, let's talk about the restaurant... The food is very good, solid Italian...More

Thank 967ModernArt
Reviewed 27 December 2017

The food is outstanding -- completely fresh and authentic. The restaurant is quite small - cozy but also very loud when guests are enjoying themselves. The menu isn't overly extensive but most diners will find plenty to pick from. Props for the ravioli and the...More

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This place is off the charts for quality of fresh food, prepared with passion, from fresh, natural, and local hand-picked sources. It’s smallness allows the Sansone brothers to convey intimacy with every dish - complimented by the serving staff dedicated to the highest level of...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This place has been here for years and is still family run. It’s across the street from The Roxy a boutique movie theatre so could be convenient. However it’s very small and tables are pushed together so you might be asked to help pass plates...More

Thank Lsbtravel1
Reviewed 3 October 2017

superb homemade pasta dishes, etc. intimate, warm atmosphere. excellent service. we have been there several times. never disappointed.

Thank markmmh
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This BYOB has delicious food but it is located in a house that has been converted to a restaurant. Those with mobility issues may have difficulty getting to the restrooms because it means you will have to either go down a very narrow and steep...More

Thank Jenny833
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2048 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4417
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-751-1175
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