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La Viola

253 S 16th St Ste A, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3350
+1 215-735-8630
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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253 S 16th St Ste A, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3350
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A gem of a restaurant on 16th St. Had a wonderful meal there. Everyone enjoyed their meal and would go back again. The salmon was amazing and the lobster ravioli is a must.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

After my daughter's graduation, many family members joined their children to celebrate the occasion at this lovely restaurant. It was a pre-fix Menu and there was much to chose from. We weren't aware one could BYO - luckily other's shared their bottles of wine. One...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We have been here once before with another couple on a Sunday afternoon in August on the hottest day of the year. The good news is that we had most of the place to our selves, and the service was excellent,,,,,,,, naturally. The food is...More

Thank scarlom4
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Party of Six, All had great meals and superb Deserts, Best Risotto I have had, Went on Good Friday so menu selection was limited, or rather gave us an opportunity to experience a meatless cusine.

Thank jphenneger
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We visited La Viola for dinner after an afternoon in the city. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I had the fish soup and the Scottish salmon for the main course. My wife had the chicken marsala. The entry sizes were large. We have referred many...More

Thank Palmtree021
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were in Philly for a race. There were 13 of us. We were able to sit together. We were warmly greeted at the door and as we were escorted to our table. The food was fabulous and served by polite and neatly dressed waiters....More

Thank seashell55
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Just back from a fantastic dinner at La Viola. We had reservations at the 252 West Location. We arrived close to 6:00 and were seated immediately in the back dinning room. The place was already hopping. Very nice staff, all the workers are pleasant and...More

Thank ttv
Reviewed 3 April 2017

we were 4 people having dinner together before a show. Service was impeccable, from opening our BYOB bottles of wine, continuous refills of water. bread refill. Everyone of the staff were very pleasant our dinners were fantastic- one had gnocchi, another chicken another ravioli, another...More

Thank accent420
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Cash only, at least the last time i was there it was. I've eaten there many times when in Philly, it's right across the street from my favorite bar Monks! La Viola is one of my favorite Italian restaurants.

Thank zole2112
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Tight fit, but definitely worth the wait. We were at La Viola East, which seats upstairs. La Viola west (catty corner almost) seats in the basement, There were so many people in the restaurant I didn't really get an idea of the decor. Service was...More

Thank Sharontwfl
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Questions & Answers
Maxine M
11 May 2016|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, an easy walk to the Academy of Music
12 March 2016|
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Response from lroariz | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It's practically around the corner. LA viola is on 16th just below Locust. The academy is on broad and locust.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
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17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 253 S 16th St Ste A, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3350
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-735-8630
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