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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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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
253 S 16th St Ste A, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3350
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate at La Viola west, there being east across the street. Both are BYOB, east takes only cash, West will take credit cards. There are two rooms at west, front room with high ceiling, back room with low ceiling. Tables VERY close together and noise...More

Thank frequentraveler13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went as part of restaurant week so an amazing 4 courses for $35. Food was super delicious and the portions were immense. However, the courses came one after the other, sometimes we hadn't even finished the last one when the next came and for such...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Full disclosure: we went here during Restaurant Week so the lunch price was fixed at $20. That said, the meal was exceptionally good. I had gnocchi, which I always get when available, and it was cooked perfectly. My friend had seafood risotto and was equally...More

Thank Andrea_in_Philly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from an excellent dinner at La Viola Bistro. A $35 4 course Restaurant Week meal more than met expectations. The service was friendly and efficient. Food came quickly, but we were never rushed. All four in my party enjoyed every dish. BYOB is...More

Thank dz182
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We felt extremely close to neighbors on all sides; it was pretty uncomfortable to the point that we almost left, so if you need space, go elsewhere! We were seated immediately with 6 PM reservations on a Saturday but unfortunately quite close to the door...More

Thank CelticCail
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Food and service were excellent. All four people had different meals and everything was great. We were coming from the theater and had an early dinner. Would definitely go back.

Thank Mkalbach
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We were completely delighted to enjoy our meal here! What a treat! Lobster Ravioli salmon w/ lemon and pearl onion and lemon sauce and Chicken Marsala.... tiramisu deliciouco!

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Our group of 6 thoroughly enjoyed dinner tonight at La Viola! We called for reservations earlier in the day and managed to get in. What a treat to find this small place that looks like it's right out of the movies. This BYOB restaurant was...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Very popular local Italian with BOB policy serving tasty and well presented Italian classics. Nice attentive staff and great buzzy ambience.

Thank Salty-seadogs
Reviewed 18 October 2017

La Viola was a nice find in Philadelphia. Liked the outdoor seating but it was too close to the street noise and on cement grounding. So we went indoors where the noise was in full swing and the atmosphere with high energy. We enjoyed the...More

Thank Hawaiian555
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Questions & Answers
Dee L
15 November 2017|
Response from Lulubelle1212 | Reviewed this property |
There are numerous parking garages in the area.
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
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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