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Ralph's Italian Restaurant

760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
+1 215-627-6011
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“veal parm” (48 reviews)
“cannoli cake” (19 reviews)
“bread” (60 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
11:45 AM - 9:45 PM Hours
Seafood, Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Oldest Italian restaurant presenting assoc Italian dishes, well executed. Not all pasta is made in house. Big portion.service good be improved.

Thank Frenchhoosier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Italian food but Ralph’s is a whole different level. I really enjoy stopping in and have a veal Parmesan with a side of spaghetti. The house wine is a good option. I frequent here a few times a year because it’s older style...More

Thank Jason432
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a time when Ralph's worked, good meal at a reasonable price. It's just not the same. There are too many good Philly restaurants to return. Have to say, that some of the people in our party liked it but it fell well short...More

Thank Joseph T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have heard about this restaurant for a very long time and every time I go to Philly, the people I am with always want to try something else, new, trendy, etc. I went to Ralph's this trip and everyone was totally delighted. This place...More

Thank lmk1126
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked in one evening and were actually seated right away. They took us to the upstairs dining area which in this building was unique. It is now the oldest Italian restaurant in the US and deserving of the title.

Thank TravelingFrancis5
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

I was on business in Philly during the Super Bowl weekend and thought I’d try some Italian. I found this resturaunt that has a claim to the “Oldest Italian” resturaunt in America due to the prior being closed, (San Francisco had one from 1845). The...More

1  Thank Traveljava57
Reviewed 28 January 2018

My husband RAVED about this place...telling me how he had eaten there years ago and we just HAD to eat there tonight. After eating there tonight, I really don’t understand all the hype. He loved his spaghetti and meatballs, but my meal was just... blah....thus...More

Thank Jodi S
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Probably my 6th time taking people to Ralphs as they hear it’s the oldest independently owned Italian dining spot in the country - no other reason to go. Service is poor and usually rude, the food they serve is average at best. It’s like they...More

1  Thank rpmaier
Reviewed 23 January 2018

We went out to dinner to unwind after the holidays and decided to go to a small restaurant . Decided on Ralph's for a quiet evening and some good Italian food . Arrived just before 5 on Thursday and it was quiet with only a...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I had not been to Ralph's in years. Went with a group of friends for dinner and it was great. Friendly atmosphere and fabulous food. The mussels in white sauce are great. So was the chicken parm. Only suggestion is that they could upgrade the...More

Thank 480Sue
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25 September 2017|
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Response from RoadTripper516 | Reviewed this property |
Not specifically but they'll take care of you.
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30 August 2017|
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Response from RoadTripper516 | Reviewed this property |
Not specifically but you can order a meatball (big) and other little bites that will be the same.
10 July 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:45 AM - 9:45 PM
11:45 AM - 9:45 PM
11:45 AM - 9:45 PM
11:45 AM - 9:45 PM
11:45 AM - 9:45 PM
11:45 AM - 10:45 PM
11:45 AM - 10:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-6011
  • E-mail
Oldest Italian restaurant in the U.S. established in 1900. Still run by the fourth and fifth generations of the original family.
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