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Ralph's Italian Restaurant

760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
+1 215-627-6011
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“veal parm” (44 reviews)
“cannoli cake” (17 reviews)
“mussels” (34 reviews)
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Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I called Ralph's the last minute on Saturday later afternoon to see if they had availability and the gentlemen that I spoke to immediately said "YES" he would be able to seat me. The food was fresh, Italian tasting, YUMMY and the service was excellent....More

Thank grace1811
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came with an appetite as I wanted to taste a little bit of everything. I'm so happy we made reservations as the place was very busy at 5:30pm on Labor Day. I started with a glass of prosecco and then a tomato mozzarella salad,...More

Thank 7wonderstraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic Italian food! We always like to stop at Ralph's when in Philly. The servings are enormous. The setting is old style. I expect a gangster to walk through the door - local color. Get reservations as it gets very crowded.

1  Thank 22Janjim20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best food and service. The mussels red is out of this world. Portion size is enough to feed 3 to 4 people. Service is amazing. We felt like family. If in philly area it's a must..

Thank Italycriniti
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were thrilled to be a part of history at Ralph's. Prior to dining, we had drinks across the street at Barone only to discover it's owned by Ralph's as well. The bartender was fabulous. The restaurant venue was not what we were expecting. It's...More

1  Thank SilverSageMag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a small cosy looking restaurant but when you get in you come to know why people throng the place. It has some of the best food I have eaten in East Coast along with Amazing wine. Highly recommended for connoisseur of italian food

Thank singhkjmr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We gathered here with a group of friends during a convention in Philly. After researching the history of this family-owned restaurant, we decided it was a must to "cab" it over just for the experience. To our happy surprise, the food met the hype and...More

Thank NinaTrav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ralph's is a family go-to for many years & has many great memories! The chicken parmigiana was very good, a generous piece of chicken, & small side of pasta. The mussels in red were outstanding! They were sweet and the gravy slightly spicy- fabulous! Somewhat...More

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place in the heart of south Philly. We started on the right foot with they serve liquor (I guess some places in Philadelphia you have to bring your own). Mussels were tasty, you could smell the garlic! I had the chicken parmigiana which was...More

1  Thank Maston41
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were seated upstairs which was lovely and spacious. We had four different pasta dishes - all delicious - the penne with mussels especially so, but also the tomato sauce. A good bottle of Pinot Grigio and a helpful and friendly waiter made for a...More

Thank CCEden
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Kevinmcdkk K
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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Response from pookala | Reviewed this property |
It may come with a side of pasta....
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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, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:45 - 21:45
11:45 - 21:45
11:45 - 21:45
11:45 - 21:45
11:45 - 21:45
11:45 - 22:45
11:45 - 22:45
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
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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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