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851 Penn St, Reading, PA 19601-3607
+1 610-374-2601
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11:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri 10:30 - 22:30
Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

food wasn't bad just was a strange atmosphere, they only have a couple of tables to sit at. The wings are really god. Bathrooms were clean. just seems more geared to take out than dine in but overall nice

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

Having heard good things about this nearby restaurant I stopped by today for lunch. A sign said to wait to be seated so I waited. And waited. Someone finally noticed me and said to sit at a booth. Maybe teenagers and kids can sit in these comfortably but I couldn't. I tredged back down the dozen or so steps (with... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

This bar is the exact embodiment of a dive bar. I wont even go in here anymore for take our or a six pack. I wouldnt recommend it if you don't speak spanish either. They have had problems with everything from weapon related crimes to drunken brawls to drug dealing. There are fights outside this bar MULTIPLE times a night... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

We eat at Espisitos frequently. The food is great and the portion sizes out of bounds! The dipping oil spices cannot be matched and I often crave it. The huge downfall of the place is the noise. It gets so loud, especially in the Middle area that it's almost unpleasant. Last time we visited, I moved to the seating area... More 

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Thank NurseMaria
West Reading, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2012

they got the order wrong, wouldnt return money, especially the tip, delivery guy told me 19.75 and i gave 25, here it was 13.75, i dont give 11 dollar tips and they tried to blame it on me having an old menu, and gave me a run around saying they had to talk to the boss and he was out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2008

The absolute best pizza in Berks County! The sandwiches are also good but could be a little bigger. The stromboli and Italian dishes are worth a try but its hard to get past their pizza on the menu.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    1 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    1 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:00
Thursday
10:30 - 22:00
Friday
10:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 851 Penn St, Reading, PA 19601-3607
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +1 610-374-2601

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?