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Ristorante Pesto

1915 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2216
+1 215-336-8380
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  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1915 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2216
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Can't wait to return, everything's delicious, service is friendly! Ring your own wine! Our trio had steak braciole and eggplant with rose (on the house) appetizers. Caesar salad, fusilli Bolognese, fettuccine alfredo (add the prosciutto!) and linguine pescatore. Have the cheesecake and/cannoli for dessert with...More

Thank Tyler B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is my favorite Italian restaurant in the city! I've been here three times now and each time is better than before. The food is out of this world. I've had the pesto gnocchi, the lam chops, the eggplant and stuffed mushrooms...everything is insanely delicious....More

Thank Anna L
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is the epitome of a South Philly Italian restaurant. Cozy Italian decor, super attentive/friendly owner/staff and the BEST Italian food in the city.....better than where I grew up (and I'm from a heavily Italian populated suburb of Chicago where Al Capone even hung...More

Thank chicagoboy2018
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a Holiday party for a small business. The private room was perfect! Jackie, Connie and the crew treated us well and provided great advice on meals and appetizers. The cheese cake (homemade grandma recipe) is definitely worth the calories! All enjoyed their meals....More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We give it 5 stars because it's not possible to give 10!! The most delicious food I've ever eaten, most excellent service, and a truly wonderful atmosphere. Yesterday morning my parents came from out of town and I tried to make a reservation for the...More

Thank Michele G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I helped my son move to Philadelphia to start a new job, and we wanted to go someplace nice to celebrate. We both like Italian, so we decided to try the TA top rated restaurant in the area. Our reservation was ready for us, and...More

Thank Noromebound
Reviewed 4 days ago

My brother and I recently had a 90th birthday party here for our parents. The service was exceptional. The food was Delicious - good homemade Italian food. The waiters and waitresses are the BEST! They kept coming around asking if everything was okay and filling...More

Thank _phillychick615
Reviewed 5 days ago

I walked into Pesto with a suitcase, as we were dropped off by taxi for dinner on the way to the airport. The owner and hostess Concetta asked "Are you moving in?" So began a wonderful experience. Although Pesto is highly ranked on Tripadvisor and...More

Thank ArthurWensleydaleII
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This restaurant in so many ways is the definition of honest, homemade Italian cuisine. The taste will linger in your mouth for a long time after your visit. Concetta is the restaurant manager who will greet you at the door with a massive smile. Her...More

1  Thank Keivan Z
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just ate at Pesto before the Villanova game! My husband was so excited about the carrots they bring to the table. The appetizers were”speciale”! The homemade cavatelli was the best ever! My husband’s salmon with crab meat was over the top! We highly recommend this...More

Thank Cathy P
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Brad A
17 September 2017|
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Response from Roman S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do, reasonably priced too.
21 August 2017|
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Response from Concetta V | Property representative |
Hello, we have a full bar, but you can bring wine only with no corkage fee! Hope to see you soon.
21 July 2017|
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Response from marshadu4 | Reviewed this property |
I was surprised that it was not on Open Table, but I called and was able to get the reservation near the time I desired. Definitely would not recommend going there without a reservation---the couple in front of us were... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1915 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2216
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-336-8380
Giovanni and Concetta Varallo are honored to welcome you to RISTORANTE PESTO. Our meals are prepared in the finest Authentic Italian Tradition, using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients available. Chef Giovanni Varallo's and Chef Maria Varallo-Facenda's care, dedication and attention to detail transform every dish into a work of art. We hope your stay with us is a "Dining Experience."
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