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Bistro Romano

120 Lombard St, Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602
+1 215-925-8880
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“caesar salad” (78 reviews)
“veal” (34 reviews)
“tiramisu” (27 reviews)
Open Now
4:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
120 Lombard St, Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just returned from an anniversary weekend to Old City, Philly. Found reviews for this restaurant and thought it had what my wife and I liked. This place lived up to, and exceeded the posted reviews. We arrived 15 min early for res, so we took...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved that this bistro is located in a rustic basement. It gives such a warm feeling dining with the natural brick walls. The food is delicious and can't wait to try some new dishes on my next visit to Philadephia.

Thank Ilume
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My bride and I enjoyed one of our best meals several Sunday evenings ago. Our first time here, but it will not be our last. Gracious service upon entering, we were happily led down to the basement/romantic dining area. Our server made a wonderful tableside...More

Thank appetitetogo
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Super place, old building giving a 1930's decor. Food is outstanding, they have a limited menu but the presentation and flavor of the meal is exceptional. Very large wine list and the wait staff were friendly and professional. If you are in Philly this is...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 14 November 2017

This restaurant is the absolute best. My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with dinner here. The restaurant is so romantic and cozy. The food, service and atmosphere are top notch. We started our meal with the Burrata Toast and Caesar Salad for two....More

Thank Betty T
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Location: Safe and nice neighborhood. The door has a small awning that overlooks Lombard Street. We showed up a little early so we could walk to Spruce Stree Harbor Park before our meal. Quickly learned that these streets are not conducive to wearing heels, but...More

1  Thank Travis R
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I found this restaurant on a list of Italian restaurants in Philly over a year ago and finally had the opportunity to try it out last weekend. The restaurant is in a brick row home with the main dining area in the exposed stone and...More

Thank SueMPA
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The ambiance of the old grist mill is an experience all into itself, it use to be the Wine and Cheese cellar back in the 80's. Now it has been transformed into a fantastic Italian eatery, with local owners from South Philly and the chef...More

Thank chuckees1
Reviewed 18 September 2017

When you go into Old City Philadelphia to an authentic Italian restaurant, you expect to eat quality food; however that is not what my husband and I experienced when we visited Bistro Romano. The service was phenomenal; however the food did not meet the same...More

Thank Sarai P
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This is a quaint little restaurant located in Society Hill. Off the beaten path you enter into a cozy two story building. They even have a private room for special occasions (for 2!). Wonderful service and excellent food and catered to my gluten allergy. Reasonably...More

1  Thank prcamp627
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24 November 2017|
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Response from Lisa W | Reviewed this property |
Good luck to that. I Always take a taxi
Omolara A
29 May 2017|
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Response from kathleens4 | Reviewed this property |
I did not pay for the table. It will be around $100. They often have specials on living social.
Erica D
31 October 2016|
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Response from Michael G | Property representative |
Although we don't have a dress code, most of our guests wear business casual attire. thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Lombard St, Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1602
    (Between Front and 2nd)
  • Public Transportation: Septa: 40 Bus, 57 Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-925-8880
  • E-mail
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