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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%
Travellers talk about
“veal parm” (43 reviews)
“cannoli cake” (16 reviews)
“mussels” (32 reviews)
Open Now
11:45 - 21:45All hours
Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed! Great food in the heart of South Philly.

Thank mogul486
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious! I wish the tables werent so small and close! It is by far the closest to homemade italian food you can find. The chich parm is quite large, but luckily you onky get a small bowl of pasts. The cavatelli was wonderful! We also...More

Thank Lauraine B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gone is the sawdust on the floor, but the restaurant in the Italian market area remains a nice place for simple Italian food, even meatballs and gravy. The menu is extensive, and the food is nicely prepared.

Thank larryderm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool restaurant with very good food. We had the gnocchi a la vodka and the fettuccini Alfredo. It's worth stopping in.

Thank Dennis1483
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I asked my friends (both born in Philadelphia): Why do we bother going anyplace else when there's Ralph's? I lived in Philadelphia for 20 years and loved Ralph's, but I also love Italian restaurants and Philadelphia has so many of them that we try them...More

Thank John52342
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there the other day for an early dinner. Chic Parm was ok but we felt rushed as always. He wanted to take my dish away before finishing it and I told him I was still eating. Also, they charge more than the legal...More

1  Thank MyLambie
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We were exploring the area around S. 9th and stumbled upon this gem. The food is delightful and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed.

Thank AliceGr
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I was very satisfied and can't wait to return. The bread from Sarcones Deli was superb, the excellent meatballs were made of veal, pork and beef. My seafood pescatore was very enjoyable consisting of crab, clams, large shrimp and mussels. The waitress was very informative...More

Thank Les S
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I so wanted to love Ralph's given it's the oldest family run Italian restaurant in the US. They've been in their current 9th Street location for over 100 years. Bottom line you can do much better than what I unfortunately have to call a quisi-tourist...More

4  Thank MontaukPt
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Try to stop there when in the Italian Market. Their antipasto is big enough for two people. The food is homemade, I think it is Sarcones bread. How much better does it have to get?

Thank MsBeth2016
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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