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Ralph's Italian Restaurant

760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
+1 215-627-6011
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“veal parm” (48 reviews)
“cannoli cake” (20 reviews)
“bread” (63 reviews)
Open Now
11:45 a.m. - 9:45 p.m. Hours
Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
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Reviewed today via mobile

Every dish in this award winning iconic restaurant is note worthy! Our large group all ordered something different. From pasta to veal to Oslo bucco we all licked our plates clean. Make a reservation and see for yourself why it’s been so popular for a...More

Thank Rosemary B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Alright, it is the oldest family owned Italian restaurant in the United States and it deserves the accolades because the food is delish. Their red sauce, a family not so secret has been gracing the neighborhood as it cooks for more than 100 years. The...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently celebrated my dads birthday. We were a large group and were seated on second floor. It is a steep flight of stairs. Food was red gravy Italian,but very good. Service was excellent,we even bought our own cake. Only complaint some of the cocktails were...More

Thank buddyPhila
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food in an old world atmosphere, the staff was friendly and helpful. We love Ralph’s and recommend it highly. Delish eggplant parmigiana and my partner had Tripe which he said was fantastic. We go whenever we are in Philly.

Thank pegleg66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My gawd!!!! The best incredible Italian restaurant in town! On our last day in town we stopped by this wonderful restaurant! A local had recommended this place and boy are we happy they did. You need to eat the pasta it melts in your mouth....More

Thank Barbara O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ralph’s is a consistent South Philly bright spot. At this visit, I really enjoyed the Eggplant Parmesan but the highlight was the sautéed spinach appetizer— loaded with garlic! Service is ok, but that’s not why you come to Ralph’s.

Thank Bobbarrenger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is NO WAY on God's green earth that #19 (begins with an M) is better than Ralph's . . . . even if the Chef was home with the flu and the dishwasher cooked that night. Let's get back to the actual review ....More

Thank C D M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In an area known for cheesesteaks, Ralph's is an excellent option for those seeking some real Italian. The seating is extremely tight and the decor is nothing to write home about -- but the food is what matters and they deliver! Excellent chicken parmigiana and...More

Thank DaveJ1855
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ralph’s is the oldest Italian restaurant in the US. The food is straight forward home cooked food. We were a party of 10 ; we had a reservation which I highly recommend for large groups. As a kid I remember going to Ralph’s with family...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice Sunday dinner. The food is always great. It's like eating with family. Our waiter David is always a joy treats us like friends. We enjoy his service as well as his company.

Thank robert r
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September 25, 2017|
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Response from RoadTripper516 | Reviewed this property |
Not specifically but they'll take care of you.
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August 30, 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.
July 9, 2017|
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:45 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
11:45 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
11:45 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
11:45 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
11:45 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
11:45 a.m. - 10:45 p.m.
11:45 a.m. - 10:45 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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