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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” (47 reviews)
“cannoli cake” (19 reviews)
“bread” (59 reviews)
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Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Probably my 6th time taking people to Ralphs as they hear it’s the oldest independently owned Italian dining spot in the country - no other reason to go. Service is poor and usually rude, the food they serve is average at best. It’s like they...More

Thank rpmaier
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went out to dinner to unwind after the holidays and decided to go to a small restaurant . Decided on Ralph's for a quiet evening and some good Italian food . Arrived just before 5 on Thursday and it was quiet with only a...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had not been to Ralph's in years. Went with a group of friends for dinner and it was great. Friendly atmosphere and fabulous food. The mussels in white sauce are great. So was the chicken parm. Only suggestion is that they could upgrade the...More

Thank 480Sue
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was a lot of hype about Ralph's and it was highly recommended. It did not live up to the hype at all. The host at the door was rude, the server apparently wanted to be anywhere but at work, and the food was just...More

Thank pyprchik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate at Ralph's the last time I was in Philly about 12 years. It was first place to eat on my list upon my return and again the food was excellent.

Thank 300diane2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a great Italian Philly restaurant and most notably, the people are friendly....unlike other Italian restaurants in the area that are quite rude. The food is excellent and perfectly done. small place but good environment....feel at home. down to earth.

Thank Walter K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seems to be an Italian and Philadelphia institution. My uber driver was raving about the veal parm. Had to try it. It was good. The place is multi-level and fits lots of people. If you;re looking for a friendly place that can pack a lot...More

Thank Ryan T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here many times throughout the years, never a better meal! Antipasti was excellent, very flavorful. Main dishes of veal Parm and chicken parm were wonderful. Bread is the best yet. And a bonus, lunch for the next day. As an Italian, I would not...More

Thank JOLOPhiladelphia_Pa_
Reviewed 2 December 2017

We stopped at Ralph's with a reservation on a Sunday, kind of early, for dinner after visiting the terrific American Revolution Museum. Parking is tough so we used the valet for $10 + tip, it's a separate operation so it's not on your dinner bill....More

Thank Katkin52
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Those of us who run marathons are always looking for a good restaurant the night before the race. We want spaghetti and meatballs (at least I do) and the rest of my party who don't run want other things. We found a perfect place. I...More

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