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Gran Caffe L'Aquila

1716 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5132
+1 215-568-5600
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1716 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5132
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Although we had made reservations weeks in advance of our dinner, our group of eight was seated in the back by the bar and it was impossible to hear anyone at the table except the person on either side of you. (There was a bachelorette...More

1  Thank Barry Goode
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for our anniversary and it was awesome. The waitress was nice and explained the menu, the portions were all nice and they didnt rush you at all. The plates are small for americans, but they really are the perfect prtion. Like others said,...More

Thank stephanie m
Reviewed 1 week ago

I work two blocks from this restaurant and go there all the time. I have taken many guests there and they all love it. The savory gelatos in the dishes are truly unique and incredible. The waiters are all very knowledgeable and friendly. And the...More

Thank cornell82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here on Sept 30th. It was an experience we enjoyed due to the hustle and bustle of the place. The food was great and our server had lots of personality. We would recommend this restaurant for a good time and wonderful food.

Thank cbw643
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I and 2 daughters and their boyfriends enjoyed a great evening here. Interesting rooms, good staff, large and varied menu and and nice beer, wine and cocktail list. All our meals were nicely prepared and delicious.

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place takes you to Italia in Philly. From house roasted coffee, to panini, to homemade gelato, to the fine dining restaurant I love his place. The gelato is house made by an internationally renowned and award winning gelato maker. Similarly the coffee is house...More

1  Thank BESegal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for lunch, had the macchiato and ragu. The coffee was tasty. The ragu was just average, surprisingly. The pasta tasted starchy and the minced meat was dry. With all the fanfare of wonderful reviews, maybe I have simply ordered the wrong dish. Service...More

Thank aleezmk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In a town of wonderful restaurants, we came across Gran Caffe L'Aquilla . Everything was outstanding! From the bread to the salad to the pasta and the gelato. Every bite was delicious. Levon provided superior service and was very knowledgeable. Put this on your list...More

Thank Sara L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Given the number of Italian restaurants in Philly, the menu was not a surprise. It is not extensive but the choices are good. Portions are of good size, not too big and not too small. The overall quality of cooking was average, not in a...More

1  Thank Dmitri K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on sunday for dinner. They had a pre-fix menu.The food was superb and excellent service and the gelato was the best.

Thank George O
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27 May 2017|
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Response from bk-mom | Reviewed this property |
Don't know- they have an upstairs which may be big enough. We only ate downstairs.
6 February 2017|
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Response from Ballrob | Property representative |
You can buy Gift Cards on the Gran Caffe L'Aquila website and have them sent right to your house.
28 October 2016|
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Response from MiddlePark_Traveller | Reviewed this property |
Italians are very friendly with children and I do not think a toddler would be a problem.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1716 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5132
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-568-5600
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The first U.S. Caffè from an award winning cast of Gelato artisans and coffee artisans Stefano Biasini & Michele Morelli. Come early mornings for espresso & gelato made in house. Come back for lunch to explore an extensive food and wine menu in Rittenhouse Square.
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