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City Center East
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34 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3019 (Between Chestnut & Market Streets)
+1 215-592-7661
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon 10:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Buffalo, New York
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was down the street from our hotel so we decided to try it. We didn't have a reservation for Saturday night, but did get seated right away. You get a lot of food, but no sides (salad) which are extra. You really didn't need a side with the size of the meal. Service was good. Restaurant was very crowded,... More 

Thank 252jan253
North Wales, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent appetizers, homemade pasta and good service. Delicious pepper and mushrooms served with bread before the meal. Try the polenta!!!!

Thank Doreena P
Rohnert Park, California
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Generous serving sizes. The linguini I ordered was a very heavy pasta and the white sauce was more like a broth but everyone else in my party enjoyed their selections so much that I gave this place the highest rating. I compared my clam linguini at Spasso to others I've ordered in different restaurants and theirs fell short. So my... More 

Thank Thelmadee
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for dinner after a long week at a conference. The caesar salad was fantastic and my main course was very nice. The pasta was homemade. The staff was friendly and I had great service. I highly recommend this place.

Thank kp209
Level Contributor
34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Spasso's Italian Grill on a weekend night because of a recommendation from a colleague. While the restaurant was packed and energetic, the food was not fitting of what looked to be good patronage. Bland seemed to be consistent for the various entrees we had and when the bill came it was almost insulting. High prices for average... More 

Thank 1Trippermonth
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I had a lamb shank here that was as good as any I have ever had. The octopus capachio was fantastic, the eggplant relish was like my mother use to make. The waitress was great and extremely helpful, I had to make sure I left her a nice tip.

Thank 299michaele
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128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We ordered 2 chicken parmigiana, a veal parmigiana and chicken fingers with fries. The chicken parm was amazing. Chicken fingers were alright because it was an Italian place. This was true italiano food. It is right in Penn's Landing and the atmosphere is really nice. You should come here.

Thank Hamptongourmet
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant that turned out to be a gem. We ordered a fish dish, a chicken dish and a pasta. All were delicious and had large portions . They brought a good sized loaf of yummy bread, unfortunately I only had one piece as my teenage son devoured most of it. Even better than the delicious food... More 

Thank Vasoccerchick
Boerne, Texas
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Nice selection but mediocre food. The crab cakes had a lot of breaking. The salmon was so so and the timballo special was mushy and bland. On the good side, our waitress was very good. Also, the eggplant bread dip was very good.

Thank Curt S
New Canaan, Connecticut
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129 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I simply can't believe that this place is rated as high as it is. Have these people never eaten real Italian good food? The only conclusion I can draw is that they have never had good Italian food. This place is terrible! I honestly believe that the wait staff know how bad it is. I had the veal parmigiana. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3019
    (Between Chestnut & Market Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Train And Bus Stops 2nd & Market Street 1 1/2 Blocks Away.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-592-7661

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?