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2048 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4417
+1 215-751-1175
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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2048 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4417
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My worst dining experience in more than 10 years. My Open Table reservation said I needed to eat dairy free. I asked the waitress to confirm with the chef that what I was ordering was dairy free. She said it was no problem. When they...More

Thank tennisbird
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came recommended by some locals we met . The place is extremely small about 8 cramped tables so if you don't like eating in close quarters not for you. The food was fresh , the pasta was good but sauces nothing special. Its a BYOB...More

Thank Machet
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We went to Porcini last night with friends from the city. Pros, good food. Cons. We had a reservation for 7:30. We did not sit down to eat until after 8 pm. The owner kept promising us it would be soon, but clearly a family...More

Thank Ellen L
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We had a party of 4 people with a reservation at 730PM. However, when we arrived, there was a line inside and out. Apparently there was a large party inside that would not leave. We waited over a half hour before getting our table. That...More

Thank Martym1165
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

This is a little hidden gem that is a “go to” place for locals. A very small venue on two levels, very small, tight, intimate. No parking but there is a garage across the street. Perfect if you’re going to eat before or after a...More

Thank Ron J
Reviewed 30 January 2018

My first visit to this awesome restaurant was back in 2000 and have probably eaten here 10 times since. This particular night was my first visit in a few years (before this T.A. account was created) and Porcini is still tremendously good. Service is perfect,...More

Thank JKSullyBeans
Reviewed 17 January 2018

We came here during restaurant week. When booking on Open Table I requested a table a little out of the way. When we arrived the place was packed like sardines. The hostess told us to sit at a tiny table right next to the front...More

Thank nlgale
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Two senior couples on a weeknight. Tiny storefront, every table occupied. Effusive greetings from the owners, brothers, one of whom cooks and the other handles the front of the house. Pastas delicious as were the chicken dish, and fish. Prices and BYOB make for a...More

Thank jagman8f
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We've been doing the Porcini dinner and Helium show combination for years. It's pretty convenient - Porcini, Helium, and parking garage are all within about a hundred foot stretch of Lombard Street. But, let's talk about the restaurant... The food is very good, solid Italian...More

Thank 967ModernArt
Reviewed 27 December 2017

The food is outstanding -- completely fresh and authentic. The restaurant is quite small - cozy but also very loud when guests are enjoying themselves. The menu isn't overly extensive but most diners will find plenty to pick from. Props for the ravioli and the...More

Thank Bob G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2048 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4417
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Centre West
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-751-1175
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