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Ristorante Pesto

1915 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2216
+1 215-336-8380
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  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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17:00 - 21:30All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1915 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2216
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Reviewed yesterday

What an experience!! Food is outstanding and matched by the amazing service throughout the restaurant. Chef/Owner Giovanni "John" is hands down the best at Southern Italian cuisine in Philadelphia if not the Northeast. If you are in Philadelphia on business as I was you MUST...More

Thank Mike E
Reviewed yesterday

We went here while on a Ice Hockey tournament. One of my favorite restaurants ever. We are going back over labor day weekend Can't wait.

Thank hhulle
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the best surprise I have ever had in dining out. While driving in south Philly, we decided that we had had Asian food so many times in the last 5 days (and it was very good) that we needed an Italian food fix....More

Thank tytony2011
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent Dinner!! Black Pasta, Lobster, Clams, more shellfish...terrific service. The server was terrific and Concetta was particularly gracious

Thank carriebrumbaugh333
Reviewed 4 days ago

I don't even know where to start, this was simply one of the best meals we've had in quite a while. We're from the NYC area and have had our share of great Italian and this takes a backseat to nothing. I knew from the...More

Thank chrisnyc2017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal in this restaurant the appetizers were special and fantastic I have a a rack of lamb to die for my wife had a pasta ‏dish which was great. The service was friendly and the receptionist was warm and inviting. I...More

Thank larry h
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to Ristoante Pesto to celebrate my cousin's birthday and what a great choice this was! My cousin and my husband had the cavatelli and seafood special. Our waiter was very accommodating when we asked for one of the entrees to be served with...More

Thank peteyanddimples
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ristorante Pesto is a great dinning experience. The food is really delicious, some items with unique flavors but the main courses are delicious Italian and traditional. The service is friendly, attentive and they make your experience personal and special. The other exceptional aspect of my...More

Thank david d
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took my wife and three kids there before Phillies games, the food was excellent and the service was great.

Thank jmcginty2017
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here with my wife and daughter. Everything was amazing - eggplant rolatini, bragiole, rack of lamb, and cavatelli pesto - all fantastic, and matched only by the conviviality of the hostess/owner, Connie. We eat a lot of Italian food in NYC and in Boston's...More

Thank steve h
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Questions & Answers
21 July 2017|
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Response from Irene H | Reviewed this property |
They only take reservations by phone. I would recommend not going to Pesto without a reservation. Its that good and definitely worth the call.
Dolores D
14 June 2017|
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Response from rosaliet541 | Reviewed this property |
I do not eat pasta out either. I just will ask them not to put pasta on plate, or they can substitute with a vegetable.
Dolores D
14 June 2017|
Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do. In fact, I got a veal dish and they served it with a side of potatoes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1915 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2216
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-336-8380
Giovanni and Concetta Varallo are honored to welcome you to RISTORANTE PESTO. Our meals are prepared in the finest Authentic Italian Tradition, using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients available. Chef Giovanni Varallo's and Chef Maria Varallo-Facenda's care, dedication and attention to detail transform every dish into a work of art. We hope your stay with us is a "Dining Experience."
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