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Core De Roma - CLOSED

214 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2306
+1 215-592-9777
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
22 Dec 2013
“Gem on South Street”
14 Dec 2013
“Great cozy Italian restaurant on South SStrees”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
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214 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2306
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

My partner and I recently had dinner here to celebrate the holidays. We were early diners, following an afternoon show, so we had the place to ourselves for a little while. We were greeted warmly by Nicole who took care of us throughout dinner. We...More

1  Thank Dave R
Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

Loved this cozy little Italian place...excellent sauces on their dishes, not too pricey, servers harried but friendly and helpful.

1  Thank MikeF125
Reviewed 21 October 2013

I don't know how we had missed Core de Roma up to now. Great Italian places tend to be in South Philly as opposed to on South Street, so we weren't sure what we'd find, but what we did was excellent true Roman cuisine in...More

1  Thank BrynMawrBK
Reviewed 9 September 2013 via mobile

Unbelievable! That was authentic Roman Italian! The beans, artichokes, cacio e pepe and bresaola! WOW!

Thank MarcoTravel1
Reviewed 30 July 2013

My family and I visited this restaurant on our final night in Philly. We have great Italian food in my hometown so it's not easy to impress us. This restaurant did. Every dish was flavorful and fresh and was made with amore. In particular, the...More

Thank OscarLibby
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Very good food, especially loved the artichokes appetizer! Very good service and even though they have a full bar, they allow diners to bring their own wine. And no corkage fee!

Thank Isi1234
Reviewed 9 June 2013

This is now my pre-race AND special occasion Italian restaurant, because you cannot go wrong at Core de Roma. Again, we had a 5pm reservation and again, Joe greeted us like family. We were seated at a great table near the statue and had wonderful...More

Thank smep013
Reviewed 22 April 2013

Had a wonderful and very reasonably priced dinner here. Family operated and friendly wait staff. The veal saltinbucca was excellent as was the spaghetti! Mussels were excellent as was the artichoke salad!

Thank olney1944
Reviewed 23 March 2013 via mobile

the service was great. food ok. the crabmeat in my entree was bad. smelled like dead fish. nothing had any flavor. i have been there before and it was good but i wont be going back. was very disappointed.

Thank vixoncourt
Reviewed 8 March 2013

At 70 plus years of age and being born in Philadelphia, I've been to many, many Philadelphia restaurants. Have also eaten in Rome, more than once, and Core De Roma lives up to its promise of providing absolutely authentic and perfectly prepared "ROMAN STYLE" food....More

1  Thank Bob46890
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2306
    (Between 2nd and 3rd)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-592-9777
*2012 ZAGAT Rated: Food(25) Service(23)*
*2011 ZAGAT Rated: Food(25) Service(23)*
*2010 ZAGAT Rated: Food(23) Service(24)*
*2009 ZAGAT Rated: Food(23) Service(24)*

Core de Roma Trattoria is a casual, intimate, family owned Trattoria, offering authentic Roman cuisine while upholding the best of Roman tradition. Some examples of our mouth watering Roman delicacies include our signature Artichokes alla Romana, Abbacchio(Lamb chops) scotta dito, and Bucatini all'amatriciana.

Contrary to what some people say, we spelled our name as "Core de Roma" intentionally, meaning "The Heart of Rome" in our family's dialect. Our ultimate goal is to make all of our customers feel like family through our cozy atmosphere, friendly service, and home-made dishes. At Core De Roma you can expect the true heart of Rome in the heart of Philly.
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