Ralph's Italian Restaurant
Hearty, classics dishes since 1900
Italian · Bella Vista · $$
The Zagat Review
4.4
Food
3.8
Decor
4.2
Service
 
It's "the real deal" say fans of the country's oldest family-owned Italian restaurant, quartered in a Bella Vista row house where peeks into the kitchen verify that "it's Mama Dispigno" dishing out "red-sauce" fare in portions "the size of Norway" ; given kinda "cramped" quarters with an "authentic 'take-the-cannoli' feel" and genuine "South Philly" staffers, it's like you've "stepped back in time" – though the crowd is strictly modern-day (from "romantic tables for two to good-size family gatherings" and "tourists" ).
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hours Open Today · 11:45 AM - 9:45 PM
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Monday
11:45 AM - 9:45 PM
Tuesday
11:45 AM - 9:45 PM
Wednesday
11:45 AM - 9:45 PM
Thursday
11:45 AM - 9:45 PM
Friday
11:45 AM - 10:45 PM
Saturday
11:45 AM - 10:45 PM
Sunday
11:45 AM - 9:45 PM
location 760 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA phone +1 215-627-6011 website www.ralphsrestaurant.com directions Get Directions
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4.2
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They now take credit cards! Nice neighborhood gem. It is what you would expect from a Philly Italian restaurant. Good size portions and good food. I think it gets a lot of hype due to it's age but it is tasty. The canoli cake was fantastic! If you want better Italian food, you can probably find it elsewhere in the city but the food together with the ambiance is what makes this place what it is.
Rich Lazar · December 24, 2017
The food was amazing. I had the lasagna with a side of meatballs. I highly recommend both, especially the meatballs. Just an FYI, the meat in the lasagna is sausage not ground beef. Reserve in advance on their website. Limited seating available.
Aixa Torres · December 10, 2017
The food was amazing. Very delicious homemade Italian! The presentation of the food was great and the service was intimate and very friendly.
Prettii Krysii · January 15, 2018