Chiarella's Ristorante

★★★★☆
Philadelphia's Premier Spot for Authentic Italian Food
  • 1600 S 11th St

    Philadelphia, PA 19148

    Map & Directions
  • 215-334-6404

About Chiarella's Ristorante

Hours
5:00 - 10:00 Closed 5:00 - 10:00 5:00 - 10:00 5:00 - 11:00 5:00 - 11:00 4:00 - 10:00

Food

Food
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A group of 10 of us went to Chiarella's Saturday night. The food was very good and the staff very attentive and pleasant. However, it was extremely hot in the restaurant, so much so that we had to go outside several times to cool off and

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A group of 10 of us went to Chiarella's Saturday night. The food was very good and the staff very attentive and pleasant. However, it was extremely hot in the restaurant, so much so that we had to go outside several times to cool off and

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The service at Chiarella's is superb. I am always treated with kindness and respect. The atmosphere is relaxing and the decor is beautiful. I make a point to always try something different when I go there to eat, because everything I have tried has been nothing short of delicious.

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The service at Chiarella's is superb. I am always treated with kindness and respect. The atmosphere is relaxing and the decor is beautiful. I make a point to always try something different when I go there to eat, because everything I have tried has been nothing short of delicious.

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We dropped in here on a whim on a Monday night. It was fantastic. Standard Italian fare -- but prepared with finesse. Wonderful, warm South Philly service.

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We dropped in here on a whim on a Monday night. It was fantastic. Standard Italian fare -- but prepared with finesse. Wonderful, warm South Philly service.

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Wonderful Restraunte, the food was awesome, the service pleasant, we were there with our entire family and treated like there family. The only complaint that I heard from our table is they wanted more. There was nothing left to take home. From the Soup to Dessert they were very pleased.

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Wonderful Restraunte, the food was awesome, the service pleasant, we were there with our entire family and treated like there family. The only complaint that I heard from our table is they wanted more. There was nothing left to take home. From the Soup to Dessert they were very pleased.

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Great Italian restaurant, great Italian food. The specials of the house are really good. I totally recommend this restaurant although parking can be alittle difficult.

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Great Italian restaurant, great Italian food. The specials of the house are really good. I totally recommend this restaurant although parking can be alittle difficult.

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We went here for the first time as a family party of nine. We were all acquainted with the old Wildwood location but I am sure our impeccable service had nothing to do with that fact, and suspect that every table gets treated like family. Our group ordered Tilapia, Chicken, Veal, Steak and Lobster. An appetizer special, seafood-stuffed mussels were as fabulous as they were different! A huge, family-style salad with garlicky toast was another success. They do not list steamed clams, but happily offered to serve up two super-large orders for us to share. The escarole soup was rich and tasty. My husband was sick but the soup made him feel well enough to enjoy the rest of the evening thoroughly. My nephew mentioned that the Lobster Francaise at the old Wildwood place was one of his favorites and the owner cheerfully offered to have the chef prepare it even though it wasn't on the menu or a special of the eving. My nephew declined as he had his heart set on veal, but I quickly requested it and can only say that it was not one of the best I"ve ever had; it was THE BEST--EVER! Tho not on the menu, it should be. it was perfect--two large tails so tender, sweet, and succulent that I was sorry to see the end of them. The lemony francaise sauce was just the right balance. This is a BYO and your beverages are cheerfully accommodated. We brought beer, wine, and some pre-mixed Bay Breezes. We enjoyed the friendly banter with the owner and our server (his nephew) and were made to feel more like we were in his home than his business. Desserts were all fresh & tasty, and again, one was produced that wasn't on the menu. To prevent disappointment , take the Filet Mignon off the menu (they only have Strip Steak) and this place is 5-Stars all the way. Never have I been offered so much off-menu food so graciously. Remember, it's South Philly, so parking is tricky, but worth driving around to find. This is a not to be missed experience!

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★★★★☆

We went here for the first time as a family party of nine. We were all acquainted with the old Wildwood location but I am sure our impeccable service had nothing to do with that fact, and suspect that every table gets treated like family. Our group ordered Tilapia, Chicken, Veal, Steak and Lobster. An appetizer special, seafood-stuffed mussels were as fabulous as they were different! A huge, family-style salad with garlicky toast was another success. They do not list steamed clams, but happily offered to serve up two super-large orders for us to share. The escarole soup was rich and tasty. My husband was sick but the soup made him feel well enough to enjoy the rest of the evening thoroughly. My nephew mentioned that the Lobster Francaise at the old Wildwood place was one of his favorites and the owner cheerfully offered to have the chef prepare it even though it wasn't on the menu or a special of the eving. My nephew declined as he had his heart set on veal, but I quickly requested it and can only say that it was not one of the best I"ve ever had; it was THE BEST--EVER! Tho not on the menu, it should be. it was perfect--two large tails so tender, sweet, and succulent that I was sorry to see the end of them. The lemony francaise sauce was just the right balance. This is a BYO and your beverages are cheerfully accommodated. We brought beer, wine, and some pre-mixed Bay Breezes. We enjoyed the friendly banter with the owner and our server (his nephew) and were made to feel more like we were in his home than his business. Desserts were all fresh & tasty, and again, one was produced that wasn't on the menu. To prevent disappointment , take the Filet Mignon off the menu (they only have Strip Steak) and this place is 5-Stars all the way. Never have I been offered so much off-menu food so graciously. Remember, it's South Philly, so parking is tricky, but worth driving around to find. This is a not to be missed experience!

Pros: Personal service, willingness to prepare off-menu requests, friendly atmosphere.

Cons: Street parking only

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We had a great time at Chiarella's last week. It is a great Italian restaurant in South Philly. The food was excellent and the Service was very friendly and attentive. It is a BYOB which makes it very affordable. Our family really enjoyed being together at your place

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★★★★☆

We had a great time at Chiarella's last week. It is a great Italian restaurant in South Philly. The food was excellent and the Service was very friendly and attentive. It is a BYOB which makes it very affordable. Our family really enjoyed being together at your place

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I took 2 out of town friends to Chiarella Ristorante for a nice Italian dinner. Non of us were satisfied with the service or the food served to us.
I had the Veal Chop Dinaee' which was very over cooked and taste like I was eating raw garlic. The mash potatoes were very dry as if they were from a box of potato flakes.
My one friend had the Jules of the Sea Aglia....most of the mussels on her plate were closed, meaning they were dead before they were cooked, she was very unhappy with the service when she pointed this out to the server, who seem to have a attitude and refused to get her fresh mussels.
My other friend had the Steak Micheal Anthony, requested it cooked medium rare and it came out black, he was unable to cut the meat let alone chew it. He also was surprised about the attitude the server took with him when he complained about the way his meat was cooked, and he also noticed that his mushrooms were not fresh they were like canned mushrooms.

After all that and the bill came we were overwhelmed at the expensive total and then they expected a tip to the server who seemed to carry the attitude all night long.

They did not meet my expectations!

I would never recommend this place to my worse enemy let alone any of my close friends.

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★☆☆☆☆

I took 2 out of town friends to Chiarella Ristorante for a nice Italian dinner. Non of us were satisfied with the service or the food served to us.
I had the Veal Chop Dinaee' which was very over cooked and taste like I was eating raw garlic. The mash potatoes were very dry as if they were from a box of potato flakes.
My one friend had the Jules of the Sea Aglia....most of the mussels on her plate were closed, meaning they were dead before they were cooked, she was very unhappy with the service when she pointed this out to the server, who seem to have a attitude and refused to get her fresh mussels.
My other friend had the Steak Micheal Anthony, requested it cooked medium rare and it came out black, he was unable to cut the meat let alone chew it. He also was surprised about the attitude the server took with him when he complained about the way his meat was cooked, and he also noticed that his mushrooms were not fresh they were like canned mushrooms.

After all that and the bill came we were overwhelmed at the expensive total and then they expected a tip to the server who seemed to carry the attitude all night long.

They did not meet my expectations!

I would never recommend this place to my worse enemy let alone any of my close friends.

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