Bistro Romano

★★★★★
  • 120 Lombard Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19147

    Map & Directions
  • 215-925-8880

About Bistro Romano

Categories
  • Italian Restaurants
Details
  • $$$
  • Business Dining
  • Date Spot
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Fine Dining
  • Group Dining
  • Romantic Dining
  • Special Occasion Dining
Hours
M-Th 4:30pm-10pm, F-Sa 4:30pm-11pm, Su 4pm-9pm
Reservations
Make A Reservation
Emails
  • info@bistroromano.com
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

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The new lights over the tables are a wonderful addition. The food was, as usual, terrific. The service was from happy folks.

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The new lights over the tables are a wonderful addition. The food was, as usual, terrific. The service was from happy folks.

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I have eaten at Bistro Romano several times...and it gets better each time....one of my favorite restaurants

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I have eaten at Bistro Romano several times...and it gets better each time....one of my favorite restaurants

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I had my first date with my wife here and returned a couple years later to propose to her. The staff made it a beautiful and romantic experience for us both. The food was excellent and we were treated really well!

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I had my first date with my wife here and returned a couple years later to propose to her. The staff made it a beautiful and romantic experience for us both. The food was excellent and we were treated really well!

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Excellent! Food was Excellent! Staff was Excellent! What more can I say!

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Excellent! Food was Excellent! Staff was Excellent! What more can I say!

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Great food, decor, and service. Even piano music on a Saturday night. A terrific birthday celebration

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Great food, decor, and service. Even piano music on a Saturday night. A terrific birthday celebration

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The atmosphere downstairs was cozy, the food was very good, and the staff was outstanding.

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The atmosphere downstairs was cozy, the food was very good, and the staff was outstanding.

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Entree was delicious. Caesar salad had great dressing and was tasty. The service was good and atmosphere was wonderful. All in all, a great experience.

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Entree was delicious. Caesar salad had great dressing and was tasty. The service was good and atmosphere was wonderful. All in all, a great experience.

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Again I'd like to thank both hosteses who were very friendly as well as our server, nolan, he added to our enjoyment of the evening. Will definitely return

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Again I'd like to thank both hosteses who were very friendly as well as our server, nolan, he added to our enjoyment of the evening. Will definitely return

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There was a large party near us that I noticed were well taken care of with their drinks & food delivery...good to know if we want to come with a group.

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There was a large party near us that I noticed were well taken care of with their drinks & food delivery...good to know if we want to come with a group.

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I've been eating at br for almost twenty years. I've recommended br to many friends as well as taken many with me for the br eating experience. From the wonderful caesar salad prepared at tableside to the great specials, br is a charming way to dine which seems to take you to another time and another country.The staff is always ready to go the extra mile to make you satisfied.

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I've been eating at br for almost twenty years. I've recommended br to many friends as well as taken many with me for the br eating experience. From the wonderful caesar salad prepared at tableside to the great specials, br is a charming way to dine which seems to take you to another time and another country.The staff is always ready to go the extra mile to make you satisfied.

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Everything about Bistro Romano is fabulous. We have dined in many 5 star restaurants and this ranked right up there with any of them. A++++

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Everything about Bistro Romano is fabulous. We have dined in many 5 star restaurants and this ranked right up there with any of them. A++++

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While the prices are up a bit, some portions (eg chopped salad vs old bistro house) smaller and the menu has changed, our party was pleased with the overall experience. I was also happy to be able to get an old faqvorite (Veal Melonzanne)prepared and it was as terrific as ever.

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While the prices are up a bit, some portions (eg chopped salad vs old bistro house) smaller and the menu has changed, our party was pleased with the overall experience. I was also happy to be able to get an old faqvorite (Veal Melonzanne)prepared and it was as terrific as ever.

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The atmosphere is truely romantic, food was great, and our serve, nolan was knowledgeable and very welcoming

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The atmosphere is truely romantic, food was great, and our serve, nolan was knowledgeable and very welcoming

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Fantastic! Food was delicious, service was impeccable, everything was amazing.

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Fantastic! Food was delicious, service was impeccable, everything was amazing.

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We loved this restaurant and the ambiance and will definitely return!

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We loved this restaurant and the ambiance and will definitely return!

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Excellent atmosphere, service staff that really cares about you. Consistently quality food

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Excellent atmosphere, service staff that really cares about you. Consistently quality food

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very enjoyable. Good ambiance. Every one liked their food selections. Caesar Salad was fun and tasty.

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very enjoyable. Good ambiance. Every one liked their food selections. Caesar Salad was fun and tasty.

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The mood & atmosphere was romantic. The waitresses were pleasant & very helpful explaining the menu. The seafood dish that I had was extremely fresh. I came from NJ & it was easy to get to & park. I can't wait to go back!

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The mood & atmosphere was romantic. The waitresses were pleasant & very helpful explaining the menu. The seafood dish that I had was extremely fresh. I came from NJ & it was easy to get to & park. I can't wait to go back!

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Food, service and decor were all outstanding. We always thrilled with our experience at Bistro Romano and choose to celebrate many family celebrations there.

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Food, service and decor were all outstanding. We always thrilled with our experience at Bistro Romano and choose to celebrate many family celebrations there.

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This was an excellent experience. We were seated in a very cozy table for two, and served by a very affable, efficient, and attentive server, Keith. The food was very good and of good sized portions. We will definitely be returning.

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This was an excellent experience. We were seated in a very cozy table for two, and served by a very affable, efficient, and attentive server, Keith. The food was very good and of good sized portions. We will definitely be returning.

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Bistro Romano is one of our favorite restaurants in the city. This visit did not disappoint. Our server was attentive and knowledgable. Additionally, the manager stopped by our table to ensure everything was okay. Although we love the table side Caesar Salad we opted to try the stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer. They were absolutely delicious. Our meals were on point.

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Bistro Romano is one of our favorite restaurants in the city. This visit did not disappoint. Our server was attentive and knowledgable. Additionally, the manager stopped by our table to ensure everything was okay. Although we love the table side Caesar Salad we opted to try the stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer. They were absolutely delicious. Our meals were on point.

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We usually receive a birthday coupon for my husband. It would be great to get one for me and one for my daughter. Be both love coming to Bistro Romano. It makes for a great mother/daughter night out. Additionally, my daughter has taken

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We usually receive a birthday coupon for my husband. It would be great to get one for me and one for my daughter. Be both love coming to Bistro Romano. It makes for a great mother/daughter night out. Additionally, my daughter has taken

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This was mine and my boyfriend's first time here and we absolutely loved it! The service was great and the food was so authentic! We also enjoyed the look of the basement and the atmosphere. We definitely plan on going here again!

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This was mine and my boyfriend's first time here and we absolutely loved it! The service was great and the food was so authentic! We also enjoyed the look of the basement and the atmosphere. We definitely plan on going here again!

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I can't believe I haven't been here before! My husband and I live in the city and have always wanted to try Bistro Romano, and after our experience there we will definitely be coming back for more! From the food to the service to the

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I can't believe I haven't been here before! My husband and I live in the city and have always wanted to try Bistro Romano, and after our experience there we will definitely be coming back for more! From the food to the service to the

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Located in the heart of the city, Bistro Romano does not disappoint. I dined there last evening for the first time. Having never dined there before, I was nervous as it was a very special birthday dinner. I made the reservation for the

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Located in the heart of the city, Bistro Romano does not disappoint. I dined there last evening for the first time. Having never dined there before, I was nervous as it was a very special birthday dinner. I made the reservation for the

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The food and the service were excellent. We always get the Cesar salad and the presentation is 2nd to none. We always go hear when we crave great Italian cuisine.

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The food and the service were excellent. We always get the Cesar salad and the presentation is 2nd to none. We always go hear when we crave great Italian cuisine.

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Food and atmosphere are excellent, as well as the service. Totally, Bistro has always been awesome. Appreciated.

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Food and atmosphere are excellent, as well as the service. Totally, Bistro has always been awesome. Appreciated.

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Bistro Romano was a great experience from the minute we walked in. The ambiance, the attention to detail, the charm of the place gave us a first impression we will always remember. The food was wonderful, we all enjoyed every item we ate.

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Bistro Romano was a great experience from the minute we walked in. The ambiance, the attention to detail, the charm of the place gave us a first impression we will always remember. The food was wonderful, we all enjoyed every item we ate.

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If I were to write a review I would write about three topics; atmosphere, food, and service. The atmosphere is extremely romantic and calm and is perfect for bringing your loved one for a nice romantic dinner. The food was outstanding both times I have been there and is prepared perfectly. The service has been amazing each time we go there from the tableside made salads to the waiters and waitresses. Our waiter Keith was extremely quick, polite, down to earth, and had amazing recommendations for me and my girlfriend. Amazing restaurant and our favorite,

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If I were to write a review I would write about three topics; atmosphere, food, and service. The atmosphere is extremely romantic and calm and is perfect for bringing your loved one for a nice romantic dinner. The food was outstanding both times I have been there and is prepared perfectly. The service has been amazing each time we go there from the tableside made salads to the waiters and waitresses. Our waiter Keith was extremely quick, polite, down to earth, and had amazing recommendations for me and my girlfriend. Amazing restaurant and our favorite,

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The waiter was courteous and knowledgeable. The Ceasar salad was excellent as was the special ravioloi I got. I also enjoyed the new dessert and white chocolate mousse

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The waiter was courteous and knowledgeable. The Ceasar salad was excellent as was the special ravioloi I got. I also enjoyed the new dessert and white chocolate mousse

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Our favorite in restaurat in Philadelphia - Bistro Romano. Family theme restaurant for me; plus lots of great deals.

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Our favorite in restaurat in Philadelphia - Bistro Romano. Family theme restaurant for me; plus lots of great deals.

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Wonderful experience as always! The atmosphere was great- it is a favorite spot of my parents. We went there to celebrate my Dad's 61st birthday :)

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Wonderful experience as always! The atmosphere was great- it is a favorite spot of my parents. We went there to celebrate my Dad's 61st birthday :)

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The atmosphere was lovely, the service was excellent, the food was perfect and delicious. It was great! I couldn't ask for more.

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The atmosphere was lovely, the service was excellent, the food was perfect and delicious. It was great! I couldn't ask for more.

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The building is absolutley gorgeous, right before you walk in, even the gold ribbons and greenery along the windows were lovely. The hostess was warm and very nice. As soon as we sat down we were greeted with water and bread. Our waitress,

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The building is absolutley gorgeous, right before you walk in, even the gold ribbons and greenery along the windows were lovely. The hostess was warm and very nice. As soon as we sat down we were greeted with water and bread. Our waitress,

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Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, very good food. Prices reasonable after using a coupon.

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Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, very good food. Prices reasonable after using a coupon.

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Great atmosphere, friendly staff. Good food. It makes me check out other restaurants in the South Jersey area. We still enjoy coming to the Bistro Romano so often.

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Great atmosphere, friendly staff. Good food. It makes me check out other restaurants in the South Jersey area. We still enjoy coming to the Bistro Romano so often.

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Service is great and the food is always appealing and delicious. I love the fabulous wine collection, incredible service, and exquisite atmosphere.

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Service is great and the food is always appealing and delicious. I love the fabulous wine collection, incredible service, and exquisite atmosphere.

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Great food, great service, nice romantic evening. And of course the food is always superb! Love every second.

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Great food, great service, nice romantic evening. And of course the food is always superb! Love every second.

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The waitress was very nice and I was happy with the serve I great place to end the night. Excellent!!

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The waitress was very nice and I was happy with the serve I great place to end the night. Excellent!!

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Great service, great food and atmosphere! I appreciate the music background to, it goes well with the theme and ambiance of your restaurant.

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Great service, great food and atmosphere! I appreciate the music background to, it goes well with the theme and ambiance of your restaurant.

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It was very romantic. Excellent from start to finish. Food, service and ambiance were terrific.

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It was very romantic. Excellent from start to finish. Food, service and ambiance were terrific.

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We celebrated our anniversary and enjoyed it very much. Food and service was excellent.

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We celebrated our anniversary and enjoyed it very much. Food and service was excellent.

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Our server Jen was wonderful but the entire staff is very friendly and inviting. I am very happy. Surely, I will return.

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Our server Jen was wonderful but the entire staff is very friendly and inviting. I am very happy. Surely, I will return.

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From a dining experience, the evening was exciting & enjoyable due to the great staff and Manager Anthony Santini.

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From a dining experience, the evening was exciting & enjoyable due to the great staff and Manager Anthony Santini.

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We went at Bistro to celebrate my wife's birthday. She was very pleased and enjoyed the day. I thank the Bistro people who assissted us. To the management too, I thank you!

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We went at Bistro to celebrate my wife's birthday. She was very pleased and enjoyed the day. I thank the Bistro people who assissted us. To the management too, I thank you!

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The food and service was excellent, as always. The Cellar Room made for a romantic birthday surprise for my husband.

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The food and service was excellent, as always. The Cellar Room made for a romantic birthday surprise for my husband.

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Love the atmosphere, reasonably priced, and food that is so fantastic - the salad alone is worth the trip!

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Love the atmosphere, reasonably priced, and food that is so fantastic - the salad alone is worth the trip!

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Food was delicious. We appreciate the wide selection of wine. And of course, our server was also very good! Thank you, Keith!

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Food was delicious. We appreciate the wide selection of wine. And of course, our server was also very good! Thank you, Keith!

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I was taken there for restaurant week to try the place. Heard great thing before hand, but the food was better than I could have expected. The waiter gave some great recommendations and was very friendly. Gorgeous place too!

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I was taken there for restaurant week to try the place. Heard great thing before hand, but the food was better than I could have expected. The waiter gave some great recommendations and was very friendly. Gorgeous place too!

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I went to Bistro Romano on January 30, 2013 for my 27th birthday. This place was amazing to say the least! It was my first time and had the best food ever! Our server Keith, was the best and got everything we asked for! My homemade Tortellini was filled with flavor! I'm drooling just thinking about it! I will be back!

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I went to Bistro Romano on January 30, 2013 for my 27th birthday. This place was amazing to say the least! It was my first time and had the best food ever! Our server Keith, was the best and got everything we asked for! My homemade Tortellini was filled with flavor! I'm drooling just thinking about it! I will be back!

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Bistro Romano is a great place to eat whether it's a romantic dinner for two or a family dinner. The food is delicious and the restaurant is very cozy.

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Bistro Romano is a great place to eat whether it's a romantic dinner for two or a family dinner. The food is delicious and the restaurant is very cozy.

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Entree was delicious. Caesar salad had great dressing and was tasty. The service was good and atmosphere was wonderful. All in all, a great experience.

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Entree was delicious. Caesar salad had great dressing and was tasty. The service was good and atmosphere was wonderful. All in all, a great experience.

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The service was great and the atmosphere was very pleasant. Attentive staff. Food is good.

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The service was great and the atmosphere was very pleasant. Attentive staff. Food is good.

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The atmosphere is one of old world ambience, with exposed brick walls and lighting that is low for mood, but just right for seeing the menu and your food. The service was excellent, and so is the food, the portions generous. The menu was

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The atmosphere is one of old world ambience, with exposed brick walls and lighting that is low for mood, but just right for seeing the menu and your food. The service was excellent, and so is the food, the portions generous. The menu was

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I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The highlights of the meal were definitely the Caesar Salad prepared tableside and the delicious cannoli.

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I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The highlights of the meal were definitely the Caesar Salad prepared tableside and the delicious cannoli.

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Loved the Mystery Theatre more than I expected! Lovely atmosphere, delicious food and great service.

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Loved the Mystery Theatre more than I expected! Lovely atmosphere, delicious food and great service.

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The food is excellent, especially the Cesear Salad (ours was prepared by Jenn and was excellent). And, the service is wonderful. We go there for all special occasions.

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The food is excellent, especially the Cesear Salad (ours was prepared by Jenn and was excellent). And, the service is wonderful. We go there for all special occasions.

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My favorite Philadelphia restaurant. Will be returning next month and many more times. Why not? I'm always delighted!

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My favorite Philadelphia restaurant. Will be returning next month and many more times. Why not? I'm always delighted!

Message from Bistro Romano

Welcome to Bistro Romano, a regional Italian restaurant located in historic Society Hill, Phladelphia. Situated in an 18th century granary, Bistro Romano has been delivering quality service, culinary excellence and value since 1988. Bistro Romano is also home to the Original Mystery Theatre, a murder mystery dinner theatre with performances on Friday and Saturday nights. The 120 Room is our private party space and offers the perfect setting for the special family party or corporate meeting or dinner. Bistro Romano’s many honors include Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly award, CitySearch’s Best Italian and Best Romantic, TV’s Fox29 Philadelphia’s Most Romantic Table and the Wine Spectator “Best of Award of Excellence” (Two Glasses), to name a few.

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