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Ralph's Italian Restaurant

760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
+1 215-627-6011
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“veal parm” (43 reviews)
“cannoli cake” (16 reviews)
“bread” (53 reviews)
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Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I asked my friends (both born in Philadelphia): Why do we bother going anyplace else when there's Ralph's? I lived in Philadelphia for 20 years and loved Ralph's, but I also love Italian restaurants and Philadelphia has so many of them that we try them...More

Thank John52342
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went there the other day for an early dinner. Chic Parm was ok but we felt rushed as always. He wanted to take my dish away before finishing it and I told him I was still eating. Also, they charge more than the legal...More

Thank MyLambie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were exploring the area around S. 9th and stumbled upon this gem. The food is delightful and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed.

Thank AliceGr
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very satisfied and can't wait to return. The bread from Sarcones Deli was superb, the excellent meatballs were made of veal, pork and beef. My seafood pescatore was very enjoyable consisting of crab, clams, large shrimp and mussels. The waitress was very informative...More

Thank Les S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I so wanted to love Ralph's given it's the oldest family run Italian restaurant in the US. They've been in their current 9th Street location for over 100 years. Bottom line you can do much better than what I unfortunately have to call a quisi-tourist...More

2  Thank MontaukPt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try to stop there when in the Italian Market. Their antipasto is big enough for two people. The food is homemade, I think it is Sarcones bread. How much better does it have to get?

Thank MsBeth2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ralph's claims to be the oldest Italian restaurant in the country, and it has stayed in business for a reason! We visited on a recent holiday weekend, and the food was delicious, the ambiance charming. The staff was accommodating, and the prices a pleasant surprise...More

2  Thank sandora415
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were there for my sisters 80th birthday lunch. The food was delicious. It was late afternoon and very quiet. The service was great as was the meal.

1  Thank JEDER52760
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good service , Excellent food. Had the ravioli , simply loved it, cappuccino was awesome, staff was great.no complaints

1  Thank jasmine k
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

New to the parking situation while my husband found parking the waiter seated me rudely and the food from new menu items was fair at best. Not a good experience.

1  Thank Evelyn K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:45 - 21:45
11:45 - 21:45
11:45 - 21:45
11:45 - 21:45
11:45 - 21:45
11:45 - 22:45
11:45 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2837
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-6011
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Oldest Italian restaurant in the U.S. established in 1900. Still run by the fourth and fifth generations of the original family.
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