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“Excellent food, Easy on the pocket!”

Emma's Cafe & Restaurant
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Ranked #783 of 4,351 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent food, Easy on the pocket!”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

What a gem we've found in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia. Emma's Cafe, a BYOB, is a restaurant that serves wonderful italian meals. The price for a pre fixe meal was $27. That includes any appetizer on the menu, any entree including specials on the menu and a desert. Total cost for my wife and I for an absolutely delicious meal, 70 bucks, including tip.

The restaurant is tucked in amongst other shops on Frankford Avenue and you can literally walk by it and miss it completely. The atmosphere is relaxed and the staff very friendly. It is a wonderful place to dine with a group of friends.

Bottom line: I highly recommend Emma's. Get the mussels! They are awesome!!

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 review
“First Visit”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

First visit to Emma's. Food was delicious HOWEVER the service was less than average. We were a party of nine with reservations. It took slightly less than three hours for a three course meal. Appetizers took over an hour - salads, shrimp cocktail, mussels, calamari. Two hours til we received dinner. No one came over to apologize for the delay or offer an explanation. I think the waitress avoided us just so she did not have to answer our questions. Even took longer than normal to have a glass of water refilled. We finished all the wine before dinner was served.

  • Visited July 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Our Anniversary Spot”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Emma's has been our anniversary spot for 3 years now. We love the food and the service is unbeatable! We always feel like family when we have dinner here. It's even my entire family's go to spot for our Christmas Eve parties, birthdays, or just when you crave that perfect steak. Highly recommended place to eat!

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank -JennyBel
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Never again”
Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

1st time at this place was great, i called tonight to see if i could order food to go, and they slamed the phone down on me, i called back and with much attuitude he told me they dont do take out, instead of just telling me sorry we dont offer that, he just hung up on me, RUDE, I wont go back

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Thank G C
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Sewell, New Jersey
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Nice Dining”
Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

We live less than a mile from Emma's and didn't even know it existed. Our neighbors dined one night and told us to give it a try and we are glad we did. It's a BYOB - service was attentive and dinner was good - if you plan to dine on Fri or Sat make reservations - it gets crowded - we'll be back soon

Visited January 2014
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