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Best Mediterranean restaurants in South Philly


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A photo of Estia - Philadelphia restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Mediterranean • Center City
Booked 63 times today
Estia in Philadelphia offers an exceptional Greek dining experience, according to rave reviews from patrons. Emphasis on authentic flavors, generous portions, and perfect seasoning make Estia a standout in the city's culinary landscape. Beloved dishes include the Papoutsakia, the octopodi mezze which is celebrated as "the best in the city," grilled octopus, and the lamb chops. The pre-theatre menu is highly recommended for its variety and value. The restaurant, located near Philadelphia's theatre district, also boasts a beautiful space, reminiscent of Greece itself. Excellent service further elevates the dining experience at Estia, making it one of the best Greek restaurants in Philadelphia according to satisfied diners.
A photo of Bistro Romano restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mediterranean • Society Hill
Booked 32 times today
Bistro Romano has been celebrated by many as the city’s top destination for Italian cuisine. Known for making special occasions like a 30th birthday memorable, customers have acclaimed it as their favorite Italian spot in the city. Serving a variety of dishes, from the classic Caesar salad to the creative swordfish entrée, Bistro Romano takes Italian cuisine to a new level with its modern selection. Loyal patrons cite "special food, nicely prepared" as part of its appeal, along with an excellent wine selection, making it the ultimate destination for food and wine lovers. The cozy and romantic ambiance contributes to its status as the best Italian fine dining in the Philly area. With their exceptional service and delicious, authentic Italian dishes, Bistro Romano consistently guarantees an unparalleled dining experience.
A photo of La Fontana Della Citta restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mediterranean • Rittenhouse Square
Booked 17 times today
La Fontana Della Citta consistently delivers authentic, delicious Italian cuisine, earning it rave reviews from patrons. As a BYOB venue, it provides a relaxed, homely atmosphere that allows diners to enjoy an outstanding dining experience at their own pace. Reviewers frequently praise its extensive menu, with dishes like Lobster Ravioli being particularly recommended. The restaurant's professional and attentive service further enhances the dining experience, with staff often praised for their friendly demeanor. The venue's ambiance is also applauded, with customers comparing it to European dining experiences. As one guest specifically noted, La Fontana Della Citta is "our go-to spot for Italian date nights."
A photo of La Viola - West restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mediterranean • Rittenhouse Square
Booked 11 times today
La Viola - West, has been cherished in Philadelphia for years for its authentic and vibrant Italian cuisine. The restaurant's commitment to customer service and creating a familial atmosphere has been appreciated by numerous patrons. Many have lauded the establishment as having the "most delicious Italian food in the city." The unique offering of a bring-your-own-bottle (BYOB) option adds to the appeal. From fabulous starters to yummy desserts, with noteworthy dishes like lobster ravioli and veal being mentioned repeatedly, La Viola - West ensures top-notch quality. It's described as a "gem in Philly", providing "exceptional Italian dishes as you would find in Italy" with flavors crafted "with attention and affection". The establishment presents a wonderful dining experience that embodies the spirit of Italian cuisine in every aspect.
A photo of La Viola Bistro restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mediterranean • Rittenhouse Square
Booked 19 times today
La Viola Bistro is a paramount Italian restaurant, celebrated for its authentic Italian cuisine. Patrons have commended the restaurant's wide-ranging menu; from 'Ravioli alla Viola' to 'Vitello alla Viola,' the choices are abundant and true to Italian traditions. The beautifully cooked cod, the perfectly cooked gnocchi, and the succulent vitello picatta have all been highlighted as exceptional. The restaurant is held in high regard for its cozy and friendly environment and excellent service, with reviews stating that it feels "like you’re part of the family". Its BYOB policy is another feature that guests appreciate. La Viola Bistro’s cuisine has gained it the title of the "best Italian restaurant in Philadelphia." The restaurant is also praised for its accommodation of special needs.
A photo of Effie's Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mediterranean • Center City
Booked 5 times today
Effie's Restaurant has emerged as a favorite destination for delicious Greek cuisine, as praised by numerous Philadelphians. Cited as the "best Greek restaurant in town," customers applaud not only the top-notch dishes but also the warm, relaxed environment and affable staff. The menu, boasting traditionally made moussaka, chicken souvlaki, and lamb shank, exhibits genuine home Greek cooking that's consistently excellent. Customers especially appreciate the BYOB option and the pleasant outdoor seating. The chef, Effie, is noted for creating delectable dishes, contributing to the restaurant's reputation as a go-to neighborhood spot. Regulars love Effie's so much that they worry about their secret spot becoming too popular to secure a reservation.
A photo of Cotoletta Fitler Square restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mediterranean • Rittenhouse Square
Booked 11 times today
Cotoletta Fitler Square is a celebrated Italian restaurant nestled in the heart of Philadelphia, offering an authentic and sumptuous Italian dining experience. It's known for its great food, friendly atmosphere, and excellent service, with many referring to it as a hidden gem. Reviewers continuously praise the large portions at a reasonable price point, the delicious homemade dressings and the authenticity of the Italian dishes. The Milan salad, chicken parm, and chicken piccata consistently receive high marks. Many customers have mentioned that Cotoletta Fitler Square is the best Italian restaurant in the city, and highly recommend it for its delicious cutlets, warm atmosphere, and lovely views of the square. The restaurant has become a favorite amongst locals, from families to friends, making it a weekly dining spot.
A photo of Bistro La Baia restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mediterranean • Center City
Booked 7 times today
Bistro La Baia is celebrated as an authentic Italian restaurant favored by locals. Reviewers consistently praise its homemade pasta, the quality service, and the cozy atmosphere it provides. The quintessential Italian essence of the restaurant is captured beautifully in its aroma that greets patrons before they even step inside. Glowing reviews describe experiences of generous portions of delicious food like caprese, polenta, meatballs, Arancinni, chicken parm, pasta with Italian sausage, and delectable desserts like chocolate mousse and tiramisu. Its welcoming staff members are known for accommodating dietary allergies without hesitation, and the restaurant's popular status as a BYOB destination further enhances its appeal. Bistro La Baia's offering of Italian delicacies and an unrushed luxury dining experience leave patrons looking forward to returning soon.
A photo of Isot Mediterranean Cuisine restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mediterranean • Queen Village
Isot Mediterranean Cuisine, located in Queen Village, stands out as a culinary delight offering authentic Turkish fare. Described as a "hidden gem" by many patrons, Isot presents an immersive Turkish culinary experience not to be missed. Customers frequently commend the food for its freshness and flavor, specifically mentioning favorites such as the Meze plate, beef & lamb Kofte, and shrimp. The salads, grilled veggies, and mixed grill also come highly recommended. Reviewers particularly praised the restaurant's cozy atmosphere, attentive staff, and excellent service. Authentic Turkish touches, from the menu to the music and decor, enhance the overall dining pleasure. Whether a casual dinner or a special occasion, Isot Mediterranean Cuisine is definitely worth a visit.
A photo of Apricot Stone restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Fishtown
Booked 13 times today
Located in Philadelphia, Apricot Stone is acclaimed for its authentic and delectable Mediterranean cuisine. As articulated in several reviews, customers admire the restaurant's unique "Manti" dish, "Tasting for Two" option, and the "dinner for two" deal. Patrons consistently praise the quality and diversity of the food, with one stating that the restaurant has made Mediterranean food "elevated just the right amount." Another reviewer described their culinary journey as a "palate adventure." Tranquil ambiance, exceptional service, and the BYOB option are additional features that contribute to an enjoyable dining experience at Apricot Stone. From the spanakopita to the Cheese Boreg, Apricot Stone promises an unforgettable gastronomic encounter.
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