Fraschetta

4.5
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761 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Fraschetta is located in the heart of Bryn Mawr. It is recognized as a 3 bell restaurant by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Roman born Chef Gianluca Demontis creates traditional and contemporary Roman dishes. He has the ability to transform simple dishes into something tasteful and elevated. We use only fresh, seasonal ingredients, and the menu offers a variety of seafood, meats, housemade pastas as well as vegetarian and gluten-free dishes.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is really special. Interesting flavors and wide variety of choices. We were very happy with our dinner tonight.

T
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it here!!

LS
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

My third visit, and each time I find it very noisy. My chicken cutlet was dry.

LR
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Food was absolutely fantastic. Every course we ate was better than the last. The meatballs to start, bucatini for the pasta course, ossobuco for my entree, and the tiramisu for dessert. Service was very friendly and it was all super affordable being a BYOB. Fantastic experience overall!

DO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We have been dining at Fraschetta for years and know both Gianluca and Rose, the owners. They are great people and we enjoy dining at this restaurant on the Main Line serving typical Italian dishes.

AM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fraschetta is predictable, in a good way. You know you’ll love the pasta and food in general. We go regularly, never disappointed.

Wish it was less loud, but not bad enough not to go.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best restaurants on the Main Line

b
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great spot, outstanding food and service, both 5-star! Noise level somewhat distracting at times. Otherwise there would be a 5 star rating overall

VS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Any time is amazing here!

R
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Recently ate here with my wife and another couple. We were all very satisfied with our food and with the service. I particularly enjoyed a mushroom/goat cheese appetizer and a seafood special.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience5

We were rushed through dinner. In and out in less than an hour. A couple minutes after we began looking at the menu, one waiter asked us if we were ready to order; we said we would like to relax for “a couple of minutes before ordering.” Less than a minute later yet another waitress asked us if we wished to order. When we responded that we needed just a bit more time, the hostess came over to ask us if we wanted to order. This process (the three questions) probably took no more than 6 minutes. Dinner was fabulous and the waitstaff was very friendly and helpful but the restaurant was only half full and there was no need to rush us to this degree.

LN
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fraschetta makes the best rigatoni!! Always a delicious time!!

A
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always Fraschetta is fabulous...at the risk of having too many people go there, don't miss it!

WB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Noisy at first but after a group of twelve broke up it was very nice. Quick service friendly and professional.
Food was excellent silky fresh homemade pasta, pillowy gnocchi, fresh well dressed salad lots of delicious duck. Very very well done

S
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Not as good as usual tonight. Appetizers were uninspired and service was slow. Mains were predictably good which will have us coming back, preferably to dine upstairs where the noise level is lower. Upstairs was closed during this visit as I imagine it is Mon - Thurs.

JW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Our second time there was just as good as we remembered it - fresh, rich, and authentic. The only down-side was the noise level, which made it hard even to hear our servers, much less our dinner guests ... still, we look forward to returning next time we are in town !!!

JB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Even though we were there on a Saturday night before 7PM it became unbearably noisy by the time our food arrived. We were a two top and seated next to a round 4 top. I can see where the facility has sound boards on the ceiling but they don't seem to help.

AH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Friendly staff! Loved it

d
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Authentic Italian cuisine as judged by a foodie who lives part time in Rome.

C
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The food wasn’t quite as good as we remember

j
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Loved the vibe. Food was beautifully presented and yummy!

JG
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was awesome.

LB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Wonderful staff — informed, attentive and personable. Food consistently outstanding. Only knock — nice that everyone has a great time, but awfully noisy, always at dinner.

NB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was ok. Hard to chat sitting right on top of others.

MR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great meal with the most amazing gnocchi ever, calamari, and duck. Cacio e pepi was fantastic.

NA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have worked at Bryn Mawr College for 20 years and somehow had not been to this restaurant before. Big mistake! The food here is amazing! I had the Frito Mixto appetizer and beet and ricotta stuffed ravioli with sage butter sauce. Both were superb!

PB
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had another excellent meal at this wonderful Mainline Italian BYOB - thank you again!

BK
Philadelphia
211 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

I was hoping to really love Fraschetta- the food was good, not great, service was slow and inefficient- food served without forks, and the room upstairs was uncomfortably loud. I’ve had better Italian food at many other restaurants in and around Philly. The one plus was that the prices (except for the branzino) was reasonably priced. We won’t go back so soon.

d
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Food and Service, we will definitely be back,

z
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

I'm sure this Main Line Restaurant will be busy as it trendy and small. The decibel level in this restaurant was so high that it was not easy to have a conversation with my partner across the table. Our server was non existent throughout our dining experience. There to open wine and take order but that was it. My food choices were ok - octopus app and special pasta/lamb/cheese. My partner's choices not outstanding. Salad which was sort of tasteless and entrée with shrimp/scallops/pasta. We were offered 4 pieces of cold bread with olive oil prior to food arriving. Both entrées came out cold. We had to send them back. Took quite a while to heat them up. Came back and they were still cold. Didn't send it back again. Scallops had a funky taste. Feeling that the entrees were possibly never sent back to get heated, just left there. Noticed that the other servers seemed more enthusiastic and attentive. Dessert arrived very quickly. Not very memorable. I think in this setting that whole picture has to come into view when dining, and for us it just didn't.

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food with great service!

a
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian on the Mainline. Delicious and great staff.

d
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

hi, great service, great food!, would definitely recommend and come back often!

p
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The meal was fresh, varied and delicious. The service was prompt, friendly and attentive. It was a delightful dinner with our family.

SL
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gnocchi with truffle was delicious. Bucatini cooked perfectly. Julio was a wonderful server!

OT
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great family dinner and birthday celebration!!

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

No problems. Good food.

Y
Philadelphia
189 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We are regulars at this spot. Nice BYO. The Owner Rosemarie Tran is so welcoming and friendly. Love the pastas and they are very accommodating for Vegan diners.

PS
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoy eating here because it’s delicious, consistent and a great BYOB. The wait staff is attentive. You cannot go wrong with any of the meals. We recommend this place to all of our friends

JF
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I have been to Fraschetta several times. The food is excellent, especially the homemade pasta. Prices may be a little high but BYOB keeps the overall price reasonable.