Radicchio Cafe

★★★★★
  • 402 Wood St

    Philadelphia, PA 19106

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  • 215-627-6850

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This is my favorite Italian restaurant. I have eaten all over New York City, Philadelphia, and have never walked out of an Italian restaurant feeling compleletly satisfied. At Radicchio Cafe the pasta is not heavy (like restaurants in Italy for example), the fish and seafood is fresh and their service is great. Staff is very accomodating. It's small, quiant, byob, and people patiently wait with their glass of wine in the park across the street (how romantic)provided by the staff. This is not a place to share with just anyone... only the discriminating diner!

5
★★★★★

This is my favorite Italian restaurant. I have eaten all over New York City, Philadelphia, and have never walked out of an Italian restaurant feeling compleletly satisfied. At Radicchio Cafe the pasta is not heavy (like restaurants in Italy for example), the fish and seafood is fresh and their service is great. Staff is very accomodating. It's small, quiant, byob, and people patiently wait with their glass of wine in the park across the street (how romantic)provided by the staff. This is not a place to share with just anyone... only the discriminating diner!

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Was there last night with my sister & Dad. Very nice place, with outside seating. Sis had a pasta with chicken dish, Dad had a veal dish and I had chicken limone, they all were excellent. Also the soup and salad starters we had were really good. The service was excellent. I'll definitely go back again. Expect to pay about $36.00 per person with starter/entree/coffee, which is not bad for a good dinner in Northern Liberties/Olde city area. We got there at 5:30pm and had no problems finding parking, and had our choice of seating. Had a very enjoyable evening.

2
★★★★★

Was there last night with my sister & Dad. Very nice place, with outside seating. Sis had a pasta with chicken dish, Dad had a veal dish and I had chicken limone, they all were excellent. Also the soup and salad starters we had were really good. The service was excellent. I'll definitely go back again. Expect to pay about $36.00 per person with starter/entree/coffee, which is not bad for a good dinner in Northern Liberties/Olde city area. We got there at 5:30pm and had no problems finding parking, and had our choice of seating. Had a very enjoyable evening.

Pros: BYOB

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Radicchio Cafe is my favorite Italian restaurant in Philadelphia.

Staff is knowledgeable and their service is quick.

The pasta is very good and the seafood they serve is amazing.

BYOB

Highly recommended

4
★★★★☆

Radicchio Cafe is my favorite Italian restaurant in Philadelphia.

Staff is knowledgeable and their service is quick.

The pasta is very good and the seafood they serve is amazing.

BYOB

Highly recommended

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For whatever reason is, it is hard to find a good Italian restaurant in Philadelphia. If you think like this, Radicchio is worth trying.

Located in the Old City, this place serves great Italian food. I loved their Pasta, and fresh salad. Atmosphere is great, but you may have to wait in line...

4
★★★★☆

For whatever reason is, it is hard to find a good Italian restaurant in Philadelphia. If you think like this, Radicchio is worth trying.

Located in the Old City, this place serves great Italian food. I loved their Pasta, and fresh salad. Atmosphere is great, but you may have to wait in line...

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My husband and I go here for dinner every Sat night...we love it! Never had a bad meal and the food is consistently good!!!!! Michael and team are fantastic! The service is over the top, the prices are very reasonable...we love it!! Branzino, Veal Milanese, Filet Mignon Special, Lamb Chops, salads, mussels, pastas: all to die for...a must go!!

2
★★★★★

My husband and I go here for dinner every Sat night...we love it! Never had a bad meal and the food is consistently good!!!!! Michael and team are fantastic! The service is over the top, the prices are very reasonable...we love it!! Branzino, Veal Milanese, Filet Mignon Special, Lamb Chops, salads, mussels, pastas: all to die for...a must go!!

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We've enjoyed many a meal at Radicchio and every single one of them has been excellent. Located where Philadelphia's Old City meets Northern Liberties, Radicchio has a pleasant, homey ambiance albeit a bit crowded and a bit drafty in the winter months. Its Italian menu isn't your standard red-sauce gravy type but features fresh ingredients and a creative hand in the kitchen. The fact that it's a byo is a plus for us.

4
★★★★☆

We've enjoyed many a meal at Radicchio and every single one of them has been excellent. Located where Philadelphia's Old City meets Northern Liberties, Radicchio has a pleasant, homey ambiance albeit a bit crowded and a bit drafty in the winter months. Its Italian menu isn't your standard red-sauce gravy type but features fresh ingredients and a creative hand in the kitchen. The fact that it's a byo is a plus for us.

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We went there on a Saturday night with 6 people and there was the best food I ever had in a BYOB!! I had the grilled fish and it was so good! the potatoes and vegetables beside were not that great but everything else was so amazingly good! Staff were really friendly but we had to wait one hour because they don't take reservations.

2
★★★★★

We went there on a Saturday night with 6 people and there was the best food I ever had in a BYOB!! I had the grilled fish and it was so good! the potatoes and vegetables beside were not that great but everything else was so amazingly good! Staff were really friendly but we had to wait one hour because they don't take reservations.

Pros: best food. Really enexpensive

Cons: no reservations. long wait

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This is a small intimate italian restaurant on a fairly quiet corner in Philadelphia. My boyfriend took me here for dinner, as it is his favorite restaurant and it was a really enjoyable experience. All of the servers wanted nothing more than to serve you exactly to your liking, and the food was absolutely amazing. We went early to avoid the crowds, but by dinner time there was a line out the door around the corner. The interior decor resembles being outside. I would absolutely recommend it.

5
★★★★★

This is a small intimate italian restaurant on a fairly quiet corner in Philadelphia. My boyfriend took me here for dinner, as it is his favorite restaurant and it was a really enjoyable experience. All of the servers wanted nothing more than to serve you exactly to your liking, and the food was absolutely amazing. We went early to avoid the crowds, but by dinner time there was a line out the door around the corner. The interior decor resembles being outside. I would absolutely recommend it.

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I discovered Radicchio by chance a few years ago and I have NEVER been disappointed. This restaurant is incredible! I've traveled througout Italy several times and this restaurant reminds me of all the great restaurants in Napoli or Reggio Calabria! It's awesome. The staff is so friendly and will never force their personality on you...but engage them in conversation and they're the best. Noel is especially awesome. Sometimes the wait can be a little long ( they're so popular!) so check out their other restaurant in Fishtown...Cafe Juliana. The food is equally delicious.

2
★★★★★

I discovered Radicchio by chance a few years ago and I have NEVER been disappointed. This restaurant is incredible! I've traveled througout Italy several times and this restaurant reminds me of all the great restaurants in Napoli or Reggio Calabria! It's awesome. The staff is so friendly and will never force their personality on you...but engage them in conversation and they're the best. Noel is especially awesome. Sometimes the wait can be a little long ( they're so popular!) so check out their other restaurant in Fishtown...Cafe Juliana. The food is equally delicious.

Pros: Staff, Value, Food is unbelievable

Cons: No parking

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so-so. staff was good, but food wasn't on par with good italian byos downtown. :) overall good experience though.

1
★★★☆☆

so-so. staff was good, but food wasn't on par with good italian byos downtown. :) overall good experience though.

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Went here with a group of 6. We had to wait outside for an hour for a table - and it was pretty chilly, so I was a little skeptical that it would be worth the wait - but it was! We got an assortment of appetizers and all were really great. The crab cake appetizer was spectacular - BEST crab cake I've ever had - hands down! Everyone raved about their entrees also. We were all so stuffed that we didn't even order dessert - which never happens for me. As an added plus - this place was really reasonably priced. Definitely will go back there again and again!

2
★★★★★

Went here with a group of 6. We had to wait outside for an hour for a table - and it was pretty chilly, so I was a little skeptical that it would be worth the wait - but it was! We got an assortment of appetizers and all were really great. The crab cake appetizer was spectacular - BEST crab cake I've ever had - hands down! Everyone raved about their entrees also. We were all so stuffed that we didn't even order dessert - which never happens for me. As an added plus - this place was really reasonably priced. Definitely will go back there again and again!

Pros: Food, price

Cons: Be prepared to wait

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This is my favorite Italian restaurant in the city. They have the freshest fish (carved tableside) and some amazing pasta. Be careful of weekends as the word has gotten out and you're sure to find a wait. Still it's definitely worth a trip and you won't be dissapointed.

2
★★★★★

This is my favorite Italian restaurant in the city. They have the freshest fish (carved tableside) and some amazing pasta. Be careful of weekends as the word has gotten out and you're sure to find a wait. Still it's definitely worth a trip and you won't be dissapointed.

Pros: Fish, pasta, specials

Cons: parking, wait

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Fabulous BYOB spot. Romantic, intimate, and phenomenal cuisine. In the summer they open the windows, creating a cool cross-breeze through the restaurant. The dover sole is one of the best I have ever had. Authentic Italian fare for a truly generous price!

2
★★★★★

Fabulous BYOB spot. Romantic, intimate, and phenomenal cuisine. In the summer they open the windows, creating a cool cross-breeze through the restaurant. The dover sole is one of the best I have ever had. Authentic Italian fare for a truly generous price!

Pros: Dover Sole, Salads

Cons: waiting for a table...Just pop the wine :)

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In the afternoon youll see business casual adults dining outside and at night you'd kill for parking but its worth it. The food is excellent. My cousin lives two doors down and knows the owner, who graciously cooked up some amazing lobster raviolli at 2am as he was cleaning for the night. Great food and great people!

2
★★★★★

In the afternoon youll see business casual adults dining outside and at night you'd kill for parking but its worth it. The food is excellent. My cousin lives two doors down and knows the owner, who graciously cooked up some amazing lobster raviolli at 2am as he was cleaning for the night. Great food and great people!

Pros: outside dining, Lobster raviolli, memories of rome

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Well, this place used to be good. It's sad that it has turned into what it is today. The staff rushes you through dinner so they can seat the people waiting for a table. There is no place for these people to wait though, so they stand around the front area near the tables. The food is pretty good but I'll never be going back here. It is overpriced, noisy and worst of all, the staff is extremely rude. Not recommended at all.

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★☆☆☆☆

Well, this place used to be good. It's sad that it has turned into what it is today. The staff rushes you through dinner so they can seat the people waiting for a table. There is no place for these people to wait though, so they stand around the front area near the tables. The food is pretty good but I'll never be going back here. It is overpriced, noisy and worst of all, the staff is extremely rude. Not recommended at all.

Pros: food is pretty good

Cons: ambience, rude staff, overpriced

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This small BYO becomes very noisy, to the point of not being able to have much of a conversation at your table (we were a party of 4 on a Saturday night). The no reservation policy works well for the owners but for those waiting outside in the rain the night we were there, well Im sure they thought differently. The bruschetta was excellent, as were all the appetizers. The veal saltimbocca was just OK, the fish entree was good, but the soft shell crab special and the pounded veal chop were excellent. The staff could not have been nicer or more helpful now if they could just do something about the noise level. Dinner for 2 with tip was around $72.

2
★★★★☆

This small BYO becomes very noisy, to the point of not being able to have much of a conversation at your table (we were a party of 4 on a Saturday night). The no reservation policy works well for the owners but for those waiting outside in the rain the night we were there, well Im sure they thought differently. The bruschetta was excellent, as were all the appetizers. The veal saltimbocca was just OK, the fish entree was good, but the soft shell crab special and the pounded veal chop were excellent. The staff could not have been nicer or more helpful now if they could just do something about the noise level. Dinner for 2 with tip was around $72.

Pros: Varied Menu, BYO

Cons: Noisy

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Fabulous experience overall! Our handsome waiter was knowledgeable in recomendations and ingredients, composed a five course meal for our group, and was very prompt in serving our many bottles of wine--this is a BYO, kids. Food cooked expertly from homemade pasta to the fish filleted tableside. Share your extra wine with the staff--both service and cuisine outstanding. We can't wait to return.

2
★★★★★

Fabulous experience overall! Our handsome waiter was knowledgeable in recomendations and ingredients, composed a five course meal for our group, and was very prompt in serving our many bottles of wine--this is a BYO, kids. Food cooked expertly from homemade pasta to the fish filleted tableside. Share your extra wine with the staff--both service and cuisine outstanding. We can't wait to return.

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My husband and I have been to many Italian restaurants not only in Philly but also in NYC, and Radicchio Cafe is our favorite. Food is straightforward and simply excellent. Our favorites are linguini del mare and penne granseola. Grilled calamari appetizer is also good. The dining room gets a little loud and crowded, but it's nice to see other people having a good time, too.

2
★★★★★

My husband and I have been to many Italian restaurants not only in Philly but also in NYC, and Radicchio Cafe is our favorite. Food is straightforward and simply excellent. Our favorites are linguini del mare and penne granseola. Grilled calamari appetizer is also good. The dining room gets a little loud and crowded, but it's nice to see other people having a good time, too.

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I have to confess that I have been to the Radicchio Cafe two Fridays in a row. It is excellent. I recommend the Crab Pasta dish. I also had the Radicchio Risto. Its BYOB which helps the pocket book. It got a little loud up but its al fresco and definitely worth the wait.

2
★★★★★

I have to confess that I have been to the Radicchio Cafe two Fridays in a row. It is excellent. I recommend the Crab Pasta dish. I also had the Radicchio Risto. Its BYOB which helps the pocket book. It got a little loud up but its al fresco and definitely worth the wait.

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I visited Rome last summer and the food was incredible. Eating at the Radicchico Cafe brought back fond memories - the food is authentic and also incredible! Truly an international find - it is like dining in Italy. Ate there 8/14 - sooo good, I'm taking co-workers back today 8/15!

2
★★★★★

I visited Rome last summer and the food was incredible. Eating at the Radicchico Cafe brought back fond memories - the food is authentic and also incredible! Truly an international find - it is like dining in Italy. Ate there 8/14 - sooo good, I'm taking co-workers back today 8/15!

Pros: Good Value, Authentic, Nice Atmosphere

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Unbelievable service and impeccable quality food. I went there by chance and I came out as if I'd been to Italy for a couple of hours. Authentic cheeses, fresh shellfish salad, and the main course was a tasty Mediterranean Striped Bass delicately poached with herbs. The wait staff was truly concerned about the customers. And judging by the Italian spoken by the customers, this upscale Italian already has an expatriate clientele. My only criticism is that the tables are small to fit the succulent dishes...

2
★★★★★

Unbelievable service and impeccable quality food. I went there by chance and I came out as if I'd been to Italy for a couple of hours. Authentic cheeses, fresh shellfish salad, and the main course was a tasty Mediterranean Striped Bass delicately poached with herbs. The wait staff was truly concerned about the customers. And judging by the Italian spoken by the customers, this upscale Italian already has an expatriate clientele. My only criticism is that the tables are small to fit the succulent dishes...

Pros: Food, Service, Location

Cons: Small tables

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Congratulations to the owners of Radicchio for a terrific new restaurant. I ate here this past Monday evening, after reading the recent Rick Nichols review in the Inquirer magazine. Even though we arrived fairly late, near 10 PM, the manager was extremely welcoming and forthright. In fact, the manager deserves kudos for his work ethic and style. We were greeted warmly about that night's specials, and then given two pieces of bruschetta. The mussels in the red sauce and the grilled calamari salad were outstanding, and very fresh. In between courses, the manager even gave us a plate of marinated beets for free to taste, and they were refreshing. That gesture alone impresed me. Our dinners of veal saltimboca and seafood fettucine were fantastic, and very reasonable. I commend Radicchio on their service and high quality, and wish them luck. I hope they are here for many years.

2
★★★★★

Congratulations to the owners of Radicchio for a terrific new restaurant. I ate here this past Monday evening, after reading the recent Rick Nichols review in the Inquirer magazine. Even though we arrived fairly late, near 10 PM, the manager was extremely welcoming and forthright. In fact, the manager deserves kudos for his work ethic and style. We were greeted warmly about that night's specials, and then given two pieces of bruschetta. The mussels in the red sauce and the grilled calamari salad were outstanding, and very fresh. In between courses, the manager even gave us a plate of marinated beets for free to taste, and they were refreshing. That gesture alone impresed me. Our dinners of veal saltimboca and seafood fettucine were fantastic, and very reasonable. I commend Radicchio on their service and high quality, and wish them luck. I hope they are here for many years.

Pros: fresh food, attentive service, reasonable prices

Cons: noisy dining area

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The food was pure and simple Italian - not a red sauce joint. What a surprise - and a BYOB! I thoroughly enjoyed my meal - especially since I did not have to make a reservation 3 weeks in advance.

2
★★★★☆

The food was pure and simple Italian - not a red sauce joint. What a surprise - and a BYOB! I thoroughly enjoyed my meal - especially since I did not have to make a reservation 3 weeks in advance.

Pros: BYOB, inexpensive

 

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