Fellini Cafe: Newtown Square

4.6
161 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Fellini Café in Newtown Square specializes in fresh Italian cuisine. If features dishes that are prepared using all natural, raw ingredients. The recipes at Fellini Café have been passed down through generations of Italian ancestors. Have a seat in the cozy dining area and enjoy a hearty, beautifully plated meal.

Fellini Café offers a variety of authentic Italian antipasti, salad, Panini, pasta, meat and fish dishes, as well as pizza and dessert options. If you have a special event or corporate function coming up, book Fellini Catering. The restaurant provides a team of catering experts who will work with you to come up with a perfect menu for your guests.
What 161 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great everything

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vipJeanieS
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is an amazing go to restaurant! The manager is the best the food is always amazing and the staff is awesome! The amount of food they give is insane! A MUST GO TO RESTAURANT!!!

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PattiH
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was good but service really hurts the place. Waitress brought wrong order, never took a drink order then didn't come back. You could tell she was either new or just inexperienced. There were only 4 other tables to be served. A lot of take out orders.

Kinda expensive for the food but large portions

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Sushibirthday
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service.

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AimeeM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service are always great! Has become my spot to meet up with friends for dinner since moving out to Newtown Square.

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Leenie
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I forgot how great the food is here. We had the breaded calamari, and I had the chicken scaloppini. The calamari was perfect, and the sauce that came with it was fatastic.
the chicken scaloppini was a last minute choice, but the chicken was cooked perfectly, the veggies were perfect, and there was enough for lunch the next day.

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vipTheredwiner
Philadelphia
133 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Two Coins in this Italian Fountain - Fellini’s is a fine local BYOB. The food is tasty. The portions are large. The prices are very reasonable. Our experience this visit fell just one coin short of what it should be. Our reservation was for 6:30, which is in the early half of the dinner window. Our waitress, Evie, was very attentive and tried to get everything "just right." She explained to us that she was new and just learning the menu. She was assisted by another waitress and a bus boy. She opened our wine and served warm bread and olive oil with cheese and herbs for dipping. Ice water was brought immediately by the bus boy. As we placed our order, the manager/owner/boss hovered over her and told her they were out of the appetizer my wife ordered, the grilled calamari. They did have the salad with calamari and told us it was large enough to share. It was excellent! My wife ordered the Penne Putanesca (capers, olives, anchovies, hot pepper flakes, garlic marinara sauce) for her entree, while I chose the Rigatoni con Salsicce (Rigatoni with sausage and mushrooms). Both meals were tasty and our waitress seemed very happy that we were happy. My entree, however, was served simply warm, not piping hot, which is a particular turn-off for me. This was the kitchen's fault, not the waitress', as she brought it to the table as soon as it was up. As we looked over the dessert menu, the owner, who was at the register immediately adjacent to our booth, told us there was no espresso or cappuccino because they were closed several months due to the Pandemic, yet the Lavazza company still expected him to pay $200 per month for the coffee service they did not use, and he was fighting them. We didn’t need to know all that! A simple “not available tonight” would have been more professional. They were good enough that we will return and see if they can earn that third coin in the fountain.

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vipDrewP
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Portions were large the food was fresh definitely going back again soon

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vipBooBootheChef
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very small restaurant with a very large menu. BYOB - always a plus! The grilled octopus was the only thing we ordered that I wouldn't recommend (we usually get fried, but were trying to be a little healthier - tough and fishy). Otherwise, good warm bread delivered to table by the AMAZING waitress (only waitress in the place and she rocked it!). They substitute sauce and ingredients as requested - no issue with anything we asked. Creamy pesto was delicious, scampi was tasty, portions were ample (all 3 women had leftovers). Desserts were nice - not huge but shareable (portion size was perfect). Since they are in a strip mall, there is no outdoor dining. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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BarbaraC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

I have eaten here many times and loved it. This evening we were dinning with friends. I ordered the Tagliatelle with smoked salmon (my usual). What I got was bad salmon. I informed the waitress and expected the meal to be removed from my bill. It was not.

Also I felt that we were being rushed out of the restaurant. I do not see these friends often as like to make an evening of good food and conversation.

Not Fellini's best night.

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vipLenL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience

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vipanonymous
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food and great service. one of our favorite places to go!

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EderM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, homemade taste for a reasonable price.
Patrick and his team members really take pride on everything they do.

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delM
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I thought the meal I had two weeks before at the one in West Chester was really great but this was outstanding it actually she surpassed whatever I expected. The manager could not have been nicer and went out of his way to try to accommodate us. But certainly use it again and recommend it. Del McKelvey

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SueD
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome service and food. Save money by bringing your own bottle, which is a good thing. It's just a shame the place isn't bigger so more people could enjoy!

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mimm
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very pleasant and nice waitstaff. Food was good but both entrees were too salty and the caesar salad was unremarkable. Glad they have been able to stay in business during the Pandemic.

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DianeC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Enjoyable to finally eat a meal inside a restaurant instead of in the makeshift parking lot! The food as always was great!!

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GeorgeB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Veal Piscataway was excellent. Bla, bla, bla, bla.

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vipMcdoc
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fellinis is our favorite restaurant. Cozy and welcoming it’s a great spot for a bottle of red and a bottle of white, The food and service are always first rate and it’s moderately priced.

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vipMMarder
Miami
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fellini Cafe never disappoints. When I lived in Philly over 18-years ago I would go here all the time. Tonight was no different. My friend and I shared Mussels (THE SAUCE, OMG), a Caesar salad, Burrata and Tomato appetizer and she had ten steamed Calamari Salad for her entree, nothing was left and we had dessert.

5 Stars out of 5. Perfection!

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LauraV
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent Italian food and friendly service. Great Italian BYOB.

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JoeM
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable. Service was great and food was tasty. Would definitely recommend.

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vipSamiS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing fresh pasta and great! Went for lunch but will definitely be returning for dinner!

Ravioli and bolognese sauce were delicious

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Bernadette
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always delicious. I’m also impressed at the presentation as well. For as busy as the kitchen is, they always take time to make entrees appear striking and special. Love Fellini

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food is fine, as was service. I would appreciate smaller portions and higher quality

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vipJimsie
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Manny, the host, is wonderful. The staff are pros!

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vipVforge5
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First visit... Will be back! Maybe for next meal. Veal chop and homemade pasta were excellent. Restaurant is a little tight and energetic, but fine. Large portions, took home tomorrow's lunch.

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Girltime
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was outstanding . We sat near the kitchen so it was loud. (Not a good idea if there are others tables available.) the Bolognese sauce was fabulous! Never realized meat sauce could be that delicious. Calamari salad was also wonderful. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food!

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vipDale
Philadelphia
201 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Have eaten dinner here for several years and always a very pleasant experience-consistently good food and great service

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MichaelL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our first time here and we found the food fantastic, the service was excellent also. We will definitely be back again. We unfortunately did not have any dessert, we were too full from the meal, our appetizer was The Capreese with fresh Basil, Tomato and Mozzarella with a Sweet Balsamic drizzle which was superb ! Yummy makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

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Sarita
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fellini's never fails to deliver delicious food, attentive service and a warm, friendly atmosphere. The price is reasonable.

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vipDoug
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great. They were extremely busy, but that didn’t affect the food at all. This is my new Italian restaurant.

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VERYRUDEhost
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience2

Never been treated so rudely in my life! The waitress was ok, but the host (manager? owner?) kept giving me dirty looks and finally approached my girlfriend and I, telling us that we were very rude to not leave, giving our table to another couple that did NOT have reservations. We arrived at 5:10, left at 7:15. UNBELIEVABLE!
Will NEVER go back!

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vipAndyA
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is simply the best food and the best value you’ll ever find

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vipcbs17r
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dining experience is always outstanding here! Patricio makes sure the service & food are exceptional! Never disappoints!

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BJB123
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

What a waste of $60!!! This place use to be good years ago when it first opened but not now. First of all, the owner/host is MISERABLE!! He barely picked his head up when we walked in the front door. There was no warm welcome. He THREW our menus on our table and rushed back to his 'post' at the front door. Second....the food STUNK. I had "eggplant parm". It was AWFUL!!! This place is great if you don't know what good food tastes like. Never again! Off the list!!!

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vipJimsie
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Owner was charming. Staff was attentive without intrusive. Food was great!

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vipbarbaraw
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently delicious and reliable! Thank you for the wonderful food warm atmosphere and value!

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ThomasD
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! Our reservation was for 5 and 6 arrived. Staff went out of there way to make us comfortable and happy. Food was outstanding.

FAQs

Fellini Cafe: Newtown Square does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Fellini Cafe: Newtown Square also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 353-6131.

Fellini Cafe: Newtown Square is rated 4.6 stars by 161 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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