Popi's Italian Restaurant

4.7
1332 reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Popi's is a family restaurant serving lunch and dinner. We are family owned and operated and offer private parking, ambience, great food and service. There is a separate entrance for banquets. For your use at Popi's Restaurant Free WiFi is now accessible! Ask your server for password.
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4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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viphojo18
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

best meal at popi’s ever

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Lisa
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food and server were fantastic! You cannot go wrong with the Chicken Nicole!

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vipMarianneE
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

our experience on Sunday was much better than previous 2 visits, not enough help, slow service, but again much better on Sunday, we had Lisa for a server, friendly and attentive. Would go back again!!

thank you!!

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DonnaB
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. The minestrone soup could have been hotter, otherwise, excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food

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dallas17
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friend s birthday. Carmella was just awesome!

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vipKentR
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and attentive service! Exactly what you would expect from an Italian restaurant in South Philly.

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NancyM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wait staff was excellent. Food was very good. Steak cooked a little too well. Clams casino and calamari AMAZING!! Definitely would go back and definitely recommend.

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TomB
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good dinner the chicken pastina soup was delicious, the Popi Salad was delicious but the veal Milanese was ok. The veal was tough and way overcooked.

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GeorgeB
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I discovered Popi's in the late '90s. We were regulars until we moved to the Jersey shore about five years ago. I returned to Popi's yesterday after a trip up to Philly to find they are still one of the best restaurants we have ever known. Great service, wonderful ambiance and delicious food. If you are in Philadelphia, you must visit Popi's!

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vipMJBII
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect choice for New Year’s Eve. Great ambiance and festively decorated. The food was excellent and Robert our server was very attentive.

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AnnMarie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Enjoyed our New Year’s Eve dinner and the entertainment was enjoyable. We’ll definitely be back!

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vipAZap
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Normally it’s great but we were very rushed. Sat down and had finished 3 courses in about 25 minutes. Probably allowed a lot of reservations for New Years Eve but for the price we paid, we would have liked a little more time to enjoy our food.

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BruceP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great. The food, service & ambiance were excellent.

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CarolL
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We joined other post- Eagles’ game victory celebrants in an Italian restaurant entirely new to us. It was early enough to be quietly busy for a Sunday afternoon. Service was pleasant; perhaps a bit slow for the time of day. Food was tasty - salads excellent; main course good, but not great. Save room for dessert- good choices and portions! Would visit again.

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LouieT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As soon as we walked in we noticed how beautiful the restaurant was
...the staff greeted us immediately...THEN the service and food were absolutely amazing. Drinks were worth every penny unlike most places we done at. We would highly recommend Popi's if you want Quality atmosphere, service and food.

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MichaelP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Popi’s is a lovely spot for lunch or dinner. A bonus is that they have a parking lot as spots are sometimes hard to come by in that area.

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astar49
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our fifth visit. We try to stop at Popi’s whenever we attend an event in Philadelphia. The restaurant is conveniently located near highways and only about a mile from the sports complex. It has plenty of free parking.
As usual the food did not disappoint. My veal marsala was fork tender in a delicious rich sauce. I had it served over penne pasta. My wife’s linguini with red clam sauce was also terrific. Drinks are generous and service outstanding.
I highly recommend this restaurant for those who enjoy authentic Italian cuisine.

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Sean
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the food and service was amazing! Merry Christmas!

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Janna
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant. The food and Nick our server was great.

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LoveAsbury
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had tickets to the Andrea Bocelli concert that were given to us for a wedding gift. We found Popi’s and I’m so happy we did. The waiter Nick, the food, the wine and the general feel of the restaurant was amazing. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and looks beautiful for Christmas. Waitress was so pleasant. Great food

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Anonymous
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

great food and perfect for pre-event if you are headed to the stadiums

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

My daughter and I were headed to the wings game. Meal was delicious with one small hiccup. The shrimp le Jon was not cooked all the way through. Our waiter Robert handled everything perfectly. Mistakes happen and they did a great job handling the situation. We will dine there again.

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vipPhilly86
Philadelphia
176 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Our appy's were good. Caesar salad and eggplant rollatini. However, our main course was just fair. Three of us tried the Bronzino. The sauce was overpowering and the breading was unnecessary. Not so good.

When dinner arrived our waiter asked if we would like another glass of wine. We said yes. Unfortunately it was not brought to our table until after we were finished eating. By that point we declined and just got our check.

Had higher expectations. Disappointed. Will not return. Plenty of better Italian restaurants in South Philly.

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vipJTward
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, service, and food! The roasted red pepper mashed potatoes are the best I've ever had! Great!

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DouglasG
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was referred to you by my brother in law for a Great Italian restaurant near the stadium’s. Was absolutely not disappointed! Great food & service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING!!!! EVERYTHING FROM THE FOOD TO THE SERVICE WAS FANTASTIC!! EASILY 5 STARS

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Chad
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great and reasonable. Everything about Popis is top notch. Chrissy our Waitress was outstanding and very cordial. We will be visiting Popis again. Highly recommend

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Family
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

We eat here often and love the food. But honestly Thanksgiving was not up to par for their normal food and service. I won't hold it against them because they are always great, but doubtful I'll do another holiday here at least

Popi's Italian Restaurant
Responded on 29 November 2021

Hello, I am so sorry to hear you were unhappy with your experience with us this Thanksgiving. Did you happen to ask to see a Manager to give us opportunity to rectify things? Please call us if you wish to discuss further and we appreciate your feedback. Thank you so much! Warm Regards, Popi's Management Team

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vipToniR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

This isn’t a date spot, more of an Everyday dining experience. Service wasn’t great/attentive.

Popi's Italian Restaurant
Responded on 29 November 2021

Hi Toni, I am so sorry to hear this. We pride ourselves in offering great service and food! Did you ask to see someone during your visit so we were able to fix the issue? Please call and ask for a Manager if you wish to discuss further. Thank you for your time. Warm Regards, Popi's Management Team

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DeniseT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I never had a bad meal here. Staff is always pleasant.

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BrookeW
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Popi's never disappoints! From appetizer to entrée to dessert - The food is amazing, always fresh! The staff is friendly and welcoming.

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vipALANT
Philadelphia
181 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food good service..pleasant environment..good pricing...plenty of parking

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WILL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In and out before a flyers game and a loving evening on date night!

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vipphillyguy65
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent. I love Popi’s. This has got to be at least the tenth time I have dined here. Excellent food and service. Great South Philadelphia atmosphere. Live singer was excellent. Popi salad excellent. Veal Saltimboca perfect. Lemon cake delicious. Excellent Pinot Noir. Full bar. Excellent restaurant. I can’t wait to return.

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DeniseG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything especially the food was great!

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Popi's is THE place to pre-game and park and walk. Absolutely the best service and food all wrapped up with an extensive menu. I haven't had such wonderful service since prior to COVID 19. Fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Good food. Totally rushed had drinks, appetizers and dinner and push out in 45 minutes . It was an early Saturday dinner at 4.30 and should have never pushed so quickly

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transplantcomic
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am meals were outstanding and the service was second to none. When it got crowded it was a little bit tough to have a conversation but that was a minor issues.

Will definitely be back.

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Popi's Italian Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 755-7180.

Popi's Italian Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1332 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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