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Franco's High Note Cafe

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  • Italian
  • 1549 S 13th St, Philadelphia PA19147 39.9303231 -75.1662007
  • (At Tasker St)
  • (215) 755-8903
  • 0

User Ratings (Based on 9 reviews)

Food 4.3 Value 4.2
Service 3.7 Atmosphere 4.2

Other Restaurant Info

(215) 755-8903
Major Credit Cards
Wed-Thu: 5pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-11pm Sun: 4pm-9pm
Group Dining, People Watching, Prix Fixe, BYOB, Live Entertainment, Online Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards

User Reviews

  • Franco's High Note Cafe

    Posted by W Perle on 02/09/2014

    A Pizza Joint

    These reviews must be written by the restaurant / pizza owners themselves. It cost over $100 for two. That's not too bad because it included a popular opera with amateur singers putting out a professional sound. The food tasted good enough. Or, perhaps it just seemed so since it took forever to get served. I mean wait! Like, did he forget we were there? Then the waiter acted like he was slinging hash. Why not? The tip was included in the tab. Then the check and the attitude comes. $5.00 added for two refills of iced tea in small glasses. I asked the waiter if he really was adding it on. His response, "Yeah. It's a tragedy. Ain't it." It's a pizza joint. You go to a restaurant for the dining experience. You go to a pizza joint to fill your stomach.

  • Franco's High Note Cafe

    Posted by Alex on 07/30/2011

    Just the best experience ever

    Food is really good but singing and music is even better. If you are an opera lover, you have to go for sure Recommend weekend, but have a reservation for sure

  • Franco's High Note Cafe

    Posted by Barbara W on 05/16/2011


    Celebrated my birthday with family. Everyone from the minute we walked in the door was welcoming and very friendly. Excellent service . Waiter was very knowledgeable and explained the food so well that you wanted to order one of everything. Entertainment was wonderful. Singing was opera and such a voice. Seven people in my party and everything was so good from appetizers to desserts. Would highly recommend and already planning to go back soon.

  • Franco's High Note Cafe

    Posted by raven on 05/24/2010

    songs with your pasta

    Forget about the food--it's just so-so. Go for the singing wait staff who are talented and delightful. The songs range from popular operatic arias to shmaltzy semi-classical. The young singers enthusiasm is infectious.

  • Franco's High Note Cafe

    Posted by L. Lev on 03/09/2010

    We Were Asked To Leave!!!!!

    We went to the High Note Cafe because of the singing and good food. We had a relaxing dinner. We were told that botle wine was 20% off so we had a bottle of wine with our dinner. We waited 15-20 minutes between courses which was fine because the company was great. As we were finishing up dessert and drinking our coffee the waiter gave us our check. We were charged full price for the wine which the waiter fixed on the bill. When the waiter returned with our charge card receipt we were told we had to leave because there was a party of 14 coming in and they needed our table. The party of 14 was literally standing over us and sqeezing into the booth seats! Also, the waiter was clearing our plates!! We were still finishing our coffee and dessert! We got up because we really did not have a choice because the next party was practically sitting on our laps! We said something to the owner, and his response was we have two seatings 6:30 and 8:30 and the 8:30 party was here. We were never told that we had to leave by 8:30 and the service was slow. Guess what Franco, we will NEVER be back and we will never recommend this restaurant to anyone! Maybe you forgot, you are in South Phila, the home of Italian Food. There are many other restaurants that have much better food and nicer staff!

  • Franco's High Note Cafe

    Posted by Barbara on 09/20/2009

    Dinner with Friends

    A wonderful experience. Food, Ambiance and Service all top rate. I didn't know what to expect about the entertainment but was surprised by the very talented people performing.

  • Franco's High Note Cafe

    Posted by Debbie on 02/02/2008


    For anyone wanting a very different dining experience, I highly recommend The High Note Cafe. The food was simply divine, the service was exemplary and the entertainment right out of The Met. For a recent birthday, my husband left the dining to me, I chose The High Note. There is an old world charm right in the heart of South Philly. From the moment we walked in, the staff could not be more helpful. We ate at our leisure with no pressure to complete our meal so the next reservation could be seated. I was a bit skeptical about the opera music because my 2 teenage children were with us. I wasn't sure they would get the "idea" of the Cafe. I was totally blown away at their reaction to the singing wait staff, who by the way, belong on stage. Suffice it to say, we will recommend the High Note to any and everyone. Bravo!

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