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La Viola East

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  • Italian
  • 253 S 16th St, Philadelphia PA19102 39.947775 -75.167742
  • (Btwn Latimer & Spruce St)
  • (215) 735-8630
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User Ratings (Based on 52 reviews)

3.745
Food 4.0 Value 3.8
Service 3.7 Atmosphere 3.4

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(215) 735-8630
Website:
www.laviolaphiladelphia.com
Notes:
Cash Only
Hours:
Lunch Tue-Fri: 11am-3pm Dinner Tue-Thu: 5pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 4pm-11pm Sun: 4pm-10pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Group Dining, Outdoor Dining, Romantic, BYOB, Pre/Post Theater

User Reviews

  • La Viola East

    Posted by morgan on 08/25/2012

    we had a blast!

    We went to La Viola on our most recent girl night out and we had a fantastic experience! The staff could not have been more accomodating and friendly to our party and we noted they had the same friendly disposition with all of the tables they served. The food was delicious prompting most of the girls to wish theyd odered seconds to take home. For 5 women our bill was only $100 including dessert so we were happy with the value we got for our meal. The staff didn't rush us with our meal at all, we actually sepnt over 3 hours relaxing and talking. I think everyone in our party would highly reccommend this place!

  • La Viola East

    Posted by Content on 07/26/2012

    Great Restaurant

    We've been there on three different occations and we've been very pleased each time. Two of the visits were before a concert at the Academy and the third was after our son graduated from Temple. Simply put....a great place to eat!!

  • La Viola East

    Posted by Juls on 07/22/2012

    Not so good AT ALL!

    Food is below average..We had undercooked shrimp and overcooked salmon in one dish! Probably salmon was cooked way ahead of time and shrimp were frozen?...Calamari were very chewy so as veal... And their service deserves a separate comment! Omg! One of their guys actually tapped my girlfriend on the shoulder while taking her order! Never again! There are way better places in Philly. Don't spoil your night with bad experience that can be avoided P.S. I honestly hope that it was just one bad day for the restaurant because all the reviews I read before were pretty nice.

  • La Viola East

    Posted by kay105 on 06/14/2012

    fantastic trattoria style food

    I had a great experience at La Viola with a bachelorette party a few months ago. The food was fantastic and reminded me a lot of the delicious homemade pasta I had in trattoria's all over Italy! As far as the reviews complaining about the small portions, maybe you should just stick to the gluttonous portions and cheap faux italian food at the olive garden :) Any restaurant using quality ingredients and making pasta fresh is going to give smaller portions. My only complaint is that when the place fills up, the acoustics are terrible. We had to scream across the table to hear one another and the tables are very close together. Overall, I loved it and I can't wait to go back!

  • La Viola East

    Posted by Sara on 05/05/2012

    Perfect for a Birthday Celebration!

    This wast first time at La Viola and I wasn't sure what to expect. I have heard good things , but I never thought they were going to be as good as they were. We had a group of 15...we didn't wait for a table and were even accommodated when we had to move inside because of the rain. The staff was more than attentive. They were outstanding!! The food was delicious and the prices were great. I would hightly recommend this establishment

  • La Viola East

    Posted by Rhoda K on 03/30/2012

    overture to a pleasant afternoon

    Good food, good service A nice way to enjoy an afternoon before going to Kimmel center Last week after a well prepared and well presented lunch we headed for the concert and realzied our tickets were missing.I started rushing back to reastaurant and was met by the waiter running down the street waving the envelope in his hand That extra gesture was so much appreciated That added to the pleasure of the afternoon

  • La Viola East

    Posted by Philadelphia visitor on 03/16/2012

    Don't get the gnocchi.

    I ordered the spinach ricotta gnocchi. This dish was pretty lame--it was VERY small for such a high price. Honestly, you'd pay that much for an entree at Olive Garden and you'd get 3x time amount and it would taste better. The gnocchi was green and tasteless, and there were just 3 tiny cubes of ricotta cheese on top with a scant amount of sauce. I don't expect huge portions, but even this was skimping. I wouldn't eat there again because it's a horrible value. Also--beware if you want separate checks...they apparently "can't do that" even though they figure all the checks by hand. Go figure, because it looked to me that the real reason was because the hostess didn't feel like doing the extra work instead of playing on her iPhone.

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