Popi's Italian Restaurant

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$30 and under
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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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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

Food wasn’t good tonight and staff very slow with everything

K
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent South Philly Italian with a real tradition. The pastas are superb. The pappardelle with scallops and shrimp is a real standout. Friendly, efficient service. Definitely coming back — often.

JF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a secret gem of south philly, and if you are staying anywhere near the PHL airport, it's the must go place for dinner. Have been there multiple times and never disappoints.

MJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well done all around

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First time at Popi's on recommendation of a customer. Will absolutely return. Food was very good, very good service. Was there for lunch, so would like to try dinner. Highly recommend to anyone in the area.
Very friendly staff!

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was very average...had clams casino (not cooked enough-bacon was not crispy at all), lamb chops, crab cakes (deep fried- I should have asked) veal parmigiana. All was good but not great. Busy night so service was slow.

ED
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was amazing and entertainment was excellent and a perfect sound level.

DD
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great family owned restaurant. Ask for the crap cake appetizer, even it is not on the menu. The salads are great. I had the veal Marsala entree and it was very nice.

K
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The singer they had during dining was fantastic!! His name was Benny Marsala. We love their food and many choices. Parking is great and the owner Gina always greets us!! Try it you will not be disappointed!

DB
New England
27 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice authentic Italian restaurant. Service was very good. Food was also good. Wondering why I didn't receive my 100 points after dining there however?

L
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An Italian South Philly gem of a restaurant! Great Staff, drink, appetizers, entrees and dessert!

YB
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Service was so-so, they forgot our appetizer had to remind the waiter, he was not very attentive almost felt like we were after thought. To my surprise, The food was not very tasty I had the vodka with penne and chicken very bland. Wasn’t impressed, the music was good and the bar area seemed lively as it was a Friday evening. Won’t be going back

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner was awesome and our waitress Carmela was excellent. Looking forward to going back soon.

c
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Wonderful service. Greeted by hostess immediately. We decided to dine outside because the weather was wonderful. Comfortable seating and very little street noise. I would go here again.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service. When I am back in this area I would return.

JM
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot, only negative was very loud. I will definitely eat there again.

M
Philadelphia
121 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hadn't been to Popi's in a while (used to frequent it ). Decided to take 2 friends to dinner after a Phillies game. They haven't changed one bit. Impeccable service, extremely hospitable and fantastic food.
It is back on my list. Sorry I left!

L
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, fantastic service, and PARKING! Need to meet folks who don't want to drive around forever, looking for parking, and still wanting a great S. Philly meal? You want Popi's.

AC
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I was back in the area for work and had to honor my Gram by going back to her favorite restaurant. Very nostalgic being there and enjoying a wonderful Italian meal. Took a co worker for her first authentic Italian meal and she loved it! Hoping to get back to South Philly again so I can go back and indulge again.

M
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great stop

y
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a local authentic restaurant - the cuisine wasn't important, and we were thrilled to find Popi's! We enjoyed it thoroughly. We were also very surprised that for the ambiance, menu and service, the prices were more on a lower-end - one can eat very well here for about $25 - $30 pp and walk away extremely satisfied.

DS
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal and a great waitress. I am vegan and the waitress was really helpful and helping me pick out what would be a good meal. She was prompt, courteous, helpful and the food was fantastic. I really enjoyed the restaurant. Definitely would go there again.

J
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place.
The food was good.
Just did'nt like the green pepper oil taste with the bread.

EM
Philadelphia
218 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Popi's is my go to restaurant in South Philly. Always consistent and good. Mt fiance loved the penne bolgnese and I had the chicken dish. Wine list is great with many value wines.

Will return again when in the area.

G
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday for my daughter

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food delicious, friendly waitress, nice atmosphere

TL
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Popi’s never disappoints. We brought out of town guests and they loved it. Frank our waiter was awesome and so was the bus person.

GB
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been going to Popi's for about 10 years now and have never had anything but a great experience. Food is great, service is great, the place is really nice. Can't ask for much more than that!

JF
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We ordered bruschetta and eggplant rollentini as appetizetrs and as entrees fruitti di mare and beet salad.. The appetizers came to the table in less than 5 minutes. The eggplant was very good. The bruschetta was eh. Tomatoes were crunchy (not ripe), the toast wasn't warm or garlic rubbed as I believe it should have been though the serving size was more than ample. The flavor wasn't there so I asked for a balsamic drizzle. It arrived quickly as was high quality. The Beet salad wasn't great but it wasn't bad either. The fruitti di mare was very good with a lot of seafood including clams, mussels, shrimp and scallops. For $65 + tip I feel it was a pretty good value and I would go back though I would not order the bruschetta again.

L
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time at Popi's. Service good food good and location good. Was going to see Rolling Stones concert. Our waiter was attentive had plenty of time for concert. Definitely would come back.

MM
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been there several times - always great food and service

HC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Perfect for so many occasions, love going before a concert.
The service was spot on.

RP
Atlantic City
26 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food and service is always top notch. the veal saltimbocca was outstanding

TM
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff is friendly and courteous. The food is delicious, fresh and served to order.

M
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

On just about the hottest day on record, Popi's has a parking lot, air conditioning, wonderful service and excellent food. Forgetting about the weather, Popi's has all of the other things, all the time. We enjoyed gnocchi, lamb chops, chicken with seafood, limoncello gelato, lemon cake, chicken marsala and veal. All was wonderful.
We will return!

GB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place - nice atmosphere, great staff and awesome lemon cake.

JT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good menu. Great location if you’re staying near the airport. The only negative was the pasta could have been a bit more al dente. Otherwise it was great!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Veal Chop was just a work of art, tender and seasoned perfectly. The blackened Mahi-Mahi was incredible and the grilled calamari was buttery deliciousness.

JL
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good. Especially the homemade gnocchi. Enjoyed the blackened swordfish as well.

RH
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We call this spot-Popi’s our hidden treasure. We look forward to an event in Philadelphia and our must stop place for dinner- Popi’s.
Singer is great Saturday nights too!!

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