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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Soci
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience ... they've adapted to Covid and have safe outdoor seating. One of our favorite places to go.

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vipRosieRose
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have the best time at Popi’s!!!!! The food is always great, the ambiance is wonderful and the staff is fabulous!!!! Always friendly and warm❤️

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JeffreyG
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had a late lunch with my son at Popi's and as usual, they deliver great food along with excellent service.
I had the sicilian chicken and my son had the penne al vodka. Both entrees were delicious and our server Ray was very attentive, making sure our need were met throughout the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Erika was amazing!! The whole staff was so so awesome!! Definitely will be back!!!! Felt like we were part of the family! Food and drinks were amazing’!!! We loved you guys!

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ncmcn
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent as is the waitress/waiter service!!

JN
vipJosephN
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time always

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience!! The staff was pleasant from the greeter to the server!! Dinner was awesome!

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LyleG
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific Italian food. We will definitely be back next time in Philly!

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PhillyGirl
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent as usual! Been here many times and will continue to come back!

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Janna
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Popi's excellent place for get together, dinner or night out.

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vipBrianR
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food is good. Wine selection by the glass is ok

JC
JohnC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poi's never disappoints. The Veal Chop was incredible...... how about the stuffed portabella mushroom

JM
JanetM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy Popi's. I like the well made traditional American Italian food and a reasonable price. The servers are most excellent - very attentive but not overwhelming! I like that you can park. I like that there are families always in the restaurant celebrating birthdays and anniversaries.

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vipKFMMom
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Popi's never disappoints. Great food, location, service and a beautiful restaurant!

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JayC
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there went there on a recommendation enjoy myself will recommend to others

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with excellent service, great food, and an enjoyable ambience. I will definitely go back when I am in Philadelphia!

MD
MariaD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch with friends. Great food, friendly service.

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MariaD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed at Popi's! t is one of my favorite restaurants in Philly. This last time, however, the table next to us was a bit too noisy and it was hard to have a conversation.

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DeniseG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, atmosphere good time

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vipBZLondon
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love Popi's. It's delicious every time, and we enjoy the atmosphere of this South Philly neighborhood restaurant. The Sinatra-esque singer on Saturday nights definitely creates atmosphere.

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Jason
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Food was pretty bland not very much flavor. What really rubbed me the wrong way about this place was the fact that the waiter told us about specials that they had. So I order one of the specials (Filet with crab cake) food was ok but when my bill came I was completely shocked. 40$ for the Filet and then I was charged an additional 15$ for ONE crab cake. So needless to say they got me pretty good but I never make the same mistake twice.

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JohnC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner. Popi's never fails. Veal Chop was outstanding. Crab Cakes on point. Mussels were Delicious.

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viplmelko
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in the area & decided on stopping by to have an early dinner & it was awesome as usual. We had a special that day, sauteed Bronzini fish file & Linguine w/white clams. Both were delicious along with the Popi salad.

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edwina
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Lamb chops were overcooked and under seasoned. Pasta was not al dente as requested.

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JoShoe
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit, and once again we sat at the bar to eat because the bartender was a sweetheart! Very attentive and a joy to converse with!

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ADF2
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Nice neighborhood restaurant. Parking available. DJ. Overall nice ambiance. Meal and service were good. Family friendly.

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KarlV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I had scallops shrimp crab meat alfredo…..the alfredo sauce was butter sauce not alfredo at all....very bad and not hot at all...

2/15/2020- yes very busy at 630 but they were very dis organized in giving us a table...switched us 2 times...

Table jiggled and they could not fix it

Drink was made wrong...Maker's Mark and Ginger...how easy is that....

Very much over priced- $97 bucks for 2 drinks...1 coke...1 salad...1 soup...shrimp/scallops/crabmeat alfredo and ravioli and a crème buele...very over priced

No going to recommend this place ever...nor ever go back....

Karl Vondran
410 441 9594

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vipMarshaK
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have been here several times. They are consistently consistent. The food is well prepared, prices are not outrageous, service is lovely and...... there is a parking lot.
Try it and enjoy.

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Jd9563
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. The gnocchis are homemade and may be the best I ever had. My with had Filet mignon. She said it was excellent. We dine out a lot and have eaten in the finest restaurants. Popi’s is reasonably priced and food is as good as any five star restaurant in town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Valentine’s Day dinner date. We’ll defiantly be back!💙

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Joanne
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very efficient hostess and service. Excellent food and drink quality. Outstanding overall.

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Ciscokid9898
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Poppis food and service has always been consistently very good.
I talked the place up to my son and his girlfriend and this was the first time that I was disappointed. The calamari appetizer was undercooked , chewy and unappetizing when it is normally is fabulous.

We ordered drinks and were told they were out of ginger beer. Same thing happened with dessert... I ordered tiramisu and the waiter came back to tell me it wasn’t available. ( both our first choice options that we switched to items we didn’t really enjoy ) .
I’ll be back because I’ve had a ton of great meals at Poppis and the staff is always wonderful but this visit was disappointing.

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TomV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The two specials for the evening, the veal chop and filet were very good. Ray our waiter was very good, despite being very busy with multiple tables. You have to try the hot peppers side if you really like it HOT>

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JohnG
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our first time at Popi's and we'd definitely go back. Service, food, drinks and the atmosphere were great. The Chicken Parm was great !

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rooster
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Music was TOO loud and waitress asked to turn it down but someone then turned it back up.. Could not speak between guests. Frank Sinatra is good music but not when you have SHOUT over Frank.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was spectacular! Would return many times!

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SheilaS
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The service seemed a little slow that evening. I'm not blaming my server, but everything just seemed to take a long time. waiting for bread, waiting for beverage, waiting for food, etc. the hostess seemed like she had no clue what was going on, confused, walking back and forth checking on tables. We arrived on time for our reservation, but it still took nearly 15 minutes before we were actually seated. We were seated next to a window which could have been nice, but since it was January, and cold out, we were freezing. It felt like we were sitting next to an open door. Overall, the food was excellent, and I'm chalking it up to just a bad night for service.

Popi's Italian Restaurant
Responded on 31 January 2020

Hi Sheila, I am so sorry to hear this as we take pride in our service as well as our food. Please call me directly when you decide to return so I can compensate for this experience! Thank you! Kind Regards, Kristen Edwards Director of Operations

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LynnK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining at Popi's. The food is always served very hot and fresh. The staff is always very friendly and accommodating too.

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LynneS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our group was very happy with everything. The only thing that bothered me was that I had to leave my credit card number to hold the table. If we weren't able to make it my credit card would have been charged $25.00 per person. Three of our group didn't come because of the rain. We are all elderly and weather is a factor. We all travelled a bit to get there. I was nervous that the rain would keep my friends from coming and I would get charged.

Popi's Italian Restaurant
Responded on 31 January 2020

Hi Lynne, I am so happy to hear that everything went well!! Please know, the credit card hold policy is to ensure cancellations on holidays or parties that exceed 7 or more guests as we are always looking to be able to accomodate everyone. I hope you can understand. Thank you for dining with us and we hope to see you soon! Kind Regards, Kristen Edwards Director of Operations

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vipbestbiscottiever
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Convenient location with ample parking. Nice menu, consistent food and service. Good value. Great bar and wine selection. Always a go to spot in Philly, especially before or after a special event, nearby sports and concert arenas.

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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 4.6 stars by 1252 OpenTable diners.

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