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Cicala at the Divine Lorraine

4.4
4.4
427 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Rustic, southern Italian cuisine by Chefs Joe and Angela Cicala, served in an elegant setting, located inside the historic Divine Lorriane Hotel.

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Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00
    Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    (267) 886-9520

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Joe Cicala

  • Catering

    We offer many options for off-premise catering. Please email info@cicalarestaurant.com for more details.

  • Area

    Center City

  • Cross Street

    Broad St. & Fairmount Ave.

  • Public Transit

    We are located directly above the Fairmount subway stop on the Broad Street line (the Orange Line).

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • BUONA CHANUKAH!

    US$125.00 per person

    1 Dec 2021 only
    BUONA CHANUKAH! Celebrate Hanukkah this year at Cicala with a winter celebration of dishes from the Jewish culture of the Italian South DECEMBER 1ST 6:30pm $125 PP including wine pairing ANTIPASTI CARCIOFI ALLA GIUDIA Fried baby artichokes, lemon FALAFEL DI MELANZANE Eggplant falafel, harissa-whipped sheep’s milk ricotta SARDE IN SAOR Fried and marinated sardines LINGUA DI MANZO Thinly sliced beef tongue, salsa all’Agresto IL PRIMO PACCHERI CON BACCALA E CECI Paccheri, salt cod, chick peas, tomatoes, cumin, harrisa, sumac IL SECONDO STRACOTTO D’AGNELLO Braised lamb shoulder, Jerusalem artichokes, mint-pine nut salsa verde, pomegranate DOLCI TORTA DI MELA EBRAICA Roman-Jewish olive oil apple cake, butter streusel, cinnamon gelato

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

Antipasti

  • Polpette di MelanzaneUS$15.00

    Eggplant "polpette", San Marzano tomatoes D.O.P., basil, shaved juniper smoked ricotta

    • Polpo alla BraceUS$20.00

      Charcoal-grilled octopus, baby yukon gold potatoes, salsa verde, perserved lemon, arugula

      • CotechinoUS$18.00

        House-made cotechino, lentil-chestnut ragu, shaved black burgundy truffles

        • Minestra di CeciUS$17.00

          "Marchegiana" -style chick pea soup, swiss chard, tomato brodo, extra virgin olive oil

          • Affettatto MistoUS$38.00

            Assortment of house-cured salumi and traditional southern Italian antipasti for the table

            • Carpaccio di TonnoUS$19.00

              Tuna carpaccio, buffalo mozzarella, peperoni cruschi D.O.P., Olio Verde, pickled caper leaves

              • Insalata d'AutunnoUS$19.00

                Mix of autumn chicories, local apples, gorgonzola, candied walnuts, walnut vinaigrette

                • Capesante in PadellaUS$19.00

                  Pan-roasted scallops, salsify puree, Granny Smith apple "sott'olio"

                  • Formaggi AssortitiUS$18.00

                    Assortment of artisanal southern Italian cheeses, honey, nuts, berries

                    Primi

                    • Gnocchi al RaguUS$20.00

                      Potato gnocchi, wild boar ragu, Parmigiano Reggiano

                      • Tagliatelle al TartufoUS$35.00

                        Tagliatelle, butter, sage, Parmigiano Reggiano, fresh shaved burgundy black truffles

                        • Busiate alla SicilianaUS$22.00

                          Sicilian-style fusili, pistacchio di Bronte D.O.P., gulf coast shrimp, lemon

                          • Scripelle al FornoUS$21.00

                            Baked ricotta-filled crepes, traditional abruzzese lamb ragu, pecorino sardo

                            • Caramelle di ZuccaUS$21.00

                              Roasted autumn squash-filled caramelle, brown butter, sage, Parmigiano Reggiano, crushed amaretti cookies

                              • Ziti alla GenoveseUS$20.00

                                Ziti di Gragnano, "Genovese-style" rabbit ragu, caramelized onions, Parmigiano Reggiano

                                Secondi

                                • Stinco d'AgnelloUS$39.00

                                  Braised lamb shank, couscous "alla trapanese", pomegranate, pistacchio di Bronte D.O.P., mint

                                  • Pesce del GiornoUS$35.00

                                    Whole-roasted Mediterranen seabass in "acqua pazza", olives, capers, garlic, Piennolo Del Vesuvio tomaotes D.O.P.

                                    • Costoletta di MaialeUS$45.00

                                      Apple cider-brined pork chop, rosemary-roasted apples, toasted hazelnuts

                                      • Petto d'AnatraUS$48.00

                                        Pan-roasted duck breast, charred radicchio, poached pears, balsamic "sugo"

                                        • IppoglosoUS$42.00

                                          Pan-roasted halibut fillet, sunchoke puree, Romanesco cauliflower, saffron sauce

                                          • Coniglio in PorchettaUS$35.00

                                            Roasted "porchetta-style" rabbit, rabbit sausage, wild mushrooms, rosemary jus

                                            Cocktails

                                            • Sicilian SourUS$15.00

                                              Amaro Averna, Bourbon, Lemon, Egg White

                                              • Il NocettoUS$16.00

                                                George Dickel Sour Mash Rye, Rapa Giovanni Nocino, Cocoa Bitters, Walnut

                                                • Midnight in AlbaUS$16.00

                                                  Woodford Reserve, Sibona Amaro, Cocoa Bitters, Angostora Bitters

                                                  • The Pleasure Club of FiumedinisiUS$16.00

                                                    Bluecoat Barrel-Aged Gin, Dolin Dry, Blood Orange, Clementine, Egg White

                                                    • San MartinoUS$18.00

                                                      George Dickel Rye, Laphroaig, Lapsang tea, Bitters, Orange

                                                      • 808 Upshur StUS$17.00

                                                        Widow Jane Rye, Lillet, Sfumato, Bitters

                                                        Frizzante /Sparkling

                                                        • Erbaluce Blend, Erpacrife, Spumante Metodo Classico Bianco, Piemonte, Zero Dosage, 2014

                                                          • GlassUS$30.00
                                                          • BottleUS$125.00

                                                        Bianchi / Whites

                                                        • Pinot Grigio, Cantina Terlan, Pinot Grigio, Alto-Adige D.O.C., 2019US$14.00

                                                          • Garganega, Pieropan, Soave Classico D.O.C., Veneto 2019US$15.00

                                                            • Chardonnay Project Edmund Mach, Instituto Agrario San Michele, Alto Adige D.O.C., 2018US$16.00

                                                              • Cortese, "La Terre di Stefano Massone" Vignetto Masera, Gavi D.O.C.G., Piemonte, 2019US$14.00

                                                                • Pigato, "Le Russeghine" Bruna, Pigato Riviera Ligure di Ponete D.O.C., Liguria, 2019US$20.00

                                                                  • Ribolla Gialla, Sturm, Collio DOC, Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, 2019US$15.00

                                                                    • Carricante, Giovanni Rosso, Etna Bianco D.O.P., Sicilia, 2019US$30.00

                                                                      • Sauvignon Blanc, Cantina Tramin, Alto-Adige, 2020US$12.00

                                                                        • Fiano, Ciropicariello, Fiano di Avellino DOC, Campania, 2020US$18.00

                                                                          • Trebiano, Ottela, Trebiano di Lugana D.O.C., Veneto, 2020US$16.00

                                                                            Rosato / Rosé

                                                                            • Montepulciano, "Malandrino", Cataldi Madonn, Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo D.O.C., Abruzzo 2020US$16.00

                                                                              Rossi / Reds

                                                                              • Pinot Nero, Marinushof, Südtriol-Alto Vinshgau D.O.C. 2018US$30.00

                                                                                • Super Tuscan, "Poggio Colombi", Pepi Lignana Fattoria Il Casalone, Maremma I.G.T. Toscana, 2017US$20.00

                                                                                  • Sangiovese, Torre a Cona Chianti Classico Riserva "Badia a Cona" D.O.C.G. , Colli Fiorentini, 2016US$22.00

                                                                                    • Corvina Blend, Le Salette, Ripasso della Valpolicella Classico, "Il Progni" D.O.C. Veneto, 2017US$25.00

                                                                                      • Cannonau Nepente Riserva, Cantina Gostolai, Cannonau di Sardegna D.O.C., Olienas, Sardegna, 2011US$28.00

                                                                                        • Frapatto Blend "Rina Russa", Santa Teresa, Terre Siciliane I.G.T., Sicilia, 2019US$12.00

                                                                                          • Gaglioppo, Statti, Gaglioppo Calabria I. G. T., Calabria, 2019US$14.00

                                                                                            • Aglianico, Donna Paolina, Taurasi DOCG, Campania 2013US$25.00

                                                                                              Beer Bottles

                                                                                              • Birrificio Le Baladin "Isaac" Witbier, ItalyUS$14.00

                                                                                                • Birra Lucana, Lagar, Basilicata, ItalyUS$7.00

                                                                                                  • Krombacher, Pilsner, GermanyUS$9.00

                                                                                                    • Deschutes "Fresh Squeezed" IPA, OregonUS$9.00

                                                                                                      • Maine Beer Company, "Peeper" Pale AleUS$14.00

                                                                                                        • Heineken 0.0. Non-Alcoholic, The NetherlandsUS$6.00

                                                                                                          Non Alcoholic

                                                                                                          • Sicilian SunriseUS$9.00

                                                                                                            Blood orange, clementine juice, Sparkling Limonata

                                                                                                            • Mosto-ColaUS$12.00

                                                                                                              Presidium Mosto Cotto, lemon, juniper berry, mint

                                                                                                              • San Pellegrino Sparkling Limonata, ItalyUS$5.00

                                                                                                                • San Pellegrino Sparkling Aranciata Rossa, ItalyUS$5.00

                                                                                                                  • San Pellegrino Sparkling Clementina, ItalyUS$5.00

                                                                                                                    Last updated: 30 October 2021

                                                                                                                    What 427 people are saying

                                                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                    4.4
                                                                                                                    4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                    • 4.6Food
                                                                                                                    • 4.3Service
                                                                                                                    • 4.7Ambience
                                                                                                                    • 4Value

                                                                                                                    NoiseModerate

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                                                                                                                      Notable Wine List

                                                                                                                    • Philadelphia

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                                                                                                                      BarbaraB

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      31 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      31 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      My first visit to Cicala was absolutely outstanding. The venue is beautiful with white tablecloths, ornate chandeliers, and a large dining room. The noise level is quite low, so conversation is comfortable and easy. My Server Nicole was extremely helpful with menus selection. Her descriptions of dishes was comprehensive and displayed knowledge and understanding of the dishes. She was very attentive and efficient and helped make our meal a wonderful experience. The food is elegant and magnificently prepared. My friend and I shared two appetizers, two pasta dishes and one entree. This left us room for dessert. This restaurant is top notch. It is a fine dining experience and if you go plan totaketimeto savor and enjoy. I loved eating here and plan to return.

                                                                                                                    2. BJ

                                                                                                                      BenJ

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on 19 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Wonderful to take someone special on a a special occasion. One of the best Italian food in Philadephia! Great Service! Would go back again.

                                                                                                                    3. SN

                                                                                                                      SonnyNaples

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      36 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      36 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 19 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      This was my 2nd time here and I didn't think it could have been better than my 1st time, it was off the charts!! Awesome food, drinks and service. The saying goes, "The Third Time's a Charm." I'll definitely find out if that's true. Looking forward to the "charm."

                                                                                                                    4. LL

                                                                                                                      LawrenceLS

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      41 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      41 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 18 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Outstanding all around. Beautiful space! Fantastic food and service.

                                                                                                                    5. NY

                                                                                                                      NYEater

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 15 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      What a delightful and inventive experience! The menu is a creative and sumptuous take on traditional Southern Italian cuisine, full of surprises and rich with flavor. The cocktail menu is equally creative and artful — nothing ordinary here. The physical space is warm and elegant without feeling overbearing, and service is attentive and professional. Highly recommend this important culinary contributor to the Philadelphia restaurant scene.

                                                                                                                    6. CF

                                                                                                                      ChristineF

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on 14 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                      The food was amazing. All four of us had something different and it was all first rate— traditional real Italian. Exceptional service, on the ball but not overly attentive. The Resturant was very noisy and the tables very close together. Our table did not have enough light it was a bit difficult to read the menu. I would come back!

                                                                                                                    7. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 14 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall2food4service1ambience5

                                                                                                                      Bad service from beginning to end ruined what otherwise would’ve been a nice experience. We got drinks at the bar and when we ordered a second round, they never came. In addition to overall slow service at the table, the waitress was forgetful and defensive when following up on items previously requested. Didn’t bring menus after asking. Cleared the table of utensils while food was still on the table. After finishing our dinner, we informed her she can cancel the appetizers that never came. She said the kitchen is slow. If it was slow, how about you give us an update instead of getting defensive when we bring it up. Drinks ordered before entrees came, but arrived after entrees were finished. She asked if we wanted dessert and asked to see the menus. She never came back for our dessert order until the hostess had already checked on us, brought us the check, and returned it. So, in summary, good food and drinks, great hostess, terrible waitstaff.

                                                                                                                    8. LD

                                                                                                                      LaurenD

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 14 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Cicala in the Divine Lorraine was an exceptional dining experience. The building is beautifully restored and the restaurant design is magical. The food and drinks were delicious and high quality. Excellent service as well.

                                                                                                                    9. JS

                                                                                                                      JeanieS

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      50 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      50 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 14 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      What a beautiful restaurant! Great service, the food was amazing and the wine list is awesome!! We will definitely be going back very soon! Hats off to the chefs Angela & Joe!!

                                                                                                                    10. CA

                                                                                                                      ChristyA

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 13 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                      Beautiful restaurant. Great experience.

                                                                                                                    11. K

                                                                                                                      Keither

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      20 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      20 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 13 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      A beautiful space and a delicious dinner. I think it may have been slightly on the higher end price wise. Their wine list, by the glass and bottle, are a little steep. And pushing people towards ordering 3 courses, 4 if you count dessert, is a tad aggressive. But overall, a great spot that I would definitely go to again.

                                                                                                                    12. JP

                                                                                                                      JackPhilly

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      73 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      73 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 13 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Our first visit in the dining room--beautiful. We ate outside several times last year. Three people shared two Antipasti: Beet salad is really tasty--plenty to share for 2, adequate for 3 Mixed seafood/cauliflower with fish cakes on a delicious sauce We shared one Primi: Scripelle al Forno--crepes filled with lamb ragu. Wonderful! And Secondi: the Sea Bass in a fantastic broth with olives, capers & tomatoes The Primi & Secondi were definitely enough to share for 2. Definitely highly recommended!

                                                                                                                    13. PS

                                                                                                                      PeggyS

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 12 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      We loved dining at Cicala and Divine Lorraine. We arrived before 6 and found street parking but wouldn't recommend parking alone. The staff were extremely helpful and attentive. Fine dining at it's best. I'd recommend looking at the menu prior to your visit as it can be overwhelming and somewhat hard to see in the dim light. Many options to choose from. Bridget was a top notch waitress! Highly recommend but be prepared for an expensive night out!

                                                                                                                    14. DL

                                                                                                                      DebL

                                                                                                                      Denver

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on 8 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      We had a memorable dinner with good service. The food was exceptional and the sommelier was knowledgeable.

                                                                                                                    15. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 8 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall3food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                      Beautiful room. Food service was very slow even though less than half full dining room. Food was excellent but only slightly warm. Prices are too high for such an experience

                                                                                                                    16. m

                                                                                                                      minam

                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on 7 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Chef Cicala and staff have created an amazing, authentic dining experience like non other in Philadelphia

                                                                                                                    17. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on 6 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Food was amazing! Place is beautiful !

                                                                                                                    18. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on 5 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall2food2service4ambience4

                                                                                                                      Our $42 plate of Halibut was overcooked and dry. The $38 plate of Sea Bass had bones. And after spending $125 on a bottle of wine they offered us a free piece of cheese for our experience. They should have done much more

                                                                                                                    19. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 5 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      The service was outstanding. For us it was the best since covid. We were impressed with the pasta dishes.

                                                                                                                    20. KO

                                                                                                                      KatherineO

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 5 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Fabulous birthday dinner at Cicala! I have a lot of food allergies and my waitress and the Chef were beyond accommodating, double-checking recipes/ingredients and making suggestions on what was safe, and altering dishes wherever needed. My waitress was kind, attentive, friendly, and really on top of my needs. The food was phenomenal, and the space was gorgeous. 10/10 recommend!

                                                                                                                    21. a

                                                                                                                      annc

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 4 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Fine dining in a beautiful space…food was outstanding

                                                                                                                    22. C

                                                                                                                      Cgl1

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      17 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      17 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 3 November 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      The food was delicious and the service was impeccable! The restaurant is beautiful! We will be back.

                                                                                                                    23. TR

                                                                                                                      TRAVELBUG

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      88 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      88 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 31 October 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Cicala was just perfect in every way. Food, service could not be beat, and the ambience was just beautiful. This is a very upscale restaurant where they care and take the time to make you and your dining experience feel special. We can't wait to go back. Just a perfect place to actually dine with amazing food. A very special experience -

                                                                                                                    24. GM

                                                                                                                      Good4Met

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on 30 October 2021

                                                                                                                      overall1food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                                      Service was non-existent and slow. They treated the theater crowd like VIPs, while everyone else was ignore.

                                                                                                                    25. SR

                                                                                                                      10SRN

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 30 October 2021

                                                                                                                      overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      So we ordered the prix fixe oriented towards theater patrons. $70 per person 2 courses plus desert. My guess is that these plates are made in quantity so they can be sent out quickly. I had minestrone soup, about a cup made with chickpeas that seemed undercooked and lukewarm. My friend had scallops which were delicious. We both ordered lamb shank, again not very warm, very tender but not especially seasoned. Desert was very good. Jewish apple cake and gelato. If I was to go back I think I would order alla carte and choose appetizers and pastas. Given how expensive it is, probably not. Our service was exceptional and we tipped greater than 20%.

                                                                                                                    26. T

                                                                                                                      Terrible

                                                                                                                      New England

                                                                                                                      17 reviews

                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                      17 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 30 October 2021

                                                                                                                      overall1food4service1ambience5

                                                                                                                      We had a 6PM reservation prior to a show up the street at the Met. I chose this restaurant as we had eaten here a year previous and it was fantastic. We arrived a few minutes late (after calling), were seated, and drink orders taken. We clearly stated we were going to an 8PM show at the Met. Drinks took longer than I thought normal. We put in apps and dinner order when drinks came. The apps came in a reasonable amount of time and were quite good. Water glasses refilled, bread arrived, all ok. That was the end of the positive. We were working on the appetizers and were asked if a second round of drinks was needed, sure! Those came in a reasonable amount of time. After 7pm or so it was crickets. No waitress. No update on food. We continued to work through the appetizers, drinks etc. At 7:30 we were annoyed. Still no waitress or apology from anyone about the delay. We flagged down the somelier to get the waitress or manager. The waitress finally appeared at 7:40 apologizing, saying our dinner was being plated. Unfortunately that's too late when we have a 8PM show. We asked for the check and that took time. At 7:50 the manager finally appeared, apologizing for the "short staffing". Too little too late. If you are short staffed on a night with a sold out show at the Met, do NOT seat so many people! What were they thinking? It wasn't just our table; there were two other groups waiting behind us to talk to the manager. The lack of communication from the waitress and staff was beyond unprofessional. A real shame. We won't be returning.

                                                                                                                    27. BM

                                                                                                                      BigMoesDad

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 30 October 2021

                                                                                                                      overall1food2service1ambience2

                                                                                                                      Arrived before our 6:00 reservation. Was seated at 6:00, hostess knee that we had a 8:00 show. Waitress stopped bye at 6:39 for drink order. We stopped the assistant server and stated he need to have our food by 7:30. He took our order. Our food arrived at 7:39. We did not have time to eat our entree. Other in the restaurant were having the same probably even some that arrived at 6:00 never got their food by 7:50 pm. I will never go back to this restaurant.

                                                                                                                    28. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 30 October 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Wonderful experience, everything exceeded our expectations! Our first time there and we will highly recommend it to our friends.

                                                                                                                    29. FF

                                                                                                                      FunkyFred

                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                      26 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      26 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 30 October 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      We had a wonderful meal last night with our friends. I had Amazing Whole Sea Bass, pasta with a short ribs ragu and delicious Jewish Roman Olive Apple Cake. Breads and pastas are all homemade and great. Restaurant is beautiful. Service was outstanding as well as the convenient valet. Must go in Philly. One of the best meal we ever had! Ps my wife has hearing issues and they also honored my request for a quiet table.

                                                                                                                    30. MN

                                                                                                                      McNulty

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 30 October 2021

                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                      We had a nice experience at Cicala. Beautiful room. Service was on point with a super nice and knowledgeable server and an attentive Somm. Strong and affordable wine list. Food was great with highlights being a perfectly cooked Octopus app and scallop app. Pasta was yummy and entrees were executed nicely. Dessert was great and Amaro selection is impressive. All in all, a great night. First time visiting...will definitely go back. Cicala and Osteria so close to each other is a super strong Italian food one - two punch. North Broad St. is jumping.

                                                                                                                    31. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 29 October 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Food was really wonderful. We will be back.

                                                                                                                    32. TM

                                                                                                                      TMMACK

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      31 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      31 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 29 October 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Absolutely stunning and beautiful. And the employees were just wonderful. Love every minute of it. A very special place for a special dinner.

                                                                                                                    33. DR

                                                                                                                      DannyR

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on 28 October 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Excellent experience. Stay was knowledgeable and good was outstanding!

                                                                                                                    34. RH

                                                                                                                      RickH

                                                                                                                      Jersey

                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 27 October 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                      Wonderful dinner.

                                                                                                                    35. JR

                                                                                                                      JRDel

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on 24 October 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Came here before a show at The Met. They quickly accommodated us. Food was high quality and delicious and well presented. Staff was warm and helpful.

                                                                                                                    36. HT

                                                                                                                      HoldThePeppers

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      17 reviews

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      17 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 24 October 2021

                                                                                                                      overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                      The food at Cicala was wonderful - my guests and I were very impressed. And the waitstaff were very friendly and helpful. My only complaint is the time it took - we got there at 6pm and did not receive our entrees until nearly 7:30. We then had to wolf down our food to make it to an 8pm show at the Met. (And the staff were aware of our time limitation - our waitress said many of the guests were headed to the same show.) I understand that many restaurants are having staffing shortages these days, so I won't hold it against them. But the long wait time is a concern, and while I do recommend Cicala, I can't give it a completely enthusiastic recommendation.

                                                                                                                    37. CW

                                                                                                                      ChescoWorkMom

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 24 October 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Lovely restaurant, excellent service, high quality food.

                                                                                                                    38. O

                                                                                                                      Olive

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on 23 October 2021

                                                                                                                      overall3food5service1ambience2

                                                                                                                      The food was excellent. The wait for the food was long. The server never came back after she took our order.

                                                                                                                    39. DM

                                                                                                                      DrMo82

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on 22 October 2021

                                                                                                                      overall2food4service1ambience4

                                                                                                                      We had by far the worst service of my life. I emailed the restaurant to discuss and never heard back. We had to go to the host stand to ask to put in a drink order after no one took a drink order after over 20 minutes. I don't want to sound petty but out waitress seemed utterly uninterested in waiting on our table.

                                                                                                                    40. g

                                                                                                                      glengurion

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on 21 October 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      The team here continues to shine: the the salumi are impeccable (especially the cotechino), the Primi & Secondi high art…and the desserts, also best in class. The amaro selection is second to none…the cocktails ain’t bad either! The room is so attractive it swayed us from dining out on a glorious late fall night. All very well done.

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                                                                                                                    699 N Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19123

                                                                                                                    • Cross Street

                                                                                                                      Broad St. & Fairmount Ave.

                                                                                                                    • Area

                                                                                                                      Center City

                                                                                                                    • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                      Dinner
                                                                                                                      Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00
                                                                                                                      Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00

                                                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                                                      Italian

                                                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                                                      Elegant Dining

                                                                                                                    • Dress Code

                                                                                                                      Smart Casual

                                                                                                                    • Public Transit

                                                                                                                      We are located directly above the Fairmount subway stop on the Broad Street line (the Orange Line).

                                                                                                                    • Payment Options

                                                                                                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                    • Executive Chef

                                                                                                                      Joe Cicala

                                                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                                                      Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                    • Phone number

                                                                                                                      (267) 886-9520

                                                                                                                    • Catering

                                                                                                                      We offer many options for off-premise catering. Please email info@cicalarestaurant.com for more details.

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