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La Viola Ovest - La Viola - West, Philadelphia, PA

La Viola - West

4.6
4.6
706 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
For PARTIES OF 10+, please call 215 735 8631 to make a reservation. Call us at 215-735-8631 to place your order.

La Viola West is now OPEN and operating at normal business hours. To have your table reserved please call us at 215 735 8631. Walk-ins are welcome!

La Viola - West offers an authentic Italian dining experience. An excellent place for date night, it has decor that includes wood furnishings, crisp linens, and soft, romantic lighting. The menu at La Viola - West includes a variety of pasta along with grilled and roasted meats such as veal, chicken, and fresh fish.

An array of desserts, hot coffees, and sodas are available to order with your meal at La Viola - West. However, no alcohol is served, although you are welcome to bring your own bottle with you. Offering catering services and designated event space, the restaurant hosts special parties and celebrations upon request.

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2 people

22:30


Booked 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00–15:00 Mon–Thu, Sun 16:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 16:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    (215) 735-8631
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Rittenhouse Square
  • Parking Details
    Latimer St & S 15th St is the closest parking lot, 2 min walk.
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan

What 706 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

706 Reviews
  1. Ellen

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a great place to eat with attentive waiters and excellent food. If you dine here on a Saturday evening prepare to eat with someone you don't know right next to you--that is a little awkward but sometimes very enjoyable, too. Very busy!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing meal!! Food was fresh and incredibly flavorful. Authentic Northern Italian. We had 2 fish dishes and a pasta. Everything was cooked to bring out the best of the ingredients. Service was attentive and gracious. Such attention to detail. Wonderful evening with a special visit from Dominic :) Highly recommend

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  3. ChristineD

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend this restaurant. The food and service is outstanding. It is also a great value. Conveniently located in center city close to the Kimmel Center and the Academy.

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  4. JessicaR

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We got a last-minute reservation for Valentine’s Day and were thrilled with the quality of the food and reasonable price for a holiday. Dishes came out in a normal amount of time and were piping hot. I ordered the delicious sea bass in a garlic sauce. The portion was generous and served over really yummy fresh vegetables. I also got their homemade tiramisu which was fantastic. We will be going back for sure!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service! However, on both the menu and my open table reservation, it said the $65 Valentines Day pre fixe menu had tax and tip included. Upon receiving the bill, it did not have the tax or tip on it. Ultimately we spent $38 more than we expected to, which reduced my rating because it became out of budget after this.

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  6. JHWP

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was bland, portions were different sizes, service was rushed, felt ignored

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  7. BillE

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first visit to La Viola. We loved everything about it. The service was great and the food was outstanding. We will return!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great BYOB place. Good food and a laid back ambiance. Great owners and staff very friendly!!

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  9. GaryN

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New winter menu was great, excellent service, always a great place

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  10. Edwal

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. Excellent service. Fantastic venue to go before a show because of the location and because the service is fast without feeling rushed.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
     We usually have a wonderful experience at La Viola West and last evening dinner was no exception. We started off with their delicious bread and olive oil and had salads which everybody enjoyed. My husband liked the sop du jour which was light & flavorful. We Shared the branzino and veal with cheese & spinach, which were both delicious. The veal dish was lighter than past visits there & we enjoyed it very much. The Bronzino was perfect and made with a good sauce. We usually go to La Viola West for a pre-theater meal & this did not disappoint!

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  12. RachelC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time trying La Viola for Center City Restaurant Week. The food was excellent. Wait staff was wonderful. We'll definitely be back!

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  13. PhillyPhoodie

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly service and excellent food for a family group of six

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  14. Omnivore

    Philadelphia

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately had Restaurant week menu only. Pasta was excellent, pork chop was overcooked. Appetizers were so-so.

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  15. SteveinPhilly

    Philadelphia

    153 reviews

    5.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We actually went for Restaurant week THREE times in 2 weeks. Themenu is that broad and we wanted different thing. A real special place for us. the real BONUS is it is BYOB! The food great and portions excellent.

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  16. CharleneR

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Neighborhood gem. Great food. Everything we had was fantastic - stuffed pork chop, tomato with basil app and cannoli cake. BYOB. Friendly staff.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was not the restaurant location. We arrived to a sign that says go to their other location, which only takes cash.

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  18. Thomas

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    WE enjoyed our Restaurant Week lunch ! Food and service were very good.

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  19. BeverlyC

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a delicious dinner during Restaurant Week! Every bite was a savory experience and the bread was incredible! I’ve been there a few times over the years and it’s always consistent; excellent service, delicious food, all in an intimate setting. BYOB! (Wine and Spirit Store 1 block away)

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  20. JosephC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From being greeted by a friendly host to leaving, our experience was great. Everyone was busy but always friendly, helpful, and warm. The food was just perfect--everything truly delicious. I've meant to come in here for awhile, and now can't wait to return soon.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Marsala was to die for. I would definitely recommend going here. Took my daughter to lunch and we really enjoyed it.

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  22. manger123

    New York City

    321 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    321 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It's a basic, no frills Italian restaurant. Good across the board. There is no bar, so BYOB.

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  23. EBReview

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. They kind of rushed us but it was restaurant week so I get it. It would have been nice to know that it was cash only though!

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  24. ChadD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Food was top notch. Definitely will be returning!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Sigh. I know they were totally slammed for restaurant week, but they seated us at a table for 4 when there were 5 of us. I sat at the head, which meant that I was literally kicked every few seconds by someone racing by, usually wait staff. I asked for the table to be pushed further in so that I wouldn’t get kicked and I was told that they couldn’t do that. We also did not really have enough room on the table for all of our glasses and plates and so it was precarious eating. the food was uneven. My guests’ pasta dishes were really excellent, but I had the chicken breast, which was very very mediocre. At dessert time they had run out of tiramisu, though it was only 8 PM. The other desserts were fine, but nothing spectacular. We felt pretty unwelcome though we had a reservation. It all felt very rushed and like they just wanted us to leave. I have eaten here before and it was packed but not quite so crazy and it was fine. But this experience was pretty lacking.

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  26. Hsandy

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The veal Marsala and lobster ravioli was very good but the best was the ricotta cheesecake. Tables were so close together that the conversation next to us was distracting. Service was fast and polite

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  27. Kshn

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Awful dining experience. First, when we made the online reservation, OpenTable gave the option to select the Restaurant Week menu or the standard ala carte menu. We selected the ala carte, but when we arrived they would only let us order from the restaurant week menu. We had a party of 8 - so were prepared to spend $$ - yet were sat in the very back corner of the restaurant at a table that would have been way too small for even 6 people. Grown adults had to actually climb over each other in order to get out to use the restroom. I get it - some of these restaurants have to get as many people in as possible - but when it’s so cramped that the waitstaff ends up spilling the sauce from dishes on you because they can’t even move, that’s a little ridiculous. The food was very good, but it was so noisy and cramped that you couldn’t even enjoy the meal. Hoping it was just a fluke since so many good reviews on here, but we definitely won’t be back nor will we recommend.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant was pretty noisy and was overbooked

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  29. NeilG

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Viola is a fantastic restaurant. Have been there 3 times in the past 1 1/2 weeks. The servers are amazing and very attentive. The food quality is amazing. I would highly recommend! It's become a favorite spot of mine in the Philly area.

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  30. DavidS

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dominic, one of the owners, adds a large dollop of warmth and hospitality.

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  31. BarbaraD

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the fresh salads, entrees and the delightful tiramisu. Very nice waitstaff.

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  32. Ellen

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been to La Viola West many times and it never fails to disappoint --great food and service.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, warm atmosphere, delicious veal rotini

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  34. ChristineD

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food, excellent service. Overall great experience!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and ambiance were absolutely perfect.

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  36. dociam

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Delicious food. A favorite restaurant of ours.

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  37. Michael

    Philadelphia

    77 reviews

    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very welcoming establishment. Myfavorite restaurant in philadelphia

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  38. HarryY

    Philadelphia

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our all time favorites. Despite recent inflation causing restaurants to significantly raise prices, La Viola remains reasonable, and being BYOB makes them even better. Great wait staff - very attentive.

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  39. Alyce

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly atmosphere and BYO are great bonuses for a place with excellent food and service.

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  40. BREO

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing family style experience! service was outstanding as well as the food

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • 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

FAQs

La Viola - West does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. La Viola - West also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 735-8631.

La Viola - West is rated 4.6 stars by 706 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:30


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Viola - West

252 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Additional information

  • Area
    Rittenhouse Square
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00–15:00 Mon–Thu, Sun 16:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 16:00–23:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Latimer St & S 15th St is the closest parking lot, 2 min walk.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan
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