Zavino University City

4.5
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16 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Known for its artisanal pizza, Zavino is also serving Italian small plates, house-made pasta, and wine. Check out happy hour and book yourself a table!
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Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I made a reservation for 6 during Penn parents weekend. I was disappointed to be seated directly in front of the front door. I asked to be moved but there were no other options. If it had been a colder night, this really would have been uncomfortable. We made the best of it.
The atmosphere was nice, noisy but we could hear each other. The food was quite good except for the pizza...a bit soggy in the middle.
I would consider returning in the future.

A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great value! Food was absolutely delicious and had something for everyone.

MD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Super good! There is something for everyone on this menu. Their spaghetti squash small plate is my favorite thing on the menu. The Stache pizza and ricotta appetizer are also amazing.

PM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good pizza, good food. The gelato was a little lacking, but overall a really great experience and a good place to take our Drexel student when we’re in town.

AW
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great find during Drexel move in day! Food was delicious!

CB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Took the family there for my Dad's 90th Birthday. Food was great although it's not your typical Italian restaurant. Service was outstanding. Originally scheduled for 10 people, however, other friends showed up. Zavino was able to accommodate and moved us to a different location in the restaurant. Overall was very happy with our visit.

EP
Toronto
69 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and delicious food made this a pleasant surprise after reading some not-so-favorable reviews on the seating. Not where we were. My.family of four, two adults and.two.teenagers, fit comfortably in a four top booth and didn't feel too close to our neighbors at the next table. We enjoyed the Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad and an Arugula salad, small Eggplant Rotini, three small assorted pizzas and a gnocchi entree. Dessert was fantastic also. I would recommend and return to Zavinos.

AB
Philadelphia
151 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tasty food, at reasonable prices.
Menu offerings are a little different to your typical Italian restaurant, which made it more interesting.
Nice casual restaurant with great service.
Great for a filling up before you go to show or meet friends for drinks.
Highly recommend.

A
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On campus restaurants are notoriously lousy. Zavino is on campus but is exceptional both in service and food quality. It is definitely a bit pricey outside of happy hour but every time I've been there, I've had outstanding service.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely family lunch. We sat out doors on the patio which is well shaded, and shared salad and pizzas with a group of six.

AG
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The food was good, nothing crazy. For the price (not that it was expensive) I wouldn't really recommend it. But the ambiance was great and so was the location. The interior is beautiful and on a nice day, it's very comfortable to sit outside.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good here! The pizzas are so yummy! Nice casual and family oriented upscale bistro!

AS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fast service, friendly staff, would go back

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very efficient service for business lunch. Good food.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great. Somehow lost my wedding ring while at the restaurant, staff were helpful and called me after I left to say they found it!

S
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent. Always consistent, flavorful, and reasonably sized along with the coat. The service is always excellent as well!!!