Fellini Cafe Trattoria

(610) 642-9009 | View Website

31 E Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA | Directions   19003

40.007514 -75.289979

Open Hours

Monday through Thursday: 11:30am - 10pm Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 10:30pm Sunday: 1:00pm - 9:30pm

 
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More Tags: Family Style Dining, Family-Friendly Dining, Group Dining, Lunch Spot

Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

Neighborhoods: Ardmore

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Fellini Cafe Trattoria
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Menu
Bruschetta, Antipasto Fellini, Mozzarella Caprese, Mozzarella Sticks, Salmone Affumicato, Cozze Alla Marinara, Portobella, Calamari Alla Griglia, Calamari Fritti, Melanzane Alla Parmagiana... more

Reviews for Fellini Cafe Trattoria

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

EXCELLENT BYOB AT THE MAINLINE – Just visited this place with my friends I and was very satisfied , hughe portions and real authentic Italian atmosphere .. There is a lunchbuffet for only $9.95 and a 10% off for students !!

Will definitely come back !!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Stay away! – This restaurant is disgusting. I know two servers who quit working there. There are rat droppings and nibbles on the bread. They use the same rag to wipe the floor and the tables. The plates are not clean. The food is subpar. The manage snorts coke all day long and steals servers tips off of their tables. The restaurant also does not pay their employees the manditory $2.83 per hour as dictated for tipped employees by Pennsylvania state law. In fact, the employees have to pay the manager for the free wine the restaurant offers. Horrible place to dine or work

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

I'd never go back – It was hard to believe when our family dined there that the owner came over and told up we needed to order more food for our table - when our 3 young kids split a pizza and a salad, and my wife and each had salads and shared an additional dish. How unbelievably rude. This, by the way - and not that it mattered - this wasn't at the peak of rush hour or a busy time. We were insulted… order more food. Unbelievable.

When the waitress came over and said the same thing, we tried to laugh it off and make a joke. She then told us that's what the owner said to her to tell us.

How incredible. Well, the jokes on them - we'd never go back. Ever.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

disappointing service – The waitress dropped the silverware on the floor at the table next to us while she was setting the table. She then picked up the silverware from the floor and then set the table with it. I was appalled. Also, the door remained stuck when customers left the restaurant, causing the place to be very cold. I had to personally shut the door myself 3x during the meal. All the while, the host did nothing to fix the situation.

But the food was pretty good, I must say.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Evening out – My family and I have been going to Fellini's since it first opened 10 years ago. We go about once a week, usually with family members or friends. They have a very unique menu with over 40 different types of pasta which always amazes our guests (we've basically memorized it, so it doesn't take us half as long to order). Last time we went to eat at Fellini's was this past Friday. We started out with a grilled assortment of vegetables (exquisite roasted eggplants) and then ordered a new grilled assortment of fish as our entree which was especially made for us by the southern italian owner. (The darker one..I'm not sure of his name) I have NEVER seen such a beautiful display of fish. The tray included grilled calamari, langostinos, lobster, red snapper, octopus and mussels. It was like being in the Mediterranean again. A touch of olive oil and the fresh lemon slices literally had us licking our fingers at the end of the meal. At the end of the meal we met an elderly woman, the supposed "mamma fellini" who explained to my niece how she made the exquisite new home-maid spinach and crab meat ravioli which she had ordered and devoured in about 5 minutes. (Mind you my niece NEVER finishes her entree when we go out) For dessert, my sister and I ordered the usual home-made tiramisu while my niece ordered profiterols which are cream puffs covered in just the right amount of chocolate mousse. The four of us paid about $79 ( a very reasonable price for high quality food) and were offered free sambuca from the owner himself. I highly recommend this truly European-styled restaurant for anyone who wishes to experience a truly wonderful and unique evening out. Thank you Fellini!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Good food, horrible service – Food is pretty good but the staff is terrible. They asked my group to leave IMMEDIATELY after paying the bill because there was a line outside to be seated. The four of us still had half full wine glasses. Very rude considering we all got expensive entrees and appetizers. Won't be going back.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Pretty Terrible & Disappointing – I went here for a girl's night & was so excited because Cafe Fellini in Media is my favorite restaurant, but Ardmore is a lot closer. Started out waiting for our server for 15 minutes although she came over several times saying how busy she was & complaining. I turned around in my seat to see how busy it was & there were 2 other tables. Seriously? Some of are/were servers & you leanr to deal with stuff in a rush hour, but c'mon. Our server was nice, but ditzy. Finally got some water. Another 10 mins later we got wine glasses for our wine. We were fine & having a great time since it was a girl's night, but wow. We couldn't even order any appetizers because it's their policy that you can only order them when the dinners are ordered. Uh, ok! They were quick, as promised, but disappointing! Brushetta was just huge piles of shaved parmesean, a few tomatoes & stale bread. The caprese salad was pretty terrible too with un-ripe tomatoes & a tiny bit of balsamic. I ordered the same meal I get at the Media location, which is amazing. It was a completely different recipe at Ardmore! No resemblence in taste at all. I even had to ask for more ricotta cheese, which is the main part of the meal. I was sooo disappointed. I'm eating my leftovers right now which is what spawned me to write this review. All in all, it was completely terrible, except enjoying a night out with my friends. I will definitely not return here.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

"Waterbugs". Terrible food. Slow. Dark. No AC – "Waterbugs"<---because they wont let me type their regular name here.

4 of them crawled out of a crevice of the wall when our food was placed on the table. My Tortaloni was cold, our calamari grilled over arugula was overcooked and dry, and my girlfriends "angelhair" was really shreads of mealy pasta one to 2 inches in length.

I am going easy on them, BTW.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Mediocre service, worse food – My fiance and I each supported ourselves in undergrad serving tables so we know it can be tiring, stressful and frustrating sometimes. But we also know it is possible to provide at least adequate service during a 4 hour dinner shfit. That is why we are hyper aware of when we are getting bad service. And that's what we got at Fellini's followed by terrible, terrible food.

Our waitress was a rather uninterested Guatemalan girl who mostly regarded us as a nuisance. None of our orders were correct, she did could not open a beer or wine bottle and she allowed dirty dishes and trash to accumulate on our table forcing me to clear the table myself and bring the garbage to the waitress station.

Then she brought out some of the most putrid "Italian" food I have ever eaten in my life. The menu alludes to some Italian woman that home made her pasta and carefully stewed her gravy for a day. Everybody I saw working was from Latin America including the kitchen staff that clearly took ZERO pride in their food.

The side pasta with oil, garlic and basil that I requested was dried out spaghetti soaked in oil with a hint of garlic. My grilled salmon did not look or taste anything like salmon after they grilled it to extra crispy well done. It had the texture of charred chicken breast and tasted like nothing but the lemon wedge I squeezed on top of it.

I could not justify spending $20 on this flavorless hunk of rubber so I returned it for a simple ravioli dish that was supposed to have basil and tomatoes. Our sweet, but very dim waitress brought out water logged raviolis with splash of texture-less red sauce on top. No exagerration- it tasted exactly like the Chef Boyardee canned raviolis my roommates and I ate in college.

Mercifully our bill finally came and we left.

Go somewhere else.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

ROACHES-Dirty, nasty, AWFUL service – This place is DISGUSTING. The Board of Health needs to shut them down. this place needs to be exposed before people get sick. We ordered the Minestrone soup which arrived as a clear chicken, greese-laden broth with nothing but celery and carrots. We are Italian descent and have never been served Minestrone this way no matter the region. It was awful. food took forever to be served. the usual toasted Brushetta to hold us over, was STALE. The portions are huge, however only the pasta element, the rest of the ingredients(vege and protein) were nearly non-existent. My father ordered gnocchi and received tortellini. He sent it back and was served almost RAW gnocchi. Just as I was taking my second bite, I noticed a creature staring at me from on the wall. It was a cockro ach that was looking for a way to crawl down onto our table. We quickly called the waiter over and showed him as we leapt from our chairs. He pretended to squish it in a napkin as if to go through the motion, but I saw the creature quickly escape. The waiter seemed to think everything should be fine now and for us to sit back down and continue our meal. As he apologized, and motioned for us to sit, our new friend crawled back out. I motioned to the waiter towards the r0ach and he again tried to swipe at the creature, but was not quick enough. Again, we were told to sit back down. I, being on the inside next to the wall, opted to move my seat to another table and away from a wall. This table was dirty with used utensils and napkin and had been this way since we entered the place. It was a Wed evening at 5:30pm,not busy. Next the manager or owner came over and tried to blame everyone but his dirty restaurant for our experience. the manager would not let up until he moved our table. He wanted to know why we were sitting there as they never let guests sit there(as if the creatures were contained to one table). He went on to tell us that the restaurant was supposed to be SPRAYED that day but they didnt show up. So he was aware of an infestation and allowed people to continue eating there. He then forced us to move our seats to the table directly behind the contaminated one even after we stated numerous time we did not want to. This new spot was wall locked on 3 sides and made me feel like I had to keep eyes on every side of me as the walls are inches away. Next the lights were dimmed, this is how they planned to HIDE their R0ACH infestation! After the lights were dimmed is when I was done with the place. Every corner of the place has holes and cr@cks and it is filthy, bu g heaven. The manager offered us free dessert as if that would make up for this disaster. Told him I lost my appetite and did not want to eat another thing from there. He had my meal wrapped, telling me I could eat it later and made me pay for the meal. UNBELIEVEABLE. This disaster didnt end there, placed the bag on the floor of the car and as we pulled from our spot, another BEETLE or R0ACH type creature arose from the bag

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