Cichetteria 19

(215) 545-0441 | View Website

267 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions   19103

39.948243 -75.172625

Open Hours

Mon. - Fri. 11:30am - 2:30pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED

 
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Neighborhoods: Center City, Rittenhouse Square

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Menu
Broccoli Rabe, Cannelini Hummus, Caprese Di Bufala, Warm Marinated Olives, Chicken Liver Pate, Pork Belly Brasato, Roasted Tomato Gnocchi, Sage Roasted Rabbit Leg, Slow Roasted Rosemary Chicken, Venetian Meatballs... more

Reviews for Cichetteria 19

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Seriously romantic: great food and service at very reasonable prices – WIth entrees ranging from $17 (most menu items) to $30 (the "daily specials") and a wonderful wine list to match, this place is one of the best deals in Philly. Great food: the chef really knows what he's doing and comes up with some innovative flavor matches (try the eggplant torte with goat cheese!); the only flaws in an otherwise perfect meal were the truly strange bread, and the overly sweet sauce on my "veal al funghi". Though strictly Italian fare, there are more meat and fish dishes than pasta dishes. The waiters are experienced, very knowledgable, low-key, helpful and attentive. The entire ambience and decor whisper "romance" ---though pleasantly quiet, this is not the place to go for a casual business meeting). I found the live piano (playing oldies: I'm talking "My Funny Valentine" and "Someone to Watch Over Me") soothing and pleasant, and the pianist was damned good too. For the money, this is my favorite place to go in Philly with my special someone.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

very disappointing – You have at least 3 people waiting on you, none of whom appear to communicate with each other about what you have ordered. We ordered the bruschetta appetizer and it came out as a salad on top of bread. Then I ordered the salmon special and it came with that same salad as the side to my entree. This fish was nothing special and certainly NOT worth the money. The ambience was fine except for having to listen to another couple makeout throughout their meal or talk on their cell phone. After we made it clear we were not interested in dessert it still took 20 minutes to get our check. will never go there again.

Recommends
over a year ago

Editorial Review by Michael Alarcon – A lively little Southern Italian bistro with an exquisite, yet moderately priced selection of seafood dishes.

 

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