762 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1914739.940065 -75.159344
Mon. CLOSED;Tue. - Thu. 11:30am - 9:15pm;Fri. - Sat. 11:30am - 10:15pm;Sun. 3:30am - 9:15pm
Neighborhoods: South Philadelphia, Bella Vista/ Southwark
All old-school Italian restaurants have pretty much the same menu, and the atmosphere is pretty much the same, too. But Dante & Luigi's somehow seems...different. The feeling is warmer, the room seems somehow older, and the food somehow blurs the line between Italian and Italian-American.
Phenomenal! – The first word in Italian Food is still one of the best! Nothing like it...gotta love it.
Good food but fee for use of credit card – I had a party of 6 for dinner Sunday evening 8/1. Food, service and ambiance were very good. However I will not return because of the customer unfriendly policy of charging a 3 1/2% fee to use a credit card. My bill was $230 plus a $45 tip.
I don't think it's good business to lose a customer over a $9 fee. No one else applies that kind of charge and there are lots of other good places to dine.
A cute old fashioned Italian place – My husband and I came here for a lovely eveing just the 2 of us to enjoy our anniversary and we had a splended time. The food was authentic and warm and served on time. They give you very big portions and the price wasn't too bad either. The atmosphere was delightful and old worldly. The bar was a bit expensive I would advise byob. The servers were ok but nothing above and beyond. All around it was a great evening out the veal was amazing and my husbands muscles were delious. We had a wonderful time and would love to go back and here more stories about this historic place.
Bring a Lot of Chash – I went here with business associates. The food was fantastic and the service was quite attentive. That said, the restaurant takes NO CREDIT CARDS. The no credit card policy brings this from a 5 star to 3 because the food is in no way cheap. Not taking credit cards is a big inconvenience. Parking is a pain but they do provide a valet (not very fast but he did park the car).
Location, location, location – Okay, so I was staying next door to the restaurant in a B&B, and I'd read about the Nicky Scarfo Jr. mob "attention" (unsuccessful, I might add) on Halloween 1989, so I wanted to experience a true South Philly Italian eatery with a "past". I got over that quickly once I sat down. The wait staff was attentive without being obtrusive, and my $34 (including salad, pasta, and one wine) got me two dinners' worth, and a good dinner at that. Personally, I don't get too excited when someone calls pasta sauce "red gravy", as long as it's good. And this certainly was good. Soft music in the background and an Italian "undercurrent" (or was that my imagination?) lent themselves to a very nice experience. Naysayers and purists aside, this one is worth a trip.
Best Italian Food Anywhere. – My wife and I eat out at least once a week. Are were both from New York and living in central NJ typicall go to Manhattan for dinner. Last summer we decided to go to Philadelphia for a change of pace and selected Dante & Luigi based on internet reviews.
We could not have been happier. It is truly one of, if not the best, Italian restaurants we have even been to. Yes, it is a little expensive and you need to bring cash but definately worth it. I have been recommending this restaurant to friends and cannot wait to return.
Service was courteous and food was GREAT! It is a must.
AMAZING ITALIAN FOOD IN PHILLY! – Funny thing ? I came on here to write a great review for Dante and Luigi?s because I eat there all the time and have recommend it successfully to a lot of out of town travelers and I read the slanderous review below. WOW, nothing can be further from the truth. I have only have exceptional service and amazing food there for the past 10+ years. The hostess and I on a first name basis and everyone from the bus-boys to the waiters have treated me great. Not to mention that the food is second to none! I have never had better Italian food anywhere! Don?t let one bad apple with an axe to grind stop you from visiting this fine restaurant. Take it from someone who knows good food and service ? Dante and Luigi?s is a winner!
Very Pricey, ok food – We went here because my sister choose to. I would never pick a place that was this expenisve. My mixed drink was $8. The lamb stew was delicious. If you go be prepared to pay at least $50 a person for dinner,drink and appetizer. I do not think that I will be returning I just don't have that kind of money. Also remember to take enough cash, they do not take credit cards.
Italian at its finest!!!!!! – My husband and I go out to eat at least once a week and we have tried to go to new restaurants or ones we have never tried. But we find that we seem to always end up at Dante and Luigi's. We have realized that its the delicious, mouth watering "like home" food and the great service that just keeps pulling us back.
To tell you the truth I could eat there every nite.
Not worth the $$$$$ – This place is cash only so make sure you bring plenty of money because the lasagna is 18 bucks and that doesn't include a salad. A glass of wine is over 7 bucks. The food is OK, but I have had better for much less and the decor and service also leaves something to be desired. If you have more money than you know what to do with make sure you ask for a table that is NOT in the bar - it has linoleum floors and looks like someone?s garage.
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