Porcini - Philadelphia
Located at 2048 Sansom Street. In a circa 1840's coach home, enjoy classic, imaginative Italian cuisine & fresh made pasta .
Historical Sansom Street offers entertainment at Helium Comedy Club, Adrien Theatre Shakespere Theatre , and Roxy movie theater, just doors away. Enjoy your visit to historical Sansom Street & Porcini Restaurant.
Fun restaurant week menu.
The food was good, the service was excellent. But the noise level and cramped quarters was very uncomfortable. The tables are packed so close that I felt it was an actual safety issue. And the noise level was so loud that my husband and I could not have a conversation . We decided to forgo dessert.
Always a great meal and night out with Porcini!!!
Food is good, basic Italian fare that can be found in many Philly restaurants. Decor needs to be spruced up — old paint and carpeting.
Wonderful food. I had the ravioli. Lightest most delicate dough I ever had. Delightful. I will come again and again
FOH staff cursed out the kitchen in front of the entire dining room . My table was ignored multiple times. I had to tell the waitress my order 4 times because she kept saying it’s chicken. I knew it was chicken that’s why I was trying to order it. People got their entrees that came in after us before we even got our salad . The other waiter poured water all over my friend and didn’t stop to acknowledge or apologize because he was so interested in the table of ladies seated behind us. Terrible experience
Porcini never disappoints. I don't go there as often as I used to because I moved out of the area, but whenever I go back I'm reminded of why this place has always been one of my favorite spots.
Best Italian food in Philadelphia.
The food was good, but because of the limited space the tables are very close together. The party of six in the table behind us was so loud we could not carry on a conversation at our table. Because it can be so overwhelmingly noisy, I cannot recommend the restaurant.
Had a great meal at Porcini. Owners were fun to speak to, loved that it was small and quaint. Would definitely go back!
Their veal is outstanding!
The ravioli were delicious and light
The owners are very engaging and seem to love what they do and pleasing customers.
We have never had a disappointing meal/experience.
Favorite restaurant! We love our neighborhood restaurant! Amazing food and great service!
Waitress appeared annoyed that we only ordered appetizers as part of our main dish. Service was abrupt. We were sat at a table that was cramped and required that once I was seated, my chair was blocked by the table in front of us. I had to interrupt and request for the person in front of me to get up in order to get up and out from my chair. Food was delicious.
Porcini never fails to disappoint. It's one of my favorite places in the city
Always great dining experience-even in the midst of a power outage.
Always great food and great service !
Great food and service. Would revisit on a weekday due to noise level. Could not hear conversation with person I was dining with.
ordered artichoke app. paid for it. didn’t get served it. realized afterward - not my fault that I forgot. absolute compact noisy mayhem in the dining room. nothing remarkable about the food. next!
I always have the best experience at porcini it is my favorite restaurant.
My 3 daughters and I dined there Saturday night. My two youngest daughters (ages 7 and 10) ordered pasta with butter. We were charged $20 PER BOWL. $40 for pasta. In contrast, our 2 other entrees were $26 each.
Will probably not go back, which is a shame because we've been fans for a decade.
This time unlike other times we have dined, the prices for the specials were very high. It would be appreciated if the server would say what the appetizer and specials cost without making our friends who had never dined there feel uncomfortable asking, but when we got the bill, it was sticker shock and they felt badly. I think they WON'T go back because it was more expensive than we told them it would be based on our previous trips. We also were stuck in the upstairs rooms with the awful bathroom-not goo ambiance like downstairs.
Wonderful holiday dinner with my family. The food and the service were excellent. They made you feel at home.
It was our “second” time back to this wonderful restaurant. An absolutely phenomenal evening all the way around. Awesome food quality/selections & excellent service !!!.
Great little Italian BYOB! Cant wait to go back...Ashley was lovely and the owners Dave and Steve super cool.
I hate to write rave reviews about Porcini, because it has such fantastic food I dont like everyone to know about it. But I must. You won't be disapointed and the value is great too with wonderful maitre de/chef brother combo. You see many repeat diners here and no wonder.
Food is so delicious
Great night! Great food!
I was excited to try Porcini this past Saturday 12/8. I chose this restaurant based on reviews I found on Open Table and Yelp. Those revews had been positive so I thought I'd give it try. It was a disaster, First , due to the complicated construction and street closures, getting there was difficult. After arriving we were seated upstairs next a window that leaked cold air so that they put a electric heater in that space that blew right in your face. Our waiter, though pleasant, was terrible. He forgot one of our appetizers, spilled stuff onto the table, forgot to fill water glasses for an hour even though we reminded him, and our party of 6 received 2 of the entrees 15 minutes before the other 4 entrees came out. The food was tasty but really the portions were skimpy. But maybe we were just starved form having to wait so long. we asked for additional bread and it was cold like it had been taken from the firdge.
The noise level was unbearable. One had to speak loudly directly into the person's ear next to you to be heard. The ambiance was dated at best. It looked like it hadn't had an update sicnce 1968. The bathroom had a bizarre couch in it that had a thick layer of dust on it. The place was packed with people and I kept thinking ,"WHY!" It is a BYOB but because the food is not that exceptionally priced I did not think it was such a deal. When I think of the dining experiences I've had at Russet, which is a byob and exceptional, I don't get the allure. Needless to say I won't be back.
As expected. Friendly, low key, delicious.
I went to Porcini to celebrate my birthday with a few friends. The wait staff was very friendly and personable. The restaurant was small and quaint and had a very welcoming, homey feel. The food was simply amazing, from the mussels, burrata and grilled eggplant appetizers to our meals of homemade pasta and delicious desserts (especially the homemade bread pudding). They were even able to accommodate a friend with dairy and gluten allergies. She enjoyed her meal thoroughly. We were the last table in the restaurant and they let us hang out and finish our wine, never making us feel as though we were overstaying our welcome. Will definitely be going back!
This was our first time and the food was absolutely delicious and the selections perfect. Can’t wait to go back.
Great food!!! Friendly staff. We had such a lovely dinner.
food was unbelievably good; service was great; nice ambience
Excellent authentic Italian food in a homey setting. The carbonara was delicious with crispy slivers of guanciale nestled in a flavorful silky sauce. Will return.
Everything was great as always
Perfect, cozy byo for a date or double date. Food is consistently amazing.
The food and ambience at Porcini can’t be beat, we keep going again and again for the great food and great people
Great neighborhood gem. Love the food and atmosphere.
Always love going here. Never disappoints and the service and food is unbelievable.