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.
The food is incredible!
What's not to like. The quarters are tight but the greeting, service, food, byob, and cost lead to a most pleasant dining experience in a family run place.
Dinner with my niece and her boyfriend.
The staff was wonderful and the food was good. A little noisy but a nice experience. Would recommend
This rather small restaurant is quite welcoming. What it lacks in size, it develops in the quality of the food. The cantaloupe, ravioli and sauces were very good. The cannoli excellent. I personally prefer a chilled Caesar salad rather the the temperate style served, however the portion size and dressing were very good. Service was timely and not overbearing. Due to the size of the room and closeness of the tables, the restaurant was full, the noise level was VERY LOUD. This is a spot for good food and good times, not a romantic setting. And remember to BYOB.
Noisy due to big party upstairs and our rowdy party. Steve and David knocked it out of the park again. Absolutely great evening, awesome food.
Food was delicious and wait staff were perfect combination of attentive without being overbearing. A neighborhood gem!
Overall, just an average experience. Appetizers were the highlight. Second floor seating, extremely noisy, partly due to inconsiderate group table in a small space. Entree's were good but not great, one pasta dish did not live up[ to description, pork loin was good. Desert, cannoli shell was hard as a rock. Waitede quite awhile for a party of two service.
Our favorite BYOB when we are in town and want a friendly neighborhood great Italian meal!
My favorite place... love the pollo Milanese and the yummy cannoli! Tight quarters but David keeps everyone happy!
Was too noisy food was good but could have gave you a little bit more for what you paid
Tiny homey location. Incredible food and service. We forgot to bring our own wine, but were supported by someone else's leftover bottles. Highly highly recommend!
My favorite spot in Philly. I have been going to college at Villanova and would take my family there when they were in town. Just graduated so we had our last Porcini dinner for a while but it is the most incredible food, atmosphere and is an experience I always look forward to. I
Like the food. But... seating is very cramped ... noise level was so high that it is hard to have any conversation.
Fabulous food and service.
Just a little loud.
Definitely will go back and recommend!!
The food is consistently good. I live close by and am a regular. The squid appetizer rivals the artichoke hearts for my favorite, and all the pasta entrees are wonderful. The fact that it’s a byob makes it quite affordable.
Great place all around. Great food service and atmosphere. We go ever year and Dave and Stephen never disappoint us with a great meal.
Our favorite byob!! Love this place!😄
As with other visits Porcini remains one of our favorites. While the intimate size may be a little shocking for those used to the new trend of “warehouse” eating, it ultimately feeds into a more focused connection with the food and dining companions. While the noise may rise, it ebbs and flows with folks conversations. Of course, the food is on point, as usual.
Angela was fantastic she was out of this world accommodating and get conversationalist. Well be back!
I live in California, come to Philly once a year to work and ALWAYS eat here. Just delicious.
Energetically relaxing dining. Excellent house-made pasta specials.
The only negative was the low quality bread served.
How difficult is it to get first class Italian bread for a classy place with excellent food?
Lovely, small, intimate space. Scrumptious food and friendly service!
Food and service always good in this intimate space. Traditional Italian, simply prepared with great ingredients. Roman artichoke appetizer was perfect amount, fantastic garlic bread and the Osso bucco ravioli was tender, flavorful with great sauce. Tiramisu light and perfect ending. Wonderful service from friendly knowledgeable staff. Just go.
Artichoke app was delicious and just enough for two. Bread was ok, but Tusan infused olive oil served with a creamy ricotta was addictive. Duck carbonara special and Paglia e Fieno al Telefono were fantastic, cooked very well. Would've liked a lighter salad. Got the broiled brussel sprouts which for the price should be a more creative side. Tiramisu was perfect for two and well made. BYOB
It’s not possible to have a bad meal here. Dave makes you feel like you’re sitting in his family’s dining room. Always there to make you feel welcome and joke. Can’t recommend this place enough. Keeps me coming back.
Great experience and great food. A must visit restaurant when we are in town.
Seems to have gone down hill a bit. Food not as tasty as previous visit.
The food and the service were excellent. And Chef Steve came out to serve our entrées and what a delight
The food at Porcini is always first-rate. My top reason for going. Menu changes will be delicious, I know. I greatly prefer the intimate (OK, crowded if the place is full - around 30 seats?) atmosphere to a larger space. The enthusiastic, gregarious brother (second brother cooking) is a great host in the front. Will return again and again. Our out-of-town guests are delighted when we eat there.
Food never disappoints and the servers are awesome! On my most recent occasion, we sat in the middle of the main floor and the noise was so loud, we had a hard time speaking with the other couple across the table! The stuffed peppers and eggplant aps are amazing as well as the Canolloni pasta and the Chicken Milanese.
its a small place and its packed elbow to elbow with diners ,but the food was excellent and a nice menu selection
Nice waiters but the food unimpressive. The bucatini carbonara was bone dry and not just my order. Three people at our table ordered it and all servings were dry. And the osso buco ravioli was tepid. No deep rich flavor as we hoped.
It is always great but this time, it was better than ever!
The best Italian food in Philadelphia hands down
The food here is always authentic Italian and superb! A friendlier atmosphere you couldn’t find anywhere. While on a busy night (of which there are many) you may feel as if you’re climbing over the tables of others to get to your own, what they offer you when you arrive at your own is a prize, indeed.
I have been here multiple times. Have never been disappointed. Food is tremendous, family atmosphere, can’t wait to go again.
Excellent meal. Attentive staff. Unique location. Will definitely be returning.
My only hesitation to review Porcini is that it may prevent me from reserving a seat in the future - it so outstanding. I have eaten here several times, introduced to this wonderful Sansome Street gem by an Italian work colleague a couple of years ago. Philly is blessed with numerous authentic, outstanding Italian restaurants (it is home to more Italian-Americans than any other North American city except for Toronto), but when I asked my colleague to name his favorite "home cooking" in the region, he did not hesitate to mention Porcini. It is a BYOB, small, nondescript place that seats maybe 30 or 40 people. The food is as good as I've consumed anywhere outside of Italy. The pasta is fresh, the grilled tenderloin appetizers delightful, and the puff pastry dessert is out of this world. Great service, and the owner, David, makes a point of visiting the tables to make sure everyone is satisfied. Parking is easily available at a pay garage across the street.