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Ristorante Pesto

$$, B.Y.O.B., Italian

1915 S Broad St

(215) 336-8380


Angel B.
This place is AMAZING! Seriously so good. I honestly couldn't tell you what I ordered, because everything was authentic Italian. They have daily specials. I...read more
Scott L.
Not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven, not eight, not nine, oh wait I can't give this place ten stars on here. It blows my...read more
Abby B.
Not sure why it took me so long to try this place. If you haven't been, Pesto is a must if you love Italian food and superb service. I knew this place...read more
Excellent Service: I enjoyed this restaurant. I had a large party of 10 and we had the back room which was private and that was great. The downside was that they charge $5 for sharing entrees. Usually I like to share a bunch of appetizers and entrees when…read more
Good Quality Dining: We came on a busy Saturday night. But you wouldn't know it from the staff. We waited for a friend about 20 minutes and nobody rushed us. On the contrary. The service was excellent, with immediate response to any sign/request. The food was…read more
Best in Philly: I recently moved to Philly from New York and yearned for some good, Italian food like grandma used to make. Well...Pesto is a dream come true! I go there there at least once or twice a week and if I can get away from work for more than a…read more
Great Experience: I stopped in to grab a bite with my wife and another couple before an event downtown. The atmosphere was the first thing that let me know this would be a good experience. It was elegent, not too over done, and made you feel comfortable. …read more
Great Italian Dishes: This small restaurant has great Italian dishes. We went in with a large family celebration and the service was excellent. Family style appetizers available. The owner is very accommodating. The atmosphere is very nice. Wait staff very…read more
Best on South Broad Street: My favorite restaurant! Very attentive and accomadating wait staff. Beautiful atmosphere. Food is fresh and brought to table hot. Every dish was superb. This time of the year presented several pumpkin dishes which were excellent,…read more
Why Couldn't My Mother Cook Like This?!?: OMG!!! The flavors reminded me of a little place back in Italy... the only difference was I didn't have to spend thousands to go to that little place. It was cozy, and the wait staff were made us feel comfortable and like recently…read more
The only real Italian Restaurant in Philly (...so far): Philly has more FAKE Italian restaurants than any other major city in States. Sorry folks, but Italian cuisine is more than a last name ending in a vowel or sprinkling balsamic vinaigrette on a plate ....Then we accidentally come across…read more
Great service - Great Food - Plenty of free parking: Just moved into the neighborhood and decided to give this place a try based on the reviews here. What a great experience. The service is amazing. They truly make you feel like youre being served by a family member. The owners young…read more
Great food and Great for Groups!!!: I reserved their private room for my 21st birthday. It was so great to have the room all to ourselves and know no one else was waiting for our tables and to have the privacy. In addition, we had our own bathroom and place to put our coats.…read more
Disappointment: I recently had dinner at Pesto and found it be a disappointment. The food was fair (at best) and the service was unattentive. I ordered one of the specials of the evening, which was Dover Sole ($27.00) and my boyfriend ordered the Veal…read more
PESTO: A Great Way To Say Thank You: Needed a top notch meal to thank my cousins for show tickets to the Walnut and Pesto was the answer. We feasted on sumptuous appetizers, diverse main courses and decadent desserts; sharing our four portions family style. Try the sole,…read more
A decent meal: We went to Pesto before a show last Friday. The service was very good and attentive and the eggplant appetizer we ordered was very good. Entrees were far from amazing though. I ordered the special "veal chop with porcini mushroom…read more
FANTASTIC!!!!!: Phenomenal food. It matches the best Italian restaurant in Italy....nothing more to say. This is the best Italian restaurant I've been to in North America. read more
best restaurant ever!!!: great service that makes you feel like home!! and food that is excellent!! what more can you ask for!! read more
What To Drink: Remember those chiantis that come in the basket? Bring one here. The closest state store is 11th and Whartonread more
The Extras: Literally owned by the restaurateur's sister, try Io E Tu, a South Philly classic.read more
Alyson R
Ristorante Pesto is Yummy!: Pesto had delicous food! This BOYB offers a great atmosphere for a first-date or catching up with old friends. The servers are always friendly and polite!read more
Ristorante Pesto is wonderful: If you are in Philadelphia you must try this BYOB. Fabulous food and service.Veal Chops, crab cakes,fresh fish-all fabulous. Try the bracciole appetizer too.read more
Parking: Go ahead. Park in the middle of Broad Street. Everyone else does.read more
Kelly W
Delicious!: We have been going to Pesto for several years now and just love it. Everything about this restaurant is fanstastic -- the food, the service, the owners. I have never had a bad dish there, and the owners make you feel like one of the…read more
In Short
Plain and quaint, this B.Y.O.B. feels like home, or at least that of the Italian aunt you never had: filled with freshly shaven beaus and impeccably manicured gals from the neighborhood. You have love a restaurant that…read more
Never a disappoinment: Time and time again I am impressed with Pesto. I relly can not say enough wonderful things about it. I am looking forward to going tomorrow evening and also buying gift cert. for my entire family for chrishmas.read more
Outstanding: Pesto's came highly recommened. We were very pleased with the food and service that we received. From the minute we walked in the door we were made to feel like one of the family. The hostess greeted us with all smiles. The service was…read more


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