la Padella

4.5
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201 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Parties of 5 or More please call for Reservations, 484-445-4445
Homemade Pasta! Happy Hour Specials! Dinner and Drink Specials!
Private Events and Catering Available
Family Owned and Operated!
What 201 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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winnsman1
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant , food is fantastic service always consistently good. Owner constantly engages with customers. Highly recommend.
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service food was awesome services

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viphot4harvest
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Our local go-to place

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LisaL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find! The wait staff and owner were very attentive! They have great gluten free selections, even pasta. The food was delicious! We would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar tender was a bit on the slow side. However, the bar was really crowded. Maybe have 2 on a Friday night. Food and service were excellent.

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BridgetT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a group of friends and we had a great time! The appetizers were as good as anything you’d get in a fancy city restaurant- the ricotta toast and Brussels were amazing! Delicious pastas, great drinks and wine. And surprisingly reasonable for such a great meal!

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Nrkd
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was fresh and delicious. Nice wine and drink menu, great atmosphere and arrive early too. Will definitely return!

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CDMcD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely would recommend LaPadella! My only suggestion would have appetizer a little hotter. Had Brussel sprouts with crab and was delicious. Dinner of halibut was equally as delicious. Server was a delight!!

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vipdericp
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this local! Chef invents remarkable dishes. Nick has created a local hang out space with great food. Calamari may be the best I’ve eaten anywhere- and I’m a global traveler.
No one has succeeded in this space before but they broke it open.
The specials really are. And the basic menu is solid.
Go. Relax. Enjoy. It’s very nice food.

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vipretiredbuddies
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We always enjoy coming here. Their staff is very prompt, friendly and professional.
The food is always very good.

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Barb
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick has a class A restaurant! The food was excellent, our waiter, Tyler was wonderful. The atmosphere was perfect. Love it when the owner stops by the table to see how everything is! Will definitely go back!

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GeoffryS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was pretty good, server was a little off but his co-workers filled in the gaps. Overall good experience.

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JodyP
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The meatball over pollenta appetizer was wonderful!!! The chicken pasta entree was not so good. The cream sauce seemed to be just cream poured over the pasta and the chicken did not taste fresh.

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Carol
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick is so welcoming! You feel like you are eating in his home. The food is delicious, the service was great, and it is a good value.

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Derek
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, full menu, pleasing & comfy vibe. Something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a wine bar, a full well done restaurant that kids to dates will enjoy, or anything in between. Nice find.

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AnneC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love La Padella! It has amazing food, great atmosphere. It feels like home every time I am there. Nick does an amazing job!

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Carol
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service , excellent ambiance🍸🍷

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good value good food

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vipAutumn
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was wonderful and the food delicious. The only disappointment was the desserts.

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Kitty
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband and I had a lovely meal at la Padella for our anniversary. It was our first time here. The service was excellent and the food was very good. It's small and relatively quiet so perfect to have a nice conversation over our meal.

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vipMonica
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mark was a very good server. Great cocktails. Scallops and salmon both delicious choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful overall experience. Amazing food, excellent service (even included a complimentary sorbet which was delicious!) for my boyfriend’s birthday. Will definitely be back!

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vipVINCENTK
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food

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vipwinnsman1
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent, home made. The meatballs and the antipasto are one of a kind. Service professional and courteous yet feels like family. The owner interacts with customers, rare thing these days. I highly recommend this restaurant and will frequently dine here!
Great job!

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AlicemarieC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. You get a sense of coming home when you walk in the door. The staff are friendly and helpful. Very welcoming and the food was delicious. We'll definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Must try the spicy Garlic muscles. It comes with delicious garlic Crostini for dipping! Yum.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place! Highly recommend! The best Italian restaurant in Media!

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vipDenise
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Broccoli Arab and escarole undercooked. Chicken overcooked.

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Jack
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The high noise level was unpleasant. We know the young crowd loves the din, and all the good restaurants we go to seem loud to us oldsters.

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Patrick
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The food wasn’t good and the deserts not fresh. The service was excellent.

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EileenE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

It is a very cute restaurant and the atmosphere is nice. Not impressed by the wait staff. Food was just OK. My try again because I thought the restaurant was cute but the food was certainly not a draw.

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vipKLBM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you have not visited La Paella than put it at the top of your list! It is fantastic! I cannot say enough great things about the food...phenomenal! The service is excellent! The owner, Nick, is such a nice man. If you need anything whether it is a suggestion on the menu or what type of wine to try, he will bend over backwards...literally :)! Please make La Paella a favorite of yours as it is a favorite mine forever!

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MargeP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delivers on excellent food and service.

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vipTreat
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great little neighborhood gem, with great food and impressive wine list.

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TerriI
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found out, at the end of our meal, that it was the first night for our server, Chris. We never would have known! The service was great. Our food was delicious and a perfect temperature. The owner was present and acknowledged the patrons. We look forward to going back again soon!

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SusanS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a weekday lunch for four. Food was excellent (try the roasted Brussels sprouts and the homemade meatballs). Host was friendly and helpful. Good wines by the glass. Casual, easy parking behind the restaurant. Easy and quick commute from NJ.

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vipwithdogtraveler
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Huge portions.

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vipKevin
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was great and the food delicious. The noise level was low enough that we heard a political discussion at a table 4 or 5 tables away that we could have avoided. I would recommend La Padela to anyone in the Media PA area.

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CCLesChats
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The room was very noisy which made it difficult to hear our companions
I told the waiter that I can’t eat hot peppers - I asked him if peppadew peppers are hot. He told me that they are sweet. He gave me the wrong information and it took a while for my tongue to quiet down.
The food was delicious otherwise.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great portions

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la Padella offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (484) 445-4445.

la Padella is rated 4.5 stars by 201 OpenTable diners.

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