Il Pittore

(Now Closed)
Italian Restaurant$$$$
Center City West, Philadelphia
28 Tips and reviews
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  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillAugust 4, 2015
    Excellent food coupled with top level service made a fun evening. Looking forward to returning soon.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CFebruary 14, 2015
    Best service of any restaurant I've ever been to. Pasta portions are small but fresh and fantastic (try the Gramigna!) and the veal shoulder with polenta were great with side of brussels sprouts.
  • Leigh M.
    Leigh MorssFebruary 10, 2015
    Very romantic.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 6, 2015
    Slow-cooked meats are all the silkiness you need. There are veal cheeks with buttered beef marrow, blood-orange marmalade melting into them in a dance of tang and sweetness—the best I’ve ever had. Read more
  • Kim L.
    Kim LongDecember 17, 2014
    Everything was amazing.
  • Margot Ruth L.
    Margot Ruth L.February 16, 2014
    Incredible menu AND nightly additions. Delicious food that won't over-stuff you!
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SimsSeptember 14, 2013
    Ask for Will Knapp. He will guide you in the right direction. Food, drink, whatever you want he'll know what to do. Oh and get the Pappardelle it is so damn good.
  • Jacob L.
    Jacob LazingerJuly 19, 2013
    Food was delicious. Baked riccotta is the app to get.
  • John G.
    John GMay 10, 2013
    I've never been disappointed when ordering one of the specials. One of the best wine selections in the city and Andrew or Frank always hit the mark on a suggested pairing.
  • Magz
    MagzMay 6, 2013
    Good but exorbitant..
  • Allison M.
    Allison MarcinczykApril 29, 2013
    Blue Coat Gin Fizz - yummm.
  • Claude H.
    Claude HarrisonApril 27, 2013
    Try the Garganelli with spring vegetables as a second along with a glass of the Langhe Nascetta. Wonderful. Not a false note.
  • Brett M.
    Brett MappApril 18, 2013
    Rye Smash is the perfect pre-show drink
  • Michela D.
    Michela DellaMonicaFebruary 4, 2013
    Great prosecco selection and amazing hand made pastas!
  • Kirk L.
    Kirk LoveJanuary 20, 2013
    Space is wonderful. Service superb and food top notch. One of if not the best dining experiences I've had in Philly. On par with Perla in NYC. It's not cheap for Philly but worth every penny. Go.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 14, 2013
    The slow-cooked suckling pig is cured for 15 hours in salt, sugar and herbs, buried in pig fat, then slow-roasted for another 12. This piggy is worth every minute of the wait.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    No, Chris Painter’s elegant namesake restaurant, Il Pittore, isn’t cheap—but it’s a damn good way to spend your money. You’ll find yourself craving the duck agnolotti days after you eat it.
  • Tamer T.
    Tamer TewfikApril 29, 2012
    Ask for Alex and then ask for the Alex special.
  • Bary D.
    Bary DedgeApril 1, 2012
    $17 for a martini? Absolutely ridiculous. I won't have another one here.
  • DK D.
    DK DavisMarch 30, 2012
    Try the Maialino A Fuoco Lento - Slow cooked suckling pig with pear mustardy, roasted baby carrots & cavalo nero.
  • DK D.
    DK DavisMarch 30, 2012
    Try the Gnocchetti - With blue crab.
  • DK D.
    DK DavisMarch 29, 2012
    Try the Salumi and cheese Plate
  • shawnelise t.
    shawnelise tMarch 17, 2012
    Boar was the best of the 4 pasta dishes we tried. Duck ragout was also tasty. The pasta in the papardelle & clam/broccoli rabe tasted bland by comparison.
  • 🌴om Z.
    🌴om ZMarch 11, 2012
    New Starr italian place
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SamtaniOctober 31, 2011
    Best service ever. Try the cheese black pepper pasta. Really good..!
  • Kacey C.
    Kacey CrawfordOctober 28, 2011
    Came here on opening might and loved it!Try the pumpkin gnocchi to share and the scallops followed by the amazing nutella beignets for dessert with the almond gelato!
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistOctober 27, 2011
    You + a friend/ladyfriend/gf/bf should take down the Biscetta for 2: a massive porterhouse w/honey-glazed turnips. They’re also furnishing a 200-bottle almost-entirely Italian wine list. Read more
  • Helen R.
    Helen RosnerOctober 14, 2011
    Chard mezzaluna with chanterelles and truffles! Heaven.
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