Il Pittore

Italian Restaurant · Center City West
2025 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Dinner, Happy Hour
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 51 votes

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    John G.
    "best wine selections in the city"(3 Tips)
    Michela D.
    "Great prosecco selection and amazing hand made pastas!"(8 Tips)
    Philadelphia Magazine
    "veal cheeks with buttered beef marrow"(2 Tips)
    DK D.
    "Slow cooked suckling pig"(2 Tips)
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  • wine
  • pasta
  • gnocchi
  • blue crabs
  • pappardelle
  • romantic
  • polenta
  • gelato
  • veal cheeks
  • bone marrow
  • beignets
  • ziti
  • cocktails
  • scallops
  • dancing
  • veal
  • authentic
  • Nutella
  • pears
  • duck
  • Ricky S.

    Excellent food coupled with top level service made a fun evening. Looking forward to returning soon.

    Ricky Sherrill · August 4
  • Joe C.

    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.

    Joe C · February 14
  • Leigh M.

    Very romantic.

    Leigh Morss · February 10
  • Philadelphia Magazine

    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.

    Everything was amazing.

    Kim Long · December 17, 2014
  • Margot Ruth L.

    Incredible menu AND nightly additions. Delicious food that won't over-stuff you!

    Margot Ruth L. · February 16, 2014
  • Ashley S.

    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.

    Ashley Sims · September 14, 2013
  • Jacob L.

    Food was delicious. Baked riccotta is the app to get.

    Jacob Lazinger · July 19, 2013
  • John G.

    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.

    John G · May 10, 2013
  • Magz

    Good but exorbitant..

    Magz · May 6, 2013
  • Allison M.

    Blue Coat Gin Fizz - yummm.

    Allison Marcinczyk · April 29, 2013
  • Claude H.

    Try the Garganelli with spring vegetables as a second along with a glass of the Langhe Nascetta. Wonderful. Not a false note.

    Claude Harrison · April 27, 2013
  • Brett M.

    Rye Smash is the perfect pre-show drink

    Brett Mapp · April 18, 2013
  • Nicole B.

    HEAVENLY- loved the cauliflower salad. Octopussy, OMG! Best ziti ever!!!

    Nicole Breuch · March 22, 2013
  • Michela D.

    Great prosecco selection and amazing hand made pastas!

    Michela DellaMonica · February 4, 2013
  • Kirk L.

    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.

    Kirk Love · January 20, 2013
  • Philadelphia Magazine

    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 · January 14, 2013
  • 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.

    Philadelphia Magazine · July 2, 2012
  • Tamer T.

    Ask for Alex and then ask for the Alex special.

    Tamer Tewfik · April 29, 2012
  • Bary D.

    $17 for a martini? Absolutely ridiculous. I won't have another one here.

    Bary Dedge · April 1, 2012
  • DK D.

    Try the Maialino A Fuoco Lento - Slow cooked suckling pig with pear mustardy, roasted baby carrots & cavalo nero.

    DK Davis · March 30, 2012
  • DK D.

    Try the Gnocchetti - With blue crab.

    DK Davis · March 30, 2012
  • DK D.

    Try the Salumi and cheese Plate

    DK Davis · March 29, 2012
  • shawnelise t.

    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.

    shawnelise t · March 17, 2012
  • 🌴om Z.

    New Starr italian place

    🌴om Z · March 11, 2012
  • Ryan S.

    Best service ever. Try the cheese black pepper pasta. Really good..!

    Ryan Samtani · October 31, 2011
  • Kacey C.

    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!

    Kacey Crawford · October 28, 2011
  • Thrillist

    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

    Thrillist · October 27, 2011
  • Helen R.

    Chard mezzaluna with chanterelles and truffles! Heaven.

    Helen Rosner · October 14, 2011

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