Ralph's Italian Restaurant

Italian, Bar
$ $ $
760 S 9th St (btwn Fitzwater & Catherine Sts)
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 627-6011
11:45am - 9:45pm
11:45am - 9:45pm
11:45am - 9:45pm
11:45am - 9:45pm
11:45am - 10:45pm
11:45am - 10:45pm
11:45am - 9:45pm



  • Ralph's is THE oldest Italian restaurant in America and the nation's oldest Italian restaurant owned and operated by the same family.
  • The mussels in red sauce are amazing!!! The best part is dunking the bread in the sauce.
  • The best veal parmigiana in the world!!!
  • Best Veal in town.
  • Not a bad item on the menu.
  • By far the best Italian food I have EVER had!! The veal parm is awesome!!!
  • Best Italian food ever. Never went to a restaurant that was so family oriented and so welcoming. I love it there.
  • They now take credit cards. The food is just wonderful.
  • Its the real deal..just saw Rocky
  • There is nothing bad on the menu and the people are nicer than you'd ever imagine south Philadelphians to be. Oldest family run Italian joint in America, is what they say. Cash only.
  • Ralph's claims to be the oldest Italian restaurant in America still run by the same family. Recommended: chicken Trombino, chicken Sorrento, baked clams, manicotti, and spumoni.
  • White clam sauce!
  • Eggplant parmigiana! They best Ive ever eaten!
  • Not the best Italian food Ive had in Philly but maybe the most home-served/authentic. Carafes of wine are cheap and drinkable.
  • Food was delicious! Would have liked to have known that there was fish (tuna and anchovies) on the antipasto before ordering it, but it was not disclosed. Waiter could be better; he was just adequate.
  • Authentic Italian Restaurant with an exceptional wait staff that leaves you with a taste of high quality Italian cuisine.
  • The veal parm is the best in the city! The calamari is a great appetizer , sauteed in a delicious red sauce..simply orgasmic!!
  • The food is amazing the staff was great truly a Italian gem in Philly.
  • Check out Ralph's Italian Restaurant as seen on Food Feuds
  • This century-old institution near the Italian Market is still the real deal for lively ambience and flavorful old-time cooking.

Nearby places

1009 Christian St (at 10th St)
900 S 9th St
3601 S Broad St (at Pattison Ave)