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Hostaria Da Elio - 5 Reviews - 615 S 3RD St, Philadelphia, PA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (215) 925-0930

Hostaria Da Elio

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615 S 3RD St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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(215) 925-0930
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Best

My daughter, who lives in Society Hill section of Philly, had made reservations here for my lady friend and myself. It was Saturday , Sept. 20. Been to many fine restaurants ove...

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Went here in 2007 and enjoyed it so came back for my birthday Saturday 11/27/2009 and it was awful. Went in and heard the speacials and all sounded great. We ordered some soups,...

Best BYOB 9/22/2008

My daughter, who lives in Society Hill section of Philly, had made reservations here for my lady friend and myself. It was Saturday , Sept. 20. Been to many fine restaurants over the years in Philadelphia, but this was one of the very best. Food was excellent, and service was very good and friendly. Prices very reasonable. They were nice enough to make a pasta dish with shrimp as an appetizer (was a main course special). It was superb. Will definitely return . We ate outback under the stars, food was served hot. Beautiful setting. Pros: excellent food Cons: inside appeared warm more

Overpriced BYOB, with a very angry owner 7/16/2007

I went to Hosteria Da Elio for the first time with my boyfriend last week for a nice romantic dinner. He had been there a few times and enjoyed his meals each time he went before. My first complaint about this restaurant is our waitress didn't know what was in anything on the menu, or how anything was prepared, which made ordering very confusing. We ordered the shrimp bisque, which was disappointing. The broth was very thin and didn't have much flavor. We also had the sweet potato gnocchi in a cream sauce, which actually was really delicious- the gnocchi was light and fluffy and the sauce was sweet and delicious. For our entrees, we both ordered from the specials menu- I had the veal chop stuffed with prosciutto and cheese, and he had the cannelloni stuffed with veal. My veal chop was very tasty and just what I expected it to be. The cannelloni, however, was not. The veal was so finely ground; it was really unappetizing and made me feel a little queasy. Pros: Great gnocchi! Cons: Customer Service more

2nd time around terrible 2/23/2007

Went here in 2007 and enjoyed it so came back for my birthday Saturday 11/27/2009 and it was awful. Went in and heard the speacials and all sounded great. We ordered some soups, appetizers and entrees. I asked what broth my tortelini soup was in and the waiter said, ""it's tortelini...chicken broth..what else does tortelini come in."" That ticked me off a little. We ordered the sweet potato gnocchi, penne vodka, and mussels red as an app. Our apps came out before our soup which was weird but ok. As we start eating the extremely bland and cold pastas our soup arrives which annoyed me. Why serve soup while eating family style apps? The past like I said was not hot and it was awful. The vodka sauce dripped off the pasta and it tasted like water, the gnocchi sauce was pretty good but I would've never knew the gnocchie were sweet potato since there was no hint of sweet potato flavor. Our entrees came out and I ordered a Med rare steak which was cooked well done, not a hint of red anywhere near the steak. My cousin ordered the stuffed Veal Chop and let me tell you this. It was over cooked and there was hardly any stuffing. We actually told the waiter we ordered the stuffed Veal when he put it down because you couldn't tell that they put 1 piece of prociutto and a slice of mozz. He told us, ""O its a small layer."" Also the veal was cooked well done. Not appetizing. The other two meals were salmon and stuffed calamari which I was told were not that good. Our entrees as well were cold. Told someone who worked there about everything rather the owner becuase I heard stories about him. I will never go back and will def spread the word on how awful this plave was. Pros: BYOB Cons: Food very very bland, Price, Food was Cold more

Diamond in the rough 9/17/2006

Hands down, Hostaria Da Elio is my favorite BYOB Italian restaurant in Center City Philadelphia. The menu offers very authentic, freshly cooked meals at a very reasonable price. The menu offers a wide variety of meals to choose from however, I would suggest to anyone to just skim over the menu and just listen to their long list of daily specials! The pasta, fish, shellfish, meats and signature dishes are out of this world and dont forget about their many homemade desserts! Service has always been friendly and prompt with no complaints.. If the weather permits, they do have a wonderful small outside patio in the back. Although small in size, they can accommodate medium to large sized parties. Make a reservation in advance to sit outside. Thank you Elio for 15+ years of fantastic authentic Italian Cuisine!!! Pros: Service, ambience, quality and variety of food Cons: Parking more

Delicious Tiny Treasure of a Restuarant 4/23/2005

Hosteria DA Elio is one of our favorites. A tiny, unpretentious restaurant off South Street, the Italian owner believes in genuine Italian dishes. My favorite is the Beef Carpaccio, a paper-thin dinner-plate sized slice of raw beef in a light vinagrette sprinkled with capers and freshly grated sliivers of Parmesan cheese with baby greens on the side. The linguine in white clam sauce is superb, as is any fresh fish of the day. No one can beat their homemade strawberry and chianti sherbet. Prices are moderate. Service is quick and friendly. Best ambience is during warm weather in their charming rear open patio, enclosed by old brick walls. BYOB Pros: fine food, good service, decent prices Cons: a la carte menu, BYOB more
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  • Hours:

    Thursday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Friday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Saturday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sunday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Payments:

    Discover, American Express, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    South Philadelphia, Queen Village/ Pennsport
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