Ralph’s continues a family tradition now in its fourth generation, serving classic Italian fare out of South Philly since 1900. As an enduring favorite for quintessential Italian dining experiences in the city, it’s also been known to attract quite a few notable out-of-towners over the years, from Frank Sinatra to Taylor Swift, President Joe Biden to Barry Manilow. Be sure to pour over the “old world favorites” section of the menu to find a variety of pasta, seafood like mussels and crispy calamari, and the beloved sausage and peppers.
While it’s pretty much impossible (and dangerous) to determine what the “best” Italian restaurant in Philly is, it’s safe to say that Ralph’s is at least one of the most iconic. For more than a century, Ralph’s Italian Restaurant has been serving favorites in South Philly, with the accolades ever coming. Here you’ll find pasta, mussels, veal parm, and beloved sausage and peppers from the “old world favorites” section of the menu.