Florentino's Restaurant

4.4
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$30 and under
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Italian
Florentino’s Restaurant, located in the heart of Newtown Boro, Pennsylvania, is an Italian restaurant offering classic Italian favorites. The restaurant has a BYOB policy (no corkage fee) and offers daily specials. Florentino’s Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and has special menus for holidays.

Start out your meal with one of the many appetizers like the fennel and mushroom salad or the calamari. The restaurant serves homemade pasta and offers fresh seafood options like the capellini and crab and the linguini ai frutti di mare fradiavolo. Florentino’s Restaurant also offers vegetarian options like the pasta con gorgonzola so there’s sure to be something for everyone on the menu at this Newtown, Pennsylvania restaurant.
What 131 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BS
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Gave my reservation to the wrong person.. had to wait 20 minutes for another table. Very very tight in there. Small portions for price you’re paying

BR
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful intimate place, our new go to BYOB for Italian food.

PT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great food and waitress Sonya!!

NB
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food is always great but we don’t frequent the restaurant much on Saturday nights because between the tile floor, glass window without curtains and low ceiling, the noise level is absolutely insane. I am not one that likes a quiet restaurant but unfortunately the noise is so loud it makes it impossible to enjoy the food which is excellent.

TJ
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Cute little place with pretty good food, seems authentic. Wait staff nice. The desserts looked great but we passed.

RN
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood with excellent service. Food is very good.

MV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved everything except the fried calamari which was rubbery and undercooked. But the scallops, mussels in red sauce, garlic bread, lobster ravioli, bob’s plate and frutti de mar were all outstanding! I would definitely go back. Restaurant was a little noisy there was a large party there that was celebrating but overall it was really nice and festive.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Italian, well crafted

D
Naples
25 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The eggplant parmesan is the best. Next choice is pasta bolognese. Don't forget the whole wheat garlic bread.

J
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated right when we arrived, and served water then garlic bread we ordered. The salads came a few minutes after that. Both of our entrees were served within minutes after finishing our salads. Both were served quite hot. They were exactly what we expected: very, very good. We have been to thius restaurant before; we have our favorites but will try new dishes. I have to say the only complaint I ever have is table size; it's too small for two people.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A local favorite. Family owned and run.

MK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Well prepared meal.

OT
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner at Florentino's on Saturday night. Fortunately, we had a reservation because the restaurant is relatively small, and books up on weekends. My scallop and black pasta entree was fantastic, and my wife's fish entree was perfectly prepared. Great food along with BYOB makes Florentino's one of our favorite restaurants.

LK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating. Great fresh food.

TC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent! We had a party of four and we all enjoyed out entrees and dessert. The noise level was so high it was hard to carry on a conversation. Part of it is the layout of the restaurant. We would return but only on a less crowded weekday night.

J
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Went here for lunch. Place is small and seating is tight. Service was good & food was good. Don’t think it was a good value for price.

SB
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Quint atmosphere and very good food. Everything was fresh and home made. Place is small so definitely need a reservation on busy nights. Can be loud but a very nice little spot.

DB
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our salads were very good. We ordered one with goat cheese & roasted peppers and one with spinach & Gorgonzola. The Corvino entree was delicious and the veal Marsala was very good!

l
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliable Spot for very good Italian Food! Small, intimate place, so make a reservation. We've been going here for years and it never disappoints. We just had the mussels appetizer (which was a bit skimpy on the mussels) but very tasty. My wife had the Salmon, I had Veal Medallions with Shrimp in a White Wine Sauce.
It was a very nice evening.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent!

d
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, small restaurant in the heart of Newtown Borough. Great specials. BYOB.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and ambiance. This will become a regular stop!

SF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just had dinner on Saturday night and the scallops were delicious. Best meal I’ve had in a while. Can’t wait to go back soon .

EM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

When we entered the restaurant we were seated right away, and the 2 servers quickly got us some water an opened our wine. While we were enjoying appetizers, one of the servers came over and shushed us. Our group was laughing, but not saying or doing anything inappropriate. Another table kept giving us the evil eye from across the room and their server came over to our table and asked us to be quite. Our server was very embarrassed by this, but this did not leave us with a good impression and ruined the rest of the dinner. None of us will be returning. I highly suggest that if you want to enjoy your dinner with good conversation that you go somewhere else.

p
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very cozy and friendly place. Food was good, but pricey. Service could be faster. It was a big birthday party that day, so it was extremely noisy. I will try ones again.

CW
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely BYOB spot in Newtown with consistently great food and service.

KB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good food, but limited menu (especially appetizers).

T
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent and so was food. It was all fresh and delicious!

d
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The chicken Florentino is delicious and is also a huge serving with a very generous potion of side vegetables and mashed potatoes. Stop by Triple Spirits down the block for a cocktail before or after dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This place is nothing special. Chairs are ripped and service is ehhh.

DF
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Far too noisy and food just ok

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was exceptional, and the service was even more amazing. Anything on the menu can be customized to whatever you want, and the chef cooks exactly what you ordered, and even beyond the quality you would expect. Great restaurant, and one that once you visit it once, it will be one that you will be going back to!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was excellent also.

DQ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Eggplant parm..... that's what you need to know!!!👍😊

l
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dined on a Thursday night when there were only 2 other couples in the restaurant, so can't confirm complaints about noise or crowdedness as reported by others. Service was great. Waitress was friendly and attentive. We had a great meal - mussels alla pomarola appetizer was excellent. Mussels were fresh and in a light, very flavorful tomato sauce, too good to be wasted so used bread to sop up every morsel. Also recommend the Chicken Florentino. Will definitely be going back.

M
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It's gotten really loud in the confined space, and the waitress that we had, who must have been new, was completely ignorant as to how to serve, handing hot dishes, etc. across the table for us to pass instead of walking over to the other side of the table and placing them in front of the patron. Their pastas are good, but their sauces over meat dishes are too heavy.

FD
London
20 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Florentino’s’s never disappoints. Food is the message here and it’s fine Italian. The chef specializes in fish and this is apparent on the extensive menu.
Wait service completely knowledgeable and helpful, friendly. Can be quite busy on weekends, reserve. Lunch or dinner-either is enjoyable. Parking always has been easy for us on the street, or around in back. BYOB
And we live six minutes away!

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Florentino’s regularly when we lived in the area and now we return for special occasions. We are always glad we did. It does cost $3 plus, but the garlic wheat bread is worth it. If you like ice cream, a stop a few shops down at the Zebra Striped Whale Cafe is a must after dinner. The location in downtown, historic Newtown Borough is fantastic. Ask for a table by the window by the street. It has the feel of being in a quaint village in a city.

KB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The lasagna and eggplant parm are the best things there.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was very good. Unfortunately, my wife found a paper piece of an old menu in her platter. Also , we were promised additional bread several times but it didn’t show up until after my wife and I finished our meals. Prices were reasonable.It was a non-memorable meal and there are better options in Newtown for Italian fare