Serpico - Philadelphia

4.8
1417 reviews
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Serpico is a collaboration between James Beard award-winning chef Peter Serpico and restaurateur Stephen Starr. Located on South Street, the 60-seater will have a true neighborhood feel, with cozy booths, counter seating and a small bar at which the full menu will be available.

Serving dinner only, the cuisine is ingredient-driven offering a seasonally evolving menu of playful yet familiar takes on global fare. A small hand-picked list of food-friendly wines will perfectly complement the menu and a quality cocktail program will focus on boutique spirits.
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent restaurant, one of the best I have tried lately. The scallops were delicious, the yellow tail was excellent too, we had the Asian eggplant (superbly done), shiitake mushrooms In a delicious sauce. and aged beef carpaccio, all dishes were very original and complex. I was there celebrating my wedding anniversary and they were so kind as to give us delicious cookies and a bit of bubbly to toast, a fenomenal experience

VB
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was fabulous from start to finish. Every element was a delight. The ingredients were fresh, the flavors bright. Service is impeccable without being fussy.

LS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the drinks, service and food were top-notch. A great deal of technique and care goes into the dishes, but it never feels fussy or that the techniques and tricks are more important than the flavors they create.

MJ
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 1

Uncomfortable chairs, tables placed too close to each other

CW
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with out of town friends.

K
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Not a huge fan of unoaked chardonnay, but the one on the wine list was interesting! The food was so creatively delicious, I truly enjoyed all of the diverse flavors. Must get the raw scallops, and the hamachi tartare, and deep fried duck. Dessert was worth every single bite, even after over indulging on the meal! As a person who is not a huge fan of dessert because most places make it too sweet, I cannot recommend their dessert enough!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Serpico is Philadelphia’s best restaurant!

K
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The duck with hoisin sauce was fantastic. We had 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, 1 dessert. All were perfectly delicious. The service was also exceptional.

M
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb meal- we enjoyed every mouthful!

R
Kansas City
40 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Still one of the best restaurants in Phila. Classic dishes, new experiments. Desserts could be better/more imaginative.

KA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food! Some items seemed overpriced, but I’d definitely return. Great date spot!

SR
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lopi is awesome and great Philly ambassador. Thanks!

n
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Inventive, delicious dishes from start to finish.

OT
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We’ve eaten here for years - compared to previous visits, a disappointing meal, especially the mains. Used to be one of our favorite restaurants in Philly. No longer.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent time: the food was delicious and surprising, the service was impeccable. I can’t wait to go back and take friends and family.

A
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fully lived up to its reputation as one of the best, most innovative restaurants in Philadelphia. Great service, excellent wines by the glass, fun to watch the team of chefs and sous-chefs while sitting at the counter

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food is extremely eclectic. Would be helpful if there was 1-3 more normal items available for those without an adventurous taste.

JM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Overpriced and a surly, pretentious waiter. You would have thought it had five Michelin stars.

BM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Knowledgeable and accommodating wait staff made for an excellent date night. Ate at the chef's counter so it was entertaining watching the food be prepared. The Floral cocktail was excellent and so the was apple cake dessert.

KO
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding and unique dishes with seasonal twists. Highly recommend.

S
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience ! The food is amazing and the service excellent. You can feel the quality of the training of the staff.

HG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall an excellent experience. The entrees were outstanding, and the deep fried duck leg and eggplant {appetizers? small plates?} were excellent also. The ceviche and hamachi tartare were good but not great. A bit disappointed in the cocktail and wine offerings. Great service, and priced as you would expect.

K
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Fun night out. A bit pricey for Philly, but I suppose they need to pay for all of the staff in the kitchen!

L
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful, friendly service and delicious, innovative dishes. It was quite expensive though.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the scallops!

KN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in Philadelphia !! It's truly a dining experience the staff is all wonderful but we especially love Michael we always ask for him as our waiter. If you've never gone this is a must on your list!!

AA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and outstanding service!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best decision you could make! Food and service was excellent!

a
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good, but the pricing seemed very high for the amount of food. Good service and adventurous eating.

T
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The presentation was gorgeous! A foodie's dream experience! Very unique flavor pairings ... we all enjoyed the dishes we chose and shared.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were spectacular. Wine markup was significant but wine was delicious.

AQ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We celebrated my husband’s birthday. We loved the food soo much!! The ambiance was just right. I guess I expected more from the chef’s table.. but we were seated by the plates area, and not really in front of the chef’s preparation area, so couldn’t see much. I think a regular table is preferable next time. Service was slower than expected, but I didn’t mind, coz the food was worth the wait!! They were accommodating to my request of keeping my infant beside us at the chef’s table 😊
Overall a great dining experience!!

g
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top three restaurants in philly

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I have ever had in Philadelphia. Wonderful service, most unique dishes I have experienced. I will absolutely be back

EW
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second meal at Serpico and it was practically perfect in every way. The staff are well versed in menu items and offered suggestions and options for sharing several dishes, they work together to make the service experience impeccable. Every food item was a delight, innovative and delicious without being too crazy - my 15 year old tried everything we ordered and she's a meat/potatoes kid. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish.

RE
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing... service... food.

DG
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is very well done here. It's worth coming to this place and dealing with the noise and cramped tables. The drinks were pretty good, too.

m
New York Area
217 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Interesting and creative menu, excellent service, rather noisy.

HO
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really great night at Serpico. The menu is creative and diverse. I was worried that we needed to find some “theme” to unite the choices we made but we ended up just ordering what we wanted, and it worked out GREAT! The service was spot on, in particular they made us feel welcome and never made us feel rushed even as we approved 2.5 hours. But, not to get off track, the most important reason we were there was the food and it was fantastic. Every dish was above average, and multiple were simply revelatory. Texture, flavor, presentation and uncommon juxtaposition of ingredients balance perfectly. Thanks for a special night!!!!

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