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great meal at popolino!

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css May 6, 2013 07:02 AM

4 of us went to Popolino last evening and had a great meal. It was quiet and we had wonderful service. We all got the touristo menu-4 courses for $40. Tons of choices, nothing was restricted and all thought it was plenty of food. Everything was delicious; highlights were the steak, lamb chops, pastas and fried cheese bread (sorry forgot name) . Will def return.

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    dmele426 Dec 30, 2013 07:20 PM

    I was dissapointed. Food consistency was not existant. 7 ppl dining and although some of us at the table I ordered the same thing the portions, plating and seasonings were all inconsistent. The main course seemed to lack flavor. Desserts were rather boring and all thrown in a large plate to be shared at the table. I have to say previously I visited Modo mio and the experience was far better and the pre fix was $35. I will not be going back for look warm food that was either salty or tasteless.

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      barryg Dec 30, 2013 08:19 PM

      When did you go? It's been closed every time I have gone by since at least the summer.

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        cwdonald Dec 30, 2013 08:24 PM

        Barryg.. did McAndrews close the place for the summer and then reopen it sometime after labor day? I have not been there since the reviews were mixed at best.

        http://www.zagat.com/b/philadelphia/p...

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          barryg Dec 30, 2013 09:38 PM

          It's on my way home so I went by during regular dinner hours often. It closed for the summer, then never reopened--except one night I did see it open with a sign saying "we are open." Next day, closed again. I haven't been by in a couple weeks.

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            BelgianBeerMistress Jan 3, 2014 11:43 AM

            I was just there for NYE. It is open, but only for the weekend I believe. It was delicious and very nice service too. We all had a great time.

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      arepo May 6, 2013 08:33 AM

      I agree.
      I don't know why it is that there are more than its share of naysayers on this site about Popolino.
      I found my experience a positive one too -- maybe not one of the top Italian restaurants in Philly but certainly an alternative for a change.
      I liked their help-yourself antipasto. It is also a nice touch to be a BYOB.

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