great meal at popolino!
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.
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.
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.