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 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.