Without Italian restaurants, romantic dinner dates would be held at sandwich shops, where couples would accidentally kiss after nibbling opposite ends of the same hoagie. Let spaghetti strands bring you together with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for $45 worth of Italian cuisine for dinner
- $12 for $25 worth of Italian cuisine for lunch
The dinner menu highlights baked lasagna ($14.50), sausage with peppers ($14.95), two broiled pork chops ($18), and shrimp scampi over spaghetti ($20). Lunchtime meals include caesar salad with grilled chicken breast ($8.95), spaghetti and clams in red or white sauce ($8.25), and sausage scallopine sandwiches ($8.50).
Ralph's Italian Restaurant
Less than seven years after stepping off the boat at Ellis Island, Francesco and Catherine Dispigno achieved their American dream of opening an Italian restaurant that their neighbors could enjoy. Over the course of the next 114 years, five generations of the Dispigno family would make Ralph’s Italian Restaurant their second home, entertaining such notables as Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, and Theodore Roosevelt. Today it stands as the country's oldest Italian restaurant and is run by the 4th and 5th generations of its founding family. The winner for Best Italian on the Philly Hot List in 2012 and 2013—Ralph's maintains its connection to history by serving up classics such as linguine pescatore and veal parm amid walls lined with vintage photographs and murals of Italian landmarks. With a nod to the eatery's family focus, the extensive selection of international wines includes Grandmom and Grandpop’s Private Stash, a selection of reserve vintages accessible only by top-secret cheek pinch.