Dante & Luigi’s Menu – Philadelphia, PA

Type : Italian restaurant

Location : Philadelphia, PA

Established in 1899, Dante & Luigi’s is one of the oldest existing Italian restaurants in the United States.

Situated in the heart of the Italian Market district, it was once the destination of Italian immigrants arriving in Philadelphia. Unable to speak English, they arrived on the docks with the name of the restaurant written on a scrap of paper and pinned to their lapels. They were given lodging in the upstairs rooms and work in the restaurant.
Dante & Luigi’s retains much of the same atmosphere as it had in the past. Housed in two converted town houses, the charm of yesterday still exists. The cuisine is a well-balanced mix of homemade, “Old World” specialties, along with delicious fresh seafood and exceptional daily specials.

Old-world Italian cuisine like red-sauce pasta & osso buco served in 2 converted townhouses. Based on 755 reviews, the restaurant has received a rating of 4.7 stars. Price $$$

✔️ Dine-in ✔️ Takeout ✔️ No delivery

Dante & Luigi's 19147

Address: 762 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Phone: (215) 922-9501

Website: http://www.danteandluigis.com/

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Wednesday 4–9:30 PM
Thursday 4–9:30 PM
Friday 4–10:30 PM
Saturday 4–10:30 PM
Sunday 4–9:30 PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday 4–9:30 PM


Main Menu

Antipasto Freddo
Italiano Antipasto
an assortment of imported meats, cheeses, olives & roasted peppers
Shrimp Cocktail
Marinated Artichoke Hearts Over Eggplant
Imported Prosciutto, Provolone & Sicilian Olives
Caprese Salad
plum tomatoes with fresh buffalo mozzarella & basil
Roasted Peppers
with provolone cheese or anchovies
Antipasto Caldo
Stuffed Portobello Mushroom with Crabmeat
Sauteed Chicken Livers
Stuffed Whole Calamari
stuffed with crabmeat & sauteed in a marinara seafood sauce
Fried Calamari
Sauteed Calamari
sauteed in a marinara seafood sauce
Steamed Mussels
prepared in a spicy marinara or bianco sauce
Steamed Clams
spicy marinara or bianco sauce
Eggplant Rollantini
batter dipped & stuffed with ricotta cheese
Eggplant Parmagiana
batter dipped, topped with mozzarella cheese & marinara sauce
Broccoli Rabe
sauteed in oil & garlic, available with sausage
Sauteed Escarole
Sauteed Spinach
Dante & Luigi’s Special Salad
romaine lettuce, provolone, salami, peppers & olives
Caesar Salad
Dinner Salad
romaine lettuce, tomatoes & olives
Zuppa Del Giorno
Choice of Spaghetti, Linguini, Penne, Rigatoni Or Capellini
available with italian gravy corona di ferro, marinara sauce, bolonaise sauce, italian sweet sausage, little neck clams in marinara or bianco sauce
Baked Lasagna
homemade wide noodles layered with a mixture of meats & cheeses, topped with italian gravy
Gnocchi Romano
homemade with ricotta & romano cheeses in a creamy rosetta sauce
Wide Ribbon Pasta
with jumbo lump crabmeat & sun dried tomatoes in a bianco sauce
Fettucini Filetto
sliced filet mignon, shitake mushrooms and sun dried tomato with italian gravy
Rigatoni Carbonara
classic preparation of cream, egg and cheese with peas, bacon & fresh tomato
Farfalli & Mushrooms
bow tie pasta with a trio of mushrooms in a basil cream sauce
Ziti with Broccoli Rabe & Sausage
sweet italian sausage & sauteed broccoli rabe with olive oil & garlic
Penne Alla Vodka
creamy rosetta vodka sauce with proscuitto, over penne
Fettuccini Alfredo
egg pasta with a creamy alfredo cheese sauce
Baked Manicotti
a light delicate homemade crepe, stuffed with ricotta & locatelli cheese & topped with italian gravy corona di ferro
jumbo ravioli with italian gravy corona di ferro
Perciatelli Genovese
veal bolonaise sauce with white wine & a touch of cream over thick tube shaped pasta
Dante & Luigi’s Signature Special
Pasta with Italian Gravy and Meatballs
Osso Buco
classic veal shank, braised with vegetables over saffron rice
Veal Rollantini
medallians of veal rolled & stuffed with spinach, prosciutto & buffalo mozzarella with a shitake mushroom demi glaze
Veal Catharine
medallions of veal with shrimp, lump crabmeat & fresh tomato in a bianco sauce
Veal Saltimbocca
medallions of veal with fresh sage, proscuitto, mushrooms & mozzarella cheese in a sherry sauce
Veal Sicilian
medallions of veal with hot or sweet peppers, sicilian olives, fresh tomato & capers
Veal Scallopini
medallions of veal with mushrooms, peppers & onions
Veal Parmigiana
tender veal cutlet topped with mozzaralla cheese & italian gravy
T-Bone Veal Chop
choice 20 oz. t-bone of veal available with mushrooms & onions
Chicken Cacciatori
sicilian style, bone in, with mushrooms, onions & peppers in a marinara sauce with red wine
Roasted 1/2 Chicken Abruzzi
bone in, oven roasted with artichoke hearts, onions, green olives, fresh herbs & white wine
Chicken Mellanzane
boneless breast of chicken topped with eggplant, sun dried tomatoes & mozzarella cheese in a bianco sauce
Chicken Sicilian
boneless breast of chicken with hot or sweet peppers, sicilian olives, fresh tomato & capers
Chicken Parmigiana
tender chicken cutlet topped with mozzarella cheese & italian gravy
Chicken Pillard
boneless breast of chicken, pan seared with olive oil & lemon topped with chopped romain salad
Seafood Cioppino
lobster tail, calamari, shrimp, mussels & clams over linguini, in a spicy marinara or bianco sauce
Stuffed Flounder
with crabmeat & whole shrimp in a lobster brandy sauce
Flounder Francaise with Shrimp
in a lemon, butter & white wine sauce
Baked Stuffed Shrimp with Crabmeat
with a lobster brandy sauce
Shrimp Marinara, Scampi Or Fradiavlo
sauteed shrimp with your choice of classic sauces, over linguini
Filet Dante
filet mignon with whole portobello mushroom, topped with jumbo lump crab cake, and a sherry demi glace
Filet Luigi
filet mignon topped with a 3 mushroom cognac cream sauce
Sweet Breads
traditional italian preparation with onions & mushrooms in a sherry wine demi glaze
Pork Chop Pizziola
8 oz. chop with onions, sicilian olives & capers with a touch of white wine & lite marinara sauce
Baby Calves Liver
pan seared with onions & bacon, a touch of butter, lemon & white wine
Pork Chop Milanese
8 oz. chop pounded thin, breaded & pan fried to a golden brown simply, classically delicious
Baked Stuffed Pork Chop
8 oz. chop stuffed with proscuitto, spinach & mozzarella cheese topped with mushroom demiglase
Twin Pork Chops
two 8 oz. chops, pan seared & served with rosemary, sage & thyme
Sausage Cacciatori
with mushrooms, peppers & onions in a white wine marinara sauce
Lamb Stew
classic lamb stew with peas, potatoes & carrots in a rich brown sherry
Ala Crate
Veal Bracciole
Meat Balls
Italian Sweet Sausage
Desserts – Homemade Daily In Our Kichen
Tira Misu
ours is a classic. lady fingers, mascarpone cheese, creamy egg custard, flavored with ameretto, espresso & kahlua
Italian Cream Cake with Rum
classic sponge cake layered with, vanilla cream, chocolate cream, whipped cream & flavored with galliano, rum, and topped with whipped cream
Ricotta Cheese Cake
this traditional italian recipe combines ricotta cheese and impastata cheese, flavored with amaretto and lemon zest
Ricotta Canoli with Chocolate Chips
ricotta cheese is highlighted with chocolate chips and frangelica liqueur
traditional italian, triple flavored ice cream
Chocolate Ice Cream
a classic
Desserts – Hand- Dipped Ice Creams
Milk Chocolate Gelato
Vanilla Gelato
Vanilla Chocolate Chip Gelato
vanilla & chocolate ice cream topped with a hard chocolate shell

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Sierra Ann Sparrow
Dante and Luigi’s is a Philly staple- Italian cooking that tastes like it came right from my grandmother’s kitchen. I am always hesitant to give less than a 5-star rating to businesses, especially in the world we are living in, but I was disappointed in the experience I had with the hostess who was abrupt and asked for vaccine cards from my party of 5 who were properly masked. We willingly followed the restaurant policy as posted on their website and the signage that was hanging in the facility. She proceeded to do this to every party that walked in. The food, the ambiance, service by Victor and help-staff, and the attentiveness from the General Manager made up for the poor welcome I received at the front end. I will be back!

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