|About||As of May 22nd 2012, Ralph's is the oldest Italian restaurant in the country!|
|Restaurant specialties||Dinner, Drinks, Lunch|
|Restaurant services||Groups, Reserve, Waiter, Walkins|
Ralph's is owned and operated by the fourth generation, of the Dispigno family insuring that you will receive the same great food and high quality service that has been a Ralph's tradition for over 100 years! With help from the fifth and sixth generations, Ralph's Italian Restaurant is the Oldest Family Owned Italian Restaurant in the country, making it a TRUE family restaurant.
President Theodore Roosevelt was but the first of a long line of celebrities Ralph's has been host to over the past 111 years. Located at our current address, 760 S. 9th Street, since 1915, we have hosted the likes of Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Lena Horne, Tony Bennett, Tom LaSorda, Joey Giardello, Rocky Marciano, Sergio Franci, Al Martino, Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Keaton, Heather Locklear, Dom DeLuise and countless others. Philadelphia luminaries from Connie Mack to Mayor Frank Rizzo have found Ralph's just the right place for dinner. More recently, star sports figures like Phillies past and present GMs Pat Gillick and Ruben Amaro Jr., Florida University football coach Urban Meyer, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa, NBA great Charles Barkley and Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada of the New York Yankees have stopped in for meals. In additon to athletes, Vice President Joe Biden has dined at Ralph's!
Ralph’s has been featured numerous times in Philadelphia’s Magazine’s annual “Best of Philly” issue, so much so that it has been inducted into the Best of Philly HALL OF FAME!
Other awards include:
2010 NBC Philadelphia
Golden Local Award for Best Italian Restaurant
The Best of Philadelphia as Voted by the Locals
2010 AOL City’s Best #1 Italian Restaurant
About.com #1 Italian Restaurant in Philadelphia
2007 1st Place
2008 Top 5
2009 Top 5
Philly HOT LIST
2011 Italian (2nd place)
2010 Italian (6th place)
2009 talian (