Classic Italian Dishes Ralph’s Italian Restaurant

Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaRalph’s Italian Restaurant, located at 760 S 9th Street, is an iconic Philadelphia institution in the Italian market, operating for over 100 years. It is considered the oldest Italian restaurant in the country.


Ralph’s Italian Restaurant

Ralph’s is owned and operated by the fourth and fifth generations of the Dispigno/Rubino family. JB the General Manager greeted us, seated us and took a picture with Realtor Dana Friedman and myself. Several celebrities have walked through Ralph’s door, including Frank Sinatra, Taylor Swift and President Joe Biden.








Last night, real estate agent Dana Friedman and I flanked Neketta Dean and her family Gabrielle Huff, Lakaria Lambert, and Brooklyn Dean, in that order to my right. We had lots of laughs (the peanut butter and jelly are now a private joke) while dining on old fashioned ginormous meatballs with ricotta and “sauce”, gnocchi in a blush sauce, eggplant parmigiana.

Even though everyone enjoyed their dinner, the piece de resistance was the special I ordered. Black squid ink Lobster ravioli with prawns in a cream sauce. For dessert I had the refreshing Tartufo – I think collectively we ordered all the desserts on the menu. Dinner and company were perfect!









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Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard – Your Main Realtor AKA The Hat Lady and Mainline Socialite.


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