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Delivering Authentic Italian Cuisine, Quality Service,
and Elegant Comfort Since 1993


Popi's is a family owned and operated Italian Restaurant located in South Philadelphia.

Its inception in 1993 was the creation of a brother-sister team with a dream of replicating tried and true recipes they could share with the neighborhood. Their goals were modest, but the value was soon evident and their reputation spread far and wide, combining quality food, friendly service and an atmosphere of elegant comfort.

Through the imagination, inspiration and entrepreneurial spirit of Nicholas Rucci Sr., it grew not only in size but also in the service offered.

 And now with the continuing efforts of his family, Popi’s continues to grow. What began as a family restaurant serving lunch and dinner in one dining room has increased to several dining rooms, a bar area and banquet rooms providing catering for all kinds of festivities. Popi’s offers free parking and a separate entrance to its banquet facility. Its ambiance has taken out the whole feeling of a typical Tuscan villa with tile floors, granite bar and earthy colors under soft lighting.


Popi’s combines international cuisine in a local, friendly atmosphere and promises to appeal to all tastes.

Popi’s is a work in progress. It is constantly being updated with state of the art equipment and decorations and its staff trains on a periodic basis to remain competitive with the food and industry. Service, quality of food, excellent ingredients and personal attention are still priority. Most of the clientele are repeat customers who are greeted like family members.


On any given night you might experience an evening of music or rubbing elbows with local athletes, journalists and sports announcers. It remains a stalwart of the area, catering to its customers every need whether it be a corporate meeting, family gathering or candlelit dinner for two. Popi’s is the perfect venue for any occasion.


Thank you,

Popi's Staff

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