Tre Scalini

Taking the heart of Italy into their food, Tre Scalini features numerous fish and other antipasta dinners to entice their patrons. Easily located by the green overhangs that contrast the red brick wall, Tre Scalini brings Italy home to Philadelphia. Chef Franca DiRenzo creates everything from scratch in the back of her kitchen where she is constantly busy. Patrons can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with a wide variety of menu items, from pasta dishes to more American ideals with Italian flavors added. The staff are very personable and try to treat you as if you were a guest in their own home.



Restaurant Info

  • Address: 1915 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19148
  • Cross Street: Mifflin Street
  • Location: South Philadelphia | East Passyunk Crossing
  • Cuisine: Italian |
  • Cost: $$ | Inexpensive | $25 - $50
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Unknown
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking:
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Staff:
  • Phone: (215) 551-3870

Business Hours

Main Dining Room | Dinner 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.


  • BYOB


  • Child Friendly
  • Romantic Dining
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion


F.A.Q. - Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, in fact the restaurant is BYOB so they do not serve any alcohol. Whatever alcohol that you wish to drink, you must bring it with you to the restaurant.


Restaurant Address: 1915 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19148

User Reviews

Black Pasta  

My friends and I went to Tre Scalini on Tuesday night, party in full swing. Manager still found time to make us feel special. The Chef totally outdid herself. I've never had Black Pasta before, but one friend advised to try it, if you like squid. I'm not a fan---but, the pasta came out hot, seasoned perfect, shrimp and lump crab meat was delicious. I even had half to take home and ate for lunch! Perfect restaurant for parties and intimate enough for two! Great, Great, Great! I wish I knew more Italian for perfect! Please try this restaurant and soon! Priced perfect!

Tre Scalini  

I recommended that we try your restaurant. There was 7 women in our party and they all rated Tre Scalini a 10. I was happy that I was the one to recommend it. We dine out often so it is nice to pick a winner. thanks again

South Philly Gem  

Nestled in South Philadlephia on Passayunk Avenue this restaurant was a delight! The food was fabulous and everything tasted fresh and delicious. Loving the fact that it is a BYOB. The prices were reasonable and my friends and I had a wonderful time. Can't wait to go back!


Can't wait to return and enjoy the wonderful food!

Excellent food!  

We have eaten at Tre Scalini twice and the food and service was excellent on both occasions. The menu is extensive, the quality of the food is outstanding, the wait staff is excellent and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. I highly recommend Tre Scalini if you want fine, authentic Italian food. Week nights are much quieter, but oputting up with noise well worth it for the quality for the food!


Outstanding food

EXcellent food and family atmosphere  

My husband and I tried Tre Scalini for the first time and absolutely loved it. The food was excellent and the staff was extremely friendly, helpful and professional. It is a family owned business they certainly made us feel like family. I highly recommend this restaurant. We will definitely go back. We are always looking for a go-to BYO in South Philly and we found it. We may never go anywhere else!

Tre Scalini Review  

Uncomfortably Loud  

A good food value and fun experience on Passyunk Avenue is overwhelmed by the lack of acoustic control in the crowded space. Service seemed indifferent, too.

Poor service!  

Food ok. Service was very very poor. Hostess was not helpful at all. Valet parking that is advertised is a joke!