Lansdowne Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Lansdowne

April 14, 2018 Roger Rusk

Lansdowne is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States located 6 miles (10 km) southwest of the City Center of Philadelphia. It was named for the Marquess of Lansdowne. As of the 2010 census the borough had a population of 10,620.
Things to do in Lansdowne

1. Original Clam Tavern

339 E Broadway Ave, Clifton Heights, PA 19018-1725 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Seafood Dinner +1 610-623-5070
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Original Clam Tavern

Reviewed By Famontherun - Bel Air, Md

We were leaving the Philly airport heading home after a 3 week vacation out west. Our son picked us up and everyone was hungry and we were tired of meat! A flew clicks on the phone led us to the wonderful restaurant. It appears to be a local neighborhood spot; on the small side. Easy on the street parking. We shared the baked clams appetizer: tender, whole and well seasoned. Our diners had fried shrimp, a swordfish special and salmon, along with a few beers. I highly recommend the pasta with the white wine garlic sauce as your side....delicious!!! The food was all excellent as was the service. The restaurant has a warm, community feel with what looked like "regulars" chatting at the bar. Despite the hometown feel, this place is not inexpensive...we felt it was worth it. Too bad we do not live closer or we would be "regulars" at this terrific spot.

2. The Avenue Delicatessen

27 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050-2205 Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Italian, International, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 24 +1 610-622-3354
Excellent
51%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

The Avenue Delicatessen

An Italian-Jewish Delicatessen in the heart of beautiful Lansdowne, PA, just minutes from Philadelphia. Our food is made with love from all natural and local ingredients whenever possible. Chef Laura Frangiosa has been cooking since she was two years old and her mother propped her up on the counter with a bowl of scraps to help with dinner. Instead of watching cartoons, she watched cooking shows on Saturday mornings, and she was serving up dinners and special events to friends and family by her teens. With an Italian lineage and formative years spent up on the Main Line of Philadelphia's suburbs-a long standing bastion of Jewish delis-cooking is literally in her blood. She brings these years of experience, knowledge, and the joy of feeding people to The Avenue Delicatessen. Over the years she has experienced all facets of the food service industry. From catering at large and small scale, to fine dining service, to sales in the seafood and bread fields, and time at the acclaimed Bistrot La Minette in South Philadelphia, Laura has a deep and fundamental understanding of how to make people happy with her food. Recently she has served as chef in residence at Audrey Claire's COOK, a demonstration kitchen in Rittenhouse Square where she cooked her own brand of Italian-Jewish food as well as custom menus for some of the city's most discriminating diners. At The Avenue Delicatessen, Laura combines her authentic homestyle Italian food with a Jewish bent, bringing together the two great American deli traditions. Any given day you'll find her lighting up the dining room with her charm and smile, or working the line churning out favorites like her signature Jewish Wedding Soup, Reuben Arancini, cheesecake, and more.

Reviewed By rose762016 - Lansdowne, Pennsylvania

The Avenue Deli has consistently delicious food, and they serve breakfast until 3 pm! Everything is fresh and delicious. They buy from the local farmers market. Waitstaff is great. Chef is better. You'll probably run into your neighbors ; )

3. Pica's Restaurant

7803 W Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082-1419 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 28 - SGD 39 +1 610-789-7770
Excellent
50%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 149 reviews

Pica's Restaurant

Reviewed By jim d - Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Pica's pizza is unique and fantastic! Not especially thin and not brick oven, Pica's has a conveyor belt type oven that cranks out delicious pizza. The full menu offers many, many other options including many Italian specific dinners. There are specials on weekdays. We are BIG FANS of Pica's!

4. The Icery

23 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050-2254 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating Italian SGD 10 +1 484-466-6332
Excellent
79%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 19 reviews

The Icery

Located in the heart of Lansdowne (PA), THE ICERY specializes in artisan GELATO & hand-churned ITALIAN WATER ICE with an extended menu in other mouth-watering frozen delights.

Reviewed By Paul W - Wynnewood

Had a hankering for an ice-creamy treat on a warm early summer night and stopped by this little shop in Lansdowne. Really good gelato - similar to the gelato we had during our trip to Rome and Florence. Interesting flavors. Caramel pear mascarpone and banana and thyme were out favorites. Friendly staff, bright, cheery store.

5. The Painted Tea Cup

220 S State Rd, Upper Darby, PA 19082-2908 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Brunch +1 610-352-2334
Excellent
85%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 33 reviews

The Painted Tea Cup

Reviewed By Christine S - Wilmington, Delaware

The Painted Tea Cup is a quaint place with friendly staff and great service. The variety of teas is extensive! The food was delicious and very filling. We weren't given a food menu so the menu for afternoon tea was a surprise. The Rose tea with dessert was amazing. It smelled like a bouquet of roses.

6. Leo's Steak Shop

1403 Chester Pike, Ste 1, Folcroft, PA 19032-1002 Takeout American, Delicatessen Lunch, Dinner +1 610-586-1199
Excellent
79%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 70 reviews

Leo's Steak Shop

Reviewed By LMTMAN - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Been going by to Leo's for decades and every time their cheesesteaks and burgers are awesome. Never been disappointed. By far the BEST cheesesteak in the Philly region. The large is pricey but it's your call to spend more $$ and upgrade from a regular. Wish they'd offer coupons.

7. Bernie's Pretzel Bakery

500 E Providence Rd, Aldan, PA 19018-4315 Takeout Fast Food +1 610-259-9193
Excellent
82%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 16 reviews

Reviewed By Dencrstlady - Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania

I grew up buying pretzels for recess in school for a nickel and Bernie's takes me to "Memory Lane" when I have a "Bernie Pretzel". I enjoy them warm and dipping them in cheese OR CHOCOLATE gives new meaning to "YUMMY".

8. Ristorante Pesto

1915 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2216 Parking Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 28 - SGD 39 +1 215-336-8380
Excellent
91%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Ristorante Pesto

Giovanni and Concetta Varallo are honored to welcome you to RISTORANTE PESTO. Our meals are prepared in the finest Authentic Italian Tradition, using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients available. Chef Giovanni Varallo's and Chef Maria Varallo-Facenda's care, dedication and attention to detail transform every dish into a work of art. We hope your stay with us is a "Dining Experience."

Reviewed By Brian F - Albany

We had dinner here on a Tuesday night and good thing we made reservations as they were very busy. We were warmly greeted by the owner/hostess and seated on arrival. We started with the portobello mushrooms with melted cheeses and rose sauce. Unique and very good. Bread was also brought to the table. Butter and Olive oil - but no balsamic vinegar. We also had bruschetta, antipasto, and marinated carrots. My wife had the special - lobster and seafood with cavatelli pasta in a rose sauce and I had the Vitello Mare e Monti, veal medallions with jumbo shrimp, prosciutto with cheese and a mushroom demiglasse. Everything was great, timed well and the service was very good. A real bonus was being able to bring our own wine which they allow and do not charge a corkage fee. This makes for a great meal at a very reasonable total cost. My wife appreciated they left the small bowl of parmigiana-reggiano cheese on the table when the main courses were served. We shared a chocolate lovers cake for dessert that was very good. Overall this was a great dinner in a warm atmosphere at very good prices.

9. My Old Place Bakery

201 Shadeland Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050-1325 +1 610-259-4000
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 6 reviews

My Old Place Bakery

Reviewed By John C - Lansdowne, Pennsylvania

I sometimes visit for their great cinnamon buns but have also purchased other items. Everything is fresh baked daily except Monday and Tuesday. It is family owned and their care shows in the quality of their finished goods.

10. Brick and Brew

2138 Darby Rd, Havertown, PA 19083-2306 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 484-455-7250
Excellent
52%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 132 reviews

Brick and Brew

Reviewed By HMCHUGH430 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Not your average menu here, first of all a brick oven with grilled food and pizza coming out if the wood burning fire oven. Smokey flavors , with great ingredients make the food outstanding. Nice cocktail menu with really intelligent bar staff, and a good selection og beer

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