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PRIVATE DINING

Be a part of Philadelphia's history when you host your special event at Cicala Restaurant.

 

 Enjoy classic, southern Italian cuisine in our lavish dining room featuring an antique bar handcrafted in Italy, seven sparkling chandeliers, and plush velvet booths, housed inside the historic Divine Lorraine Hotel.  

 

Our dining room has been home to many special occasions throughout the building's history since its construction in 1892, and was considered one of the most elegant hotels in Philadelphia in its heyday. After a full renovation of the dining room in 2018, when we were able to preserve the original brick exposed walls, hardwood floors, beams and windows, we now offer one of the most luxurious dining experiences in this historic space, once again. 

 

No matter the occasion, our attentive and experienced staff will ensure your event will be  

perfectly tailored to your vision from start to finish. 

LARGE PARTIES

A variety of options are available to suit parties large and small, including cocktail hours and 3 or 4-course dinners, to more casual family-style dining and outdoor pizza events. Some private dining options require a food beverage minimum.   Please inquire for details. 

 

LARGE PARTIES (MAIN DINING ROOM)

Parties over 45 guests require a buyout of the restaurant. We can host up to 60 guests for seated dinners in our main dining room.   (Up to 100 with rental of additional tables and chairs.)

COCKTAIL PARTIES

A cocktail hour can be added to any private dinner. 

Our bar area or lobby of the Divine Lorraine Hotel is also available to host a cocktail party. 

We can accommodate 100 guests for stand up cocktail parties in our dining room or outside patio.

FULL BUY OUT  

The entire property is exclusively yours to enjoy, including the 

entire main dining room, bar area, and outdoor patio.  Food and beverage minimums apply for full buyouts. Please inquire for details.

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INTIMATE GATHERINGS 

11 to 30 guests 

Parties of this size can be seated indoors or outdoors, and require a predetermined menu.  See party menus here.

 

30 to 45 guests 

Use of the south side of our main dining room, separated by curtains, allowing for a semi-private event. A perfect option for an elegant banquet-style seated dinner or cocktail party.  (Also requires a predetermined menu. )

 

COCKTAIL PARTIES

A 1 or 2 hour cocktail party can be added onto any group reservation if followed by a seated dinner.

 

Host a cocktail party in our bar area or lobby of the Divine Lorraine Hotel. (Additional rental fee applies for hotel lobby rental.)

 

Build your party with a choice of passed hors d'oeuvres, specialty stations of salumi, a raw bar, roasted porchetta, pasta station and more.  

Cannoli, spritz, amari, and cello bars add an extra touch to wind down the evening. 

OUTSIDE PATIO

Up to 50 guests for seated events and 100 for stand up parties.

 

Our gated outdoor patio featuring a Neapolitan wood-fired oven, is available for both seated dinner and cocktail events, as well as a Private Neapolitan Pizza Party  for a more casual event.  

The patio is available seasonally. Please inquire for 2022 dates.

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WINE TASTINGS & CLASSES

10 to 25 guests

Perfect for any small group event. A great way to elevate a 

bachelor/bachelorette party, corporate break, or celebrate a promotion. Choose a wine tastings of 4 or 6 wines, paired with

light fare.  

 

 

 

AMARO TASTINGS

10 to 25 guests

Our amaro collection is one of the largest in the city, with many rare bottles in house. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd level tastings available.

Please inquire for details. 

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CHEF'S TABLE

AT CICALA

PLEASE NOTE WE WILL RESUME ACCEPTING CHEF'S TABLE REQUESTS STARTING IN SEPTEMBER 2022.

Our chef’s table is an exciting dining experience located directly inside the heartbeat of our kitchen for 2 people, or for parties of up to 6  in our main dining room or on our outside patio.  Enjoy Chef Cicala’s 6-course tasting menu. Wine pairing available for additional fee. 

 

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To book a private party or special event please contact us by completing an event inquiry here: