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Welcome to
Palizzi Social Club
Since openings our doors in 1918, we have been a place for members to relax over a cocktail and delicious Italian food among friends, nestled in a typical South Philly rowhome. Today, third-generation owner and president Joey Baldino is proud to carry on his family’s legacy.

History

History of Palizzi

A century ago, South Philly was home to a host of Italian social clubs, many limited to members of Italian descent, and some so exclusive that Italians from only one region of the “Old Country” could join. Social clubs were where everything happened: from anniversaries to funerals and business deals to celebrations.

When it was founded in 1918, membership at Palizzi Social Club was limited to expats from the town of Vasto, and the club took its name from the town’s most famous resident, painter Filippo Palizzi. Over the years, Palizzi expanded its membership to include owner Joey Baldino’s family, who were related to the original owners. A lifelong South Philly resident, Joey earned national acclaim for his enduringly popular Sicilian-inspired Collingswood, NJ BYOB, Zeppoli, and is proud to make his homecoming as president of Palizzi Social Club, a tradition he hopes to keep in his family.

Menu

Food & Cocktails

House Rules

House Rules
Thursday through Sunday, 6 p.m. until late night
Fridays and Saturdays until 3 a.m.
Members Only | Cash Only
No loud obnoxious behavior.
Proper attire required.
Gentlemen must remove hats, and no sneakers, flip-flops or sweatpants are allowed.
Do not linger outside the front stoop.
Smokers can use the backyard.
What happens at Palizzi stays at Palizzi.
No pictures or excessive cell phone use.
No blogging, reviewing, or tagging on social media.
Each member may bring three (3) non-members.
If you wouldn’t bring them to your mom’s house, don’t bring them here.
A membership does not guarantee entry.
Please have patience when we are at capacity.
Exit briskly and silently.
Our neighbors are sleeping next door.
Eat a lot, drink more, and mostly: be social.
OUR RULES EXIST FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL OUR MEMBERS; WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DENY OR REVOKE MEMBERSHIP FOR REFUSAL TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THE ABOVE.

Membership

Become a member
Admittance to Palizzi Social Club is members only; membership is available for a yearly nominal fee, and includes entry for the member and up to three (3) guests per visit. Availability will be based on demand, but anyone over 21 is encouraged to apply. The club is cash only, and does not feature a doorknob or a phone; instead, a doorman welcomes you and confirms your membership status, to keep the intimate space comfortably full at all times. Prospective members are encouraged to seek a referral from an existing member to support their application where possible.

Dues: $20

10 memberships available at the door nightly

Thanks for your overwhelming interest! Due to the high demand for Palizzi Memberships, the society has ceased all membership activities, via our website, until further notice. Stay tuned... We will keep you posted and hope to open up more memberships very soon.

For those of you who have purchased memberships, your cards are ready and available for pick up only at our front door during normal business hours.

Thank you,
The Assembly