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Center CityWashington Square West
Messina Social Club is a members-only restaurant making some of the most innovative food in South Philly.
Alison B. KesslerJanuary 26, 2023
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Just off South Street, Redcrest Kitchen has a modern American menu of seasonal vegetables and Italian-leaning dishes that are ideal for a casual weeknight meal.
Candis R. McLeanJanuary 17, 2023
Carbon Copy is a West Philly winery and brewery with wood-fired pizzas, pastas, and vegetable-heavy small plates. It's ideal for a casual dinner with good beer with some friends.
Prunella in Midtown Village is an Italian restaurant with unforgettable pizza, pasta, and small plates. It has a large outdoor setup where you can people-watch while sipping on some natural wines.
Candis R. McLeanJanuary 5, 2023
Italian MarketSouth Philly
Paesano's Philly Style is an iconic sandwich shop in the Italian Market with great hoagies, antipasti, and pasta.
Alison B. KesslerDecember 9, 2022
Luna BYOB is an Italian restaurant in Rittenhouse with fantastic pasta and seafood.
Alison B. KesslerNovember 18, 2022
Tulip Pasta & Wine Bar is an Italian restaurant in Fishtown, serving small plates, incredible pasta, and wine from Wayvine Vineyards.
Alison B. KesslerNovember 15, 2022
Fiore Rosso is an upscale steakhouse in Bryn Mawr from Chef Marc Vetri.
Alison B. KesslerOctober 6, 2022
Adelinas is an underwhelming Italian spot in Chestnut Hill serving up plates of pasta, whole fish, and a large natural wine list.
Candis R. McLeanAugust 26, 2022
Ambrosia Ristorante is a casual Center City Italian BYOB where you can eat bowls of mussels in a saffron broth, and mushroom risotto with a large group of friends or a casual date.
Candis R. McLeanJuly 13, 2022
Positano Coast is one of the best spots in Old City to spend a birthday or any special occasions drinking good wine and eating great Italian food.
Candis R. McLeanJuly 7, 2022
Society Hill’s Pizzeria Stella not only has some tasty pies, but a few other things you should go for on a casual weeknight like their pasta and small plates.
Candis R. McLeanJune 17, 2022
Fiorella is a pasta bar in Bella Vista that’s great for birthday dinners and date night.
Candis R. McLeanMay 4, 2022
Vetri in Washington Square West is expensive, completely over the top, and the best restaurant in Philadelphia.
Res Ipsa in Rittenhouse is a casual cafe during the day, but turns into a full-service Italian restaurant at night that’s perfect for a date.
Written bySydney McElwee
Zeppoli is an Italian BYOB in Collingswood that’s worth leaving the city for.
Barbuzzo is a great place to escape Center City for a low-key date, or any other time you want some charcuterie and pasta.
Jordan PriceJanuary 14, 2022
The Center City location of Davio’s is the original one, and it’s a mix between a fancy Italian restaurant and a kitschy steakhouse.
Sydney McElweeJanuary 14, 2022