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The first time we made the trip to Adelina’s in Chestnut Hill, we heard someone say, “this restaurant feels like it’s in Center City.” While we know that can’t be true because the Italian spot has a free parking lot, it does have the polished dining room and upscale chandeliers that we’re used to seeing on Walnut Street. With long booths–especially the one in front of the large garden wall–it's a great vibrant group dinner spot when you’re in the mood for plates of pasta, whole fish, and a smooth mascarpone cheesecake that’s literally made by the owner’s grandmother. Drenched in a sweet glaze, this dessert (and everything else about the restaurant) fits right into the nostalgic cobblestones and charm of the garden district.

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