You might not think a wine bar that’s above a grocery store would be a great spot. But Alimentari, which takes up the top floor of Di Bruno Bros in Center City, isn’t like the beer halls you’ll find inside of Whole Foods or Giant. It’s a real restaurant with many different types of charcuterie boards and a wine list that uses descriptions like “weirdly fantastic” and “best buds with pizza” to describe their options. While the focus is on wine and charcuterie, there are also some excellent small plates and square Roman pizza slices here that you should add on to your order. It’s essentially like having friends over for wine and cheese but getting someone else to do all the work and not having to do the dishes afterward.
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