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Bistro La Baia is a Center City Italian restaurant that’s small and dimly lit, with vintage paintings of Italy, and red draped curtains. A meal should start with mussels in a white wine sauce, and then you should focus on the pastas like linguine and clams, lobster ravioli, and doughy gnocchi pesto. The service is attentive, so you can count on the staff to save you if you’re struggling to open a bottle during a romantic date night.

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