There are plenty of old school red sauce places in South Philly, but L’Angolo is one of the best. They take reservations, which is a huge advantage, and with a few separate rooms in the back, they don’t mind if you bring a group and enough wine to have a good time. Plus, their menu is full of fresh pasta and seafood dishes that are easily big enough to share. For a little bit of both, get the spaghetti scoglio.
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It might not be the best cheesesteak in the city, but Tony Luke’s does have one of the better ones.
Pho Ha Saigon
Pho Ha Saigon is a very large, very casual Vietnamese spot in South Philly, right by the stadiums.
Pastificio in South Philly is part market and part deli with really good Italian hoagies.
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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.
If you’re looking for some good Neapolitan-style pizza in a casual space, go to Pizzeria Vetri.
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Head to Trattoria Carina in Fitler Square for some good outdoor seating and even better pasta.
If you’re going to a show at Union Transfer, stop by Osteria before hand to eat some pasta outside.
La Locanda Del Ghiottone
La Locada del Ghittone is an Italian BYOB in Old City that serves super solid and affordable pasta.
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