Pastificio is a tiny market in South Philly where you can buy homemade pasta and other Italian goods, but they also have a deli counter that makes a really solid Italian hoagie (as well as a bunch of other sandwiches that aren’t bad either). Stop here on your way to or from a game at Citizens Bank Park for food that’s much better than the stadium hot dogs. Unless it’s dollar dog day, in which case, we don’t blame you for wearing cargo shorts to carry as many dogs as you can fit in the pockets.
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La Virgen de Las Nieves
La Virgen De Las Nieves is a Mexican spot in South Philly that has huge, delicious huaraches served in pizza boxes.
Stina is technically a pizzeria, but the best things here are their Mediterranean dishes.
Angelo’s is a counter-service pizza shop in Bella Vista with an excellent Detroit-style “Upside Down Jawn” pizza.
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Barbuzzo Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar
Barbuzzo is a great place to escape Center City for a low-key date, or any other time you want some charcuterie and pasta.
Mercato is an Italian BYOB in Washington Square West that has a ton of outdoor seating in the summer.
Vetri is expensive, completely over the top, and possibly the best restaurant in Philadelphia.
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Bar Amis is an offshoot of Amis Trattoria that serves solid pasta and antipasti dishes in the Navy Yard.
It might not be the best cheesesteak in the city, but Tony Luke’s does have one of the better ones.
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