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Oct 2, 2006 05:45 PM

Dinner Tomorrow at Porcini...Should I change my reservations?

I have made reservations for Porcini tomorrow night, it is my GF's 25th Bday and we will be going to Tria before and Helium Comedy afterwards on 20th and Sansom. I have been reading a lot of bad reviews lately about the service, favoritism, and overpricing. Has anyone been lately and if so what are your thoughts on the place, food, and experience. I wanted to do Caffe Casta Diva but the no-reservations policy was a deterrent. The show is at 10pm and I don't want to have to walk around looking for some place on a whim who doesn't take reservations. Thanks.

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  1. I think you have your restaurants confused -- Porcini does NOT take reservations, Cafe Casta Diva does.

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    1. re: wendyphilly

      Didn't know Caffe Casta Diva did...but Porcini defintely does, I have them for tom. night at 8pm. They take them during the week. Thanks

    2. On a Tuesday night, I think you should be able to walk into Caffe Casta Diva easily...or Melograno (22nd/Spruce) for that matter.

      Both restaurants are much better food-wise, as well as ambiance, in my opinion

      1. I just heard that Melograno now takes reservations.

        Also, Matyson is pretty close - 19th St., just off Chestnut - and their food is excellent.

        If you're celebrating a birthday, you might as well go someplace known to be good!

        1. I love Caffe Casta Diva, and EVERYONE loves Matyson.
          Matyson is very celebration appropriate.

          1. Melograno and Matyson are both excellent choices, I don't think you will have any trouble sitting down at either on a Tuesday night, reservations or not.

            You could also just stay at Tria..