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not L"Angola not Tre Scalini, where?

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Always go to L'Angola (love it), wanted to try Tre Scalini, but they're full on Tuesday night. Where to go on Tuesday night for dinner after my son flies in from LA around 8 or 8:30? any ethnicity is fine, 'though I was thinking Italian. Not Mexican or Japanese (the LA thing), Not really up for Indian or Chinese because we can do that even in the suburbs (in Bucks County). BYO preferable but not essential. Help!

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  1. Caffe Casta Diva. BYO, nice ambience and very good food.
    Radicchio is excellent but doesn't take reservations.

    1. Melograno takes res. during the week and fits the criteria mentioned above. Caffe Casta Diva is also a good selection.

      1. Try Paradiso, which is a only block away from Tre Scalini. It is not a BYO, but the food is very good and they do take reservations.

        http://www.paradisophilly.com/

        1. Ava is on S. 3rd. between South and Lombard. We ate there last night with some friends and had a wonderful meal. The service was excellent and the food was very good as well. Calamari and polenta fries to start. I went with a delicious Chestnut Taglitelle(sp.?)It consisted of roasted butternut squash, pancetta, sage,and they make all pastas in house. The lady had veal scallopine which was excellent. My friend and his wife had a pesto pasta of which I couldn't pronounce the name of, nor can I remember it now, and he had the duck in a pomegrante glaze with mashed sweet potatoes and brussel spouts. The duck was very, very good. We didn't have room for dessert unfortunately but the overall meal was very enjoyable with the service being the icing on the cake. We went in the summer for restaurant week and I'm glad we went back again last night.

          1. Paradiso not only has good food and service, but a very nice atmosphere--classy.

            Another good Italian is Scannicchio's, on the corner of Broad and Morris perhaps. Pretty far down on Broad Street--parking not too hard to find. Also not BYOB, but good food and service. Figs and sausage to die for.

            1. I've always heard that Criniti Ristorante is very good, and it would be very convenient from the airport, it's just north of the intersection of Broad and Oregon.