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help! client needs downright italian food tonight!

saturninus Feb 23, 2007 08:29 AM

nothing fancy. just true italian food. where should i reccomend?

tre scalini has nothing open. i thought of l'angola.

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    Schpsychman RE: saturninus Feb 23, 2007 08:33 AM

    L'Angolo, La Locanda del Ghiottone, Porcini, La Viola, Branzino, Mercanto come to mind

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      Buckethead RE: saturninus Feb 23, 2007 09:12 AM


      1. arizonagirl RE: saturninus Feb 23, 2007 09:19 AM

        Try Pesto on south Broad Street between Mifflin and Mckean.

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          Ellen RE: saturninus Feb 23, 2007 09:25 AM

          Most if not all of these are BYO, so make sure you're prepared to arrive with a nice bottle too!

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            Hungryin theBurbs RE: saturninus Feb 23, 2007 10:43 AM

            Osteria! I haven't been there, but from all I've heard from many sources, it's the real deal. In addition to the food, I believe they have a fairly extensive Italian wine list.

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              Buckethead RE: Hungryin theBurbs Feb 23, 2007 11:30 AM

              I highly doubt you would be able to get a table at Osteria on such short notice for a Thursday night. If there are only two or three people in the party, they may be able to score seats at the bar with minimal waiting.

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              Hardart RE: saturninus Feb 23, 2007 11:03 AM

              What do you mean by "true italian food" -- classic red gravy, or something more rustic?

              1. saturninus RE: saturninus Feb 23, 2007 11:37 AM

                rustic or red gravy, but not high end white table cloth.

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