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morning-visitor needs great place in philly

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poochie Jul 21, 2007 06:33 AM

good morning chowhounders,
i would love your help finding a great place to eat tonight. ate at tequilas last night-loved the ambiance there. any italian or bistro places you would recommend?
byob is fine.
thanks for your help!

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    poochie Jul 21, 2007 06:54 AM

    mercato?

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      Adamlick Jul 21, 2007 07:41 AM

      I have never been to Mercato, but Melograno is awesome. Cool ambviance, but no reservations. It is on 22nd and Spruce.

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      Elaine Jul 21, 2007 08:20 AM

      My first choice would be Radicchio--BYOB, no reservations, but if you get there before 7, that shouldn't be a problem. They have a few sidewalk tables, too. Other good places are La Viola, Caffe Casta Diva, Melograno, Branzino, Locanda Ghittone, all BYOB. If you can get to Northern Liberties and call for a reservation right now, you might be able to get into Sovalo, which is wonderful. They have a liquor license.

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        Elaine Jul 21, 2007 08:23 AM

        Almost forgot--for a bistro type place, non-Italian, Chloe is great. BYO, no reservations. There's also Valanni, which has sidewalk tables and serves spirits.

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