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Thoughts on Ava?

leyb Nov 14, 2007 07:22 AM

Hi! I've never been to Philly but I heard good things about Ava so I made a reservation for a group dinner there. Is the food good? And, we're a group that hasn't seen each other for a while - will it be too loud for us to properly catch up?

Thanks so much for your feedback!

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    Buckethead RE: leyb Nov 14, 2007 07:29 AM

    I wasn't impressed with the food at Ava on my one and only visit. If you've never been to Philadelphia, there are many, many better places to try. How many people are in the group?

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    1. re: Buckethead
      leyb RE: Buckethead Nov 14, 2007 10:05 AM

      uh oh... where are the other Italian places that we should try? We're 6 people

      1. re: leyb
        saturninus RE: leyb Nov 14, 2007 10:17 AM

        Tons! Caffe Casta Diva, Branzino, Tre Scalini, Le Virtu, Radicchio.

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          joluvscards RE: leyb Nov 14, 2007 10:23 AM

          I like all of saturninus' suggestions but many are pretty noisy. Unfortunately the really popular places are going to be busy. Branzino is the most quiet of the bunch. The Fitzwater cafe is also nice and fairly quiet.

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            leyb RE: joluvscards Nov 14, 2007 10:33 AM

            Sounds great! thanks so much... just one thing - is it close to the center city? we're going to be coming from the convention center. Thanks!

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              joluvscards RE: leyb Nov 14, 2007 11:13 AM

              Branzino is on 16th not too far from the convention center. It's a long walk or short cab ride. Fitzwater is in south philly.

      2. joluvscards RE: leyb Nov 14, 2007 09:59 AM

        Went once, didn't return. It was just ok.

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