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Thoughts on Ava?

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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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  1. 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

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

      1. re: leyb

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

        1. re: leyb

          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.

          1. re: joluvscards

            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!

            1. re: leyb

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