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Jan 9, 2008 09:48 AM

Relatively new to West Norriton Area

Hello. I am new to the board. I moved to West Norriton about 1 year ago and am trying to figure out what restaurants I am missing. What are the hidden gems that I would never walk into? The top pizza shops, etc?

So far we've discovered Wild Rice in kop for asian as well as Minado. Obviously we have hit all of the restaurants at KOP. Other local places we like include: Blue Sky, Coyote Crossing, Thai Orchid, and El Cancun. What other ideas does the board have???

Thanks for your input.

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    1. There are some good choices in Skippack Village of which Parc Bistro is our favorite. We had bad experiences at The Back Porch Cafe (once) and Cafe at Cedars (twice) and will not go back to either. I know others feel differently about these two. Ariana's in North Wales is our go to Italian. You can search for my previous thoughts on Ariana's. We had one good meal and two mediocre ones at Ristorante Castello in North Wales (and will not be going back, though others 'hounders like this place). The Collegeville Diner has much better food then all of the other diners in the area. East Cuisine in Ambler is our go to "non pretentious" Chinese restaurante (very good moo shu and chicken with chinese broccoli). Gino's on Main Street (Ridge Pike) in Jeffersonville is known for good inexpensive pasta dishes and decent pizza. I haven't been there in a while (I moved) but would it expect it to be the same.

      1. Coyote Crossing in Conshy?

        Anyway, you should wade into Norristown and try some of the Mexican places (walk up Marshall Street among others). Try Via Veneto pizza on Markley St, and also the following...

        Pudge's (steaks, hoagies, etc.) - Dekalb Pike, East Norriton
        Eve's Lunch (steaks, zeps, etc) - Johnson Highway, Norristown
        Dolce Vita (Italian) - Dekalb St, Bridgeport
        Blue Fin (Japanese) - Germantown Pk, Plymouth Valley
        El Sarape (Mexican) - Rt 73, Centre Sq

        A little farther
        From the Boot (Italian) - Germantown Pk, Lafayette Hill
        Caspian Grille (Middle Eastern) - Germantown Pk, Lafayette Hill
        Lucky Dog Saloon (American) - Germantown Pk, Lafayette Hill
        Cisco's (Bar, cheesesteaks) - Bethlehem Pk, Flourtown
        Peperoncino (Italian) - Hector St, Conshy

        Also, a couple of other things

        Conshohocken Italian Bakery (bread, rolls, etc.) - Just off Hector, Conshy
        Corropolese Bakery & Deli (rolls, tomato pie, etc.) - Old Arch, Norristown
        Venezia's Meats (meats) - Germantown Pk, Plymouth Valley

        This should get you started

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        1. re: Den

          Yes, I used to live in Conshy for a few years so I would go to Coyote Crossing over there. I have never been to the West Chester location. Speaking of Conshy I would suggest Maria's Pizza on Ridge Pike. With so many pizza shops around it takes too much effort to find the best one but I'd say they are #1 near conshy. I even stop there on my way back to west norriton sometimes.

          Thanks for the comeback. I want to try many of the places on your list.

        2. I lived in West Norriton for a few years, and I have to be honest, I never found much of anything. I have heard that Nippers is not too bad (on Trooper Rd) - but I never tried that. We went to Taqueria Michoacana alot. Pizza - Patriot's pizza on W. Main street is pretty good- try a slice to see if you like it.

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          1. re: DanielleM

            I was going to meet my wife in Nipper's once. She got there before me and said that when she walked in the music stopped and everyone stared at her. She called and said we don't belong in there and to meet her someplace else hahaha.

          2. Den's list is pretty good - no arguments to any of the recommendations.
            Gino's in Jeffersonville is good pizza and decent inexpensive Italian food - nevets is correct.
            I'll add Little Shanghai in Eagleville for very good Chinese food.

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            1. re: cheesewit

              Sounds like Gino's is one of those places that I drive by all the time but never tried because there are so many other pizza shops. I will check it out. Thanks.