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Italian in Old City

baymom Jun 5, 2008 06:51 PM

We are going to Philly this weekend. Can anyone recommend a good Italian restaurant in Old City. We are staying at Penn's View. Don't want super expensive. Let's keep it under $30. Thanks!

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    Philly Ray RE: baymom Jun 5, 2008 07:59 PM

    I always liked Spasso on Front St between Chestnut and Market Sts. It is well within your price range.


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      Ali RE: baymom Jun 5, 2008 09:27 PM

      La Locanda del Ghiottone is another great spot (quite a bit of seafood, though). Citysearch is telling me that there's a $30 prix fixe available, and while I don't know about that, I do know that the regular menu should be about right where your price range is.

      La Locanda del Ghiottone
      130 N 3rd St
      Philadelphia, PA 19106-1802
      Phone: (215) 829-1465

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        Adrienne RE: Ali Jun 5, 2008 09:43 PM

        Heh, I knew before I read your post that you'd recommend my favorite!

        I LOVE La Laconda and they have very reasonable ($15 range) entrees. They also have really delicious (and complimentary) bread spreads, different each day, made from pulverized vegetables and olive oil.

        If you want even cheaper, Gnocchi's entrees are around $10 and they're good too. More of a hike though -- South Street and ... 4th maybe.

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          padovana RE: Adrienne Apr 22, 2009 12:45 PM

          La Locanda-- what do you recommend getting dish-wise? I'm going on Friday and want to eat everything on the menu!

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            Cruz RE: padovana Apr 22, 2009 07:06 PM

            You gotta get the mussels.

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        SpdRcr069 RE: baymom Jun 6, 2008 06:43 AM

        Agreed, Spasso and Ghiotone.

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          baymom RE: SpdRcr069 Jun 6, 2008 02:17 PM

          Spasso looks good to me! Thanks! We'll go there tomorrow night. Thinking of going to Standard Tap tonight. What do you think?

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            saturninus RE: baymom Jun 9, 2008 06:17 AM

            Great place. Order some beers!

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            joluvscards RE: saturninus Apr 22, 2009 02:02 PM

            2nd vote for Radicchio. We've been to La Locanda and it's good but Radicchio is a step above IMHO. Plus they have outdoor seating and the windows open. It's really nice on warm evenings. Get the Dover sole, at $22. it is a bargain. The pastas are great as is the warm buffalo mozzarella with sauteed mushrooms.

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