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SE DELCO FIND!!!! ITALIAN BYOB - EDDYSTONE

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lxs Feb 20, 2009 05:36 AM

Had dinner last night at Portabella Cafe in, of all places, Eddystone, Pa. For those of you who know the area, it is a veritable wasteland as far as chowhound destinations are concerned. Anyway a couple of friends recommended this place and I was skeptical because they are both smokers and have little or no taste buds. But they were right! I had filet steak with gorgonzola, which came with soup -- shrimp bisque (excellent) and roasted fresh vegetables!!! who knew???

I highly recommend this establishment because the food is excellent, the price reasonable ($20. per entree for dinner; a little less for lunch), the host exceptional (italian born, handsome and sweet), the canolis -- fantastic, presentation -- as good as any high scale restaurant. The topper was when the host came to our table with cordial glasses and three bottles of after dinner drinks (complimentary) -- sambucca, lemoncella and port wine -- and left us to our own devices.

Please try this restaurant because we want to keep them in business so that we have some choices without traveling out of the county!!! Ciao.

Portabella Cafe
1423 Chester Pike
Crum Lynne, PA 19022
(484) 816-0574‎

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Portabella Cafe
Eddystone, PA, Eddystone, PA

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    coastalgypsy Feb 20, 2009 08:50 AM

    I'm definitely going to check this place out, thanks for the review! Did you notice any vegetarian-friendly items on their menu?

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      lxs Feb 23, 2009 10:28 AM

      I did not, but they have portabella mushrooms in many of their dishes and I'm sure they can whip something up for you. They have very little internet presence so there's no menu posted anywhere that I could find.

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        tug99 Aug 9, 2009 10:32 AM

        Portabella Cafe now have a website. www.portobellocafe.net

        We had another wonderful meal at Portabella Cafe last night. Dining does not get any better than this!

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