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Eggplant Parmigiana

Seeker19104 Jun 20, 2009 08:49 PM

Looking for a great eggplant parm -- sandwich or platter. Have been disappointed at some of the otherwise notable Italian establishments in our fair city.

BTW, don't care if it's a dive or pizza joint. Some of them have great food.

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    Philly Ray RE: Seeker19104 Jun 20, 2009 09:39 PM

    We really like it at Criniti's in South Philly, if you haven't already tried it there. It's a platter, but I think they sell it in a sandwich too.

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      brightman RE: Philly Ray Jun 22, 2009 09:46 AM

      Criniti's is the best. same with their lasagna.

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      Enjoy Good Food RE: Seeker19104 Jun 21, 2009 05:48 AM

      If you're ever in the vicinity of Lafayette Hill, stop at Sorrento's on Germantown Pike. This BYOB makes VERY GOOD eggplant parm for around $12-$13. I often order take-out and the large portion (plus torpedo roll/butter and salad) last for 2 or even 3 meals. It's excellent. The place lacks ambience but the food is very good and the small dining room is often packed.

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        gakski RE: Enjoy Good Food Jun 21, 2009 06:28 AM

        Marra's on Passyunk Ave in South Philadelphia is another decent choice. You can add ricotta to the cheese mix there.

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        barryg RE: Seeker19104 Jun 21, 2009 10:49 PM

        I like the Eggplant Parm sandwich at both Cosmi's and Franco Luigi's. Neither are anything fancy, just good sandwiches. Franco Luigi's has better gravy.

        Franco Luigi's is a takeout pizza place, but also has a BYO restaurant (with live opera!) attached. I once had the eggplant parm as a platter in the restaurant part and it was good.

        Please share you experiences! I love eggplant and would like to hear abou the places you've tried--both good and bad.

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          mazza3 RE: Seeker19104 Jun 22, 2009 07:47 AM

          i remember liking the eggplant parm at dante and luigi's.....

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            Delucacheesemonger RE: mazza3 Jun 22, 2009 10:43 AM

            When the DiRocco`s ran the place, eggplant was awesome, IMHO anything but now. Ralph`s still the same, comes with great greens as the side to the eggplant parmigiana

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              mazza3 RE: Delucacheesemonger Jun 23, 2009 07:22 AM

              i should have qualified my comment with 'but it's been a long time since i've had it there'. i disagree with you on ralph's, but it is all good. :)

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                Delucacheesemonger RE: mazza3 Jun 24, 2009 07:30 PM

                If you get it 'well-done' will be damn similar to old D&L

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                  Delucacheesemonger RE: mazza3 Jan 14, 2010 10:30 PM

                  Hate to bring back an old post, but what the hell happened to Ralph's. Been going for decades for eggplant parm well-done and escarole. That is all, nothing else, same meal forever. Last night, ordered the meal, and first the greens came, never saw oil and no garlic cloves. tasted boiled not sauteed, feh, Then the eggplant, not well done, but 2 meager rounds with no sauce at all. GF got chicken parm. ate two huge breasts and took three home with her. Took off list very relucantly. To add insult 7.50 for a big Pellegrino.

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