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Monday Birthday: Looking for Great Italian Food

Misha Oct 31, 2009 01:39 PM

I work in West Chester, he works in Wilmington and we want to celebrate his birthday without having to drive into Philly. We both love Italian food--everything from straightforward gravy to upscale dining (Osteria, Le Virtu). Any suggestions?

And if we have to go to S. Philly, what would you suggest?

Le Virtu
1927 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

  1. CindyJ Oct 31, 2009 01:48 PM

    If you haven't been to Avalon on High Street lately, you might want to try it. It's been re-invented as an Italian place in the last year or so, and it's quite good.

    Oh... never mind. They're closed on Mondays. But maybe for another time, here's their link: http://www.avalonrestaurant.net/about...

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      sylviag Oct 31, 2009 06:13 PM

      Our favorite places in South Phily are closed on Mondays.
      Try posting on the Mid-Atlantic Board. There were some comments recently about places in Wilmington.
      If you don't need anything fancy, Radicchio, at 4th and Wood, is open on Mondays. Street parking, byob - out of the center. Really good.

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      1. re: sylviag
        jandrewmanne Nov 1, 2009 05:34 AM

        I second the recommendation for Radicchio Cafe... amazing food, especially the pastas and whole fish dishes- some of the best the city has to offer... Service is also very good and they will make your birthday celebration even more special. Happy Birthday and enjoy!

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        Bigley9 Nov 1, 2009 09:24 AM

        Have you checked out the little Italy neighborhood in Wilmington? Haven't been recently, but had some good meals a few years back

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        1. re: Bigley9
          CindyJ Nov 1, 2009 11:55 AM

          I've been largely disappointed at the Italian places in Wilmington's Little Italy. I'd love to hear about a place worth eating at in that neighborhood.

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