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Oct 31, 2009 01:39 PM

Monday Birthday: Looking for Great Italian Food

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

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  1. 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:

    1. 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

        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!

      2. 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

          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.