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Need Italian Restaurant Suggestions in Philly

SpicySpice Jan 24, 2010 12:50 PM

We are going to be in Philly this summer for vacation, I am looking for an authentic italian restaurant, that's family friendly, any suggestions?

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    Elaine RE: SpicySpice Jan 31, 2010 05:29 PM

    Here are a few, all byo: Radicchio - get there early, as they don't take reservations; Salento; Branzino; Melograno - doesn't take reservations; Caffe Casta Diva; La Locanda del Ghittone.

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      mazza3 RE: SpicySpice Feb 1, 2010 08:17 AM

      osteria is a good bet. plenty of space and they have a liquor license too. if you want a good italian american joint, try out dante and luigi's (also have a liquor license).

      1. foodadelphia RE: SpicySpice Feb 1, 2010 09:30 PM

        I highly recommend Osteria. I just ate there Friday night. It was amazing.

        There are a bunch of great recommendations on their menu and photos of the dishes we had here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/684059

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          JanePond RE: SpicySpice Mar 19, 2010 11:47 AM

          How about Villa di Roma in the Italian Market? My personal favorite.

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            mazza3 RE: JanePond Mar 19, 2010 12:00 PM

            this is an italian american joint so you (the OP) know.

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            b1979 RE: SpicySpice Mar 19, 2010 11:57 AM

            Our favorite Italian in the city is Melograno, although as indicated, they don't take reservations, which is annoying. But their food is delicious and it's a BYO.

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