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Great Italian near Valley Forge?

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jujuthomas Jul 8, 2010 05:51 AM

My husband's aunt and uncle recently moved to Shannondell in Audubon. They are looking for a place to get good italian. I'm thinking they're looking for more of a white tablecloth kind of place than a dive with great food. Any recommendations I can give them?
thanks!

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    katsak RE: jujuthomas Jul 8, 2010 06:36 AM

    San Nicola in Paoli is excellent.

    1. VTRP RE: jujuthomas Jul 8, 2010 06:39 AM

      I swear by Osteria in Evansburg. Might not be as white tablecloth as they are looking for. but great italian.
      www.osteriaevansburg.com/

      San Nicola in Paoli is a bit more upscale and would probably fit the white tablecloth bill.
      www.sannicola.net

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        jujuthomas RE: jujuthomas Jul 10, 2010 03:36 PM

        Thanks for the suggestions! I got more info on their preferences today - apparently they don't care what the place looks like... as long as they make great veal scallopini. They are quite elderly, and driving is tough so they would prefer to stay close to home. :)

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          waking1 RE: jujuthomas Jul 11, 2010 08:34 AM

          Valley Forge Pizza (on 23 going towards Phoenixville) would fit the bill. Easy to get to from Pawlings Road.

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            waynefoodie RE: waking1 Jul 11, 2010 06:49 PM

            VFP is a very good restaurant. Never had a bad meal there

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              LibsRock RE: waynefoodie Jul 13, 2010 08:24 AM

              VFP is awesome! You should know it's BYOB, in case they want a glass of wine!

          2. Chefmonty RE: jujuthomas Jul 12, 2010 04:36 AM

            closest to Shannondell would be Gino's in Jeffersonville (Less then 5 mins) good food, but there have been some recent posting about less then stellar service, but I have not experience this. The Osteria suggestion is also a good one and also close by

            1. joluvscards RE: jujuthomas Jul 12, 2010 05:47 AM

              Totaros in Conshohocken has great high end Italian at a high end price. Their crab cakes can't be beat either.

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                grlwhoeats RE: jujuthomas Jul 12, 2010 11:25 AM

                Cutillo's in Sanatoga is lovely on a Saturday evening. I believe they still have a women who plays the harp. It's a straight line right up Ridge Pike. http://www.cutillos.com/

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