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In search of veal...

sanglier Aug 17, 2010 09:06 PM

I hate to be such a pain on your board, but I want to ensure that my trip up from New Orleans does not include a single wasted meal!

Which restaurants in South Philly serve the best veal dishes? Some lively atmosphere/fun waiter banter would be nice lagniappe (sorry, "extra").

Appreciate everyone's help as I craft this dining orgy to come!


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    Philly Ray RE: sanglier Aug 17, 2010 09:20 PM

    I think I would recommend Dante & Luigi's

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      urbanfabric RE: Philly Ray Aug 18, 2010 07:30 AM

      Second Dante & Luigi's... my dad is still talking about that veal chop he had there 4 years ago. It's very "south philly" and, also, cash only.

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      sylviag RE: sanglier Aug 18, 2010 06:56 AM

      Tre Scalini, in South Philly, has outstanding veal fiets and veal chops. The best around.
      Skip the thin (scallopini?) pieces and get those thick, tender filets or the chops.
      It is not byob. Banter not included.
      The pastas are homemade and very good.
      Lately we have been going more to Le Virtu, but for veal - Tre Scalini.

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        barryg RE: sylviag Aug 18, 2010 06:58 AM

        Second the veal at Tre Scalini--it seems to be their specialty. But it *is* BYOB unless that changed very recently.

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          Miss Priss RE: barryg Mar 8, 2011 06:37 AM

          Just had the veal chop at Tre Scalini this weekend: outstanding. In fact, everything our group ordered, including antipasti, pastas, and vegetable side dishes, was delicious. The service was a little relaxed, but we weren't in a rush. The place is definitely still BYO. It was my first time there, and I'd be delighted to return.

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