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Great apps at Zavino

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Zavino always has really excellent pizzas but on our last two visits we noticed that they have really been upping the caliber of the appetizers as well. Our last visit we had a great tuna special appetizer, a delicious beet special appetizer, and also a wonderful short rib special appetizer with polenta, asparagus and jus. And the visit before we had a really good ox tail pasta app and a fresh ricotta with breadsticks one too. I know they get a lot of credit for their wonderful pizzas (and deservedly so) but lately their appetizer specials have been outshining their pies IMO.

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  1. I've had the same experience. Once had a warm mackerel salad there that was terrific, but haven't seen it on the menu since.

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    1. re: lowereastrittenhouse

      I really like their salumi plates. I do not think they make them in house but the cheese and meats are top quality., Their pastas are also good.. but they make them in small quantities that they often sell out quickly.,

      I think their appetizers are based on whatever is fresh.The new chef who started in January used to be at Serefina. He is actually teaching a class on pasta at "Cook" this Friday.

      1. re: cwdonald

        He was at Olive Garden errr Serafina? That's downright scary. The stuff at Zavino couldn't be better and the stuff at Serafina is beyond bad.