Italian in Center City
Hi. Can anyone recommend a great Italian restaurant that is moderately priced? Plan on visiting college son for the first time. Very excited!! Thanks
Can it be slightly outside the center?
Osteria, on North Broad Street, has an interesting menu and is one of Marc Vetri's restaurants. It would be a very short cab ride. Amis is also a Vetri restaurant and very good, but we prefer the atmosphere at Osteria.
Branzino is byob. Haven't tried il Pittore yet.
If you can take more of a cab ride - ten minutes - you could get to Le Virtu, a terrific and creative Italian restaurant on Passyunk Avenue in South Philly. Passyunk Avenue has become a center for some of our best restaurants, including some of our best Italian places.
You can look at the menus online.
As much as I love Amis, I would actually suggest Little Nonna's. Enjoyed the meatballs, polenta, a grilled caesar salad, and most of all, a heads on shrimp scampi.