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December 18, 2012

Viva Sunday: Top Picks For Sunday Suppers At Philadelphia Restaurants

Sunday suppers are a cherished tradition among many families, and even among restaurant staffers, who often gather for a family-style feast at the end of the weekend. Happily, the Sunday supper legacy is being carried on by restaurants in Philadelphia. Some serve traditional, family-style meals and others boast special offerings like prix-fixe menus and exclusive [...]

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June 27, 2012

Andrew Gerson Of Strada Pasta Food Truck Continues His Communal Pop-Up Dinner Series In Mt. Airy This Saturday, June 30

Andrew Gerson of Strada Pasta, the mobile food truck serving traditional Northern Italian egg pastas, continues his pop-up dinner series this Saturday, June 30 at the Mt. Airy commissary he recently opened with Pitrucco Pizza earlier this year. A BYOB event that focuses on local ingredients, good food and community gathering around one long communal [...]

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May 4, 2012

Spiga To Bring Modern Italian Dining To Midtown Village Beginning Saturday, May 5

There’s a new addition to the thriving dining scene in Midtown Village. And like its counterparts Zavino, Barbuzzo and El Vez, to name a few, it unites serious food with a casual, welcoming atmosphere. Spiga, to open Saturday May 5 at 1305 Locust Street, will serve modern Italian dishes from Executive Chef Brian Wilson. The [...]

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April 24, 2012

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Philadelphia’s Best Wood-Fired Pizza

It’s no surprise that Philadelphia, a city with such a rich Italian heritage, is a haven for delicious gourmet pizza. And in recent years, the pizza offerings around town have only gotten better as a new class of Philadelphia restaurants have entered the fray, specializing in pies that have turned pizza into a meal worth [...]

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April 17, 2012

Reading Terminal’s La Festa Italiana Returns This Saturday, April 21: Live Music, Cooking Demos And Fresh Italian Pasta, Cheese, Gelato And More

Reading Terminal’s most deliciosa event, La Festa Italiana, returns this Saturday, April 21. The food festiva, sponsored by Cento Fine Foods, will take place in both the Center Court and La Cucina from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. It will feature a sampling of delectable Italian specialties like freshly made pasta, assorted Italian meats, an array of [...]

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April 3, 2012

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Old-School, Red Gravy Italian Restaurants In South Philadelphia

South Philadelphia has long been the heart of the region’s vibrant Italian American community, dating all the way back to the 18th and 19th centuries. One of the many rewards of a neighborhood steeped in such rich Italian heritage is the long tradition of amazing food that comes along with it. And while Italian restaurants [...]

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February 27, 2012

Alla Spina, Marc Vetri’s New Italian Birreria, Opens Tonight On North Broad Street

Back at the start of the year, we included Alla Spina in our list of the Top 12 Restaurant Openings in Philly in 2012. Turns out, we weren’t the only ones pretty exited for it: earlier this month, GQ named Alla Spina one of the five hottest restaurant openings in the entire country for 2012. [...]

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February 24, 2012

Le Virtu Now Serving Maccheroni Alla Mugnaiam, A Very Rare, Authentic Abruzzese 60-Foot-Long Pasta

Husband-and-wife owners Francis Cratil-Cretarola and Catherine Lee and Chef Joe Cicala, the Italian masters of East Passunk at the helm of Le Virtu, are proving their loyalty to the the cuisine of Abruzzo, Italy by going to great lengths. Literally. Le Virtu will be dishing up Maccheroni alla Mugnaia, a single-strand pasta that is served [...]

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February 8, 2012

Positano Coast Reprises Its Five-Course, $55 Tasting Menu For Two

Back starting this week by popular demand, Positano Coast is reprising its well-received $55 five-course tasting menu for two. Available Sunday through Thursday (with the singular exception of February 14), this scrumptious “winter escape” menu combines highlights from land and sea. Included in this delectable deal are dishes such as salmon carpaccio with fennel and [...]

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January 12, 2012

Le Virtu To Host A Traditional Abruzzese Outdoor Winter Festival On January 19 With House-Made Mulled Wine, A Fire-Heated Cauldron For Cooking, Chestnuts Roasting And More

Next Thursday, January 19, from 5-8 p.m., Le Virtu on East Passyunk will celebrate the culture of the Italian town of Abruzzo with a traditional outdoor winter festival called “La Cottorra.” Chef Francis Cratil-Cretarola, whose family is rooted in the Teramo province of Abruzzo, will prepare his signature version of Sagne e Fasciul’ (Abruzzese Pasta [...]

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