If there’s an Old Faithful of Philly dining, it’s Dmitri’s, whose original Queen Village storefront is still turning-and-burning tables after 20 years in business — as is its younger Fitler Square sibling. A third branch opened in NoLibs in March, serving the same Mediterranean-ish fare. It’s a good-enough BYOB if you’re within walking distance, but not necessarily worth a special trip. Grilled octopus is nicely charred, but chewy; the shrimp pil pil, though tasty, is missing heat. Despite being grilled, whole branzino doesn’t have much flame-kissed flavor, but the hummus with fresh-from-the-grill pita is still a winner, as is the rice pudding.
Around the Web
Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.