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5. Le Virtù
Joe Cicala’s homage to Abruzzo gets more right than the pasta (which it does gloriously). It actually feels like a place you’d find out in the Italian countryside, where beautifully rustic food goes for family-friendly prices.
Food Wow: The m accheroni alla mugnaia is a single noodle—a six-foot-long hand-rolled ode to chewiness, dosed with garlic and chili flakes.
Cold-Weather Cure: Savory pecorino crepes in chicken broth is the bowl of chicken soup your mom never made you.
Fun Fact: Sheep’s-milk cheeses are served with honey made by bees on the same Abruzzi farm where the sheep are raised.
Visit one of the 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia:
Le Virtù, 1927 East Passyunk Avenue, 215-271-5626.