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Mr. Joe’s Café
You can’t talk about South Philly’s history of Italian food without mentioning Termini Brothers. And you certainly shouldn’t talk about Termini Brothers—or South Philly’s Italian food history, for that matter—without mentioning the family’s teeny-tiny luncheonette (open till 5 p.m. only!) just across the street. Longtime server Annamaria presides over meals at Mr. Joe’s Café, which all come with a pour of jugged chianti, crusty Italian bread, a plainly dressed salad and a dessert (from Termini Brothers, naturally).
Don’t miss: The ricotta gnocchi, rolled and cut by Termini patriarch Vince Sr. across the street in the bakery.
Eat at one of the best Italian restaurants in Philadelphia:
Mr. Joe’s Café, 1514 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, 215-334-1414.