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Dante & Luigi’s
Lots of locals know this place—part fine-dining restaurant, part Sunday-dinner-at-Aunt-Carla’s—as the site of the (alleged) Mob shooting of Nicki Scarfo Jr. back in ’89. But they should really know Dante & Luigi’s for the lasagna, which is easily the best in the city, served in slices as big as your forearm yet still light as a cloud, even smothered in the house’s hefty red gravy. In fact, a lot of dishes here are in the running for the city’s best, from the humble but note-perfect Caprese salad to a veal bolognese that could convert half of PETA’s membership in an afternoon.
Don’t miss: The sauces, as many varieties as you can manage—on pasta, on fish, on meat, or just spooned off the plate.
Eat at one of the best Italian restaurants in Philadelphia:
Dante & Luigi’s, 762 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, 215-922-9501.