The Best Italian Restaurants in Philadelphia » Best Italian Restaurants in Philadelphia: Davio’s
There are moments when Davio’s feels like a distaff relative of the Palm—one with a decidedly Italianesque bent and none of the willfully uncool clubbiness; one that’s a little more … fun. This is the place that serves the cheesesteak spring rolls, after all (along with a half-dozen other varieties). The cuisine is Italian-American with an odd, grill-heavy California twist on the admittedly overlong dinner menu—lots of steaks and chops, fish and lobster tails, but offset by such smart inclusions as fresh pappardelle with jumbo lump crab, artichokes and sherry butter, and hand-rolled gnocchi with an admirable lack of pastiness (which is more than can be said for so many other gnocchi in this town).
Don’t miss: The lobster ravioli with fennel, tomato and sherry cream. You won’t find better.
Eat at one of the best Italian restaurants in Philadelphia:
Davio’s, 111 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, 215-563-4810.