The Best Italian Restaurants in Philadelphia » Best Italian Restaurants in Philadelphia: Ulivo
Chef Joe Scarpone has a reputation in Philly; he was the name behind the three-bell Sovalo in NoLibs and (briefly) manned the stoves at Agiato. But recently, he came back to the scene with Ulivo, a more casual and comfortable Queen Village BYOB, where the ever-changing menu and handmade pastas are attracting both those who miss the days of Sovalo and neighbors looking for a compelling option when a simple plate of spaghetti and meatballs just won’t do.
Don’t miss: The main dishes—like the slow-roasted pork with polenta—which are lavished with just as much attention as the pastas.
Eat at one of the best Italian restaurants in Philadelphia:
Ulivo, 521 Catherine Street, Philadelphia, 215-351-1550.