Best of Philly 2006 Marinara
Villa di Roma
936 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147
Tourists might flock to Ralph's up the street, but locals who know — and don't want to splurge at nearby Saloon — head to the Villa. The marinara, served on everything from chicken parm to steak pizzaola to our fave, the linguine Abbruzzi, is the perfect blend of robust garlic, fruity olive oil, parsley and, of course, lots of crushed tomatoes. Buying and freezing quarts to go ($7) means a quick, delicious meal anytime.