When Nectar owner Scott Morrison brought that trendy Asian dining concept to Berwyn a decade ago, he was giving the area something it didn’t have. And now he’s done the same thing out in Wayne, bringing the Main Line an above-average Italian restaurant with a cool design and an unstuffy, lively atmosphere. The pizzas are aiming to be like Stella’s, and while they’ll probably get there, they weren’t on my early visit. For now, I’ll enjoy the fresh cow’s-milk burrata, rigatoni with Sunday gravy, any of the tableside-tossed salads, and desserts like the gelato-filled cookie sandwich (think Chipwich, only better), while plenty of wines by the glass and craft beers keep the night well-lubricated.
Avero Craft Pizzeria
821 Lancaster Avenue
First appeared in the September, 2013 issue of Philadelphia magazine.