1927 East Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
The owners of Le Virtù rode Passyunk Avenue’s restaurant wave all the way down to their 1900-block locale. But a meal at this trattoria feels more like Abruzzi than South Philly, with homemade pastas inspired by Central Italian classics. Think spaghetti-like maccheroncini alla chitarra coated with a lamb ragu, and surprisingly savory cocoa raviolis stuffed with braised rabbit, tossed in sage butter and sprinkled with crunchy amaretto cookie crumbs.
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User Reviews (1) :
This used to be my favorite pasta in Philly when Luciana was cooking. She left, menu changed and now the pasta is mediocre at best. No longer is the pasta light as air, now it comes out heavy and soggy.
The service had also gone downhill. Last, and final visit, the waitstaff and the kitchen were so confused, we waited 45 minutes between salads and entree's, THEN they got the order wrong.
Hope Luciana resurfaces soon.
Posted by Charles: Sep. September 29th, 2010 at 7:11 PM