The wineglasses sparkle; the table linens are blindingly white. Meticulous housekeeping makes the first good impression at Mezza Luna, a sophisticated room with sunflower-yellow walls and a blue ceiling suggesting an evening sky. Then, dinner makes the lasting one. Exceptional baby clams, tiny and tender, steamed with white wine and garlic, are a must on their own or with spaghetti. Ricotta gnocchi in gorgonzola cream sauce are positively ethereal. And don’t forget the vitello “Champagne,” surrounded with artichokes, wild mushrooms and a champagne cream sauce, with a side of green beans and a delightful fried potato croquette.
This is the best restaurant in South Philly PERIOD. The greatest gnocchi this side of Italia. Just ask Marc Vetri because he copied his from Mezza. The best Branzino in the WHOLE CITY. New Zealand lamb that MELTS in your mouth. Talk about VALUE! You would pay 4 times the price for this kind of quality in Center City. My absolute favorite. Posted by F: Aug. August 17th, 2008 at 6:56 PM