1915 East Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
With all the charm of a mirrored-and-paneled finished basement, Tre Scalini will never wow anyone with its decor. With the first or second course, though, first-timers realize that the delicate gnocchi and other homemade pastas of chef-owner Franca Di Renzo are the focus, along with the familial warmth of her daughter, Francesca, and husband, Alberto. You’d expect to find no-frills peasant dishes like broccoli rabe over grilled polenta in this unassuming rowhouse devoted to south-central Italian cuisine, but there are plenty of others with uptown flair: quail with sage and garlic; squid-ink pasta with shrimp; a huge veal chop with shiitake mushroom sauce.
Best of Philly 2002 Neighborhood Restaurants, South Philly
Don't be put off by Tre Scalini's chain-smoking chef/owner, Franca DiRenzo, when, cigarette in lips, ashes dangling, she pokes her he...
Best of Philly 2000 South Philly
Don't be fooled by the nothing decor. Tre Scalini has developed a cult following among foodies with a hankering for authentic regiona...
User Reviews (1) :
My husband and I enjoyed a cozy dinner at
Tre Scalini last Friday evening.
The atmosphere was lovely, the service was
impeccable, the food was #1 - HANDS DOWN!!!
We thoroughly enjoyed the entire ambiance of
the evening and would recommend dining at
Tre Scalini to EVERYONE!!
Posted by Terry: Mar. March 29th, 2009 at 3:37 PM