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Check Out Brigantessa’s New Small Plates and Expanded Happy Hour

Brigantessa has gone through a lot of changes recently: this summer, news broke that longtime chef and part-owner Joe Cicala was out at both Brigantessa […]

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A New Chef Means New Southern Italian Goodies at Brigantessa

Brigantessa has been through some upheavals lately with the loss of chef Joe Cicala. And during all of the hullaballoo, Adam Taylor, a veteran of the Vetri Family, quietly […]

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Chef Joe Cicala Speaks Out on His Termination From Le Virtù and Brigantessa

The breakup between Le Virtù and Brigantessa owners Francis Cratil Cretarola and Cathy Lee and chef Joe Cicala culminated in quite the social media frenzy […]

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Joe Cicala Is Out at East Passyunk’s Le Virtù and Brigantessa

The announcement was made last night: After 7 years, award-winning chef Joe Cicala was no longer the man in the kitchen at Le Virtù and […]

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Brigantessa Makes Tuesdays Awesome With $10 Pizza Deal

The good folks at Brigantessa already know how to make Tuesdays — one of the most mediocre days of the week — a little bit […]

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Brigantessa Plays Host to Manatawny Still Works, Amis, and Dock Street

Brigantessa has some fun stuff going on in the next week: A craft spirits night with Manatawny Still Works tomorrow and their monthly industry night, […]

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The Best Italian Restaurants In Philadelphia Right Now

It can sometimes be hard for even the most dedicated gastronauts to keep up with all the changes happening in Philly’s restaurant scene. And when […]

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The Pies at Brigantessa’s Underground Pizza Party Will Blow Your Mind

Pizza alle vongole @brigantessaphila A post shared by Joe Cicala (@joe_cicala) on Mar 12, 2015 at 3:00pm PDT Ever had a vesuvio pizza? How about […]

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Where To Eat Brunch Right Now

I don’t know if brunch has a season, really. But something about the warming temperatures and the clearing skies makes me think about lazy Sunday […]

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Brigantessa Goes Bottomless

Brigantessa has two things going on right now that you should pay attention to — the first if you’re a drinker with a social conscience, […]

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Stargazy Is Taking Over The Kitchen At Brigantessa For Family Meal

“Family Meal” is an institution at restaurants. It’s that meal, put together by the kitchen, for the entire staff, front and back of the house. […]

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Le Virtu, Brigantessa Raising Money for Italian Earthquake Relief

With the devastating earthquake that struck central Italy earlier this week, more than 600 restaurants have begun donating €2 euro towards earthquake relief for every plate […]

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Le Virtu And Brigantessa Are Bringing The Heat In July

This summer, both of Joe Cicala‘s Italian restaurants, Le Virtu and Brigantessa, will be celebrating “La Sagra del Peperoncino”–a week-long party dedicated to the love […]

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East Passyunk Avenue Restaurant Week Highlights

East Passyunk Avenue is hosting its own restaurant week starting on Sunday, February 21st and running through Saturday, February 27th. The week of deals on […]

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Brigantessa Is Now Open for Weekend Lunch

East Passyunk’s Brigantessa is now open for lunch from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Executive chef and partner Joe Cicala and chef de […]