The Best Italian Restaurants in Philadelphia

by Jason Sheehan | June 29, 2012 7:34 pm

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Philadelphia practically bleeds red, white and green. Here, Italian culture and Italian food are woven inextricably into the fabric of our lives—from the little street-corner trattoria where you drank chianti with your first love, to the neighborhood market where you buy your olives and parm and sfogliatelle, to the rollicking, endless Sunday dinners full of more characters than any Martin Scorsese film.

And that’s what we’re celebrating this month: this city’s edible Italian soul. We point you to the best places to eat, where to shop for the most authentic ingredients, what to buy and what we love. We sit down for a family dinner in South Philly, honor the institutions (and the paesanos) that have kept Old Country traditions alive across a century or more, and tell you where to find the best spaghetti and meatballs in town. So what are you waiting for? Dig in.



Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.phillymag.com/articles/galleries/best-italian-restaurants-in-philadelphia/
  2. Bona Cucina: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bona-Cucina/111679372202729
  3. Hostaria Da Elio: https://www.phillymag.com/restaurants/detail/hostaria_da_elio
  4. Davio's: https://www.phillymag.com/restaurants/detail/davios_philly
  5. Ulivo: http://www.ulivophila.com/
  6. Marrone's: http://www.marronespizza.com/
  7. Modo Mio: https://www.phillymag.com/restaurants/detail/modo_mio
  8. Melograno: https://www.phillymag.com/restaurants/detail/melograno
  9. Il Pittore: http://www.ilpittore.com/
  10. Osteria: https://www.phillymag.com/weddings/detail/osteria
  11. Gemelli On Main: http://www.gemellionmain.com/
  12. Restaurant Alba: https://www.phillymag.com/restaurants/detail/restaurant_alba
  13. Dante & Luigi's: http://www.danteandluigis.com/
  14. Zepppoli: https://www.phillymag.com/restaurants/detail/zeppoli
  15. Barbuzzo: https://www.phillymag.com/restaurants/detail/barbuzzo
  16. Mr. Joe's Café: https://www.phillymag.com/restaurants/detail/mr_joes_cafe
  17. Popolino: http://modomiorestaurant.com/popolino_live/index.html
  18. Branzino: http://www.branzinophilly.com/
  19. Tre Scalini: https://www.phillymag.com/restaurants/detail/tre_scalini
  20. Le Virtu: https://www.phillymag.com/restaurants/detail/le_virtu
  21. Victor Café: http://www.victorcafe.com/
  22. L'Angolo: https://www.phillymag.com/restaurants/detail/langolo
  23. Roberto Café: http://robertocafe.com/gallery.htm
  24. Vetri: https://www.phillymag.com/restaurants/detail/vetri
  25. Sapori: https://www.phillymag.com/restaurants/detail/sapori
  26. Amis: http://amisphilly.com/
  27. La Famiglia: https://www.phillymag.com/restaurants/detail/la_famiglia
  28. Monsú: https://www.phillymag.com/restaurants/detail/monsu_restaurant

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