Best of Philly

Best BYOB Restaurant

2017 Best Italian BYO Restaurant


Owner Tony Schiro gets what we want out of a cheffy BYOB. You’ll see proof every night as he seats guests, relays specials and buses tables—this place is all heart and soul. His chef, Matthew Gansert, elevates the whole experience with a not-too-froufrou menu of seasonal eats.

701 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-922-2621 | Website

2017 Best BYOB, ’Burbs

L’Angolo West

26 East Eagle Road, Havertown, PA Website

Don’t show up toting a bottle with a kangaroo on the label. The well-heeled clientele brings the good stuff; it’s what the excellent veal ravioli, […] Read more »

2016 Best New BYO

Saté Kampar

1837 East Passyunk Avenue, East Passyunk, Philadelphia, PA Website

This cool, new and very popular addition to the East Passyunk restaurant scene offers excellent Malaysian food and a killer coffee service. The one thing […] Read more »

2015 Best New BYO


1303 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Forget too many cooks in the kitchen. Dual chefs Kevin D’Egidio and Michael Griffiths have hit the exacta: idea-crammed cooking that’s in lockstep with the […] Read more »

2014 Best BYOB


1911 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

Chef-owner Chris Kearse seamlessly melds modern cuisine and classic French technique in an almost flawless display of culinary smarts. Add in the Tuesday Tasting menus, […] Read more »

2013 Best Italian BYO Restaurant


1216 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Readers’ Choice: Perennially full, cash only, tons of cured meats and a bolognese to dream about; Mercato is exactly everything that Philadelphians want in their […] Read more »