Cry Baby Opens With Grilled Sardines and House-Made Pasta in Queen Village

The new Italian restaurant and bar from a pair of longtime restaurant industry couples debuts this weekend at 3rd and Bainbridge.

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Tagliatelle at Cry Baby Pasta & Wine | Photo by Kory Aversa

Cry Baby Pasta, the Italian bar and restaurant from two longtime Philly restaurant industry couples, debuts this weekend. Doors open at 4 p.m. this Friday, January 18th in the former Ela space at 627 South 3rd Street.

The concept comes from Bridget Foy and Paul Rodriguez, keeping themselves busy while the fire-ravaged Bridget Foy’s is being renovated for an anticipated fall 2019 opening, and chefs Carla Gonçalves and David Gilberg, the couple behind onetime Portuguese BYO Koo Zee Doo.

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Photo by Society Hill Films

The 2,000 square-foot space seats 12 at the bar and 55 in the dining room. The kitchen will serve scratch-made Italian fare with a focus on pasta, with the option to have any pasta dish made gluten-free and prepared separately. A favorite from Gonçalves and Gilbert’s Koo Zee Doo days, grilled sardines, are served over toast as part of the menu’s selection of bruschetta. They’ll offer dinner service to start, with lunch and brunch in the works as well.

Drinks-wise, the bar will offer six varieties of craft beer on draft, wine by the glass or bottle including four on tap, and a slate of Italian-inspired cocktails.

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Grilled sardines | Photo by Society Hill Films

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Grilled artichokes | Photo by Kory Aversa

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Tortellini | Photo by Kory Aversa

Cry Baby’s bar will open at 4 p.m. and the kitchen at 5 p.m. daily, with food served until 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Check out the menus below (click to embiggen).