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Philadelphia, PA Restaurant Guide

When we think Philly, we think LOVE.  Philadelphians love a night out on the town.  They love to be active around the city.  And they LOVE food.  And not just Philadelphia Cheesesteaks, either.  Philadelphia is a culinary capital in the US thanks to talented chefs from Philly and the mid-Atlantic region, along with its proximity to culinary talent from NYC.  No matter where you dine in Philadelphia, your meal is going to be handled by a PRO.

Of course, we should start with the Philadelphia Cheesesteak.  While it’s true that you can get varying levels of quality throughout the area, it’s nonetheless incredible that a bite known around the world is named after the City of Brotherly Love.  Whether you love it whiz wit or prov witout, you won’t have to travel far in Philly to find, at worst, an average cheesesteak, and at best, a life changing sandwich.

If Will Smith didn’t make it clear in the 90’s, most of the neighborhoods in Philly are oriented by direction – there’s a West Philadelphia (born and raised as the song goes..), North Philly, South Philly, Northwest Philly, Lower Northeast Philly and Far Northeast Philly (but no East Philly).  We cover everything from Center City moving outwards in our Philly restaurant coverage, with a focus on a handful of neighborhoods within these larger neighborhoods, like Fishtown, South Street, East Passyunk, Northern Liberties, Old City, Chestnut Hill and more.

Bourbon & Branch
Harp & Crown
Louie Louie
Red Owl Tavern
Añejo
Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
The Hadley
Aqimero
City Tap House Kitchen & Craft
Good Dog Bar
Cleavers
Founding Fathers Sports Bar & Grill
Spin
Giovani’s Bar & Grill
McGillin’s Olde Ale House
Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse
Talula's Garden
Butcher Bar
Juno
Harp And Crown
Harper's Garden
Mixto
The Dandelion
Pizza Plus
Circles and Squares
Pizza Jawn
Pizzeria Beddia
PIzza Shackamaxon
Pizza Brain
Pizza Dads
Tacconellis
Angelos
Nomad
Santucci’s
Enjay's Pizza
Lorenzo and Sons
Pizzata Pizzeria
Revolution House
JG Skyhigh
Attico
The Continental Midtown
Bok Bar
Assembly
Stratus Rooftop Lounge
Irwin’s
Sunset Social
Positano Coast
Azie
Brauhaus Schmitz
El Techo
The Ram
Standard Tap
Fred’s Water Ice
John’s Water Ice
Dre’s Homemade Water Ice and Ice Cream
Siddiq’s Water Ice
Pop’s Homemade Italian Ice
C&C Creamery
White Dog Café
Louie Louie
Don Barriga
Distrito
Walnut Street Café
Abyssinia
Alsaeeda Restaurant
Yiro yiro
Copabanana
Booker’s Restaurant and Bar
Bistro Perrier
Green Soul
Rex 1516
Relish
GiGi and Big R
Tasties
Keven Parker's Soul Food Café
Ms. Tootsie's Restaurant, Bar & Lounge
Honey's Sit N Eat
Love & Honey
Wishbone
Big Boys Kitchen 
Butter’s Soul Food To Go
Dante & Luigi’s
The Victor Café
Little Nonna’s
Villa di Roma
A Mano
La Famiglia Ristorante
Ralph’s Italian Restaurant
Davio’s Northern Italian Restaurant
Fiorino
Vetri Cucina
Fiorella 
Giorgio On Pine 
Buca D’oro Ristorante 
La Viola Bistro 
Saloon
Azie On Main
Plaza Azteca
Autograph Brasserie
White Dog Cafe
Founding Farmers – King of Prussia
The Goat's Beard
LaScala’s Fire – Villanova
Estia Taverna
City Works
Cacia’s Bakery
Pizzeria Beddia
Corropolese Italian Bakery & Deli
Marchiano’s Bakery
Sarcone’s Bakery
Park Pizza
Conshohocken Italian Bakery
New York Bakery
Philly Pretzel Factory
Center City Pretzel Co
Miller's Twist
Phila. Soft Pretzel Inc
Bru Craft & Wurst
Auntie Anne's
Butcher Bar
Bud and Marilyn's
Kaplan's New Model Bakery
Knead Bagels
Spread Bagelry
K'Far Cafe
Schmear It
Bart's Bagels
Korshak Bagels
Vanilya
Essen Bakery
Moriarty's Restaurant
Chix & Wings
America's Best Wings
Atlanta wings
East Coast Wings + Grill Super Ctr,
The Union Tap House
Wing spot
McGillin's Olde Ale House
Byrne's Tavern
The Wayward
Luk Fu
Talula’s Garden
Noord Eetcafe
Irwin’s
Vedge
Louie Louie
Steak 48
Bar Amis
Celebre's Pizzeria
Popi's Italian Restaurant
Burrata
Noir
Palladium Tavern
Scannicchio's
Xfinity Live
Zahav
Chickie's & Pete's
Gatehouse at the Navy Yard
Reading Terminal Market
The Market at Liberty Place
The Bourse Food Hall
Chinatown Square
Franklin's Table Food Hall
Essen Bakery
Haegele’s Bakery
The Sugary
The Frosted Fox Cake Shop
Metropolitan Bakery
Batter & Crumbs Vegan Bakery and Cafe
Second Daughter Baking Co.
Stocks Bakery
Nutmeg Cake Design
Vernick Food & Drink
Moriarty’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
Oloroso
Louie Louie
Xiandu Thai Fusion Cuisine
Pietro’s Italian Restaurant
Fat Salmon Sushi
El Fuego
Mixto Restaurante
Tierra Colombiana Restaurant
El Merkury
Mi Pais Restaurant
Alma de Cuba
La Calaca Feliz
Būccann Restaurant and Rum Bar
Desi Chaat House
Veda
Bala CYNWYD
AMBLER
New Delhi Indian Restaurant
Ekta
Ekta
Ekta
Rangoli
King of Tandoor
Karma Restaurant and Bar
Bridget Foy's
Front Street Café
Moccia's Train Stop
Craft Hall
P’unk Burger
Max Brenner
Pizza Brain
Legal Sea Foods King of Prussia,
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The Valley Green Inn
Cantina Los Caballitos
Square 1682
Wissahickon Brewing Company
Brewery Ars
Dock Street
Crime and Punishment
Urban Village Brewing
Evil Genius Beer
Iron Hill Brewery
Earth Bread + Brewery
Yards Brewing
2nd Story Brewing
Love City Brewing
Dim Sum Garden
Han Dynasty
Sang Kee Peking Duck House
Chan's Halal Chinese
Nan Zhou Hand-Drawn Noodle House
Talula's Garden
Bistro Romano Italian Restaurant
Parc
Alma de Cuba
Le Virtu
Noord
Laurel
Bing Bing Dim Sum
P'unk Burger
Bareburger
Village Whiskey
Fitz and Starts
Spot Gourmet Burgers
Pub & Kitchen
Community
Southgate
Fette Sau
Cafe La Maude
Radicchio Cafe
Bourbon & Ranch
Dew Inn
Standard Tap
North Third
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
Sabor Latino
Loco Lucho's Latino Kitchen
Mixto
McNally's Tavern
Thai Kuu
Mica
Cake
Cosimo's Pizza Cafe
Sonny's Famous Steaks
Amada
Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar
Morimoto
Fork
Spasso Italian Grill
Race Street Cafe
Suraya
Pizzeria Beddia
Kalaya Thai Market
Huda
nunu
Tradesman’s
Bistro La Baia
Isot Restaurant
Anastasi Seafood Restaurant
On Point Bistro
Moonshine Philly
Chubby's Cheesesteaks
Square 1682
Koreana
Fitz and Starts
John's Roast Pork
South Philly Barbacoa
South Street Diner
Talula's Garden
Honey's Sit N Eat
American Sardine Bar
Mixto
48th Street Grille
Pretty Girls Cook
Farina Pasta and Noodle
Tasteful Sensations Seafood and Soul Food
South
Rock N' Rolls Egg Rolls
Rhythm and Brunch
Max's Steaks
Reading Terminal Market
Spirit First Foods
Dibbs BBQ
Vernick Food and Drink
Parc
Friday Saturday Sunday
Vedge
Double Knot
Bud and Marilyn’s
Charlie Was a Sinner
The Continental Midtown
El Vez
Jones
Green Eggs Cafe
Crazy Sushi
Silk City Diner
Vedge
Bing Bing Dim Sum
Little Nonna’s
Crazy Sushi
Silk City Diner
Vedge
Bing Bing Dim Sum
Little Nonna’s
Nourish
Mari BYO
Pete's Place
Breakfast Den
Buna Cafe
The Wayward
Serpico
Pumpkin BYOB
Tattooed Mom
Honeys Sit N’ Eat
BAP
Rex 1516
Lorenzo and Sons
Sansom Kabob House
Oyster House
Pinefish
Luke's Lobster
Olde Bar
Devon Seafood Grill
Ocean Prime
Estia
Pearl's Oyster Bar
The Shake Seafood
Anastasi
Gallo's Seafood
Amazing Crab House
Pat’s King of Steaks
Geno’s Steaks
Tony Luke’s
Steve’s Prince of Steaks
John’s Roast Pork
Dalessandro's
Woodrow’s
Shank’s Original
Gooey Looie’s Deli
Jim’s Steaks
Larry's Steaks
Bourbon & Branch
Harp & Crown
Louie Louie
Red Owl Tavern
Añejo
Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
The Hadley
Aqimero
City Tap House Kitchen & Craft
Good Dog Bar
Cleavers
Founding Fathers Sports Bar & Grill
Spin
Giovani’s Bar & Grill
McGillin’s Olde Ale House
Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse
Talula's Garden
Butcher Bar
Juno
Harp And Crown
Harper's Garden
Mixto
The Dandelion
Pizza Plus
Circles and Squares
Pizza Jawn
Pizzeria Beddia
PIzza Shackamaxon
Pizza Brain
Pizza Dads
Tacconellis
Angelos
Nomad
Santucci’s
Enjay's Pizza
Lorenzo and Sons
Pizzata Pizzeria
Revolution House
JG Skyhigh
Attico
The Continental Midtown
Bok Bar
Assembly
Stratus Rooftop Lounge
Irwin’s
Sunset Social
Positano Coast
Azie
Brauhaus Schmitz
El Techo
The Ram
Standard Tap
Fred’s Water Ice
John’s Water Ice
Dre’s Homemade Water Ice and Ice Cream
Siddiq’s Water Ice
Pop’s Homemade Italian Ice
C&C Creamery
Louie Louie
Don Barriga
Distrito
Walnut Street Café
Abyssinia
Alsaeeda Restaurant
Yiro yiro
Copabanana
Booker’s Restaurant and Bar
Bistro Perrier
Green Soul
Rex 1516
Relish
GiGi and Big R
Tasties
Keven Parker's Soul Food Café
Ms. Tootsie's Restaurant, Bar & Lounge
Honey's Sit N Eat
Love & Honey
Wishbone
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Big Boys Kitchen 
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Butter’s Soul Food To Go
Dante & Luigi’s
The Victor Café
Little Nonna’s
Villa di Roma
A Mano
La Famiglia Ristorante
Ralph’s Italian Restaurant
Davio’s Northern Italian Restaurant
Fiorino
Vetri Cucina
Fiorellaphilly.com
Fiorella 
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Giorgio On Pine 
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Buca D’oro Ristorante 
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La Viola Bistro 
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Saloon
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Azie On Main
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Plaza Azteca
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Autograph Brasserie
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White Dog Cafe
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Founding Farmers – King of Prussia
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The Goat's Beard
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LaScala’s Fire – Villanova
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Estia Taverna
Cacia’s Bakery
Pizzeria Beddia
Corropolese Italian Bakery & Deli
Marchiano’s Bakery
Sarcone’s Bakery
Park Pizza
Conshohocken Italian Bakery
Philly Pretzel Factory
Center City Pretzel Co
Miller's Twist
Phila. Soft Pretzel Inc
Bru Craft & Wurst
Auntie Anne's
Butcher Bar
Bud and Marilyn's
Kaplan's New Model Bakery
Knead Bagels
Spread Bagelry
K'Far Cafe
Schmear It
Bart's Bagels
Korshak Bagels
Vanilya
Essen Bakery
Moriarty's Restaurant
Chix & Wings
America's Best Wings
Atlanta wings
East Coast Wings + Grill Super Ctr,
The Union Tap House
Wing spot
McGillin's Olde Ale House
Byrne's Tavern
The Wayward
Luk Fu
Talula’s Garden
Noord Eetcafe
Irwin’s
Vedge
Louie Louie
Bar Amis
Celebre's Pizzeria
Popi's Italian Restaurant
Burrata
Noir
Palladium Tavern
Scannicchio's
Xfinity Live
Zahav
Chickie's & Pete's
Gatehouse at the Navy Yard
Reading Terminal Market
The Market at Liberty Place
The Bourse Food Hall
Chinatown Square
Franklin's Table Food Hall
Essen Bakery
Haegele’s Bakery
The Sugary
The Frosted Fox Cake Shop
Metropolitan Bakery
Batter & Crumbs Vegan Bakery and Cafe
Second Daughter Baking Co.
Stocks Bakery
Nutmeg Cake Design
Vernick Food & Drink
Moriarty’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
Oloroso
Louie Louie
Xiandu Thai Fusion Cuisine
Pietro’s Italian Restaurant
Fat Salmon Sushi
El Fuego
Mixto Restaurante
Tierra Colombiana Restaurant
El Merkury
Mi Pais Restaurant
Alma de Cuba
La Calaca Feliz
Būccann Restaurant and Rum Bar
Desi Chaat House
Veda
Bala CYNWYD
AMBLER
New Delhi Indian Restaurant
Ekta
Ekta
Ekta
Rangoli
King of Tandoor
Karma Restaurant and Bar
Bridget Foy's
Front Street Café
Moccia's Train Stop
Craft Hall
P’unk Burger
Max Brenner
Pizza Brain
Legal Sea Foods King of Prussia,
IN RIVA
The Valley Green Inn
Cantina Los Caballitos
Square 1682
Wissahickon Brewing Company
Brewery Ars
Dock Street
Crime and Punishment
Urban Village Brewing
Evil Genius Beer
Iron Hill Brewery
Earth Bread + Brewery
Yards Brewing
2nd Story Brewing
Love City Brewing
Dim Sum Garden
Han Dynasty
Sang Kee Peking Duck House
Chan's Halal Chinese
Nan Zhou Hand-Drawn Noodle House
Talula's Garden
Bistro Romano Italian Restaurant
Parc
Alma de Cuba
Le Virtu
Laurel
Bing Bing Dim Sum
P'unk Burger
Bareburger
Village Whiskey
Fitz and Starts
Spot Gourmet Burgers
Pub & Kitchen
Community
Southgate
Fette Sau
Cafe La Maude
Radicchio Cafe
Bourbon & Ranch
Dew Inn
Standard Tap
North Third
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
Sabor Latino
Loco Lucho's Latino Kitchen
Mixto
McNally's Tavern
Thai Kuu
Mica
Cake
Cosimo's Pizza Cafe
Sonny's Famous Steaks
Amada
Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar
Morimoto
Fork
Spasso Italian Grill
Race Street Cafe
Suraya
Pizzeria Beddia
Kalaya Thai Market
Huda
nunu
Tradesman’s
Bistro La Baia
Isot Restaurant
Anastasi Seafood Restaurant
On Point Bistro
Moonshine Philly
Chubby's Cheesesteaks
Square 1682
Koreana
Fitz and Starts
John's Roast Pork
South Philly Barbacoa
South Street Diner
Talula's Garden
Honey's Sit N Eat
American Sardine Bar
Mixto
48th Street Grille
Pretty Girls Cook
Farina Pasta and Noodle
Tasteful Sensations Seafood and Soul Food
South
Rock N' Rolls Egg Rolls
Rhythm and Brunch
Max's Steaks
DiNic's Roast Pork Reading Terminal Market
Reading Terminal Market
Atiya Ola's Spirit First Foods
Spirit First Foods
Dibbs BBQ
Vernick Food and Drink
Parc
Friday Saturday Sunday
Vedge
Double Knot
Bud and Marilyn’s
Charlie Was a Sinner
The Continental Midtown
El Vez
Jones
Green Eggs Cafe
Crazy Sushi
Silk City Diner
Vedge
Bing Bing Dim Sum
Little Nonna’s
Crazy Sushi
Silk City Diner
Vedge
Bing Bing Dim Sum
Little Nonna’s
Nourish
Mari BYO
Pete's Place
Breakfast Den
Buna Cafe
The Wayward
Serpico
Pumpkin BYOB
Tattooed Mom
Honeys Sit N’ Eat
BAP
Rex 1516
Lorenzo and Sons
Sansom Kabob House
Oyster House
Pinefish
Luke's Lobster
Olde Bar
Devon Seafood Grill
Ocean Prime
Estia
Pearl's Oyster Bar
The Shake Seafood
Anastasi
Gallo's Seafood
Amazing Crab House
Pat’s King of Steaks
Geno’s Steaks
Tony Luke’s
Steve’s Prince of Steaks
John’s Roast Pork
Dalessandro's
Woodrow’s
Shank’s Original
Gooey Looie’s Deli
Jim’s Steaks
Larry's Steaks

In addition to a diverse number of neighborhoods, modern-day Philadelphia is a cultural hub, featuring immigrants from Asia, Latin America, Africa and other parts of the world.  Whether you’re discovering great dim sum, keeping your eyes peeled for delicious Cuban, or booking it for the best biryani you can find – it’s all in Philly.  You can typically find a bit of all of these at Philly’s multiple great food halls (in addition to the famous Reading Terminal Market, of course) – places like Chinatown Square, Franklin’s Table Food Hall and more. 

If you’re a sports fan, then you know Philadelphia fans are some of the most passionate in the country, whether they’re rooting for the 76’ers on the court, the Eagles on the field, the Union on the pitch, or the Phillies on the diamond.  Join up with them on game night at any of the great dining options near the stadium, or check out some of Philly’s incredible local microbreweries and catch a game on TV.  They’ve got more than Yuengling in this region of the country – microbreweries like Yards Brewing, Iron Hill, and Evil Genius have gotten distribution all across the East Coast.  Plus they have up and comers like Urban Village, Crime and Punishment, and Brewery ARS – all with great menus so you can fill up in more ways than one.  

Finally, we can’t talk about Philly without mentioning how many great institutes of higher education lie in the city limits – and how many great restaurants you can find near all of them.  Whether you’re in the suburbs by Bryn Mar and Villanova, or in-town by UPenn and Drexel, there are dozens of options for your next meal, college-budget and up!  Colleges like these keep Philadelphia young, vibrant and primed for the next great restaurant – and we’ll be ready to cover them all.  Discover the best in Philadelphia restaurants – no matter what your budget is – with our guides below!

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Fabulous Bottomless Brunch Spots in Philadelphia, PA 🥂

Great brunch spots in Philly are plentiful but for those who are looking for a bottomless brunch in the city of Brotherly Love, finding a great place to visit is a little trickier. So we have rounded up eight of the best brunch restaurants in Philly that you should try the next time you want the eggs and pancakes to be served up with a bottomless serving of brunch-style cocktails.

Philadelphia

8 Essential Sports Bars in Philadelphia

✅ Big screens  ✅ Cold beers ✅ and great wings. These are all essentials in a great sports bar, and Philadelphia is teeming with comfy spots where you can catch the game, enjoy a few drinks with friends and grab some delicious food. We have created a list of some of the top sports bars in Philadelphia to check out when you want the drinks cold, the food hot, and your favorite team on the big screen.

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7 Best Restaurants for Group Dining in Philadelphia

Whether it’s for a birthday celebration or to have a good meal with friends and family just because, going out to eat with a group of people you love is always a great time. Depending on the size of your party, it can be tough sometimes to find a place that will accommodate what you need. We’ve put together a list of places we love and we think you’ll love bringing your whole crew to. Here is a list of restaurants in Philadelphia that are great for dining with a group.

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12 of the Best Places to Get Pizza in Philadelphia

Pizza in Philadelphia proves that some cliches are true – even bad pizza is still really good. But this isn’t a list about bad pizzas. We’re talking about Philly’s BEST pizzas – pizzas so doughy, saucy, and cheesy that you’ll remember every bite. Plus we’re covering every style of pizza – from New York style to Roman Pizzas to Detroit style pies – all in the list below!

Philadelphia

Where To Get the Absolute Best Water Ice In Philly

You might be familiar with Italian ice if you are from outside Philly, but if you are a native of the city of brotherly love, you DEFINITELY know what Water Ice is because it’s a Philadelphia tradition, especially in the summertime. A cup of fruity, frosty, and and sweet melty ice water is all you need to cool off and make a hot summer day complete. Usually a combination of sweeteners, fruit, and ice blended to a smooth consistency, it’s a citywide tradition that lives on through all of our city’s amazing street vendors and water ice shops. Everyone has a unique recipe and technique for making Water Ice, and we’ve chronicled a few local takes here. Check out our picks for the best water ice in Philadelphia.

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Where to Eat Near the University Of Pennsylvania and Drexel University

Philadelphia boasts a diverse range of cuisines as a result of its rich and long history as well as its cultural diversity. It is gradually emerging as one of America’s leading food cities, especially as a city recognized for its exquisite cheesesteaks. And if you’re a student at UPenn or Drexel or perhaps visiting a friend/family member at Penn or Drexel, there are a wide range of dining options to choose from. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of Drexel and University of Pennsylvania adjacent restaurants where you may savor some of the most delectable cuisines that Philadelphia has to offer!

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How to Spend 48 Hours Eating Everything in Philadelphia

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Philadelphia? The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air being born and raised in West Philadelphia? Nick Foles, backup QB for the Eagles, running the trick play forever enshrined as the “Philly Special” against the Patriots in Super Bowl LII? Independence Hall, the birthplace of the […]

Philadelphia

Where To Find Sensational Soul Food Restaurants in Philadelphia

No matter where you live, there is no escaping the urge to occasionally partake in some delicious soul food. Even Philadelphia natives occasionally put down their cheesesteaks to enjoy some southern comfort. The City of Brotherly Love offers dozens of soul food restaurants, so we are here to provide some clarity. Here are the 12 best soul food restaurants in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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The 15 Top Italian Restaurants in Philadelphia, PA

Are you in Philly and craving some authentic Italian cuisine? Enjoy top chef coffee, pasta fritters, spaghetti, or some takeaway pizza at an Italian restaurant near you. Yes, Philadelphia has the second-largest Italian American community, with Bella Vista as its hub.

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Where to eat near Villanova University

College towns are known for having good restaurants near by, why you may ask? When families visit their baby at college they want to treat them to a good meal, fans travel near and far for sporting events and are always hungry before or after the game, and alumni come back and eat at their favorite spots to relive the glory days. Villanova University in Philadelphia is surrounded by great places to eat from Mexican, Asian, and Mediterranean, to classic American pubs. We’ve put together a list of restaurants with a range of cuisines for you to check out near VU.

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Best Tomato Pies in Philadelphia

Tomato pies are one of Philadelphia’s most famous specialties. Like Sicilian pizza, the tomato pies are usually baked in rectangular pans. You should expect a lightly golden and crispy crust square slice. Tomato pie is the perfect takeout option because it’s served at room temperature. It’s delicious when you get it and will also be great the following day. Philadelphia is the kind of city where people will line up for hours to get a piece of this sought-after pie. However, you can’t find the best tomato pie anywhere in the city. There are so many new pizzerias popping up every day. That is why we have this list of our favorite tomato pie spots around the city.

Do you LOVE vibrant, walkable cities with young people and students nearby?  Do you LOVE experimental microbreweries with a great atmosphere?  Do you LOVE food halls with dishes for any craving?  Do you LOVE a city with character, history and enough size to discover something new every day?  Then you’ll LOVE the City of Brotherly Love.